New, Easy-to-Make Christmas Projects

If you’re looking for something new and easy-to-make for Christmas, Mary Hertel has the projects for you. Included in Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas are eight super-easy projects that you make with any of sixteen adorable paper-pieced blocks. Any block works with any project—how great is that? Mary has a time-saving technique for paper piecing with [...]

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Quilts for Fall

No matter how you celebrate the fall, best-selling author Kim Schaefer has you covered in her new book, Festive Fall Quilts. In her signature style, she gives us quilts for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just to celebrate the colors of the season.  I love her googly-eyed spiders. And her goofy pumpkins. Her pieced and appliquéd Autumn Splendor captures the color [...]

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The Hex Factor

Squares, rectangles, and blocks are nice. Everyone loves blocks. But once in a while a quilter might wonder—what if the block had more sides? Perhaps even six sides? Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw lets the squares take a break and brings hexagons, triangles, and diamonds out to play. I love that Emily encourages quilters to [...]

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Make a Classic Skirt for Your Doll with This Free Project!

This free project comes from Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18" Dolls. Enjoy! The A-line skirt is a classic style that will never be out of fashion—a staple in any doll’s closet. The scalloped hem gives this skirt a fresh, modern look. This sweet little skirt will be perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a [...]

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Beautiful and Functional Organizers

One of the aspects I enjoy most about sewing is the ability to create objects that are both beautiful and functional. Since I seem to endlessly acquire all of those sewing notions that promise to make my life easier, I also appear to be in constant need of organizing solutions to store them all! When I created the projects [...]

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Starry Night in Embroidery

As C&T's Publisher, I have been traveling quite a bit this year and going on flights of five hours or more. I was looking for a project I could do while traveling, and I needed a plan for my April and May trips to keep me busy and pass the time. I love listening [...]

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Entering Shows, A Road Map

This is the second part in an ongoing series on entering shows from Leni Levenson Wiener, the author of Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook. You can read the first part here. Now that you have decided to start entering shows, here are some helpful hints. There are several different kinds of shows. In this post I will address calls for entry (when [...]

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Seasons of Wool Appliqué Folk Art: Through Many Lenses

When I first began this journey into book writing, I knew that an integral part of the final publication would be the photographs; this is no small task, and requires close teamwork. While working on Seasons of Wool Applique Folk Art , I had to compile my list of atmosphere photos as well as the staged and flat shots [...]

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Color-Change Binding Video Tutorial

Learn Joyce Dean Gieszler's fantastic color-change binding technique, then check out her book, Fantastic Stash Quilts, for even more cool techniques! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Travel Across America with Row by Row

I am excited about my new C&T book,  Color by Number Travel Across America Coloring Book! This is a coloring book with the added bonus of a color chart and numbers to allow you to color by number. You will enjoy all 50 US states and five popular national parks. Each page is plain on the back to avoid bleeding [...]

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