Adorable Unicorn Quilt Labels: Free Download

Have you made your own Magical Unicorn Quilt yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Here at C&T we can't get enough of this bright and beautiful appliqué, so we were thrilled when Becky Goldsmith announced she had found a way to add even more unicorns to our life: unicorn quilt labels.You can download these [...]

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Free Tunic Tutorial!

Please enjoy this fun, free tutorial taken from The Tunic Bible: One Pattern, Interchangeable Pieces, Ready-to-Wear Results! by Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr.This tutorial will help you embellish a ready-made tunic, and the book includes patterns and instructions for mix-and-match collars, neck plackets, and sleeves for an endless variety of professional, store-quality tops.Applying Mitered Corner [...]

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The Savvy Seamstress Blog Tour Kickoff!

We are so excited today to be the first stop on The Savvy Seamstress blog and Instagram tour extravaganza! If you haven't yet heard of The Savvy Seamstress or its amazing author, Nicole Mallalieu of You Sew Girl!, you're in for a treat; if you have, then you're already getting excited.The Savvy Seamstress is the latest [...]

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The Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts

Excerpt from The Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts by Lynn Schmitt of A Different Box of Crayons. So where do I find inspiration? In a world so rich in visual treasure, maybe the better question is where do I not? It surrounds us every day. With this book, I hope to inspire you and enable you [...]

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Little Cabin Floor Quilt

Please enjoy this fun, free project taken from Stripe Quilts Made Modern: 12 Bold & Beautiful Projects • Tips & Tricks for Working with Striped Fabrics by Lauren S. Palmer. Little Cabin Floor QuiltLEVEL: Easy FINISHED BLOCK: 7½˝ × 7½˝A shout-out to My Old Kentucky Home. Inspired by geometric floor tiles, these simple quilt blocks are arranged [...]

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Fashion Sewing Mistakes to Avoid Making

Photo from The Savvy SeamstressOne of the hottest fashion trends for 2018 isn’t a new coat shape or style of shoe; it is sewing. The Fortune Magazine Investor's Guide found that sewing is one of the most promising hobbies, so millions of Americans (as well as their children!) are picking the hobby up. This is very [...]

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Pot Holders for Every Week of the Year

Popular author Kim Schaefer (Calendar Quilts and Calendar Runners) shares simple, whimsical appliqué hot pad designs in her signature style in 52 Playful Pot Holders to Appliqué. Choose your theme: holiday, kitchen, animals, and more . . . Choose your shape: square, round, or oval. Have some fun while making gifts for housewarmings, weddings, bridal showers, and [...]

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Get a Taste of Wool Appliqué with a Free Project

Please enjoy this fun, free project taken from A New Dimension in Wool Appliqué—Baltimore Album Style by Deborah Gale Tirico.Red Majesty PincushionLEVEL: Intermediate FINISHED SIZE: 4˝ diameter, 2 1/2˝ highPincushions have long been a sewing basket staple. All stitchers, from dressmakers to quilters, need a hearty pincushion by their side. And felted wool is the perfect [...]

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Paint Brush Stitch-Along

Need a little break from it all? Why not slow down and join me as we stitch this sweet little paint brush for fun. It is hand embroidered on wool using techniques from my new book, Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery. [...]

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Introducing Free-Motion Framework

Excerpted from the introduction of Free-Motion Framework: 10 Innovative Wholecloth Quilt Designs • 8 Skill-Building Lessons by Jen Eskridge.The quilts in this book are designed purely as a quilting skill-builder exercise that happens to produce a wholecloth quilt. The projects finish about 40” square. I found that being able to finish a project increases your confidence [...]

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