Free Project: Kaleidoscope Pincushion

Please enjoy this fun, free project from Make Pincushions! This project is by Jeni Baker.  FINISHED SIZE: 5˝ × 5˝ Most sewists can never have enough pincushions, even with five or six at the ready. For Kaleidoscope Pincushion, a Nine-Patch block was altered to become something fresh and different. Materials and Supplies SOLID FABRIC SCRAPS: 18 squares 2˝ × 2˝ BACKING [...]

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Piecing Curves Tutorial Video with John Kubiniec

John Kubieniec, author of A New Spin on Drunkard's Path and curved piecer extraordinaire, walks you through piecing curves, from machine settings to needles to the final stitch! Once you've mastered the art of curved piecing, quilts like the one below will be a snap to make!

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What's New in the Second Edition of Intuitive Color & Design?

With inspiring photos, tools and techniques for design and construction, and stimulating assignments, Intuitive Color & Design, Updated Second Edition is bound to get your creative juices flowing while challenging you to expand your creative horizons. No matter where you are on your artistic journey, join Jean Wells and learn to see the environment around you in [...]

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Modern Triangle Quilts Blog Tour

Welcome to the Modern Triangle Quilts blog tour! Instead of the typical book tour blog hop, Rebecca Bryan thought it would be fun to do something different. She decided to make a charity bee quilt with blocks donated by some of her favorite designers. She asked them to each send her at least one block [...]

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Artful Improv Demo Video with Cindy Grisdela

Let Cindy Grisdela walk you through her Artful Improv process in the video below! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Simple Quilt, Beautiful Fabric

One of the things I love about simple quilts is the opportunity to let beautiful fabric do all the talking. Of course, it does not get any simpler than a basic block quilt—and that's exactly where I begin in my book, Charm School—18 Quilts from 5'' Squares. This quilt design is called Modern Basic and uses [...]

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Introducing True Blue Quilts

Hello! My name is Annette Plog, and I have a passion for quilts.  True Blue Quilts was written to give the reader a little history of blue textiles throughout the 19 th century, as well as inspiration to create their own blue quilts. Reproducing antique quilts from the 1800s can be a challenge, but it is also very rewarding. I love hunting for [...]

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Interview with Rebekah L. Smith

Rebekah Smith is the author of best-selling Wool Appliqué Folk Art and upcoming Seasons of Wool Appliqué Folk Art. She's a wonderful wool worker, but she also paints furniture, stencils, and murals in the style of early American folk art. What’s your favorite project that you’ve made?This was a project that was a year in the making. It [...]

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Free Project: Cotton Candy Pillow

Please enjoy this free project from Dresden Carnival! A visit to the fair isn’t complete without some cotton candy. Picture the cotton candy as it swirls around the cone in subtle gradations from dark to light. This combination of colors and swirling shapes makes a dynamic pillow. MATERIALS Medium pink: 3 pieces 1⁄8 yard or fat eighths Medium-dark red: 3 pieces 1⁄8 [...]

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No Scrap Left Behind Is Finally Here!

No Scrap Left Behind has been a long time in the making. I’m excited to finally share it with the world! Back in 2011, right after Cheryl Arkison and I completed writing our book, Sunday Morning Quilts, I was at a small quilt retreat with a few friends. Tag lines were given out to each of the members during the weekend. [...]

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