Interview with Annette Plog

Annette Plog, author of True Blue Quilts, graciously answered some questions for C&T, sharing her inspiration, her favorite project, and so much more.  Where do you find your quilting inspirations?  I love to look at antique quilts in state quilt documentation books for inspiration. I also love Pinterest. Who has inspired you lately?  I am always inspired by the talented [...]

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Ginko Bed Runner from Casey York

I love bed runners. They’re a great quilted project to dress up your bed without having to make a full-size quilt. Moreover, their smaller size makes them easier to quilt. If you wish to make a full quilt, simply follow the placement diagram but enlarge the background fabric to measure the final quilt size. Finished size: [...]

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Painting on Quilts Demo with Deborah Boschert

Watch author Deborah Boschert share her tips and techniques for painting on quilts in the video below! Then get more amazing techniques for art quilt success in her book, Art Quilt Collage.  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Our Authors' Must-Have Tools!

We asked a whole bunch of our authors: What is the one tool or notion you can’t live without? Here are their answers!Trish Preston (author of Because I Love You Sew): Rotary cutter. Every time I teach a class, I recommend a cutting mat and rotary cutter because they make cutting out any project so much easier. My [...]

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Make It: DIY Infinity Scarf

Please enjoy this free project from #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) Sew & Style. The author, Angela Lan, is one styling teen, and she walks you through making an infinity scarf, from choosing fabric to how to wear it. If you asked whether I prefer a traditional scarf or an infinity scarf, I would most definitely say [...]

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Design Guides Video Demo with Deborah Boschert

In the video below, Deborah Boschert, author of Art Quilt Collage, walks you through some of her simple-to-use design guides for getting started on an art quilt! Follow her guidance and you'll be making quilts like the one below in no time at all. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Dream Season

Here’s a common refrain: California doesn’t have seasons. And while that’s more or less true depending on the region, we certainly aspire to the “look” with an overabundance of decorations for each holiday.  Rebekah Smith, the author of Seasons of Wool Appliqué Folk Art, puts more than the “look” in her projects. There’s charm, there’s comfort, and [...]

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Get a Peek Inside Shape by Shape Collection 2 in This Video!

Learn why Angela thinks Shape by Shape, Collection 2 might just be her best book yet in the video below! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Peek Inside Sew Home with Erin Schlosser!

Watch the video below and let Erin Schlosser share her design philosophy and some of the beautiful projects you'll learn how to make with her book, Sew Home! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Free Project: Fields and Fences

This quilt is a variation of the traditional Rail Fence pattern, which is one of the simplest and quickest quilts that you can make. Each block is made up of strips that run in the same direction. You create an overall design by turning the blocks so that the strips run either horizontally or vertically.The [...]

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