Interview with Felicia Brenoe

Please welcome, Felicia Brenoe, author of My Cozy Village and The Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest, to the blog today! Read on for an in-depth, insightful interview with this amazing artist.  Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration? All over the place! Often it is in color combinations in nature. Sometimes it is an interior in a home. My [...]

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Make Every Scrap Count Pincushion

Today we're sharing a free project from Riel Nason's popular and inspiring book, Modern Selvage Quilting! Read on for project instructions.  Finished Size: 4 1/2˝ × 4 1/2˝  Technique: Overlap Method Keep this little pincushion in your sewing room as the perfect reminder to save your selvages. It features just the numbered dots for a great, graphic look.  Materials Tip: This pincushion is the [...]

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How I Got Hooked on Quilting

Hi! I’m Cindy Grisdela, author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free-Motion Quilting, and I’d like to share with you how I got hooked on quilting in general and improv quilting in particular. I started sewing when I was about ten and my mother decided I was old enough to trust with her beloved Singer. Mom [...]

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Interview with John Kubiniec

Today, we're counting ourselves lucky to be able to share an inspirational interview with John Kubiniec, author of A New Spin on Drunkard's Path. We already love his work, and this interview just gives us even more reasons to love him! Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration? The quilters who have gone before me. I really [...]

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Interview with Donna di Natale

We're so excited to share an exclusive interview with Donna di Natale, the author of many popular Kansas City Star Quilts books, including Anna's Quilt, Prized Quilts, and Stitches in Rhyme. Read on to learn all about her quilting inspiration and philosophy! Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration? Magazines from the early 1900s. I love to [...]

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kraft-tex and Stencil Girl Blog Tour

Congratulations to Kathleen H, winner of this giveaway! Welcome to the Stencil Girl and kraft-tex blog tour! We teamed up with the great team over at Stencil Girl to provide kraft-tex and stencils to ten amazing designers and let them loose to see what they would come up with, and boy did they deliver! Over here at C&T [...]

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Sew an Arrow-Dynamic Quilt from Quilts for Scrap Lovers

Finished Block: 28" x 28". Finished Quilt: 84 1/2" x 84 1/2".  I used a monochromatic theme for each block in this quilt (orange, red, navy, and turquoise), which allowed me to achieve a very cohesive pattern and appearance using some very odd scrap fabrics. I used solid white Kona Cotton for the background. The inside [...]

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with your family, partner, kids, or friends, who can resist a perfectly sweet stitched project? We've rounded up some of our favorite lovey-dovey quilts and projects to get you in the mood for love (and sewing)! With its classic hearts, Xs, and Os, this February quilt from Kim Schaefer's Calendar Quilts would [...]

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Tackle Curves with These Free Projects!

Afraid of curves? You shouldn’t be. With a little practice they are really very easy to sew and can give you a lot of design options. I once was afraid of curves, but I overcame that fear and now I love them. Here are two quick and easy patterns featuring Drunkard’s Path Blocks—it’s the same block [...]

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The Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest Blog Tour Kickoff

Welcome to the blog tour for The Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest, Felicia Brenoe's new book! We're so excited to have you here. To celebrate the release of Felicia's book, ten bloggers have joined for what promises to be an inspiring tour with plenty of exciting giveaways, including books, fabric, and more. See the lineup below! 2/10 Friday C&T Publishing 2/13 [...]

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