The Charlie kraft-tex Backpack

My blog roll is a fairly straightforward one. I don't want any surprises as I scroll through, so I try to limit stressful things (I avoid the political blogs and other deep-thinking sites). Basically I use it for eye candy and inspiration. It's pretty evenly split between cooking, general sewing, quilting, and fitness, with a little reality TV, other [...]

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Use Your Yardage with Betsy's Quilt!

Please enjoy this free project from Fantastic Stash Quilts by Joyce Dean Gieszler.Finished unit: 4˝ × 4˝ • Finished quilt: 64½˝ × 64½˝Betsy’s Quilt, 64½˝ × 64½˝, made by Joyce Dean Gieszler, quilted by Cheryl Ferris, 2014Materials The feature project uses yardage for a consistent colorway. For a scrappy version, see Betsy’s Scrappy Quilt. PINK 3/4 yard (includes [...]

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Trending on Pinterest

If you're like us, you love to discover new inspiration on Pinterest! If you are looking for new quilting or sewing patterns, free projects, a library of video tutorials, or decor ideas, be sure to follow us on Pinterest. We have it all! Here's what our Pinterest community is loving this month...Our top pinned products:Sewing To SellIf [...]

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Fairies Want to Share the Year with You!

Excerpt from: Magical Forest Fairy Crafts Through the Seasons: Make 25 Enchanting Forest Fairies, Gnomes & More from Simple Supplies by Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie. The forest has been busy since we wrote our first book, Forest Fairy Crafts. We continued to make magical fairies and crafts, and we learned that fairies love all the seasons and [...]

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Cuddle Fabric Is All the Rage

Wonderful, fuzzy cuddle fabric is all the rage. It’s soft, forgiving, and can be used for lots of different projects. If you keep a few tips and tricks in mind, it is the most wonderful fabric to work with. In Sew Cuddly, best-selling author Judith Gauthier teaches you how to: keep the fabric from stretching manage [...]

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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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