Fast and Fun Projects to Paper Piece

Hello! I am Mary Hertel, and I design paper pieced patterns. My book, Cute & Clever Totes, has just arrived, and I am super excited to share it with you! Included in the book are sixteen whimsical paper-pieced blocks that can be added to six tote styles. These totes can be used for just about any occasion. Not only [...]

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Primitive Charm

A hand-sewn, well-worn bird resting on your mantelpiece can, all at once, remind visitors of childhood holidays at a grandparent’s home, while also creating new points of memory for kids. When I think of the Christmases spent at my aunt’s house, I remember the quilts hanging on her walls and the small crafty decorations lining [...]

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Free Puzzle from Happy Quilter Word Search

We love Pat Yamin's addictive word search book, Happy Quilter Word Search, so today we're happy to share with you a free downloadable puzzle from her book! You can download the "Where's the Needle?" puzzle seen above right here. Print it out and share with friends—happy word searching! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Use Scraps, Make Space

Have you ever thought, “It sure would be nice to have that corner back for the ficus”? This could be a plant. Photo by Judy Gauthier. But no. Instead, the corner is dedicated to all those lovely, beautiful scraps of fabric you just couldn’t part with—and now you don’t have to. In Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers, author [...]

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Excerpt from Stitching with Beatrix Potter

Please enjoy the short excerpt from Stitching with Beatrix Potter by Michele Hill below! “Helen Beatrix Potter was born at Bolton Gardens, London, on 28th July 1866, the first child of Helen and Rupert Potter. Beatrix wrote, aged 75, that even though she and her brother, Bertram, were born in London–'our interests and our joy were in the [...]

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Interview with Nicole Mallalieu

Today we have a fantastic interview with pattern designer and garment sewist  Nicole Mallalieu, who has written The Better Bag Maker. She also has a new book coming up in Fall 2017, all about how to make professional adjustments to your favorite clothing patterns. It's called The Savvy Seamstress—keep an eye out for it! What was your favorite [...]

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A Blue Thread of History

All quilts have a story. With each stitch, their makers imbue the spirit of care, creativity, and warmth into their seams. But, like points on a history book timeline, quilts can also showcase the evolution of fabrics and trends—while telling the stories of quilters’ lives.In True Blue Quilts, Annette Plog honors these stories. Part project book, part [...]

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In the Studio with Angela Walters

Learn how you can take your quilting to the next level with Angela Walter's expert guidance!  Pick up a copy of In the Studio with Angela Walters today by clicking on the cover below. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Pantone has announced their 2017 color of the year: Greenery! As they say in their announcement, "Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew... A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality." Personal passions such [...]

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Interview with Diana Richards

Just in time for Christmas, we have an exclusive interview with Diana Richards, one of the authors of Windy City Christmas. Read on to learn about Diana's inspiration, favorite colors, sewing journey, and more! Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration? Everywhere! I see it in architecture, gardens, vintage clothing, antique and salvage shops, postcards, and a [...]

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