Fashion Sewing Mistakes to Avoid Making

Photo from The Savvy SeamstressOne of the hottest fashion trends for 2018 isn’t a new coat shape or style of shoe; it is sewing. The Fortune Magazine Investor's Guide found that sewing is one of the most promising hobbies, so millions of Americans (as well as their children!) are picking the hobby up. This is very [...]

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Pot Holders for Every Week of the Year

Popular author Kim Schaefer (Calendar Quilts and Calendar Runners) shares simple, whimsical appliqué hot pad designs in her signature style in 52 Playful Pot Holders to Appliqué. Choose your theme: holiday, kitchen, animals, and more . . . Choose your shape: square, round, or oval. Have some fun while making gifts for housewarmings, weddings, bridal showers, and [...]

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Get a Taste of Wool Appliqué with a Free Project

Please enjoy this fun, free project taken from A New Dimension in Wool Appliqué—Baltimore Album Style by Deborah Gale Tirico.Red Majesty PincushionLEVEL: Intermediate FINISHED SIZE: 4˝ diameter, 2 1/2˝ highPincushions have long been a sewing basket staple. All stitchers, from dressmakers to quilters, need a hearty pincushion by their side. And felted wool is the perfect [...]

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Paint Brush Stitch-Along

Need a little break from it all? Why not slow down and join me as we stitch this sweet little paint brush for fun. It is hand embroidered on wool using techniques from my new book, Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery. [...]

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Introducing Free-Motion Framework

Excerpted from the introduction of Free-Motion Framework: 10 Innovative Wholecloth Quilt Designs • 8 Skill-Building Lessons by Jen Eskridge.The quilts in this book are designed purely as a quilting skill-builder exercise that happens to produce a wholecloth quilt. The projects finish about 40” square. I found that being able to finish a project increases your confidence [...]

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Use Your Yardage with an Interweave Quilt

Please enjoy this fun, free project taken from Use Your Yardage: 13 Stash-Busting Quilts from Top Designers by C&T Publishing.InterweaveFinished Quilt: 60 1/2" x 82 1/2" Finished Blocks: Block A: 6" × 6", Block B: 6" × 4", Block C: 6" × 5"Designed and pieced by Kim Schaefer; quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.A [...]

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kraft-tex University: Class 1

Welcome to kraft-tex University! Learn the basics of kraft-tex in today's video...

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Four-Patch Easy Stack Blocks

Excerpt from Easy Stack Quilts: Fast, Fun & Fabulous Kaleidoscope Quilts for Fabric Lovers by Paula Doyle. Four-Patch BlocksThis is the simplest and most versatile of the Easy Stack blocks to make. Each set of four squares will give you four design options to play with before you piece the block.Arrangement 1Arrangement 2Arrangement 3Arrangement 4This double-size quilt was made [...]

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Around and Round Quilt from I Love Precut Quilts!

Please enjoy this fun, free project taken from I Love Precut Quilts! 16 Fast, Fun Projects • Use Jelly Rolls, Charm Squares, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters & More by Tricia Lynn Maloney.Around and RoundFinished block: 4 1/2" × 4 1/2"Finished quilt: 49 1/2" × 58 1/2"Skill level: Beginner 49 1/2" × 58 1/2", designed and made [...]

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Modern Plus Sign Quilts Pillow Project

We, Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander, are so excited to join the family of Stash authors and share our love of the plus sign quilts—with you. The plus sign is a timeless design, having adorned quilts and been used in logos for more than a century. In our book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, we share a modern take [...]

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