Introducing True Blue Quilts

Hello! My name is Annette Plog, and I have a passion for quilts.  True Blue Quilts was written to give the reader a little history of blue textiles throughout the 19 th century, as well as inspiration to create their own blue quilts. Reproducing antique quilts from the 1800s can be a challenge, but it is also very rewarding. I love hunting for [...]

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Interview with Rebekah L. Smith

Rebekah Smith is the author of best-selling Wool Appliqué Folk Art and upcoming Seasons of Wool Appliqué Folk Art. She's a wonderful wool worker, but she also paints furniture, stencils, and murals in the style of early American folk art. What’s your favorite project that you’ve made?This was a project that was a year in the making. It [...]

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Free Project: Cotton Candy Pillow

Please enjoy this free project from Dresden Carnival! A visit to the fair isn’t complete without some cotton candy. Picture the cotton candy as it swirls around the cone in subtle gradations from dark to light. This combination of colors and swirling shapes makes a dynamic pillow. MATERIALS Medium pink: 3 pieces 1⁄8 yard or fat eighths Medium-dark red: 3 pieces 1⁄8 [...]

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No Scrap Left Behind Is Finally Here!

No Scrap Left Behind has been a long time in the making. I’m excited to finally share it with the world! Back in 2011, right after Cheryl Arkison and I completed writing our book, Sunday Morning Quilts, I was at a small quilt retreat with a few friends. Tag lines were given out to each of the members during the weekend. [...]

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Author's Quilt on Display in Beatrix Potter's Home

Planning a visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's farmhouse, today a historic home and museum in Cumbria? Well, now when you tour the lovingly preserved home, you'll get to see a beautiful quilt created by none other than Michele Hill, author of Stitching with Beatrix Potter! Michele tells us the whole story below.  Because of my love [...]

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Interview with Tamsin Harvey

We're so excited to share today's interview with Tamsin Harvey, author of Constantinople Quilts and Iznik Garden Quilts and owner of the Berrima Patchwork quilt shop in Australia.  What’s your favorite project that you’ve made? I have to say that the quilt Istanbul from my book Constantinople Quilts is my favorite quilt. This quilt was hand appliquéd by a cousin who I [...]

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Free Project: Fabric Storage Boxes

Enjoy this free project from Sandra Clemons' Scrap Patchwork! These fabric boxes are great! They can be used for storing stash or scrap fabric. The color of each box represents the colors of the scraps inside. I used Mochi Dot Linen by Moda, because it comes in many colors. Fabric storage box: 9½˝ × 12½˝ × 9½˝ TIP: Mix-and-match [...]

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Interview with Riel Nason

Riel Nason is the author of popular Modern Selvage Quilting and the upcoming book, Sew a Modern Halloween. In this interview, she opens up about writing and quilting to C&T.  What was your favorite part of the book writing or production process? I really enjoyed writing the introduction and opening sections of my books. I love writing and wanted [...]

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How I Started Stained Glass Quilting

Back in the mid 1990s, one of my brothers asked if I would make a stained glass–style quilt for his church's meeting room. I said, "Sure!" I was game to try a new genre in quilting. Then he said, "It needs to be 12' x 17'." (Yes, feet.) I agreed anyways, and that was my introduction [...]

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Dream Believers

"The purpose of my art is to inspire living from the heart. I want to create in a way that celebrates life in the most intimate and precious ways possible, for ourselves and for each other." ~Laurel Burch You can feel the passion and love in an artist when you discover saved piles of love notes, quotes, [...]

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