How to Press Hexagons with Emily Breclaw

Let Emily Breclaw show you the best way to press seams when sewing with hexagons—then learn even more in her book, Adventures in Hexagons! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Make a Quick Baby Quilt with This Free Project!

Taken from Make Baby Quilts, this little quilt is sure to be loved by babies and their parents. Diagonal strips, further emphasized by diagonal quilting lines, make a lively design. Designed and made by Sweetwater; machine quilted by Michelle Odle FINISHED QUILT: 36 1/2 ̋ × 42 ̋ FINISHED BLOCK: 5 1/2 ̋ × 5 1/2 Materials FABRIC FOR BLOCKS: 40 different prints, each cut [...]

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Fabulous Facades—New Book Release

My latest book, Fabulous Facades, has just been released by C&T Publishing. Combining my love of architecture and textiles, I set out to capture in fabric many of the buildings that have a story to tell. From crumbling structures that have been exposed to the elements of weather and time to recent designs [...]

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Cat Paws Quilt Pattern

Cat Paws Quilt was inspired by my book, New York Beauties & Flying Geese, and uses the templates included in the book. It features Tabby Road by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics and finishes at 40'' x 50''.  Materials 16 assorted fat quarters 3 large-scale print fat quarters to fussy cut 1/4 yard each of 13 different solids 3/8 yard strip for binding 2 [...]

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Tiny Friends Coloring Book Page

Break out the colored and pencils and stretch your creative muscles: we've got a treat for you today! This adorable coloring book page, full of tiny, pretty clothes to color however you like, comes from Tiny Friends Coloring Book, and you can download this free page right here! We hope you enjoy! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Learn How to Cut & Piece Without a Ruler with Jean Wells

In this video, Jean Wells shares her technique for cutting without a ruler, then piecing those imperfect strips together! Learn even more in her book, Intuitive Color & Design, Updated 2nd Edition. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Improv Patchwork Blog Tour Kickoff!

Hello C&T blog readers! Happy day! This is the first day of the ten-day blog hop for Improv Patchwork: Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape written by yours truly, Maria Shell, and published by C&T Publishing. This is my first book! It has been a long, good journey, and I am super glad to be sharing the end result with [...]

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Joyful Daily Stitching

Excerpt from the introduction of Joyful Daily Stitching, Seam by Seam: Complete Guide to 500 Embroidery-Stitch Combinations, Perfect for Crazy Quilting by Valerie Bothell Joyful Embellishments, 41˝ × 41˝, by Valerie Bothell, 2017 Several years ago, I went through a fairly tough time and decided to challenge myself by making a crazy quilt in which every seam would have [...]

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Peek Inside Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Check out all the amazing projects Mary Hertel packed into Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Get Creative with Caitlin's 3-in-1 kraft-tex Bag Pattern!

I designed the Caitlin bag to be a versatile, easy-to-sew bag that showcases one of my favorite materials: kraft•tex! There are three basic styles in the pattern, with three different ways to wear the bag, and the options for personalizing it are endless. Going for a durable, casual look? Try the Natural kraft•tex with denim. [...]

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