Get Ready to Weave kraft-tex!

Excerpt from Charlie kraft•tex® Backpack Pattern by Gailen RungeThis pattern is all about the preparation, with much of the work done to individual components before final assembly. That makes this a great project to do in stages. (Of course, if you’re impatient like me, you can stitch it all in one sitting.) Once you have the [...]

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Embroidery Beginnings

Please enjoy Christen Brown's story of her embroidery beginnings, taken from The Embroidery Book. Detail of my vintage quilt made by Mrs. OlsonAt an early age I fell in love with fiber, quilts, clothing, and dolls. My bed was covered with stuffed animals that my mom had made. The bedcover, a hand-pieced crazy quilt by Mrs. Olson (a neighbor [...]

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Angular Momentum

Please enjoy this peek inside Fabricadabra—Simple Quilts, Complex Fabric: Discover the Hidden Potential in Your Stash by Paula Nadelstern. ANGULAR MOMENTUM, designed and pieced by Paula Nadelstern, quilted by Elizabeth Rosenberg, 36 ̋ × 361/2 ̋, 2015The 1/4 ̋ strips of stained-glass fabric adjoining each long horizontal silk strip in the middle add a feisty twinkle, but their initial [...]

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The NEW Ladies' Art Company Block Tool

Good news: C&T Publishing has updated and expanded the Ladies’ Art Company Block Tool! Inside this reference guide, you’ll find updated block pages, each including a chart with the size of the cut pieces needed to make each block in five different sizes. We have even added project patterns for each of the 110 blocks!The projects include table toppers, [...]

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Puzzles, Challenges, and Games (Oh My)

Got a good logic problem? Count me in!It all started when we were looking for a fun follow-up to our best-selling puzzle book Happy Quilter Word Search—Volume 1. Would volume 2 be more word searches? What else could we do? It turns out that quilters like word games. And so do I! (I am a quilter after all.) So what [...]

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How to Feed Tricky Substrates Through Your Printer

Please enjoy these handy tips on how to print photos, illustrations, and more on all kinds of substrates, to up your art quilt game! These tips are taken from Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art.You can print one photo on two substrates, such as in this example of handmade paper, top and cloth on bottom.Thick SubstratesIn general, [...]

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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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