Making Improvisational Angled Stripes

Please enjoy the following excerpt from Artful Improv by Cindy Grisdela. Sew all seams with the fabric right sides together using a 1/4 ̋ seam allowance; then press the seams to one side. 1. Decide on your colors. Select 6 fabrics, including 4 or 5 that coordinate and 1 or 2 that contrast for spark. For this example, I used a warm analogous [...]

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Creating Stripes with Solids Demo

Learn how to create fun striped patterns using solid fabric with Maria Shell, author of Improv Patchwork.  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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The Joyful Stitching "Missing Chapter"

My new book, Joyful Stitching, has six free-form embroidery projects with step-by-step directions to create the designs. There is even a section on how to make 21 hand embroidery stitches. But did you know there is one chapter missing from the book? Sadly, the chapter (with the cheerful title Combinations Rock!) was dropped from the book due to lack of space. [...]

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Meet The Designer: Gailen Runge

We're thrilled to share our first video in our Meet The Designer series! Shop:Lucy's 3-in-1 kraft-tex Bag PatternThe 3-in-1 Kiki Bag PatternCharlie kraft•tex Backpack Pattern

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Auditioning Colors in the Design Process

From Jean Wells, author of Intuitive Color & Design, Updated 2nd Edition. As quilters, when we audition possible fabrics for projects, it is difficult to make a final decision until we actually see them interacting with each other. It is hard to tell what is going to work. For years, I have sewn together small (approximately 6 ½”) log cabin-like [...]

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How To Choose Fabric For Your One Block Wonder Quilts

We hope you enjoy the newest video on our YouTube channel! Click on the video below to watch!SHOP One-Block Wonders of The World >

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The History of Plus Sign Quilts

Excerpt from Modern Plus Sign Quilts: 16 Dynamic Projects, A Variety of Techniques by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander. Plus signs have been a universally appealing design in popular culture for over 100 years, forming some of the most recognizable logos in the world. There is no mistaking the logos of the American Red Cross and Swiss Army. Drawn [...]

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How The Rose Quilt Came About

When my sister Katie Pasquini-Masopust suggested that I write a mystery based in the quilting world, I was a little skeptical. Not because I couldn’t do it, but because I was comfortably retired, ready to read the books I wanted, listen to the music I liked, and watch old movies that interested me. My idea of [...]

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Color Confidence

Intuitive Color & Design, Updated 2nd Edition: Adventures in Art Quilting by Jean Wells As I was setting the table for the holidays, I unpacked my Color Work Table Runner that I love to put out for my holiday decorating. It reminded me of what a fun class it is to teach, as the students quickly discover how well the various [...]

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How to Piece Partial Seams with Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Learn how to get a stunning herringbone effect in this partial seams tutorial from Victoria Findlay Wolfe and her new book Modern Quilt Magic!

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