Decorating for the Changing Seasons

I love designing and decorating for the changing seasons, and Halloween and fall have always been favorites. I haven’t written a fall book before, so I really enjoyed designing the projects for Festive Fall Quilts. The book has a variety of projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the entire fall season. There are lap quilts, wall quilts, [...]

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Join the Quilt Traditions Quilt-Along!

You read that right! Devon Lavigne, the author of Quilt Traditions, has partnered with Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts to run a quilt-along for the Potion quilt from her new book. Potion is a pieced quilt measuring 69 inches by 81 inches. The quilt-along will have four parts, each with its own instructional videos and downloadable reference documents, [...]

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Being Serious About Being a Serious Artist

Once you make the decision to take your art more seriously, you need to know your destination before you can set your path. What do you most want to achieve as an artist? Do you need to make money from your art? Do you want to sell your work or do commissions? Sell at crafts [...]

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Amazing Pioneer Quilts from the Poos Collection

Do you want a sneak peek into a privately owned collection of amazing pioneer quilts from the Poos Collection? In addition to the plethora of interesting historical facts and photos about the pioneers' journey west, Pioneer Quilts is about the amazing quilts made by and for them. The gallery of 30 intriguing quilts will inspire you and [...]

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Videos from Robin Vizzone

Robin Vizzone, the author of Robin Vizzone's Peculiar Primitives—A Collection of Eclectic Projects, is skilled at dollmaking, dyeing, wool appliqué, blackwork, and so much more! Luckily for us, she's started a YouTube channel where she shares detailed tutorials on the techniques she uses in her book. In her first video, Robin shows us how to needle sculpt [...]

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Sewing with Triangles Video Tutorial

Learn how Rebecca Bryan sews the stunning triangle quilts in her new book, Modern Triangle Quilts! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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New, Easy-to-Make Christmas Projects

If you’re looking for something new and easy-to-make for Christmas, Mary Hertel has the projects for you. Included in Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas are eight super-easy projects that you make with any of sixteen adorable paper-pieced blocks. Any block works with any project—how great is that? Mary has a time-saving technique for paper piecing with [...]

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Quilts for Fall

No matter how you celebrate the fall, best-selling author Kim Schaefer has you covered in her new book, Festive Fall Quilts. In her signature style, she gives us quilts for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just to celebrate the colors of the season.  I love her googly-eyed spiders. And her goofy pumpkins. Her pieced and appliquéd Autumn Splendor captures the color [...]

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The Hex Factor

Squares, rectangles, and blocks are nice. Everyone loves blocks. But once in a while a quilter might wonder—what if the block had more sides? Perhaps even six sides? Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw lets the squares take a break and brings hexagons, triangles, and diamonds out to play. I love that Emily encourages quilters to [...]

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Make a Classic Skirt for Your Doll with This Free Project!

This free project comes from Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18" Dolls. Enjoy! The A-line skirt is a classic style that will never be out of fashion—a staple in any doll’s closet. The scalloped hem gives this skirt a fresh, modern look. This sweet little skirt will be perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a [...]

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