Paper Piecing Demo with Carl Hentsch

Carl Hentsch, author of New York Beauties & Flying Geese, shows you how to paper piece these stunning patterns! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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The Best Visual Guide to Patchwork & Quilting

So the title of our new book coming out in September is actually Visual Guide to Patchwork & Quilting. But after you get a look a everything that it covers (hint: A LOT), not to mention the detailed photos for every section, with tips and instructions from some of the best in the business (Harriet and [...]

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2020 Will Seem Like a Good Idea in Hindsight

Most handwork challenges posted online are for making small items. They are modest things, such as bags, cushions, needle cases, or pincushions. They are small, inexpensive to make, and the time commitment is manageable. They work because people can envision finishing and using them. As challenges, they are practical, doable projects with little fear factor [...]

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Quilting Row by Row

Excerpt from Quilting Row by Row: 27 Skill-Building Techniques by Jeanette White and Erin Hamilton. A few years ago, we made a beautiful row quilt with a group of students as a class. The group worked on one row a month, with the goal to finish the quilt by the end of the year. Many of our [...]

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Can These Blocks Be Saved?

Hi! I'm Rayna Gillman and if you know me, you know how I work. If not, you need to know that I ditched the patterns 30 years ago and have been working improvisationally (no patterns, no rules, and mostly, no rulers) since then. I never know what the result will be when I start playing (yes, my work is [...]

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I Am a Fussy Cutter

“I delight in cutting fabrics with intent—using prints and patterns to inject humor, boldness, and interest in my work. I love surprising people by using the unexpected and elevating novelty fabrics from something typically used in kids’ projects to components of sophisticated projects for adults. This is the lens through which I see my world. I am [...]

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Scrap Challenge of a Lifetime!

I am so very excited to introduce this exciting opportunity. You can have a quilt in the International Quilt Festival in Chicago in 2018! That’s right, and there are fun prizes to go along with this. We are rolling this out now, because believe it or not, 2018 is not far away. The deadline for your entry form [...]

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Choosing a T-Shirt Quilt Theme

Shortened book excerpt from The T-Shirt Book by Lindsay Conner and Carla Hegeman Crim: The theme may be very specific or reflect a broad mix of interests and activities or relate to a single time or place. The quilt can even tell a life story and include shirts from special events and activities of all kinds. Lindsay Conner Sports: [...]

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The Quilt Treasurer Tells Her Story

Lori Lee Triplett and Kay Triplett's new book, Pioneer Quilts, joins fictional pioneer Esther Heinzmann as she tells the tales of the prairie settler life… September 1867 This week, I’ve more than earned my nickname, Quilt Treasurer. The traveling peddler, or seller of quilts as I like to call him, came through our town again. He seems to visit [...]

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Quilted Architecture

In her fourth book, Fabulous Facades, Gloria Loughman turns her attention to architecture. Recreate your own real or imagined buildings in fabric, starting with small sections that are easy to work with. Use raw-edge appliqué to attach the sections to a base, and voilà, you’ve created your own masterpiece.  Learn the art of color and perspective while [...]

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