I Love Precut Quilts! Blog Hop Kickoff

Greetings! My name is Tricia Maloney and I'm the author of the new C&T book,  I Love Precut Quilts! I'm here today to invite you to come along with me on a super fun quilt blog hop from January 30th to February 3rd to celebrate my new book. WHAT'S A BLOG HOP? A blog hop is a group of bloggers [...]

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A Subtle Spooky

Well—I never thought I’d appreciate a chic, understated Halloween.The spookiest of holidays usually stands for crazy costumes and spiderwebs crossing over every surface. But as Riel Nason says in her new book, Sew a Modern Halloween, it may be the right time to leave the preschool party behind.That’s not to say tacky Halloween shindigs don’t have their [...]

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Interview with Thom Atkins

Today we're getting an inside perspective from the author of Beading Artistry for Quilts, Thom Atkins! You can see more of Thom's breathtaking quilts over on his website, thomatkins.com. What projects are you working on right now? I try to work on one quilt at a time ... that way I don't have to keep changing hats. I'm currently [...]

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I Want These!

Instead of writing this blog post, I texted my mom saying I have to make these. Instead of writing this blog post, I sat here slowly clicking through each project and muttering, “Oh my gosh. So cute!” more times than I’d ever dare to admit. Instead of writing this blog post, I went ahead and started [...]

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Free Project from Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects

Sew a bright and funky sewing pouch with these instructions from Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects! Finished size: 5˝ × 10˝.FABRIC AND SUPPLIES •  Small scraps at least 5˝ square for the crazy design •  1 piece of foundation fabric 9˝ × 13˝ •  2 pieces of lining fabric each 9˝ x13˝ •  1 piece of backing fabric 9˝ × 13˝ •  2 pieces [...]

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Boxes and Pouches and Totes, Oh My!

Finding a bag, tote, or organizer that fits your style can be difficult. Often a piece fulfills your needs in one aspect but falls short in another, leaving you to sacrifice function for looks (or vice versa).This frustration was what inspired me to take up sewing: I was tired of going to department stores only [...]

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The Freedom of Appliqué!

Disclaimer: This post contains the opinions of an appliqué lover. Felicia Brenoe is the author of popular appliqué pattern pack  My Cozy Village and her new book on appliqué, The Quiltmaker's Butterfly Forest, came out in December 2016. “You know,” a fellow quilt designer said to me over dinner one night. “Only about twenty percent of quilters do appliqué. The rest [...]

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Crazy Cats and Adorable Dogs

Hi! I'm Mary Hertel, author of Cute & Clever Totes and Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, two new paper-piecing book out this spring from C&T Publishing. I am constantly creating new block patterns and lately I have been obsessing over cats and dogs. Pets are a favorite subject matter for many of my customers. They send [...]

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Braid Quilt from Finders Keepers Quilts

One of the quilts found in the abandoned house that inspired Finders Keepers Quilts was this old carriage robe. It had been tossed on a mattress and a pillow thrown on top of it. Of the quilts found in the house, this one was in the worst shape. Even though the quilt was tattered in places, [...]

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Quilter's Block

Artist’s block, quilter’s block—it’s all the same. Every once in a while (or more often than that!), the ideas stop coming. But when one’s creativity is stymied, life can provide the best muse. In her new book, Quilt Traditions, Devon Lavigne draws inspiration from lived experiences that make her lovely quilts relatable.  Mad Housewife, which is made entirely [...]

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