Doll Dress Boutique Blog Tour Kickoff!

Welcome to the kick-off of the Doll Dress Boutique book tour. I'm so excited to share some additional bonus designs to add to the collection of patterns in Doll Dress Boutique. With the holidays just around the corner, it seems appropriate to start with this fun holiday dress that I envisioned while working on my book. One of the most popular [...]

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Thoughts on Inspiration

Where do you get your inspiration? Today we're sharing some thoughts from C&T staff on where our little spark comes from. (Hint: Pinterest definitely plays a role.)Tim: I think one of the best things about graphic design is that you can pull inspiration from anywhere. Websites, street signs, billboards, nature walks, and even naps on the [...]

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Paula Nadelstern Celebrates 20 Years of Designing Fabric!

Can you believe it's been twenty years since Paula Nadelstern first started designing fabric with Benartex? To celebrate the occasion, Benartex put together an amazing timeline highlighting this quilt artist's endless accomplishments (including her many books published with C&T Publishing). Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Appliqué a Lazy Log Cabin Wall Quilt!

The Log Cabin block can easily be adapted to fusing. Making the fused block is similar to the traditional construction process except for one important factor—the overlap replaces the stitched seam. This unique method for making a log cabin quilt comes from Laura Wasilowski in Make Wall Quilts. Download the free project HERE. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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New Releases for November

Read on to find out all about our new releases for November, including an book on sewing with kraft-tex and more in our new series of quilting mysteries.Jenny K. Lyon is a rockstar free-motion quilting teacher; even Alex Anderson has taken a class with her! And now she's releasing her first book, Free-Motion Quilting from Ordinary [...]

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Sew a Cute Village from Felt!

Lovely embroidered hills add a lot of delicious charm to this little village. This project is perfect for experimenting with decorative stitching and for making some of your own patterns. Fill one hill with an abundance of French knots in various colors; embroider another hill with rows and rows of split stitches. Have fun, and [...]

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Highly Addictive String Quilts

Bonnie’s latest book, String Frenzy, is a fabulously colorful collection of quilts. In quilting lingo, a string is a skinny strip of fabric 3/4’’ to 2’’ wide.I had lot of fun working with Bonnie on this book, and I found something I liked in every one of the quilts. I love the riotous use of color in Xing! [...]

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Skills to Master

We all have it: that one skill we've dabbled in, or tried once, or get by in, but would love to master. Today, everyone at C&T is sharing their skill-building goals! What skills would you like to get better at?Deirdre: Gardening. I've been planting and harvesting veggies in the raised garden beds at our apartment [...]

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September Best Sellers

The numbers are in! These are the top ten books you loved the most in September. Count down with us to find out what was number one, and hear a little bit about why these books are so popular along the way.10. FreeSpirit Block Party by FreeSpirit FabricsDid you know that all proceeds from FreeSpirit Block [...]

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Succulent Decorated Holiday Pumpkins

Or as I like to call them ‘PUMPK-ULENTS’!These one-of-a-kind creations will last for months, and the succulents can be replanted and used again next year. After the holidays, I added my pumpkins to my compost pile, and by fall I had an array of pumpkins growing in my yard.What you will need:• Pumpkin (any size) • [...]

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