My New Eco Pouches Brighten My Day

It was a happy day for me when I learned that two of my quilts would be the featured designs on the latest set of Eco Pouches from C&T Publishing. I’ve admired these lightweight, colorful zippy bags over the years, and now I get to enjoy them with some of my very favorite designs: radiant, scrappy quilts from [...]

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A New Approach to Accuracy and Organization for Quilters

The title of my new book is Easy Precision Piecing. And today I want to talk about that scary word . . . precision. As quiltmakers, we may experience feelings of fear or intimidation upon hearing the word precision. If this happens to you, please keep in mind that precision is measurable and obtainable. Today, we quiltmakers have access to high-quality [...]

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How I Became a Sewing Machine Counselor

How did I come up with the idea to write You and Your Sewing Machine: A Sewist's Guide to Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Tips & Techniques? It's quite the story—read on to find out!I started in the sewing machine business in the mid-seventies. I had been working in a bookstore located right next to a Singer shop and had gotten [...]

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Diary in Stitches Blog Tour Kickoff!

Hi, It’s Minki Kim here today, and I am so excited to announce the official start of the blog tour for my latest book,  Diary in Stitches. My first book,  Sew Illustrated—35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs (co-authored with my dear friend Kristin Esser), was written to teach my thread-drawing technique to people who are not familiar with the concept. [...]

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Designs for Pot Holders

When the staff at C&T asked me if I would be interested in drawing some designs for pot holders, I was happy to say yes! I had such fun drawing the designs for 52 Playful Pot Holders to Appliqué.There are designs for all seasons, along with traditional themed designs for the kitchen, including fruits and vegetables. [...]

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Embroidery Stitching Handy Pocket Guide

Let me introduce you to my latest book, the Embroidery Stitching Handy Pocket Guide—and what a little cutie it is! This diminutive book is 4″ x 6″ and will fit easily into your sewing basket or pouch. It is the perfect size to bring to class or bring along when stitching with friends.There are over thirty stitches included [...]

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Spotlight on Embroidery Titles

This August, we're turning the spotlight on embroidery! Embroidery is increasingly popular among every kind of stitcher, and with the huge variety in style out there, it's no surprise. Today we'll share some tips and tricks from our favorite embroidery books (and a few products!). Plus, we're offering 25% off all the featured titles until [...]

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Meet The Designer Video: Donna Lynn Thomas

Meet Donna Lynn Thomas, author of The Anniversary Sampler Quilt and Teeny-Tiny Quilts in the video below! Hear the story behind her beloved anniversary quilt and her truly tiny quilts. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Primitive Pals: Framed Blackwork Project

Blackwork embroidery is a Primitive style of hand-work. Simple stitched lines are used to outline shapes, without any embroidered fill. Inspired by traditional redwork embroidery, blackwork, with its black thread and uneven stitches, has Primitive panache. This wonderful Primitive blackwork project is taken from Robin Vizzone's Peculiar Primitives—A Collection of Eclectic Projects.Finished size: 8 ̋ × 10 [...]

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Traditional Scottish Tartans Made Into Modern Quilts

Scotland is a magical place decorated in tartan, or what we Americans call plaid. Their walls, their carpets, their clothes, their everything! After my husband and I visited in 2014, I knew I wanted to make a tartan quilt. Alas, there were no patterns, and I couldn’t figure out how to get around the complex geometry [...]

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