Amy's Embroidery Stitches

What do I love about the Embroidery Stitching Handy Pocket Guide? EVERYTHING! I have become a rabid embroiderer of late and love playing with the stitches, stretching, squeezing, infilling, expanding . . . I love to take the standard stitch and change it up. The guide is great because it has the essential stitches, combination ideas, [...]

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What We Love About Working at C&T Publishing

It probably comes as no surprise that the staff of C&T Publishing love their jobs. What quilter or sewist wouldn't love working for a company that publishes nothing but fabric art books? But it turns out that what we love most of all about C&T is the people! Read on to hear the staff of [...]

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Summer Warehouse Sale

The summer warehouse sale is here! We're offering discounts up to 83% on 85 popular books and products—that means you can score dozens of quilting and sewing books for prices ranging from only $3 to $10. Check out some of the books on sale below, and be sure to place your orders soon; the sale [...]

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New Forest Fairy Crafts

Hello! We are Lenka and Asia and we’re so excited to see our second book, Magical Forest Fairy Crafts Through the Seasons, in print. Writing a book is a long, rewarding process.All of our projects begin in the classroom. As art teachers, we see how children respond to changes in the world around them. Each new season is an opportunity to [...]

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Child's Play Quilts

Welcome to the official launch of my brand-new book, Child's Play Quilts!It has been quite a journey from rough sketches to finished book. Forty quilts, twenty patterns, two years, one new baby, and countless hours later, I finally have a hard copy in my hands. I will fully admit to shedding tears of joy. It has [...]

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Make a Wonderful One-Patch Quilt

Marci Baker and Sara Nephew's Wonderful One-Patch Quilts are stunning! Make your own with this free project from their book. Made by Sara Nephew, quilted by Pam J. Cope. Finished block: 6 ̋ × 10 1/2 ̋ • Finished quilt: 63 ̋ × 72 ̋This quilt started with a blue batik fabric that had a checkered look. It ended, however, with a full assortment [...]

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Choose to Fuse!

Excerpt from Modern Art Quilts: Design, Fuse & Quilt-As-You-Go by Sue Bleiweiss.So what’s a quilter to do when she finds herself wanting to make modern quilts but not willing to sew a 1/4˝ seam? She finds another way.I choose to fuse!Connect the BoxesWith no seams to sew, no shape is off limits. Circles, triangles, hexagons, curved [...]

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How to Finally Use the Fabric You Love

I’ve always loved fabric. As a quilter, I feel blessed to live in a time when there are really useful palette fabrics I can rely on over and over again for my creations, but the fabrics that pull at my heartstrings are the beautiful collection fabrics which come out in the spring and autumn of [...]

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How to Quilt Curly Feathers

Looking for some quilting inspiration? Look no further! This fantastic feather tutorial is taken from Visual Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Feathers by Natalia Bonner. Some examples of the Curl Feather are Curl Pod Feather with Ribbon Candy Fill, Hook Feather, Seedling Feather, and Sunflower Medallion Feather (images left to right, top to bottom, starting from upper left).1. Stitch a single spine. [...]

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How We Learned to Quilt (and Sew, and Knit ...)

It probably won't surprise you to find out that the employees of C&T Publishing to love to quilt, sew, knit, crochet, and embroider! Today we're sharing our stories of how we learned to love working with fabric and thread. Enjoy, and feel free to share your own stories in the comments!Liz: I was a stay-at-home mom [...]

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