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  1. Join us for a good ol’ fashioned BBQ – a quilt along! (+ prizes)

    Pages from Blocks, Borders, Quilts! I’ve been barely able to contain myself about this book, and at last I can share my enthusiasm with you! Sunny’s brand-new book, affectionately nicknamed “BBQ,” is an incredible workbook that will help you create one-of-a-kind, medallion-style quilts with no math! Blocks, Borders, Quilts! is filled to the brim with […]

  2. Wow! Quilting for baby–40% off

    Posted by on July 30, 2012, in on sale,

    Is there a baby on the way? (Or if Baby’s growth has outpaced your quiltmaking, maybe it’s time for some toddler quilts instead?) This week only, save 40% on books with quick-and-easy baby-quilt patterns. Lickety-Split Quilts for Little Ones $24.95 $14.97—free eBook included! When the baby shower is looming, rely on "lickety-split" quilts! Choose from […]

  3. How to Knit Lace, Part 2 – knitting with charts

    Recently my knitting group went on a retreat. Our friend, Sue, brought along her nine-year-old granddaughter, Tate, who is an experienced knitter of monsters and other toys. During that retreat, many of us knit squares that we’ll eventually join into baby blankets. The squares had knit-purl patterns that formed designs like rain, umbrellas, and coffee […]

  4. 1.414: every quilter’s magic number

    Numbers. I confess a love/hate relationship with them. They are so unyielding; so absolute. The mathematic principles that decree my checkbook should balance refuse to yield to my creative genius. I usually get three different totals when I add up my withdrawals and subtract them from the deposits. And do any of my numbers match […]

  5. How to label a quilt: 7 ideas from popular authors

    The quilt label. The very-very-last-last detail to place on a quilt so you can put a fork in it and call it done. When I’ve sewn the last stitch on my binding and spread my quilt out to gush, smile, and smooth—and then realize when I turn it over that I’ve forgotten to add a […]

  6. Quirky Question: Speaking of stash…

    Posted by on July 25, 2012, in quirky question,

    Special message to email subscribers: We’re having growing pains Stitch This! readership has been growing so quickly that our email provider has temporarily interrupted our service to make upgrades. (What a fabulous problem to have—thank you!) Unfortunately, the interruption means that you may receive two emails on the same day this week. Please accept our […]

  7. BLOG TOUR: Sew Merry and Bright (+ giveaway!)

    If you love designer Linda Lum DeBono, you love COLOR. Her work always incorporates fun pops, bursts, and flashes that make you sit up and take notice. Don’t we all want our handmade to be noticed? That’s just part of why I love Linda’s designs. In her latest book, Linda brings her color sense to […]

  8. Wow! 40% off beginner’s quilting books

    Teach a beginner or indulge in a quick weekend project with these easy quilt patterns. This week only, get books on quilting for beginners at 40% off!  Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!) $21.95 $13.17 If you haven’t got a clue about quilting, then this is the book for you! Written for beginning quiltmakers […]

  9. BLOG TOUR: At Home with Country Quilts (+ giveaway)

    The release of Cheryl Wall’s latest book, At Home with Country Quilts, got a lot of buzz from YOU, our Stitch This! readers (remember this incredible “Sunflower Explosion” quilt?). Now we’re thrilled to be the first stop on Cheryl’s exciting blog tour! Who better to kick off a tour about this popular new book than […]

  10. How to knit a cable: easy as 1, 2, (4), 3

    Posted by on July 21, 2012, in crochet & knitting,

    Did you know there are 367 different stitch patterns for knitted cables? Well, okay, so I made that number up. I honestly have no idea how many ways there are to knit cables, but I know there are loads of them. It’s mind-boggling how many creative ways you can cross left, cross right, hold in […]