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  1. Quilting quiz: what kind of quilter are you?

    Posted by on August 31, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    A fast, friendly, and 100% frivolous quilting quiz: What kind of quilter are you? Keep track of which answers you choose: a, b, or c. Tally your results and see what kind of quilter you are! 1. When I start a quilt, I: a. Choose a pattern; audition fabrics from my color-sorted bins; oil, clean, […]


  2. Dazzle ’em with your decor: stylish wall quilts

    Every now and then, we partner with our friends over at McCall’s Quilting and create a book together. Wonderful things happen when we do! My office walls are covered in wall quilts that I’ve made for myself, as are many of the rooms in my home. I change them with the seasons, or with my […]


  3. Quirky Question: if you could transform a quilt…

    Posted by on August 29, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! Have you made a project that you’re completely, absolutely, utterly in love with? I have. My favorite quilt sports a gazillion colors (none of which match my decor). It […]


  4. “BBQ” quilt-along – round two (+ giveaway!)

    My oh my, how our quilts have grown! Last month we started a Round Robin quilt-along using the book Blocks, Borders, Quilts! by Sunny Steinkuhler. If you missed our first post, you can see all the blocks from round one of our “BBQ” quilt-along here. Fourteen people in the office are participating in this fun […]


  5. Wow! For gorgeous quilts, start simple—40% off

    Posted by on August 27, 2012, in on sale,

    You don’t have to start with elaborate blocks to create a beautiful quilt. These easy quilt patterns use speedy cutting techniques, strip sets, and color variations to turn basic block designs into beautiful quilts. Whether you need a low-stress project for a quilt retreat or are a beginner looking for easy quilts, you’ll find one […]


  6. 211 ways to finish your knitting (+ giveaway)

    If you were an award-winning archeological conservator who’d worked on excavations in the Mediterranean and Middle East as well as at some of the world’s greatest museums, what sort of knitting book would you write? My guess is that someone with that kind of research and documentation ability would write something that was part encyclopedia, […]


  7. Kim Diehl ePatterns: available for the first time!

    If you’re a fan of Kim Diehl’s stunning scrap-quilting style, it’s time to celebrate—she’s gone digital! For the first time, a dozen of Kim’s scrappy quilts are now available as ePatterns. Portable, printable, instantly stitchable—download and enjoy a pattern in a matter of minutes! These newly released ePatterns come from the best-selling book Simple Comforts: 12 […]


  8. Top tips for precut fabrics + Moda giveaway

    Posted by on August 23, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Would you rather be cutting or sewing? If you instantly shouted out “sewing,” you’re in good company. You and your like-minded quilting buddies are the reason precut fabrics are so popular. But even if you do enjoy wielding a rotary cutter, there are times when you want to make a quilt quickly. That’s when precut […]


  9. Quirky Question: how many projects…

    Posted by on August 22, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! Managing editor Karen Soltys was recently talking to Nancy Mahoney, a bestselling author, teacher, and fabric designer. Karen asked Nancy how many quilts she’d thought she’d made in her […]


  10. Keep the date: 2013 is YOUR year to quilt

    New year, new ideas … new quilts! The new year seems far off, but now is the perfect time to aspire to make 2013 the year that you give yourself a special gift—the inspirations, preparations, and situations you need to make your passion for quilting a priority. This week we’re releasing our 2013 quilt calendars—three […]