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  1. Wow! Learn a new quilting technique, 40% off

    Posted by on August 20, 2012, in on sale,

    Looking for a new quilting challenge? This week’s books on sale are bursting with information on genius quilting techniques. Try your hand at prairie points, folded corners, machine appliqué, or some stunning curve-pieced blocks. Each title is 40% off in your choice of softcover or eBook format, now through Sunday, August 19. Prairie-Point Pizzazz: Quilts […]

  2. Pin, Pinner, Pinterest: inspiring knit and crochet

    If you follow crochet and knitting on Pinterest, you know that inspiration for your next project abounds—not to mention inspiration for hundreds of projects after that project is complete. If you haven’t visited Pinterest yet, hold on to your hand-stitched hat! Joining is easy—and searching, sharing, liking, and pinning is lots of fun. Oh yes. […]

  3. Freebie day! Savor summer with “Tangerine Tango”

    For many in the US, the August heat has set in. Time for swimming excursions, midday movies, evening picnics, and iced… anything. While many take to the indoors to wait for the final heat wave of the year to end, there’s no reason to mope the month away in front of the portable fan. Why […]

  4. A must-see documentary: Why Quilts Matter (+ DVD giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 16, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Quilts mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Quilts can embody art, history, politics, culture, and family. Since the first American quilts were created, they’ve served as a medium for documenting the hard times, the good times, and our passions, struggles, and triumphs. Pieced together, quilts are so much more than the […]

  5. Quirky Question: sidestepping creative blocks

    Posted by on August 15, 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! Durby’s passed the quirky-question posts on to me, and I’m feeling like I have some big shoes to fill. But I’ve been reading your answers since we started Stitch […]

  6. Easy free-motion quilting designs: a stippling sensation

    Are you a wannabe machine quilter? I am. I want to do my own quilting, but I rarely do. I love to stipple, and I can do a mean stitch-in-the-ditch. I can do some very basic loops and stars, but mostly I just stipple. I’m ready to expand my stippling skills. Aren’t you? Author Eva […]

  7. Wow! Handmade giving—40% off

    Posted by on August 13, 2012, in on sale,

    Grab these bestselling sewing titles at 40% off this week only. Whether you’re an expert sewist looking for fresh inspiration or a newbie just learning to sew, you’re sure to find useful patterns in these books. Check out bags from the pages of Sew News, an all-star compilation of handmade gifts, or stitch up a […]

  8. Comfort is key: tips for ergonomic knitting

    er • go • nom • ic  /ərgəˈnämik/ Intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury. Designer, author, and teacher Ann McCauley brings a lifetime of artistic influences to her knitting. Her interest in knitting escalated when she toured Europe as a professional dancer and observed people knitting everywhere she went.  Her […]

  9. Meet author Karen Sievert (+ giveaway)

    Karen Sievert was introduced to quilting 15 years ago, and it was love at first sight. With her enthusiasm for the craft, it wasn’t long before she was inspiring others to quilt as well. Soon she had her own quilt shop and long-arm quilting business. Read the interview to find out more about the author […]

  10. Break the rules – skip the borders! (+ giveaway)

    Is it possible to be a modern quilter and a traditional quilter at the same time? Ask designer Julie Herman. She’s the founder of the Philadelphia chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. Her modern-quilt blog, Jaybird Quilts, is followed by thousands. Her easy modern quilt patterns have been featured in nearly 20 publications, from McCall’s […]