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  1. Knitting how-to: 7 tips for finishing knitting (+giveaway!)

    If you’ve knitted one too many sweaters that scream “I’m homemade!” you’re not alone. Finishing knitting can be one of the most challenging parts of completing a garment. Sometimes if you don’t get it right, it can all go wrong. When it comes to teaching how to finish knitting, Nancie Wiseman’s got the magic touch. […]


  2. You’re invited! Free quilting tours

    Posted by on September 27, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Did you know that you can tour our Bothell, Washington, office in person and get an up-close look at original quilts from books we’ve published? (Seriously, we’ve decked out every room.) Today you’ll hear all about our quilting tours from tour guide Abbi. She’s retiring, so you’re just in time for her final trip ’round […]


  3. Quirky Question: which talent would you wish for?

    Posted by on September 26, 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! Everyone has something—a unique gift, a talent, an ability—that they do exceptionally well. Wouldn’t you agree? (C’mon, no need to be modest. We’ve all got a special knack for […]


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

    It’s month three and time to check in on our BBQ Round Robin progress. Can you believe it’s already been a month since our last round? Personally, I think this third round was the most fun to plan. This round features 6″-wide borders, the widest of the borders, and dramatically impacts what’s come before. We’re […]


  5. The great escape: quilt retreats

    Posted by on September 24, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Ah, bliss. Away from home for a weekend (or a week!) with your sewing machine, your good friends, and a stack of projects you’ve been itching to stitch. Who can resist the lure of a quilt retreat? (Right: Wonderland Retreats, Poulsbo, Washington) If you’ve attended a quilters’ retreat, you’ve likely experienced the wonderful joy and […]


  6. Whimsical totes and bags for kids: Amigurumi on the Go!

    Someone recently called me whimsical, and then in a moment of uncertainty pulled out an iPhone to look up the word. I should have provided this quick definition: whimsical adjective 1. given to whimsy or fanciful notions. 2. crochets pink octupi, smiling mushrooms, and anything else made by Ana Paula Rímoli. Small stuffed amigurumi have […]


  7. Cuddle-able quilts for baby

    Meet Cuddle Me Quick, an adorable collection of baby quilts by Christine Porter and Darra Williamson. These two expert quilters are sure to make your next handmade gifting experience easy and fun. As you may already know, Christine is an accomplished and dedicated member of the quilting community, with an impressive list of shows, lectures, […]


  8. Quirky Question: if someone wrote about your life…

    Posted by on September 19, 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! If you follow the Stitch This! blog, it’s likely that you’re a book lover. In fact, you just might own a few of the books we’ve published! Now, we […]


  9. Can easy quilts be amazing quilts too? (+giveaway)

    She’s back! June Dudley, Editor of Quiltmaker magazine, is stopping by our blog today to tell you about our latest collaboration. Released just last week, Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond is packed full of quilt designs for beginners or for the experienced quilter who wants a quick and easy project. Easy can be interesting! […]


  10. Can’t cut it? Quilt patterns for large-print fabrics

    Most every quilter’s done it. You find a fabric you can’t live without—the print is so bold, the print is so beautiful, the print is so… BIG. You buy it, bring it home, and touch (cuddle, hug) it lovingly. Then, you begin to devise how you might use it in a quilt. And you come […]