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  1. Shopping for Knitters (+ How to Get Free Books!)

    Posted by on September 14, 2012, in crochet & knitting, ,

    The next time you’re at your favorite local yarn shop searching for that perfect skein, be sure to check out the books section. Did you know yarn shops carry more than just fiber and tools? Many of them carry books, too! When you pick up a book from a local yarn shop, not only are […]


  2. New obsession ahead! English paper piecing (+ fabric giveaway)

    Just how easy IS English paper piecing? It’s easy. Really easy. And fun. Really fun. And portable. And pretty. Really pretty! Don’t tell me you dislike hand piecing if you haven’t tried English paper piecing (EPP), because it’s tons more fun than regular hand piecing. I was a skeptic too, until I became friends with […]


  3. Quirky Question: how do you make quilts unique?

    Posted by on September 12, 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! Whether by purposeful decision or happy accident, every quilt is unique. And although many of us start with a pattern, our creativity often takes our projects in unexpected directions—which […]


  4. Blog Tour: Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts (+ giveaway)

    When Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms published their first book about quilts with wee-little pieces, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts, they weren’t sure what the response would be. Would today’s quilters—inundated with quick-and-easy patterns and fast-and-furious sewing techniques—be interested in quilts with hundreds, if not thousands, of teeny-tiny pieces? Would they even slow down to […]


  5. Quilt rules (and how to break them)

    Posted by on September 10, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Ever since I discovered quilting, I’ve been passionate about it. Quilting has been my creative outlet, my therapy, and my joy. I’ve cried in frustration, chortled with happiness, wept in gratitude, and found priceless friendships because of it. I’ve even made my living as a teacher, illustrator, and technical editor of quilts. Along the way […]


  6. VIDEO: How to knit socks (from a newbie’s needles)

    A quick note. Knit & Crochet Saturday is moving to the weekday schedule at Stitch This! Welcome to: Now, onto today’s post: how to knit socks!   If you’ve been curious about how to knit socks and want to put all those luscious yarns and amazing sock-knitting patterns to good use, stay tuned. We’ll show […]


  7. Free quilt wallpapers + Facebook cover photos (new!)

    All-new FREE quilt wallpapers are here! No cutting, no smoothing, no sticky glue—just beautiful pictures of quilts and more to “hang” on your computer. Simply click on a link below to download one of our free quilt wallpapers right now. Also new for you: FREE cover photos for Facebook! Simply download the cover photos below; […]


  8. Quirky Question: What’s the first beautiful thing…

    Posted by on September 5, 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! Did you know that Durby, our recently retired Quirky Question queen, had amassed a collection of nearly 150 questions to ask you? That’s almost three years of questions! She […]


  9. Free books for Super Stitchers: double stamps!

    Posted by on September 4, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Visited your local quilt, fabric, or yarn shop lately? They miss you! September is a great time to stop by and stock up on your favorite books about quilting and more. Why? Because September is DOUBLE STAMP month for Super Stitchers! Buy any Martingale book or product at your local participating shop during September, and […]


  10. Learning to Stack the Deck

    Posted by on September 3, 2012, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    I have a confession. Although I’ve read every one of designer Karla Alexander’s bestselling books, I’ve never made one of her quilts. It’s not that I don’t think they’re fabulous, I just didn’t think the stack/slice/shuffle/sew method was for me. Maybe it’s because I’m a traditionalist. Maybe it’s because I’m a stickler for precise piecing […]