Posts in the category

  1. Quirky Question: finding time to sew

    Posted by on October 31, 2012, in quirky question,

    Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by 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! (Left: “I Feel Like a Witch” by Mary Lou Weidman, from the book Out of the Box: Unleash Your Creativity through Quilts.) The busiest time of year […]


  2. Antique quilt patterns “link” two sisters

       (Above: a packaged quilt pattern from McCall’s, circa 1930s; a fresh look at the quilt block from the book Link to the ’30s.) The authors of the popular books Fancy to Frugal and Link to the ’30s come by their passion for antique quilt patterns honestly. As young children, sisters Kay Connors and Karen […]


  3. Fabric-selection tips! + 40% off quilt books

    Posted by on October 29, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    How long does it take you to choose fabrics for a project—several hours? Days? Are you still deciding and you’ll get back to us? When choosing fabric for quilting seems overwhelming, try the following ideas from Tammy Kelly, excerpted from her book Snowball Quilts. You’ll find tips about everything from selecting fabrics that add movement to […]


  4. Christmas knitting & crochet: start your gift list!

    Believe it or not, the holidays are rapidly approaching. We’re excited to jump into the next two months with cozy mittens on our hands and hot cocoa in our bellies. Most of all, we’re looking forward to making our lists, checking them twice, and giving wonderful gifts to our friends and family. Isn’t that what […]


  5. A Batch of QuiltSoup (plus a silly fabric story)

    I’ve been a fan of Barbara Jones for many years and have been eagerly awaiting her first Martingale book, A Batch of QuiltSoup. Why am I so excited? Let me count the ways: 1. Barbara adds simple but unique appliqué motifs to pretty patchwork quilts, with wonderful results! Often whimsical, always beautiful, her appliqué quilt […]


  6. Quirky Question: describe your quilt (sans colors)

    Posted by on October 24, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for stopping by 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! (Left: “Mini Mimi” from Mimi Dietrich’s Favorite Appliqué Quilts.) Lights, mediums, darks. Brights, jewels, pastels. Primary, secondary, tertiary. Tints, shades, tones. What’s one big reason quilters love quilting? COLOR! […]


  7. “BBQ” quilt-along – final round (+ giveaway!)

    Today we reveal the final rounds of our BBQ round robin project! If you haven’t been following along as we’ve added our round robin quilt borders using the book Blocks, Borders, Quilts! (“BBQ” for short), you can catch up by checking out these previous posts: Join us for a good ol’ fashioned BBQ – a […]


  8. Wow! Sale on decor books + the easiest pillow ever

    It’s that lovely time of year when the crisp, cool days of fall remind us that a winter wonderland is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate those long, cold nights than with warm and cozy quilts, pillows, shams, and other comforts? Our authors have ideas that will soon have home-decor accents […]


  9. One girl + one book = 18 adorable softies!

    Adriana’s 18 completed softies Here’s a riddle for you: What do you get when you give one enthusiastic and talented crocheter an exciting book full of adorable crochet patterns for animals? You guessed it—a collection of unique completed softies! We received a message from author Stacey Trock about a fan who was attempting to complete […]


  10. BLOG TOUR: Home Sweet Quilt (+ giveaway!)

    It’s a delight to be included as a host on Jill Finley’s “blook” tour (blog + book = blook!) for her beautiful new book out this week, Home Sweet Quilt. Jill (of Jillily Studio fame) is known for her fun twists on traditional patchwork quilts, as well as for her simple appliqué quilt patterns in […]