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  1. Happy New Year! 2013 sneak peek

    As you toast the New Year with family and friends, resolve to make 2013 your most creative year yet. Get ready for an amazingly inspiring 2013—here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for you at Stitch This!: Patchwork Palette, Modern Basics II, Seamingly Scrappy Large-Block Quilts, Scrap-Basket Beauties, Quilts from Sweet Jane Tunisian Crochet […]

  2. A holiday party with heart (+ free pattern!)

    Before we depart to be with our families during the days leading up to Christmas, we wanted to take a moment and say “THANK YOU!” for being a part of the Stitch This! blog. Your creativity, your stories—your spirited answers to Quirky Questions—are a true gift, allowing us to connect with you in a way […]

  3. Swing your fabric: Square Dance quilts!

    I’ve always loved patterns that look difficult or time-consuming but turn out to be so ingeniously simple that you get hooked on making them over and over again. Add to that my fondness for pinwheel patterns (they’re fairly simple and always charming), and you’ll see why I get really excited about Square Dance quilts and […]

  4. Quirky question: what has Santa brought you?

    Posted by on December 19, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! (Right: Make-in-a-weekend “Ribbon Wreath” wall quilt by Mary Hickey; get the ePattern for $4.99.) Last week you told us about the most memorable gift you’ve ever given. But […]

  5. Stunning flower quilts – to quilt by number!

    Some quilters love traditional blocks. Some adore folk art. Others love a good ol’ dose of country style, while still others fancy eclectic, scrappy looks. Different strokes for different folks, right? But no matter what kind of quilts you enjoy, there’s one motif that’s so versatile, it’s been featured in every genre mentioned above (and […]

  6. Quilt letter patterns: now it’s personal

    Folk-art and primitive quilts are fantastically fun to make, and here’s one reason why: they’re just not that focused on perfection. In fact, they discourage it. Folk art is a style that affirms individual creativity and invites invention. “Mistakes” are simply opportunities to add character! Start with a few basic motifs and soon you’re designing […]

  7. Keep toes warm for the holidays

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

    (Left: "Winterscape" socks from Terrific Toe-Up Socks by Janet Rehfeldt) One of my favorite family traditions has always been opening one present from Mom and Dad on Christmas Eve. Once, the surprise I found inside the colorful wrapping was a new pair of comfy slippers—perfect for keeping my toes warm while I was too excited […]

  8. Showy quilts to shrink your stash

    Most of us patchwork quilters would agree that after the pieces are sewn, the layers are quilted, and the binding is bound, one thing can make or break a quilt: the fabric. And for all the fabric we buy, collect, and stack in our sewing spaces (anyone okay with hoard?), sometimes it seems nearly impossible […]

  9. Quirky question: gifts you’ve given

    Posted by on December 12, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! (Right: “Wrapped Up in Ribbons” table runner from Deck the Halls) Everyone loves getting gifts. (Isn’t it nice to know that someone was thinking of you?) But whether […]

  10. Long-arm look, home machine: meet Eva Larkin

    If you’re looking for someone to help you to learn how to machine quilt at home, look no further—we found her! Whether you’ve gone as far as experimenting with your own quilting designs for machine quilting or you’re at the “um…what IS free-motion quilting?” stage, popular author and teacher Eva Larkin welcomes you. Read on […]