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  1. Yum yum! Scrap quilting recipes (+ giveaway!)

    Welcome to the Patchwork Palette Quilt-Recipe Challenge! Ever followed a recipe? It feels safe, doesn’t it? You make it once, following the directions to a T. Next time, maybe you switch things up a bit—a dash of this and a sprinkle of that. You continue to experiment with the recipe a little more each time […]


  2. Quirky question: your creative zone

    Posted by on February 27, 2013, 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: “Bali Sea Star” Jelly-Roll quilt by Kim Brackett) Sometimes it’s tricky to find time to devote to creativity. But once you do find time, it’s easy to […]


  3. Organizing quilt scraps in just 3 steps (no, really!)

    They say a picture paints a thousand words. In a quilter’s world, a single quilt scrap can inspire a thousand ideas. But there’s a trick to scrap quilting that many quilters tend to trip up on: organizing said quilt scraps so they’re ready to go when you want to sew. Let’s face it: a plastic […]


  4. A quilt-tip scavenger hunt (+ giveaways!)

    Ready to go on a quilt-tip hunt? Bestselling author Amy Ellis has invited Stitch This! readers to be a part of the blog hop for her new book, Modern Basics II. But wait—this is no ordinary blog hop! Instead, Amy has dreamed up a very special cyber scavenger hunt for you. Here’s how it works: […]


  5. A very Tunisian crochet giveaway (+ sneak peek)

    We love Tunisian crochet. And we’ve heard that you, Stitch This! readers, do too. Even if you haven’t cast on yet, we know that there’s a good chance you want to. It’s no secret that Tunisian crochet is the hot new commodity, and we like to think our very own Tunisian expert, Sheryl Thies, played […]


  6. Remembering Robin Strobel

    Posted by on February 21, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’” —Hunter S. Thompson What a ride, indeed. On December 18, […]


  7. Quirky question: experience has made you…

    Posted by on February 20, 2013, 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! (Left: “She Who Dares” by Karin Renaud) Author Laurie Faria Stolarz wrote: “You need to screw up to learn. You need to experience to create greatness.” Our experiences […]


  8. Paper piecing for perfect points: 7 smart tips (+ giveaway!)

    Debby Kratovil is a quilter’s quilter. For 14 years she was known as Quilt Magazine’s “tip lady,” designing hundreds of patterns for their readership. She’s had nearly 30 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines (and jokes that she’s a regular cover girl). She’s designed quilts for fabric companies, published quilting books and […]


  9. Patterns for charm squares + fabric-trade tips

    Posted by on February 18, 2013, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Charm squares. We love to admire their colors, stack them in piles, imagine them as quilts. How can you get more of them? Well, visiting your local quilt shop is a good first step (as though you needed to be told). And you can always cut your own. But if you want more charm squares […]


  10. Swatch knitting + free dishcloth pattern

    What can you do with 365 different stitch patterns? We’ve had many creative customers make wonderful projects using the patterns in the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year perpetual calendar. But the most often-asked question about the calendar is, how can I use the stitch patterns to make an afghan sampler? If you like to knit […]