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  1. 101 ways to love little quilts (+ giveaway!)

    101 patterns?! I’m sorry, but I simply have to shout it out! The new book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts is so packed full of patterns for little quilts that it boggles the mind. If you’re a bargain hunter like me, you’ll do the math—that’s 30 cents per pattern! Whether you’re a fan of piecing, appliqué, […]


  2. Quirky question: your everlasting love

    Posted by on February 13, 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: make-in-a-day “Heartfelt” wool runner by Julie Popa) Valentine’s Day is upon us—who will you shower with affection (and who will shower their affections on you?). As much […]


  3. Stockpiling precuts? Go scrap quilting (+ giveaway!)

    Got a stockpile of precuts taking up space? Your reason to deplete that pile has arrived. Get ready for the ultimate fakeout: beautiful scrap quilts made simple—with precuts. Designer Rebecca Silbaugh has been around quilts her whole life. As the daughter of a quilt-shop owner, she knows the most common struggles quilters face. Quilt patterns […]


  4. Baby-quilt designs: easy, easier, easiest

    Posted by on February 11, 2013, in quilting & sewing, ,

    When one of your nonsewing friends asks you how to make a “baby-quilt blanket,” do you: a. Gently explain that a quilt is not a blanket b. Whip out the 17 baby quilts you made last week and explain how you stitched each one c. Sign both of you up for a baby-quilt class at […]


  5. 600 Monsters Strong – and counting

    We were shocked and heartbroken when we heard the tragic news of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The following week, we were encouraged and uplifted by news of a handful of knitters on Ravelry who had started a group to knit monsters for Sandy Hook—one to “protect” and provide comfort […]


  6. To brighten your day: new freebies!

    Think flowers. Think pretty. Think pink. Think spring! Also think FREE. Why? Because it’s the latest launch of free quilt patterns today at Stitch This! • Cindy Lammon’s free table runner pattern (detail, left) features just a bit of patchwork and floral appliqué—a perfect weekend project that’ll infuse your table with springtime vibes. • Evelyn […]


  7. Quirky question: your best summer ever

    Posted by on February 6, 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! (“Faith, Hope, and Love” (left) by Cheryl Almgren Taylor, from Inspirational Appliqué) Winter blues? Cabin fever? Indoors driving you out of your mind? In many parts of the […]


  8. 7 quick projects for Valentine’s Day

    Looking for quick projects for Valentine’s Day? The most lovey-dovey day of the year is almost here—and it’s such a fun holiday to celebrate. There’s no better excuse to shower your loved ones with…love! Today we’re sharing projects for Valentine’s Day that truly come from the heart—designed exclusively for you by the folks at Martingale. […]


  9. How to appliqué by machine? Sew on the line!

    How do you appliqué? One thing’s for sure—there are oodles of appliqué techniques to choose from! Last month we shared a hand-appliqué tutorial with you, courtesy of Mimi Dietrich. This month, we’re continuing the appliqué play with a special tutorial on how to appliqué by machine. There are a lot of variations on how to […]


  10. Knit for baby, crochet for baby

    (Left: Finger puppet toys from Crochet from the Heart by Kristin Spurkland) The last few years for me have been full of weddings. I’ve been able to see friends, cousins, college roommates, and coworkers walk down the aisle—and I tied the knot myself just over a year ago. It’s been an exciting time in my […]