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  1. Celebrating National Quilting Day: 9 ways

    Posted by on March 16, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    We’ve gone quilting! We’re gathering with quilting friends, visiting local quilt shops, and starting, finishing, or simply spending time with our projects. It’s so nice to have an excuse! And what about you—what are you doing to commemorate National Quilting Day? If you haven’t decided just yet, below are nine ideas for infusing your Saturday […]

  2. Tunisian crochet how-to video + book giveaway!

    I recently had the opportunity to meet the very talented and prolific knit and crochet author Sheryl Thies. We sat down at the The National NeedleArts Association’s (TNNA) winter needle-arts trade show in Long Beach, California, where Sheryl took a break from a book-signing event to chat with me (she’s the one everybody is crowded […]

  3. Spring 2013: new books about quilting

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Our first wish-list post proved to be so popular that it’s become a quarterly event. Those January–March 2013 books are now all available, so it’s time to reveal the next three months of all-new books about quilting, knitting, crochet, and more. At the beginning of the year we introduced our […]

  4. Quirky question: your quilting life, plugged

    Posted by on March 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: “Social Networking” from A Batch of QuiltSoup) Most of us have experienced it. You make time to indulge in your favorite craft. You head to the web […]

  5. Happy anniversary, Stitch This! (+ BIG giveaway!)

    Where were you on March 13, 2012? What?! You don’t remember?! Well I do! I was right here, looking at all the comments on my very first Stitch This! blog post! I recall I was a bit excited about the launch of our blog and website. Now, one year and 287 posts later, I’m even […]

  6. Fabric fusing: the easiest appliqué method?

    In January, appliqué master Mimi Dietrich shared her hand-appliqué tips with you. In February, popular author Lori Buhler showed you how to appliqué by machine. This month, we wrap up our appliqué tutorials with a primer on fusible appliqué—arguably the easiest appliqué method around. Fusible appliqué requires two components: fabric and fusible web. So, what […]

  7. Chain cast on tutorial + bind off

    We know that the beauty of knitting is in the details—and that many of you love to get creative with the details in your projects. That’s why we’re so excited about what’s become one of our most popular titles: Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease. This robust reference guide includes over 200 ways to […]

  8. Big-block quilt patterns for beginners and beyond (+ giveaway!)

    Are you familiar with the three Fs of quiltmaking? No? Oh, it’s a very sophisticated method for determining whether or not you’ll turn a quilt pattern into an actual quilt: It’s gotta be Fun. It’s gotta be Fast. And it’s gotta be Fabulous. Okay, so maybe it’s not a sophisticated approach. But it’s a helpful […]

  9. Quirky question: your creative space

    Posted by on March 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! (Right: “Charming Garden” make-in-a-day charm quilt by Sarah Bisel) Whether it’s a full-fledged studio, half a bedroom, or a corner of the kitchen table, we all need a […]

  10. Fresh Jelly Roll quilts + giveaway

    Scrappy or planned? Prints or solids? Jelly Rolls or quilting scraps? Every quilt is made up of choices, and those choices tell a story. About quiltmaking trends and fabric fashions. About the contents of your stash and the growth of your skills. And particularly when it comes to fabric, about what you like and how […]