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  1. Simple strip-quilting designs: 4 techniques

    Ask a quilt designer how to make a strip quilt, and you’ll likely get a different answer from each person you ask. Because when you start with strips, you can take a design in endless directions. Of course, you can keep things simple by stitching quilt strips into rows, which makes for a beautiful design […]


  2. Blog tour: big quilt-block patterns galore (+ giveaway)

    When author Vickie Eapen invited Stitch This! to be a part of the blog tour for her new book, Large-Block Quilts—and asked that someone in the office make a block from the book and talk about her experience—news about the challenge started a buzz. Before we could send out a call for volunteers, the news […]


  3. Free knitted wrap patterns + BOGO sale!

    If we know anything for sure about Stitch This! readers, it’s that they love three things: designs by Sheryl Thies, one of our best-selling and best-loved authors; a good, old-fashioned sale; and free patterns! What if we combined all three to give you an extra-special Friday treat? Today we have two free knit patterns from […]


  4. How to quilt a quilt—6 quick ideas

    You’ve just finished your quilt top—time to tackle the quilting! Some quilters gleefully embrace this essential part of finishing quilts; some hire a machine quilter by rote or drop their quilt top onto the UFO pile to finish…later. Although the words “quilt as desired” and “instant gratification” aren’t typically uttered in the same sentence, there […]


  5. Quirky question: who’ll score your stash?

    Posted by on April 24, 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: “Purple Daze” from Quilt Batik! by Cheryl Brown (40% off this week only). Raise your hand if you’re a fabric collector. If your hand is up, perhaps […]


  6. Mother’s Day gifts for quilters + contest!

    A gift guide, a sale, and a special contest: today we’re celebrating creative moms! Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, friends, and more—moms are everywhere. And if you know a mom who loves to quilt and sew, Sunday, May 12 is the day to celebrate her creativity. But what are good gifts for moms who love […]


  7. Quilting with batiks

    Picture a blue and white quilt made with traditional star blocks. What kind of fabric is your imaginary quilt made from? Solids? ’30s prints? Civil War reproductions? Or maybe…batiks? That’s the route Cheryl Brown took, and her gorgeous "Winter Stars" quilt demonstrates how pairing traditional blocks with contemporary batik designs can bring new life to […]


  8. Join our amigurumi crochet-along! (+ prizes)

    Dear Stitch This! readers: you are cordially invited to participate in the very first Martingale crochet-along. Are you excited? We are! We’re hosting this inaugural crochet-along on our Ravelry group page, and we want you to come join the fun. We’ve chosen amigurumi as our theme, and we’ll be celebrating with prizes, photos, and a […]


  9. You’re invited: a baby-quilt blog tour! (+ giveaway)

    You’re right on time! So glad you could make it to our Modern Baby baby shower—a blog tour featuring sweet, cuddly quilts for babies on the way (or those who’ve just recently arrived). Follow along for the next two weeks as some of today’s hottest designers share their favorite baby stories, introduce you to their […]


  10. Quirky question: your quilting joys

    Posted by on April 17, 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: “Mocha Stars” from Simple Comforts by Kim Diehl (40% off this week only). Talk to a quilter and it’s likely that there’s one part of quiltmaking that […]