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  1. World Wide Knit in Public Week

    Posted by on May 31, 2013, in crochet & knitting, , ,

    Left: photo from World Wide Knit in Public Week 2007, by Todd Huffman. Have you heard about World Wide Knit in Public Week? That’s right, knitters (and crocheters!) around the world have their very own week to celebrate and spread the art of knitting. And this year’s celebration is right around the corner! This year, […]

  2. Free patchwork download from Kim Diehl

    Detail of “Buttercream Twist” (free quilt pattern download below) When Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker combined their talents to write Homestyle Quilts, their goal was simple…literally. They aimed to present you with simple patterns (13 + 2 bonus projects), simple techniques (like Kim’s invisible machine appliqué), and simple recipes to fix and forget (to leave […]

  3. Quirky question: your quilting fears?

    Posted by on May 29, 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: “Naptime Monkey” from Polka-Dot Kids’ Quilts by Jean Van Bockel. It takes a leap of faith to become a quilter (as evidenced in so many answers to […]

  4. Eleven-year fever breaks: Log Cabin is back! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on May 28, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    The beloved Log Cabin patchwork quilt has been around since the dawn of, well, log cabins! Just as beloved is designer Evelyn Sloppy—and her sought-after, hard-to-get, coveted homage to the timeless Log Cabin block is now back in print. Log Cabin Fever was first published in 2002, and continued requests for its rerelease are a […]

  5. Quilts for kids (not babies, kids!)

    Posted by on May 27, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    While it’s possible for a fabric stash to shrink, the same cannot be said for babies. They get bigger. And when Baby outgrows her tummy-time quilt, what’s a quilter to do? Make another quilt, of course. And although finding adorable patterns for baby quilts is easy, locating just the right quilt for older kids can […]

  6. Essential crochet techniques for your arsenal

    Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a newbie to the art, you know that the key to perfectly crafted projects is mastering essential crochet techniques—from the basics like making simple stitches and determining gauge, to doing increases, decreases, and joining crochet seams. Nancie Wiseman, one of our most prolific and best-selling crochet authors, knows this, […]

  7. Classic patchwork blocks made fresh (+ giveaway!)

    For popular blogger and designer Katy Jones, quilting is an ancient art. She hails from the UK, where patchwork and quilting date back as far as the 15th century. And although some may categorize Katy’s design sense as “modern,” she shies away from the label. In the introduction to her new book, 25 Patchwork Quilt […]

  8. Quirky question: how did you become a quilter?

    Posted by on May 22, 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: “Large Starburst” from Quilter’s Happy Hour by Lori Buhler. We often share stories about the “hows” in our lives: how did we meet our spouse? How did […]

  9. Roundup: 52 quilting tutorials

    When Stitch This! launched just over a year ago, one of our goals was to pack posts with interesting, fun, and helpful quilting tutorials. Recently we took an inventory of those quilting tutorials and were giddy to find that we’d amassed 52 so far—that’s about one tute a week! Today we’ve classified, categorized, and compartmentalized […]

  10. Sewing curves in quilting: easy techniques

    There are a few places in the quiltmaking world that even some of the most experienced fear to tread: one of them is that small town where they mysteriously make quilt patterns with circles. Or curves. Or circles and curves. Oh, you’ve never taken the trip? Well, small towns are known for their creativity, their […]