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  1. Hot new trend in home decor: knitted blankets

    Posted by on May 17, 2013, in crochet & knitting, ,

    (Left: “Butterfly Wings” from 20 Easy Knitted Blankets and Throws) If you’ve taken a stroll through the home-decor store at the mall or browsed through the latest home-goods catalog, you may have noticed a trend: knitted blankets and throws! Something about a lush hand-knit blanket brings instant comfort and relaxation to a room, whether it’s […]

  2. Amazing quilts for men (+ giveaway!)

    Quilts-for-guys patterns seem few and far between, don’t they? Sure, in theory you can take any quilt pattern and make it in typical masculine colors. But we quilters want our work to amaze and astonish. And if your goal is to get that kind of reaction, finding just the right quilt for men in your […]

  3. Quirky question: your quilt haiku

    Posted by on May 15, 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! (Below: “Ladybug Jamboree” by Cyndi Walker; ePattern $4.99.) A fun trend sweeping the blogiverse got us thinking about an unusual challenge for Quirky Question readers: haiku poems. After […]

  4. Do you download quilt eBooks? An author’s review

    Are you on the fence about eBooks? You’re not alone. In fact, one of our popular authors, Mary Elizabeth Kinch, was decidedly undecided about eBooks—until she challenged herself to learn more about their advantages and disadvantages. Luckily, Mary Elizabeth had a very special eBook to experiment with—Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts—which she cowrote! She shared her […]

  5. Things to sew with fabric (besides quilts): 4 ideas

    Have you made a quilt (or more) for every friend, family member, coworker, and child in your life, but you still don’t see a dent in your fabric stash? Perhaps it’s time to explore things to sew with fabric that may not be quite as cuddly as a quilt but that promise just as much […]

  6. Knit (or crochet) for style! + 40% OFF

    Here’s a little quiz for you, Stitch This! readers: 1. Where do you go for fashion inspiration? a) Straight to the runway! I love to read Vogue, follow New York Fashion Week, and subscribe to designer blogs. b) I like to browse Pinterest, and I get outfit ideas from my friends. c) If it’s on […]

  7. Scrap quilting made simple: 3 ways (+ giveaway!)

    One block, three ways: planned, coordinated, and make-do quilt blocks from Triple-Play Scrap Quilting If your fabric yardage, precuts, scraps, and quilt-shop visits are growing exponentially with no signs of stopping, consider yourself a kindred spirit with designer Nancy Allen. A quilter since the age of 12, she estimates that she could easily make more […]

  8. Quirky question: high-speed quilts

    Posted by on May 8, 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 “Springtime” quilt by Evelyn Sloppy.) There are times for careful pinning, precise piecing, thoughtful pressing, and meticulous quilting…and then there’s those times when the baby shower/birthday […]

  9. The easiest quilt pattern ever

    How many times in your quilting life have you found yourself needing to bang out a quilt as quickly as possible? Perhaps you’re a beginner who wants to make a quilt that’s not too complicated. Or, maybe you’re like me and don’t find matching points and navigating complicated piecing fun (just call me the Pointless […]

  10. Quilt sandwich tips + patchwork plenty!

    Ah, treasure! That’s what I think when I see a big, heavy book loaded with patchwork quilt patterns. Twenty different quilts? Think of the possibilities! Twenty-six quilts, each with directions for multiple sizes? How versatile! How about 101 different patchwork designs? With that many quilts, you know there’s gonna be plenty to like. We’ve rounded […]