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  1. The generous fiber artist (+giveaway)

    Posted by on August 30, 2013, in crochet & knitting,

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill Left: From Knits from the Heart by Kristin Spurkland Whether they’re knitting monsters to console hurting children or making blankets for newborns, knitters and crocheters are a generous and caring bunch. We consider it a privilege […]

  2. Veterans need your quilts: join Quilted in Honor

    Right: “Hometown Afternoon” from Red, White, and Sometimes Blue. Quilters are a bighearted bunch. When we learn about people who have sacrificed or suffered, we talk to each other. We organize. And using the skills we’ve honed, we find a way to help. It’s the compassion and generosity of quilters that led to the creation […]

  3. Quirky question: in a creative rut?

    Posted by on August 28, 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: The Quilter’s Home eBook series by Lois Krushina Fletcher. See a slideshow of quilts from each eBook below. If you’re any kind of creative type, you might […]

  4. Modern Christmas quilts (from a traditional quilter) + giveaway!

    Christmas always brings a mix of old and new. Year after year, familiar ornaments hang from the tree, favorite dishes are prepared, stories of Christmases past are shared, and time-honored traditions are kept. And yet the year’s changes—growing children, new additions to the family, new jobs, new homes, new friends, new pursuits—merge into our established […]

  5. Japanese fabric: quilt patterns, motifs, sashiko, more

    Have you ever come across quilts made with Japanese fabrics? If not, you’re in for an elegant treat. Today we’ll shed light on three time-honored approaches to making Japanese-style quilts, where fabrics, motifs, and stitches combine for a dramatic look. First: discover the fabrics! You’ll learn how authentic Japanese fabrics—like indigo, kasuri, and yukata—are made […]

  6. One grammy, a set of needles, and 14 great designs

    They say that necessity is the mother of invention—and of great knitting designs, of course! As her family began to grow, grammy and author Doreen L. Marquart got down to work and designed cute and functional knit baby clothes and accessories that parents and grandparents alike can appreciate. Easy Knitting for Baby is a follow-up […]

  7. First Kim Diehl patterns back in print (+ giveaway!)

    “I didn’t plan to become a quiltmaker, but somehow fate intervened and quiltmaking found me. While wandering through a sidewalk sale one afternoon, I chanced upon a sampler quilt pattern and was immediately smitten. I impulsively purchased yards and yards of fabric, assorted sewing notions, and something called a rotary cutter. I dove headfirst into […]

  8. Quirky question: your best compliment?

    Posted by on August 21, 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! “Plan C” from Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson (save 40% on the book through August 25). See a slideshow of quilts from the book below. Merriam-Webster defines […]

  9. Quilting for men: pattern roundup

    Posted by on August 20, 2013, in quilting & sewing, ,

    When you want to quilt for men, the stitching world can seem overwhelmingly girly, full of floral prints, pink fabrics, and sweet motifs. So if you’re planning to make quilts for men—quilts that the guys in your life will be thrilled to receive—where can you find robust guy-quilt inspiration? Right here at Stitch This! In […]

  10. Give me quilts with squares and rectangles

    Posted by on August 19, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    “Quilts with squares and rectangles only, please!” Ah, the call of a quilter looking for something simple to stitch. Squares and rectangles are the building blocks of most quilts, and for good reason. Simple shapes with straight lines and 90-degree corners, squares and rectangles are easy to cut, easy to arrange, and easy to sew. […]