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  1. Six-buck eBooks all October! This week: Christmas

    WEEK ONE: HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Get a jump on the approaching season with inspiring Christmas quilts and other fabric projects to download instantly—you can literally start stitching just minutes from now. Choose from any of the holly-jolly eBooks below; this week they’re all only $6 each! Sale ends at midnight on Sunday, October 6. P.S.: If […]


  2. Tools for sock-knitting success (+ giveaway!)

    We’ve all heard that using the right tool makes any job easier, and if you’ve ever tried to loosen a screw using a butter knife, you know those words are true. Well, they apply to knitting just as they do to any other activity. Having the right yarn and needles for the project is key […]


  3. Quilts for happy times, heartbreak (+ giveaway)

    Have you ever had someone close to you experience a dramatic life event—either heartwarming or heartbreaking—and you wanted to let them know you care more than words could express? Sometimes giving something of yourself, whether it’s time, hugs, a nourishing meal, or a simple gift, can be healing not only for the person going through […]


  4. Quirky question: name that quilter

    Posted by on September 25, 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: Quilts from Aunt Amy by Country Threads (eBook only). See a slideshow of quilts from the book below. On a quilter’s best day, she’s in the zone—energized, […]


  5. How to make a quilt sleeve—quick! (video)

    Mary Burns, marketing coordinator, readying quilts to hang in the Quilt Market booth, Fall 2012. Your quilt is finished—and you want the whole world to see it! Beyond a bed, a perfect place to show off a quilt you’re proud of is on a wall. No matter the size, quilts on walls instantly offer a […]


  6. Table runners + mantel quilts: key to straight edges

    Decorating with quilts—heck, just plain decorating—becomes instantly easy when you’ve got a stash of table runners and mantel quilts at the ready. Surroundings feeling a little stale? Bring out a table runner to introduce a punch of color. Eager to celebrate a change of season? Drape a small quilt over a side table to quickly […]


  7. How Rebecca Danger uses leftover yarn (+giveaway!)

    Let’s be honest. How big is that pile of scrap yarn you own anyway? If you’re like us, you’re perpetually holding on to those last few yards of yummy yarn, hoping for a rainy day (that’s raining patterns with minimal yardage requirements, that is!). Dear reader, that day has arrived. Rebecca Danger, best-selling author and […]


  8. Oh-so-easy quilts from Me and My Sister (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Planning to spend this weekend stitching your way through your UFO pile? Not so fast! If your UFOs have waited this long to see the finish line, perhaps they can wait a weekend longer. Why wait? Because Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs—famous for their fresh, fun, and fabulously fast quilts—have […]


  9. Quirky question: best quilt ever (that you kept?)

    Posted by on September 18, 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! “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” from Folk-Art Favorites by Avis Shirer and Tammy Johnson. See a slideshow of quilts from the book below. Perhaps you’re the […]


  10. Easy piecing + seasonal appliqué = Patchwork Plus!

    Detail of "Freedom Waves" from Patchwork Plus I know, I know…many of you don’t “do” appliqué patterns. But what if it’s fusible appliqué that is super quick, super easy, and super cute? Would you consider giving it a try? Patchwork Plus by Geralyn Powers features easy one-block quilts with a touch of seasonal appliqué. She […]