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  1. Folk-art: quilts with a common thread

    Posted by on September 16, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    We quilters tend to love the warmth and continuity represented by antique quilts. We also itch to create something new. How to marry the two? If you’re looking to pair tradition with a dash of fanciful, don’t miss today’s roundup of easy quilt patterns made in the folk-art style. What other quilting genre so charmingly […]

  2. Weekend sale: $5 eBooks!

    Are you looking forward to spending time with your knitting needles or perhaps a crochet hook this weekend? You’re in luck—we’re offering a sweet sale on two of our most popular eBooks: Crochet for Tots by Nancy Queen and Ocean Breezes by Sheryl Thies. This weekend only, you can download these eBooks for $5 each. […]

  3. The giving season: charity quilt organizations (+ prizes)

    The passion quilters have for their craft is contagious—and why wouldn’t it be? Quilting is often a shared affair. Guilds, groups, get-togethers, swaps, round-robins, quilt-alongs, and more provide a place for us to show and tell—not to mention those trips to the local quilt shop, where quilters love to congregate too! They say there’s strength […]

  4. Quirky question: a quilting clue

    Posted by on September 11, 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! “Tulip Festival” from Quilts from Larkspur Farm. See a slideshow of quilts from the book below. Last week we asked about your very first quilt. We’ll bet you’ve […]

  5. Are you a confident quilter? (+ giveaway!)

    How did you catch the quilting bug? For many quilters, that first bite occurred as a direct result of just one factor: the fabric! A lot of those quilters have been receiving treatment for their condition at their local quilt shop ever since. For most, it’s a lifelong affliction. Designer Elizabeth Dackson found quilting while […]

  6. Plan your escape: destination quilts

    Do you ever feel like you’re in another world while you’re quilting? The quilts we make have a delightful way providing “take me away!” moments just when we need them. Today we’ll introduce you to what we’re calling “destination quilts.” If you need a break from the hectic pace, mounting stress, or tedious doldrums of […]

  7. How to substitute yarns

    One of the questions we get from readers is, “How do I knit or crochet this project with a different yarn than the pattern calls for?” In this three-part series, we’ve given you an introduction to yarn and shared five tips for buying yarn at your local shop. Now that you’re an expert in understanding […]

  8. Halloween quilts: patterns free to download (if you dare)

    Did you hear that? It’s the sound of leaves rustling, wind whipping, doors creaking, footsteps pacing, cats yowling, ghosts howling, spirits screaming…naw! The leaves, the wind, and the occasional chill in the air simply means the countdown to Halloween is officially on. The whimsy of the coming season isn’t one itty-bitty bit scary…although it may […]

  9. Quirky question: your first quilt

    Posted by on September 4, 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: “My Cotswold Cottages” from Fig Tree Quilts: Houses by Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan (save 40% on the book through September 8). See a slideshow of quilts […]

  10. Quilt patterns with large blocks (+ craft book month!)

    NEWS FLASH: We interrupt our regularly scheduled Monday post to bring you this special news: September is Craft Book Month at Craft Buds! Lindsay Conner, editor of the Craft Buds blog, is celebrating crafty books throughout September with daily posts about our favorite subject. She’s asked us to share a favorite craft book and show […]