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  1. American quilt revival 2: modern quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Have you been bitten by the modern-quilting bug? Been curious about its development? Or have you simply brushed the bug aside? Regardless of where you piece yourself into the quiltmaking spectrum, the modern-quilt movement is big—and it’s quickly becoming known as the second American quilt revival (the first occurred as part of our country’s bicentennial […]


  2. Quirky question: scary stitching

    Posted by on October 30, 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: “I Feel Like a Witch” from Out of the Box by Mary Lou Weidman (only $6.00 for the eBook through November 3). See a slideshow of quilts […]


  3. Scared to choose colors? Try neutral quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Think neutrals are drab, dull, and only for guys? No way! A “neutral” is anything that’s not on the color wheel—and that leaves a lot of choices. Fabric makers are stuffing quilt-shop shelves with more striking, high-quality neutrals than ever, and Pat Wys became one of the reigning queens of the neutral look with her […]


  4. Six-buck eBooks all October! Final week: just for fun

    FINAL WEEK: JUST FOR FUN! Why do we quilt? Of course, we say we quilt for gifts and decorating and charities and more…but let’s speak the truth. We quilt because it’s FUN! During the last week of our October eBook sale, treat yourself to quilt patterns—strictly for fun—from the popular eBooks below. This week, they’re […]


  5. All about knitting—for less! (+ giveaway!)

    Hey Knitters! Don’t you just love everything about knitting? Or perhaps you’re just starting out and you want to learn more about knitting. Or maybe you’re like me and you love almost everything about knitting, but every once in a while there’s something you need to look up to make sure you’re doing it correctly. […]


  6. Four decades of quilts: a quick history

    How long have you been quilting? How have your quilts changed over time? What kinds of tools did you have at your disposal when you started—and what did you do without? Today we take a stroll down memory lane with two popular authors as they tell us about a new presentation they’re taking on the […]


  7. Quirky question: I’m a quilter

    Posted by on October 23, 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: “Vintage Bow Ties” from Bits and Pieces by Karen Costello Soltys (only $6.00 for the eBook through October 27). See a slideshow of quilts from the book […]


  8. Drowning in precuts? Grab this lifesaver (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Floating in a sea of precuts? Let designer Gerri Robinson toss you a lifesaver. As the owner and designer behind Planted Seed Designs, Gerri’s forged a fast friendship with precuts of all kinds. And through her new book, A Cut Above, you’ll learn how to best use yours. Gerri’s quilt patterns will make beautiful use […]


  9. Six-buck eBooks all October! This week: quick quilts

    WEEK THREE: QUICK QUILTS! Need an easy-to-make gift? A fast quilt for a charity event? A quick stitching fix? Sewing simple projects is like making tasty weeknight meals—perhaps they aren’t as fancy as a Christmas dinner, but they can be speedy, satisfying, and oh-so fun! During our October eBook sale, treat yourself to simple quilts […]


  10. All you can stitch: $6 eBooks!

    This weekend we’re helping you stock up on all the knitting and crochet patterns you can stitch—with a $6 eBook sale! Right: from Knitted Shawls, Stoles, and Scarves by Nancie M. Wiseman Choose from a selection of books with patterns for your fall fashion favorites—scarves, wraps, and shawls! Get seven selected eBooks for just $6 […]