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  1. Keep it together: organizing knitting projects (+ free pattern)

    Posted by on January 31, 2014, in crochet & knitting, , ,

    Under the bed? In shoeboxes? Stuffed in various nooks and crannies? How do YOU store your yarn? How about your current knitting or crochet projects? I’m ashamed to admit that mine are currently stuffed in a magazine caddy underneath my bedside table, but I’m pretty sure today’s free pattern will change all that. All you’ll […]


  2. Stitchin’ for the kitchen: pretty, practical projects + BIG giveaway day!

    Much buzz has been building for a new book that marries two of the happiest hobbies: sewing and cooking. Today you’ll meet 13 talented designers and see the projects they created for Kitchen Stitches—we guarantee you’ll be inspired to get stitchin’ for your kitchen right away! The collection ranges from functional staples that every cook […]


  3. Quirky question: get happy and rich in 2014?

    Posted by on January 29, 2014, 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: “Freddy Feathers Baby Chick” from Out of the Box with Easy Blocks. Get the eBook for $10.19 this week; see a slideshow of quilts from the book […]


  4. Strip quilts to (speedily) eat up your Jelly Roll stash (+ giveaway!)

    Fess up: how many of you have so many unused 2½" strips that a sinkhole is taking shape in your sewing space? As beautiful as that sinkhole would be, it’s not where we imagined our glorious fabric finds would wind up. Don’t we all want those cotton ribbons of delight to end up in quilts? […]


  5. Kick-start your quilt creativity…with cows?

    Are you stuck in a creative rut? If you can relate to quilter’s block (hmm…yes, pun intended!), today’s the day to step away from whatever barriers are boxing you in. Case in point: cow quilts. (Wait. Cows?) Yes, cows! After seeing Mary Lou Weidman and Melanie McFarland’s comical “Purple Cow” quilt (right) in their book […]


  6. What’cha wearing this weekend? Knitting “Saturday” sweaters

    Who says you have to lounge around in sweatpants for the sake of weekend comfort? Not Doreen Marquart! You may know her as a designer of adorable knits for baby, but did you know she’s also a prolific designer of adult garments? Before she wrote Grammy’s Favorite Knits for Baby, Doreen wrote the handbook for […]


  7. Quilters, congregate! Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day is on…

    Ditch your plans. Clear your schedule. Toss your to-do list and call your quilty friends. Saturday, January 25, is the second-annual Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day, and you’ve just gotta be there to lend your support! Quilt shops around the country are hosting special events and lots of fabric-filled fun for their celebrating customers. […]


  8. Quirky question: Gotta get to my LQS because…

    Posted by on January 22, 2014, 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: “China Blue” from English Cottage Quilts by Pamela Mostek. Get the eBook for $11.97 this week only; see a slideshow of quilts from the book below. The […]


  9. Cheer up! 1930s quilt blocks come back to life (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Does nostalgia leap into your heart when you see a 1930s quilt? When you think about it, it’s astonishing that such cheerful beauty emerged from such a challenging time in American history. The style, colors, and motifs of 1930s quilts are instantly recognizable and full of fun, and they can just as instantly make us […]


  10. Wintertime blues? Make springtime quilts! (+ sale)

    Are you suffering from the wintertime blues? Is spring looking too far away to even dream about? Luckily, as quilters, we have the power to make it ANY season ANY time we wish. Spring is as close as your sewing room (or the dining room in my case!). And if you’re looking for ways to […]