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  1. Stitching resolutions

    Posted by on January 17, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

    ’Tis the season for resolutions. Do you make them? Do you keep them? Over the years, I’ve learned that setting strict resolutions is a surefire path to failure. Rather than declaring, “I’m going to lose 30 pounds by summer,” I go with, “I’m going to spend more time exercising so I can stay healthy.” That’s […]

  2. Star quilt-block patterns for an astronomical block challenge

    Posted by on January 16, 2014, in quilting & sewing,

    Think about you, quilting. Pair that image with your wildest, most wouldn’t-it-be-amazing dream. What does your marvel of a quilting experience look like? For astronaut Karen Nyberg, her quilting adventure was a literal out-of-this world event: making a quilt block in orbit, on the International Space Station. Wow! Inspiration doesn’t come on a scale much […]

  3. Quirky question: your UFOs are calling you…

    Posted by on January 15, 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! See a slideshow from The Best of Black Mountain Quilts by Teri Christopherson below. A common theme emerged in your answers to our recent Quirky Question about new-year’s […]

  4. Simple quilts for children – and the cedar chest (+ giveaway!)

    Think you can only go in two directions when you’re quilting for kids—the utilitarian route or the heirloom route? If you’ve been looking for kids’ quilts that are both easy and unforgettable, quilt designer Kristin Roylance is here to show you how you can fulfill both wishes. For Kristin, it’s all in the details. In […]

  5. How to sew a quarter-inch seam – perfectly, every time – in 5 steps (+ sale)

    No matter what kind of quilter you may be—traditional, modern, art, country, beginner, expert, and every kind in between—there’s something we all need to master: the art of the ¼" seam. In their bestselling book The Simple Joys of Quilting, popular designers Mary Hickey and Joan Hanson share a foolproof method for getting a perfect […]

  6. Crochet-inspired nurseries: 5 ways

    Looking for ways to incorporate your love of crochet into your decor? Then let us introduce you to Stacey Trock’s brand-new book Modern Baby Crochet. You can browse the internet all day for decorating ideas, but you won’t find anything this charming and unique! Stacey has employed her famously-cute crochet designs to create the perfect […]

  7. Paper piecing flower patterns: 27 dazzling blocks, video tips (+ giveaway!)

    Adore featuring flowers in your quilts—but appliqué isn’t your forte? There is another way to plant flowers in a quilted garden: try paper-pieced flower-quilt patterns instead! A creative team from the Netherlands—Maaike Bakker and Françoise Maarse—is ready to inspire you to stitch stunning bouquets, garden paths, wreaths, and more for every season. Today we welcome […]

  8. Quirky question: name your quilting space

    Posted by on January 8, 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: From Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space by Lois L. Hallock. Get the eBook for only $11.37 through January 12 (see a slideshow of sewing-room makeovers below). Does […]

  9. Wish-list day! New quilting books coming in 2014 (+ giveaway!)

    Welcome to Wish-List Day at Stitch This! Time for a sneak peek at new quilting books and more coming out in the next three months. Click on any cover to use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” options at ShopMartingale—we’ll help you keep track of the books you want. Now, let us introduce you to […]

  10. 7 quick, low-cost fixes for your quilting space

    Do you have a quilting studio? A room? Half a room? A corner? No matter how much (or how little) room you’re able to dedicate to quilting, it can work beautifully—with the right setup. If the stress of space constraints, time limitations, and budget restrictions have stopped you from creating the quilting mecca of your […]