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  1. Connect to tradition: vintage quilts, modern techniques (+ sale!)

    Quilting and its traditions and techniques certainly have evolved over the years, haven’t they? It’s hard to imagine that before sewing machines and rotary cutters and all the shiny, happy gadgets we have to help us with our quilting today, quilts were made entirely by hand with each precious scrap of fabric carefully cut out […]

  2. Toys kids will LOVE—and you’ll love to make!

    Knitted cat dolls from Playful Little Knits Remember those paper dolls we all loved as kids? The best part of playing with paper dolls was using my imagination: one doll could fill many different roles depending on how I dressed her. Maybe many of you can relate. If there’s one thing kids have in excess, […]

  3. Second anniversary, big celebration: $1 ePattern sale!

    We can hardly believe it—today is our second anniversary at Stitch This! You’ll never guess what the traditional celebratory gift is for second anniversaries: COTTON. Seriously. How’s that for perfection? We wouldn’t mind cotton as the go-to gift for every anniversary we celebrate (and we’re guessing you wouldn’t mind either!). But a gift to celebrate […]

  4. Quirky question: your favorite fabric

    Posted by on March 12, 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! At right: "Regatta" from Cottage-Style Quilts by Mary Hickey. Below, see a slideshow of all 16 quilts from the book. For every devoted quilter, there’s an equally devoted […]

  5. Get to know a Civil War fabric fanatic (+ fabric giveaway!)

    How She Spent Her Summer Vacation Carol Hopkins started quilting in the days before rotary cutters (Yes, Virginia, there was a time when quilts were cut out with scissors). It was 1980, and she made a queen-size Log Cabin quilt using a yardstick to measure her pieces. That’s determination for you! She was drawn to […]

  6. “Block” out your calendar: Worldwide Quilting Day March 15

    Posted by on March 10, 2014, in quilting & sewing,

    (In five days and counting…) It only comes once a year—the grandest justification for setting aside all commitments, responsibilities, and obligations in order to dedicate your day to just one love: quilting! Worldwide Quilting Day is Saturday, March 15. This handy excuse to put your creativity above all else transpires only once every 365 days, […]

  7. Quirky Question: your week, the highlights (+ sale)

    Posted by on March 7, 2014, in crochet & knitting, ,

    Thanks for coming back for the monthly Quirky Question! The question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could get an eBook for free. Left: from Contemporary Crochet by Sys Fredens. SALE ALERT: only $8.39! Imagine you’re a reporter and your editor has asked you to write a feel-good story about your […]

  8. Can YOU quilt it? You bet—learn how now (+ big giveaway!)

    If you ever wondered, “How did she quilt that?,” you’ve been in the same boat as Kim Diehl’s preferred machine quilter, Deborah Poole. A hand quilter for years, Deborah taught herself how to free-motion quilt, step by tiny step. Now she’s sharing her own brand of shortcuts and secrets for free-motion quilting in her new […]

  9. Quirky question: who have you helped become a quilter?

    Posted by on March 5, 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: “Bears in the Berry Patch” by Deanne Eisenman, from That Patchwork Place Quilt Collection. Get the eBook for $11.99 this week only; see a slideshow of quilts […]

  10. Making a quilt sandwich: step-by-step tutorial

    In a recent Quirky Question we asked what one quiltmaking skill you’d like to get better at—and we were surprised when so many of you chose the same thing! Can you guess what so many quilters want to improve upon? If you guessed quilting your own quilts, you’d be as right as a 90-degree angle. […]