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  1. Still stitching on Christmas Eve? A song (and video) for you

    Posted by on December 24, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    “Argyle” from Simply Modern Christmas by Cindy Lammon
 A very merry Christmas Eve to you! Still quilting, sewing, knitting, or crocheting? Some of us are too. Whether your handmade holiday gifts are under the tree or still in several pieces, every Christmas stitcher has the same goal: to complete a project, wrap it in pretty […]


  2. Best quilt books of the year: your top 10 of 2014

    Can you guess who appliqued this beautiful quilt corner (right)? That person wrote our #1 best-selling book of 2014! (Hint: around here, her books are always a big “deal.”) Time to reveal your top 10 quilt books of 2014! Read on to find out which books made the cut. Which bestsellers do you own—and which […]


  3. Make 2015 the year of the art quilt

    Welcome, Holiday Blog Blitz visitors! See our contribution to SewCalGal’s holiday-recipe blog hop at the bottom of this post—a decadent dessert from the book Coffee-Time Quilts. Enjoy! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t. It’s not that I haven’t tried, but despite my best intentions, my enthusiasm begins to wane by the middle of […]


  4. Top 5 knit + crochet books: your 2014 favorites

    As 2014 comes to a close, we look back on a fabulous year of sharing handmade love with you, our readers. From knitting and crochet tips and tricks to heartwarming stories and friendly giveaways, we had, without a doubt, an incredibly full year. And best of all, we shared dozens of delightful books with brand-new […]


  5. 7 days to Christmas! 9 make-in-a-day (or less) projects

    Quilt detail from Here Comes Winter One week until Christmas: who’s left on your nice list? You want to make them something from the heart…but is there enough time left? With a little quick-sew magic, the answer is yes! Below you’ll find nine projects to put together in just a few hours. Projects are from […]


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  7. 9 ways with big quilt blocks: a cozy home quick! (+ giveaway)

    Do you love surrounding yourself with all things quilty—pieces that add a cozy vibe to your home while showing off your creativity too? Enhancing her home with quilted treasures is one of best-selling author Amy Ellis’s passions. In her new book Think Big, she shares her secret for warming up stark spaces with quilts of […]


  8. Mini quilts bring maximum cheer

    In the run-up to Christmas it seems we’re always racing to finish projects we should have started much earlier than we did. We put the last few stitches in the binding on the family quilts and start right in on the quilts for best friends, guild buddies, and the office Secret Santa. Well, here’s a […]


  9. 12 last-minute Christmas gifts to knit or crochet

    There are only 12 days until Christmas! How are your handmade gifts coming along? If you’re crunched for time and still want to give something handmade, here’s a roundup of last-minute handmade Christmas gifts. With six quick, easy crochet projects and six quick-knit projects, you can make one every day between now and Christmas. Don’t […]


  10. Everyday objects, extraordinary quilts (video + giveaway!)

    Ever notice something seemingly ordinary—a chain-link fence, a pile of leaves, a string of beads, a tile floor—and thought, “That would make a great quilt!”? If you have, you’ll find a kindred spirit in designer Heather Scrimsher. Her passion? Creating extraordinary modern quilt patterns from the ordinary things she sees everyday. “Fall Leaves” In her […]