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  1. Roundup: our top 5 free quilting videos

    Need some quilting inspiration today? Check out our top 5 free quilting videos on YouTube—a great group of creative how-to tutorials that’ll get you motivated to try something new! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive updates whenever we add new videos. Reading this blog post in an email? Click here to see any of […]


  2. Sewing games for kids: batteries not required (+ giveaway!)

    How can you inspire kids to unplug from that video game, TV, or computer and choose to play together instead? With your love of sewing! And with the holidays at hand, there’s no better time for introducing new fun and games—that you make yourself. “Pancake Party” For about the price of one commercial game, the […]


  3. The more the merrier: one quilt book, many designers

    Imagine it: you’ve just arrived at the ultimate quilt show. Peeking down an aisle, you see several popular quilt designers teaching attendees a special technique and sharing how they made final fabric choices for new designs. You happily browse the aisles, stopping to admire one designer’s latest quilt, leaning in to learn a clever technique […]


  4. The secret to warmer mittens: stranded knitting

    It’s one of the coldest places on earth, and its heritage of stranded colorwork knitting inspired this gorgeous design (at left). Can you guess the location? (No, it’s not Buffalo!) If you guessed Russia, you’re right! Charlene Schurch, author of Mostly Mittens, was inspired by the Komi people, an originally nomadic population who began settling […]


  5. How to transfer patterns to fabric for quilting: no-mark method

    There are many ways to mark designs on a quilt top in preparation for quilting. But have you ever tried not marking your quilt top? See how six-time Martingale author Mary M. Covey transfers her beautiful machine-quilting patterns to fabric without pencils, pens, or chalks ever touching her quilts. No-Marking Method for Machine Quilting from […]


  6. Fast, festive, fun!: ornaments, stockings, and tree skirts

    Quilts are great to make for Christmas—but what about all the extra little goodies we get to create this time of year? Today we’ve put together a special roundup of smaller-than-a-quilt projects to whip up for gifts, decorating, or simply for spending a few extra hours at the sewing machine. Go classic, modern, or somewhere […]


  7. 3 make-in-a-day Christmas projects


    Want to make at least one new project for the holiday season, but aren’t sure you can find the time? Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays sway you. You deserve a little sewing fun! We’ve scoured our holiday books and chosen three super-simple Christmas projects that will fit into most any time-crunched […]


  8. Save big during Cyber Week – 20, 30, 40 percent!

    Posted by on December 1, 2014, in crochet & knitting, quilting & sewing,

    Skip the car, skip the crowds, and enjoy rare discounts on popular books during our Cyber Week sale! This week only, save big on nearly 100 books about quilting, sewing, knitting, and crochet. Get printed books or eBooks—the choice is yours! >>> Buy print books, get free eBook versions* Buy eBooks, save even more! <<< […]