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  1. Free printable quilting quote (for fabric lovers only)

    Quilters say the darndest things. Agree with Carrie? If you do, share her sentiments: DOWNLOAD AND PRINT a 5″ x 7″ image of Carrie’s quote for your personal use! Hang it in your sewing space or even frame it—how cute would it be to place this happy message near your stash? COPY AND PASTE today’s […]

  2. Quilting 101: neat way to prepare circles for applique

    If the thought of appliquéing circles and curves makes you break into a sweat/run from the room/reach for the chocolate, pat yourself on the back for reading beyond this post’s headline. And then keep reading, because today we’re sharing a simple method for making accurate circles and smooth curves. You know all those circle quilts […]

  3. Crochet + knitting ideas: 2015 color of the year

    Starting a new project this weekend? Here’s a little crochet and knitting inspiration: a roundup of patterns, yarn, and accessories that all look stunning in Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year. 1. From Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet // 2. Spud and Chloe Sweater in Red Velvet // 3. Knit Picks Rainbow Wood […]

  4. 7 stash-busting batik patterns

    Are there batiks in your stash? Chances are if you have any, you have many. Maybe it’s just the people I know, but in talking with quilters about fabrics, I’ve found that when it comes to batiks, those who like them really, really like them. They don’t just have a few batiks in their stash, […]

  5. 6 quilt tutorials—free from our authors!

    If you’re a regular Stitch This! reader, you know that we love to share techniques, tips, and inspiration to help make your quilting experience successful and fun. One of our favorite ways to do that is to pull together a bunch of our free quilt tutorials and give you a heap of useful quilty information […]

  6. Fusible appliqué made easy with Pat Sloan (+ big giveaway!)

    Moda fabric designer, American Patchwork & Quilting Radio host, prolific author, traveling teacher, quilt-along queen (six already hosted in 2015!), and social-media maven (with a reach of 130,000 between sites, blog, Facebook, and Instagram)—it’s none other than Pat Sloan! What’s next for this beloved quilting personality, known for her boundless creativity and contagious enthusiasm? She’s […]

  7. Tip for built-to-last quilts: sewing one final seam

    What a wonderful feeling it is to finish a quilt top! Whether the next step is to quilt it yourself or to send it out for professional quilting, it’s important to make sure your top is as sturdy as can be to withstand all the quilting ahead. “Little Red” Layer Cake quilt by Carrie Nelson […]

  8. How to read crochet patterns (+ chart)

    What’s one important part of mastering a new skill? Learning the lingo! Understanding what the standard crochet abbreviations mean is one of the first steps you’ll take when learning how to crochet. Patterns generally use abbreviations to describe different crochet stitches to avoid making the instructions too lengthy. Even if you’re a seasoned crocheter, you […]

  9. Spectacular Civil War tribute quilts from Country Threads (+ giveaway!)

    The best-seller The Blue and the Gray: a Civil War fabric lover’s dream. Civil War Remembered: the dream continues. Detail of “Road to Victory” from Civil War Remembered Whether you’re a fan of traditional quilts, Civil War reproduction prints, or deliciously scrappy patterns, these spectacular new designs from Country Threads will inspire you. (And if […]

  10. Flash-sale alert! $6 eBooks for Worldwide Quilting Day

    Yesterday we shared ideas for fun things to do on Worldwide Quilting Day (this coming Saturday). Today’s all about inspiring you to quilt the day away. That’s right—instant-gratification, start-sewing-right-this-minute eBooks for only $6 apiece! Go for a beauty that’s quick and easy, sew up a style that’s fresh and new, or enjoy a challenge. It’s […]