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  1. Be the star of the baby shower: free knitting pattern x 3!

    Spring means colorful flowers, bright green leaves, and, of course, baby showers! Why not combine all three in an adorable handmade gift that’s quick and easy to knit? We’ve got a darling blanket, hat, and bootie set that any Mom-to-be would adore—and best of all, the pattern is free. FREE PATTERN: “Flowers” from Blankets, Hats, […]


  2. Fat quarter storage ideas

    Fat quarters are like little bundles of fabric joy. But as you continue to stockpile them, they can start to turn on you… And transform from a tidy collection of tantalizing tidbits into some downright chaotic clutter! Leave it to bestselling author Kim Diehl to dream up a near-effortless way to get a handle on […]


  3. Bring on the BBQs! Free apron sewing pattern and more for summer

    There’s nothing quite like summertime grillin’ and chillin’. Before the season arrives, why not prep to grill and chill in style with a little pre-summer sewing? In this retro-style set, each oven mitt has a strip of Velcro attached to the wrist on the palm side. The facing Velcro sections are attached to the front […]


  4. Put an end to UFOs with quilt-finishing smarts (tutorial + giveaway!)

    It’s an ongoing conundrum for quilters: why do we let our UFOs (or WIPs, or whatever you might call your unfinished quilts) pile up? If you’re like many quilters, the reason is this: the techniques you currently rely on to finish your quilts aren’t efficient or easy—and that can make finishing quilts feel more frustrating […]


  5. Great Depression patterns + scraps: a perfect pair (+ sale!)

    The first 1930s reproduction fabrics appeared in the late 1980s. Within 10 years, they were seemingly everywhere, along with authentic 1930s patterns to use them in. Even now, many fabric companies include a ’30s collection in each season’s new line. That means that quite a few of you have a ’30s stash to be proud […]


  6. Need a vacation? Plan a “yarncation!”

    Imagine the perfect vacation for knitters and crocheters: a cruise to the Shetland Islands—that paradise of supple, chunky wool yarn—on a luxurious cruise ship loaded with stitchaholics who each have a serious yarn stash and a collection of knitting patterns to back it up, just like you. Yes, such a thing really does exist! Knitting […]


  7. Memorial Day: honor them with a Quilt of Valor

    When I was growing up, the last Monday in May was called Decoration Day. It was established in 1868 as a day to honor those who died in the Civil War by decorating their graves with flowers. It wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, and by then its scope had […]


  8. How to make a scrap quilt: 3 wonderful ways (+ flash sale!)

    Are you sew very happy when you make quilts that are scrappy? Today we’ve got three reasons to celebrate scrapaholics—a spectacular sale on a trio of eBooks filled with scrap-quilt ideas and patterns from some of the best in the business. Right now they’re only $6 each! Sale ends May 21 at noon (PST), so […]


  9. 15 terrific twists: the Irish Chain quilt block links us all (+ giveaway!)


    Each month, our editorial department presents upcoming books to our marketing department. Not only does everyone get to hear about books on the way, they get to see projects up close and in person, too. When the new book Irish Chain Quilts was presented at the meeting a few months ago, it created a unique […]


  10. Reasons to try paper piecing right now

    In a recent post about the new book of paper-pieced quilt patterns, Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, we asked Stitch This! readers to describe your level of paper-piecing prowess. More than 1000 of you enthusiastically responded (thank you!), and your comments told us that while many of you are paper-piecing fans, others haven’t yet caught […]