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  1. Vote for change we can all agree on (more pocket change)

    Posted by on October 31, 2016, in quilting & sewing,

    Wondering who’ll win the election? We are too—but today we’re voting to make more room in our warehouse for the beautiful books coming in 2017. And that means BIG savings for you! Cast your ballot by checking the boxes for your choice of new books. Our promise: Whatever you elect to purchase, there’s a new […]


  2. Seams: to glue or not to glue? Watch this video first

    While it’s fun to have long-term quilting projects to work on—challenging quilts that might take months or even years to finish—I frequently find myself on a much tighter deadline. Maybe there’s a new baby on the way or a friend in need of comfort, and time really is of the essence. Theresa Ward’s book Sew, […]


  3. From The Splendid Sampler: stitch a Splendid basket handle!

    When Pat Sloan asked me to participate in The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along by designing an original block that signified my life as a quilter, I immediately knew I would design some sort of basket block. During my years of quiltmaking, I’ve made many basket blocks—both pieced and appliquéd. I love baskets—I use them for holding […]


  4. Short on sewing time? Fill it with *This and That* 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Love to sew, but feel like you’re always watching the clock? We feel the same. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time to start a sewing project, let alone finish it! That’s exactly why popular designer Sherri K. Falls wrote her new book, Sew This and That!—because she knows what it’s like to be […]


  5. Cut, sew, give, repeat: super-quick charity quilts

    Quilters are truly giving and generous people. They donate countless handmade items to support charities and individuals in need. When a sudden need pops up due to a natural disaster or other horrific event, somebody, somewhere, immediately starts a drive to make and donate a quilt or other comfort item. What a great way to […]


  6. ⏰ Flash sale! Wonderful quilts for walls, all year long

    Wall quilts are magic-makers in the decorating world. Need to brighten a corner, add a splash of color, cozy up a space? A quilt on a wall does that and much more. If you’ve never hung a quilt on a wall in your home, today is the day to choose a wall quilt to make, […]


  7. Sew fast, so fun: 6 embroidery gifts to make year ’round

    We’ve learned a lot about embroidery since we started publishing books on the subject. What do we love about embroidery? It’s so easy to get started. Beginners turn pro real fast. It’s so easy to finish projects. No UFOs to be found. It’s so easy to embroider quick gifts. Oops! Forgot your bestie’s birthday is […]


  8. 🍴Give thanks – for fast, fun table-topper sewing! (+ sale)

    We’re closing in on that busy time of year—the holidays! Even though we have lots of planning, cooking, shopping, and decorating ahead, it’s important to carve out a little space for ourselves and spend time in our happy place—in front of our sewing machines. We all deserve a little escape from the insanity, don’t we? […]


  9. Crochet a big hug for everyone you 💜 (+ giveaway!)

    Need a hug? Monty Monkey from Huggable Amigurumi You’ll find a ton of fun ways to get your daily dose of hugs in with the new book Huggable Amigurumi! These sweet, snuggly crocheted animals are ready to give and get cuddles from kids and grown-ups alike. Big, amigurumi-style buddies measure from 9″ to 13″ tall, […]


  10. Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan? Yes please (+ big giveaway!)

    First she taught you all about appliqué; then she turned triangles into a hassle-free task. Now celebrated teacher, designer, and bubbly quilting personality Pat Sloan is back to teach you the know-how you need to become a confident machine quilter. We are so excited about pairing up with Pat to bring you an all-new resource, […]