Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. 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, […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

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

    Posted by on March 19, 2015, in quilting & sewing, ,

    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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Worldwide Quilting Day 2015: 3 ways to celebrate

    Posted by on March 17, 2015, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    What’s so special about this coming Saturday? It’s Worldwide Quilting Day! How will you celebrate? We’ve gathered a few fun ideas for making this year’s Worldwide Quilting Day your best yet. So clear your schedule and make time for a little sewing, a little shopping… and maybe a little selfie? SEWING. The first thing to […]

  8. One-step method: how to sew rounded corners on quilts

    Have you ever noticed that in antique quilts, sometimes it’s the little things that take a design from ordinary to extraordinary? Occasionally you’ll find an unexpected element—an off-center layout, an unusual motif, or a zinger of a color—in quilts of yesteryear. Whether the makers of these quilts chose these details out of necessity or for […]

  9. Happy anniversary! $1 ePatterns + top 5 posts

    Hi there, Stitch This! readers. If you get our blog posts by email, you may have accidentally received this post twice. Our sincere apologies–it’s a technical glitch we’re working to resolve. Thanks for sticking with us as we sort it out. Today we’re celebrating our third anniversary at Stitch This! YAY! To date, we’ve written […]

  10. Free quilting tutorials roundup, day 3: finishing your quilts

    Welcome to day three of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK! Each day during our anniversary week we’re sharing free quilting tutorials from the past year. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep this week’s posts handy for the times when you need them! Today’s quilt-tutorial roundup topic: finishing your quilts Deplete that UFO pile—learn the […]