Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Got fat quarters? Make fun-size quilts (+ 16 giveaways!)

    Got fat quarters? Today’s the day to invite them out to play! We issued a challenge to popular designers: create a quilt no bigger than a fat quarter. The result? The new book Fun-Size Quilts! And although this unique collection of small quilt patterns is fat-quarter friendly, you can invite your fat eighths, scraps, and […]


  2. Hot topic! Paper-piecing tips, part 3 (+ sale!)

    Posted by on July 23, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Our series on paper piecing wraps up today with another great tip from the “Queen of Paper Piecing,” Carol Doak. This tip on choosing the right paper comes from her book 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars. If you’re looking for the right paper to use, try our Papers for Foundation Piecing. We’ve designed these papers to […]


  3. Hot topic! Paper-piecing tips, part 2 (+ sale)

    Posted by on July 22, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Our short series on paper-pieced quilts continues today with another great tip for you! Knowing how to cut out your fabric pieces to ensure they’ll cover the next piece of a pattern can be challenging—ask me how I know! I love this great tip from Maaike Bakker and Françoise Maarse from their book A Paper-Pieced […]


  4. Hot topic! Paper-piecing tips, part 1 (+ sale)

    Posted by on July 21, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Are you a paper piecer? Most quilters I know are either enthusiastically in the “Yes!” camp or most emphatically in the “No!” camp. Some of us (me included) are on the fence. Perhaps with a few tips from our paper-piecing experts, some of us can find a new place to camp! If you know a […]


  5. Perfect quilter gifts: 2015 quilting calendars (+ 4 giveaways!)

    Posted by on July 17, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Welcome to day four of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (Moda sends you their “Hearty Good Wishes”!) The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a proper ringing in of the New Year. And because our 2015 quilting calendars have arrived, we’re ready to don […]


  6. Free printable Christmas gift tags (+ giveaway!)

    Welcome to day three of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (New from Clothworks: American Made Brand!) For quilters, the holidays often revolve around making gifts for those we care about. And what special final touch does every handmade gift need? Why, a gift […]


  7. Easy fusible-appliqué Christmas: a tiny tip (video + giveaway!)

    Welcome back to our second day of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (Riley Blake is back!) But first, we’ve got a little tip for you today—big emphasis on little: “Home for Christmas” bed runner Imagine spreading this gorgeous runner across the foot of […]


  8. Quilt patterns for Christmas: let’s get started! (+ sale and giveaway!)

    Welcome to Christmas in July week at Stitch This! We’re hosting a free fabric giveaway EVERY DAY this week, so be sure to enter today’s giveaway at the bottom of this post. We counted—it’s 163 days ’til Christmas. Who will be lucky enough to land on your handmade gift list in 2014? Now’s the perfect […]


  9. How to design your own quilt? 4 ways to begin (+ giveaway!)

    Have you dreamed of designing your own quilts? Maybe you’ve wondered where other quilters get their ideas. If there’s one thing for certain, it’s this: Every quilter has a designer inside, waiting to come out and play. So, how can you coax her out? Dreaming up one-of-a-kind quilts seems second nature to designer and popular […]


  10. An all-in-one ruler for quilters? It exists!

    Rotary rulers. How many do you own? It seems like there’s a different ruler out there for every cutting task. But did you know there’s one ruler designed to do the job of many? It proudly proclaims its mission in its name: the All-in-One Ruler™. The ruler measures 6″ x 18″—no bigger than many rectangular […]