Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. A girl finally becomes a quilter—thanks to YOU!

    In February, I shared my love-hate relationship with wanting to become a quilter. I told you how my first attempt went (spoiler alert: not so great) and how I was fearful of trying again—until authors Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson showed me a couple of techniques that made it seem so easy (you can see […]

  2. Secrets for improv quilting: start with a road map (video)

    Sew two pieces of fabric together and see where it leads you. Think that defines improvisational quilting? For some, that approach may feel like a safe place to start. But if you’re like many quilters, no matter how cool an improv quilt may look, the thought of rules-free quilting can seem overwhelming. But what if […]

  3. Back-to-school cool: cute sewing projects

    Is it me getting older or do the days seem to go by faster all the time? Just when I get into the swing of summer the stores start advertising back-to-school supplies. But if the season is changing that quickly, then it’s time to think about stitching up something special to help your little ones […]

  4. Easy as 1-2-3: 250+ ePatterns for $1.23 each!

    There’s something so satisfying about easy quilt patterns. You have your fun, and then you’re done! So today, we’re making EASY our theme: This week only, choose from 250+ digital quilt patterns that will be easy on your time and your budget. Pick up as many ePatterns as you like for only $1.23 each! What’s […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]