Posts tagged: "author interviews"

  1. Kim Diehl + Pat Wys + baby sewing projects = Adorbz 😍 (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 22, 2016

    What happens when two best-selling quilt-book authors—and proud grandmothers—team up for a book brimming with baby sewing projects? Adorableness! Slurp and Burp Boy Bibbies Grandmas sew the sweetest things! From smart and practical to simply adorable, there are lots of fun projects to choose from in the new book Baby Bliss by Kim Diehl and […]


  2. How to make a scrap quilt – with precuts! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on March 9, 2016

    Fabric fanatics rejoice: Kim Brackett is back with a new collection of spectacular quilts that’ll perfectly pair up with your precut piles OR your scrap-basket beauties. In Scrap-Basket Strips and Squares, you get the best of both worlds! Details of quilts from Scrap-Basket Strips and Squares The four-time best-selling author of the Scrap-Basket series of […]


  3. Who’s the Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015? (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 10, 2015

    Who’s the Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015? Let’s see if you can guess: She started out with a dream to write a single quilt book. That first book has sold nearly 250,000 copies and is Martingale’s best-selling book of all time. She’s written 15 more books during her career. . She’s a master […]


  4. 7 crochet baby shoes to support charity

    Posted by on November 14, 2014

    They’re sweet and adorable. They’re full of character and they’ll keep tiny toes warm. And we couldn’t be more excited to share with you the wonderful social charity they represent. Cozy Toes for Baby is a cute collection of 7 crochet baby shoe patterns designed by Chantal Garceau of Chantal’s Little Shoes—a pattern company that […]


  5. Q&A with Kim Diehl + new scrappy quilts + fabric giveaway!

    Posted by on April 8, 2014

    It’s been two years since Kim Diehl released a collection of quilt patterns in her “Simple” series of books—and if you’ve been counting, her new book is lucky #7. This latest bunch of warm, welcoming quilts are as gorgeous as ever, and as always, they speak to lovers of scrappy quilts. “Farm-Girl Finery,” “Sprigs and […]


  6. Tunisian crochet how-to video + book giveaway!

    Posted by on March 15, 2013

    I recently had the opportunity to meet the very talented and prolific knit and crochet author Sheryl Thies. We sat down at the The National NeedleArts Association’s (TNNA) winter needle-arts trade show in Long Beach, California, where Sheryl took a break from a book-signing event to chat with me (she’s the one everybody is crowded […]


  7. Precut-friendly scrap quilting: meet Deanne

    Posted by on January 10, 2013

    When it comes to scrap quilting, one word comes to mind for designer Deanne Eisenman: serendipity. She admits to pulling quilt-scrap fabrics from her stash, thinking there’s absolutely no way one fabric could coexist with another in the same project. But as she lays the fabrics out on her cutting table, the possibilities begin to […]


  8. Long-arm look, home machine: meet Eva Larkin

    Posted by on December 11, 2012

    If you’re looking for someone to help you to learn how to machine quilt at home, look no further—we found her! Whether you’ve gone as far as experimenting with your own quilting designs for machine quilting or you’re at the “um…what IS free-motion quilting?” stage, popular author and teacher Eva Larkin welcomes you. Read on […]


  9. Cast on & bind off with Cap Sease

    Posted by on November 9, 2012

    Cap Sease has always loved working with her hands. She began knitting as a child, grew up to travel the world as a conservator on archaeological excavations, and now enjoys life as a knitting-workshop leader in Connecticut. Through the years, she has continued to knit—and has now collected more than 200 ways to cast on […]


  10. Antique quilt patterns “link” two sisters

    Posted by on October 30, 2012

       (Above: a packaged quilt pattern from McCall’s, circa 1930s; a fresh look at the quilt block from the book Link to the ’30s.) The authors of the popular books Fancy to Frugal and Link to the ’30s come by their passion for antique quilt patterns honestly. As young children, sisters Kay Connors and Karen […]