Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. 9 ways with big quilt blocks: a cozy home quick! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on December 16, 2014

    Do you love surrounding yourself with all things quilty—pieces that add a cozy vibe to your home while showing off your creativity too? Enhancing her home with quilted treasures is one of best-selling author Amy Ellis’s passions. In her new book Think Big, she shares her secret for warming up stark spaces with quilts of […]


  2. Everyday objects, extraordinary quilts (video + giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 11, 2014

    Ever notice something seemingly ordinary—a chain-link fence, a pile of leaves, a string of beads, a tile floor—and thought, “That would make a great quilt!”? If you have, you’ll find a kindred spirit in designer Heather Scrimsher. Her passion? Creating extraordinary modern quilt patterns from the ordinary things she sees everyday. “Fall Leaves” In her […]


  3. Sewing games for kids: batteries not required (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 9, 2014

    How can you inspire kids to unplug from that video game, TV, or computer and choose to play together instead? With your love of sewing! And with the holidays at hand, there’s no better time for introducing new fun and games—that you make yourself. “Pancake Party” For about the price of one commercial game, the […]


  4. Classic or modern quilts? Have cake, eat too (video + giveaway!)


    Posted by on November 25, 2014

    Can’t decide whether you love classic quilts or modern quilts more? Why choose—you can have the best of both worlds! Join past and present as you update classic quilt blocks with fresh, modern fabrics in the new book Vintage Vibe. Newcomer Amber Johnson shares sweet, pretty quilts to make—all ooh-and-ahh inducing for traditional and modern […]


  5. Free-motion quilting for those who think they can’t (blog hop + giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 11, 2014

    Do you dream of free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine? You need a teacher. And a copilot. And a cheerleader! Today we introduce you to an extraordinarily talented young quilter, Molly Hanson, who wears all three hats for you in her new book, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (and Those Who Think They Can’t). With […]


  6. 52 new ways to sew a hexagon quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 16, 2014

    Who knew there were so many possibilities hidden inside a hexagon? English-paper-piecing blocks from The New Hexagon Quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has been English paper piecing since the 1990s—back when the technique didn’t differ much from the method invented in the 1800s. But thanks to modern techniques, Katja became inspired to play with the hexagon […]


  7. Blissfully simple sewing: wool appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 3, 2014

    It’s a dream of many quilters: to create an heirloom quilt to be cherished for generations. “McMillan Court” If you long to sew that masterpiece, we invite you to bring your dream to life with an easy appliqué technique that will lead to you to an heirloom quilt in record time. With reproduction fabrics and […]


  8. Blog hop! Revamp a room with a single quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 21, 2014

    Is a room in your home ready for an update? It can be overwhelming to think about redecorating an entire room—so don’t! The softness of a simple quilt or the punch of a colorful pillow can instantly infuse a so-so space with fresh personality. In the new book Sew a Modern Home, author Melissa Lunden […]


  9. Bathtime = playtime! Crochet water-friendly toys

    Posted by on August 15, 2014

    If you’ve spent any time around kids this summer, you know: kids LOVE water! Whether it’s in the pool or in the tub, kids + water = maximum fun. Megan Kreiner, author of the wildly popular Crochet a Zoo, noticed how much her little ones, James and Emily, loved bath time. So she created a […]


  10. Super-cute baby quilts, 3 easy ways (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 14, 2014

    Need an easy baby-quilt pattern to sew in time for the shower—even if it’s less than a week away? Or do you want to pamper a new baby with a beautiful quilt that can be cherished and kept for years to come? No need to choose one or the other—you can do both with the […]