Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. 15 terrific twists: the Irish Chain quilt block links us all (+ giveaway!)


    Posted by on May 19, 2015

    Each month, our editorial department presents upcoming books to our marketing department. Not only does everyone get to hear about books on the way, they get to see projects up close and in person, too. When the new book Irish Chain Quilts was presented at the meeting a few months ago, it created a unique […]


  2. Break out your fabric stash: make beautiful bags (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 23, 2015

    Stash accumulators, material girls, and fabric fanatics: how do you wear your heart on your sleeve? “Large Market Bag,” made with fabric from the Winter’s Lane collection by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. for Moda Fabrics You let the quilting fabrics you love do double duty—and go bag-making! Get ready to feature your fabrics in […]


  3. The happiest amigurumi you’ll ever see (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on April 17, 2015

    Have you heard the latest buzz? No, it’s not the bees taking up residence in your garden. It’s the happiest collection of amigurumi toys ever! But there’s something unique about these crochet designs: many of them have puppet-style mouths. Vanessa Chan, author of Happy-gurumi, started incorporating open mouths for her crocheted softies after studying animation […]


  4. How to appliqué quilts just like Kim Diehl (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 16, 2015

    If you’ve always wanted to appliqué exquisite quilts just like bestselling author Kim Diehl, we’re thrilled to tell you that the following statement has never been truer than with the release of Kim’s new book: You CAN do it! “Homestead Harvest” from Simple Appeal In her ninth book, Simple Appliqué, Kim shares her best techniques—developed […]


  5. Fusible appliqué made easy with Pat Sloan (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 24, 2015

    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 […]


  6. Perfect projects for quilt retreats (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 24, 2015

    Whether you’re “retreating” to your quilting space for an afternoon or meeting up with friends for a long weekend of sewing, quilt retreats are all the rage. And why not? Just like a massage or a mani-pedi, a retreat plucks you from your day-to-day life and places you in an environment where you can lavish […]


  7. Scrap overload? Piece these “little gems” in a flash (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 10, 2015

    Got an overload of scraps and not a lot of time to use them up? Join the club. And let us introduce you to the president of the club, new Martingale author Connie Kauffman. So, how did Connie rise to such a position? She found a solution for all of us scrap collectors who know […]


  8. Knitting with sock yarn: it’s not just for socks! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 23, 2015

    How much sock yarn do YOU own? Whether it’s a few balls, a dozen hanks, or more skeins than you can count, sock-yarn shawl patterns are a versatile—and stunning—way to put those luscious beauties to good use. And you won’t have to worry about overcrowding the sock drawer! Jen Lucas of Knitting Like Crazy is […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]