Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

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

    Posted by on July 10, 2014

    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 […]


  2. Winter quilts to warm your heart (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 11, 2014

    Welcome to our celebration of cute and cozy quilts from the design duo of Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks! Today we’re showing off adorable quilts from their new book, Here Comes Winter. Plus, Shelley is here as a guest blogger! BUT FIRST… we have a very special offer for you today on ALL FOUR of […]


  3. Want a lifetime of happy quilting? Know these basics (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 5, 2014

    All quilters know it’s true: it only takes a few threads to knock a quilt block off its game. Muddled cutting and sewing can quickly have a domino effect. One block is too small, another is too large, and all of a sudden no block wants to play nice! But here’s the good news: When […]


  4. Sew hexagons, diamonds, more—by machine! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 22, 2014

    Drawn to quilts with hexagons, diamonds, and triangles, but fear an uphill battle when it comes to making them? You may think you need to be an A+ student of geometry to create 60° shapes in quilts. But when a self-proclaimed math geek supplies the answers to all of your questions—and shows you how to […]


  5. How to be brave with quilt colors: moving beyond neutral (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 20, 2014

    “Cape Lookout” What inspires you? For popular “Quilt Dad” John Q. Adams, inspiration strikes with one step outside. He’s stitched the sunrise, mimicked the flight of a flock of birds, and captured nature’s many wonders in his new book, Beyond Neutral. His designs purposefully sidestep neutrals in favor of the intense colors that nature’s elements […]


  6. Pack your bags: 12 smart sewing patterns for travelers

    Posted by on May 6, 2014

    No matter how long it’s been since my last trip, I’m always somewhere in the process of dreaming about, saving for, or planning my next vacation. I’ve been fortunate to visit a number of places on my travel bucket list over the last few years: From left to right, starting at top left: Sahara desert, […]


  7. From Moda to Martingale: a family sews up success (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 18, 2014

    What can be accomplished by a mother-and-two-daughters team that loves to sew? How about five fabric lines for Moda, a popular pattern line, and now a book featuring their easy, cute sewing projects? Cheers to the family that plays together! In Sweet and Simple Sewing, Jessi Jung, Carrie Jung, and Lauren Jung offer a mix […]


  8. Can YOU quilt it? You bet—learn how now (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 6, 2014

    If you ever wondered, “How did she quilt that?,” you’ve been in the same boat as Kim Diehl’s preferred machine quilter, Deborah Poole. A hand quilter for years, Deborah taught herself how to free-motion quilt, step by tiny step. Now she’s sharing her own brand of shortcuts and secrets for free-motion quilting in her new […]


  9. Corduroy quilts: new fabric to stitch, stroke, and stash (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 20, 2014

    Have you seen the new corduroy fabrics at your local quilt shop? It isn’t the fabric you remember from the ’70s. Still velvety and tactile, yes, but the new generation of corduroy is lightweight, cuddly soft, and available in an array of—get this—prints! You know what that means: it’s time to make space on your […]


  10. Appliqué amateur? Go pro with easy wool appliqué (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 6, 2014

    Love the appliqué look, but flustered by technique? Award-winning designer Gretchen Gibbons has your solution: appliqué with wool. With no raw edges to worry about—plus the ability to pin, glue, or staple (yes, staple) appliqué patterns to background fabrics—wool will simplify your appliqué to the point of practically making you a pro, even on your […]