Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. How to join binding ends: no-tuck technique (tutorial)

    Posted by on August 27, 2015

    Still tucking your binding tails, one into the other? It’s a quick way to finish your binding, but the result can look a bit bulky. There’s a better way to give your binding a smooth finish—and it’s just as easy as the tuck technique. Popular author Donna Lynn Thomas has spent 30+ years weeding out […]


  2. Let’s pretend! Role-playing toys to sew for kids (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 25, 2015

    “Let me try!” It’s an often-heard phrase from the mouths of curious kids. Whether you’re at work or at play, if you’re doing something, they want to do it too! Now you can use your sewing skills to let the little girls and boys in your life “try” on for size what grown-ups do. The […]


  3. Inspired by antique quilts? How to re-stitch the past (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 20, 2015

    If you’re inspired by antique quilts, you’ll find an instant connection with author Julie Hendricksen. As the owner of J. J. Stitches Quilt Shop in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Julie’s been collecting antique quilts for more than 30 years. Her favorite period? The late nineteenth century. (Raise your hand if you concur!) Old and new: “Petite […]


  4. Bird quilts fly with free-motion appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 18, 2015

    < Have you met the little birdy who’s ever-perched on our logo? Her name is Marti. She’s a creative, confident little bird. We love her spirit and her spunk. (It’s all in how she carries her tail). Usually, Marti doesn’t say much. But today, she’s singing the praises of her new favorite book. She’s chirping, […]


  5. Go team quilts! Winning projects for sports fans (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 11, 2015

    Huddle up—it’s time to cuddle up! From Team Spirit Score big points with the sports fans in your life—create quilts that celebrate the games and pastimes they love! In the new book Team Spirit, you can spotlight team and individual sports in big blocks that are specially designed for novelty prints. Take a look at […]


  6. Punch up that project with easy, creative appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 21, 2015

    Raise your hand if you’ve finished a project, stood back to admire it, and realized that it turned out…okay. Not extraordinary, but ordinary. Not unusual, just the usual. Not impressive—more like hum-drum. Probably not your intention, right? Sigh. It’s happened to just about everyone who’s experimented with needle and thread. But what if there was […]


  7. Stitch a whimsical Christmas: new season’s greetings (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 14, 2015

    Blend folk-art charm with the Christmas spirit and what do you get? Holiday trimmings that will capture your heart. “Patchwork Table Runner” from Season’s Greetings The signature style of Aussie designer Anni Downs features a vintage-country color palette that’s warm, sweet, and unique. Now we’ve collected the best of her Christmas projects in Season’s Greetings—and […]


  8. Savor the season: Christmas projects to slow-sew (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 23, 2015

    New holiday wonders await you—so why wait for Christmas in July? Savor the season with some hand stitching, starting now. 

 “Figgy Pudding” table runner Come sit a spell with best-selling author Pat Wys and her new book, Handmade Christmas Cheer. She’ll show you how to conjure the Christmas spirit with hand embroidery, wool appliqué, […]


  9. 3 ways to have fun with these cute crocheted cars

    Posted by on June 19, 2015

    Playing with occupational vehicles like fire trucks and ambulances, as well as being fun, gives kids a chance to act out their "when I grow up" dreams. The possibilities are endless! Between moving, racing, honking, and beeping, it’s no wonder play cars and trucks are such a hit with boys and girls. In Honk! Beep! […]


  10. How to quilt as you go: learn how now (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 16, 2015

    You know the feeling: you’re thrilled to have completed your latest quilt top. Pat yourself on the back! You feel accomplished. Proud. Done. But you’re not. There’s still all that quilting to do… We’ve all felt that tinge of disappointment: excited about the piecing, not so much about the quilting. So how would it feel […]