Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. How to make a strip quilt: 16 striking ways (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 27, 2016

    Got Jelly Rolls? Stash strips? Skinny scraps? It’s easy to unite them—all you need is the right quilt pattern. Or the right 16 quilt patterns! If you follow quilter Kate Henderson at her Two Little Banshees blog, you know she’s a lively Australian mother of four who loves to design quilts—and she’s quite a seamstress […]


  2. These sweet little snowmen will melt your heart (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 20, 2016

    How’s winter treating you? Rain, snow, sleet, hail . . . sometimes the season summons the dreaded winter blues. But we have a secret: there’s a way you can sew those winter blues away. How? By embroidering odes to winter’s happiest friends. Snowmen! Embroidery designs from Snow Happy With Snow Happy, the new book from […]


  3. Jo Morton’s display tips for small quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 13, 2016

    The year: 1985. An iconic year for quilting. Why? It was the year quilt designer Jo Morton discovered her true love: she stitched her first quilt that was made to look antique, entirely on purpose. Quilts from Jo’s Little Favorites Since then, Jo has become a star of the quilting world—fabric designer, teacher, author, lecturer, […]


  4. Try primitive projects for homespun, heartwarming style (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 18, 2015

    Easy, casual, full of character and charm: that’s primitive style. With cozy wools in muted hues—plus a touch of crisp cottons—it’s a style that instantly warms a room. When you sprinkle your spaces with primitive projects made by your hand, something magical happens: a feeling of rest and relaxation fills your home. How does that […]


  5. Wonder how to make high-end handbags? Sara shares all (giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 9, 2015

    What woman doesn’t want to spoil herself with a high-end handbag? Unfortunately, sometimes the cost of a department-store bag can spoil the fun. However . . . if you know sewing-machine basics, you can spoil yourself silly. How? By making high-fashion handbags yourself at a fraction of the cost. And the big bonus: you can […]


  6. 🐷 Crochet farm-fuls of barnyard animals 🐮 too cute! (giveaway)

    Posted by on November 27, 2015

    Megan Kreiner had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! Megan’s also had a zoo – Crochet a Zoo – and an ocean – Bathtime Buddies – in which to play with crochet. In her third book, Crochet a Farm, sweet barnyard animals take center stage. A few critters from Crochet a Farm Fun on the farm is guaranteed: […]


  7. 🔺Triangle troubles?🔻Try Pat Sloan’s triumphant techniques (+ BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 20, 2015

    We’ve all made that half-square triangle. You know the one. The one with the unintentionally curvy edges? The one you can’t press flat, even if you doused it with water and kept it under a brick for a week? The one that’s too small/too crooked/too frustrating to use in the quilt you’re making? Would you […]


  8. 😻Adorable applique animals for baby, take 2😻 (special giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 11, 2015

    IT’S NEW RELEASE DAY! Are you ready for a dose of downright darling baby quilts? There’s only one thing that can take baby-appliqué quilts to the tippity-top level of sweetness: a dash of appliqué animals. “Sweet Tweets” from Animal Parade 2 See what we mean? Sew very sweet! You’ll smile at the happy hedgehogs, rambunctious […]


  9. Sewing baby quilts: so sweet – so speedy! (+ giveaway)


    Posted by on October 21, 2015

    The author of the popular book Cute Quilts for Kids is back with more baby quilts that are oh-sew-sweet—and easier to make than you might think! Focusing on three quick tricks in her latest book Sew Sweet Baby Quilts, Kristin Roylance shows you how to create adorable baby quilts with huggable, tuggable details. You won’t […]


  10. Shake up your stash – 3 paths to scrappy success (giveaway)

    Posted by on October 14, 2015

    Is your fabric stash stressing you out? We feel you! It’s such fun to collect fabric. But when your fabric starts its own collection—of dust—you might start regretting past purchases. Fabric, we love you—why do you do this to us? If you’re wading through a stash without many quilts to show for it, let us […]