Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]