Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. Blog hop! Revamp a room with a single quilt (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 21, 2014

    Is a room in your home ready for an update? It can be overwhelming to think about redecorating an entire room—so don’t! The softness of a simple quilt or the punch of a colorful pillow can instantly infuse a so-so space with fresh personality. In the new book Sew a Modern Home, author Melissa Lunden […]


  4. Bathtime = playtime! Crochet water-friendly toys

    Posted by on August 15, 2014

    If you’ve spent any time around kids this summer, you know: kids LOVE water! Whether it’s in the pool or in the tub, kids + water = maximum fun. Megan Kreiner, author of the wildly popular Crochet a Zoo, noticed how much her little ones, James and Emily, loved bath time. So she created a […]


  5. Super-cute baby quilts, 3 easy ways (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on August 14, 2014

    Need an easy baby-quilt pattern to sew in time for the shower—even if it’s less than a week away? Or do you want to pamper a new baby with a beautiful quilt that can be cherished and kept for years to come? No need to choose one or the other—you can do both with the […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]