Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. Memorial Day: honor them with a Quilt of Valor

    When I was growing up, the last Monday in May was called Decoration Day. It was established in 1868 as a day to honor those who died in the Civil War by decorating their graves with flowers. It wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, and by then its scope had […]


  2. How to make a scrap quilt: 3 wonderful ways (+ flash sale!)

    Are you sew very happy when you make quilts that are scrappy? Today we’ve got three reasons to celebrate scrapaholics—a spectacular sale on a trio of eBooks filled with scrap-quilt ideas and patterns from some of the best in the business. Right now they’re only $6 each! Sale ends May 21 at noon (PST), so […]


  3. 15 terrific twists: the Irish Chain quilt block links us all (+ giveaway!)


    Each month, our editorial department presents upcoming books to our marketing department. Not only does everyone get to hear about books on the way, they get to see projects up close and in person, too. When the new book Irish Chain Quilts was presented at the meeting a few months ago, it created a unique […]


  4. Reasons to try paper piecing right now (+ sale!)

    In a recent post about the new book of paper-pieced quilt patterns, Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, we asked Stitch This! readers to describe your level of paper-piecing prowess. More than 1000 of you enthusiastically responded (thank you!), and your comments told us that while many of you are paper-piecing fans, others haven’t yet caught […]


  5. Roundup: Just for fun free quilting tutorials

    Loved the top 20 free quilting tutorials we shared during our anniversary week in March? Today we’re rounding up another batch of tutorials for you to peruse! From using your scraps to choosing quilt colors, you’ll find ideas to jump-start your creativity and the inspiration to try something new. Bookmark them, pin them, save them […]


  6. Colors of summer: 6 patterns to inspire your patchwork

    Can you feel summertime in the air yet? Here in the Pacific Northwest, the upcoming summer is making itself known in the form of brilliant flowers blooming in a whole spectrum of stunning shades. Color inspiration is everywhere! Favorite vacation destinations (think ocean blues and tropical greens), delicious confections (ice cream pastels), or Fourth of […]


  7. 3 quick-to-make quilts for dads AND grads

    School’s winding down and summer’s drawing near—it’s time to celebrate dads and grads! Do you want to shower a special dad or grad with a handmade quilt this year? Or maybe you know a dad and a grad who need spoiling. That’s a lot of quiltmaking ahead…isn’t it? Not when you have that special something […]


  8. Living a charmed life: fun charm-square quilt patterns (+ sale!)

    Don’t you love fanning your thumb down the corner of a charm pack at the quilt shop, just to see the rainbow of colors pop? Charm packs are petite, pretty, and oh-so patchwork friendly. So today we’re singing praises to those multicolored, multilayered sandwiches filled with fabric joy! Charm squares can vary in size. These […]


  9. Sewing gifts for mom: 24 quick-to-make projects

    Posted by on May 7, 2015, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. Still deciding on a special gift for Mom? With only three days left until her big day, it’s times like these when your sewing skills sure do come in handy! Today we’ve rounded up some fun Mother’s Day gifts that you can sew—and you can complete most of them […]


  10. What to write on a quilt label (+ free quilt labels to print)

    Picture it: It’s the year 2115. Your great-great (great?) granddaughter is all smiles: she’s spending her day discovering old treasures inside a hope chest she came across in a family attic. She finds a beautiful quilt inside. She carefully unfolds the quilt and drapes it over a nearby chair. It’s held up well through the […]