Posts in the quilting & sewing category

  1. The wonderful world of wool – by machine (part 2 + sale!)

    Posted by on September 23, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    We’re back to explore more wool wonders! (See part 1 of our series here.) The projects below are just right for that chilly season around the corner: winter. If you love the cozy look and feel of wool during the winter months but have yet to try sewing with it because of the handwork—or the […]

  2. The wonderful world of wool – fabric primer (part 1 + sale!)

    Posted by on September 22, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , , ,

    Are you wild about wool? If you haven’t tried quilting with wool, autumn is the perfect time—cooler weather and cozy textiles go hand in hand. Wool is surprisingly fast, easy, and fun to use! But if you’re new to wool appliqué or piecing, you may be curious about the fabric itself. Is it really that […]

  3. 5 tips for precuts – 64 quilt patterns – fabric giveaway!

    Got precuts?
 If you’ve got precuts, we’ve got a fabulous new pattern collection for you! Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics is a must-have book for precut fans: 64 quilt patterns for fat quarters, fat eighths, charm squares, Layer Cakes, and Jelly Rolls. (Don’t own precuts? No problem! Simply cut your stash fabrics down to size.) […]

  4. How to quilt: all the answers, one place

    Looking for a quilting reference that has it all? Trust the skill-building chapters, how-to instructions, and patchwork-packed pages in The Simple Joys of Quilting to guide you toward becoming a better quilter. Whatever your skill level, there’s something new to learn—and a timeless quilt pattern to fall in love with—in this beautiful eBook by celebrated […]

  5. National Sewing Month: turn fabric strips into beautiful bowls

    Posted by on September 16, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    September is National Sewing Month! We’re celebrating all month long with ideas for out-of-the-box sewing. Watch for fun posts each week about making all kinds of fabulous stuff with your fabric. Today’s focus: your fabric strips—in 3D! Learn how to make fabric bowls, baskets, purses, and more with just two materials: fabric strips and common […]

  6. How to make a scrap quilt sing? Go solo (+ sale!)

    Look at your pile (drawer, closet) of scraps. Is it a hodgepodge of colors and patterns? When you look at a quilt pattern that might be a good match for your scraps, you likely see a quilt where the colors are composed, the arrangement is balanced, and the finished design is stunning. A question arises: […]

  7. Table-runner treats from Fons & Porter (+ giveaway!)

    A bare table is like a blank canvas; it begs to show off something beautiful. 
“Flying South” by Terry Albers Big or small, square or skinny, old or new, tables offer a space to express our creativity as quilters—and making a table topper can stretch our creativity just as far as a painter’s canvas. Not […]

  8. Craft Book Month blog hop! A quilt goes viral

    Practically every Monday around here is show-and-share day. When we complete something over the weekend, we bring our projects to the office to share with each other. Usually there’s squealing and “where’d you get that fabric?” chatter. When Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor, brought in her finished quilt top from the book Modern Quilts from the […]

  9. National Sewing Month: sewing for the home

    Our celebration of National Sewing Month continues! Watch for fun posts throughout September and get inspired to make all kinds of fabulous stuff with your fabric. Today’s topic: our homes. So often we make things for the homes of family and friends. But when was the last time you sewed something for your own home? […]

  10. No-fail tip for colorful quilts

    Posted by on September 8, 2014, in quilting & sewing, , ,

    Energetic. Cheerful. Lively. Vivid. COLOR! 
 Detail of “Bali High” from Colorful Quilts (ePattern available) If you gravitate toward using bright colors in your quilts—or if you have a stack of colorful blocks you’re not sure how to use—read on. Today’s tip will help you rein in those larger-than-life colors. When working with brights, the […]