Posts tagged: "author guest posts"

  1. Deep-dive into a beloved fabric from the past: Feed Sacks is here! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on November 27, 2019

    Feed sacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble fabric in her beautiful book Feed Sacks. This is a reprint of a previously out-of-print book from our friends at UPPERCASE—now back in print by popular demand! Feed sacks range from […]


  2. Spectacular holiday quilts (to display year round 👍) + giveaway!

    Posted by on April 10, 2019

    The author of the best-selling Start with Strips returns with a dozen spectacular quilts for Christmas—and most can be enjoyed year-round! It’s fun to decorate with Christmas quilts during the holidays—but no one wants to pack them away for 11 months of the year. Susan Ache’s softer shades of red and green in Countdown to […]


  3. Make mesmerizing bargello quilts 😍 with strip-piecing ease (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 27, 2019

    Bargello quilts are a perennial favorite of quilters worldwide—and Strip-Pieced Bargello will help you get the hang of making gorgeous quilts in this strippy style! So, how do you create a bargello quilt? Simply sew strips of fabric together, slice them, and arrange the strip-pieced units into mesmerizing swaths of movement and color. Even newcomers […]


  4. 7 fun ways to applique words on quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 13, 2019

    The word is out—adding text to quilts is IN! Share a sentiment, stitch an inspiring statement, or create cute and quirky messages in fabric with Text It! Use the letters, numbers, and symbols of SEVEN different fonts, provided on pullout pattern sheets, to create 10 quilt and pillow patterns as shown in the book. Or […]


  5. New quilt-along alert! Make a stunning Millie Stars quilt with Katja Marek ⭐⭐⭐

    Posted by on January 11, 2019

    Nearly 20,000 quilters on Facebook are following Katja Marek’s quilt-alongs based on The New Hexagon and The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar. Now Katja introduces an all-new quilt-along based on the same book and calendar—and you can sew with traditional English paper-piecing methods OR by machine! The New Hexagon and The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar We’re […]


  6. Quick and easy patchwork quilts – with a “turnabout” twist (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 19, 2018

    Sew . . . what is Turnabout Patchwork? Sounds kind of intriguing, right? Here’s the gist: you start with a simple block—a Snowball, a Nine Patch, a Shoofly, you get the idea—easy. Then you slice, turn, and sew slices back together. That’s when you see the magic happen! ^^^ This block started as a huge […]


  7. Pretty pinnies, poppets, and pincushions—Pin Pals is here! (+ big giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 16, 2018

    We’re bursting-at-the-seams excited to introduce best-selling author Carrie Nelson’s new book to you today! Her projects are pretty. They’re playful. They’re pinnies! In Pin Pals, Carrie’s packed 40 adorable pincushions with personality. Her patchwork pinnies are quick to stitch and so addicting to create—they’re like potato chips. No quilter can make just one! And why […]


  8. Exquisite shawls made easy: knit them top down! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on November 9, 2018

    Seasoned knitters, newish knitters, and wanna-be knitters, today is your day! Five-time author Jen Lucas is back with a dozen lacy shawls to knit three ways: some are wedges, some are crescents, and others are half-circles. And they all start at the top! Here’s what’s so fun about Top-Down Shawls: you cast on just two […]


  9. The Splendid Sampler 2 is here! Back and better than ever (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 24, 2018

    Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson started The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along in February 2016 to bring the whole world together to quilt. More than 31,000 quilters from all walks of life have joined the sew-along, and more keep joining every day (you can join too!). They published The Splendid Sampler as a companion book for the […]


  10. The Buttermilk Basin book is here! Warmth and whimsy ahead (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on October 17, 2018

    A smidge of vintage, a splash of folk art, a pop of color, and a pinch of patchwork—that’s your recipe for creating the coveted Buttermilk Basin style! Join bits of wool, cotton, and thread to bring 17 charming projects to life in The Best of Buttermilk Basin—they couldn’t be easier to create. With simple wool-appliqué, […]