Monthly Archives: July 2016

Scrap Bag: WWII signature quilt & “escape map” dress, 13-year-olds quilt, IMQA closing, and more

It’s been a few weeks since our last Scrap Bag post, and we hope you’ll enjoy its return in time for your weekend sewing plans! (As for the photo, well, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) “Why Are These People Abandoning … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern: Waterfall

As a member of the larger quilting editorial team here in our office in Golden, Colorado, I’ve been contributing to McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts. For the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, I was assigned the “I Love This Quilt!” regular … Continue reading

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Swan Lake

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS, LEAH! The very first of the advanced copies of Quilters Newsletter presents Best Christmas Quilts 2016 arrived in our office this morning, and the issue contains a bit of … Continue reading

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I Am a Sewing MACHINE!

A couple of years ago, I got this cute set of pins from my friends at Quiltmaker magazine. I like them all but my favorite is the one on the upper right because sometimes when I’m being extra productive that’s … Continue reading

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So Many Books Part 22!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS NANN, DEANNA, PATTY, and DENISE! Today in the video studio side of the Quilters Newsletter office, we’re filming Quiltmaker‘s Lessons in Creativity series 4. Series 3 … Continue reading

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Fabric for Life – What a Dream Come True that Would Be

I haven’t got any fun sewing to show today. I’ve spent the last week working more on the quilt I talked about in my blog post last week. I am so close to done that I didn’t want to come … Continue reading

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A Stack of Books pillow for my reading chair

In a blog post from a few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to make a small project from Penny Layman’s The Paper-Pieced Home. Which I did end up doing, but of course these things always take a little longer … Continue reading

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Hand-dyed Indah Batiks and Solids

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS SANDY! July is almost half-over and there are only twenty-three weeks until Christmas, but who’s counting? There’s still plenty of time (okay, one week) to get Quilters … Continue reading

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It Will Be a Beauty, But …

I started working on a quilt this weekend for an upcoming issue of McCall’s Quilting. It’s one I designed myself using Electric Quilt 7. I love designing with EQ but because the computer is drawing the blocks and I don’t … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: WWII hankie quilt, antique mini sewing machine, Pulse comfort quilts update, and more

I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s time for some sewing therapy. Here are some stories from around the quilt world to fuel your weekend’s endeavors. The wedding of “General Tom Thumb,” as entertainer Charles Stratton was … Continue reading

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