Monthly Archives: October 2016

Finally, the September PIGS Project

As I promised, I want to tell you about my September PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish. I chose to work on this PIG because of its size, the amount of room it HOGGED in my sewing space. It’s an … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: art quilts stolen, quilt in car ad, t-shirt quilt company sues rival, and more

It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween — it’s Quilt Market and Festival week! If you follow the quilt world on social media, this weekend will be full of eye candy for you as people start sharing photos … Continue reading

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A Few More Books & Notions

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS SHERI, HEATHER, ALLISON, GISELA, AND PAM! This week marks the last of two things — the last new episode of Design Studio with Thomas Knauer, and … Continue reading

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October PIGS

I finished my October PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) project this weekend. I know, I haven’t finished the September PIG but I’ll tell you about it next week. But first, let me tell you about the October PIGS project. We … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Graveyard Quilt exhibit, free coffin quilt block, literal leaf quilts, and more

This week’s bag o’ scraps of quilt-related news has a decidedly seasonal air, with stories of Halloween, falling leaves and even the election (I promise you, it’s a fun story, unlike the election itself). We received an email earlier this … Continue reading

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Autumn Spice

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ELISABETH! No matter how many times we check and double-check a pattern, sometimes we make a mistake. More often than not when we get asked if … Continue reading

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Oops! I’ve Done It Again!

We have standard language that we write into each and every pattern that has two or more different blocks. Our patterns say to use an accurate ¼” seam to make sure that all the parts of the quilt fit together. … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: antique quilts on Flickr, Turkish quilt traditions, online tutorials, and more

Here’s this week’s dispatch of quilt-related news tidbits we found too interesting not to share.   Cleve Jones, the San Francisco gay rights activist who founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, has a memoir coming out this fall. The … Continue reading

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Staff Picks Books

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS LINDA AND ANNA! My design wall is currently blank. I finished piecing the Mardi Gras themed Irish Chain quilt I posted about a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Quilts That Talk

I get to see lots and lots of wonderful quilts but even so, sometimes one just really catches my fancy. This quilt by Kathryn Simel is one of those. When this cute quilt came into the office, all of the … Continue reading

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