Month: March 2012

Free Fabric Friday ~ What’s Your Sewing Passion?

We’re lining up posts for May and beyond, but we’d love to know what kind of sewing tips, tutorials and projects you’re interested in. What floats your boat right now? Traditional quilt blocks? Paper piecing? Summer clothes? Needlework? It could be any of these or something completely different. We actively seek out talented and knowledgeable contributors, and compensate them for their work, so you know you can count on us for quality content. Let us know how you’d like us to focus our attention. Comment for a chance to win one of 6 yards of free fabric! Winners announced on Monday. Have a great weekend!

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Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & Graphic Quilts

Alissa shows us how different quilting techniques on our Modern Block of the Month designs can dramatically change the overall look and feel of a quilt. This is something Alissa also shares for each design in her wonderful new book, Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & Graphic Quilts! Comment to win a copy today…

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Introducing ~ Rumi

Rumi from 3patchcrafts creates her patchwork masterpieces in Bulgaria. Her designs are so fun, and we see her work everywhere these days; we just knew our week devoted to paper piecing wouldn’t be complete without a special project from Rumi!…

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Ringo Pie Bee ~ Interview with Ayumi + Penny

We’ve been absolutely blown away by the creative, gorgeous paper piecing in Ringo Pie, a Patchwork Sewing Bee, dreamed up and facilitated by Ayumi of Pink Penguin and Penny from sewtakeahike. Enjoy our interview with Ayumi and Penny as we kick off a week devoted to paper piecing!

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iPad Case Tutorial

Jen Carlton Bailly is back today with a fun, new tutorial (remember the His + Hers Pillows?!). Jen’s iPad Case Tutorial gives you two handle options and a fresh, new look for spring!…

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Kimono Dog Harness Pattern + Tutorial

Jill Myslinski uses her time away from her busy restaurant to sew and create outside of the kitchen. She designed this cute and functional Kimono Dog Harness for her dog, and she shows you how to make one for your dog with today’s free PDF pattern…

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Introducing ~ Jill from Acorn Market

Jill Myslinski owns a restaurant called Acorn Market in Salisbury, Maryland. Sewing is a way for her to stay creative outside the kitchen, and when she created a cute and functional Kimono Harness for her dog she knew she wanted to share the pattern with other dog lovers. She writes, “I just hope people will try the project and then take their furry friend for a long walk. What better way to spend a lazy afternoon?!” Jill’s Kimono Harness Pattern + Tutorial is coming up next; while you wait you can find more about Jill on the Acorn Market blog

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