Month: December 2013

Reflections + Predictions: Luke Haynes

We hope you’re enjoying our 2013 Reflections + Predictions Series! We asked sewists who’ve inspired us to look back on the year and share personal high points, as well as forecast trends they see down the track in 2014. Today’s sewist is Luke Haynes…

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Reflections + Predictions: Heather Grant

Next up in our Reflections + Predictions series is Heather Grant, Director of Marketing & Programming for The Modern Quilt Guild and QuiltCon. We asked our readers to name quilters or sewists who rocked 2013– Sewists who inspired and instructed, blazed new trails or reached new heights! Heather shares a lot of thought-provoking ideas about social media, and some interesting predictions for the year ahead…

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Reflections + Predictions: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Welcome to the 2013 Reflections + Predictions Series! This is the third year we’ve asked sewists who’ve inspired us to look back on the year and share personal high points, as well as forecast trends they see down the track in 2014. We hope you enjoy the series as we say goodbye to 2013 and look ahead to the new year…

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Sewing Trends with Rachael

Rachael from imagine gnats is back with another look at the latest sewing trends. Are you in a mad dash to finish Christmas gifts? Are you savoring the season with some hand stitching in front of the fire? Have you prepared a big list of must-sews for 2014?!

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Aurifil Mini Quilt Challenge: Geta Grama

We’re busy planning another fun Quilting Month for January! We can’t wait to share the blocks, inspiring quilters, projects and fresh approaches to quilting. Just to whet your quilting appetite, this month we teamed up with Aurifil for a Mini Quilt Challenge! We selected eight readers to create mini quilts with Aurifil’s Simplify Collection, a gorgeous set of thread curated by Camille Roskelley. Check out the first quilts!…

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Giveaway Day ~ Supplies (Fabric, Patterns, etc.)

Giveaway DayHappy Giveaway Day! This is one of TWO pages of giveaways. If you want your giveaway included, choose the appropriate page and enter your info via the link at the bottom of the entries. Giveaways remain open all week to give you plenty of time to browse and comment. Have fun!

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Giveaway Day ~ Handmade Items

Giveaway DayHappy Giveaway Day! This is one of TWO pages of giveaways. If you want your giveaway included, choose the appropriate page and enter your info via the link at the bottom of the entries. Giveaways remain open all week to give you plenty of time to browse and comment. Have fun!

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French Press + Coffee Cup Cozies

Author and designer Susan Beal’s newest book, Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year, has lots of fun projects to take you through the new year with fresh inspiration for every season. Learn more about the book, and make French Press + Coffee Cup Cozies with the free book excerpt. Comment to win a copy of the book and a kit with everything you’ll need for the cozies!…

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Interlock: Quilt Pattern

Kelly Bowser of kelbysews is a talented quilt designer and sewist. She was inspired to make this Interlock quilt when she saw the new organic Birch Fabrics Charley Harper designs, and now you can make the quilt too!

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Are You Ready for Giveaway Day?!

Giveaway DayNext Monday is our BIG, biannual Giveaway Day! (Giveaway Day is actually a full week long to give you lots of time to visit new sites and enjoy the full extent of the event.) Learn how to participate!…

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Flower Barrette Tutorial

Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright are here with a fun project to introduce their new book, Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects. Today you’ll get a peek at the easy, sweet style of projects in the book with Sarah and Lexi’s Flower Barrette tutorial. Plus, comment for your chance to win a copy of the book!

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