Month: June 2014

My Favorite Quilt: Maddie

Maddie writes, “The quilt is a love letter to my amazing husband. It is packed with symbolism, some overt and some covert, each weaving parts of our story together.” Learn more!…

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Summer Nights Stitch-Along

Learn how to make a sweet, new embroidery pattern with step-by-step guidance from Julie and Chris of Little Dorrit & Co. Part One shows you how to gather supplies and start your first stitches. Next steps will post on July 8 and July 22, helping you space out your progress for a finished project in July! Join us for fireflies and moonlit summer nights…

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My Favorite Quilt: Melanie

Mel made her “Love Letters” quilt for her husband, piecing song lyrics in secret on snowy days… Don’t forget to add your own favorite quilt to our series by the end of the month for a chance to win a Fabricworm gift certificate!

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Insulated Lunch Sack

Sherri from Thread Riding Hood is back with a pretty Insulated Lunch Sack tutorial. These lunch sacks would be great for work, gifts or (Shhhh… Don’t say this out loud if you have kiddos in the house…) you could start now and make new sacks for school in September!…

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Lattice Smocked Balmy Breezes Top

Ajaire from Call Ajaire loves to create things for her three year old daughter, and this Lattice Smocked Balmy Breezes Top was inspired by her. Download a 3T size and adjust the pattern for smaller or larger sizes, or use the lattice smocking for a different project. We hope you really enjoy learning this technique!

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Etc. Backpack from Sewing School 2

Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing guides kids to use a sewing machine to create twenty fun projects, including the “Etc. Backpack.” Download the “Etc. Backpack” excerpt and pattern, and comment for a chance to win a copy of Sewing School 2!

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My Favorite Quilt: Alison

Alison wasn’t sure about her quilt, even after paper piecing over 1000 tiny pieces of fabric. Then she sent the quilt away to a long-arm quilter and fell in love with it! Learn more in Alison’s My Favorite Quilt interview…

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Quilt Market Snapshots: Cloud9 Fabrics

The Cloud9 booth at Quilt Market was full of gorgeous samples of current and coming-soon collections. Michelle also gave me a peek at what’s on the way in the next 6 months. In addition to their already impressive array of organic substrates–quilt-weight cotton, sheeting, flannel, broadcloth, canvas, and voile, they’ll be adding a wonderful barkcloth, which will be perfect for home dec projects. Be sure to take a close look at the Cirrus solids. They’re yarn-dyed in beautiful colors that coordinate with many of the Cloud9 collections.

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