Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Guest Blogger, Jody Houghton, talks about her new collection!

Many of you may know my whimsical characters, FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY from my past fabric collections. My ladies have been my voice and image for creating uplifting messages for many years now. Whether it be content for my Country Register column, Girlfriend Wisdom, or gifts products for Sisters, Girlfriends, or Quilters, the message is always positive.  How could characters with names honored by these great virtues, be anything but for the greater good?  Partner that concept with my love ...

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Handmade from the Heart by Jody Houghton

Jody Houghton’s newest fabric collection, Handmade from the Heart, hit just the right spot to brighten up anyone’s day.  Jody has created several patterns to really show off your love of sewing using her whimsical panel.

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EPP Fever!

Last fall when Jenna and I began designing graphics for Vicki Bellino’s newest book Tiny Obsessions, I was completely unaware of the world of English Paper Piecing. To be honest, just the sound of it made me think it was far too difficult for me. As I started doing some research, I stumbled upon some really fascinating EPP projects and knew then I wanted to learn how to tackle this technique! Luckily, Vicki is a great teacher and happened to have some wonderful tutorials on English Paper Piecing right on our website so I didn’t have to go too far to learn.

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Textile Blocks

Worked up in fabrics characterizing linen from the Neutral Love Collection, Textile Blocks rests its laurels on a manageable, yet modish design kept completely minimal by way of simple yet gracious lines. When nothing else is workable on your table, this little treasure is your answer.

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Posy Parade

Posy Parade is a collection of four different colored posies in a palette of grays to blues. The second inner border mimics the shape of the flower. Almost large enough for a double comforter, Posy Parade will be a wonderful addition to a room full of quilts. It’s soft in “color impact”, yet ready to make its own style statement.

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Checkerboard & Stars

I was so excited when Jenni designed Neutral Love.  Many of us here at CT have been waiting with bated breath for a neutral collection. We want to stock our stash! Really, you can never have enough neutral fabrics, especially for those who love the scrappy look.

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New! Jumbo Wonder Clips

I wanted to tell you all about one of my favorite new tools we have: Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips. These clips work really well for holding together many pieces of fabric, but especially if you are working with binding a flannel quilt or project. 

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Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along: Fabric Selection

The Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along is almost here! It is time to select and order fabrics in time for Part 1 of the pattern to be posted on March 4th. Click here for the "Fabric Selection Suggestions" PDF to help get you started.  

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Quick Projects for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t worry I have come up with a few ways to use your stash along with a quick download pattern to make Valentine’s Day extra special.  These projects can be completed in a day or two.

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