Category Archives: books

Book Giveaway – Sew a Modern Home!

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There aren’t many things about my job that I love more than meeting some of the amazingly talented authors and bloggers out there. Melissa Lunden is no exception! When her new book came across my desk, I knew that I needed to meet this incredibly talented person! Her design aesthetic is chic, classic, and, in my opinion, not so modern that it can’t work in most homes. I found her quilts to be stunning, and some of her smaller …

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Chevron Technique Bonanza

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Chevrons seem to be everywhere in quilting, home décor, and clothing. They have a modern, graphic appeal with a sense of movement and vibrancy. Since my work revolves around quilting patterns and designing, I have come across several ways to construct chevrons. While there is often more than one way to do a design or technique in quilting, it is a bit unusual to find so many methods to accomplish the same design element. Please keep in mind, I am …

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Plethora of Pillows: Painter’s Palette Pillow

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For my Plethora of Pillows project, I chose to sew a pattern called Painter’s Palette Pillow by Laura Jane Taylor. It’s an easy, no-applique scrappy project sewists and quilters will love.
You’ll find the pattern in this book.
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I chose a 20″ x 20″ pillow form that we sell and they are the softest pillow forms I’ve ever purchased. Really, this pillow …

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Plethora of Pillows – Double-Z Block Pillow

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PlethoraofPillows_BlogA little something about me, though I am in love with quilts and fabric and anything related, I am not a quilter. I’m more of a huge fan. I have not worked on a sewing project in so long, my machine was dusty and my fabric scissors were squeeky. I was a bit nervous about taking on a quilted pillow, but I wanted to make one that really jumped out …

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A Book Review: Modern Quilt Perspectives by Thomas Knauer

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I wanted to share with you a gem of a book that we carry: Thomas Knauer’s Modern Quilt Perspectives. When I first saw this book, I thought it might be just another modern quilt pattern book. As the title accurately describes, this book is full of perspectives. It’s more of a quilting art appreciation book, with strong ties to social and political reflection; and Thomas’s quilt designs and …

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Ann’s Giveaway Winners!

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This past Friday, Ann talked about a great book and gave two lucky folks the opportunity to win New Classic Patchwork by Yoko Saito and a fat quarter sampler from our Lasting Legacies collection.
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We had a really great response and after running a random number generator, we are excited to announce the winners:
 
Letty of Happy Dance Quilting (Comment number 371)
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Arlene Conklin (Comment number 225)
 
Congratulations to the both of you, we have …

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