Category Archives: Staff Picks

Country Elegance

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Country Elegance
I am such a lover of appliqué, especially wool work (appliqué), and this book is chock full of it! There isn’t a project without this beautifully executed technique. A rare find these days are quilt books with a country theme using rich, dark, vibrant colors in projects that stretch from pillows to bed quilts. The templates for the appliqués are reasonable to make, however, geared more for …

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New Kits in Outside Vendor Fabrics

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We are so excited to start offering fabrics from outside vendors in addition to our exclusive fabric collections.
Here are two popular patterns from the CT archives and two designs from independent designers in Pocketful of Daisies and Lion’s Share.
Market Bag
The Market Bag is shown here in the  lovely Pocketful of Daisies collection by Lynnette Anderson. This generous-sized tote with its outside pockets is …

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Gifty Galore – Project 6

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Lesson 1
Recently, I attended a quilt retreat where everyone took some time out and made these lovely potholders!
This is an amazing project and SO doable in a few hours! That is from cutting to finished! All you need is two coordinating fat quarters and cotton batting. This project comes from the blog of Syzygy of Me and she has all the measurements and detailed instructions on how to …

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Staff Picks: Marking Tools

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We continue our new series showcasing staff favorites, today we focus on marking tools.

 
Tools are of course useful, but not just any doodad will do the job. In the world of quilting and sewing, we are blessed with so much more variety than our foremothers had access to. As much as we would love to completely eyeball and freehand our stitching, most of us need the assistance of a good marking tool to ensure we produce the design we want.
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Staff Picks: Seam Rippers

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Today, we introduce a new series showcasing staff favorites, each post will focus on a different type of item.
 
Tools are of course useful, but not just any doodad will do the job. In the world of quilting and sewing, we are blessed with so much more variety than our foremothers had access to. While many a quilting project can edge on perfection, there are often mistakes along the way. Seam rippers are definitely a treasured tool when these mishaps occur.
 
Our …

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