Category Archives: books

Elizabeth Hartman interview & a giveaway!

As a big fan of Elizabeth's blog, Oh Fransson!, I was thrilled to be a part of the blog tour that Stash Books is sponsoring for her new book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. It's an absolutely gorgeous book that does not disappoint! These are some of my favorite projects...      

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Book Review – Picture This!

I was immediately interested in this book because I love photography, and because Marcia makes her art quilts look so fascinating. The process can be technically challenging, but once I read through the instructions, the projects seemed very do-able–even for a novice quilter such as myself. What I love most about making photo-art quilts is that it begins with your photograph, and your quilt will be like no other. I especially appreciate the ...

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Speaking of new kits from books….

I loved the idea of kits from books, so I volunteered to sew one of the first kits.  I needed a pretty twin quilt for my spare bedroom (aka, the fabric overflow room).  I LOVE how it turned out!                      

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A new kind of kit in the catalog

Now that our October catalog is out, have you noticed our new kits from books? There are so many great quilt project books out there, and we thought it would be fun to feature some of our favorites by sewing the projects in our fabrics and kitting them up. It really shows how versatile the book patterns are, and the kits are great for taking the guesswork out of choosing fabrics. We decided not to include the books in the kits to avoid unnecessary duplicates (if you already own the book or want more than one kit). We started out by featuring two books. The first is by our dear friend, Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek--it's her first book. Yay, Vicki! We made four kits from Bloom Creek Quilts (the book is on sale right now at 40% off!). My personal favorite is the Blooms for Annabelle quilt with the matching pillow.

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