Blog Speak series

At least that’s what Katie of The Crafty Blog Stalker thinks. There’s a lot of information on the web for bloggers who wish to polish the “look” of their blogs, but for the actual content of posts – the “writing” …

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Jan table runner

Pat Sloan kicks off the new year with the 2014 Aurifil Designer of the Month series. As host, she’ll interview one guest per month. She’ll share their work spaces, fabric lines AND – key to their choice of quilt block …

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Felt Hexagon Coasters

New to hexies? Instead of a bed quilt, why not start small with this Felt Hexagon Coaster project by Nancy of Do Small Things with Love. She’s a guest blogger today at Sugar Bee Crafts where she shares step-by-step …

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skating sue free quilt block Craftsy

Jennifer O of Sewhooked Craftsy offers (for a limited time) a free download of her sweet quilt block design based on the traditional pattern Sunbonnet Sue. Called Sweet Skating Sue she utilizes a paper piecing technique to get it …

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Canva replaces picmonkey

Abby Glassenberg of While She Naps understands the visual nature of blogging. And sure, some may pay big bucks for difficult-to-learn top shelf graphics tools, but she wonders why when alternatives exist.

Visit her post, Design Hacks for Craft Bloggers

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Elfin Sleeping Bag Pillow Moda Bake Shop

Chris Warnick of Frecklemama put her patchwork skills to work making a snugly place for her sweet elf. And choosing Christmas themed fabric adds to the cheer.

If you’ve put off trying quilting, this project for a doll size sleeping …

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Birds Christmas Tree

I found this lovely image over at The Graphics Fairy in Karen’s 100 Free Christmas Images. She has many more than this, but scoured her archives for some of her favorites. This is certainly one of my faves.

You …

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Miss Winter Clip Art Vintage Graphics Fairy

Karen of The Graphics Fairy is celebrating her birthday and the start of winter today by sharing Miss Winter. It’s a free download on her blog post, right here. Karen gives us so many wonderful vintage offerings, I …

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Quilt Barn Advent 20

This Quilt Barn box appears larger than it’s diminutive 2 inches. Lynne of Lily’s Quilts is sharing one of these for every day of Advent as a free PDF. These would be so cute all lined up in a row, …

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Tokyo quilt block_BlossomHeart_BigCityGirl

This elegant quilt block is the creation of Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts. Inspired by living in Japan, she explains this represents Tokyo and is her contribution to the Big City Girl QAL. She shares how she made …

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Cat Along

This is exciting news. Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! is hosting a Cat Quilt Along starting on Sunday, December 1. Noting the timing of this, it might be fun to use holiday fabrics for the cat faces. Go HERE to

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Bonnie's Mystery Quilt 2013

Bonnie of Quiltville’s Quips and Snips has kicked off her 2013 mystery quilt, the Celtic Solstice. Go HERE to get your first clue.

Image credit: Quiltville’s Quips and Snips

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Brackman quilt reds ran

Oh, the dreaded reds running upon washing. It snagged quilt historian Barbara Brackman of Material Culture with this gorgeous red and green quilt top. She finds redemption through a fellow blogger, Vicki Welsh. Read the entire story right here

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Penny quilt along for beginners

Rachel of Stitched in Color is showing newbie quilters how to create a quilt, from design to done. The image shown here is from post 9, Sew and Assemble Blocks. There’s no expiration on these tutorials, go HERE to

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Color in Context

Anne of Play Crafts takes on the topic of color in a recent blog post. She explains,

Knowing how colors appear to change based on their context can be a very powerful design tool when creating your projects.


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