Summer Picnic Quilt Free Pattern Remona

Remona of The Stitching Scientist thinks summer quilting projects should be quick and easy to leave plenty of time for outdoor activities. I agree. With that in mind, she made this fun quilt out of a Jelly Roll and Charm …

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Cool Cottons Portland Or

Cool Cottons is my nominee for this week’s best fabric shop storefront. Rooted in the Craftsman style, I’m digging the rust boarding and teal trim. The uncluttered signage and natural wood door finish the inviting look.

Image credit: Cool Cottons

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Stitchin Post storefront 1

The Stitchin’ Post is my nominee for this week’s best fabric shop storefront contest. First, I love the architectural style of the building, with aged looking bricks. The canopied and lighted entrance invites you in. The flower boxes add warmth …

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Aside from the obvious advantage brick and mortar fabric stores have over online – you can touch the fabric – is the fact the shop owner can create a total experience for visitors. It starts but is not limited to …

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Sewing Notions Design Contest Spoonflower

Bits and Bobbins is one of three designs that got my vote at Spoonflower’s Sewing Notions Design Contest. The large scale bobbins, top left, made this one – created by Kelsey Boes) sing.  As explained at Spoonflower blog, the public …

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10 fabric organizing ideas

 

 

 

Finding that perfect piece of fabric can be a chore, especially if you have one in mind and know it’s lost somewhere in your stash. Go from out of control to super organized with one of these …

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A Piece of Cloth Amy Badskrit Australia

Amy of Badskirt found this fabric shop during a road trip that took her through Fyansford, Victoria. I love this storefront so hard I’m inspired to start a new series here at Quilting at Craftgossip. Starting today, and once …

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Far Away Folk fabric contest entry Spoonflower

Ceri Gwen’s Far Away Folk got her into the finals of the Spoonflower Design Challenge 2014. I love her Heidi-esque interpretation of the contest theme - Cosmic Voyage. Oh, and notice the maiden brings along her cat and dog on …

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Quilt kit

This is not your average kitted quilt. The color scheme and design of Outside the Box is so sophisticated, it’s no surprise the source is Art Gallery Fabrics. Designed in-house to showcase their Pure Elements/Squared Elements fabric lines, visit

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Rachael Rabbit Dorr Quilts for lost service members families

Rachael of Rachael Rabbit has launched Quilting a Memory and needs your help to get the word out. She explains:

I’m looking for US Service families who might be interested in the charitable services I provide – making quilts from

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Chippewa Scrap Quilt

Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew made a pretty summer quilt top from fabric scraps, a portion shown here. The square shape will make it perfect for a table topper inside or on the patio, quilted or not. Follow this link

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Low Volume in Quilting Explained_ElevenGarden

I’ve wondered for years how to describe the distinctively modern style of quilts made by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. Well, Rebecca nails it in her guest post, Colour Theory 101: Value and Low Volume, at Elven Garden

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Monster Mash Ivory Spring Wendy Sheppard

Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring designed this fun quilt to showcase fabric line, Monster Mash by Quilting Treasures. She shares the pattern as a free PDF download in two colorways, one pink and one blue. Additionally, she throws in to …

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Cross Circle Pillow Folk Fibers

Any quilt block can be used for a pillow front but only a few turn out to be this fabulous. Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers smartly chose and executed the Cross Circle block for hers. I love it! Do go

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UmbrellaPrints_FatCatBackpack

Anne of Peacock Hill shows some cat love with this make, a quilted backpack. It’s her entry in the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge. Visit Anne’s blog to see more fabulous photos of her fab Fat Cat Backpack. The …

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