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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GypsyKisses quilt top

This is s small section of a quilt top made by Jessica of Twin Fibers. She admits she was daunted by the difficulty of the piecing, but got over it once she started. And what a finish to show …

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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.

Go HERE

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Ashleys quilt peachy babyIn Ashley’s (Film in the Fridge) post about her peachy baby quilt she touches on the fundamental reason I send most of my quilt tops out instead of stitching them myself. As most of my quilts are gifts, …

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For the Boys Star Trek Quilt

This is Pieces by Polly’s entry in the For the Boys Blog Hop running through November 15th over at Sew We Quilt. I love the simplicity of the front with just the symbol on a red ground. The back’s …

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hexagon stars hand pieced Hallies

Mother of six Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts wants you to give hand piecing a try with her project geared specifically for this called Hallies Hexi Stars. Konda finds she can do by hand work while …

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Bear Paw quilt block tutorial MattnShari

The rich, comforting colors in this Bear’s Paw quilt block makes me yearn for snuggling under a quilt by a fire, with a cup of cocoa in hand (and a book in the other). You can get the template to …

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Wendy Ivory Spring Thread Talk Feathers

Wendy of Ivory Spring gives a Thread Talk today on stitching feathers, adding they are very unforgiving in their traditional form. Not to worry, she shows us a way to practice that’s its own quilting stitch, so no productive time …

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Legacy Blog Tour Brave New QuiltsI’ve been looking for a way to honor the memory of Kathreen Ricketson, so was pleased to learn about the Legacy Tour Stash Books launched this month for her new book, Brave New Quilts.

Like many of you who got …

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Simple Halloween quilt Little Bit Biased

Thanks to Pinterest I found this Halloween-inspired quilt made by Amber of A Little Bit Biased. Sure it’s been out awhile, but this one is so cute, it bears repeating. She used nine-patch and triangles to make up her …

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Cycles Quilt

Leanne of She Can Quilt (well, yes she can) made this small art quilt, she calls Cycles. Her color scheme calms while her matchstick quilting provides movement. Just lovely. Go HERE to see more photos plus get a link to …

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crib quilt to twin size tutorial

Emily of Nap-Time Creations came up with a clever way to make a twin bed quilt for one of her sons. She started with a crib-size baby quilt, did a bit of deconstruction / construction, and voila!, a twin quilt …

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borders method Rachael Rabbit

Rachael of Rachael Rabbit has a unique way to frame her blocks & quilts. Instead of sides, then top+bottom, she goes top+side+bottom+side. Did y’all get that? She demos her technique on her blog post. Get the tutorial.

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stitched birdie pillow

Nancy of Do Small Things with Love gave her satin stitched bird a permanent home on this pillow. Of her thread design, she explains:

I used 7 different shades of blue and just made sure that the same color wasn’t

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10 podcasts

Abby of While She Naps found a way to increase her enjoyment, thus productivity, while performing the more tedious parts of crafting. She listens to podcasts.

For me, I quilt to books on CD from my local library or pop …

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