fabric basket

This pretty basket would make a great gift, wouldn’t it? Jenny of Elefantz started with some of her binding remnants from earlier projects and whipped this up. She takes you step-by-step how to make it.…

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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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cat patch Jude Hill Spirit Cloth

This is one feline of many found in a nine patch series over at Spirit Cloth. Created by talented fabric artist Jude Hill, go see Cat in the Window and others, such as Safe.

Image credit: Spirit Cloth

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Sewing Cheat Sheet Marzipan

Quilters, you need this nifty cheat sheet printable created by Marzi of Made by Marzipan. Visit her blog to get your free downloadable Sewing Cheat Sheet.

*Thanks goes to Christie of The Fabric Shopper for bringing this to my …

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Block a Day in July

Adrianne rocks the first week of her self-imposed challenge (Block a Day in July) with these six blocks. Only 25 more and she’ll be ready to sew them into a top. Visit On the Windy Side to learn more about …

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Napping Quilt

Lily of Block-A-Day celebrates finishing a 6 years in the making quilt by taking it outside and shooting it from all directions. Don’t miss her lovely napping quilt photo shoot. Enjoy!…

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Row by Row

Get your summer quilting on Row by Row. You’ll travel to participating quilt shops in your area (1250 stores total so hopefully one will be close to where you live) and pick up a unique free pattern for a single …

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DD9P Disappearing Nine Patch

Don’t miss this latest post at A Few Scraps. Christina shares what she calls improved instructions for creating a double disappearing nine patch quilt block. This fun technique will give your finished quilt top a complicated look without the fuss. …

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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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resized_City Quilter Wife Swap

This just in from Dale Riehl, of The City Quilter and Gallery:

ABC Television network’s CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP series shot a segment at our gallery and The City Quilter last March.

The program containing this premieres on ABC this Tuesday,

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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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Quilts and Color Video

Grab a cuppa, sit down and treat yourself to this lecture Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection.…

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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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ThingsWeLoveQuiltForMom_Made by IreneSugaridoo

Though well versed in Amigurumi and baking, Irene of Sugaridoo recently turned her attention to patchwork. She explains,

“Things we love” is a quilt I designed and made for my mom who has been a quilter for many years. I

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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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