Category Archives: Fabric

Itchin’ to be Stitchin’ with Felt

I just love the look of wool felt applique. I love the raised texture, the traditional and the modern looks that can be done with felt, and I really like that felt doesn’t ravel. What is also great about wool … Continue reading

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Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings Today I’m going to take you on a little journey behind the scenes. Let’s go all the way back to a quilt’s very humble beginnings, the cotton plant. Cotton plant Now this is what I call a blank … Continue reading

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Jeanne’s Bags

Extraordinary Bags by Jeanne Nivard I grew up in Philadelphia within a creatively-gifted family. My mother was a professional dressmaker and my father was a chef who worked in only the finest establishments. Both were trained in Europe. My sister … Continue reading

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Trends from Spring Market

What a feast for the eyes!  Spring Quilt Market is in the books but the sights and sounds will be coming to your local quilt shop any day.  What was cool, new and memorable?  Where to begin?! Brights are back!  … Continue reading

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What we Love about Barb Sackel’s New Garland Patterns

Designer Barb Sackel of Rose Cottage Quilting has introduced her fun, new line of garland patterns that are easy fast and fun! Here is what we love about Barb’s new garland patterns.  1. They are no-sew patterns. We all love to … Continue reading

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How to Organize Fabric

One of the most common questions we get from quilters and sewers involves how to organize fabric. Face it, most of us are fabric addicts. We just can’t seem to get enough. So, the issue we face is coming up … Continue reading

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Tips for Making Rag Quilts

So what exactly is a rag quilt anyway? A rag quilt has exposed seam allowances on the front of the quilt and finished seams on the back. It is usually made up from several pieces sewn together like a patchwork quilt. The … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Use Fat Quarters

  Who doesn’t love fat quarters? I go into a store and find that I cannot leave without buying a hand full. It’s so much fun to mix and match prints and colors together to create unique combinations. The bonus is … Continue reading

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Patchwork Quilt is 2014 Olympic Winter Games Official Look

How great is this? A stunning patchwork quilt is 2014 Olympic Winter Games Official look. This is Russia’s first Olympic Winter Games, which will be held in Sochi. According to the Sochi’s games press release, ”The Olympic patchwork quilt, developed … Continue reading

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Found Fabric Project Sheets

  Do you have a stash full of fabrics just waiting to be used? “Found Fabric” Projects Sheets are downloadable instructions for creating unique and creative garments using patterns you may already have. With each project you learn how to … Continue reading

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