Super Amazing Posts By Ashley Smith


Ashley is the quilting Acquisition Editor at Craftsy, gathering the best talent in the industry for Craftsy's high-quality classes. With more than 17 years of experience, Ashley leverages knowledge from past roles as Director of Marketing for Possibilities, Great American Quilt Factory, and The Quilt Show. Additionally, she has in-depth experience in retail and wholesale channels, publishing, fabric design and video production.

    Tackling Your Quilting UFOs on World UFO Day

    Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

    No matter what your theory is about life on other planets, Earth is filled with UFOs—that’s right, quilters' Un-Finished Objects. We all know these projects exist in the depths of our sewing rooms, packed away so we can forget them, ignore them and pretend we never started them. Not to fear, here are some of the best ideas on how to get the most mileage out of all your unfinished projects!

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    Handcrafting for a Newborn: Welcoming a Baby!

    Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments

    Baby Boy Laying on a Baby Quilt

    Welcoming a new baby into the world is such a special and amazing event. Months of preparation often go into getting ready for the big day. One way to make a baby’s arrival more special is to create a custom nursery. Discover how to take advantage of the best products and patterns to sew special touches for a one-of-a-kind nursery, with ease!

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    Getting an Accurate ¼” Seam Allowance: Easier Said Than Done?

    Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

    Quilting Ruler Measuring 1/4 Seam Allowanve

    It seems simple enough when you read the pattern: Use a ¼” seam allowance. Start stitching your pieces and blocks, and you’ll be on your way, right? Unfortunately creating an accurate ¼” seam allowance can be a little more tricky than that. Here you'll find some tips to help you out!

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    Are You in a Fat Quarter Frenzy? How to Use Those Fat Quarters!

    Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

    Layered Fat Quarters

    We are all guilty of shopping in a quilt store and falling in love with a beautiful bundle of Fat Quarters that are perfectly matched. However, many of you might be like us, in that you purchase these beautifully coordinated set, but aren’t sure what to do with them once they arrive in your sewing room. Here are seven ideas for using up your Fat Quarters, which ultimately gives you the authority to buy more fabric!

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    Can’t Find the Exact Fabric You Need?

    Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

    Craftsy BOM 2014 Fabric Bundle

    We’ve all been in this situation before: It’s 11:30PM at night, you’re trying to finish the cutting of your quilt blocks and you run out of the perfect fabric that looks stunning in your quilt. What can you do? Here are some ways to hunt down your fabric and other creative options for completing your quilt.

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