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From David Arquette to Meryl Streep: Famous Knitters

By Craftsy
Celebrities Knitting: Vanna WhiteEveryone in the knitting world knows that this community is made up of people from all ages and walks of life. That includes many celebrities. Who are some of our favorite famous knitters? Read the post to see who made our list, and tell us who your favorite celebrity knitter is in the comments. Read more »
Think Big! mini quilt in progress by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio. Applique quilt pattern.

Quilting Blog

Create Perfect Appliqué Circles with Ease

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Create Perfect Appliqué CirclesSarah Fielke (instructor of the online Craftsy class Big Techniques from Small Scraps) has an easy time-saving and frustration-free quilting tip for you! Anyone looking to make smooth, round applique shapes for their quilt tops must watch this free video tip! Circles and ovals are now officially a breeze for quilters, thanks to her secret! Read more »

Sewing Blog

Protect Your iPad in Style, Sew an iPad Case

By Craftsy
iPad WristletIn celebration of the release of the Craftsy app, we went looking for some great iPad accessories. We sure had our pick of fantastic projects! These iPad covers, cases, and accessories, all sewn by our very own Craftsy members are great examples of how you can adorn (and protect) your iPad with style and creativity! Read more »

Knitting Blog

Brioche Knitting Inspiration: Project Spotlights!

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Brioche Knitting InspirationBrioche knitting is getting to be a pretty hot thing here in the US! That's thanks in part to Nancy Marchant, who brought this popular European technique over to our shores. But she's also brought her knowledge to Craftsy where she teaches the online Craftsy class, Explorations in Brioche Knitting. Here we take a look at some of the creative knitting projects on Craftsy that employ the brioche method. Read more »

Quilting Blog

Free Video Tip: How To Hand Quilt Feathers

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How to hand quilt feathersIn this free video lesson, Andi Perejda (instructor of Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique on Craftsy) shows you how to quilt feathers by hand all the while avoiding the tedium of stopping and starting and the frustration of putting knots in your work. Read more »

Quilting Blog

Hand Quilting Cord Motifs, a Free Video Tip

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How to cord a motif in hand quiltingCording a motif is a great way to bring focus and flair to the designs and shapes you've made for your quilt tops. In this free video tip, Andi Perejda, instructor of Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique, on Craftsy, shows you how to do that quickly and easily all by hand! Read more »

Quilting Blog

Creating Echo Lines in a Quilt

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Create Echo Lines in a QuiltThe empty space between motifs on your quilt tops are calling out for you to fill them in with something fun---details that highlight the objects and shapes and overall design. The answer: echo lines! Andi Perejda, who instructs the online Craftsy class Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique, shows you just how to create these echo lines in this free video tip! Read more »