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Angela Mitchell
Angela Mitchell shares her home with her husband and children, and together they run a small hobby farm. Once an elementary school teacher, she currently spends her days at home with her three kids. Angela is a self taught crafter who has been sewing and playing with yarn for most of her life. She has been a contributing author for several sewing books and is more than happy to share her quilting knowledge here on the lovely Craftsy blog.

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Beautiful Medallion Quilt Designs and Patterns That Inspire

Some quilts are simply unforgettable. They catch your eye — you just can't stop looking at them. Have you come across a this kind of quilt, a true work of art? A perfect example of this is a medallion quilt. But why make a medallion quilt when they sound like so much work? Here are a few reasons why so many quilters like to tackle this kind of project.

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Charming Bow Tie Quilts & A Free Quilt Block Tutorial!

The bow tie quilt pattern is a traditional design that continues to be incredibly popular in today’s world of quilting. Plus, the bow tie block shines in all sorts of fabric, from vintage to modern. Here's a free bow tie block quilt tutorial plus some pattern inspiration to get you started making projects with this charming design! Read more »

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Quintessential Quilting Projects: 7 Quilted Tote Bag Patterns You’ll Love!

Now that the weather is finally warming, it is time to start sewing for summer: lightweight quilts, summer tops and bags! Today, let's take a look at quilted totes! These bags are so handy and can be used in a variety of ways all summer long, whether its packing for a picnic, toting them to the beach or using one to haul goodies home from the farmer's market. Not only are they, these quilted tote bag patterns are so much fun to sew! Read more »
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Color Your World: Kaleidoscope Quilt Patterns

Do you remember looking through a kaleidoscope as a child? Spinning and pointing it at every light imaginable, amazed by the swirling shapes and colors. Kaleidoscope quilts are a homage to this classic children's toy. Be inspired by these gorgeous quilts that bring color, shapes and patterns to life! Read more »

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A+ Sewing and Quilting Gift Ideas for Teachers

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Do you like express your gratitude by giving your children's teachers gifts? Take it up a notch this year by gifting something handmade. There are so many quilting projects that can make a really unique gift for a special teacher. Not only will these projects will shine among the other gifts, you will have fun making them. Here are a few quilted gift ideas to get the wheels turning! Read more »