Posts by Stefanie Japel

Stefanie Japel
My name is Stefanie Japel. I learned to knit over 30 years ago from my grandmother. I’ve been designing knitwear for publication since my first pattern “Postmodern Legwarmers” appeared on in 2003. Since then, I’ve written three books and my work has appeared on television, in books, magazines, and on the web. I love to teach in-person workshops, and also teach classes right here on the amazing

Quilting Blog

Project Highlights: Quilts with Color!

Quilts with ColorBright colors, warm colors: they're all here in these wonderful and vivid quilting projects. From a batik quilt that use every color imaginable, to a quilt that looks exactly like stained glass, to a star block that is an explosion of color, you must see these fantastic projects from Craftsy members. Read more »

Quilting Blog

Fine Feathered Trends

Free-motion Feather QuiltingOne of the most popular quilting trends today is the use of feathers. This machine quilting technique allows the quilter to create depth and dimension and terrific design without so much as anything more than a single color. Here, we highlight three impressive quilts that all use feathers in their own distinct ways. Read more »

Sewing Blog

Trend Spotting: Cork!

Cork Trends in SewingCork is in! Even sewing enthusiasts are getting into the act, using cork-themed fabric, and for more practical applications. Check out these project highlights to see what we mean. Read more »