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Sewist Diana on Giving Back to Children in Her Community

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Sewist Diana Gives BackWe were lucky to run into sewist Diana Klebenow. Diana gives back to her community by teaching kids and adults needing life skills how to sew. We think it's terrific and we admire her generosity, so we wanted share her story in the hopes that it also inspires you! Read more »

Shop Spotlight: Quilting on the Square

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Quilting on the SquareTake a behind the scenes peek at an inspirational crafting retailer, in this new bi-weekly series brought to you by Craftsy Connect. This week we chatted with Quilting on the Square owners Mark and Mary Pfeiler, about what makes their shop special, how they got their start, and where they see things going. Read more »

Meet Mug Rug Maker and Quilting Pattern Designer, The Patchsmith!

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Mug rug Quilting Patter Designer: PatchsmithThe Patchsmith makes mug rugs and designs patterns for them so you can make them, too! And you should; after all, they make wonderful gifts. Quilters will absolutely love these, as they make quick, fun projects that yield wonderful results. It's also a fantastic way to use up those scraps in your stash! Read more »
party dress green blue floral

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 4: Instagram

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Instagram tips for indie designersFor the final installment of our series on Social Media Tips for Indie Designers, we'll take a look at Instagram. Similar to Pinterest, Instagram is a good opportunity to visually represent your brand, your personality, and your taste, and color those photos with descriptions that help fans and followers feel a connection to your aesthetic. Should you be on Instagram? Read more »

How to Hand Quilt: A Free Video Tip

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How to hand quilt.Sarah Fielke is here to tell you about the wonderful world of hand quilting. Most people believe it's too time-consuming, tedious, or difficult to do, but as Sarah explains, all it takes is some fundamental knowledge and a little practice. In this free video tip the instructor of the online Craftsy class, Big Techniques from Small Scraps, tells you the few simple items you'll need, and the basic stitch you'll need to hand quilt correctly. From start to finish, this makes a fun, valuable primer. Give it a try! Read more »
Think Big! mini quilt in progress by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio. Applique quilt pattern.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »