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April 19, 2024
Don’t Touch My Quilt: A Guide to Polite Quilt Fair Etiquette from Craft Gossip

Hey there, fellow quilt enthusiasts! So, you’ve spent countless hours meticulously piecing together your masterpiece, and now it’s finally on display at a quilt fair. There’s just one problem – people can’t seem to keep their hands off it! Don’t worry, I’ve got your back with some tips on how to politely stop those eager fingers from getting too close to your precious quilt.

Set Up Clear Signage: Sometimes people just need a gentle reminder. Consider placing friendly signs near your quilt that kindly ask viewers not to touch . A simple “Please admire with your ...

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April 17, 2024
Book Review – Hand Stitched Quilts from Craft Gossip

Hand-Stitched Quilts” by Carolyn Forster invites readers into the serene world of slow and mindful quilting, providing a comprehensive guide to creating unique quilts entirely by hand. With 27 creative block designs, this book is not just a manual; it’s an exploration of traditional patchworking and quilting, perfect for both beginners and those seeking a return to basics.

An excellent guide for beginning quilters and those wanting to return to traditional patchwork

The book features a variety of creative and inspiring block designs to keep your quilting journey engaging.

 

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April 16, 2024
55 Quilt Patterns To Make For The 4th Of July from Craft Gossip

Gear up for a quilting celebration that echoes the spirit of independence! In this exciting roundup, we bring you 55 dazzling quilt patterns that are perfect for adorning your home in preparation for the 4th of July festivities.

From classic stars and stripes to creative interpretations of patriotic symbols, these quilt patterns capture the essence of freedom and joy that marks this significant holiday. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just beginning your quilting journey, there’s a perfect pattern waiting for you.

Explore a kaleidoscope of colors, intricate designs, and thematic elements that will infuse your living space ...

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April 15, 2024
Machine Quilting For Beginners from Craft Gossip

The thought of intricate stitching and maneuvering fabric through a machine might seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a specialized long-arm quilting machine. However, fear not! Machine quilting is not reserved for the elite with expansive equipment. In fact, a standard sewing machine is more than capable of bringing your quilting dreams to life.

In a comprehensive guide crafted by Becky, a seasoned quilter, you’ll discover that machine quilting is within your reach. Whether you’re using your trusty sewing machine or have invested in a larger quilting setup, Becky’s insights will navigate you through the ...

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April 14, 2024
Sunday Spotlight – Pot Holders Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Welcome back to our Sunday Spotlight series, where we delve into the enchanting realm of Etsy quilting patterns, handcrafted by talented artisans. Today, we’re excited to showcase a delightful pattern that adds a dash of charm and functionality to your kitchen creations.

 Get ready to add a touch of style and practicality to your kitchen with the Pot Holder Parade Sewing Pattern, brought to you by FABRIKSHOP. This versatile pattern offers instructions to create four different styles of potholders, perfect for both decorative flair and everyday use.

Designed with convenience in mind, the Pot Holder Parade pattern includes the ...

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April 10, 2024
Book Review – Birds, Butterflies and Blooms from Craft Gossip

Discover the joy of creating whimsical and vibrant projects with the “Birds, Butterflies & Blooms” collection. This book presents 24 coordinating projects designed for fun and ease, with a focus on appliqué. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner, these projects are tailored for both time efficiency and stylish design. This book is a great addition to your crafting library. 

The collection centers around the art of appliqué, allowing you to embellish your projects with charming Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms. The appliqué designs add a touch of nature-inspired beauty to your creations.

The projects are thoughtfully crafted with time ...

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April 8, 2024
Book Review – Modern Improv Quilting from Craft Gossip

In “Modern Improv Quilting,” author Laura Veenema invites readers to embrace the creative freedom of improvisational piecing and become the master of their own designs. With a blend of inspiration, guidance, and practical instruction, this book empowers quilters of all levels to explore the exciting world of modern improvisation.

Veenema begins by introducing readers to three powerful techniques for improvisational piecing, each offering a unique approach to shape, scale, and color. Whether you’re a novice quilter or an experienced maker, these beginner-friendly techniques provide a solid foundation for unleashing your creativity.

What sets this book apart is its emphasis ...

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Upcycling Old Fabrics into Quilting Masterpieces: A Sustainable Approach to Creativity from Craft Gossip

In the world of quilting, a rising trend that seamlessly blends creativity with sustainability is the art of upcycling old fabrics. This innovative approach not only breathes new life into discarded textiles but also contributes to reducing environmental impact. I felt that during 2020 people when people could not go out to purchase new supplies, die-hard crafters and quilters started looking for textiles within their own home. 

Let’s explore the techniques and inspirations behind upcycling old fabrics into quilting masterpieces.

Understanding Upcycling in Quilting
Upcycling involves transforming discarded materials into products of higher value, and quilting provides the perfect ...

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April 6, 2024
Book Review – Quilted Gnomes for Your Home from Craft Gossip

Explore fun projects featuring gnomes, suitable for all rooms of the house. Whether it’s the kitchen, sewing room, holidays, or a special gift, discover playful designs that add charm and joy.  Gnomes are still popular, every year I think it will be the last one I am writing about gnomes. But here we are again, GNOME GNOMES GNOMES.  What do you think will be the next craze? 

You can purchase this book here. 

No-Sew Gnome Quilt Kits

5 Fun and Festive Gnome Holiday Quilt Patterns

Quilted Gnome Mug Rug Pattern

 

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April 4, 2024
Unlock the Secrets of Vintage Textiles in Quilting with Allie Aller Online Class from Craft Gossip

Are you drawn to the charm and history of vintage textiles, but unsure how to incorporate them into your quilting projects? Join renowned quilt artist Allie Aller as she unveils the magic of repurposing vintage treasures in her captivating online class, “Vintage Textiles in Quilts.

 What You’ll Learn from this video: 

Practical tips for sourcing, cleaning, and preparing vintage textiles.

Ideas for using 1930’s embroidered household goods, intricate lace, quilt blocks, and more . Gain confidence in working with these cherished fabrics .

Step-by-step guidance to create a stunning 20” X 20” pillow top project 

Over 96 minutes of in-depth ...

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April 3, 2024
Unleash Your Creativity with “Collage Quilter: Essentials for Success with Collage Quilts from Craft Gossip

“Collage Quilter: Essentials for Success with Collage Quilts” by Emily Taylor is a comprehensive guide that empowers quilters to explore the exciting world of textile collage with confidence and creativity. Taylor, an accomplished author and educator, shares her passion for collage quilting along with her expert tips and techniques to help readers achieve success in their own collage quilt projects.

With nearly 200 photos and illustrations, this book provides a visually engaging journey into the art of collage quilting. Taylor emphasizes the importance of thinking like an artist and offers practical advice on how to apply the principles of color ...

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April 1, 2024
Unleash Your Quilting Creativity with the Pirouette Quilt Collection from Craft Gossip

Pirouette quilts are a type of quilt pattern characterized by their unique design, often featuring swirling or spinning motifs reminiscent of the graceful movements of a pirouette in ballet.

These quilts can be created using various techniques such as traditional piecing, paper piecing, or English paper piecing (EPP). The patterns typically involve repeating shapes or blocks that create a sense of movement and flow across the quilt top. Finding pirouette quilt patterns for this roundup was quite difficult but we hope to add new patterns to this list as they become available. If you know of a pattern we have ...

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March 31, 2024
Sunday Spotlight – Catch-all Cutie Sewing Organizer from Craft Gossip

Welcome back to our Sunday Spotlight series, where we uncover the best of Etsy’s quilting patterns, crafted with passion and precision by independent artisans. Today, we’re thrilled to highlight a bestseller that’s capturing the hearts of sewing enthusiasts around the globe.

Stay Organized with the Catch-all Cutie Sewing Organizer

Attention all sewing aficionados! Prepare to be dazzled by the ingenuity of the Catch-all Cutie Sewing Organizer pattern, a delightful creation by Teresa Weaver from YourSewingFriend on Etsy. With its clever design and practicality, this tabletop organizer is revolutionizing the way we keep our sewing notions at hand ...

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March 29, 2024
Quilting Legacy: 13 Reproduction Designs from a Cherished Collection of Antique Quilts from Craft Gossip

In “Quilting Legacy,” authors Jim and Jan Shore invite readers on a nostalgic journey through America’s past, offering a heartfelt tribute to the cherished quilts of yesteryear. Through meticulous research and a deep appreciation for the craft, the authors present 13 historical projects inspired by quilts from the Civil War era, a transformative period in American history.

Each project is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, complete patterns, and stunning photography, making it accessible for quilters of all skill levels to recreate these vintage treasures using today’s traditional fabrics. Jan Shore’s personal connection to quilting shines through as she ...

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March 27, 2024
Book Review – Colorful Batik Panel Quilts from Craft Gossip

“Colorful Batik Panel Quilts” by Judith Vincentz Gula is a delightful exploration into the world of quilting, offering a fusion of traditional techniques and artistic innovation. Gula expertly guides readers through the process of creating bold and graphic quilts using handmade batik fabric panels sourced from Indonesian artisans.

What sets this book apart is its emphasis on creativity and personal expression. Gula not only provides clear, step-by-step instructions for three unique projects but also encourages readers to experiment with embellishment techniques such as borders, beading, and free-motion quilting. Additionally, the inclusion of a step-by-step guide to 15 hand stitches adds ...

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March 25, 2024
DIY 36″ Baby Dumpling Playmat for Newborn Delight from Craft Gossip

The 36″ Baby Dumpling Playmat – a circular quilted gem that’s as adorable as it is practical. Ideal for tummy time, park picnics, or even on-the-go nap sessions, this playmat is bound to become a cherished companion for both baby and parents.

Now, let’s delve into the magic behind this playmat. It’s all about those versatile half-square triangles (HSTs) – they may sound daunting, but trust me, they’re a breeze to work with, especially for creating a baby quilt size like this one.

Measuring at 36″ wide, this playmat is designed to be both economical and beginner-friendly. Chances ...

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March 24, 2024
Sunday Spotlight – Clam Shell Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Welcome to our Sunday Spotlight series where we celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of independent Etsy quilting patterns. Each Sunday, we’ll showcase a unique design handcrafted by talented artisans. Join us on this journey of exploration and creativity!

Ahoy, fellow quilters! Today, I am excited to introduce you to the serene beauty of the Clamshell Quilt Pattern, brought to life by the talented hands of Ingrid Alteneder from JoeJuneandMae on Etsy. Picture yourself strolling along the sandy shores, the gentle waves lapping at your feet, as you admire the intricate clamshell design adorning your quilt.

This delightful pattern captures ...

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March 23, 2024
Edelweiss Pattern – Thimble Blossoms from Craft Gossip

The Edelweiss Quilt Pattern, designed by Thimble Blossoms, is the perfect choice. With its classic yet modern design, this quilt pattern is sure to become a cherished addition to your quilt collection.

Featuring a finished size of 70″ x 73″, the Edelweiss quilt is ideal for showcasing your favorite prints. Pair it with fabrics from the Shoreline collection by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics to create a stunning visual impact.

This downloadable PDF pattern includes everything you need to bring your quilt to life. Simply download the pattern from your order confirmation email or access it in your My Account ...

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March 22, 2024
Crafting a Quilted Garden: DIY Baby Playmat with Free Pattern and Tutorial from Craft Gossip

The process of making the patchwork baby playmat with a garden scene and spring indicators sounds delightful and full of creativity. Here’s a breakdown of the instructions provided:

  1. Design Layout: Start by deciding the layout of the design. You can draw it on paper to visualize and plan what elements to include on the surface of the playmat. The inspiration for this garden scene with flowers, leaves, butterflies, ladybugs, bees, and a hidden rabbit came from various sources on the internet, but the creator drew their own design. Adjustments to the layout may be made as the work progresses ...

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March 21, 2024
Midnight Quilt Show – Full Season from Craft Gossip

Calling All Night Owls and Quilting Enthusiasts: Dive into The Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters! 

Are you ready to embark on a quilting adventure like no other? Prepare to be enchanted by the whimsical world of late-night stitches, creative shortcuts, and the joy of quilting in your comfiest pajamas with The Midnight Quilt Show, hosted by the incredibly talented Angela Walters!

 What You’ll Get:
The complete 10-season set of The Midnight Quilt Show
Join Angela Walters as she shares her best tips, funniest quips, and creative insights
Dive into a treasure trove of new techniques, fresh designs, and ...

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