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March Block of the Month

The March block by itself really isn’t all that exciting, but it makes an excellent cornerstone for the center medallion, which we are also putting together this month. So grab your rotary cutter and let’s get started because there is a lot to do this month. The blocks themselves are pretty easy. You’re making four, four-patch units, then the rest of the block goes together log cabin-style with black squares and rectangles. That’s what makes the negative space at the

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March Block of the Month

The March block by itself really isn’t all that exciting, but it makes an excellent cornerstone for the center medallion, which we are also putting together this month. So grab your rotary cutter and let’s get started because there is a lot to do this month. The blocks themselves are

Book Reviews

Use found objects, kitchen materials to make your own fabric

You don’t need fancy equipment, expensive resists and printmaking stencils to create your own beautiful fabrics at home. That’s the lesson of “Fabric Printing at Home” by Julie Booth, an artist and experience fabric designer. In the 127-page full-color book filled with photo illustrations of the steps and techniques, Booth teaches

Sewing News

National Quilt Museum curator gets her wish with new exhibit

Ever since Judy Schwender joined the National Quilt Museum as its curator, she has wanted to group the critter quilts together. She is finally getting her with with “Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures,” which opened yesterday. The new exhibit features some of the best and most memorable animal quilts in the museum’s

Home Decor

Sewing room to nursery: Decor

It’s been a long time since I wrote a sewing room to nursery post. Progress pretty much stopped once I had Angela because I was too busy caring for her to keep going on the transformation. She had a crib, a changing table and all the clothes and diapers she

Sewing for Kids

Satin, lace and a 4 a.m. finish

Satin and lace can be very scary materials to work with when you’re used to 100 percent quilting cotton, but I found that they really weren’t all that bad. The scariest part was whether or not I’d finish in time for my daughter’s baptism, not if the fabric would behave