Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Doggone Good Projects—Project 1: Friendship Star Quilt


This post is part of a series featuring projects for pets from several C&T, Stash Books, and FunStitch Studio titles. The first post, which introduces the series and lists the projects it will include, can be read on the Stash Books blog.         Friendship Star quilt from Start Quilting with Alex Anderson, 3rd […]

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Homestead Quilts from Bungalows to Beach Houses


Ellen Murphy, a traditional pattern designer, is releasing a book titled American Homestead, which features quilt patterns focused on different house styles .  Her project designs are based on the architectural style of each home.  From plantations to beach houses, there is something for everyone.  I love Ellen’s attention to detail and how she translates a structure into […]

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Hand Dyes are Simply to Die for…

Machine Quilting on my Bernina

Kim Schaefer’s hand dyes are simply to die for.  Really…. I mean it.  They are so rich and lush. Kim designed this line using Inktense Pencils.  I have been coveting these fabrics since I saw them at Fall Quilt Market. Kim was kind enough to send me some and Andover sent some to the office so […]

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Photo Friday: A Cover, In Progress


Our Spring 2014 Front List Catalog is hot off the press. We’re excited because it’s the first C&T Publishing catalog with an image we created specifically for the cover! Shooting for a cover (catalog OR book) is a slow and painstaking process because every cover has very specific needs and directions that will enable it […]

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Technical editing and an Amish-inspired quilt


  At C&T, we technical edit all our projects. Technical editing is the process of verifying the accuracy and completeness of instructions. We’ve found that not everything can be done readily with math and a calculator. Some things just have to be made. This quilt from Amish Quilts – The Adventure Continues, was a challenge […]

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