Category Archives: Quiltmaking

French Braid Quilts with a Twist!

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I’m sure you’re familiar with Jane Hardy Miller’s fabulous first book French Braid Quilts. Well, the quilts in her newest book, French Braid Quilts with a Twist, are even more exciting! She has taken the traditional French braid pattern and made some simple-but-exciting tweaks and changes by adding more center accent squares, changing the placement of the accent squares, […]

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In Bargello

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I love a good twist to an old classic, a nice spin on an good story, a new look for an old style. Bargello quilts have been around for years… decades. They are based on a type of needlepoint embroidery that got it’s name from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in […]

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Just A Little Bit Crazy!

Valerie Bothell

What’s there to blog about when the book title says it all? Quilting…Just a Little Bit Crazy is exactly that – it combines traditional quilting and crazy quilting. Traditional quilters can try some new techniques to make their traditional quilts just a bit crazy and the crazy quilt fans can try it out and make […]

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Spring Fling Sale!

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Don’t miss our Spring Fling sale!  Save up to 75% off your favorite C&T books March 21-24th, this weekend ONLY! *Sale ends on March 24th at 7:30am PST

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Homestead Quilts from Bungalows to Beach Houses

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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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