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Squares in a square in a frame! It sounds fancy, but it’s really very easy – even if you’re brand new to patchwork. We all love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with tackling a challenge, but for many of us, turning around a fun little project in no time at all is the kind
We’re excited to debut a brand new partnership with Jaftex, their four quilt-shop-only brands, and over 350 retailers across the U.S. and Canada. The program is designed to keep new and returning sewers inspired and motivated. A record-breaking number of people pulled out sewing machines over the last 12-18 months to power through DIY face

This pretty pillow is an example of fast and easy patchwork using a grid. The design is the same on both sides, but we turned one grid panel 90º to create an interesting effect front to back. Use some of your favorite small scraps.

Round things that make me smile: baby thighs, ice scream scoops, rolling hills, tufted cushions. Creating undulating curves across a flat surface is a wonderful way to add dimensional interest to a plain cushion. This pretty patchwork cushion provides a bit of tufting inspiration to make you smile. As listed below in Supplies, the proper

Made entirely from soft, smooth flannel, this stunning poncho has the weight and drape of wool but without any of the scratchiness, so it’s perfect to wear around your face and neck. We selected seven amazing herringbone colors.

Charm squares are just that: charming little chunks of fabric, 5" x 5" squares from all the patterns and colorways within a given fabric collection. A standard charm pack usually comes with approximately 42 pre-cut 5" x 5" squares. They're a real time-saver and can make patchworking projects a delight. We used a charm pack

The toaster probably isn’t the prettiest member of the kitchen appliance family. Keep it accessible yet under wraps with our clever cozy. It features a pretty patchwork accent strip, bright piping all around, and an easy-tie handle.

If your sofa seems down in the dumps, the solution can be as quick and easy as a new set of pillows. A blast of beautiful fabric makes your whole room (and you) happier. This set is reversible with pretty flange accents.

On the "Quilting Easy-ness Scale," the rag quilt ranks right at the top. It's sewn with the seams exposed, and the whole idea is to create a softly rumpled, very cuddly, wrap-me-up-now result. If you have someone heading off to school, this is a wonderful blanket to send along to remind them of the warm

We call this a “jewel box pillow” because of its rows of diamonds. But a diamond is just a square turned on point. So the front is really just six simple rows stitched on the diagonal. Piping and covered buttons soften the angles.

Stripes are one of those universal motifs. We turned and seamed them in clever ways to create a unique effect. Our “spun stripes” allow simple triangles and squares to morph into pillow tops that seem almost three-dimensional.

When you think of patchwork, you usually think of quilting cotton. But there’s no rule! We added luxury into the mix with a jewel box blend of silk dupioni in Tiffany blue, glittering silver, burnished gold, and rich ebony.

A mug rug is like a mini placemat with just the right amount of room for a mug and a few little treats. Ours features pretty patchwork on one side with custom embroidery (a free download) on the opposite side’s pocket and napkin.

When the boxes come down from the attic every year, one of my favorite Christmas items to uncover is a table runner my mother made for me. It's the first thing I pull out, and for me, its appearance signals the official arrival of the holiday season. This happy patchwork and pom pom centerpiece certainly
The biggest item in most bedrooms is the bed, therefore, it ranks as the star-of-the-show in most room makeovers. Our pretty duvet is made up of a dozen different cuts from seven fabric designers, but they're cleverly sized into just three simple patchwork panels. This is a great exercise in how to mix and match
We're often asked for more projects that can be done by beginners or used as projects to help teach someone to sew - especially a child. Wish granted. We have three wonderful pillow projects we've dubbed Xtra EZ. Not only are the steps themselves just that: extra easy, we've also made sure there are specific techniques

Cloth napkins are more beautiful, more absorbent, and more green. These nifty napkins use a technique for building patchwork strips called a strata. So colorful, it will make breakfast, lunch or dinner feel like a party.

Patchwork done in small prints in a coordinated color palette is lovely. But when you want to mix it up, try bold designs + bright colors set against crisp, clean white with hand embroidery on the front and pretty tassels on the back.

Technically, quilting is a subset of sewing. But if you're one of the thousands who've been bitten by the quilting bug, you're unlikely to let it take second position to anything. Here at S4H, we don't claim to be part of the quilting elite, but we are good at making things easy. So when we
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