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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

Fabric weaving plus decorative stitching in the ditch packs a powerful color punch! Start with one 40-piece jelly roll bundle, and with clever seaming and slicing, end up with two different, yet completely coordinated 20” pillows.

Using 10″ Layer Cake squares, you can whip-up this cute and cozy lap blanket in a single afternoon. The patchwork is about as basic as you can get, and the quilting is done with hand-sewn buttons. A very beginner-friendly project.

An apron in flannel makes for some cozy cookin’! The ties adjust with grommets and knots to fit a variety of sizes. And rick rack around the bib and along the waistband is the perfect finishing touch. We made ours with pre-cuts.

Freshen up the pillow-scape on your bed or sofa with this terrific trio. We used simple patchwork techniques to blend together 13 coordinating prints, creating three different pillow shapes: square, rectangle, and bolster.

Inject some bright pops of color into your tablescape with these pinwheel style coasters. It’s a fast and easy project and perfect for some fave prints and solids from your scrap stash. Bundle up a bunch as a great gift idea.

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
Scanning the list of materials for your next project tutorial, you suddenly come across a term or two that causes you to stop and scratch your head: Fat Quarters, Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes. Have you accidentally clicked from a sewing site to a recipe site? All these items sound delicious, but what the

Yay for the cloth napkin! Our floating rick rack technique lets you fancy-up a standard cloth napkin as a gift or just for everyday. It’s fun and easy, and you may already have everything you need on hand to whip up a stack in no time.

With triple the heart-stopping cuteness, our Valentine sachets hang three in a row on a ribbon with a ring at the top and a button weight at the bottom. Use them to add a bit of scented sweetness anywhere you want.

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
Whether at home or on-the-go, keeping your makeup brushes organized and clean is always important. We've added a zippered pocket on the inside, allowing you to keep small tools, like tweezers or sharpeners as handy as all your brushes. Or, tuck in pocket-sized cosmetics and perfumes. A secure compartment is particularly great for traveling. This

What if you could create an apron from just five fat quarters and a tiny bit of lining — where there would be virtually no wasted fabric? The scraps from this garden party apron could fit in a garden party teacup.

Here's a fast and fabulous Valentine's gift idea everyone will love, because it includes both adorable fabric and yummy candy. We created a cellophane bag topper from small fabric squares, stitched on a personalized message of love, and sealed it with a secret quick-release basting stitch. When it's finished its job as a bag topper,

A pretty option for dining indoors or out. Cut, layer, stitch, serve (shaken not stirred). It’s just that easy and as cute and colorful as can be. Super fast and a great option for scraps – especially leftover charm squares.

Tightly spaced, straight line quilting goes right across the appliqué for an unbroken pattern that wraps from front to back. We designed the modern skyscraper appliqué on the front and back to feature jelly roll strips.

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

Quilter’s prairie points create a unique edge for this pretty pillow. We used charm squares to make things quick and easy. There are 32 points around the edge; including clever mitered corners, which we show you how to make.

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.

It's coming up on Halloween season and costume shops have started popping up in all sorts of unusual places. Empty store fronts become haunted mansions for a few weeks and then vanish once again. It's appropriately spooky! They have all sizes and shapes of costumes for kids, and there seems to be endless options for
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