Quilt Market Trend: Pointy Things

Detail of a Jen Kingwell quilt

As per usual, Quilt Market was exciting and slightly overwhelming. Everywhere I looked, there were gorgeous fabrics, quilts, tools, books, and patterns. I saw things I knew I needed and things I never knew I needed…but now I do. The bottom line is that I came home inspired to sew, sew, sew. Continue reading

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Eight is Not Enough…More Market Prep

Yesterday we gave you a peek at eight of the Moda designers pre-Market activities. Today, we give you ten more.

Barb Groves—Me and My Sister

There is hardly a surface in the place that isn’t covered with fabric … that includes stools and chairs. Continue reading

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Featured Shop: The Cotton Patch Quilt Shop

“Bright and beachy” is how Laura Flynn describes The Cotton Patch, the University Park, Florida, shop she co-owns with with husband Tim. And it’s true that the shop reflects its coastal location, enticing both locals and visitors to the area with a selection of colorful, cheerful fabrics. But that description omits another important “B” word: bassets.img_1688 Continue reading

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More Great (and Free) Ideas and Inspiration from Moda Designers

Last week I perused the blogs of some of Moda’s designers and found great information, patterns, and inspiration. (And if you’re following along on the All in a Row blog hop you’ve probably encountered more.) This week I checked out a few of the designers’ websites and the goodies available there.

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Taking Embroidery on the Road

I’m old enough to remember the last time that embroidery was “a thing,” and I’ve still got the overalls and chambray shirts covered with chain-stitched butterflies and French knot flowers to prove it. So it’s been a real pleasure for me to see the revival of interest in embroidery, along with all the lovely new threads, needles, and other tools that go with it. While embroidery’s great any time of the year, it’s especially perfect for travel. With summer vacation in full swing, several of Moda’s designers have offered to share tips and tricks for taking embroidery on the road.

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