Once a month, we highlight blogs our staff is reading right now!
Amy Smart, the blogger behind Diary of a Quilter, is the lady you’d like to quilt with! She has an eye for design and color, is a helpful teacher, and is just plain fun! Her blog showcases tons of free patterns (like the cute pumpkin table runner above), tutorials for beginners on topics ranging from rotary cutting to binding, and beautiful images of what she’s working on now! If you visit often enough, you’ll even notice some fun giveaways!
Betz White sees beauty in everything! The author of Sewing Green uses everything from old sweaters to organic cotton (she has her own collection with Robert Kaufman Fabrics) to make whimsical and happy projects. Her blog is filled with a mix of free and for-purchase patterns, sneak peeks into her design process, and tool reviews. She also does the cutest crafts with felt (see the ornament above)! We’re in love with felt for the holiday season and love seeing what warm and cozy decorations she’s making next.
We’ve been huge fans of Lindsay Conner since she did this awesome fabric bookmark tutorial for our sewing blog How To Sew (see it here). She’s an all-around crafty gal and even runs a blog for people with their own handmade businesses. Her quilts are modern and bright. Her new book Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make with Friends is a great intro to modern quilting and a fun idea to try with quilting buddies! Her blog is filled with amazing tutorials, sneak peeks into sewing events, and, we’re hoping in the near future, pictures of her on-the-way baby!