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The Benefits of Handwork

Give yourself a health break—pick up some stitching and reap the mindfulness benefits of simply slowing down.

How to Host a Virtual Quilt Retreat

Connect with quilting friends both near and far from the comfort (and safety) of your home by hosting a virtual quilt retreat.

Tips for Working with Homespuns

Because homespun fabrics have a looser weave than traditional quilting cottons, extra care is needed when sewing with them. Here are some things to know when using these beautiful fabrics in your projects.

Tips for Sewing Through Thick Fabrics

Are you sewing with denim, upholstery fabric, or canvas? Beth shares tips for dealing with those bulky seams.

10 Tips for Choosing Fabrics

When we ask quilters what they struggle with most, choosing fabric is always toward the top of the list. Here are 10 great tips to help you find the color palettes and combinations that work best for you.
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3 Tips for Cleaning Your Quilts

Our staff members share their favorite tips for cleaning and washing their quilts.

Inspiration for Choosing Color Palettes

We challenged ourselves to use our surroundings as the beginning of a color palette. To do that, we took pictures of things we love around our homes, yards, or neighborhoods and used those photos to pull from our stashes.

Why You Should Make Your Bed Each Day

We’ll admit it – making your bed isn’t the most fun to-do item. It’s hard to devote yourself to this daily task when you know you’re just going to have to unmake your bed later. But making your bed can have a positive impact on your day. And as a quilter, it’s a fantastic way to show off handmade bedding and throws.