Free Friendly Snowman Pillow Tutorial!
Dec20

Free Friendly Snowman Pillow Tutorial!

We interrupt your normal “Sewing Better” quilting tips blogs to provide a short and sweet tutorial for a 16″ pillow that you can whip up in an evening for a quick gift. Which I know, because I did! It’s charm square friendly, and if you have a 60-degree triangle ruler, it’ll go even quicker. To make the friendly snowman, you’ll need these materials: 6 – 5″ white or cream squares 30...

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The Droid Quilt Now Available in Our Pattern Shop!
Nov14

The Droid Quilt Now Available in Our Pattern Shop!

If you’ve been looking for a good Star Wars quilt pattern to celebrate the movie series or an enthusiastic fan in your life, check out the Droid Quilt pattern! We originally ran this as a quilt-along in 2015 to celebrate the release of The Force Awakens, and it’s now available as a PDF pattern in our pattern shop. The quilt comes in two sizes, twin (66 x 90″) and lap size (66 x 70″, and it’s three color...

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Introducing the Lucky Star Quilt!
Oct11

Introducing the Lucky Star Quilt!

If you came to The Stitch from Pam’s blog and podcast, Hip to be a Square, you might be familiar with our newest PDF pattern, Lucky Star! This particular pattern comes with three sizes and is jelly roll friendly.  With one jelly roll and background and border fabric, you can make either the couch size (74″ square) or the twin size (74 x 92″).  Throw in a second jelly roll or a partial layer cake and you can make a...

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Introducing the You Spin Me Right Round Quilt!
Sep12

Introducing the You Spin Me Right Round Quilt!

We are very pleased to introduce our fourth quilt pattern, “You Spin Me Right Round“! This quilt is very beginner-quilter friendly and very pre-cut strip friendly.  Rather than focus on block construction, YSMRR (as we abbreviated during construction, because while our pattern names may be catchy, they are also sometimes long!) is built from the center out. And then it takes an off-center jaunt to finish up. The quilt...

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The Stitch Pattern Giveaway!
Jul22

The Stitch Pattern Giveaway!

We’re so happy that so many of you have bought patterns or posted your favorites, so we wanted to give you an opportunity to win a PDF copy!  We’ll have three winners, one winner for each pattern. Details on how to enter below. The giveaway will run from July 22 – July 30. You can tweet, comment, or post on Facebook for additional entries.  Since there’s no shipping involved, the giveaway is open to anyone in...

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The Belinda Quilt
Jul17

The Belinda Quilt

We are excited to share the Belinda quilt! Belinda was inspired by a challenge I took part in way back in 2012, to learn to machine piece hexagons.  Needless to say, I was hooked! This also makes use of another favorite technique of mine: buffalo bits! Using all the small parts of you cut off to make the hexagons, you create enough for the border. Belinda’s name comes from the oversized sweatshirts that her namesake totally...

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