Posts tagged ‘blog tour’

Hand Quilted With Love by Sarah Fielke

Hand Quilted With Love by Sarah Fielke Cico Books buy on Amazon | buy directly from Sarah in Australia I’ve been thinking a lot lately about “collections” as applied to designing things like fabric and projects for books — why we make them and how consumers respond to them. Having a theme can serve as [...]

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Sew What You Love by Tanya Whelan

FreeSpirit fabric designer Tanya Whelan, of Grand Revival Design, is now an author too — her book Sew What You Love is fresh on store shelves. I welcome her today to introduce this unique sewing book, which, while infused with her clean, bright, sophisticated design sensibilities, offers an incredibly versatile selection of projects that can [...]

My Interview With Pattern Observer

Slow Blog Tour stop #2! Michelle Fifis of the highly magnificent blog Pattern Observer asked me to participate in a webinar interview. She had some students from her e-classes listening in and messaging questions to us at the end. I also ask Michelle about how she started Pattern Observer, and about her design work. She [...]

My Slow Blog Tour

I wanted to do something a little bit different for my blog tour for A Field Guide to Fabric Design. There were so many topics, lessons, and resources that couldn’t fit into the book, so I thought I’d form them into guest posts and offer them up to my gracious blog tour hosts. In talking [...]

Fabric Fives: Kathreen Ricketson, Author of Little Bits Quilting Bee

{ A view of Kath’s home studio … gorgeous! } I wanted to take a little breather from Quilt Market coverage today to host a blog tour stop for Kathreen Ricketson. Kath, as most readers of this blog know, is the founder of the crafting uberblog Whip Up. We’ve been pen pals for probably going [...]

Fabric Fives: Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage

It goes without saying that options for boys when it comes to buying or sewing clothes are not nearly as cute or varied as they are for girls. That might still be true when it comes to the major stores and pattern companies, but in the past couple years companies like Patterns by Figgy’s have [...]

Fabric Fives: Kelly McCants

Kelly McCants is the queen of oilcloth. She’s proprietress of the Etsy shops Oilcloth Addict, which offers oilcloth, laminated cottons, and Chalk Cloth by the yard, and Modern June, which offers finished goods made out of these unique, durable, charming fabrics. And in case you’re in any doubt she’s the queen, she’s now she’s got [...]

Fabric Fives: Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman is my sewing hero, and I bet that most of you feel the same way! I’ve been watching her show Sewing With Nancy ever since I’ve been able to sew. (In tracking down that link, I discovered you can watch SWN episodes online for free — hooray!). She has a new book out, [...]

Blog Tour: Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara

I’m a fan of Brett Bara‘s Sewing 101 posts on Design*Sponge (this color spectrum pouf is probably my favorite), so I was excited to hear about her book Sewing in a Straight Line. Her talents go beyond sewing, though: she’s also a hostess of the show Knit and Crochet Now and the former Editor in [...]