Posts tagged ‘books’

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 [...]

Fabric Fives: Ellen Luckett Baker, Author of 1, 2, 3 Sew

Today, I welcome Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread, who is finishing up her blog tour today for her fantastic new book from Chronicle, 1, 2, 3 Sew. I invite you to follow the blog tour so far (roster at the end of this post) to learn all about the book, and find some [...]

Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks’ Block Party Blog Tour – Their Favorite Fabrics

(Disclosure: Stash Books is also my publisher, and Kristen helped cover Spring Quilt Market for this blog.) Today I’m excited to be hostessing a stop of the blog tour for Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee, written by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks. In case you haven’t heard of the book yet, the project [...]

A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Guess what? I wrote a book! I’m in such a surreal state, being able to finally announce it and show you the cover! I can’t don’t think I can form a coherent introduction, so here’s a disconnected list. It’s called A Field Guide to Fabric Design, and it is set for release in October of [...]

Seeking Vintage Terry Cloth

Monique of Original Mischief (Flickr) is currently writing a book for Schiffer Publishing about vintage terry cloth! She has close to 4-500 examples of vintage terry cloth patterns in her own collection but is looking for more to feature in the book. So she wrote to me asking for help from True Up readers. She’s [...]

Susan Beal’s Modern Log Cabin Quilting Book Tour – Susan’s Favorite Fabrics

Today we welcome Susan Beal, stopping by on her blog tour for Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects (her fifth craft book!). However you define the “modern” sewist/crafter/quilter, I think we all have in common a love for the simplicity and flexibility of the traditional Log Cabin block. Like myself, and [...]