Dress Up Your Holiday Table With Jelly Roll Christmas Placemats

Just in time for the holidays, HTC Retail is offering a free tutorial on how to create these colorful, fun holiday placemats using popular jellyroll fabrics and Fusible Fleece.

 You can view or download the pdf with step-by-step photos at



Karen Burns Offers I Love Star Blocks Quilting Book

Martingale has provided a book on quilting with star blocks by Karen Burns. “Block-Buster Quilts – I Love Star Blocks – 16 Quilts from an All-Time Favorite Block” features projects from an array of designers using their favorite star blocks. Clear instructions and designs ranging from traditional to modern make this a great introduction to star block quilting.

For more information, visit http://www.shopmartingale.com/block-buster-quilts-i-love-star-blocks.html?utm_source=Stitch+This%21+blog&utm_campaign=5185249984-Daily+Email%2C+Quilting&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ab6bb44864-5185249984-296389217

Handmadiya Offers Flat Lock Wallet Tutorial

Handmadiya has provided a tutorial on how to make a wallet. Lots of pictures show you the steps to make a two-pocket wallet to your taste, and finish it off with a classy flat lock.

For the lining, consider HTC’s Fusi-Form Lightweight, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html, a fusible interfacing with a variety of applications and perfect for soft, controlled shaping.

For more information, visit http://www.handmadiya.com/2017/05/wallet-with-flat-lock-tutorial.html

Pattern Pile Offers Casserole/Pie Dish Carrier Video

Pattern Pile has provided a video by Vanessa at the Crafty Gemini on making a combination quilted casserole and pie dish carrier. This quick project can be made larger or smaller, and it makes a great gift.

For more information, visit http://www.patternpile.com/sewing-patterns/how-to-sew-a-casserole-or-pie-carrier/

Susan Khalje Couture Announces Teaching Tour Of Australia

Susan Khalje has announced a teaching tour of Australia, scheduled for January, February and March, 2018. She will be teaching classes such as Couture Sewing School, Couture Techniques and Classic French Jacket in Melbourne, Sidney, Brisbane and Perth. Classes range from two to seven days.

For more information, visit http://susankhalje.com/classes/2017-australia-teaching-tour/

Shwin and Shwin Offers Child’s Monster Sweater Upcycle Project

Shauna at Shwin and Shwin has provided a project to rework an adult sweater for a child. Shauna walks you through the process of developing a pattern and then applying that to an existing sweater. She even adds an embroidered monster for decoration.

For more information, visit https://shwinandshwin.com/2011/01/monster-sweater.html

San Jose Museum Of Quilts and Textiles Announces 40th Anniversary Exhibition

The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles has announced “Expressions of Identity: 40th Anniversary Exhibition.” Running from October 20, 2017 to January 14, 2018, join the Museum as it celebrates 40 years and exhibits and highlights pieces from their permanent collection.

For more information, visit https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions-sjmqt-sanjose-soma-downtown