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Stories in the Seams – The Ruth Penn Baltimore Album Quilt

By Virginia Vis, volunteer curatorial assistant, and Alden O’Brien, curator of Textiles, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum The Ruth Penn Baltimore Album Quilt, ca. 1850 (92.172) The Daughters of the American Museum, Washington DC, Permanent Collection Quilts have often been made and given as gifts to commemorate big life events. Ruth Pettit Penn followed […]

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Special Feature: Extreme Knitting

Eight-ply cardis knitted in the comfort of a fireside armchair? Way too easy! Knitting fair-isle socks and vests for hubby – a little more testing, but as nothing compared to some of the remarkable knitters Janai Velez has been meeting of late. Some ultra-creatives have decided that simply purling and plaining isn’t challenging enough, and […]

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Welcome to Ingrid van Willenswaard’s Workroom

Handcrafts alone can make you go all warm and fuzzy, but wait till you combine them with the world’s cutest house/stitching studio. Ingrid van Willenswaard is a knitter, crocheter, artist and blogger and the happy occupant of the sweetest, tiniest, timber cottage in beautiful Amsterdam. She opens her doors to Homespun readers. By Susan Hurley […]

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Cool Tools – Silk Finish Cotton Thread, Tula Pink Ergonomic Rotary Cutter and more!

Here we bring you all the trusted old favourites and brand-new tools that are on the patchwork and quilting market Andrie Adornments Add a little personality to your next project! Unique designs are available from Andrie Adornments in a variety of colours and quotes that can be made into zipper pulls and swing tags (key […]

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Selvedge with designer Jessica So Ren Tang

Step inside any Asian supermarket and you’ll be transported with the sights, smells and sounds of the exotic East. You’ll find bunches of fresh Asian greens, aromatic spices, maneki-nekos (lucky cat figurines), colourful sweets and, of course, the instantly recognisable blue-and-white or red-and-yellow tea sets and bowls. These wonderful pieces of dinnerware often feature iconic imagery […]

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Road Test: Janome MC6700P Professional Sewing Machine

There is no one sewing machine that is right for everyone. The purchaser of a new sewing machine needs to contemplate the requirements that they consider to be essential, and what features are on the different sewing machines. If you’re a serious quilter, the new Janome MC6700P should be on your list for consideration. Driven by […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Claire Turpin and Lenna Green

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and designers as featured on Cosy PROJECT! Claire Turpin CLAIRE TURPIN DESIGN Website: www.claireturpindesign.com Instagram: @claireturpindesign Facebook: @claireturpindesign1 “If I couldn’t design, it would be like cutting off my legs.” MY STYLE IS: “Bright, playful, humorous and modern.” CRIBS & CRAFTS “I created my first range of quilt patterns […]

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Stories in the Seams – Pieced Counterpane

Pieced Counterpane: Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key By our best count, there are 4004 triangles in this design using at least 65 different cotton prints, and over 4500 pieces overall (you are welcome to check our math!). Mary Key contained this exuberance by arranging the pieces within larger triangles bordered by sashing and punctuated by mariner’s […]