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Now Touring: Project Teen Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Actually Love by Melissa Mortenson

October 14, 2014

A book can only go well when the author, Melissa Mortenson starts out like this: “Case in point: A few years ago I decided, like crazy person, to make a quilt for each of my kids for Christmas. I’ve got three of them—kids, that is. Not being the best manager of time when it comes to [...]

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Now Touring: Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden

August 20, 2014

I know you hear us say this a lot, but this book is way cool. Really! Sew a Modern Home stitched and written by Melissa Lunden, and published by Martingale, is literally a quilty home reno plan between two covers. From crib sheets to pillows, play mats to place mats, quilts for the front porch (picnic) and [...]

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Now Touring: Scrappy Bits applique by Shannon Brinkley

August 18, 2014

Scrappy Bits applique by Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree Quilts brings a sense of fun and freedom to applique. The projects in this book are just like the crispiest potato chips…Can’t choose just one project to like, so let’s just do them all! Shannon covers all the important stuff from color and technique to tools and [...]

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Now Touring: Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place

July 3, 2014

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Quick! Pick up this amazing book featuring designs by staffers at That Patchwork Place/Martingale and get ready in time for Christmas EVE (or more likely 4 a.m on Christmas morning right before all the little people come running downstairs to the tree all excited), or Hannukah or [...]

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Stitch ‘n Swap Blog Party…Last Blast!

May 6, 2014

“Wrap it up,” they told me, and so I will. We’ve so enjoyed the last few weeks of blog partying for Stitch ‘n Swap, reading all the posts from our fellow contributors in this collective book about fun, quick and colorful ideas for swap-able gifts! And we’ve also loved all the support and great comments [...]

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Modern Quilt Perspectives Blog Tour

April 5, 2014

Way back when I first joined the staff of Gen Q, we were at my second Market. I had spent the summer hearing about Thomas because he would be on the cover of our next issue. I didn’t know too much about him. And then I got to hang out with him at the Fabric [...]

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ModKid Summer Fun Blog Tour

April 4, 2014

  We are so happy to be a part of the MODKID Summer Fun Blog Tour! When MODKID founder and designer Patty Young asked us to review her new booklet with seven adorable patterns for 18-inch dolls, I jumped at the chance. The projects are all items for the summer, so you have time to [...]

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Glamping – Camping Modern Style

March 22, 2014

TV icons Lucy and Ricky (aka Nicky and Tacy) once honeymooned and moved to a new home in an (also iconic) Airstream trailer in the  movie The Long, Long Trailer. Their adventures ranged from cooking meals while zipping down the highway to collecting stones across the way, and the vintage movie still has huge appeal even [...]

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Now Touring: Quilting IsN’T Funny By Megan Dougherty

January 7, 2014

By Jake Finch It was June of 2009. Melissa and I worked together for another magazine, no longer published. Working from home around a young kid meant (and still does) that I often worked late at night when the house was most quiet. On this particular night, I had suffered through a hellish day of [...]

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Now Touring: Big-City Bags by Sara Lawson

November 7, 2013
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Sometimes, a little desire can be a mighty force. For example, two of our staffers ho’d themselves out at Market to get a copy of Sara Lawson‘s spanking new book, Big-City Bags: Sew Bags with Style, Sass and Sophistication (Martingale, November 2013).  Now, we do get review e-copies, but GenQ publisher Jake Finch and associate editor [...]

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