Category: quilting

are you ready for the holidays…stocking diy…

Is your tree decorated, gifts wrapped, wreath up, holiday gifts bought (or how we like it MADE), lights sparkling, cookies baked…there is always so much preparation that goes into getting ready for the holidays. The P&N team likes to keep things FUN and of course CREATIVE so we love to inspire and share with our […]

have a handmade mother’s day!

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and nothing says “I Love You Mom“, like something handmade from the heart! There are countless things that you can make for mom, and we have rounded up some of our favorite old and new projects that we hope inspire you to make your gift this year! One of […]

Colleen’s Quilted Stocking DIY

Christmas stockings represent so much of the tradition of the holidays – – they are often passed down from generation to generation. Why not start this tradition for your family with a stocking you have made by hand. I love the idea of a making something that could be enjoyed by many year after year […]

highlights from spring quilt market…

Twice a year anyone that has anything to do with quilting and home sewing gather together to check out all the new fabric, thread and other goodies that will be available in the coming months. It is a mix of fabric and notion manufacturers small and big, craft book publishers, pattern designers and of course sewing […]

quilt market recap part 2…

As we mentioned last week, we wanted to share all the excitement from the International Quilt Market in Kansas City that we attended a few weeks ago and felt it best to be split into two posts so here we are again with part 2… So to dive in…Denyse Schmidt calls her newest collection Chicopee. The […]

quilt market recap part 1

We spent last weekend in Kansas City browsing the aisles of the Spring 2012 International Quilt Market. As always, it is so exciting to see what will be coming out in the world of fabric, notions, patterns and more. This past market was no different. I would say it is hard to pick favorites, but […]

the dottie angel workshop…

   Well it has been more than a week since I spent a fun, inspiring and creative weekend with the fabulous Tif Fussel and thirteen other “Dottie Angel Dearies” as Tif  refers to us! I wanted to share about what an incredible experience I had getting to know Tif, meeting other like-minded creatives while crafting and stitching […]

Scrappy Fabric Bits

Mandy Munroe, our resident quilter at Pins & Needles has been exploring our scrap pile and compiling some great block combos. Here is Mandy’s recap on how to make your own scrappy blocks the quick and easy way. Scraps are good for the soul. Making something out of nothing, left-overs, re-using, upcycling, getting your hands in […]

Quilting Review: Dare to be Square

We have a great selection of books in the shop that range in different topics and styles. Lately, I have been obsessing over Dare to be Square  by Boo Davis.  I’m not a quilter but I really wanted to give one of her projects a try. So with the help of Mandy, our resident quilter here at Pins & […]

Mommy-to-Be: Hide and Seek Spectrum Quilt

I recently took up quilting (which means I’ve only made one on my own) and I really like it. For my second quilt Rachel encouraged me to make this adorable hide and seek spectrum quilt from the book Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner. I have to admit this was a very easy quilt to […]