Quilting Trends: What’s New for 2013

Today’s trend report is a guest post by Suzann Smolarek from Quiltworks. Let’s see what Suzann has to tell us about quilting trends this year! Quilting Trends: What’s New for 2013? It’s been the most wonderful – and the busiest – time of the year for a quilter!  You’ve probably spent the holiday season enjoying […]

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International Quilt Market Trend Report

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As many of you quilters may know, last month brought thousands of quilting professionals to Houston for International Quilt Market. This exciting trade show gives fabric companies, pattern designers, and others in the industry to show off their best products for the new year. Quilt Market is a time to find out the hottest trends […]

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A Roll of Fun: Crafting with Washi Tape

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Here at AllFreeKidsCrafts, we are obsessed with washi tape right now. It’s taking the crafting world by storm, and you can buy it from almost any crafting store. If you haven’t heard about this awesome crafting supply yet, it’s a Japanese paper tape that comes in lots of fun designs and patterns. We love it because […]

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Jewelry Trends: 5 Ways to Use Embroidery Floss

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Embroidery floss isn’t just for your grandma’s needlepoint projects anymore. It’s a great material for making your own fabulous fashion jewelry, as well as revamping your old, outdated accessories into something fresh and fun. Embroidery floss has been taking the DIY jewelry scene by storm lately, and we’re loving all the awesome ideas we’re seeing […]

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CHA Trend Report: Nuts for Neon + Swag Bag Giveaway!

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Say so long to Christmas Red, Ivy Green, and Snowflake White…this year, the colors of the season are electric! Bright neon pinks, yellows, blues, greens, purples, and oranges were in abundance at this year’s Craft & Hobby Association trade show in our hometown of Chicago, IL.  From vibrant Christmas cards to yarns that will take […]

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Craft Battle Spectacular

If you’re a fan of any of our Facebook pages, you probably noticed that we’ve been having quite a few craft “face-offs” lately.  While we love each and every project on our websites (that’s why we feature them, after all!), we thought it would be fun to see what YOU think.  So we decided to […]

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Geek Crafts: 18 Nerdy Crafts to Geek Out Over

Greetings, fellow nerdlings! Let’s be honest: It seems like the definition of “geek” gets fuzzier and fuzzier these days. In fact, it’s almost become “cool” to be “nerdy” (whatever that means). I think we’d all admit we’ve got a little “geek” in us, right? I mean, I love to curl up with my laptop and […]

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FaveCrafts Top 10 Crafts of December

Did you know that FaveCrafts sends free craft newsletters to thousands of inboxes nearly every day? We send you collections of cool craft projects 6 times a week, and you can subscribe today, for free! We decided to find out what our subscribers (you guys!) thought were the best crafts we featured throughout December, and […]

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Monthly Craft Question: Quantity vs. Quality

These days everyone seems to be in a hurry, especially around the holidays when gift-giving (and sometimes stress) is at its peak.  Every year I try my best to make as many homemade gifts as possible, but I usually run out of time.  It’s challenging finding the time and energy to craft everyone on your […]

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