Willette Barnes

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Quilting

Friendly Stars - The Bonnie and Camille jelly roll quilt

I’m finally getting around to sharing this version of the Friendly Stars Quilt! When I designed this quilt I couldn’t decide if I wanted it scrappy …

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Big Sky Quilt

“Big Sky” was inspired by a photo taken by a friend near her Nebraska farm. It was a small unused barn, in the middle of nowhere, but someone had …

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New Pattern: Giant Vintage Star Quilt

Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to launch my newest pattern, the Giant Vintage Star Quilt. This quilt is one of my most popular tutorials, and it's six …

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Yarn
Sewing

How to Sew a Wrap Skirt

Every spring I head to Ventura, California for our annual Craftcation: Business + Maker’s Conference. Ventura is one of my favorite California beach …

Sewing

Your Handy Dandy Pocket Book of Stitches

With the emergence of sites like Pinterest, YouTube and of course, Brit + Co, aspiring makers from around the world have been able to search for any project they want to make and learn the basics. Here at Brit + Co HQ we are excited about the idea of sharing comprehensive guides for different …

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How to Remove Smoke Smell from Yarn with One Simple Trick

My dad was a longtime pipe smoker. It didn’t really bother me except when he smoked in the car. He quit after 30+ years—kudos to him.<p>Now that I’m a …

How to Wash and Care for a Quilt…The Right Way!

Inspecting - Before washing your quilt, it’s smart to give it a little once-over to make sure there are no loose threads or stretched seams that need …

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Living Rooms

Workshop Wednesday: Fast Triangle-Squares

Knowing different approaches to making triangle-squares (also called half-square triangle units) is one way to take you from being a beginning …

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Scalloped Edging or Shell Stitch Border

One of the very first edgings or borders I learned in crochet was the simple Scalloped Edging, or Shell Stitch Border. It’s easy, feminine, and adds …

Sewing

10 Practical Tips for Fabric Painting

Get Great Results With Fabric Paints<p>For a small outlay on a few colors and a suitable brush, fabric painting opens up endless opportunities for …

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The fine art of making quilts — masterpieces you can wrap up in

The quilt maker is not an old woman. You can see that, can’t you?<p>What you can’t see is the huge framed 8-foot poster of Liza Minnelli (as she appeared in the film “Cabaret”) leaning against one wall or some of the books on a table: “Swann’s Way” by Marcel Proust and “Why I Write” by George …

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1-Hour Sewing Projects: 150+ Fun Ideas When You Only Have An Hour

Most of us simply can't find enough time to sew. However, sometimes when I just have to sew something, I wish I had a list of small projects that I …

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ScrapBusters: Triangle Pencil Case

<b></b> <b></b>The pencil. Do you think it has nightmares about being chased by digital keyboards? There are so many convenient electronic ways to jot a quick note, …

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Crafting

Two - Zero - Niner

It really wasn't such a big deal fixing this quilt. Plus I know myself well enough that not fixing it would have driven me crazy until the end of …

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Art

New Pattern! The Range Backpack - Noodlehead

I’m beyond thrilled to have my newest pattern, the Range Backpack, available today! This backpack has been so fun to make and plan and add details …

Eva Longoria on sewing her dress for Serena Williams' baby shower

<b>Eva Longoria</b> had to get crafty for a recent event. Over the weekend, the actress attended her good friend <b>Serena Williams</b>' <b></b>1950s-themed baby shower, …

These Cross-Stitch Hoops Perfectly Capture Your Most Subversive Salty Thoughts

Home decor embellished with words and phrases tends to be a bit, well, cutesy. That's why we were tickled to see artisans take cross-stitch hoops — an old-fashioned and traditionally proper style of decor — and sew subversive sayings onto them. It would be so easy to glance at these handmade works …