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Holiday Sewing

I sewed and quilted a few things for Christmas including this MugRug or mini quilt for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Christmas scrap swap. The …

My Digital Sketchbook

Once in a while I drag out the old IPad and draw something in an app called ArtStudio. It’s a great way to design a quilt and is less expensive than …

Photo Editing

How to Add a Fusible Binding

<i>There are 19 sewing days left before Christmas; how many of you have finished your holiday gift sewing? Today’s post on from Laura Wasilowski is</i> …

Hand Embroidery + Decorative Machine Stitches = Awesome Embellishment!

<i>Who says hand- and machine-stitching can’t play nicely together? Here’s quilt artist Laura Wasilowski to share some tips and show how she combined</i> …

Home Page - The Quilting Company

Discover Video<p>Learn from the Best<p>From longarm to block of the month and everything between, our expansive video collection provides instruction, …

Free Motion Quilting For Beginners (and those who think they can't)

I've had the chance to review the book Free Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can't), by Molly Hanson. I love that title!<p>I'm a …

the one with the easiest baby quilt EVER.

sometimes, simple is better, right?!?!<br>as a momma of four, i love it when i can simplify things.<br>especially when my to do list is long and the holidays …

Quilting with scraps - Foundation Piecing to make the String Quilt!

Make a Soft Pillow Quilt! Quilting with Cuddle Cloth (Minky Fabric)

Machine Quilting: More Swirl Designs

Quilting

Discover patterns, tips and tutorials teach you how to make quilts. Find hundreds of project ideas and how-to articles to get you started.

Terrazzo Quilt

• Buy the Terrazzo Quilt Pattern as a PDF • • Buy the Terrazzo Quilt Pattern as a hard-copy paper pattern • As you might all remember, I spent the …

Sun paper piecing quilt block

1 / 3<p>1 / 3<p>What You Get<p>1 digital pattern (instant download)<br>• Free Pattern Updates<p>How it works<p>This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design …

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Geek Out With 20 High-Tech Office Must-Haves

Long gone are the simple work days of typewriters and switchboards. Now there is an endless lists of tools to help you be productive around the office. Whether you’re in need of a hot cup of coffee or a seriously smart writing utensil, we’ve got your back with these 20 techie gadgets.<p>1. iPad …

Scanners

Dolphins Guide Scientists to Rescue Suicidal Girl

Wildlife<p>Bottlenose dolphin school foraging along the Los Angeles coastline. (Photograph by Maddalena Bearzi, Ocean Conservation Society, under NOAA permit)<p>One day, my research team and I were following a school of bottlenose dolphins near shore as we do on a regular basis in the waters off Los …

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

There's some scientific evidence that "Take two jokes and call me in the morning" is a worthwhile prescription. But not much.<p>We all want to believe that laughter is good for what ails us, but the science backing that up is thin. Most studies have been small and have relied on self-reported …

Newly Discovered Wasp Plugs Nest With Cork of Ant Corpses

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Here’s a great home security tip from nature: if you don’t want people breaking into your house, stuff your hallway with corpses. Ideally, use the corpses of dangerous and foul-smelling people.<p>For specific hints, you need to travel to the forests of …

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

There's less than expected on the surface. Scientists are trying to find where in the ocean it's gone.<p>When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up.<p>Their work, published this month in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …

Smallpox and Anthrax Scandals Cap History of Fumbling Dangerous Materials

The CDC, NIH, and FDA have mishandled hazardous materials, but they aren't alone.<p>It sounds like the setup to an apocalyptic movie about a pandemic. Live samples of the deadly smallpox virus were found in an unused storage room at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Also …

How-To: Summer Fruit Serving Trays

Transform wooden table rounds and thrifted spoons into gorgeous must-have picnic accessories with this new video tutorial for making your own summer fruit serving trays from Mark Montano!

Beachfront Libraries Are Pretty Much The Best Idea Ever

What's a beach day without a good book?<p>Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you.<p>Pop-up libraries are a growing trend at beaches around the world, according to …

Chat App Wiper Deletes Conversations in One Click

Mobile messaging is the hot topic of this year — thanks to a few big acquisitions — but what can help a contender from standing out from the rest of the field? How about a privacy button that permanently removes all traces of a conversation with a single click?<p>That’s the formula behind Wiper, a new …

21 Ways Sloths Are Living Life Right

Go forth and be slothful!

Flirting

Electric bacteria connect to form wires

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

Scientific review finds asthma drugs suppress child growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue.<p>Health experts who conducted the review and published it in The Cochrane Library journal found that children’s growth …