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Haphazard Chevron Pillow from Quilting Happiness by Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane
Crafts-General
We’ve created a new home!

Back at CrafterNews Headquarters, we’ve been busy making some exciting changes we can now share with you! We’ve joined forces with Books for Better Living to launch a new channel called “Creativity,” featuring our favorite how-tos, tips, and ideas from our inspiring crafting experts. Books for Better Living is all about finding inspiration for the best you. […]

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Sewing
Guest Post from Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Funeral Dress

When Susan Gregg Gilmore set out to write The Funeral Dress, she decided to learn a bit about sewing so she could better portray—and understand—her character’s project. She shared this process with us.

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Quilting
Haphazard Chevron Pillow from Quilting Happiness by Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane

Here are instructions for the Haphazard Chevron Pillow from Quilting Happiness. You can change its look by changing the fabrics; subtle prints create a whole other effect than the solids used here. Try out some different colors and patterns. And MAKE yourself happy!

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Crafts-General
Back to School Photo Tips from Elsie & Emma of A Beautiful Mess

It’s hard to believe that the summer is drawing to a close and it’s back-to-school time again. Sure, we’ll miss the long, lazy days of summer, but with a new school year comes lots of new and exciting opportunities. Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, authors of the bestselling new book A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book offer some fun photography tips that can be applied to this time of year.

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Crafts-General
Fall TV Show Line-Up Crafts

We here at CrafterNews love fall, and not just because of the changing weather and foliage. All new seasons of our favorite TV shows have us itching to get caught up on everything from “Downton Abbey” to “Glee” to “Parks and Recreation.” And there is no better way to pay homage to a great show then by immortalizing your favorite characters, quotes, and objects in your craft projects. We’ve collected some of the funniest TV-related crafts from around the Web that make us antsy to tune in to our favorite shows again.

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Crafts-General
Back to School Craft Tutorial Round-Up

Inspired by our favorite DIY bloggers, we’ve rounded up the back to school craft tutorials that got an A+ in our book this year.

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Quilting
Turning Old Clothes Into Beautiful Quilts by the authors of Quilting Happiness

Turning old garments into usable fabrics is a simple, enjoyable process. In this piece, Diane Gilleland, author of Quilting Happiness shares some of her favorite techniques.

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Prince George’s Royal Baby Crafts

After nine months of anticipation and fanfare, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed Prince George Alexander Louis to the world! In honor of the new heir, we rounded up some of our favorite royal baby crafts, souvenirs, and gifts, from miniature knitted crowns to royal scepter rattles to baby cards for your own little prince or princess!

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Knitting & Crochet
Enter to Win Our Crochet Giveaway

If you’re looking for a great summertime craft, look no further than crochet! Crochet master Doris Chan has two great ways to inspire you to make something cool and comfortable this season.

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Knitting & Crochet
Corrections to Knitting in Circles by Nicky Epstein

The following corrections are for the Pinwheel Circle on pg. 58 and Le Cirque Baby Afghan on pg. 206 of Knitting in Circles by Nicky Epstein. We hope you will find this useful.

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