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Haphazard Chevron Pillow from Quilting Happiness by Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane
Twisted Ribbon Tulip Project from Paper to Petal

We are thrilled to present the Twisted Ribbon Tulip project from Paper to Petal. Make the tulips with bold colors not found in nature to create a bold and attractive centerpiece that’s perfect for every season!

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Crafter of the Month: Kristin’s Top from Convertible Crochet

With summer in full swing, we can’t stop thinking about light, lacey crochet. Kristin’s crocheted top caught our eye with its openwork stitch pattern, convertible sleeves, and marine blue hue–the perfect summer top!

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Crafts-General
Fourth of July Craft Tutorials

In anticipation of Independence Day, we here at CrafterNews wanted to share our favorite patriotic DIY and crafty tutorials from all around the web!

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Quilting
Precut Honeycomb Tutorial by Jessica Alexandrakis

Do you like to sew with precut fabrics? Jessica Alexandrakis, author of Quilting on the Go, was inspired by a new collection of precut hexagons. They seemed like the perfect shortcut for her favorite quilting technique, English paper piecing! In this tutorial, Jessica shares the method she has developed for getting the most out of precut fabrics.

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Knitting & Crochet
Knitter of the Month: Tamara’s Wrap

Our featured knitter of the month, Tamara, fell in love with a pattern that she felt was designed just for her. Coincidentally, it also had her name on it! She shares her knitting experience with us and tips to create your own multi-colored masterpiece from Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman.

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Project of the Month
Pom-Pom Animals from Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids

Just in time for summer vacation comes Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids, a treasure trove of charming, beautiful, creative, and educational projects that you and the kids in your life will love to create together.

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Quilting
Q&A with Jessica Alexandrakis on Her New Book, Quilting on the Go

With just a tiny travel sewing kit and scraps of fabric, quilter and author of Quilting on the Go Jessica Alexandrakis creates stunning, intricate quilts that are surprisingly easy to make. In our interview, Jessica shares what she loves about this technique and tips to make it even more enjoyable.

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Crafts-General
Author Event Roundup – Summer 2013

Make the most out of summer’s extra daylight hours by finding an artist talk or craft class near you.

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Knitting & Crochet
Presenting The Crafter Prize Pack Giveaway from Random House Audio

Our friends at Random House Audio are hosting an Audiobooks Crafter Sweepstakes this week, and the prize pack contains everything you need for a season of crafting, and reading, and beaching. Enter to win today!

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Project of the Month
Free Project: Crystalline Scarf from Tie-Dye by Shabd Simon-Alexander

We at CrafterNews are super excited to dress up our summer whites with brightly colored tie-dyed scarves. One of our absolute favorites is the Crystalline Scarf from Shabd Simon-Alexander’s new book Tie-Dye, on sale this June.

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