Week In Review: Instagram Style


 From top to bottom, left to right:

1. We were so excited to see Kelly McCants on Virginia This Morning talking about At Home With Modern June, and sharing a DIY demo from her book! Check it out here.

2. The stunning “Pennsylvania Garden” quilt by Karla Menaugh from Emporia Rose Appliqué Quilts.

3. A little gremlin (design from Sock It To Me) that sits atop our Managing Editor’s desk.

4. A colorful hot pad is the perfect DIY project to add some fun to your kitchen! We love this design from Stitch ‘n Swap!

5. We were thrilled to see this shining spotlight on the fabulous Rashida Coleman-Hale in Interweave Stitch magazine!

6. Getting inspired to make a children’s quilt with this adorable elephant fabric from Robert Kaufman.

7. Preparing a big stack of Angela Walters‘ Free-Motion Quilting Workbook for her book signing at Quilt Market! Stop by the Handi Quilter booth 1827 at 2PM on 5/17/14 to have your book signed!

8. Behind the scenes: shooting some images of a beautiful necklace for Sew Can She‘s upcoming Just For You-Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers release!

9. The winning Cat Vent Quilt Along quilt project from our very first Instagram giveaway!

 Want to see more sewing, quilting, and behind the scenes projects? Follow @ctpublishing on Instagram for all of the latest C&T Publishing updates!

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At Home With Modern June Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Farmquilter! You’ve won a copy of At Home With Modern June AND a bundle of chalk cloth to get you started on your own no-sew chalk cloth placemats!

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Scrap Appliqué Quilt-Making

Don’t you just love it when an author comes up with a fun and easy way to make a quilt?  Shannon Brinkley’s Scrappy Bits Appliqué gives you lots of options for creating fun quilts. Her method uses cut-up bits of fabric that are fused to a background to create colorful and graphic quilts. The book includes everything you need to know, so even if you’ve never done any kind of appliqué, you’ll be able to make these quilts (or design your own).

Shannon also provides fabric requirements and cutting instructions for multiple sizes so you can make the quilts any size you like—what a bonus.

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Isn’t this fox adorable? You can hang it on the wall or use it as a lap quilt. The author was inspired by The Little Prince. I can just imagine snuggling under this quilt while reading the book to a little one.

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Conjure up your wanderlust with this map of the world. Or inspire your kids by hanging it in their bedroom.

If you want to try something smaller, how about a pillow? These Fallen Leaves throw pillows are just the thing to start with.

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So get out your scissors or rotary cutter and snip your way to Scrappy Bits Appliqué.

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Modern Prairie Sewing

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When you read Modern Prairie Sewing, you might notice a few exclamation points. Embrace them; this is the spirit of the author, Abigail Long. She is truly excited to teach you to sew and to share these skills, ideas, and the journey. She embraces life and plenty of new adventures, and is inviting you along on the trip. And she wants the creative process to be both fun for you and easy. She’s kept the explanations simple but made the projects desirable and useful.

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 I’m not sure what you expect when you think of the prairie. Easy, relaxed, casual, comfortable? Check, check and double check. But whatever you think, Abi is certainly not inviting you to be invisible. Shades of brown aren’t her thing. Scarves and belts have purpose – making you stand out! And do you think you won’t get noticed with that big 3D flower on your purse? Oh, but you will. Be sure you’re ready to make a statement, and take pleasure in ending that statement with “I made it!”

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Modern Prairie Sewing will be available for purchase in August, 2014.

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At Home With Modern June Blog Tour and a Giveaway!

Hello! My name is Kelly McCants, aka Modern June. I’m here to introduce my new book, At Home with Modern June! I’m known for working with specialty fabrics such as oilcloth, laminated cotton, and chalk cloth, but I love all fabrics!

Inside At Home with Modern June you’ll find projects using fabrics both old and new, slick and soft, common and specialty. I love to reupholster, remake, repurpose, there are 27 vintage-inspired projects in my book with which you can do just that! I’ve included some no-sew and staple projects for fast and easy DIY fixes. There are also tried-and-true favorites such as quilts, aprons, and shades.

Giveaway time! Enter to win a copy of At Home With Modern June AND a bundle of chalk cloth to get you started on your own no-sew chalk cloth placemats! Enter by leaving a comment below telling us what you’d like to sew up for your new home project!

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Follow along with Modern June on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook!

At Home with Modern June Book Trailer

 We at C&T Publishing were so excited to see Kelly on Virginia This Morning today, perfect timing with the launch of her blog tour! You can check her interview out here.

Blog Tour for At Home with Modern June Dates 

Monday, April 7th: Stash Books 

Wednesday, April 9th: Craft Gossip 

Thursday, April 10th: Apronista and Pretty Prudent 

Friday, April 11th: Whipstitch

Saturday, April 12th: Craftypod 

Sunday, April 13th: Sew Mama Sew

Monday, April 14th: Grow. Make. Eat.

Wednesday, April 16th: Finding Home  

Thursday, April 17th: Modern June, the Oilcloth Addict





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