Plant Bucket Tote

I am a huge lover of all things plants, but until recently I thought my green thumb was only functional outside. Surely I couldn’t keep houseplants alive, could I? Last fall I couldn’t stand the idea of not having something green around me, so I brought in lots of my potted plants and have gradually …

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5 Reasons We LOVE the Strip Quilt!

Grab this FREE pattern here! New Throw Size Strip Quilt made by Clarissa Tinjum, Quilted by Connie Biselx We’ve been making Strip Quilts at MT for years now, and our love for them just never goes away! We’ve recently updated our FREE pattern with new and improved instructions and more sizes than ever before! We’ve …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Connie’s Submission

It took me awhile to decide what to make for the contest, but I’m so happy with how it eventually turned out! I played around with putting flowers in the jars like our Flower Garden Mini quilt, I also thought about doing an entire wall of books like Jane Mount’s beautiful art. I love the …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Angelique’s Submission

Hello all! I’m excited to share my Around the Kitchen project with you today! I first tried paper piecing when the Around the Kitchen pattern came out last year, and loved it! It’s like (almost) fool-proof precision piecing, which I really enjoy. I knew I wanted my project to be useful, or I wouldn’t be …

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Improv Quilting

Have you heard of improv piecing? Basically, it is the process of sewing a quilt without a pattern, letting it grow organically as you stitch each block together. I’ve wanted to try improv piecing for a long time. The main thing I couldn’t wrap my brain around was how to make a flat quilt with …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Roxanne’s Submission

We’ve got more Around the Kitchen projects to share with you today! It’s so hard for me to choose a favorite block in this pattern – they all hold a special place in my heart I guess! But for the project I had in my head I narrowed it down to just the jars. My …

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Around the Kitchen Contest – Clem’s Submission

Are you guys getting excited about the Around the Kitchen contest? We certainly are! As you may know, Clem Buzick (award winning quilter, teacher, and an amazing friend of ours) helped us write the Around the Kitchen pattern last year. We are so excited to have her on the blog today to share a project …

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Around the Kitchen Contest!

Ever since we designed the Around the Kitchen pattern, we’ve been having a blast finding creative ways to make each project unique. Maybe you remember our table runner? Or the Halloween version? Well, now it’s your turn! We are excited to start our next contest and this year it is based on our Around the …

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Handmade Giving Gift Guide with Sara

We are so excited to have Sara Sunderlin on the blog today! She’s got great gifts ideas to share – and there is still time to make them! Here’s Sara! Sara: Ever wish you had a sewing clone about this time of the year? Maybe a Santa’s helper elf that could work at night completing …

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Handmade Giving Gift Guide with Connie

I love handmade gifts! I love making them and receiving them. What better way to say, I love you? When I’m making a handmade gift I’m thinking about that person through each step, from picking out the fabric to wrapping it up. But I’ve also learned that it’s impossible to make gifts for everyone I …

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Handmade Giving Home Decor

We are going to change up our Handmade Giving series just a little bit today to share some ideas for bringing handmade into your holiday decorating. I’m sure there are many out there reading our gift guides that just don’t have people on their lists that would appreciate a handmade gift. We get that. But …

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Handmade Giving Gift Guide with Roxanne

I do my best to keep my handmade gift list manageable, because I’ve made the mistake in the past of trying to do too much and having it be a really stressful experience that sucked the joy out of the season for me. So now, I try to limit my list a little. If I …

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Handmade Giving Gift Guide with Kathleen

This year to celebrate Handmade Giving, we want to share some of our own personal gift making adventures – past and present. We’re going behind the scenes to discover what handmade giving really means – the nitty gritty of why, what, how and when. We’ve roped in a few friends to join in the fun …

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Snowflake Quilt

Grab your copy of the Snowflake Quilt pattern as a PDF download here or as a paper copy here! We’ve got a new quilt to show you today! I’m doing my best to enjoy the season and embrace it, and I guess a quilt with a giant snowflake is a great way to do just …

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Feel Good Friday

We are changing up Black Friday at Modern Textiles and instead making it Feel Good Friday! We hope you’ll join us! November 24th 10am – 6pm On November 24th, Feel Good Friday, we will be accepting donations of fabric, quilts, quilt tops, and pillowcases. In exchange for your donation you will receive a coupon for …

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