Nina and Connie show you how stitching hexagons by machine has never been easier! See how!

There are many other entertaining and educational lessons. Click on  to watch additional BERNINA videos.


Have you ever wanted to know how to design your fabric?  Learn how with The Spoonflower Handbook.

It contains over 30 projects and tons of guidance for how to design your own fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. The book will start shipping on September 1st, but it's available for pre-sale now on Amazon. Order it early, before the release date, and Spoonflower will say "thank you" by sending you a promo code for a free fat quarter. Here's what to do:

Pre-order The Spoonflower Handbook on Amazon.com.
Take a screenshot of your order confirmation, then fill out this form.
They will email you the promo code for your free fat quarter to say "thank you!"

That's all there is to it!



"Ahoy!" is a free pattern from RJR. Download this adorable sailboat pattern from RJR, featuring fabrics from Alex's Splash Collection.




You'll enjoy this fascinating and sometimes hilarious treatise about living with a quilter, from Allan Fradsham, a criminal court judge in Calgary. The speech was given at Quilt Canada 2010.

It's a bit long, but well worth the read.

Click here for speech.



TQS made a fun-filled stop in North Carolina at an amazing fabric store. Cap'n John eventually asked "What are the most expensive fabrics in the store?" 

Mary Jo's Cloth Store is a famous institution worth a visit. We have a number of pictures and recommend going through them manually.

Just click twice on the play button to advance to the next picture at the speed you want. Also, on the panoramic pictures, you can click the icon above the picture for a closer look. So, click the picture and walk through Mary Jo's.


Mary Jo's Cloth Store, Gaston Mall, 401 Cox Rd #20, Gastonia, NC 28054




A little something to keep you busy during the long hot summer...

The name of this block surprised us.  Do you know what it is? No?  You'll have to play to find out.



Julie Cefalu gets down to the basics of rotary cutting. Let Julie show you how to navigate without an unexpected accident - or injury.  Consider it driver's training for your rotary cutter!

Go to Julie's classroom for more tips, tricks, & techniques.


Take a look as TQS uses "The Flying Quilt Cam" in North Carolina to help bring you the art and teaching of Lyric Kinard, Debbie Langsam, Susan Lenz, Judy Simmons, Jane Hall, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Laura Gaskin, and Leah Day. Is it a toy? Or is it a powerful tool? We don't know yet, but we do know it's fun!



Have you finished Part 1 of your Blooms for Julie quilt?  Great job!  Now it's time to piece those borders and start on that floral appliqué.



Alex and Ricky had fun on the set with Lisa Calle, who was once described with admiration as a woman who "could make quilting a competitive sport." Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond debuts Monday, August 3, 2015.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


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