Christine Mann
Christine Mann

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Christine Mann is one of the founders of the New Quilters blog. She likes to make quilts for family and friends. She is the author of seven books for quilters.

New Rotary Cutter for Tired or Painful Hands

Do your hands or fingers get tired or achy when you cut your fabric? We just came across this cool-looking cutter that rests in the palm of your hand and reduces the finger strain caused by gripping a regular rotary cutter.  We haven’t tried it ourselves, but you can see how it works in this […]

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A Day at the Quilt Show 2017

Every year in the middle of October, I visit the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Going to a large quilt show like this is like getting a concentrated shot of creative energy — and creative anxiety. There are dozens and dozens of fantastic quilts made by women around the world, and every single one of them […]

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Storing Wall Quilts When They’re Out of Season

One of the most vexing storage problems in my sewing room has always been, “What to do with all my wall quilts when I don’t have them up on the walls?” After years of piling out-of-season quilts awkwardly in a corner, I finally found a storage solution I love: a thing called a roll file, […]

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The Great Sewing Room Cleanup Giveaway #2

Update: We have a winner! Vicky M. will be getting her sheep blocks in the mail. Thanks to everyone who entered.  Last week, we gave away a set of beautiful Grandmother’s Fan quilt blocks. This week, we have something completely different for you: a set of 12 sheep. Wouldn’t they make a charming baby quilt? […]

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Loving Your Less-than-Perfect Quilting

Are you your own worst critic when it comes to your quilting? So many of us are, and not just beginners who are still working on basic quilting skills. Many expert quilters are even harder on themselves than newbies who still have a lot to learn. I belong to several online quilting groups, and I’ve […]

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Cracked Easter Egg Quilt

Until yesterday, I had no springtime decorations in my house at all. I have holiday quilts for the Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but nothing to celebrate Easter or the arrival of springtime. I finally did something (small) about this hole in my holiday decorating scheme: I made this little 15″ x […]

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