Your Monthly Update: Here’s What We’ve Been Up to in July

Can you believe it’s already almost August? The summer is flying by! When you’re in need of a little A/C to escape the summer heat, check out some of the fun stuff we’ve been doing this month.

Did you see us on the Today Show?

Baking expert Gesine Bullock-Prado brought her amazing berry pie to the plaza on the Today Show — what a sweet treat! Best of all, you can keep cooking with Gesine in her brand new online class, Pies & Tarts for Every Season.

Back to basics: Learn to knit or quilt!

Susan B Anderson and Christa Watson

Thanks to the newest additions from our Startup Library series, you can now learn to quilt or knit, even if you’re a complete beginner! If you’ve always dreamed of making heirloom quilts or knitting handmade socks, now is your chance! Check out Startup Library: Quilting and Startup Library: Knitting.

Enter the #MACFanChallenge

Man About Cake Fan Challenge

Love seeing Joshua John Russell’s imaginative designs on Man About Cake? In an upcoming episode, you could see him make one of your own designs! Just send us a sketch and it might become a reality. Learn more about the contest here.

Get ready for fall with the Grocery Girls

Spark of Gray Shawl

Yes, we know that it’s still summer… but for knitters, it’s the perfect time to start planning a fall “to-knit” list. That’s what the hosts of Off Our Needles did in their latest episode! (Bonus: There’s a chance to win $500 of fall knitting supplies.)

Celebrating Christmas in July

Christmas may seem lightyears away right now, but we crafters need to think ahead so all those Christmas gifts are ready on time. Capture that holiday feeling — and find some gift-spiration — with our favorite holiday patterns for quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting.



Yup, Christmas does seem like a long time away, but it’s not – especially if you’re like me, who crafts slowly yet wants to handmake all her Christmas gifts!

Sandy Wright

I took the Start up library Knitting course with Susan B. Anderson and it was well worth the price! —Well worth. —her instruction is excellent, the course builds well with progressively more challenging projects I actually wanted to make. I’ve gone on to make several more items.


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