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November 27, 2020
Looking For a Great Black Friday Sale? from Needle and Foot

The holiday shopping season kicks off today! I am happy to offer all of you a great sale this weekend. Enjoy 15% off all regular priced fabric, quilt patterns, kits and precuts. Take 25% off sale yardage as well as remnants. Tis the season for sewing gifts for those special people on your holiday list! Orders over $35 ship free within the USA. Happy Shopping!

Our Thanksgiving was lovely – the three of us, plus my parents. We will all be eating leftovers for days! But yum, that is fine with me. We also got to talk to lots of family ...

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Freebie Friday - alphabet pins from Just Sew Sue


I went to a local charity shop earlier this week and a miscellaneous bag of haberdashery caught my eye as it contained a few packets of eyelets and more importantly some alphabet beads. I couldn't believe how many packs of eyelets there were and for £3. I was very pleased especially as I had lost three of my alphabet pins and I do like a full set. I spoke to my son about shirts during the week and he was measuring his biceps with  piece of string and ruler, so the tape measure that was in the bag has ...

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A Bit of Self Promotion from The Snarky Quilter

First, I hope your Thanksgiving, if you celebrate that holiday, was as good as can be expected in this miserable year. It certainly helped me double down on my carbohydrate intake. Second, though I try to keep this blog bragging … Continue reading

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Cutting table............ from Exuberant Color

I cleaned off this cutting table yesterday and immediately chose 2 projects to work on.  I have stratas sewn for a throw size Kaffe Trip Around the World.  I need to sew the last seam to make them into a tube and then slice off segments to start designing on the wall.

The other project is to go through that box of batik scraps and choose some to cut for more pineapple log cabin blocks.  I only need blocks with light centers and corners to go with the 10 blocks I have in the orphan block box.  I can see ...

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Tropical Braid Table Runner from Samelia's Mum

Well, I'm certainly enjoying making this braid table runner pattern

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Happy Accident - from A Left-Handed Quilter

This post will consolidate a bunch of other ones -    And try to show/explain my "layout formula" -    For my Upstairs/Downstairs quilt tops -    Using Upstairs/Downstairs - Meredith as my example -    The original post for this one is - HERE -  And I'm going to "borrow" parts of it -  So that I don't have to "reinvent the wheel" - LOL -  === The "inspiration" for this top comes from

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Learn to Foundation Paper Piece from Expect Moore

If you’ve heard of Foundation Paper Piecing and want to know what the fuss is all about, or if you’ve never heard of Foundation Paper Piecing and now you’re curious, I can’t wait to tell you all about this really cool quilting technique! And, I created a free quilt block – the North Star Quilt […]

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Orion's Star from Appalachian Quilts

I still am of the opinion that Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day) has some of the easiest directions out there.  We've taught a lot of her classes and have had her trunk shows in the shop more than once.  While she does 'waste' some fabric, she makes it easy for a beginner quilter to accomplish intermediate construction.  I've met her at several shows and she is NOTHING like she is on her TV show.  She is the kindest, sweetest person ever, but she doesn't have that 'baby talk' voice in real life that sends my Hubs ...

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A Wedding Quilt from Wendy's Quilts and More

A few weeks ago we went to a wedding.  Yes, we're lucky in New Zealand and we're allowed to have weddings and dancing.

I decided to make a quilt for the happy couple.  I showed them four different options and asked what colours they like.  They chose the Donuts quilt designed by Amanda Jean Nyberg from her book No Scraps left Behind.  You may know Amanda Jean from her long running blog Crazy Mom Quilts

As for colours - it didn't really matter because the bride and groom had chosen a pattern with lots of colours in it ...

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Border Decided from Quilts....etc.

I decided to stick with the gray patchwork for the inner border on Country Charmer and I well start sewing it this week – thanks for all the input you all gave me.  Some of the pieces will be moved around a little bit before sewing starts – so often the photos show me where […]

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Christmas List Recommendations from Jo's Country Junction

Do you all remember when Oprah had her big Christmas recommendation show?  I thought I would do something like that here on the blog.  I have a bunch of things I highly recommend for gifting.

First up, Zenni…for glasses.  I know you’re thinking glasses, really.  The answer is YES.  I always get my glasses from Zenni and recently bought three pairs.  YES, three.  Let me explain.

Glasses come so many different ways nowadays.  The glasses on the right are my regular glasses with progressive lenses.  The red glasses are my computer glasses.  They have a far distance at ...

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Black Friday is HERE! from My Quilt Infatuation

Hey there, friends.  I hope you've all had a lovely Thanksgiving!  Today is the day that the holiday shopping season kicks off for real and with COVID surging everywhere right now, there is no better time to stay home and shop online.  I have some great stuff to share with you on that front.  Whether you're buying fabric gifts for your quilty friends, or bulking up your own stash for a long COVID winter, these are deals from my favorite shops are ones you won't want to miss.

First up is LouLou's Fabric Shop.  LouLou's ...

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Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Little Bit of Progress... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around once again - and I imagine most of us are "rolling around" too after stuffing ourselves on Thanksgiving!  It's been a short week for me, as we've been traveling, but I didn't want to let Friday go by without a chance to see what everyone is working on - - so let's get our whoop whoop on!


As I said, it was a short week, but I did 

have a chance to work on my Christmas quilt...

It's amazing how working in a different location can
show you ways to do things ...

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I had a plan to make this for someone's baby
but found a quilt already made, that was perfect.

Still, I finished the quilt and will hold it for
a future baby.  It has all the makings of a wonderful
gender neutral quilt.  All the fabrics are from my stash.

I decided to make a disappearing 9-patch.
Make a 9-patch block

then the 9-patch disappears
when you cut those blocks into 4ths,
flip them around and sew back together.

I love having custom labels to attach to my quilts.
My name, my business name and the year the quilt ...

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Virtual Quilt Festival: Sign Up for My Classes December 3-5, 2020 from Christa Quilts

I’m looking forward to teaching during Virtual Quilt Festival Dec. 3 to 5. This online event is presented by Quilts, Inc., the parent company of International Quilt Festival.

On Thursday, 12/3, I’m one of five presenters in Machine Quilting Forum I.

Focused forum of 20-minute back-to-back presentations from five top educators, including live Q&A and chat for a truly engaging experience. Download a compilation of handouts from each presenter, new ideas, and information on products and processes.

My portion is titled Christa’s Top Tips for Machine Quilting Success:

Learn to become better at quilting on ...

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Happy Thanksgiving! from Quilting My Way

 This morning we started out with getting the turkey in the oven, after dressing was set. Then worked on the deviled eggs, green bean casserole, homemade rolls, and more. My niece was bringing dessert. 

I had to get the cat litter cleaned up and put downstairs, just in case. Then I cleaned up my quilt room so that it was "cat proof." We didn't know if the dogs would be coming as well. The good news was, they didn't come. Daisy did, but she gets along with Sophie really well. Trouble was, Sophie spent most of the day ...

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Thankful for Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre


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Seeing Spots Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Hexagon quilts can be tricky, but they don’t have to be! Simply grab your favorite jelly roll strips and our brand new 60 Degree Triangle Ruler. Almost like magic, those six-sided beauties come together in a flash—no Y-seams required!

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This quilt would dazzle with any 2.5 inch strips, but we sure love Jenny’s choice of Linework and Designer Solids by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics. It’s bright, cheery, and oh so fresh! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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I Like Thursday # 221 especially Thanksgiving Thursday from Not Afraid of Color

yep! almost melted already!
Welcome to this week's list of likes...

we like snow around here
, as it's been dry. We woke on Tuesday to about 4-5" but it was a wet snow and started melting with the sun's appearance. I didn't get a pic til 3PM but Milo the model, said it's still high on his boots and hiding the toys. 

Fine Dining

When I cook, I think of what flavors will go together. Last week we made a "greek" flavored dish. 

Olive oil, lemon juice, white wine, minced garlic, chicken breasts, Oregano and ...

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Lincoln Stars quilt pattern on sale & Happy Thanksgiving! from The Crafty Quilter

It’s always exciting when you put that last stitch in the binding of a quilt. I just completed my Lincoln Stars Quilt that I made last year (all it needed was binding) and the pattern is on sale in my Etsy Shop for $7 until December 31st, 2020!

Lincoln Stars Quilt pattern by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter.  This 57" or 84" square quilt pattern is available in my Etsy Shop.

This quilt has all of the ingredients for a good holiday throw quilt and was made with fabrics from the Merry Starts Here collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. I used black flannel for the back and the quilting was done by my SIL on her longarm machine. I love the ...

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