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September 21, 2023
Helpful tip from Happy Cottage Quilter

 Here is a helpful tip that I picked up from Christa Quilts while watching her tutorial on Herringbone Quilts.

"Use up your left over bobbins, especially if they are cotton, when you are piecing a colorful Scrappy quilt."

Whenever I ran out of bobbin thread, I would always stop, unthread my machine and wind a couple of bobbins. Even though I use Bobbin thread, which tends to go for longer miles, I had never thought about using up the leftover bobbin thread. Now, maybe I am late on this tip, but I really like that I can use up bobbin ...

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plafond tendu : les raisons convaincantes d opter pour ce revêtement dans votre pièce. from SewHappy.Me

Introduction: Le plafond tendu est une excellente solution pour révolutionner le design de votre pièce. Il est robuste, facile à entretenir et offre une variété de styles différents. De plus, cette méthode présente un grand nombre d’avantages qui en font l’un des revêtements de plafond les plus populaires et les plus convaincants sur le marché. […]

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plombier en urgence à vitry-sur-seine : intervention rapide et efficace. from SewHappy.Me

Introduction: Bienvenue à Vitry-sur-Seine ! Si vous avez des problèmes de plomberie, n’hésitez pas à contacter un plombier en urgence. Avec une intervention rapide et efficace, ils s’assureront que votre maison ou votre entreprise reste sûre et bien entretenue. Que ce soit pour réparer une canalisation bouchée, installer un évier ou une baignoire, réparer une […]

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Another Halloween Quilt From Scraps from Podunk Pretties

Hey Quilty Friends!  What do quilters do when they don't want to store or save scrap fabrics?  The answer is simple, make another quilt from the scraps.  In order to make another quilt from the Halloween prints I needed to pull more Halloween-ish fabrics for the borders and binding.

I can see how this could become a scrap quilt rabbit hole because there will be more scraps produced from the fabrics I pulled for the borders and binding in the picture above.  On my cutting table is a basket of white background fabric scraps, they will be worked it ...

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More blocks............. from Exuberant Color

More blocks, and even more blocks, for the African 16 patch quilt.  I had several other things to take care of yesterday so this is the only action that happened in the studio.

We had sunshine part of the day yesterday, more light rain for today.  I'm not complaining about the rain though, we still need more.  Maybe I can get some vacuuming done in the basement while it rains.


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I Like Thursday # from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's list of likes... starting with flowers

My wildflowers didn't really bloom well this year but look what just showed up! A poppy in the most glamorous shade of salmon pink! Ooooo I want a dress this color, and a garden full of them this color

I like to paint, I shall attempt to paint this soon! 

The prompt for the I Like Thursday people this week is: 

"Favorite herbs/spices    Your most used spices or herbs... what do you seem to use over and over?

how do you store spices and herbs? jars they ...

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Free Motion Quilting – Cheer from I Patch and Quilt

One arm up, two arms up… WOOHOO!

Tomorrow our high school students will visit an amusement park. I will not join them this time as a chaperone, but I can imagine their cheerful screams in the many rollercoasters. Some of them even dare to hold their arms up into the air while riding the coaster. Personally I don’t mind the speed of that type of ride, but the height is an issue… and let’s not even talk about the vertigo it causes me. So I normally will admire their joy from the ground.

This week’s pattern is ...

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Another foursie - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Was sewn for my Northern Woods Bargello -  The one on the far right that I showed you the other day -    Then I sewed it to the other foursie on the right -  To make another eightsie -  So now I have the center strip -  And one eightsie to the left -  And one eightsie to the right -  I still have twelve more strips to sew on each side -  So we'll see how many more I can sew together today - ;))

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You're Just Ducky Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

We're adding to the family! And it's a boy! Let the baby quilt making commence! Our girl said they wanted to decorate the baby's room with a few antique duck decoys so I went on a duck hunt.

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A Not Much Done Day from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I went to Little Rock to get my thumb injections for the arthritis so not a lot got done, the appointment was late morning and with a little more than an hour each way to the Orthro Clinic my rheumatologist has me going to I never get a lot done those days.  When the […]

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New Machine Quilting Video: How to Quilt Decorative Stitches on Bling from Christa Quilts

Bling is fun, modern quilt that I’ve made several times from different fabric lines. In this week’s video I go in depth showing how I quilted diagonal wavy lines using a decorative stitch on my sewing machine (#4 Serpentine on my BERNINA). In the video I also share more ideas from a few other versions I’ve made. Click below to watch:

Grab the Pattern, Fabric or Kit!

My Bling pattern is so versatile and includes several layouts, too. In fact, depending on how you make it you can’t even tell it’s the same quilt! For ...

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0921 That's A Plus! Free Quilt Block Tutorial | Block of the Day 2023 | AccuQuilt | elly Roll | Layer Cake | Charm Squares from Quiltnotes All Blogs

That-s A Plus! Free Quilt Block Tutorial

That's A Plus !Quilt Block 12"

4 blocks

Click the Image Below To See Carol's Books


Happy quilting!

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WYNDJAMMER RED! from Kwilty Pleasures

There really is a Wyndjammer Red fox that we 
love to see when visiting Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
Our condo rental is The Windjammer and the local
red fox always visits and beg for scraps.

This is my second Laura Heine collage quilt.
Frieda Fox is the pattern name.
I had lots of fabrics to use for the collage technique.

First step is to draw an outline to use as a foundation;
for all the collage fused pieces. 

After all the pieces are fused with Steam a Seam Light
I cut into usable pieces
and filling in the puzzle pieces ...

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Four More Finishes from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I spent about a week straight just working on quilt tops that have been sent in by others.  Once I had a nice pile of quilts, I had to sew on all those bindings!

(Luckily, I have little elves to help me sew on some.)

Here are a few that I completed.

This is one that Becky sent in many months ago.  I love this coral and blue together.

The reason it took so long is I could not find a backing I liked for this one in my stash.  I rummaged through a friend's stash and found this ...

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Cleaning Up My Mess from Quilting My Way

 This morning I enjoyed time to myself before heading out to walk with Ron. My day goes fast when I'm walking with him. 

Patrick came home after golfing which was when I finished walking. He went out to get some veggies for Phil tomorrow. I will be dropping stuff off with him. 

I was doing the certificates downstairs when I realized that room was a mess. I really hate going into a room that is a mess - when it comes to my crafts. I start worrying more about cleaning it up then I do working on my stuff. I ...

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Ann’s Album 83, 84 from Virtual Quilter

Too many blocks or not enough variety in the blocks … me thinks the latter. Or maybe some of them should be plain blocks.

I do like the second design!

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First embroidery on new machine from Quilting and More...

After making all of those stitch samples and doing a bit of other stitching on my new Bernina 790Pro, I figured I probably ought to test out the machine embroidery, too. I selected one of the designs included on the machine and got to work/play. The machine did a lovely job (no surprise there, really), […]

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Another Day of Canning from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Sometimes I do have time to write a blog post and there’s not one thing I’ve done that would interest anyone.

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September 20, 2023
Midweek: a new flimsy + reading from With Strings Attached

 A few weeks ago another torn-from-a-magazine pattern came to the top of the stack.  It had been a while since I made a mostly black and white quilt.  Cutting the strips was the easy part. I didn't have enough of any one black/white and white/black print for the borders and made a point of buying those at the Wisconsin quilt show.    

The sewing wasn't difficult but I had to cut more strips and more strips.  I arranged and rearranged to get the print density balanced.  (And now that I look at it, more balancing might be ...

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Stash Busting and NTT from My Quilt Infatuation

Hey there, my friends!  Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday!  This week, I've been working on my Twinkling Stars pattern and considering what I want to sew next.  I've been working diligently for a few years to reduce my stash, making as many quilts as possible without adding to it, and it just hit me this week how successful that effort has been.

Obviously, I've purchased some fabric during that time, but a few years ago, this cabinet was absolutely jam-packed with fabric; all four shelves, with no room to spare.  Here's the thing though, as ...

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