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August 24, 2016
EQ Mini from Quilt Shop Gal

Have you heard about the new software from the Electric Quilt Company called EQ Mini?  I’ve had a chance to play with this exceptional software package and I’m delighted to share insights with you today.

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INSIGHTS FROM ELECTRIC QUILT



EQ Mini is designed for quilters are are just getting started using software for quilting.  It is a scaled down simpler version of EQ7. 


Highlights:


Design Elements

  • 300 copyright-free blocks
  • 3,500 scanned fabrics
  • 4 layout styles, unlimited possibilities
  • 8 border styles at any size
  • Complete layout and border editing capabilities

Print & Export

  • Print template patterns
  • Print foundation patterns ...

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Rudolph & Friends | New BOM from Shabby Fabrics! from The Shabby


Lovable Rudolph and all of his friends are here to deliver Christmas cheer in the all new Shabby Exclusive Rudolph & Friends Block of the Month!


This adorable quilt designed by Shabby Fabrics features every one's favorite reindeer team - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course, Rudolph! 

There are lots of special embellishments on this quilt and each deer has their own unique details and personality. Here are a few close ups of Rudolph and some of his friends-

We're offering this Block of the Month as a pre-fused and laser-cut program. This means that ...

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Happy Dance Time! from Quilting on the Porch



I'm doing the happy dance today.  I just put a deposit down on my very own APQS Lucey!  I can't wait till she gets here.  Got to get my room finished up soon so I have somewhere to put her.  I have the curtains to put up over the shelving and just have to finish up my painting then I can put all my stuff that (I'm keeping that is) back in there.  Then we will be ready to rock and roll.


Happy Stitching Everyone!
Anna
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It's That Time Again! from TheEclecticAbuela

I love my job, but...





Best wishes to students and teachers beginning the new year.

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Introducing Frayed Edges! (and a giveaway) from Patterns by Jen

I am excited to introduce the newest pattern in the PBJ family:


Using one simple block Frayed Edges gets it's real beauty from the HST sashing. 

The middle of the block is perfect for fussy cutting, as Sandy showed in her test quilt.




Dedee was feeling patriotic when she tested Frayed Edges.


I love her backing choice!




Kelly went with a bright, crisp look. 





If her daughter hadn't already claimed this one, I would. I still might. Designer privileges anyone?




This red beauty is featured on the back cover. So many choices, so little time! Pick up your ...

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WOW - WIPs on Wednesday - A Day Late from Repro Quilt Lover


Do you ever find yourself needing to quilt?  I mean NEEDING to do it.  Like if you don't somebody might die?  That's where I am this week.  Everyone wants a piece of me, at home and at work.  I usually relax by stitching for at least 15 minutes on an ongoing hand piecing project every evening.  But, this week I have to get up extra early and I'm exercising, which is not something I do.  Should, but don't.  And, it isn't because I want to exercise.  We are doing some car juggling and I'm ...

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Quiltiles Product Review from Curlicue Creations

Over the last week or two, my family has been playing with a new product from Kits by Carla.  It's called Quiltiles.  It's both magnetic, and easily portable, so we took it along for our end of the Summer beach trip.

 Quiltiles is a magnetic quilt block design tool.  As the front of the box states, "It's a tool...It's a game...It's art!"

 The first thing you see when you open the box is this colorful instruction sheet.  It includes a basic overview of the product, suggestions for two quilty games you can play ...

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Christmas in August from Life in the Scrapatch


Here are my pieced blocks for the  ...



Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along




I started this quilt Here withe these three fabric selections,
 with plans to use the red for the binding.


When it came time to cut, though, I decided to make a personal design choice
to add a fourth fabric to this quilt.

I really love the way the red and light green play together.

This quiltalong is designed by

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl

and she has a great

Square in a Square Tutorial

for making these blocks.



I saved the block trimming for this morning when my eyes were good ...

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Button Lover's Club: Lime! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club
What's light, colorful and a refreshing addition to these hot summer months? LIME

http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club
This month's Button Lovers' Club collection features beautiful hand-dyed buttons that are citrus-inspired. The August box of buttons includes 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles.

http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club

These beauties are sure to brighten your creative projects with both color and charm. What will you create with these lovely Lime buttons?
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club
 
PSSST!  If you're not already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers' Club today.  You won't want to miss our September aquatic-inspired button collection and our FREE project idea with ...

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A Mother's Love from Fabric Fulfilling Its Destiny


Anna Maria's beautiful southwestern batik log cabin.



I will quilt any of her masterpieces.  What a joy to quilt this beauty.

Bri is loved, well loved.  Happy Birthday!


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10 Great Canadian Online Fabric Stores from Cut Stitch and Piece

If you think buying your fabric south of the border is cheaper, think again. I found out early that shopping US doesn't really save me much money.

Fabric stores, Canadian fabric stores, shopping fabric

When I first started ordering fabric online, I initially went to the US stores because of the cheaper prices. I quickly learned, however, that I wasn't getting much of a bargain. For one thing, shipping costs from the US can be outrageous. Also, you have to take into account the difference in the Canadian dollar rate compared to the US. As of this post, the Canadian dollar, compared to the US ...

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Filling My Design Board from Blackberry Creek Home Arts

I had a couple of down days lately. Fatigue and back pain got to me. But I'm back in the saddle today, working on my quilts again. On Monday, my sister Ramey went with me and we delivered the Farm Girl Sampler and the Little Owl Quilt to Lena for long-arm quilting. We stopped by the thrift store on the way home, but we didn't stay long because of my back problem and Ramey's recent battle with plantar fascitis. We're falling apart, we two. I told her yesterday that it would be a race to see ...

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Workshop Recap: Waterfall Quilt Class with Baltimore MQG from Quilty Habit


I'm still recovering from a long weekend in Maryland, where I taught my Waterfall Quilt Workshop to the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild! It was an all-day class and we tackled so many different techniques, including my favorite kind of improvisational piecing (which I call brick-by-brick), bias strip piecing (no applique here!), and intermediate free motion quilting motifs. These ladies were certainly up for the challenge!

 Picture from my hostess and friend Liz @beadqueene

I started off with discussing the original quilts themselves and showing various improvisation examples. Since Baltimore was a few hours drive away, I was able to ...

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4 weddings in a weekend = Bricks and BlocksBri from Fabric Fulfilling Its Destiny

Bricks for Bryn


"Lei" border for her Hawaiian husband.


Sister and Brother, married on consecutive days = busy weekend.
Bryn's Bricks and Colin's Blocks
Similar but different.



Colin & Lynzie's Blocks -- they are building their future
on a firm foundation.




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Soft and Cozy Keepsakes from Quiltwoman Blog

 

Soft and Cozy Keepsakes -Faux Rag Quilting is a new book by Margo Yang.

Margo’s quilting hobby started when she quit her computer career over 25 years ago to become a mother. In 1991, her young family moved into a home, and soon she decided to make a tablecloth for her bare dining table. She chose a nine patch block but didn’t finish it because her blocks turned out uneven. Having no clue of how to fix them, she put those blocks in a closet where they languished until she found them again and finished those blocks into ...

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The Back To School Pencil Case Tute from madebychrissied

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

Want a pencil case that can hold a 12" ruler, a notebook, your phone and more?  
Look no further than my Back To School Pencil Case tutorial.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Simply Chic fabric was supplied by Benartex at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

The Back To School Pencil Case is made wide enough to hold a 12" ruler and a notepad up to 5-5/8" wide alongside just about anything else you might ...

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Benartex Back To School 2016 Blog Hop & Giveaway from madebychrissied


Welcome to Day 1 of the Benartex Back To School Blog Hop 2016.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Simply Chic Fabric for the pencil case and satchel along with the FQ bundle giveaway is supplied by Benartex for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

If you haven't visited Benartex's Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog yet today then let me introduce you to the Simply Chic ...

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Our World from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends!
I was playing with the fabric that Sis brought to me  yesterday. Lots of it is small scraps which works for me. Their were a few larger pieces.
We have two grands that are expecting, One is having a girl and the other a boy. So i started on their baby things . Two bids so far . Now i need to make matching burp cloths.
Using the fabric i bought before for bibs.
I started  putting up tomato's yesterday. Tommy says they are Hickory nuts because they are so small . That's because of the drought but i ...

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Our World from wont-to-be quilter

Hi friends!
I was playing with the fabric that Sis brought to me  yesterday. Lots of it is small scraps which works for me. Their were a few larger pieces.
We have two grands that are expecting, One is having a girl and the other a boy. So i started on their baby things . Two bids so far . Now i need to make matching burp cloths.
Using the fabric i bought before for bibs.
I started  putting up tomato's yesterday. Tommy says they are Hickory nuts because they are so small . That's because of the drought but i ...

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Mini Wednesday from Ravelly1

Hi there! It seems I'm only able to post mid week these days.

First, desertskyquilts helped me name this mini. Many thanks to my wonderful blogger friend!!
Meet "Green Pastures"

Here's the latest creation.
 & a bit of the process.
I'm so happy to be using even the smallest scraps.

I've used a sky background & fussy cut clouds from another scrap.

Finally, and you really have to squint, I added tiny birds to make things a bit more interesting.
I'm naming this one "Long Journey Home."





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