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January 19, 2017
Cabin Fever from AND SEW IT GOES

It is winter here in Oregon. Crazy winter. Not like Portland winter—like winter winter. It actually started way back before Christmas with an ice storm that ripped through and, among other things, forced our STASH group to cancel our annual Christmas go-to-a-fancy-restaurant lunch. "Oh well," we said. "We will reschedule in January." So we did—for last week, on the day the huge, big amazing snowstorm arrived and shut down the city. Then it got so cold that the snow didn't budge until today. We have rescheduled our lunch for February, knowing full well some weather calamity is ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem.... A Great Idea! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's been a wicked busy week, and today got away from me, too, but I didn't want to let Wednesday go by without posting at least a little something scrappy!  So here's the great idea I saw this week, courtesy of Anorina over at Samelia's Mum!

Isn't that adorable?  She used selvages, but you could also use strings - and we've always got an overflow of those, don't we?  And it's quilt-as-you-go, so it's even quicker and easier to have a finished project!  Head over to her blog and check ...

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A finish for Sandy from Bunbear Quilts

Sandy came over to the office with show and tell today!

She made this really cute quilt for one of her daughter's who is having a baby.  It has Dr. Seuss material in the blocks.  The back is made of minkee fabric.  It's very soft and cuddly!

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January 18, 2017
Borders and blocks............. from Exuberant Color

I sewed a border onto this little quilt top yesterday.  I took the photo on a gray design wall.  I'll photograph it on a white wall when it is quilted.  I last worked on this one in November 2013.  Now it is around 44" x 50" so when it is done it will go in the baby quilt stack.  I made several quilts with this block here and here and here.
I spent some Christmas gift money on a new die.  I have always wanted to make this block but with all of the different size triangles I never ...

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My Brainiac Bric-a-brac from CollectInTexas Gal

Bric-a-brac refers to lesser 'objets d'art'  which form collections of curios.  The term is thought to be of French origin and became popular during the Victorian era.

I'm pretty sure my collection of bric-a-brac used as containers in the studio are more curious than curios.  I can say, some of them are 'objets d'art' since I made them while teaching a coil clay pottery class.  Made as a 'demo' and glazed with an unlabeled bottle of under glaze...imagine my surprise when it came out of the kiln.

My students dubbed it 'Brainiac'.  Their coil pots also ...

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Words on Wednesday 18 Jan 17 from Aussie Hero Quilts

Hi all..

Wherever you are I hope you are able to keep cool in the heatwave that we all seem to be having at the moment. 

Before tonight's messages.... I received a parcel with a thank you note and a magnet in it for an Anne P who made a Laundry Bag.... I do not have an Anne P on my books so if I can only assume that she is from a group that has sewn for us. In those cases I only have the name of the coordinator.  I would like to get the card and magnet ...

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Almost finishes from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Oh woe is me ... I've come down with a cold virus.  DH got it first, then he passed it onto me.  This is the first day that I feel human.  Not much has been happening here except for some hand quilting.  That was mindless work that I could do without concentrating too much. My barn quilt is almost done.  Happy, happy, happy!  Doesn't the baptist fan quilting look wonderful? The borders

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What Dog Breed are You?? from Val's Quilting Studio

Summer 2011

Take the Quiz!

After finding I was inspired to take their flowchart of a quiz: 
I took the quiz three times. I'm a confirmed #2:"Easy Going Playmate"...which is the terrier group! That makes so much sense as Jackson is my "best friend" As you already know, he is my empty nest angel/life saver/happy companion. LOL! But I would be heartbroken if a reader ran out and adopted a Jack Russell just because they like Jackson. 
Jackson at work with me on a teacher work day. He always uses by jacket as ...

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We Made It: Pixel Hearts Pillow from The Cloth Parcel

Diane’s front porch bench needed a Valentine-themed pillow for the upcoming holiday.  We used our Patchwork by Fusible Grid Tutorial to whip up this gorgeous and easy pixel hearts pillow, so check that post for the particulars on a project like this.  Arrange your squares in the design you want, and fuse them down.  It […]

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Where Has January Gone? from Pinkadot Quilts

Where has this month gone? I have nothing sewing wise to show for it. The above picture is about it, and the only thing I did was to glue fabric onto a hexagon, only 1! Our guild is having a member demo meeting next month. About 7 members show a technique to 7 groups for about 7 minutes. Each group then moves on to the next demonstrator and so on. They love it and often learn something new. I am doing EPP.

Monday I taught my granddaughter Maddy how to sew using her new sewing machine she got for Christmas ...

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Cutting Party Wednesday! from Domestic Felicity

I must confess..... I do not have a completed project to show off! Although I have many in progress!
The past two days I have been having my very own cutting party!


Yes, two different projects! But I am making progress! All this means I get to sew MORE!

I am Linking up with  Main Crush Monday!

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Golden Coins Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge Construction tips! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today are my thoughts on putting the coins together. This really is a quick quilt, I saw several in progress at my Facebook group plus one that as done!

Pat sloan golden coins solo high res

Here is the full quilt hanging outside on a chilly day when we in Virginia had a dusting of snow.

Pat sloan golden coins piecing tips 1

The pattern is below if you have not yet downloaded it.

I am using a jelly roll because

  1. The strips are already cut into 2.5" wide
  2. And I wanted to variety of the full line of fabric .. because I love working that way!
  3. you can use your scraps or other ...

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Quilters Dream 80/20 Batting from Quilters Dream Batting


Quilters Dream 80/20 is our newest Dream Batting, which debuted at Spring Quilt Market 2016.  It is made with 80% high grade long staple USA cotton fiber blended with 20% fine denier poly microfiber for a soft, silky batting that drapes beautifully and breathes well.  The long staple cotton fiber reduces shrinkage and adds stability so that the stitches can be up to 8” apart.  The poly microfibers add a loft and resistance to creases/wrinkles.  

There are no scrims, glues, or other binders to resist the needle, so this fine batting can be ...

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Latifah Saafir Lecture and Trunk Show, part two from Jan's Quilts

I decided to break up this post into two parts.

Convergence from the No Attitude pattern.  This s her first Bias Tape Quilt!

This is her Grafic fabric line being shown in a Clam Shell BOM pattern.

This is the first Clam Shell quilt Latifah made, the clam shells are 8 inches.

These next two photos show her 2nd Clam Shell quilt, much bolder using 12 inch clam shells.

More evolution, with this Hexi-Clam-Shell.

This quilt is "Up in the Air", it was her first exploration of Improv. 

Front and Back of a Modern Log Cabin.

These two quilts are ...

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Quilt Challenge: “I’m a Sewciopath” & pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

My local traditional quilt guild put out a “Say it with Flowers” challenge: we had to make a quilt that incorporated text and at least three floral fabrics.

My husband and I recently read a whole lot about sociopathy and narcissistic personality disorder to better understand some people we know. As I digested the reading at my sewing machine, a little pun popped into my head.

I'm A Sewciopath | Flying Parrot Quilts

My definition of a sociopath is one who prefers sewing machines to people, and who is incapable of feeling guilt about purchasing more fabric!

I'm A Sewciopath | Flying Parrot Quilts

The design is 36″ x 16″ and the text is ...

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Sock Yarn from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It may seem that knitting socks is difficult and when you first start, they probably are. Heck, there’s no “probably” to it . . I thought I would never get it but that’s just because the concept is so different from knitting a scarf or a sweater. Once you’ve done a few pairs, it’s pretty...

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Latifah Saafir Lecture and Trunk Show, part one from Jan's Quilts

I was invited to attend this event at the Ontario Museum of History and Art, how could I pass that up!  I went up really early because this is SoCal and our traffic is notorious; I found a diner to have dinner and had plenty of time.  I had to arrange for my dogs to be walked and fed but it all worked out great.

I must warn you this is photo overload.

Latifah is very animated and I had a hard time getting a clear photo of her.  I think this one works.  Below is the photo I asked ...

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Sunflower wreath! from Carm's Creative Vision

I had planned on making this one for myself, but somewhere in between me buying the supplies and Christmas, my sister found out and persuaded me to make it for her instead!

Because I made this while my partner and I watched tv and then finished the wreath as I watched Frozen on my first day of Christmas vacation..., I did not do a good job of taking pictures :( however, the steps are easy (also I followed a youtube video similar to this one)! I cut 10-12 inch sections of the yellow deco mesh (with my old rotary cutter and ...

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Quilt sizes graphic! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my dearest makers!

I'm back with another useful info graphic as I promised! I'm glad some of you found the Yardage fabric graphic very helpful! Today, I will show you the most popular quilt sizes. Sometimes there's moments we can't visualize how some quilt sizes look compared to others, so this chart will help you decide how big you want to sew your quilt. This chart is perfect to have it in your sewing room for your upcoming projects! If you guys have any other ideas for more informational charts you would like to collect ...

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Scroll Stitch Tutorial + Quilting Update from Wollie Mammoth

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