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April 22, 2019
Free Motion Quilting Showcase Quilt from The Free Motion Quilting Project

A few weeks ago I received a sweet email from Faye:

I wanted to thank you for help and inspiration your Free Motion Quilting Design Gallery has been. I am a beginner quilter and wanted to experiment with free motion quilting and couldn’t decide between the fantastic designs you supplied. So I picked 20 and “showcased” them in individual blocks in a quilt for a friend’s birthday. Your videos, clear instructions, and helpful photos gave me the confidence I needed. Thank you very much. Best wishes, Faye

Thank you so much for sending this to me Faye! She ...

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10 Ideas For Shopping for Earbuds from Baby Geniuses Fabric Collections

Everybody needs to seek out an amazing an amazing pair of earbuds at a superb value. So what do it is advisable to search for as a way to get a superb pair that can final in addition to not break the financial institution. Right here on the high 10 issues it’s best to search for once you begin your search.

1. How a lot do you need to spend? Let’s be sincere if everybody had a vast finances this could not matter however we do not and it does matter. So resolve earlier than you begin procuring ...

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10 Ideas For Shopping for Earbuds from Baby Geniuses Fabric Collections

Everybody needs to seek out an amazing an amazing pair of earbuds at a superb value. So what do it is advisable to search for as a way to get a superb pair that can final in addition to not break the financial institution. Right here on the high 10 issues it’s best to search for once you begin your search.

1. How a lot do you need to spend? Let’s be sincere if everybody had a vast finances this could not matter however we do not and it does matter. So resolve earlier than you begin procuring ...

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Marcia Kennedy Mystery Quilt for Proper Bostonian Quilters from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I finally get to share this beauty designed by Marcia Kennedy. This is a Mystery Quilt that she ran this year for the other members of the Proper Bostonian Quilters based in West Roxbury, MA. They are a small group (around 100 members) with members mostly in surrounding towns but a number of members who have moved out of the area keep up their membership even though they are too far away to attend meetings. They will have their biannual (every two years) quilt show this coming October. You can be sure the quilt will be in full display!!


two ...

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Feather Me a Rainbow Baby Quilt from Creatin' in the Sticks

My newest quilt pattern is over on the 
Thermoweb 
blog today.

I'm celebrating my favorite color - RAINBOW!

Feather Me a Rainbow Baby Quilt


I was inspired by rainbows and Dresden quilt blocks.

My thought was that feather shapes would make a Dresden looking block
and
in rainbow colors
how could it be wrong?


The quilt pattern features
to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create all of the quilt blocks. 
 Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that easy.


The colors of HashDOT by Michael Miller Fabrics are amazing for ...

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Pattern Retirement Sale, FINAL ROUND from The Cloth Parcel

Our pattern retirement sale is ending this week!  This beautiful spring day brings us to the Theory of Refraction Quilt.  As you probably know, it’s spring cleaning for our pattern library.  We are almost finished retiring some of our oldest designs.  Each small group of five or less patterns will be on a HUGE sale […]

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Sunnyside Lane quilt from Pieced Brain


Photographs by Amerian Quilter. Used with permission.
Oh, how I wish my house looked just like this right now! Amidst the boxes and having packed all my quilts for the upcoming move, I am content flipping the pages of the May issue of American Quilter magazine and staring at Sunnyside Lane, the quilt I made with the Tonga Gecko batik collection by Timeless Treasures

The colors are so bright and happy, the blocks are easy to make, and the instructions are very detailed to help you make your own version in no time at all. This design would look great ...

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Dear Jane - Row B from Espritpatch

Second month of the quilt along calls for the second row of the Dear Jane quilt to be completed. Row B is not as advanced as Row A for me since I am missing 4 blocks: B9, B10, B11 and B13 but being away from home and travelling gives me some time for hand sewing...

B13 is most probably the easiest block from the whole quilt and interestingly, it is rather different from the others since it is using more than one fabric and no background fabric. 
I finished this block Sunday last week with its 9 pieces.
And assembled ...

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Retreat time! from Mimi's Passions

I love going on quilting retreats.

You plan, you pack (usually way too much), you sew to your heart's content, you get fed, no one bothers you, you're spending time with friends  and you just plain old have a good time. 

I tried going this time with less stuff.


It's so tiring to have to drag my heavy Elna to retreats so I purchased some spacers for my Sew Steady table so that I could take my featherweight.


The table still needed adjusting, but it worked out well in the end.

I'll have to admit that ...

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Easter at Our House from Wont to be Quilter

Hi friends!
We had the best time!
The games  were enjoyed that Tommy got for Christmas playing Dirty Santa. All of our Grands loves these.
There was lots of little ones finding eggs.

We had a great meal, then we all followed the g-grands around taking pictures. Then sat on our big back porch talking and game playing.
Maybe more will come next year.
We missed the ones that didn't make it.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs




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Easter at Our House from wont-to-be quilter

Hi friends!
We had the best time!
The games  were enjoyed that Tommy got for Christmas playing Dirty Santa. All of our Grands loves these.
There was lots of little ones finding eggs.

We had a great meal, then we all followed the g-grands around taking pictures. Then sat on our big back porch talking and game playing.
Maybe more will come next year.
We missed the ones that didn't make it.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs




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Receta galletas de plátano y nibs de chocolate from La Vida en Patchwork

Receta galletas de plátano y nibs de chocolate

Hoy os propongo una receta de lo más saludable, y lo mejor, rápida de hacer. Salen tan ricas y dulces, que gustarán a toda la familia, desde los peques de la casa, a los adultos. Y lo más importante para nosotras, que sean sanas, que nos permitan llevar un estilo saludable de comidas, y que ha poder ser, tengan pocas calorías.

Ingredientes:

-2 plátanos de canarias maduros

-cacao nibs, que es el chocolate puro, un puñadito, recomiendo echar poco y aumentar hasta que consideres de tu gusto. Si os gustan más dulces ...

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An Overdue Milestone from ... Cat Patches

It could have been a little warmer yesterday, but at least it didn't rain. The cooler temperatures made it easier to clean out the greenhouse, however. Now it's ready for a new generation of seeds. Mike dumped that half bag of potting soil into its bin after I took that picture. Today I'll get out and plant some seeds. It always feels like a fresh start to the year when we get last year's dead stuff pulled out.


So, it always seems like a big job when we look at the mess, but we had this ...

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An Overdue Milestone from Cat Patches

It could have been a little warmer yesterday, but at least it didn't rain. The cooler temperatures made it easier to clean out the greenhouse, however. Now it's ready for a new generation of seeds. Mike dumped that half bag of potting soil into its bin after I took that picture. Today I'll get out and plant some seeds. It always feels like a fresh start to the year when we get last year's dead stuff pulled out.


So, it always seems like a big job when we look at the mess, but we had this ...

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~ Easter Weekend ~ from Podunk Pretties

Our Easter weekend was fairly low key.  It started out with happy mail.  It's not fabric but at this point in my pattern business it just as exciting.  Getting a good quilt photo can be difficult especially when the sun refuses to shine for days on end.  What can quilter do?  Buy some sunshine and bring it indoors!  A big Thank You to Connie over Free Motion by the River for sharing her photography set up. I bought exactly what she suggested.  You can read about it here.


Well after setting up lights, lights and more lights, I started ...

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Skipper Quilt Along: Week 8 from A Little Bit Biased

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We had my parents and nephew over for dinner last night and had a great time.  It was a busy weekend getting ready for that so I didn't get a chance to photograph my quilt top until this morning so I apologize this post is a little late.


Can you believe our Skipper Quilt Along is coming to an end?
It's week 8 and it's time to finish your quilt tops!


I will admit I was a little giddy when I finished sewing the last seam and pressing ...

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Some of This; Some of That from The Quilting Reader's Garden

On my design wall is my bunny medallion - 3rd round done.  Now measures 25.5 by 28.5". Think I'll go for an all over print for the next round with "wonder of wonders" mitered corners.  We'll see if I have enough yardage for that. Can anyone tell me the extra number of inches I need for mitered corners.  Thanks! Stash report:  0.48 yd for the scrap medallion bunny quilt top.  0.12 for

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Some of This; Some of That from Quilting Reader's Garden

On my design wall is my bunny medallion - 3rd round done.  Now measures 25.5 by 28.5". Think I'll go for an all over print for the next round with "wonder of wonders" mitered corners.  We'll see if I have enough yardage for that. Can anyone tell me the extra number of inches I need for mitered corners.  Thanks! Stash report:  0.48 yd for the scrap medallion bunny quilt top.  0.12 for

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Braiding Garlic . . or Not from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Several have asked why we’re drying garlic on racks vs. braiding. Softneck garlic is easy to braid. Hardneck garlic isn’t so easy to braid and it works better dried on racks, especially when you have 700+ bulbs of garlic to dry. Here’s a picture I posted back in 2014 when I had maybe 100 bulbs...

The post Braiding Garlic . . or Not appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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Spring Happenings from From the Strawberry Patch...

Spring happenings: It's been a busy, but joy-filled Easter weekend! The bluebirds have decided to start a substantially-sized family right here. Spring has taken hold.  Even though Easter Sunday was much later this year, it still was a bit chilly, surprisingly. We've had gloriously sunny days and then rain on Friday which washed the pollen from the air, albeit temporarily, and ushered in some

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