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February 25, 2017
Teal Scrappiness from Angel Scraps Quilting

During the month of February, the color of the scraps over at Scrap Happy Saturday (click here for more teal!) is teal.

So I scrapped up all my teal scraps and started on a Double Irish Chain Quilt.  I don't have very many teal fabrics, but I am happy to make use of them.  

I have made a few more blocks using other colors of the rainbow also, during this past week!

Have a great Saturday!

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If you see a seam ripper | Printable from Craft Gossip

Parents of young children who sew will laugh out loud  as they learn Susan’s of Crafter Hours reason for creating this printable. But really anyone who sews can appreciate the sentiment. Myself included.

I just downloaded it (you can too it’s free to do so), and printed it out on some nice paper. I plan to frame it and place in my sewing space. If you sew you rip, the saying goes, so get on over to Crafter Hours and get the printable.

If you see a seam ripper… FREE PRINTABLE, by Susan

{Image credit: Crafter Hours}

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A little detour from WAZOO! Newsbits

Yesterday, I had a lesson on my new machine from an APQS dealer from Marietta. Shirley drove up here to answer my questions and show me some tricks that will make my quilting go better. I'm still not 100% with the Millie, but I will try, try, try to get comfortable with using it. I took off the partially finished quilt I was working on, and put on a charity quilt for the practice session. After Shirley went home, I finished the quilt, machine sewed the binding and label on and re-mounted the custom job. I'm determined to ...

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Sew New Notions ft. Hobby Holsters from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Here at Fat Quarter Shop, we're always on the lookout for the latest and greatest Quilting Notions to make your sewing and crafting experience even better! We stumbled upon some priceless gems that we just couldn't wait to share with you!
You may have spotted these on our "What's New" section, but we wanted to give you a first-hand look at what these Hobby Holsters can do!
These Hobby Holsters keep your work space clutter-free and your go-to crafting tools organized and easily accessible! These come in a variety of sizes and colors, and securely adhere to ...

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It’s time for some spring cleaning from Lori East Quilts

Well, cleaning, anyway. I’m not sure about the spring part. Two days ago I thought spring might really be here. It was 81 degrees! I noticed the lilac bush trying to get some leaves, and the jonquils are blooming. I even noticed that there was some new birdsong. Yesterday was cooler though, and it got into …

The post It’s time for some spring cleaning appeared first on Lori East Quilts.

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Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Batting Definitions Part 2 from Quilted Joy

In the last Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting post, I started talking about some common batting terms. Today I’ve got a few more terms you’ll often hear about batting. There are many different ways all the little fibers that make up a batting can be held together. There are different terms used to describe each of these processes and when selecting a batting for your project it is important that you understand the words the manufacturers use to describe the process of holding the batting together.

Scrim: This is a bit like tulle. It is a very ...

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Quilt-non 2017 from The Intrepid Thread

Hi Everyone,

As you all undoubtedly know, Quiltcon starts this week so for us lonely souls at home we are presenting the Second Annual Quilt-non.

Here is the lowdown....

Starting at 6am Pacific - 9am Eastern Thursday 2/23/17 and going through Noon Pacific 3pm Eastern on Sunday we will be posting fun weekend games and challenges on Instagram under the hashtag #quiltnon2017

Every 2-3 hrs from approximately 9am Eastern until Midnight Pacific (in the US) will be hosted by one of our lovely volunteers. They will be able to help you if you have questions about what is going ...

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Lilac Lane and Teal Court {RSC 2017} from Little Bunny Quilts

I got a little bit behind on making my Happy House blocks for my RSC block this year and I finally sat down and got caught up on both purple for January and teal for February.

While I'm still using fabric from my scrap bins for these blocks, they do require slightly larger pieces for my "siding" fabrics, so I actually had to search to find pieces big enough to make a whole house block with my purple fabrics. This is the current state of my purple scrap pile (with iron for scale):

I could fit that into a ...

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Border Pieces from The Hexie Blog

I spent my sewing time yesterday making the parts and pieces for the Autumn Garden border. I have many more to go, but I'm getting there!

As I'm trimming these bonus triangles, I am saving them...

...and I'm sewing them together.

I have quite a few of them now - I'll put them aside and make pot holders or something with them. I love having extra parts and pieces for odd little projects.

It was warm (79 degrees!) yesterday as Cooper and I hiked. We went further than usual - Hubby was disappointed that he missed the hike ...

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sampling, embroidery [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

sampling, embroidery

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Tokens: Autumn Sampler SPECIAL OFFER! from Heartspun Quilts ~ Pam Buda

I'm so jazzed to finally be able to share the new quilts I designed using my new On Maple Lake fabric collection!

I had a lot of fun designing the three quilts for the new Tokens of the Past: Autumn Sampler pattern.  I wanted them to say fall in every way.  They are all easy to piece, require no special rulers, and all of the blocks for all three quilts come from just one On Maple Lake 10x10 precut! 

The cover you see above is a draft, and the quilts are EQ images, as I just received my sample ...

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February Mug-a-Mo from Melva Loves Scraps

While the month of February is just 2-3 days shorter than the other months it always seems to zip on by!  

Back in the first week of the month I made several of the Mug Rug of the Month that Jen at Patterns By Jen  is offering each month.

They are super cute and quick and easy patterns.  

                           You should check them out!  
                                                  Just follow the above link.

Here is mine... 

Can you tell I made these before Valentines Day????

I was having such a good time making this one, I tried out a few other patterns.

I pulled out ...

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Rainbow Scrap Challenge - A Bit More Aqua from Life In Pieces

It was one of those weeks.  Just a lot of stuff going on that meant we didn't get home till later in the evening most days this week. We've got some family stuff going on today and tomorrow, so this weekend will be a bit busier than normal.

There wasn't a lot of time in the sewing room this week or on the computer.  I did manage to finish one more aqua fan block for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge

The last large aqua fan block has been started, but I still need to cut the ...

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little samples, compositions, crammed artist books from Karen Ann Ruane

tiny stitched samples

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Over the rainbow from Making A Lather

Sea green everywhere

I have remained current with the rainbow scrap challenge for two whole months. hooray. I finished the last of the big leaves in February sea green last night.
That is 10 blocks for pineapple blossom with 40 - 1/2 square triangles for the border and 18 big leaves. I am ready for the next color.:) Any guesses?

The happy Birds group met yesterday. We are helping a young woman make a T-shirt quilt. and another happy birds top was finished. This is Linda's and she has made a wonderful version. I am so far behind sigh ...

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Winter Solstice from Mel's quilting blog

This is last week's block.
It's a bog block, with borders, it would be a baby quilt size. 
My Winter Solstice blocks.
I still need to make the one for this week.

Today we are off to Texas State to check out the college for DD.

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Stitching Hearts from Familypatchworks

I started Thinking about Hearts here.  The little sampler sat for a few days as family matters were more pressing at the time.  But, yesterday I started some stitching.  Just a little here and there.  Not sure where this little piece is going, just a happy cloth to stitch and relax.  Do you have projects like that?  I have about four projects that I really should be working on, but just stitching for fun is refreshing.  Enjoy your stitching and check out the great stitches at Off the Wall Friday.  Have a wonderful weekend and as always Happy Quilting!

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Stringing Along: Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I posted about this string quilt. I finished the assembly and added a border. Why did I add a border? I think a border, while not always necessary for the design, is important for stabilizing the center of the quilt. All of these string blocks and the on-point setting made it pretty obvious to me that I would need to stabilize the quilt before loading onto the frame.
My favorite place to pick up wide backing fabric is Spring Water Designs. Every time I to they have something that just works with my quilt top. This backing was ...

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Ett dikt, to bilder from Iinas Sewing Machine Poetry

DrEAMi! Linky #2 from MMM Quilts

Welcome to the second linky party for those quilt projects that just reach out and GRAB you, and what do you do? You go on and let 'em because oh! it's SUCH a knock-your-socks-off design, or oh-so-pretty, or you know just the person for whom this quilty project could be, and you have to make it for that person right now.

I have had not one, but two DrEAMi! episodes this month.

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