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March 14, 2019
Spring Fling quilt from Charm About You

spring fling quilt by Lucy Brennan | Charm About You

I'm so lucky that I get to have SO MUCH FUN creating designs with bright and beautiful fabric. For this quilt I picked out prints from Zuma by Tula Pink and a range of colours from Tula Pink solids.  A classic block in the centre and medallion style borders made with a mix of regular machine piecing and foundation paper piecing, make for a modern and dynamic quilt. My Spring Fling quilt pattern is in Issue 71 of Love Patchwork & Quilting - out now!

The detail in the prints is just amazing, there's so many that I thought were ...

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February 1, 2019
beginner sampler from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you the sampler quilt I made for a beginner's patchwork class. I designed it from simple blocks that are essential for skill building. First, I searched for a nice mix of small, medium and large prints with a variety of values (light, medium and dark) and decided on a monochromatic color scheme of blues/grays/white. Fabrics from Makower, Moda and Robert

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December 13, 2018
Little things basket – a free pattern from I'm Studio Lou

Hello! I’m popping on here to let you all know that I’ve released a new cute little pattern, the Little things basket! Best of all, its free! Its perfect for storing all those little things. I use one on my sewing table for my seam ripper, clover clips, saftey pins etc… They use just 2 […]

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November 19, 2018
My First Sewing Machine – Bernina 530 from The Inbox jaunt

Hi all!! It’s been a minute, so let me get straight to it…..I bought a sewing machine!!!!!!!!!!!   It happened while we were at the Wisconsin Quilt Expo in September. I had been thinking about it for a while and … Continue reading

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May 3, 2018
Sofa Siesta – A Free Quilt Pattern from Gray Barn Designs

Got scraps?  An extra jelly roll?  A fat quarter bundle just waiting to be used?  A layer cake languishing in your sewing room?  Look no further…we’ve got a pattern to help you use up some of these fabrics (so you can make room for more, of course!)


The striped blocks in this pattern use 1 1/4 inch x 10 inch strips of fabric.  Perfect for those left over jelly roll strips or layer cake blocks you are not sure what to do with!

I designed this pattern while vowing to reduce my stash and make good use ...

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When To Ditch A Project from Hobbies Up To Here

It’s never easy to admit when a craft is no longer working for you. What? You say that’s NEVER happened to you? Lies! Every crafter has had that moment when a project or a style or a craft no longer brings you joy and you need to make a decision about what to do. Should … Continue reading When To Ditch A Project

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March 25, 2018
In the Hoop Bunny Bookmark Machine Embroidery Tutorial & FREE design from Crafty Gemini

crafty gemini bunny bookmark ith embroidery design

It’s been a while since I did a machine embroidery video tutorial. So, here is a quick and easy in-the-hoop bunny bookmark for those of you that have an embroidery machine! In the video tutorial I use my Brother PE770 embroidery machine. This is the machine I recommend for embroidery beginners. But any embroidery machine with at least a 4×4 hoop will work for this project.

My bunny bookmark is a fun and easy beginner friendly ITH (in the hoop) embroidery project. If you have an embroidery machine but have yet to try an in the hoop project ...

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January 19, 2018
Boxy Pouch Tutorial from I'm Studio Lou

I love making quick and cute pouches. They are useful and make great gifts, especially if filled with little bath/chocolate gifts! So today I’m going to talk you through how to make this quick boxy version! Materials needed: 1 Fat Quarter of main print 1 Fat Quarter lining print 1 Fat Quarter of medium iron […]

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January 13, 2018
Using the Laser Light on the Front of your APQS Machine from Quilted Joy

You may have seen a laser mounted to the back of a longarm machine when using a paper pantograph but did you know you can use the laser from the front of an APQS machine too? In this video, Dawn Cavanaugh shows you how easy it is to use the laser for block designs when doing custom quilting. If you can trace… you can quilt!

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January 11, 2018
Beginning Embroidery Floss Tips from Hobbies Up To Here

I’ve recently picked up my embroidery projects again and I’m loving the simplicity of stitching while I watch TV at the end of the day with my husband. I’ve got my big zenbroidery project that I’ve been playing with again which meant I needed to pick up a few new colors of floss to round … Continue reading Beginning Embroidery Floss Tips

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November 17, 2017
Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Quilting Feathers, Part 1 from Quilted Joy

One of the techniques many new (and experienced) longarm quilters want to jump into is quilting feathers. Who can blame them? Feathers are a classic and beautiful quilting design. Unfortunately, they can be a little challenging. I’ve heard a few quilters say they simply can’t do feathers. Practice is the key to mastering feathers on your longarm, but it also helps to find the style of feather that speaks to you.

Did you realize there are a huge variety of quilting feathers? If not, I’d highly recommend you jump over to the APQS blog. We recently began ...

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June 28, 2017
Learn to Quilt Series: The Halfway Point! from The Shabby

As many of you probably know, we kicked off our eight-part Learn to Quilt video tutorial series on our YouTube Channel a few weeks ago in hopes of introducing quilting to a whole new group of people! Well, we have just hit the halfway mark of the series and think it's time for a little check-in and update. Here is a quick summary of the techniques and blocks from the series so far!

To kick off the series, Jen introduced you to the Beginner Quilt Kit and Basic Notions Kit that have everything you need in order to complete ...

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