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January 19, 2021
New pattern: "By the Hours" baby quilt and coordinating pillow from Carried Away Quilting

Several years ago, I made a simple patchwork quilt of five-inch squares for the new granddaughter of a dear friend. I was tickled to learn that the baby’s mother was using this quilt to track her daughter’s growth!  Each month she took a photograph of the baby on the patchwork quilt, documenting how she stretched in length. This was this inspiration for my newest quilt pattern, By the Hours.

 


I’ve always loved the simple beauty of the Hourglass block. The name alone, indicating passing time, makes it fitting to use in a baby’s growth quilt. In ...

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November 13, 2020
2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are “berry” excited to present the 2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 13 years. This will be the 14th annual Designer Mystery Quilt, and it’s sure to be a surprise.

Can you guess the rest? Here’s a little taste! This year’s quilt finishes at a generous 66.5″ x 84.5″. The Designer Mystery club runs from June 2021 through May 2022, and fabric and patterns for blocks one through twelve will be mailed around the 10th of each month.

Every year, the Designer ...

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August 13, 2020
Announcing the Free Sewcialites Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we’re sew excited to debut our Sewcialites Quilt Along! We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options!

SEW together, STAY together

It’s difficult to see our quilty community in person right now, but we can SEW together to STAY together! This quilt along is a chance for quilters all around the world to connect each week for a regular sewing spree, try a variety of blocks, and ...

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January 28, 2020
Selecting fabrics for your spring sewing projects from Carried Away Quilting


Fabric selection ~ the quilter’s nemesis. Most of us feel some lack of confidence and unease when it comes to selecting fabric for our next quilting project. In fact, it can cause us to stop in our tracks. We purchase pretty new patterns and quilting books, and then they stockpile in our sewing rooms until we muster up some fabric-picking gumption. This is probably why so many of us love to purchase kits. Someone else has done the hard work for us!

When I am designing a new pattern, I try to make this process easier by doing two things ...

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November 22, 2019
2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew thrilled to present the 2020 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 12 years! This will be the 13th annual Designer Mystery Quilt and it might just be our favorite one yet. This year’s quilt is blooming with mystery and intrigue as each block is made in Bloomington by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, but the blocks’ designs are a secret!

Can you guess how the rest of it will look?  Here’s a portion we can show you! This year’s quilt finishes at a ...

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