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May 4, 2020
A Free Happy Dance Pattern for everyone! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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**** Button Club Happy Buttons *** 

It is so fun to design a project for the Fat Quarter Shop's Button Club. I like to have the buttons sit on my desk for awhile, it' lets me find a fabric or a inspiration to start the pattern.  The purple and yellow were my inspiration and when i found the Tula Pink Monkey Wrench fabric, I had to do big flowers! It turned out so cute!

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April 11, 2020
Something FREE & Springy.. A Cottage Garden + a bit more... from Pat Sloan's Blog

*** Taking our Pulse ***

How are you friend? 

I thought it was worth repeating today my 'Let It Go!' Daily challenge. Because it's good to take a pause and be sure we are on the right track with things. Not getting to crazy.  It's good to hit the reset button too and just breath a bit.  

Life is upside down for so many right now.... actually for most of us. Even if your area has few virus cases, you are still needing to change most of how you operate in order to not transmit and to be safe. 

So ...

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February 25, 2020
Do you need a little Winter Warmer? Click to Open! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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First.. be sure you watched my fireside chat and entered by giveaway

Go go

Pat sloan 2020 Frost Button club 1c

** Button Club FREE Pattern **

I've been designing patterns to use the Fat Quarter Shop's button club for several years now. I love doing small projects to showcase the buttons!

This month we have a darling box with little letters for FROST and it has a penguin, snowman, stars, moon and a polar bear button!  It's a lot of fun for me to come up with a cute design to show off the buttons. 


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January 20, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Buttons (again) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

One of my most popular posts is this one on buttons. Interestingly, just yesterday (which was Sunday, I'm a day late posting) I found a place to exhibit the quilt mentioned in that post. Anyway I thought it serendipitous enough to pull another SQI from the idea. So, first a few buttons from this board....

12 Vintage Art Deco Black & Ivory Coloured Celluloid Buttons

Vintage Buttons from Ebay.

all in green

Mary Engelbreit (@homecompanion) • Instagram photos and videos

Victorian Metal Buttons

And, of course, some button inspired quilts....
how to crazy quilt by hand #Crazyquilting

61+ Ideas Crazy Quilting Ideas Things To For 2019

Embroidery bird wall hangings 32+ super Ideas #embroidery #wall

crazy quilting ideas #Crazyquilting

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December 5, 2019
FREE Wreaths for Everyone! (pattern that is...) from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Project ***

My FREE wreath pattern is very quick to do!  And I must say I gave myself a challenge with this one that I'll explain below.  The Fat Quarter Shop's button club kit is called 'Jolly' so I used the letters on the sashing! Then decorated the wreath with the super cute buttons. 

My Pattern Download is after my tutorial below along with the fabrics and supplies I used


*** Fabric ***

  1. I started with this Fat Quarter bundle of Winterberry
  2. There were so many cute options! The text print is amazing.  But I had to narrow it down to ...

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October 12, 2019
Repairs from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Rory dropped off a couple of items that needed some work. First, the girls' uniforms needed belt loops. I didn't have any of the plaid and the navy that is closest to the one one the uniforms is definitely not a perfect match. 

It's not about perfection, though. It's about following the rules and the rules say belt loops are required. 

The other item that he left is this pair of shorts which needed a button replaced. I was searching the pockets for the old button in case he had kept it and discovered two buttons sewn ...

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October 7, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: BUTTONS from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

One of my most popular SQI posts is from this one back in 2013. I thought that since it's a favorite, we could revisit the idea. So, the idea is the same; the pictures are updated. Let's start with creative ways to use buttons.  

Custom Button Picture that you can Personalize | Etsy

Custom Hummingbird Wall Art Made To Order Button Picture | Etsy

More button craft ideas!
easter crafts with buttons #eastercraft #craftsforkids

Handmade Gifts - 30 Creative and Best Ideas for All Occasions

And for a few quilts inspired by buttons...
Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew A fat quarter quilt in 3 sizes. Perfect for a confident beginner. We also include this pattern in the kit of the same name.Cute as a Button | Etsy

12" Button and Spools Block

@stashbandit posted to Instagram: I took a little block idea and made it into this quilt that I named I'm Sew Happy. QM called it Sewful Things. It was great fun to make! Blues are tricky in scrap quilts, and I have many, many reject blocks left over. #scrapquilt #scrapquilts #stashsewing #patchwork #patchworkquilt #patchworkquilts #quilt #quilts #quilting #makeextraordinaryscrapquilts #hqstitch #likeastashbandit #dianeharris #stashbandittrunkshows #sewing #sew #sewingproject #thimbles #buttonsCute as a Button | Etsy

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November 26, 2018
La Droguerie from Quilting Stories

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La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

La Droguerie

A little trip to Paris last week. And for me, going to Paris means visiting and shopping at La Droguerie, my favorite haberdasher's shop. They have their own production and dyeing of great quality yarns. In this wonderful shop you can find quilting fabrics, Liberty fabrics, all sorts of threads, buttons, beads, ribbons... as well as catalogues with their great patterns for children or adults.

I remember when this shop was created in 1975, I was one of their first customer and so happy to find cashmere yarn, out of which I knitted a sweater for the one who ...

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