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August 26, 2019
Christmas Tea by Darvilles of Windsor from Hooked on Quilting

It’s time for another tea review! So far, I’ve given you positive reviews about Christmas tea blends that I’ve enjoyed. Now, however, I am going to give you a review of one that I did not enjoy. It’s only fair that I give you the opposite side of the spectrum since life in general is not always rosy.
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When searching for Christmas teas a few years ago, I ran across this brand on one of my favorite sites for ordering tea, teadog.com. I decided to give it a try since the description said it was ...

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August 22, 2019
Pin It Weekly #291 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Say hello to the three newest followers to Fleur de Lis Quilts on Pinterest! First up, Fiona Smith has 150 quilt pins, but her "Christmas stuff" board is just too cute. 

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Patchwork StarsFREE pattern download - KNIT - Jolly Santa Knit Basket ~ intermediate level ~ measures about 14" diameter x 13" tall (35.5cm x 33 cm), measured with basket sitting upright on a flat surface.

Fabric Star Ornament Tutorial - Betz White

Kristin Watson is our second pinner. I really like her "Sunday School Crafts" board.

DIY Fingerprint Singing Angel Craft For Kids35 Easter Crafts for Kids - Fun DIY Ideas for Kid-Friendly Easter Activities - Country Living

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And thirdly, Becky Harkey's "Half Baked" is basically a liquor-infused board. I'm not a drinker, but I'd be willing to taste these. Just look how pretty!

Coffee ice cubes, Bailey's, vanilla vodka by oldroseWant to know the secret to the perfect Bloody Mary? Use this Bloody Mary Vodka Infusion. This recipe is made with an assortment of flavorful vegetables and herbs that will make your next Bloody Mary the best one ever!

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Pineapple Coconut Mojito - Pretty Cocktails To Make This Mother's Day - PhotosThis drink with it��s rich, plum color and sweet, bright flavor is a beautiful addition to your summer table. Easy directions to make an Earl Grey Vodka Spritzer cocktail or an Iced Blackberry Earl Grey Tea Latte.

Happy pinning, all. 

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August 20, 2019
Christmas Sofa Quilt – A Free Pattern from Gray Barn Designs

Good morning from Cindy in Ohio!  I just finished the pattern for Sandy’s latest masterpiece…a “Christmas Sofa Quilt”!
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We fell in love with this Little Tree fabric line and knew it was the perfect match for Sandy’s pattern.  She combined four 10 inch (finished) patchwork blocks to make one large patchwork block.  Here’s a close up view:

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Sandy designed this quilt with a 2 inch tone on tone border to showcase these lovely Christmas prints.  We like this pattern because the large floral blocks and the color scheme can easily be changed to use other themed ...

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August 16, 2019
Two Bottle Wine Tote Tutorial for Thermoweb from Creatin' in the Sticks

What's better than a bottle of wine for a hostess gift during the holidays? 
 Two bottles of wine of course. 

There is a divider inside to keep the bottles separated.

It's perfect when you want to take one red and one white.


Christmas will be here before you know it.

Thermoweb is celebrating Christmas crafting this week with 
some ideas to get you started.

With just a few items, you can make your own 
2 Bottle Wine Tote.


So grab

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August 15, 2019
A Machine Applique Finish from Pointless Quilter


Piecing the Past Quilts- Stitchers had a block of the month a bit ago that I was gung ho to participate in.  I wanted to try the turn under with glue method and then small zig zag the pieces down.  After 5 blocks I just ran out of time so decided to piece with some blank squares and use some of the other blocks as machine quilting designs.  I machine quilted a feather of some type in each block and just scribbled around the other pieces.  It's all ready to hang in my room when I change to my ...

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August 14, 2019
New BOTM Found…A Pattern Sale…and Other News… from Seams To Be Sew

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you might visit on a semi-regular basis. A huge Thank You for that. I appreciate all of you. As you know we are about three weeks now before the row along starts and lots of things are happening behind the scenes here at Seams To Be Sew. Over the last few days, I have mainly been working on my blog to bring you a special treat come the start of the row along. After all, it’s 5 years of row alongs in the making and quite frankly I ...

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August 13, 2019
A New Christmas Quilt Pattern! from Gray Barn Designs

Cindy here, reporting in from Ohio.  I did a lot of sewing this past weekend and finished a beautiful Christmas quilt that Sandy designed.

For the patchwork squares, Sandy combined four 10 inch blocks (finished size) to make one large 20 inch block (finished size).

We were looking for just the right fabric line for Sandy’s design and fell in love with “Little Tree” by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.  What do you think?
Outside picWe ordered our fabrics from Fabric Shack, a favorite store of ours in Waynesville, Ohio. We’re working on the FREE pattern right now and ...

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August 2, 2019
A Friday Finish from Romany Quilting

I’m so pleased that I’ve managed to get my Jingle (Christmas) Table Runner completed this week.  With the straight line quilting completed earlier in the week, the next step was to do some FMQ in the stitchery panels.  Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike doing this sort of machine quilting?  Probably because I’m not very good at this free motion business and find it a strain to do.  As you know, when we are up close and personal to our work we can see all the flaws, but now it’s finally completed, it doesn ...

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August 1, 2019
CHRISTMAS IN JULY - PROJECT 1 from Kwilty Pleasures

My first project for Christmas in July sewing
is my Vintage Truck/Christmas Tree Quilt

I started this last year making Economy Blocks
The Michael Miller print seemed to say...
FUSSY CUT ME!
Add some GRUNGE and buffalo and 
I was in the truck and on my way!



I set the blocks in a soft off-gray background.

Then alternated buffalo checks to make staggered rows.
Ahhh, nice but not big enough.
Sew I added buffalo checks to build it out.


Still not big enough...
Sew I added sashing to the right sides of the blocks.


I finally found a sashing ...

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July 31, 2019
The last day of Christmas in July… from IVORY SPRING

… and the STOCKINGS ARE HUNG!

This is my Christmas quilt, featured in the Autumn 2019 issue of Quilter’s World — on newsstands now!  Complete pattern is in the magazine.

The fabrics I used are Hello My Deer from Michael Miller Fabrics.  These prints are adorable, and they really highlight traditional red and green Christmas colors!

These blocks are incredibly easy to make!

A few tricks:

#1.  We will be dealing with some small pieces to construct this block — as small as 1″ x 1″ squares for the sew and flip method at the bottom corners of stocking cuff.  I like ...

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REVEAL and Do you need more Christmas? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I didn't do a Fireside Chat this week, but i will have one for next Monday night. Occasionally I have to change the night or skip a week due to my schedule. I have family in right now visiting so I'm with them.
Let me tell you what is coming up this week so you don't miss out
  • Thurs ...

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July 30, 2019
A stack o’ Christmas Ideas: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Merry Christmas colour board at Clever Chameleon

Done, done and done! Lots of small finishes in this Round-Up of a Tuesday

I have been knocking off lots of little half-done sewing projects lately. A clearing of the queue, both physically and mentally.

Most of these finishes haven’t made it to the blog, although if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some flash past you in your feed. So now it’s time to clear the decks. I get a stack of things of my chest, outta my head and into my journal-blog record. You get a post full of small projects that you ...

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Two Weeks in a Row from Romany Quilting

The dice rolled 6, two weeks in a row, dictating which particular UFO I work on.  Not that I’m complaining, it gives me a chance to hopefully  finish up my Jingle Table Runner this week.

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When I left this project at the end of last week, I had completed the top,  made a pieced backing, using up some more festive fabric, and prepared the binding.  Yesterday I cobbled together a couple of pieces of batting, and  pinned the layers all together ready to quilt.  And today I started, using my walking foot, quilting in the ditch between the larger ...

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July 29, 2019
Nancy’s Christmas Collection…. A tale of Moving to… from Seams To Be Sew

This is a beautiful book of wonderful Christmas projects. When Nancy at Masterpiece Quilting invited me to participate in this Blog hop for her new book Masterpiece Quilting’s Christmas Collection, finding a project wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I could have chosen at least 5 of the projects in this book to feature on this hop. Alas, I had to narrow it down to just one. It was not easy, but in the end, I went with something that I’ve always loved and actually collect. I do not normally fall in love with ...

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July 28, 2019
Jingle Table Runner from Romany Quilting

Sunday was certainly sewing day here today.  After Robin cooked Sunday breakfast of bacon and scrambled eggs, I did a few chores and got on with the job of finishing up my Christmas table runner top.  Santa had to gather up his reindeer while they were enjoying munching on the grass.

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The reins have now been stitched on the reindeer so Santa could control them while he goes on his merry way on Christmas Eve.

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Here are the stitcheries added to the centre section, enjoying the winter sunshine out on the patio table.  My runner turned out a little bigger ...

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July 25, 2019
Holiday Tea by Harney & Sons from Hooked on Quilting

It’s July 25. I know, I’m stating the obvious here, but that means that today is the day I talk about another Christmas tea that I enjoyed this past season. It also means that Christmas is now only five, yes, only five, more months away. That’s not long at all if you stop and think how quickly the first five months went by. As if we needed a reminder, the last couple of days have been pleasantly cooler here than normal for the end of July in the south. Ahhh, if only all of summer could be ...

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Peppermint Snowman from Quilt Doodle Doodles


July is almost gone and I have been thinking about 'Christmas in July' because I know that many of you are getting a jump on your holiday stitching. I thought I would revisit one of my favorite Santa designs. This applique design is now available in my Etsy shop as an instant PDF download. Let me show you my sweet block, Peppermint Santa... I love Christmas and the whole holiday season so I drew up this whimsical Santa. I also enjoy embellishing designs with buttons and yo-yo's so I just had to include my favorite finishing touches on this ...

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Peppermint Snowman from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


July is almost gone and I have been thinking about 'Christmas in July' because I know that many of you are getting a jump on your holiday stitching. I thought I would revisit one of my favorite Santa designs. This applique design is now available in my Etsy shop as an instant PDF download. Let me show you my sweet block, Peppermint Santa... I love Christmas and the whole holiday season so I drew up this whimsical Santa. I also enjoy embellishing designs with buttons and yo-yo's so I just had to include my favorite finishing touches on this ...

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Christmas in July and a Free Pattern! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Christmas in July is an advertising gimmick that we can be subjected to around this time of year, but for quilters, it's a good reminder to get going on all those Christmas projects! This July, I (Kara) am jumping on that early Christmas bandwagon and teaching a wool ornament at the USO. For 77 years, the United Service Organization has been helping the U.S. military and their families, so it is an honor to be able to help in a small way. We will be making a variation of the tree ornament that we posted this past December ...

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July 24, 2019
Christmas In July! from From My Carolina Home

Dig out your Christmas in July stuff, as it is only five months until the old guy comes down the chimneys!  We can get started on gifts and decorations, and maybe have something new for the season.  Today is my day on Sarah’s Christmas in July blog hop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I got a bit backed up on time, so I am going to show you this runner I did in a quilt along when my blog was fairly new.  For this event, I gathered all the instructions into a free downloadable pattern pdf so you ...

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