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November 25, 2022
More Holiday TableRunners from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 With Thanksgiving in the past, it is now time to seriously start thinking about Christmas.

Thankfully, I started thinking about Christmas about a month ago and made up a bunch of holiday table runners from some scraps a friend had gifted me. 

I already shared a couple in this post...

Since then, I finished sewing on the bindings of three more. 
 This first one is another runner made using my Rejoice pattern.  

This one was actually gifted back to my "scrap dealer".

Most of the scraps she shared were already cut into squares.  Here is one I made using the ...

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November 22, 2022
Make-A-List Monday - How Can It Possibly Be Thanksgiving Already??? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Oh my goodness - how is it possible that this Thursday is Thanksgiving??? Time sure flies when you're having fun!  But it's time to put the pedal to the metal now, because Christmas is just around the corner....

Let's take a look at how my list from last week went...

1.  Quilt Nathanael's annual quilt.
Done!  It's so nice to have two of the annual quilts finished and ready for labeling.

2.  Quilt Lilli's annual quilt.
Not done - but for a valid reason!  I was ready to load it on the frame, but ...

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November 20, 2022
A Busy Week from The Cozy Quilter

 For many reasons, this has been a very busy week!  Today was our church Christmas Bazaar so I was adding some quilting to some placemats every time I had a bit of time to sew this week.  For this set, I quilted along the red stripes both vertically and horizontally, creating a grid. 

Wavy lines were sewn in the boat and house sections of these placemats. I though they might be nice for a cottage. 

These red and white placemats had a few rows of wavy lines added. 

Organic wavy lines were quilted onto these paisley placemats. 

Lots of people ...

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November 13, 2022
"Creative" Christmas Stockings from Sew Preeti Quilts

 The Island Batik Ambassadors challenge for November 2022 is Creative Christmas Stockings.

Me: What is the purpose of Christmas stockings?
Paul: Not to keep your feet warm...
Me: Just a decorative item, then?
Paul: Mostly.
Me: You know how much I hate "decorative stuff". Just another dust collector, in my opinion.

Paul: Well, some people may actually use it for stuffing Christmas presents.
Me: Hmm... I thought about that.
Paul: And?
Me: Only small presents...
Paul (mischievously): Like dollar bills?
Me (realistically): And gift cards.
Paul: Yup, those can be placed inside a stocking.
Me: Small boxes of jewelry too ...

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November 11, 2022
With time to Spare from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I can't believe it...I am actually thinking ahead this holiday season.  I realized I needed a few little holiday gifts so I raided a friend's stash and decided to make a couple table runners.

For this one, I used my Rejoice Table Runner pattern.  It is quick and easy and uses a single width of fabric strip for each letter.

I found this fun portrait fabric for the backing.  It definitely adds whimsy to the quilt.

While I was their "shopping" my friend's stash, she kept offering me various scraps.  One of the offerings I couldn ...

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November 5, 2022
November 2022 OMG And Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I have no idea what I did in the sewing room last month, but I don’t think it amounted to much. Maybe my goal for November should be to show up. Sometimes back to basics is best.

The project list repeats last month’s.

Project One: The Tiny Modernist Holiday 2022 SAL. All parts have been released now. There is so much stitching on this piece! My goal is Christmas 2023. I am pleased that it’s starting to look like something.

Project Two: The pinwheel charity quilt. I’m sewing setting squares to pinwheel blocks. A design opportunity ...

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October 28, 2022
Sew a Giant Gift Bag! from Expect Moore

Sew a giant gift bag in just 15 minutes! It is perfect for giving oversized gifts, and is quick and easy to

The post Sew a Giant Gift Bag! appeared first on Always Expect Moore.

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October 21, 2022
SAL Progress from Quilt Paint Create

I haven’t been in my sewing room at all this past week and a half. When that happens, it’s all about the stitching.

I have a month into the three month stitch-along (SAL), and I’m nowhere near 1/3 done.

The full picture is a snow globe sitting on a stack of presents surrounded by Christmas ornaments. I have the base of the snow globe stitched and one and a half presents.

This chart is huge. I figure it will take me closer to a year. I don’t know how people keep up. They must stitch ...

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October 20, 2022
Christmas Present Quilt- The Art of Home Club from Jacquelynne Steves

We’ve just released our latest pattern collection for The Art of Home Club, called Holidays with a Twist! With it, we’ll be making a table runner and wall hanging quilt with “present” blocks! How cute!

And as always, there are LOTS of options! There are SEVEN different applique and hand embroidery patterns! We even have tutorials for crayon tinting (like you see in the joy, wreath, and mitten blocks below.) Aren’t they pretty?

We’re calling this collection “Holidays with a Twist” because once we make the “present” blocks, we’ll add some triangles to the sides ...

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October 15, 2022
70 days till Christmas! from IVORY SPRING

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Hello Friends, Happy Saturday to you! I hope you have had a good start to your weekend. I thought before too much time has passed, I would share with you 2 relatively quick to make Christmas quilts, in case you are looking for Christmas quilt ideas. After all, there are only 70 days before Christmas!

Both of these quilts use are Layer Cake Friendly! I have really enjoyed working with Layer Cakes recently because they are ...

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October 11, 2022
BONUS Christmas Time Border, Vlog Day #2 from Pat Sloan's Blog

The last block of Christmas time is so cute!   I am doing an extra border for mine, I'll be showing you that next week when the layout is given.  There is also one more Cross stitch section.

  • ChristmasTime Mystery Border and last part of the cross stitch
  • My Daily video - It's VlogTober on my Video, Day #2!
  • AccuQuilt Deal of the day Link, check it out!
  • Share your photos of your Sew along blocks at the end!

Christmas time layout

Christmas time week 4

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*** Christmas Time Mystery Border ***

I hope you enjoy my bonus border!  I'm working on that XS bottom section as I ...

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September 29, 2022
Quilter's World: Poinsettia Centrepiece from Sew Karen-ly Created...

 Sometimes life circles back on itself...

When I started designing quilts professionally, my first submission (back in...cough...1989) was to Quick & Easy Quilting magazine. The pattern was for a set of placemats using Seminole piecing.  Then editor Sandra Hatch accepted the design for publication and contacted me again to ask would I be interested in doing a regular column on that technique? Writing that column (pre-internet, and on my typewriter with hand-drawn piecing diagrams) spanned the next 12 years, and was a wonderful, wonderful learning experience. Eventually, three sister publications merged into a new and revised format, called Quilter ...

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September 20, 2022
Christmastime Sew Along Block 2 from A Quilting Life

Christmastime Sew Along Block 2 featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Christmastime Sew Along Block 2 featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life
Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing the Christmastime Sew Along Block 2 as part of the Christmastime Sew and Stitch Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I had a lot of fun with this week’s block, and I know you will too. I’ve got all the links you’ll need to sew along as well as some additional […]

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September 12, 2022
Three Thrift Store Finds, What Wanda Said, Embroidery for Christmas from Canadian Needle Nana

Chicory is in bloom along the country road sides. It is a true late summer sight here in Ontario. I love the blooms and their unique shade of blue. Blue always seems like a special colour when found in flowers.

And I was happy to welcome bluebirds at the birdbath and the feeder all summer long. Here is a small one about to take a dip.
I got to go thrifting with Daughter last month and it was another great outing. It was a Tuesday so seniors get 20% off that day. I always challenge myself to see what I ...

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July 10, 2022
Accuquilt Christmas in July - A Pillow for Kip from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik July challenge is sponsored by Accuquilt who have recently launched the GO! Tree of Life Block on Board Die! Our challenge was to make an inspiring piece where the GO! Tree of Life pieces are the focus

Further, "AccuQuilt’s mission is to bring joy to everyone – especially when they need it. That is why, this month, we are encouraging you to make Christmas come early for someone who could use a little joy."

Also, "when you finish, AccuQuilt would like you to give the project you have made to someone you know who needs a little ...

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May 21, 2022
Yarning Away. from Sunburnt Quilts

Lots of little yarn projects have been worked on and some have even been completed.

This little doll is a pattern from Mary Jane’s Tearoom and is called simply a Little Yarn Doll.

A lovely pattern to follow and lots of variations included.

I have kept to the basics for the first one, giving her a removable hat and skirt. I may get a little more adventurous when I knit another one.

The yarn theme continues with these two beanies. They are crocheted from a You Tube pattern called Easy Breezy Beanies. There are 5 different patterns for different ...

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April 28, 2022
Home for the Holidays Quilt Book from A Quilting Life

Home for the Holidays Quilt Book featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello friends, and happy Thursday! I’m super excited to share information and a video today previewing the projects from our Home for the Holidays Quilt Book. While we don’t have our actual projects back home just yet, we thought it would be fun to flip through the pages of the book together and talk about […]

The post Home for the Holidays Quilt Book appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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March 13, 2022
Twelve Days of Christmas from Heart Desire Creations

Brrr and Good Morning from chilly North Carolina! The poor sea of daffodils are all weeping from this cold! Of course, for me, this means a day of sewing!

Two years ago I cam across a Twelve Days of Christmas ornament series made from felt. It was love at first site! Uncharacteristically, I ordered the full set of patterns (from Larissa Holland, mmmCrafts). At first the pattern set seemed pricey, but oh the detail, exquisite design and excellent instructions made it so worth it. I even ordered the set of felt to make them with. I printed the patterns out ...

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Lots Of New Starts. from Sunburnt Quilts

Time to work out what to make next, so I have been trying out a few patterns to see if they are what I want. So, lots of new starts.

I started with a test block using the Tula Pink pandas.

It was a bit fiddly finding the right size to cut the centre block to use the fabric without too much wastage. I stuck with the black and white theme in two of the rounds and then mixed colours in batiks in between. I was even silly enough to try to match the colour at the top of the ...

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March 5, 2022
Scrunchies Golore from Daisychain Quilter

Everyone loves scrunchies!  A good scrunchie simply make my messy hair look good without any effort. I wear a scrunchie every day.
I have been enjoying sewing lots of scrunchies lately.  A lot of people think scrunchies are coming back into fashion. 
I do know that they have always been popular and never been away.  I sell ready made scrunchies on my Etsy shop and they sell well.
Scrunchies take about thirty minutes to make.  Bon Couture Designs have paper or PDF patterns for scrunchies and headbands for sale.  

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