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October 21, 2016
New Friday Tutorial: The Whimsical Shoofly Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Make the Whimsical Shoofly Quilt with this Video Tutorial!

With a little creativity and a touch of courage, quilting can be a real “choose-your-own-adventure” experience. What happens if I rotate half my blocks? What if I switch out the white background for a bright solid? What if I use a 10-inch square instead of a 5-inch? Before you know it, you have created a totally unique quilt. You are an artist! You are an inventor! You are AMAZING!!!

Make the Whimsical Shoofly Quilt with this Video Tutorial!

Today Jenny will guide us through the Whimsical Shoofly Quilt, a simple variation of the shoofly or churn dash. You’ll be amazed to see what a difference a small change ...

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September 16, 2016
Making strings while the sun shines from Making A Lather


I decided to treadle while watching Ghost Whisperer last night on netflix. I made 10 more string blocks. I'm not a fan of string piecing, so I leave it to my treadle and that makes it better for me. I really like string pieced quilts though.

But, it sure doesn't look like I am using these up anytime soon.
I am making 10 inch blocks using Missouri star foundation papers. I like them, I can add them to my orders to make the shipping seem more reasonable when I buy the deal of the day. But phone book ...

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September 7, 2016
Progress here and there from Making A Lather

The good news: all 41 blocks for my chunky churn dash quilt are done. Bad news: They are very scrappy and I can't see what will go with them in the alternate hourglass blocks. Bonnie Hunter uses a navy. I will have to ponder and play to decide. But I can feel that I am ready to send them to ufo paradise for a vacation. We'll see. This is a free pattern here.

This really uses a lot of 1 1/2 inch strips and 2 1/2 inch squares from the scrap bins. Super easy, so that ...

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September 6, 2016
New Pattern in Magazine! from Snuggles Quilts

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to bring my newest pattern in a magazine to your attention! I'm really excited about this one because it combines my love of traditional blocks with my love of scrap quilts. The name of the quilt is called Churn Dash Checkers and it appears in the Nov/Dec issue of Quiltmaker on newsstands September 13th. That's next week!

Here is a few beautiful shots of the lap quilt from the magazine:

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If you are looking for the magazine on newsstands, here is what the cover looks like to make sure you get the right ...

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