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November 1, 2021
Harlequin Quilt from Expect Moore

If you’re looking for a simple quilt pattern to use with novelty prints or large focal prints, then the Harlequin Quilt is perfect! It makes a nice long lap quilt, can be made in a day, and has large piecing that allows focal prints and novelty prints to really shine. This post contains affiliate links. […]

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October 26, 2021
let the festivities commence . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It's BIRTHDAY weekend!!  Hip, hip!!  The fun started Thursday evening when I pulled up and there were two beautiful planters of my favorite fall flowers . . .
MUMS!  Aren't they pretty?  Todd knows me so well!

Friday we hit the lake around 11:30.  Even the fish must have known it was my birthday weekend! I actually pulled out my pole (Todd was catching them hand over fist, so to speak) and I did well. 
I caught about eight (to Todd's twenty, but who's counting?).  Mine were GOOD sized!
The heron even squawked out a birthday greeting.  ;)

Saturday ...

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April 28, 2021
spring steps from Charm About You

I do love surprises... and happy mail... and quilt making (especially for a good cause)! 

For this months Aurifil Artisan challenge we were sent five fat quarters of Kaffe Fassett fabric to use in a project.

I knew I was going to make a quilt. I don't use red prints very often and spent a while auditioning fabrics to go with the bundle. Initially I pulled pinks and oranges, other warm tones because that's my vibe. It all looked too samey though and the Kaffe prints didn't stand out enough. So then I pulled a whole rainbow ...

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April 5, 2021
Jolly Bar Quilt Along Week 1 - Treasure Trove Block 1 from In the Boondocks

Hello and Welcome to
In The Boon Docks my name is Lisa Johnson
I’ll be sewing along over the next 8 weeks to make a Tablerunner!

I want to thank the 
for letting me participate in this 
Quilt Along and being one of the bloggers

Read all about the quilt along on the 
Jolly Jabber

Today begins Week 1 of the 
You can click on the above link to get block 
dates and fabric requirements!

To do these blocks you will need the book

This weeks ...

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December 18, 2020
geesey geesey >> from Charm About You


This Autumn I had the pleasure of joining Rachel of Stitched in Color for the Geesey Geesey Sew-Along. Her Geesey Quilt pattern is a brilliant exploration of colour and I spent quite a while debating what sort of look to create and what fabrics to use. Over time I have been collecting black and white prints and ultimately thought it would be an interesting choice for the pattern.

Thinking about what to pair it with, my inner 80's child was screaming PASTELS! Thankfully I had quite a few of those too. My first inclination was to use the pastel ...

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October 26, 2020
Economy Block tutorial from Carried Away Quilting

Recently I shared my Vintage Halloween Economy Blocks on the blog, and I promised you there would be a tutorial. So today I’ll be sharing some information on how I made my blocks, including tools, tips, measurements and basic assembly instructions. This post is not a pattern for a full quilt, so there will not be fabric requirements. But the great thing about the Economy Block is that it fun, easy and a great way to use up your scraps and stash. Let’s get started!

Vintage Halloween Economy Block
4 1/2” (unfinished);  4” (finished / when sewn ...

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August 26, 2020
How to Sew a Fitted Face Mask from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

There are sew many face mask patterns to choose from made in all different ways. Have you found the pattern that works for you? The Creative Grids Face Mask Template makes fitted fabric face masks in three sizes. The various size options allow for a comfortable fit with full coverage.

The Creative Grids Face Mask Template gives you three size options to choose from. Kimberly got creative with her template to make more fashionable face masks for herself using patchwork strips and squares from a Honeybun.

Watch the face mask tutorial

If you’d like to learn how to make ...

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February 10, 2020
Learn to use the 60 Degree Diamond Mini Ruler from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

If you loved the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, then you’ll want to give the mini version a go! The 60 Degree Diamond Mini Ruler may be smaller than it’s companion, but it has more than enough tricks up its sleeve!

Quilt Designer Krista Moser of The Quilted Life developed the 60 Degree Diamond Mini Ruler for Creative Grids to help you make sharp and accurate diamonds, hexagons, triangles and more. You’ll want this ruler for projects and quilts using smaller, more intricate pieces.

Krista stopped by the Fat Quarter Shop studio to deliver these rulers ...

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January 13, 2020
How to use the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re really enjoying this new gem of a ruler lately… The 60 Degree Diamond Ruler from Creative Grids! The ruler is 60 degrees of perfect and has us making sew many dazzling new patterns, we thought we’d share them with you!

Quilt Designer Krista Moser of The Quilted Life developed the 60 Degree Diamond Ruler and the 60 Degree Mini Diamond Ruler for Creative Grids to help you make sharp and accurate diamonds, hexagons and more. Krista stopped by the Fat Quarter Shop studio to deliver these rulers and show us some eye-catching patterns to quilt up with ...

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December 23, 2019
◌ Washi Double Dresden Wreath ◌ from Charm About You

green and white dresden plate christmas fabric wreath by Charm About You

It feels wonderful to have a new version of the Double Dresden Wreath, made using the free tutorial I created a couple of years ago. The original was demonstrated on Sewing Quarter, the samples that hung in the studio stayed there, and I am so happy to now have one for our house. I made this wreath for my December project as an Aurifil Artisan, our challenge was to create a holiday themed project. Perfect for brightening any door or bare looking wall space, the wreath pattern is a merry make! 

My original plan was slightly different but this was ...

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December 2, 2019
Travel Tray InspirationHave you made a travel tray?  Travel... from Living Water Quilter

Travel Tray Inspiration

Have you made a travel tray?  

Travel trays have been on my “To Make” list for a while. So, I thought they would be perfect for the Island Batik Ambassador 3D Challenge.  This the first of two 3D challenge projects.

NOTE: Island Batik provided the fabric and Kraft-tex was provided by CT Publishing.


Island Batik and Kraft-tex Trays

Island Batik and Kraft-tex is a winning combination for a travel tray. Kraft-tex is firm yet flexible. The tray sides remain at an angle even when the tray is unsnapped. 

I made two with Kraft-tex  as the base and ...

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