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May 23, 2020
Star 60 Designing from On Point Quilter

Design Your Own Star 60 Block

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Star 60 Tool Just Released by Studio 180 Design
Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design just released a new tool.  Star 60 combines her over-sized piecing/trim down techniques with an ability to create hexagon blocks.  I still haven't purchased the tool yet -- but it is definitely on my wish list.
There are two basic shapes, that you can work with (1) an equilateral triangle and (2) a diamond.  There are a ton of size options, but you essentially can create larger over-sized units by combining the diamond with two equilateral triangles.  The ...

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May 9, 2020
Creating Critter SVG Files from On Point Quilter

Scroll down for the free video tutorial on converting the EQ8 critter applique motif blocks to an SVG file.
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Critter Motif Quilt by Kari Schell
I am preparing for a get away weekend with some quilting friends and decided I wanted to work on my critter quilt.  Although I don't make many of the quilts I design in EQ8 (there just aren't enough hours in the day), this one is calling me to complete it.  

​If you missed my tutorial on drafting the critter quilter in EQ8, you can find it here.
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I'm pulling fabrics ...

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May 2, 2020
Critter Motif Quilt from On Point Quilter

Drafting an Quilt featuring Applique Blocks

During the Stay at Home order, I challenged myself to improve my drawing skills.  Who would have guessed that all you need to do is Google "how to draw a XXX" and there are lots of tutorials on how to draw just about anything.  Rather than using pencil and paper, I chose to do my drawing in Electric Quilt 8. 

​I did my drawing as live events, which allowed me to get immediate feedback on my drawings and make suggested changes.  For those that chose to join my live events on Zoom -- thank you ...

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April 25, 2020
Monkeying Around with Critter Motifs from On Point Quilter

Critter Motifs Update

PictureExcerpt of Critter Motifs drawn in EQ8 by Kari Schell
Since our Stay at Home order, I have been doing regular live drawing events.  It has provided me an opportunity to interact with people on a regular basis during this isolation period and improve my basic drawing skills. 

​I current have over 30 motifs and will be bring this exercise to a close at the end of the month.  

If you would like to join a live session or watch any or all of the old videos, make sure to follow my Facebook page.  I will typically ...

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April 18, 2020
Dear Jane Revisited from On Point Quilter

Electric Quilt just released the Dear Jane Add-on for EQ.  As I have been playing with the new software this week, I have also been reflecting on my Dear Jane journey.  In this post I will share a part of that journey (and a few of my Dear Jane quilts).  I will also share a really cool new feature from the add-on software in my EQ8 video tutorial.

My Dear Jane Journey

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My love of Dear Jane began in June 2000 (almost 20 years ago) when a new guild was being started by JoAnn Atikins (now the owner of Four ...

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April 11, 2020
Easter Postcard from On Point Quilter

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With the Covid-19 challenges, I am staying put this Easter.  I will still celebrate Easter--with online services hosted by my church.  We are learning how to do church through Zoom and I appreciate still being able to see friends via this method.  But I am looking forward to the day we can meet again in person.

When thinking about how I could share Easter with my family, I decided I would send the North Dakota clan an Easter postcard.  I just got it done -- so it won't actually reach them in time.  But hopefully they will enjoy the late ...

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April 4, 2020
Fat Quarter Cutting Charts for Face Masks from On Point Quilter

Face Mask Production

Across the country -- and I suspect across the world -- quilters have been stepping up to the challenge of supplying face masks to hospitals, clinics, care facilities and essential workers who need to stay safe during this pandemic. 

There are a lot of videos on how to sew these masks.  I decided that the simple ones to sew made the most sense as more people can participate and they take much less time per mask to produce. 

​For my first set of masks, I followed the video tutorial provided Deaconess Hospital.  My one modification was using two different ...

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March 28, 2020
Critter Motifs from On Point Quilter

Tech Know Quilters Open Enrollment Update

It has been a busy week.  I just finished a very limited open enrollment for Tech Know Quilters and will be welcoming an awesome group of new members into our community next week.

Are you curious what Tech Know Quilters is all about?  I did a live webinar on Thursday where I shared more about the group, shared stories and testimonials from current members, and fielded questions from attendees.   ​You are welcome to watch the replay here.
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We are still cleaning up the registrations and will be sending out welcome letters for April classes ...

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March 21, 2020
A Bag for National Quilting Day from On Point Quilter

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Saturday -- March 21, 2020 is National Quilting Day.  With many of us staying put to help fight the cornavirus threat, there might be some extra time to get a little bit of extra quilting done.

There is lots to inspire you in this blog post.
(1)  I will share my process for embellishing a canvas bag using my Cricut Maker and a fun block created in EQ8. 
My first effort with both vinyl and transfer material.
(2)  Tech Know Quilter members will inspire you with some of their (and my) favorite accomplishments during February. 
Tech Know Quilter's is a ...

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March 14, 2020
Irish Chain Quilts from On Point Quilter

Scroll down for a tutorial for those new to Electric Quilt 8 on drafting a modern Irish Chain quilt.

Tech Know Quilters Irish Chain Challenge

I challenged the Master's Group within Tech Know Quilters to design an Irish Chain quilt.  Here were some of the early submissions. 

A great group of quilts to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
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Pat Harkin
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Julie Pedersen
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Rick Danner I immediately think of Beleek China. Clean minimalist design. For me, these quilts would get amped up with the quilting. I just got a huge set of asymmetrical curve long arm rulers that can create ...

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March 7, 2020
Love to Quilt with my Cricut from On Point Quilter

Scroll down to see some new amazing quilts from Tech Know Quilter members as they share some of their favorite quilts completed in January.

From Electric Quilt to Cricut Design Space

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I recently purchased a Cricut Maker and have been having fun learning how to use it.  This week I watched a tutorial on using Print and Cut.  With Print and Cut you can print an image on your home printer and then cut it out using a Cricut machine.  The light bulb went on and I thought -- this is how we could feature those complex EQ8 designs that we ...

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February 15, 2020
Be Mine from On Point Quilter

I love blocks and quilts comprised of all types of hearts.  So I think we should celebrate Valentine's day all month.
The inspiration for my heart focused block was a craft file from Creative Fabrica.  Since purchasing my Cricut Maker, I have become obsessed with collecting projects and fonts that I will be able to use in my Cricut projects.  I found and downloaded the Love You Tons design from the Creative Fabrica website.  They provide a commercial license for their downloads -- which means I am able to use them for my EQ project tutorials.  
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Love You Tons Design ...

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February 8, 2020
Love WordArt from On Point Quilter

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I've been looking at a lot of graphic designs this last week and one that intrigued me was a word composed of some flowers and leaves.  I spent some time playing in Electric Quilt, to see if I could replicate the concept with some simple shapes.  (Let's face it, I don't have enough time or patience to replicate the inspirational photo.)  

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 The two shapes I decided to work with were the heart and a posie.  Both are super simple to create in the applique worktable in EQ8.  In fact the posie is ...

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February 1, 2020
Easy Mitten Medallion Tutorial from On Point Quilter

Have you ever designed a quilt and then wanted to play with the finished design in another quilt -- but didn't want to start over in drafting and coloring the quilt.

That was my dilemma this with.  Last week, I shared a blog post where I designed a Mitten Quilt Layout.  I liked the design -- but thought there was more I could do with it.  Specifically, I wanted to create a medallion quilt with this quilt as the center.  

In this tutorial I will take you through the process of how do this (without needing to redraft the center in ...

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January 25, 2020
Mitten Quilt Layout Plus Tech Know Quilters Electric Quilt Project Showcase from On Point Quilter

Scroll down for a new tutorial on creating a quilt layout for a mitten quilt plus the sale on the just released Snow Couple pattern.

Tech Know Quilters Showcase

Current Tech Know Quilter Members were challenge to apply what they learned at the end of their December class.  Although December was a busy month, I was impressed with how many rose to the challenge.
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Joy Hegglund A modification of a design by Elizabeth Hartman. It uses folded corners. For the month of January Elizabeth Hartman is donating the price of the PDF pattern to a wildlife rescue in Australia. I ...

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January 18, 2020
Mitten. Mitten. Who's Got the Mitten? from On Point Quilter

Who's Got the Mitten?

Do you ever remember something from childhood -- but can't remember the context.  That is how I feel about my blog title.  The saying came to mind as I work working on my blog post.  I am wondering if it was a game we played or a book I read.  An internet search was not helpful.  If anyone else remembers this, let me know.
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We are in the midst of a snow storm with 8-10 inches projected followed by a significant drop in temperature plus heavy winds that will whip all that snow around (think ...

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January 11, 2020
Penguin Mug Rug from On Point Quilter

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I saw this post on Facebook this week and thought this would be a perfect New Years resolution.

Do you have a New Years resolution this year? 

Penguin Mug Rug

Last week I shared about cutting my applique patches using a Cricut Maker.  This week I decided I needed a new Mug Rug and decided that with the ease of cutting out designs with the Cricut Maker, I would create a mug rug that featured some seasonal applique.

The penguin in my mug rug came from the EQ library -- so this was a fun and easy project for Electric Quilt ...

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January 4, 2020
Transferring Designs from Electric Quilt to Cricut Maker from On Point Quilter

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Kari's Christmas Gift
I gave myself a Cricut Maker for Christmas this year. Or maybe it is just a year-end bonus to myself.  I ordered around Thanksgiving and have been purchasing supplies and watching tutorials to learn how to use it. Truthfully -- I was just procrastinating. ​ 
Background:  I owned a Silhouette Cameo (first edition) and had pretty mixed results with cutting fabric.  I had some nice cuts but wouldn't have achieved that without some great advice from my blog readers.  Check out my paper snowflake project last year -- which was done on the Silhouette Cameo.)

​Given my fairly ...

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December 28, 2019
Watching the Clock from On Point Quilter

New Years Eve Celebration Block

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Growing up, our parents would let us stay up on New Year's eve.  We would closely watch the clock so we would know exactly when it was time to blow our paper horns and wish each other Happy New Year.

If you are a clock watcher on New Year's eve -- create your own clock using Electric Quilt 8. 

​This tutorial will share how to use PolyDraw and add some simple Applique shapes

PolyDraw has some unique features that often makes is the best option for working with blocks based on a circular grid ...

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December 14, 2019
Candy Cane Joy from On Point Quilter

Scroll down for the Canday Cane Joy Tutorial!

Converting Merry Christmas to a Wrap Around Tree Skirt

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 When I designed Merry Christmas, I had envisioned the tree skirt sitting under the tree or being used as a table topper.   I heard from a number of people who would like to wrap the quilt around their tree.

The six step technique (described below) could be used to convert any  quilt into a tree skirt by following the same simple steps.
Step 1:  Simplify the quilt ...

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