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February 13, 2018
Star Patch - A New Pattern by Gigi's Thimble from A Little Bit Biased

 What do you do with your leftover scraps when you're done with a project?
For the last year or so I've been trying to cut my scraps into squares so they will be ready for a scrap project whenever the need arises.  I know Lori Holt did a big blog post on this idea back in 2013 (which you can find HERE).  I've been really inspired since then by some of the amazing scrap quilts some of my friends have made using their pre-cut squares.

[For those of you interested, I cut 5", 4", 3", 2-1/2 ...

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February 8, 2018
Boundless Fabric Gender Neutral Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt from Quilty Therapy

This post may contain affiliate links.  If you make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation.  All opinions are my own.     This is my first time using Boundless Fabric by Craftsy.  I bought a layer cake from someone having a destash and got right to work.  Over the last few months, I had […]

The post Boundless Fabric Gender Neutral Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt appeared first on Quiltytherapy.

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February 4, 2018
Just for You.. a Discount and a Bonus ! from Oodles Sewing Blog

Dear Readers,
Because you’re so kind, here’s a Discount and a Bonus, Just for You !
A glitch in the blog was found and removed. Thank you for your patience.  The blog post is repaired and ready for reading :) See link below…

20% discount for You in my Etsy shop ! + BONUS 

The post Just for You.. a Discount and a Bonus ! appeared first on ~Oodles.

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WIP's and UFO's from Grandma's Red Needle

What have you been up to lately? Any progress on WIP's or UFO's? New ideas?

The heat, rain and humidity this time of the year makes me unwell. I don't take this climate very well and I don't venture out unless I have to. Some days ago I made the 'mistake' by going to the Custom in Port Louis to pick up a parcel. It was the day before two public holidays and the motorway was packed, long lines at the Custom, and even crazy shoppers at the supermarket (as if there were NO days ...

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January 3, 2018
closed my two Etsy shops from Third Floor Quilts

I finally closed my two Etsy shops. Neither of them were even remotely successful.

Partly because I never had enough inventory to make it a "real" shop. And partly because I lost motivation. There are billions of items on Etsy and it was impossible for my products to be found on even the most sophisticated searches.

These days, the craft supplies and manufactured items have taken over. Its no longer a place for handmade.

I opened one shop back in 2013 and I had about a dozen quilts and tote bags offered for sale. I sold 1 quilt through the ...

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January 1, 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - A Finished Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Happy New Year everyone!

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December 12, 2017
A Chambray Flowering Snowball Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Modern Geometric Baby and Lap Quilt | Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I love a "big block" quilt and a large scale Flowering Snowball Quilt was always going to happen, and now seemed like a good time. I have had fun playing with the layout/coloring of the blocks in EQ8 (quilt design software). Although using a limited color palette - as I have done for this quilt - does not come easy, the design possibilities are endless and dare I say, this won't be my last big block Flowering Snowball Quilt.

Modern Geometric Baby and Lap Quilt | Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Modern Geometric Baby and Lap Quilt | Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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This quilt consists of 16 Flowering Snowball Blocks (each finished block measures 11 ...

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December 5, 2017
An Anniversary, an Open House, and a Sashiko Subscription from The Ardent Thread

Wow. Ten years. When I started selling online in 2005 I had my own website and an eBay store. Both are gone now, I closed them after starting my Etsy shop. There have been a lot of changes to Etsy–they went corporate awhile back–but some changes have been helpful and we’ve seen my tiny business grow to something exciting and much bigger.

Our Open House will be on Saturday, December 9 in Alameda, CA. Details are on our Facebook Events page and Eventbrite. No need to print a ticket, just show up. All the inventory we can ...

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November 30, 2017
The Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt and Quilt Pattern from Red Pepper Quilts

Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt - Pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt 
The finished quilt measures 56 inches x 56 inches.
1369 patchwork squares.
37 rows each of 37 squares.
Each finished square measures 1.5" x 1.5"
Fabric Used:
200+ different small scale prints including
many stash basics - dots, stripes, checks, gingham -
and small scale prints.
Solid Fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Wasabi.
 Stitching along both sides of all vertical and horizontal seam lines.
Low loft cotton batting - bleached white.

Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt - Pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt - Pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt - Pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I have lots of photos to share with you today! My Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt is finished and having received several ...

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November 26, 2017
pretty and novel stash from Charm About You

This week I got a squishy fabric parcel from Fabricworm and I had stuffed that envelope full of sale goodies!

I'm trying to shop smart and after assessing what I already have in my stash I knew I needed some more good blender prints and I'm lacking fun prints for fussy cutting so I was on the hunt for those too. 

First I couldn't resist this sweet fortune teller print, which is lawn and so beautiful to the touch. The Aneela Hoey print was one I had seen someone use and fell in love with it and ...

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November 24, 2017
Black Friday Fabric Sale! from Needle and Foot

Happy Holidays everyone!

I want to thank you all for your support of my shop over the past ten months, it is definitely at the top of my list of blessings counted this holiday season.  The year has gone by so quickly and I have truly enjoyed selecting fabrics you love to sew withI look forward to the continued growth of my shop and the pleasure of serving you during the new year.

This weekend all fabric in my shop is on sale for 25% off.  No coupon code needed, you will see the discount at check-out.

In addition, orders ...

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November 22, 2017
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of November 22, 2017 from Curlicue Creations

Easy Nine-Patch Quilting is an outstanding quilting book, by the popular quilt publisher, House of White Birches. This book is filled with techniques and tips regarding all aspects and styles of nine-patch quilting.

This book is hardcover, in fair condition. Color photos and diagrams. 160 pages. Copyright 1998. 

This book includes a Nine-Patch Through the Years, Grandmother's Nine-Patch Favorites, Decorating with Nine-Patch, Glorious Nine-Patch Quilts, Contemporary Nine-Patch, General Instructions, and more. There is a lot of in depth information accompanied by helpful, step by step diagrams.

Log Cabin Quilts Unlimited is an ...

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November 21, 2017
Sashiko Subscription Box Beta coming soon! from The Ardent Thread

What is the Sashiko Subscription Box (beta), you ask? The beta part refers to the first box being a limited release which will also come with a feedback questionnaire so you can tell me what you think needs to be improved or what works well. The goal is to have a presentable subscription box that will launch in January with a seasonally appropriate project and/or set of nifty items every month. Prototypes are in the works right now.

Over the past year a few magazines approached me to design projects for them, and I couldn’t do it. I ...

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Promenade Pattern from Pieced Brain

This is Promenade, my new quilt pattern with one block in two color combinations making it a fast project to assemble. This one-block pattern is ideal for featuring fabrics that you love yet can't get yourself to cut them into small pieces.

The quilt finishes at 54" x 70" and here are the fabrics I chose up close:


I chose to showcase Dear Stella Designs fabric collection Parisienne as this design shows the beauty of the prints very well. Paris is on my bucket list yet I experienced it vicariously through this quilt. Whether you prefer novelty, florals ...

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The One Where It Hasn’t Quite Sunk In from knot what it seams

News time!

First of all we have a market this weekend, over at Mundaring. If you’re in the area, come and say hi, and see the Christmas items that I actually finished on time! I prevailed over procrastination. So proud </p>
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November 17, 2017
Winter Friends Christmas Stockings from Needle and Foot

While visiting my son, daughter in law, and grand baby in Vermont last month we talked about the holidays.  This is the first Christmas we will be apart.  My daughter in law is working her second year of her residency as a radiologist.  Apparently the second year residents don’t have the best work schedule.  She is working over Thanksgiving and Christmas both.  So the three of them will be celebrating holidays in between her shifts at the hospital.  Such is the life of a new doctor.

Always ones to look at the bright side, my son and DIL are ...

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November 16, 2017
little winter wonders - a new fpp pattern from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! I am happy you are here taking the time to read my blog post! I know that I don't blog much anymore, but I feel that I really have something to say before I can write a blog post. Since I am a woman of few words, today is the day I will speak more than my 2000. I have a running joke with my husband that he must speak 10,000 words and I just a mere 2000. According to the traditional

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October 30, 2017
Handmade Christmas Door Hanging PIllows from Kitty and Me Designs

My mom made a few pretty Christmas Door Hanging Pillows:

Christmas Tree Door Hanging Pillow

Heart Shaped Christmas Door Hanging Pillow

Christmas Santa Claus Door Hanging Pillow

Victorian Santa Door Hanging Pillow
All are in my Etsy shop.  I don't think mom has time to make any more this year so if anyone is interested, please order now!

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October 12, 2017
Many Trips Around the World Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

And a gallery of photos of the finished quilt ~

Many Trips Around the World Quilt | A Finished Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Many Trips Around the World Quilt
The finished measures 49 inches x 61 inches.
49 rows of 39 squares.
Each finished square measures 1.25" x 1.25".
Total number of squares: 1911.
Fabric Used:
100+ different small scale prints including
many stash basics - dots, stripes, checks, gingham.
Solid Fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White
Ditch stitching all vertical and horizontal seam
lines - spaced 1.25 inches apart.
a low loft batting perfect for use ...

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October 4, 2017
Etsy Success with Deborah Fisher, Podcast Episode 30 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! This week I'm chatting with a successful ceramic artist Deborah Fisher about running her Etsy shop and balancing ceramics with sewing, quilting, and the rest of her life! Listen to this new episode here:

You can also watch the episode with a live introduction with me here:

Click Here to find Deborah's Etsy shop. Does her shop look empty? It's because every time she adds new products they sell out in a few minutes! Make sure to check her sold items to see the beautiful ceramic pincushions she sells.

Deborah began selling on ...

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