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September 17, 2021
The perfect intro to 60-degree triangles! Congruence from Fat Quarter Workshop from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we’re bringing you a replay of one of my favorite patterns, Congruence, in my best-selling book Fat Quarter Workshop.

We’ve got brand new kits in my fabric collection, Nocturne with QT Fabrics, inspired by one of you! We saw one of our customers upload their take on Congruence with Nocturne, fell in love and decided we needed one too!

Congruence is a no-neutral quilt where you split the fabrics into equal colorways to create equilateral triangles. Then the 60-degree triangles are sewn together in horizontal rows, making it about as easy as you can get with NO ...

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August 31, 2021
Easy Loop Meander – Beginner Friendly Free Motion Quilting Stitch from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we’re going to look at how I quilted Whirligig, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern with an easy loop meander.

This beginner-friendly free motion quilting stitch is great as an all over design. For Whirligig, I wanted something fast, but that I could customize to fit the size of the blocks and quilt the background separately from the print fabrics.

So I loaded the quilt on sideways so I was quilting from top to bottom so I could quilt the entire way across without having to break my thread. Then I quilted the easy loop meander in the ...

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July 30, 2021
Easy background filler and waves! Free motion quilting tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I show you how I quilted Undulation, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie quilt pattern.

The quilting is really stunning and helped separate the fat quarter prints from the background, but there’s absolutely nothing complicated about the quilting designs. It just looks really amazing when you combine some simple elements.

You get to see a quilting play-by-play as I talk through what I am doing and why as you see me quilt in real time on a Go Pro camera.

I used a series of wavy lines in the background, working my way from the block ...

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July 19, 2021
Star Block Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt! Beginner-Friendly Pattern from Fat Quarter Workshop from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Twinkle is one of my favorite patterns in my best-selling book Fat Quarter Workshop. It is a large scale block that features two colliding stars.

The design of the block makes it great for fabric collections that have a lot of low volume neutrals that don’t offer a lot of value contrast with the background. We use them in the center of the block and the darker fabrics as the star points to clearly define the block and all all the fabrics to shine.

The original fabric in the book quilt is long gone, so we remade Twinkle for ...

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June 28, 2021
Quilting a Star Block with Custom Wavy Lines for a Stunning POP! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I show you how to take a really simple wavy line quilting design and use it to create custom quilting in a star block.

We’ve done wavy lines before. They make a fabulously fast edge-to-edge design. But when you use wavy lines to travel from the center of your star block out to the points, the results are stunning. Just watch the video to check our this beginner friendly and FAST quilting design.

The quilt I am working on is Tree Star, our latest pattern release from our Stashin’ with Stephanie subscription club. Members receive ...

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June 11, 2021
A Wiggle Time Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 



A few weeks ago I came across some coordinating fat quarters and some matching background fabrics in my stash and decided to make a quilt using my Wiggle Time pattern.




I was able to not only get it quilted this week but I also attached the binding.
Hurray for a finish!




I really like how the printed background fabric looks with the focus prints.  It looks like it came from the same collection! (but it didn't - I recently ordered the background fabric from Connecting Threads. Sadly I don't think it is available anymore.)




I did struggle finding a ...

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May 31, 2021
Get to know FIGO Fabrics Designer Sarah Gordon from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We have got a real treat for you today! FIGO Fabric designer Sarah Gordon is on talking about her latest fabric collection Forage, a beautiful mix of teals and magentas with modern florals, fruits and some sophisticated bugs.

And she answers the question of what type of fruit is featured in the collection. I know you all have been dying to know by your comments!

Sarah started her career working in the fashion industry, first coloring fabrics for the new seasons taking her inspiration from the catwalks. Then she moved onto designing prints and later working with partners to found ...

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May 19, 2021
Evolution of a Fabric Pull from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I know that not every quilter works this way, but almost all of my quilts start with the fabric.  I end up being inspired by a piece of fabric and it just takes off from there.  Sometime the fabrics come together quickly - other times it might take many months.




Back in January, Sally over at The Objects of  Design graciously gifted me some scraps.  In amongst her generous bag of fabrics were these three fat quarters.  I rarely have fabrics from the same collection (or even the same print) so I set them aside and decided to use them together ...

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May 1, 2021
Meet Monika Forsberg illustrator and fabric designer for FreeSpirit, Anna Maria Horner Conservatory from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’re rounding out our Stashin’ with Stephanie week with an interview with Homeward fabric designer Monika Forsberg.

Monika is an accomplish illustrator who was recruited by Anna Maria Horner to become a fabric designer when she was building her Conservatory Craft collective for FreeSpirit Fabrics.

We talk about the development of her career, how she made big changes when she became a mother, how she manages to stay diversified so she can make a living as an artist and how creating a fabric collection was a long-time dream since she sewed with her mother as a girl in Sweden ...

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April 27, 2021
Perfect Pattern for Fabrics that are TOO PRETTY to Cut Up! Fat Quarter Friendly! All the Pretties from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

This month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern is perfect for all those fabrics in your stash that are labeled, “Too Pretty to Cut Up!”

The fat quarter friendly pattern uses strip piecing and just a teeny bit of mindful cutting to make sure your favorite motifs are front and center in the final quilt. That means you can show off your favorite prints with NO FUSSY CUTTING!

I turned in my third book to my publisher last week so I got a late start on the quilt and was able to make the entire quilt start to finish in two ...

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March 29, 2021
Easy & Fast Wavy Line Quilting on the Longarm! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Learn how to do a super easy and fast wavy line quilting on the longarm. This stitch is seriously so fast that I finished an entire lap quilt in under an hour!

I cover how to quilt the stitch, how to plan your spacing so you have even density throughout the top and how to choose a thread color that will look good with all of your fabrics.

This video was filmed on a longarm, but we also have a version of this stitch on a home sewing machine that you can watch as part of our FREE Beginner Quilting ...

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March 4, 2021
Free Motion Quilting Design Perfect for Diamond Blocks! Topographic Lines + Rulerwork Outlining from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s Quilting the Quilt video I show you how I quilted Sparkle, one of our Stashin’ with Stephanie patterns from a few months ago. I used a combination of rulerwork to outline the diamonds, a topographic free motion quilting design within each diamond and swirls in the background.

I love how the rulerwork defines each diamond and the topographic stitch within each block make it look like the blocks are radiating out from the center.

We cover how to do each technique in detail with some play-by-play descriptions so you can give it a try on your own ...

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February 16, 2021
Fat quarter quilt patterns I love for Spring from Pieced Brain

Fat quarter quilt patterns I love for Spring

Gather some precuts to make these two fat quarter quilt patterns I love: a modern quilt and one with machine applique flowers to welcome Spring.

“Spring Dance” was just published in the Late Spring 2021 issue of Quilter’s World magazine, and also in the Fat-Quarter Friendly Quilts publication. These colors are so beautiful! They are from the Balboa collection by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.

It measures 54″ x 70″ and the blocks finish at 12″ and 4″. It comes together super fast so it is a fun weekend project. If you are a beginner quilter, this pattern is ...

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February 4, 2021
Val's Stash Busting Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting



Val made this cheerful queen sized version of our Highway 10 Designs Home Quarter pattern entirely from her stash.  As Home Quarter calls for Fat Quarters, Val cut some fat quarters from larger yardage, and used existing fat quarters and other scraps to build this beautiful quilt.


Val requested the Bora Bora pantograph and I think it looks great. A goldish brown thread was my choice to subtly live on the wide variety of colors and the border.




If you have some fat quarters and yardage in your stash just waiting for the perfect project, you could follow Val's ...

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Harmony fat quarter quilt featuring Farmhouse Flannels II from Carried Away Quilting

Our nephew Adam will graduate from high school this May, and I’ve completed his flannel quilt with a few months to spare.  Last fall I asked Adam if he had any special requests for his graduation quilt, or if he would trust me to select the pattern and colors. He texted back, “I trust you Aunt Taunja. Go for it!”  He’s such a great kid. I hope he loves his quilt!


This past year I’ve made three quilts featuring the Farmhouse Flannels II collection by Primitive Gatherings for Moda: one for my husband, one for my son ...

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December 23, 2020
Brave Enough to Dream Quarter Sections Quilt from Tamarack Shack


Now that I'm on my Christmas break I have been playing with a fun fat quarter bundle I purchased from Keystone Modern Creative called Brave Enough to Dream by Dear Stella.  I feel in love with this line because of its northern theme and polar bears.  I added a few brown blender fabrics to the bundle to make it 12 fat quarters and I pieced 3 baby Quarter Sections quilts with the 36 blocks made. 


I made 2 of these quilt using two layers of Dream poly batting and navy Cuddle backing.  I used white So Fine thread and ...

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December 3, 2020
Fat Quarter Friendly Christmas Quilt Perfect for Using Up Holiday Scraps! 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our third make of Christmas we are replaying our tutorial for Ribbon Candy, a modern, fat quarter friendly holiday quilt that is perfect for using up all your extra Christmas fabric or that holiday fat quarter bundle you just had to have.

About half of the quilt is strip pieced so it goes quickly, it really shows off large prints well and a neutral strip between every fabric means you can pack a lot of fabrics in while still giving the eye a place to rest.

Ribbon Candy was originally designed as part of the Stashin’ with Stephanie Club ...

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November 25, 2020
Fat Quarter-Friendly Star Quilt with NO Y-Seams! Sparkle from Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I am in LOVE with this month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie design. I actually had something quite different in mind, but when I realized that my original idea would require massive amounts of background fabric, I made the switch to a medallion star design and the results are fantastic!

Sparkle is one big star, and while it looks stunning, it is actually pretty simple to put together. There are NO Y-seams in the quilt, and I break down how to sew your diamond blocks and turn them into easy to assemble wedges that make up the quilt top. You’re ...

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November 9, 2020
Modern Log Cabin Quilt Pattern & Tutorial! No more wonky log cabin blocks! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today’s tutorial is packed with lots of tips and tricks to make a fabulous log cabin that doesn’t get all wonky!

If you’ve ever made one and found that the outside strips just seem to be too long, then you’ll know exactly what I mean about wonky log cabins. With all the seams, it is super easy for your log cabin blocks to get off in size and for the strips to stretch out as you sew and press.

I show you how to have perfect blocks every time by cutting your log cabin strips on ...

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November 2, 2020
Modern Bargello Quilt! Fat Quarter Friendly, super fast and easy! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

My second book “Fat Quarter Workshop” is officially here! If you pre-ordered, be on the lookout for a shipping notification this week. I’ve signed about two-thirds of the books and we’re in the process of getting them shipped out!

I’ve also managed to find a fabulous collection of fabric that captures the spirit of the original version of Frequency, our most popular Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern ever that starts off the book. So we’ve brought back quilt kits in the fabulous Silverstone by by Vanessa Lillrose and Linda Fitch for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

The fabric has ...

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