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September 11, 2019
Apple Cranberry Clafouti Recipe from The Artist’s Inn, Lancaster PA from Jacquelynne Steves

About a month ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to get away- It was a very stressful, busy month, and we just needed to decompress for a couple of days! We headed for one of our favorite destinations, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We enjoy driving through the peaceful country side, stopping at little shops, and staying in quaint country inns. We try to stay at a different place each time we go. This time, we stayed at The Artist's Inn, in Terre Hill.  We enjoyed sitting on our deck and looking over the beautiful gardens and countryside ...

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September 2, 2019
Happy Little Things BOM Block 2 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

Are you ready for block #2?! Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!! The second block for the Happy Little Things Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don't have it ...

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September 1, 2019
30 Helpful Secrets to Punching Up your Sewing I.Q. from Quilter Chic

Inside: Back to School Blog Hop

Do you remember back to school? I remember the new clothes, the new hair, and the new classes!

Back to school isn’t just for kids this year! You can also go back to school with the Back to School Blog Hop sponsored by Hunter’s Design Studio! This blog hop features 30 days of awesome tips and tutorials from 30 talented designers, quilters and sewing enthusiasts!Back to School Blog Hop

Join me on September 24 for my tutorial, and enjoy learning some new, great things.

It’ll be just like back to school used to be, except ...

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August 27, 2019
20 FREE Fall Projects To Quilt, Sew & Embroider from Jacquelynne Steves

If you were to ask me what my favorite season is, I would say Fall is in my top 2. Fall puts me in the mood for cool-weather projects and colors, a cup of hot tea and a piece of freshly baked apple pie. In fact, I think the majority of people name Autumn (or "Fall," for those of us in North America) as their favorite season! It's definitely a season of "comfort"- comfortable clothes, comfort food, and of course, cozy comfortable quilts! If you love Fall, you're going to love these projects that we have gathered for ...

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August 7, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Tomato Pin Cushion! from Jacquelynne Steves

There's nothing more classic than a tomato pin cushion, is there?? Both of my grandmothers had one- I still have the one that belonged to my paternal grandmother, and I even left her needles and pins in it exactly as she left them the last time she used it. You could make so many cute projects with this Tomato Pin Cushion Free Embroidery pattern! How about a sewing tote? Or a mug rug for a quilt-y friend? A wall hanging for your sewing room? Click here to download the free PDF pattern. Getting creative with a pattern is something ...

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August 5, 2019
Happy Little Things Block 1 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

It's FINALLY here! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!! **The first block for the Happy Little Things Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don't have it yet, please be patient and check back a little ...

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July 24, 2019
Get More Confidence in Your Quilting Education from Quilter Chic

Inside: Unlimited quilting resources through National Quilting Circle

Have you ever been part of a quilter’s group, or a sewing circle? Sharing ideas and learning from each other is so much fun.

National Quilters Circle

Now you can learn from many different sources from one of my affiliate sites, National Quilters Circle. Whether you learn best from classes, from videos, or directly from a new pattern, National Quilters Circle has it all! There are hundreds of quilting videos, covering every subject you can think of, as well as online classes.

Videos on National Quilters Circle

They also have many free projects, as well as a shop.

Freebies on National Quilters Circle

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Our “Happy Little Things” Free Block of the Month GIVEAWAY & Featured Bloggers! from Jacquelynne Steves

Hey! Did you know that the Happy Little Things BOM starts in less than 2 weeks!! Eeek! You are going to love our featured bloggers- they will give you lots of creative inspiration! Today I'm introducing them to you, and when we start the BOM you will also be hopping over to their blogs to enter the giveaways! Have you signed up for our free block of the month yet?? There's still time! And YES- it's totally FREE! Get more information and sign up HERE. 

PLUS- WE HAVE ANOTHER AWESOME GIVEAWAY THIS WEEK! KEEP READING!!

Let's ...

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July 17, 2019
Happy Little Things FREE BOM Awesome GIVEAWAY, & Meet our Sponsors! from Jacquelynne Steves

Hello, Friends!

The Happy Little Things Free Block of the Month is rapidly approaching! Look for the first block pattern in your email on August 5, 2019!

If you’re not signed up yet, please click here. You will get all of the free patterns delivered right to your email inbox!! Woo hoo!!

One of our favorite parts of our annual free Block of the Month events is seeing what everyone is making! Please join our Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group so you can join in the fun, share photos of your progress and see what everyone else is up ...

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July 11, 2019
Doing my happy dance!! from Jacquelynne Steves

Well, today I'm doing my Happy Dance? Why? Because I always get super excited when we open up The Art of Home Club to new members!! It's always such a fun time as we meet new people, and they meet us and our super cute, fun projects and creative techniques and tutorials.

Plus- I genuinely LOVE the projects that we create for our Club members. And it's so fun to see what they make as well!

Keep reading to find out about our special first day bonus which is available when you sign up TODAY ONLY!!

I ...

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July 8, 2019
Announcing Enrollment Dates for The Art of Home Club!!! from Jacquelynne Steves

  This is one of my favorite times of my "work" year! Next week, we will be opening up The Art of Home Club to new members! Yippee! It's always so much fun to meet new people who have the same "quilt-y" interests as you, don't you think? But this will only be for a short time… Because I want this to be a really great, value packed club, I’m limiting how quickly we grow the membership, so that members get only the best content and customer service.

YOU CAN JOIN THE CLUB FROM JULY 11 through JULY ...

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July 1, 2019
A Reminder on Creativity from Jacquelynne Steves

Whew!  I have to admit, things have been very hectic for me lately.  We are preparing to open our doors for The Art of Home Club, and I've been doing quite a bit of "prep" work for that.  I've been writing patterns for the Club, and working on getting the colors "just right" for some of our pre-printed panels for Happy Little Things Block of the Month. And then there is the shipping - probably the least favorite part of my job, but is something that I haven't been able to delegate to others quite yet.  My husband ...

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June 25, 2019
Color & Fabric Ideas for Happy Little Things Free Block of the Month from Jacquelynne Steves

Have you signed up for the Free Happy Little Things Block of the Month yet? No?? Just click here- it's going to be so much fun!! Yep, the BOM patterns and sew along are Free! Yippee! Let's talk about fabrics, OK? One of the things I love best about quilting is how many different looks you get from the same pattern, just by choosing different fabrics. It's always a lot of fun during our BOM events to see what everyone is doing! Today, I thought I'd show you a ton of ideas for making this year ...

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June 19, 2019
Free Summer Couture Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Do you have any special memories associated with Summer?   One my favorite and most precious memories is the adorable sun dresses and accessories, like matching pocketbooks, that my Grandmother and Mother would sew for me. I can still remember sitting in my Grandmother's sewing room, watching her cut and sew the patterns. You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on a tea towel, or so sweet as an embroidered embelleshment on a little girl's dress or pocketbook. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine ...

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June 17, 2019
Happy Little Things BOM Fabric Requirements from Jacquelynne Steves

Have you signed up for the FREE Happy Little Things Block of the Month yet?? Just click here.

This year, we are including instructions for TWO different colorways- we are going to “max out” your creativity on this one! There is the modern “Desert” color way, with green, navy, peach & coral, and the traditional “Cottage” color way, with pink, red, pale yellow, light blue and black.

You have several options for making these blocks. In months 1 through 4, we will be making the blocks. There are options for piecing only, machine/hand applique, or embroidering the blocks. You can ...

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June 12, 2019
Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe from Jacquelynne Steves

There is something about Summer that makes me feel like a kid, no matter how old I get.  Something about long days and getting outside in the sun, feeling like the days and the season will stretch on forever. The freedom of not wearing shoes and eschewing utensils to eat food like corn on the cob and hamburgers...Yes summer is definitely my season! You've probably noticed a strawberry theme going on lately. In last weeks blog, I gave you a Free pattern for my sweet Strawberry Lemonade Table Runner.  Since the month of June is strawberry season here ...

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June 11, 2019
Shape Cut Plus cutting tool from June Tailor from Quilter Chic

Inside: One fabulous cutting tool.

“You can cut binding strips with that, you know,” said Mary.

“What?!,” I exclaimed.

After a short tutorial I knew. I was in love.

The Shape Cut Plus by June Tailor is one of my favorite, most frequently used tools!

Shape Cut Plus quilting tool

This is the single greatest invention of the 20th century! Okay, that’s probably saying too much, but I love this tool! It is designed for cutting strips en masse. You simply lay the ruler over your folded fabric and cut through the slots to get your strips. This tool is great for all of ...

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June 10, 2019
Join me TODAY on the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast! from Jacquelynne Steves

Quick announcement!! I’ll be a guest on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast later today! Please join me and my friend & host, Pat Sloan, as we chat about all kinds of quilty stuff!! Pat is the Queen of Quiltiness and it’s sure to be a lot of fun!!

You can join us LIVE at 4 pm EDT (New York City time.) If you miss it, you can listen to the recording any time!! Just click here.

Hope you’ll join us!!

The post Join me TODAY on the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast! appeared first on Jacquelynne Steves.

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June 6, 2019
Strawberry Lemonade Table Runner Free Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Here is a sweet little project for you! While designing this project, I decided that pink and yellow is my new favorite color combination! Isn’t it perfect for summer or spring? I remember as a kid, that the unofficial kick-off of the summer season was going to a local “pick-your-own” field to harvest baskets & baskets of strawberries. Then we would come home and eat strawberries til they were coming out of our ears, and Mom and Grandmom would make strawberry jam. Those fond summer memories are brought back with this fun, refreshing project. Read More

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June 3, 2019
Free Coloring Sheet- Happy Little Things Quilt from Jacquelynne Steves

We now have fabric kits available in 2 different colorways for the Happy Little Things Free Block of the Month. Just click here. (If you want one, HURRY– they are selling fast and there won’t be any more, the fabric is no longer available!)

But now it’s your turn to be the designer!

I love playing with colors, and seeing how different colors will make the same quilt pattern look so different. You can even use the same exact colors, but put them in different places, for completely different looks!

Here is something fun for you to do ...

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