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September 24, 2020
September Monthly Color Challenge Link Up from Patterns by Jen

 It's Link Up Time!

What did you think of this month's block? Have you felt like the geese in the block, pulled in different directions? Did you straighten yours out and make them fly together?

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December 28, 2019
~ Quilt Border Options ~ from Podunk Pretties

 This may not surprise most of you when I say this....I changed the pattern.  Just a tiny bit, a few minor changes.  There was absolutely noting wrong with the pattern other than I wanted it a little larger.  So with the help of EQ8 I started playing with options.  Before showing you my changes I want to give credit the designer of this super cute quilt.  Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt designed this Christmas Joy quilt for ThermoWeb.  It's a FREE pattern that you can find by clicking here.

Instead of trying to recreate Carol's ...

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December 27, 2019
~ Get Squared Ruler Review ~ from Podunk Pretties

Many quilters love to make quilt blocks larger than needed then square them up.  I'm not a big fan of this technique.  To me it wastes valuable time.  In my mind it's better to take the time to learn why your blocks are not finishing at the correct size. Three things happen before a block is complete. If your blocks are not finishing at the right size then something is wrong in one or all of these three things.  
Thing 1- Cutting fabrics 
Thing 2- Piecing fabrics
Thing 3- Pressing fabrics
For the most part I believe I ...

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December 6, 2019
~ Christmas Joy by Just Let Me Quilt ~ from Podunk Pretties

HELLO Happy Quilters!  Friday at last!  How many of you are like me and planning a private quilting retreat in your sewing room?  I bet I'm not the only one with few Christmas sewing projects on the to-do list.  For me these are the best retreats.  I prepared for this 3 day quilting retreat by cooking ahead for Mr. Podunk.  If he doesn't want to eat Taco Soup leftovers all weekend there's frozen pizza and cold cuts in the fridge.   The only thing that could interrupt my pajama quilting retreat is unexpected company.  But to be honest ...

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December 4, 2019
~ 2 Free Christmas Projects ~ from Podunk Pretties

Are you looking for another quick Christmas project to add to your list?  Well I have found 2 super cute and FREE projects perfect for squeezing into your holiday sewing frenzy.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt has designed some of the cutest little Christmas applique blocks for a Christmas Joy Sew Along.  The little Snowman block is first block.  All the block instructions have already been posted and let me tell you each one is just as cute as the snowman!   The final layout instructions will be released on December 11, 2019.  So there's plenty of time ...

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October 8, 2019
~ Laura Ashley Quilt Finish ~ from Podunk Pretties

It's done!  This simple Disappearing Nine patch took way to long to complete and way to long to photograph.  How long have I been working on this?  Since the beginning of July!  You can see the original post here where I discuss the pattern source and fabrics pulled.

The quilting went very smoothly.  I used a couple of different size heart templates, one made from paper and the smaller heart in the green squares was a plastic template.  Both were traced using a water soluble blue quilt marker, then free motion traced using Superior Threads 100 wt. White Micro ...

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