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November 20, 2020
How to Finish Lori Holt’s 2020 Halloween Mix & Match from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This year’s FQS Stitch-tober was a spooky good time for 7 cross stitch-filled weeks! During that time, I stitched up Lori Holt’s Halloween 2020 Mix & Match border and so did many of you! I filled mine with my favorite seasonal patterns from Lori Holt’s Bee in my Bonnet Stitch Card sets and other cross stitch patterns by Lori.

Now, it is time to turn it into Halloween-inspired decor! Lori had the perfect finishing idea and I will show you how to finish it step-by-step.

I stitched my piece using the Lori Holt Halloween 2020 Mix and Match ...

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November 17, 2020
Paper Piecing All Year Round from Made By Marney

My newest book, PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND, is ready for pre-sale from Amazon. I don’t even have a copy of it yet…that’s how new it is!


This book has something for everyone. I have designed 2 images for each month of the year… that means you will be getting 24 paper pieced block patterns, plus the patterns for 7 different projects. All blocks fit in all patterns in this book, as well as all of the projects in my previous 5 books.


These 2 adorable Gnomes are the images ...

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November 16, 2020
It is time…. from QUilting By-You

Whether we are ready or not. What could I be talking about? The Holidays. It almost seems like they were yesterday or that they are always tomorrow. It has been difficult to keep track of time and days during this pandemic. I’m betting a lot of you are feeling that way as well. But, like it or not those big holidays are rapidly approaching.

I’m sure many of you are struggling with how to make this holiday special and bring a little of that good old holiday cheer into your home. I admit, we struggled with that this ...

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Soup, Muffins, Wood Workout, Hand Quilting and Free Patterns from Canadian Needle Nana

I'd put my chicken carcass on the stove to boil down to make a base for yesterday's chicken soup.  Half an hour later I thought what on earth is making that smell.  I went to the kitchen to investigate only to see it was my chicken broth bubbling happily away. Thankfully I always start with lots of water in the pot and a low heat.

 Totally forgot it-wiped from the brain and now I can see how old people can start fires in their houses, right under their noses. Hubby says it's because I'm always juggling ...

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November 7, 2020
Mindful, Meaningful, Tiny Happy Thursday Things from Canadian Needle Nana

 Autumn is deepening here in Canada but all is well and my sincere hope is that all countries are as peaceful and calm, if not right now, then very very soon. 

 I'm rereading this book, 10% Happier by Dan Harris and enjoying it very much.

 The author got to sit down with all the greats in terms of life coaches, gurus, spiritualists, etc. including Ekhart Tolle. He is very frank in his estimations of these people. You might remember Dan was the guy who suffered a panic attack on the air during a live ABC news broadcast. His quest ...

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November 2, 2020
October Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I finished three books this past month; sad to report that D.E.A.R time was reallocated temporarily as I tended to a few other chores around here but I did manage to finish these thanks to a power outage (more about that later...

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October Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

I finished three books this past month; sad to report that D.E.A.R time was reallocated temporarily as I tended to a few other chores around here but I did manage to finish these thanks to a power outage (more about that later...

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November 1, 2020
Goodbye, October 2020! Baby Quilt Update (and Happy Halloween) from Cheeky Cognoscenti

 Well, October is officially a wrap.  The trick-or-treaters have gone home and my husband, younger son, and I have set ourselves to the task of finishing off the leftover candy.  I've powered off my long arm machine for the night, even though I'm only 2/5 of the way through quilting the baby quilt that was supposed to be Part Two of my One Monthly Goal for October.  Here's what Charlie's quilt looks like so far:

My Letter Home Monogram Baby Quilt is 2/5 Quilted

I loaded this quilt on my frame upside-down, so I ...

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October 30, 2020
Quilted Halloween Cats Table Runner – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Halloween and cats kind of go hand in hand, and this whimsical quilted table runner from Create with Claudia proves that point.  A perfect project for anyone who likes to make scrap quilts, you can adjust this to any color combination you’d like.

I like in the colors pictured, but I also think it would look lovely with a black background, orange cats and white triangles.  You could even change up the color scheme completely and turn it into a Christmas Cats table runner.  That’s the beauty of scrap fabric projects. They are so flexible.

Measuring 28″ x ...

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Happy Halloween from Wendy's Quilts and More

Happy Halloween.  I hope my gingerbread Haunted House makes you smile. 

It's 8pm on Friday 30 October here, so it's Halloween tomorrow and it's time to bring out my Gingerbread Haunted House again.  

This Gingerbread Haunted House was designed by Thea Dueck of The Victoria Sampler in Canada.  Here's a link to the pattern here.  

I've made most of Thea's Gingerbread Village, and I've got a full page on my blog detailing all my tips and tricks (click here or click on the tab at the top of the page).  The patterns give ...

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October 26, 2020
Economy Block tutorial from Carried Away Quilting

Recently I shared my Vintage Halloween Economy Blocks on the blog, and I promised you there would be a tutorial. So today I’ll be sharing some information on how I made my blocks, including tools, tips, measurements and basic assembly instructions. This post is not a pattern for a full quilt, so there will not be fabric requirements. But the great thing about the Economy Block is that it fun, easy and a great way to use up your scraps and stash. Let’s get started!

Vintage Halloween Economy Block
4 1/2” (unfinished);  4” (finished / when sewn ...

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Vintage Halloween Economy Blocks from Carried Away Quilting

I have a weakness for vintage inspired children’s fabrics. They remind me of my favorite children’s books . . . tender stories of sweet boys and girls finding adventures in their everyday lives, learning lessons of kindness, honesty, resilience and even bravery. Every illustration was a small work of art, inviting me to another place and time. It’s no wonder that I couldn’t resist this darling Halloween themed fabric with a vintage vibe.

The focal fabric you see at the center of my blocks is from a Halloween collection by Belle and Boo, which is a company based in ...

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"Halloween Row " quilt of 2020 from Not Afraid of Color


"Halloween Row"   21.5" X48"
This year's Halloween quilt, and I have done one each year since we got married (26 years) is done and hanging up on the wall! 

I am so happy with how it turned out!
I won't go into all the design decisions, but I started it a while back with Joy's magic circle blocks and my scrap bag of halloween scraps, just for fun!
You never know what something will turn into! After I made them I started wondering what else I could put with them, and...
I like how the quilting ...

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October 25, 2020
» Bayou Quilts

 I thought the Monarchs were gone, that they had made their way to South Texas or all the way to Mexico.  Then every day for the last few days, more passed through. :)

The skeleton doesn't always find a convenient place, but this year he did.  

They spend most of their time sleeping.

I love letters written by old friends, blog friends,  and family.  I also enjoy historical letters and epistolary novels.  I especially love young people who write letters.  When I saw this article, my admiration for these young girls 
and their correspondence provided an extra zest to my ...

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October 21, 2020
halloween hoppin day three . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It's the last day *and* my day, YAY! 

When I first read the criteria of this hop — I’m going to make this really simple this year, I’d love to see a project with “Purple” in it, but seriously I’ll be happy also if it doesn’t …What’s Halloween tho without a bit of purple? You are free to make something new, or show a past project you’ve created — I knew this was a hop for ME!  Anyone that knows me, knows I love purple! All you have to do is look at a few ...

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Halloween Hoppers Blog Tour from Flying Parrot Quilts

Welcome to the final stop on the Halloween Hoppers blog tour! If you’ve not dropped by before, this is the home of the Epic Halloween Quilt-Along, above, but before we get to that, I want to share a simpler pattern.

For those of you who don’t know me, my background is in science, and so I often make science-inspired quilts. The first science quilt pattern I wrote was for Potions, a quilt inspired by glassware in chemistry labs. As it happens, though, this also makes a great Halloween quilt, as shown in this little pillow!

Potions Halloween pillow by Sylvia Schaefer | Flying Parrot Quilts |

This particular pattern ...

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October 19, 2020
Halloween Hoppers …. Day 01 from Seams To Be Sew

Back when I first advertised this bloghop all was well with me and I was having a good summer. Now I feel like I’m just...

The post Halloween Hoppers …. Day 01 appeared first on .

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Which Witch is Which? from Made By Marney

I’ve just designed two new witch blocks just in time for Halloween…


This is such an easy pattern…using a striped fabric for Wanda The Witch’s hair makes it look like it has lots of texture. Wanda has such a beautiful wonky nose! Very witchy indeed!


My Goofy Witch has 2 sparkling teeth and a giant wart on her nose. Wouldn’t it be fun to make potholders from these two lovely witches? Which witch is which????

Here are a few more adorable Halloween projects made from my paper pieced witch and cat ...

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October 16, 2020
Halloween Hocus Pocus Panel Quilt Free PDF Pattern from Craft Gossip

Is it too late to get into the Halloween spirit for crafting? I came across this Halloween quilting pattern and it really caught my eye.  If you are keen to take on a last-minute Halloween project then check out this quilting tutorial here. 

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Vintage Inspired SCARY CAT Mini Wall Quilt from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Halloween is one of my favorite reasons to decorate the house and porch.

I love stitching Halloween too!

Today I have a free tutorial and pattern to share.

SCARY CAT is a feature over at

I've been so inspired by the vintage Halloween decor I've been seeing
wanted to stitch my own.

Scary Cat is 9" x 14" 
is appliqued with

No tracing, the pattern is ready to print.

is the perfect complement to the witch stuffy I made last month.

Get the free pattern and tutorial
on ...

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