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October 16, 2020
This year’s Christmas ornaments from Quilting and More...

I’ve posted before about giving our grandchildren Christmas ornaments each year, and I got a bit of a head start on them this year. Using the Embrilliance software that I really should know more about, I created some snowflakes for this year’s “batch”. Each snowflake is different, though I’ll admit it’s not easy to tell […]

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October 5, 2020
Charity Continues at Home from QUilting By-You

It seems like during this time fundraising for our favorite charities is down and small businesses are struggling to stay open.

Yet, at the same time I find some hope in watching fellow quilters still creating for their favorite places. Animal Shelters, Linus, local schools, and food pantries just to name a few.

Perhaps you were a mask maker helping out your local hospital, senior living, or homeless population.

Maybe you went through your stash to make a donation to your local church for their Covid efforts.

I have even seen quilts being created to raffle off for local charities ...

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September 25, 2020
Product Update: Gingerbread Wreath Digital Pattern is Now Available! from Felicia's World

Gingerbread Quilt


The digital pattern for the Gingerbread Wreath Quilt is finally done and available for purchase! Also, we will have an early Christmas promo for you. You can purchase this Gingerbread Quilt at an affordable price by using the promo code Holiday20 upon checkout!

In the pattern, you will find detailed instructions on how you can create this cozy pattern as well as a full-size template for the entire wreath. I also included the list of fabric requirements and quilting tools that you will be needing. You can either make this quilt pattern by hand applique or machine applique. The finished ...

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May 18, 2020
Bee Patriotic Sew Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber


Get ready for red, white and blue sew along. We’re excited to share with you this sew along with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. Join us as we re-visit Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book with an all-new quilt that’s worthy of a 5-star salute. Step into Lori’s scrappy happy vintage world this summer, starting June 1, 2020.


This quilt is so pretty in a red, blue and aqua color palette!

There are two quilt sizes you can choose from by sewing up either 6″ blocks or 12″ blocks. The small quilt measures 35.5 ...

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May 15, 2020
Piece & Joy Quilt Pattern from The Cloth Parcel

Piece & Joy is now available in our shop.  You may recognize this pattern from a quilt kit available on Bluprint.  Those kits have since sold out, so now you can get the pattern by itself!  It uses 5″ squares and a background fabric for the top and comes in an oversized Throw size.  Here’s what our […]

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May 14, 2020
Holiday Stars from Appalachian Quilts

With the crazy weather patterns here in the Midwest, you have to find things to do to resist the temptation of planting too early.  For me, that is usually quilting, soapmaking or making candles.

I decided to finish up another UFO.  I was going to start a new project, but Hubs actually made a remark about me finishing up more.  He doesn't do that much, so we will just chalk it up to him being 'excited' about me knocking down another UFO.

This quilt is called Holiday Stars.  It is made of batiks.  I love how batiks "modern up ...

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April 27, 2020
Passover Masks; I Couldn't Help Myself from Gefilte Quilt

Passover is April 8. With the world in the throes of the COVID epidemic, public health authorities and rabbis agree that people should stay home, and connect with farflung loved ones at the seder via Zoom, Skype, or whatever. 

I don't have any matzoh in my house yet - but of course, I always have plenty of matzoh fabric. So this morning, I broke away from making (somewhat) normal masks for friends and family; and I made these, just to make myself laugh.  First....

(I buy matzoh fabric here.)

The next mask covers two plagues: Frogs and hail. 

(The dots ...

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April 14, 2020
How to Quilt an Umbrella Motif from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today let’s learn how to quilt an umbrella motif! (Though if you live in Minnesota, a shovel motif might be more appropriate.  Three inches of snow fell over the weekend!) But hope springs eternal! The Umbrella Motif Today’s tutorial, the Open Umbrella motif is sponsored by BERNINA’. Find the step-by-step tutorial for…

The post How to Quilt an Umbrella Motif appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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April 12, 2020
Happy Easter! from Life In Pieces

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April 7, 2020
How to Free Motion Quilt an Egg in a Basket from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, we are going to learn how to free motion quilt an egg in a basket!  It’s adorable–especially when you use variegated thread! But first….some fun news! Yesterday, I was interviewed via Skype by Alex Anderson of The Quilt Show. We chatted about quarantine quilting, our LKQ community, UFOs and of course–free…

The post How to Free Motion Quilt an Egg in a Basket appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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April 6, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Palms and Holy Week from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

For my Christian readers: I hope you had a good Palm Sunday. It's the strangest of Easters, but we can do this. Watch mass on EWTN, which is what Rich and I did this evening. Do you best to walk with Christ this week.  I have planned something each day of this week to help us in our walk. 

Church Bulletin 11" - Palm Sunday - Blessed is he (Pack of 50)

62 Ideas For Quilting Patterns Modern Large Prints

Swish Modern Half Square Triangle PDF Quilt Pattern | Etsy

The Nifty Stitcher: More Quilting with the Q'nique

Oh green nine patch, how do I love you? Let me count the ways. Also, I need a ni...

Traditional Lap Quilt & Throw Patterns - EXCLUSIVELY ANNIE'S QUILT DESIGNS: Irish Fairway Quilt Pattern

Rare in Green! A beautiful Ocean Waves with a rare to find, light green background. A strong, beautiful quilt for the collector or decorator! Thin cotton batting. see photos.

Sage & Sea Glass - Star Chain Quilt designed by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics

summer breeze | ... a flimsy | quilt it | Flickr

SundayPalm Sunday mass on EWTN.
Mondayconfession. Father is accepting one person at a time and is hearing confessions in the open pavilion, with at least six feet of distance. It's going to be strange, but we'll ...

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March 18, 2020
Join Our Easter Pattern Hunt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Spring has sprung and the Easter Bunny is on his way! This season we are ready for Easter egg hunting and picking pretty flowers… oh, and sewing! We started our festivities early and filled our easter basket full of sweet spring patterns. If you aren’t sure what you’d like to sew up this year, we’ve hunted for some of the best and have them here for you!

1. Hippity Hoppity & Hippity Hoppity Mini by Nadra Ridgeway for Ellis & Higgs Patterns is available as a crib-sized and mini quilt. We love this warren of easter bunnies and all ...

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February 23, 2020
Mardi Gras Fun from From My Carolina Home

Tuesday is Mardi Gras, and I want to show some ideas for making it fun.  So sit back and enjoy some festive tablescapes, quilting projects and good food. The photo below has to be one of my all time favorite tablescapes, with some of my collection of evening purses, coins spilling out with glittery necklaces, purple chargers and my Depression Glass Cameo Ballerina grill plates in green.  See the whole post at Mardi Gras Tablescape.

Mardi Gras Tablescape at

Mardi Gras food tends to be more Cajun than anything, but I cannot eat celery so it isn’t my favorite.  Still, a seafood meal ...

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January 26, 2020
Lunar New Year with Asian Inspired Ideas from From My Carolina Home

The Lunar New Year began yesterday, January 25th, so it was a great excuse to make an Asian inspired meal, and read a couple of books with Chinese cooking as the theme.   In China, even though this is the dead of winter, it is called Spring Festival and the celebration can go on for days.  People wear red, and eat dumplings for good luck and prosperity in the new year.  I was amazed to find out that the Chinese New Year celebrations have more fireworks worldwide than January first at midnight.  It changes year to year, because it is based ...

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January 18, 2020
How to Sew a Lined Christmas Stocking – with free pattern! from Craftcore

In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to sew a lined Christmas stocking.  I’ve created a free pattern that you can download to make it easier to follow along, but it’s easy enough to make your own pattern as well.

Before we get started, let me tell you a little story.  For Christmas 2019, I planned on making my family a set of matching Christmas stockings with our names embroidered on the cuff.   I wanted to make stockings for me, my husband, our son, and even our unborn baby – really planning ahead so that I don’t ...

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January 1, 2020
Happy New Year from Life In Pieces

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December 31, 2019
Holiday Spice from English Tea Store from Hooked on Quilting

You’ve probably noticed that I missed posting a final holiday tea blend on the 25th. That’s because we were out of town from the 22nd until late the 25th. After getting a late start back home and driving for several hours, the last thing I wanted to do was to sit at the computer and try to gather my thoughts about anything. Not to despair though because we celebrate Christmas for 12 days, so I’m still within the Christmas timeframe, at least from our point of view. If you want to read about our 12 Days of ...

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December 28, 2019
Be At Peace from Val's Quilting Studio

The Idaho Botanical Garden's  Holiday Lights in Boise has been on my bucket list for a few years. 
It's nestled in the foothills and it was not only beautiful to walk through, the city lights shimmering in the background made it even more spectacular!

Replace Holiday Loneliness with New Explorations!

Our holidays have become more nontraditional since being with family is not always an option. This use to make me feel lonely and sad. But over the past few years, I learned that I was literally making myself miserable dwelling on the past. This is one of those ...

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December 24, 2019
Just in time…. from Quilting with Kimberly

…for Christmas!

I can’t believe I started this festive and fun quilt just a couple of weeks ago. I never dreamed it would be completely finished (with three days left to spare) before Christmas! The design is a variation of my Arrowheads quilt pattern that I debuted in my classes this year. When I taught the class at the Vermont Quilt Festival this past summer, one of my clever students had the idea to turn the arrowheads upside down to make Christmas trees. It was a brilliant idea!

I took the idea one step further and modified the pattern ...

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December 18, 2019
Eat Chocolate, Drink Coffee. English Paper Piece the Trash into Holiday Decor from Gefilte Quilt

It is not an exaggeration to say that English Paper Piecing (EPP) is one of the most addictive quilt-related activities I've ever undertaken. It wasn't enough for me to do EPP with fabric, first to make quilts, and then to stitch polyhedra.

But then, a couple of years ago, after my DH caved to supermarket displays (always blame the DH!) and bought a bag of Lindt Truffles (no financial affiliation!) I found myself fascinated by the wrappers.  One thing led to parties, I started following people around to collect their wrappers....and here are tutorials for ...

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