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August 12, 2022
Organizing My Office / Quilting Space from Stof genoeg

Pictures of a DIY No Sew cover for my office chair, using an elastic Spoonflower fabric. XXX Annika Continue reading

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June 7, 2022
Summer quilt with stars and pinwheels from Pieced Brain

Summer quilt with stars and pinwheels

Make this Summer quilt with stars and pinwheels using your favorite quilting fabrics. An easy quilt pattern perfect as summer decoration!

Photo by American Quilter magazine. Used with permission.

I came across Moda Fabric’s Rainbow Garden collection and was struck by the brightness of the prints and the whimsical garden motifs. So, I set out to design a quilt that would showcase those fabrics I loved so much. Yes, fabrics are often the source of inspiration for my designs.

“Summer Groove” measures 73″ x 87-1/2″ with blocks that finish at 6″, 10″, and 12″. I wanted to include ...

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April 14, 2022
Cabin decor with quilts for men from Pieced Brain

Cabin decor with quilts for men

Updating your cabin decor with quilts for men? Here are two free patterns you can download now and begin making!

Wilderness Trail Quilt 1

Driving cross-country with Toby the dog to settle in Georgia was the perfect thing to do between packing everything in Utah and unpacking here. I saw the beautiful landscape I often missed when traveling by plane. This trip reminded me of the quilts I designed for the Wilderness Trail collection by Blank Quilting. This collection features a 24-inch panel with animals found in the wild, canoes, camping, and fishing gear in colors that are perfect for ...

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February 14, 2022
Taking Black and White Prints to a New Level: Duality Fusion by AGF from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


The comfort of basic black and white fabrics will never disappoint! Two colors on the opposite side of the spectrum, working together to create something universal and modern. I believe this is the way we feel about these colors because fashion always portrays this combination as high contrast, bold yet classic, and ideal to wear no matter what season it is. But as the quilting world continues to evolve, black and white prints are coming to all patchwork projects alike. This brings to one of my favorite collection releases today, Duality Fusion

Get ready to sew with more than just ...

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February 2, 2022
Vintage quilt for your home decor from Pieced Brain

Vintage quilt for your home decor

Looking for a vintage quilt for your home decor? Here’s a project that is sure to add enduring appeal with classic vibes to your home.

Kitchen shelves, wooden surface, and pink fridge on white background. White kitchen interior countertop. Photo by American Quilter magazine. Used with permission.

I love how this quilt turned out! I named it Vintage Kitchen because the palette reminded me of that fun era of soft pink, blue, aqua, and simple, unadorned lines on everything in the kitchen.

Vintage Kitchen features fabrics from the Adel in Spring collection by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs ...

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January 27, 2022
How to Store Quilting Fabric from The Cloth Parcel

You may remember this fun photo from our office in our post last year about planning your quilting room. We mentioned that we wrap our fabric pieces around comic book boards to store them on shelves, like you see above. It’s a great way to keep all your fabric visible, just like a mini quilt […]

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January 16, 2022
Little something something from Heirloom Quilting Co.


A Little something something to hang from a door knob for Valentine's Dayor perhaps line a little basket,  This measures 6 x 12 approximately but you can make yours any size you want it to be.  I just used 3 inch squares from my scraps and cut in half diagonaly and sewed the triangles together to make hourglass blocks,  I used 1 1/4 inch single binding strip. You can make flying geese or just squares if you want, just have fun.  Quick and easy, 

Have Fun!

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January 13, 2022
Enjoying the Path of Life With Flight Path Fabrics by Jessica Swift from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience how fabrics, colors, and designs positively affected me. I always thought that my style will never change as I always gravitated towards earthy and neutral colors, but there is something about color that always caught my eye. Although neutral colors will always be nurturing, I later discovered that it’s the bright and cheerful colors that complete the mix between cozy and happiness. Sometimes we just need a boost of joy, and today is the day you can experience that with Jessica Swift’s latest collection, Flight Path

Checking all ...

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December 30, 2021
Reminiscing With Maureen Cracknell’s Gloria Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


I feel like anyone that ever began to sew, the origins started with their grandmother or mother showing them the basics. Since I was a little girl, my grandmother will always have me sit next to her and give me some thread, a needle, and a pile of socks to repair the holes on. As a little girl, I always saw this as a chore, but little did I know that I would love and appreciate this skill that she showed me. It’s made me explore what more I could do, and it even led me to purchase my ...

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December 14, 2021
Curtain Rod Connectors Part 2 – Create Your Own Custom Corner Curtain Rod from Nikki, In Stitches

Today we have part 2 in my series of posts about how you can use curtain rod connectors to enhance your basic curtain rod. We’re going to create our own custom corner curtain rods, this time using just one connector and one support!

I am back today to talk more about curtain rod connectors. Who would have thought I’d have so much to say about these tiny little things?

Need a quick refresher? Here’s a pic of a curtain rod connector. It’s tiny (like only about two inches long) and has a hinge in the center ...

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November 29, 2021
Forest for the Trees Quilt from Expect Moore

This quilt has been on my mind for months, and I’m so excited to share it as a Ruler of the Month quilt! Many times, when you see a quilt like this, it has been either foundation paper pieced or the pieces have been cut with a template. With 100 trees in this quilt, I […]

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November 11, 2021
Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips from Pieced Brain

Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips

Download this Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips and whip up this beauty in no time at all! Precut strips are perfect for this project!

Latticework for Timeless Treasures

This quilt is called Latticework, which I designed for the Sapphire fabric collection by Timeless Treasures. It measures 65″ x 76″ with 10″ blocks. The size is perfect as a throw quilt and would make a beautiful gift. This collection features deep blues, softer ones, and blacks with metallic touches bringing out the florals, paisleys, and scrolls in every print. They are so beautiful! Sapphire is shipping NOW so ...

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November 5, 2021
Reignite the Wild Forgotten with Bonnie Christine’s Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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By being a creative person by nature, I will always have a deeper appreciation for art! Textile designs are unique in the way that you can feel the fabric, feel inspired, and manipulate it to transform into something even more beautiful! Every time a new collection is released, I’m thrilled to be one of the first ones to see the fabric because I instantly think of all the patchwork projects that can be created with it. This time around, when I saw Bonnie Christine’s latest collection, Wild forgotten, its wondrous prints and earthy colors made me instantly swoon ...

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October 27, 2021
Curtain Rod Connectors Part 1 – Give The Appearance Of One Continuous Rod from Nikki, In Stitches

Part 1 of 2 in my series of posts about how you can use curtain rod connectors to enhance your basic curtain rod. Today, we use them to create the look of one continuous rod using a few connectors and supports!

Curtains and curtain rods are a great way to easily make big changes in a room. My husband is always teasing me about how much thought I put into their placement, length, etc., but it does make a difference! They can make your ceiling feel higher, change the focal point of a room, and make a space feel much ...

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October 22, 2021
Celebrate Katarina Roccella’s 20th AGF Collection! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back, makers! 

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When surrounded by such a creative team, I’ve gained so much appreciation when a concept is brought to life! As creatives, there isn’t a mentor, no checklist, no rules to follow, just following your gut. However, with persistence, patience, and tons of practice, you can achieve anything you want! As makers, we can all relate to this, to think back to where we started off and how far we’ve come with our newfound skills. So, let’s take a moment and give yourself a pat on the back for everything you’ve accomplished! 

With ...

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October 18, 2021
Halloween Gnomes Quilt from Expect Moore

I wanted to play with the Gnome die on my Accuquilt GO! machine, but I wasn’t ready to start on Christmas quilts yet. So, I thought I’d try stitching up a gnome using Halloween fabric. I made one, and immediately fell in love with how it looked! I knew I wanted to make more, but […]

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October 8, 2021
A Feel-Good Fabric Collection: Onward + Upward by Jessica Swift from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello, fabric lovers! 

I would like to start the day with one of my favorite sayings, “It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, what matters is how many times you get up!” We are all humans, going through this roller coaster we call life, and our goal is to try to make the most out of it. Today celebrates exactly that with Jessica Swift’s latest collection, Onward + Upward! One of my favorite things about Jessica as a designer is that her collections are so personal, relatable, and enlightening. 

Onward + Upward embraces the powerful experience of self-discovery and ...

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October 6, 2021
Spider Web Table Topper from Expect Moore

If you’re looking for a fun and unique Halloween decor piece, look no further than this Spider Web Table Topper. While the lace-like technique used to put these pieces together is perfect for some spooky fun, it will work perfectly in seasonal decor of all kinds – just change out the thread color for a […]

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October 1, 2021
Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner from Expect Moore

When summer turns to fall, all the candles and pumpkins come out. If you’re ready to put out all the fall decor, add this Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner to your fall decor this year! Fun to make using all of your harvest-toned scraps, this Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner can be stitched up in a day. […]

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September 22, 2021
Quilted gnomes for your home decor from Pieced Brain

Quilted gnomes for your home decor

Make quilted gnomes for your home decor or as gifts. These beginner projects are quick and will add a touch of playfulness to everyone’s day!

Mystical Friends by Denise Russell

I made two projects featuring these magical creatures and I am so happy with how they turned out! The first is this baby quilt called Mystical Friends. It measures 36″ x 43″ and the blocks finish at 6″. I used fabrics from the Story Time collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics. I love making bright-colored quilts for babies!

To be sure, I made baby quilts with pastel colors ...

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