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June 21, 2017
Flamingo Fever Table Runner from The Cloth Parcel

As current sewing ambassadors for ADORNit, we got the chance to play with some of their newest fabric, Flamingo Fever.  This fabric is so perfect for summer!  We used the Let’s Flamingle panel as the star of the show, then added basic stars from some of the other prints, and borders between each row with […]

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June 18, 2017
Hexagon Colour Wheel Mug Rugs Patterns from Cut Stitch and Piece

I'm introducing three new mug rug patterns to brighten your home for spring. The bright primary colours against white, black,  and grey is a crisp combination. You could use these as pot holders as well as mug rugs. They would look lovely in a modern kitchen. They would also be a great gift for an artist or art student. This is a good project for quilters just learning to foundation piece.

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June 2, 2017
An homage to the world's favorite color: Inblue by Katarina Roccella from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

To me it’s so fascinating how each collection our designers release have a special story behind them. Today, the story i’ll focus on is about the color blue, one of the oldest hues in history. This color stemmed from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli and has been used in many art forms for thousands of years. Isn’t that crazy? Who knew something as simple as color could be so significant?

One of the most common art forms that blue was used in was in Dutch delftware (pottery and plates) that consisted of beautiful landscapes ...

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May 25, 2017
Inspiration: Modern Tuffet No. 2 from The Cloth Parcel

Once we shared with you our first Modern Tuffet (Diane’s), we knew we had to finish our second one.  This one’s for Audrey’s house, so the color scheme is slightly different: mostly blues, grays, aqua, and a little bit of mustard yellow.   Many of the prints are the same as the first tuffet, which […]

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May 17, 2017
Pixel Beach Mini Quilt Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

Inspired by a day at the beach. Pixel Beach is a simple and elegant quilted wall hanging in a checkerboard of neutral tones. A lovely addition to your summer beach house.


Think warm summer sand, collecting pretty stones and sea glass on the shore while the gulls singing overhead. These were my inspirations for my new mini quilt pattern Pixel Beach.

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May 10, 2017
How to Sew Bar Stool Slipcovers Tutorial from Craftcore

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Kitchen Renovation 2017.

To fulfill my dream of renovating my kitchen on a budget, I tried my hand at making custom slipcovers for my new-to-me bar stools for the breakfast bar we are creating.  I didn’t buy a pattern to  make these.  Instead, I used my handy measuring tape and dove right in and figured things out as I went along.

Each chair took approximately 2 infant nap times to cut out, sew, and staple – nap times are how I count time in my life now, apparently.  Overall, I ...

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May 9, 2017
Quilts in Blue and White from Pieced Brain

Martingale has just published the book Minick and Simpson Blue & White - Living with Textiles You Love by Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson. This gorgeous collection of quilts and rugs by sisters Polly and Laurie depicts quilts in their more contemporary function - house decor accessories.

To be sure, quilts are still made to provide warmth and comfort to family and friends. Yet, their artistic value is celebrated as we display them in our homes and places of business. Blue & White is at once inspiring and educational: as your eyes feast on both quilt and rug projects your brain engages in design ...

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May 2, 2017
1950s Pass-Through Kitchen Renovation Project from Craftcore

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Kitchen Renovation 2017.

Welcome to my kitchen renovation!  My kitchen is original to the 1950s bungalow, meaning that structurally the cabinets are pretty sturdy but they are bulkier in appearance than most modern kitchens.  The previous owners we purchased the home from had painted the wooden cabinets white – I’m thankful for that being done already.  The kitchen footprint is pretty small so the white gives the illusion of the space being bigger than it is.

My kitchen has a fairly small U-shaped layout.  When there are two cooks in ...

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April 24, 2017
Explore the Beauty of the Midwest with Bountiful Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello wonderful makers!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the beautiful landscapes that span across the US. To me it’s amazing how you can see deserts, plains, forests, and beaches in one country. Since I was born and raised in South Florida, it’s always fascinating to experience the unique landscapes that are outside of tropical Florida. One place that has been memorable to me has been the Midwest. The first time I was able to see the beauty of the vast mid-west countryside was during my plane trip to Minnesota for my first Quilt Market. From a bird ...

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April 6, 2017
GRAND PIANO Quilted Hot Pad Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

This cute Grand Piano quilted hot pad is sure to play a sweet note in your kitchen. The pattern uses one 10" square from your favourite Layer Cake and some black and white scraps. The keyboard is simple foundation paper piecing. The black bias binding completes it beautifully.


This hot pad pattern measures 12" x 9" (30cm x 22.5cm), which is the size of a small standard backing pan or dish.


I choose bright colours to set off the contrast of the black and white keyboard. Any print would look gorgeous for this project, and the black binding ties ...

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April 5, 2017
We Made It: Painted Wood Barn Stars from The Cloth Parcel

This week, we decided to switch things up and do our quilting with paint and wood instead of fabric.  We were recently chosen as ADORNit “It” Girls, which means we get to show you a bunch of fun stuff for the next few months. As part of our swag, we got these unfinished birch plywood […]

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April 3, 2017
Tulip Basket Mini Quilt Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

I'm excited to be introducing my newest mini quilt pattern Tulip Basket just in time for spring. The basket is two paper pieced log cabins, and the simple tulips are done in hand stitched appliqué. It measures 19" x 18" (47.5cm x 45cm). This mini quilt uses a soft taupe colour palette inspired by the beautiful quilts by Japanese quilt artist Yoko Saito.


I think the rich tones of the tulips are stunning against the quiet neutrals. If you have basic appliqué and paper piecing skills, you can make this cheery spring project in no time at all ...

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March 25, 2017
Luck o' the Irish Table Runner: Celtic Twist block tutorial from Cut Stitch and Piece

Welcome some Luck o' the Irish into your home this St. Paddy's day with this elegant Celtic Twist table runner. My mother was Irish, so I have a strong affinity for anything Celtic. I particularly love Celtic knots. So, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I completed my Celtic Twist table runner for my coffee table. I'm a big fan of neutrals and used the Woodland Wonder fabric line by Sarah Summers.


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Luck o' the Irish Table Runner 

celtic twist table runner

I love the warm neutral tones in ...

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March 15, 2017
Inspiration: Modern Tuffet from The Cloth Parcel

We’ve been smitten by the tuffets everyone is whipping out these days, and so we decided to make a couple for ourselves.  We used the pattern and all of the finishing supplies from the Tuffet Source, because we thought we may actually finish this project if we did.  Then we gathered up some of our […]

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March 14, 2017
It’s a Blizzard… Let’s Make Mugrugs! from Marcus Fabrics

Our offices are closed today due to “Stella” the current blizzard along the East Coast. And even though we didn’t get as much actual snow as predicted (about 18″), the heavy, icy pellets, freezing rain and wind are even more treacherous! And what does that mean?  It’s Mugrug Weather, time to choose your favorite coffee, tea, hot toddy, cocoa or other warm and cozy beverage, and give it a pretty and proper place to sit on your table or desk.

It’s also a perfect time to show off some of the inspiring entries that have come in ...

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March 1, 2017
Easter Egg Table Runner Quilt Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

February is almost over and Easter is just around the corner! This year Easter falls on Sunday, April 16. That should give you lots of time to complete this adorable Easter Egg Table Runner for your Easter celebrations.

quilted easter egg table runner

I used solid fabrics for my egg, but there are many cute Easter fabrics to choose from that would be perfect for this project. Use this pattern as a table runner or hang it on the wall as a pretty Easter wall art. It measures 16" x 22" and the design is exclusive to Cut, Stitch + Piece quilt designs.

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February 12, 2017
Butterfly Garden Quilt Block Pattern: Get a taste of spring a little early from Cut Stitch and Piece

Spring can never come soon enough. Until it arrives, this pretty paper pieced Butterfly Garden block is bound to cheer you up. The finished block is 12" x 12" and the paper piece butterfly center block measures 7" x 7" when finished.

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MY ETSY or MY CRAFTSY

paper pieced butterfly quilt block
Test Block for Butterfly Garden
This is a very versatile block. It would make a lovely pillow for a sun room or a girl's bedroom.


Create a pretty wall hanging for your spring decor . . .


. . . or a sweet and cheery table runner.



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February 5, 2017
Valentines Hearts, Roman Blinds, the Current Book from caledonia quilter

Here are your February hearts.

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February 1, 2017
Christmas Cactus Quilted Table Topper Pattern from Cut Stitch and Piece

I first introduced this pattern HERE this past summer and finally finished it. I really wanted to have it done before Christmas but other commitments took up a lot of my time during the holidays. The nice thing about this quilt is that it can be used year round because it's not too Christmasy.

This stunning quilted table topper was inspired by the Christmas Cactus that blooms throughout the Christmas season. The pattern includes instructions for both versions shown below. Finished size for both versions is 26" x 26" (65cm x 65cm) and the finished block size is 6 ...

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January 27, 2017
Sweetheart Placemats for that romantic dinner from Cut Stitch and Piece

Are you planning a romantic dinner at home this Valentine's Day? Why not make you and your sweetie these cute quilted placemats for that special night? You'll need five Fat Quarters to make two placemats. Fusible appliqué makes this project simple and quick.

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pattern for heart shaped placemats for valentine's day

I'm so glad to have this pattern complete for Valentine's Day. I think these are adorable. They would add a nice personal touch to a romantic dinner at home.  Also, this is such an easy pattern to make. Just fuse the pieces ...

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