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August 14, 2018
Tips on How to Quilt the Perfect Blanket for a Futon from Pippa Patchwork

If it is your first time trying to make a quilt, you may feel like the task is too tough for you. However, the truth is that with the right tools and guidance, it is one of the easiest and most satisfying tasks. When it is your first time, you want to start with a smaller project. For instance, instead of making the quilt for a bed, you can start with a smaller piece of furniture such as a futon. Here are some important guidelines which will help make the process easy for you.

Gather the appropriate materials

The success ...

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July 27, 2018
Quilting made easy with Riley Blake and Cricut – Part 2 from Expect Moore

I’m excited to share part 2 of my “Quilting Made Easy” series with Riley Blake and Cricut. When Cricut offered to send me a Riley Blake quilt kit of my choice to share with y’all, and show you how easy it is to whip up a quilt when Cricut takes care of the bulk of the cutting, I was excited! I love sharing innovative ways to approach quilting, and these quilt kits are a fantastic way for both beginners and experienced quilters to put together quilts that look beautiful every time!

Last week I showed you how easy ...

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April 5, 2018
No Sew Mini Quilt with Cricut Patterned Iron-On from Expect Moore

If you’ve been following along with the Cricut Maker Block of the Week, you know that you need a Cricut Maker to cut the fabric for the quilt. One of the top questions that I get about the quilt is – can it be made using the Cricut Explore series of machines? Unfortunately… no. Only the Cricut Maker cuts non-bonded fabric. All of that changed when Cricut offered to send me some of their new Patterned Iron-On! I couldn’t wait to use it to show you how you can make a “cheater” version of this quilt. Even better… it ...

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No Sew Mini Quilt with Cricut Patterned Iron-On from Expect Moore

If you’ve been following along with the Cricut Maker Block of the Week, you know that you need a Cricut Maker to cut the fabric for the quilt. One of the top questions that I get about the quilt is – can it be made using the Cricut Explore series of machines? Unfortunately… no. Only the Cricut Maker cuts non-bonded fabric. All of that changed when Cricut offered to send me some of their new Patterned Iron-On! I couldn’t wait to use it to show you how you can make a “cheater” version of this quilt. Even better… it ...

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February 22, 2018
Flying Geese Ruler and How to Use it from Patchwork Posse

Flying Geese Ruler can be found here: http://amzn.to/2EGBelP

You will want to give this ruler a try!
It will help you make perfect flying geese- and half square triangles.
The best part about it– it does all the math for you!
All you need to know is the finished flying geese size…and then you’ll cut your strips using the length it gives you.

Easy to read, easy to use.
It comes with instructions as well, just in case. You’ll find it very accurate with no to little waste of fabric.
No dog ears and ...

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February 6, 2018
Another One With Tips And Tricks Part 2 Quarter Square Triangles from knot what it seams

might be on a bit of a triangle streak at the mo. So to go with last weeks post on Half Square Triangles I decided to carry on the theme and do another mini-tutorial on Quarter Square Triangles. I made some of these squares, which are easy as, then learnt what they called and went wow! That sounds complicated!

It’s really not. They are incredibly easy as you shall soon see. I had a charm square pack that I was using, so my squares started at 5″ and ended up as 4 1/4″ unfinished, 3 3/4 ...

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February 1, 2018
Quilting Under The Stars from Pippa Patchwork

If you’ve been sewing for a long time, chances are you’ve amassed a fairly large stockpile of scrap material. Even more likely, you hang on to every last piece of scrap in the off chance that you’ll find a use for it. Fearing that you’re the next face of a Hoarders episode, you begin to formulate uses for some of the surplus. The moment has arrived. You decide to use what you can on the Quilting Under the Stars pattern. It’s a solid choice.

The materials you’ll need for an 80 x 86-inch, roughly ...

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January 30, 2018
The One With Tips And Tricks Part 1 – Half Triangles from knot what it seams

Does anyone remember the Boundless fabric I bought ages and ages ago? Like, a year ago? Well, I finally made things with them! The quilt from last week was the 6″ jelly roll, and the rainbow charm squares are a triangle quilt that I have mixed feelings about so its been relegated to the ‘I shall deal with it later’ basket. But I knew just what I wanted to do with the green and blue charm squares. And I cut 84 squares in half to have 168 triangles.

It took a lot of time, just to let you know.

And ...

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January 28, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Easy Squares from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Patchwork Quilt Quilted Blanket Traditional Quilt by PeppersAtticWay back in 2013, when I started this series, I wrote about making quilts from simple squares. You can find that very popular post here. But it's been a while and I've discovered many more quilts made of squares, so I thought it would be nice to revisit the idea. I won't go through the directions of how to make a quilt like this; you can easily go back and read that.

Instead, I thought I'd give you a few reasons for making a quilt using one square blocks. 

  1. they are easy to sew together
  2. you ...

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January 16, 2018
The One Where Hard Things Were Made Simple from knot what it seams

Last week I had been thinking about the post I was going to do about the zig zag quilt. I told myself ‘Don’t worry, you have plenty of time. You don’t have to write it until Monday.’ It wasn’t until the end of the week that I realised that hey! It had been Monday! So if you’re wondering why there wasn’t anything last week, it’s because my procrastination skills are so epic that I can even alter what day of the week it is.

So this zig zag quilt… I love making quilts with ...

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November 19, 2017
How to Make Decorator Corners on Pillows Tutorial from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yesterday I promised to write a tutorial on how to create pillow corners so that the corners look square. They really aren't, but you'll see that in a moment. I'll assume that you've already sandwiched and quilted the front panel of your pillow cover and are ready to make the back and sew everything together.

Cutting the back panels
First determine the size you will need for the envelope backing.  Let's say you are making a 14" square pillow cover. Your back will need to be 14" in length. To determine the width, take that ...

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November 11, 2017
Flit and Bloom Table Runner + How to Piece Curves from The Cloth Parcel

Welcome to the Cloth Parcel blog!  Today it’s our turn for the Flit and Bloom blog tour.  Flit and Bloom is Patty Young‘s newest fabric line for Riley Blake Designs, and we got the chance to play with these fun prints and a variety of techniques.Look how bright and happy this collection is, all stacked […]

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November 10, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Block 8 – Whirligig from Expect Moore

It is time for Block 8 of our Cricut Maker Block of the Week! Just one more block, and then we will start to put the whole quilt together! WHEE! I can’t wait! I will be showing you every step of the quilting process, all the way through binding the quilt. When we finish, you will have a completed quilt that you made yourself! This week, for Blcok 8, we are making the Whirligig block! This block is different than other blocks we have done in the past, because the units that make up the block are not square ...

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November 3, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Block 7 – Shoo Fly from Expect Moore

Week 7 of our Cricut Maker Block of the Week marks the halfway point of our series! We’re making our 7th block, the Shoo Fly Quilt block! And it is another variation on my favorite – the nine patch! You’ll find lots of quilt blocks are variations on four-patches and nine-patches. Once you visualize how to break down a quilt block into smaller units, the entire world of quilting opens up to you!

If you’re just jumping in, check out the entire Cricut Maker Block of the Week series so that you can start from week 1!

Cricut Maker Block of the Week - Shoo Fly Quilt Block

This ...

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October 21, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Block 5 – Economy Patch from Expect Moore

Today for Week 5 of our Cricut Maker Block of the Week, we’re going to be making the Economy Patch block! And, I have a surprise for you! I’m showing you two different ways that you can make this same block! I love teaching new quilters. To me, teaching new quilters means breaking down the process of quilting into manageable steps while introducing new quilters to tips and techniques. You don’t have to know how to execute every quilting technique to be successful. But knowing about the different techniques out there will help you explore new projects ...

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October 8, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: The Power of THR3E from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's true, three has some pretty special powers that no other number has in quite the same way. There's the most obvious, the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Can't be a Christian without knowing the power of this particular Three.

Types of Triangles | SchoolTutoring.com

But three is a cool number anyway. How about the three sides of a shape? That's what we'll deal with today. There's the triangle, which is the only (equilateral) real triangle. It's the only one I ever really remember because I finally made a neumonic for myself: equi means equal, and lateral ...

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October 2, 2017
Floss Fairy DIY from Expect Moore

Looking for a fun project to make with the kids in an afternoon? This Water Floss Fairy is part of a set of 3 different fairies that are simple to make. All the felt and vinyl is cut on the Cricut Maker, and then you put it all together to make a sweet fairy in her own little fairy pocket!

DIY Water Floss Fairy - small winged fairy made with embroidery floss

To make the floss fairy, you’ll need all the supplies listed in the instructions in Cricut Design Space.

supplies for floss fairy

Cut out all your pieces on the mats as indicated.

cut pieces

Cut the pipe cleaner. Fold the longer piece in half.

pipe cleaners

I ...

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September 29, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Block 2 – Uneven Nine Patch from Expect Moore

Are you ready for the next step in the Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt? Today we’re making Block 2, the Uneven Nine Patch. This quilt block is very similar to last week’s Nine Patch, but the fabric choices and sizes of the pieces are different.

Each week I’ll share with you how to make another part of this quilt, until we have the whole quilt finished. The fabric is all cut and marked on the Cricut Maker machine. If you want the details, check out my Introduction to the Cricut Maker Block of the Week ...

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September 22, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week – Week 1: Introduction, Supplies, Border, Sashing from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share with you this project that I have been working on for weeks and weeks! As I mentioned in my last post, Cricut gave me one of their new Cricut Maker machines to play with. It has a special rotary blade attachment designed for cutting fabric! As a thank-you, and to pay it forward, I designed a FREE mini quilt pattern that is cut entirely on the Cricut Maker, and I’ll be sharing it step-by-step each week so you can make it yourself! I have recorded videos if you learn best by watching, and ...

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September 12, 2017
Learn to Quilt with your Cricut – Cricut Maker Block of the Week from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share with you my new project … which could become your new project! The Cricut Maker Block of the Week! Over the course of several weeks, I am going to teach basic quilting techniques using the Cricut Maker.

Last month, I was invited to Salt Lake City to participate in the launch of the new Cricut Maker. This machine is extra exciting because it has a rotary blade attachment. The machine can rotate this blade 360 degrees to cut directionally. Which makes it perfect for cutting non-bonded fabrics (fabrics that don’t have an interfacing or ...

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