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January 18, 2021
How to Make a Jelly Roll Rug! Get it Super Flat without Ironing from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

A couple years ago we put out one of the first video tutorials on how to make a jelly roll rug and you guys went crazy for it. It has nearly 225,000 views and is one of our most popular videos of all time.

But we felt it was time for an update. First, you all HATED the music in the background. So this video only has music when I am just sewing and not when I am talking.

Second, I had some new tools to try out from Purple Hobbies to see if it would make the process ...

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January 13, 2021
How to Take Better Quilt Photos! No special cameras or lighting from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

There’s nothing more fun that showing off your latest quilt on Facebook or Instagram. And with many quilt guilds meeting virtually during the pandemic, a lot of times a photo is the only way we have to show off what we’re working on to our quilty friends.

So I turned the camera on while I was photographing my latest Stashin’ with Stephanie quilt so I could give you my top tips for taking better quilt photos. I don’t use any special cameras or lighting in this video. I just use natural lighting and my cell phone camera ...

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January 11, 2021
How to Fold Quilts to Fit Your Shelves Perfectly! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I folded more than 70 quilts in one day a couple weeks ago as we were getting the new studio up an running and thought you all might enjoy seeing how I fold quilts of all sizes to fit my shelves perfectly.

In the video show you how I fold a lap and a bed sized quilt, both so that they end up the exact dimensions of your shelf so they can look fantastic displayed for all to see.

It really does look stunning when you see all your hard work stacked up with your pretty fabrics on display. It ...

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January 9, 2021
10 Pocket Tote Pattern with Divider that Holds EVERYTHING! All Around Tote by Sew Many Creations from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It’s been a hot minute since we did a bag tutorial, mostly because I’ve gone to the shop and home and that’s about it. But we are in a new year, and I’m optimistic, so I finally sewed together the All Around Tote pattern by Sew Many Creations I cut nearly a year ago to use as a diaper bag.

This bag will hold everything and keep it organized. There are eight outside pockets, two zippered inside pockets, a divider and a flap to keep everything secure while you’re out. And it’s BIG, finishing ...

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January 5, 2021
No More SEWING ROOM! Behind the Scenes Vlog from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I lost my sewing room!

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We wanted to move in 2020 to a house that is better suited for our family now that there are four of us, but like so much else last year, that just didn’t happen. Selling a House + Buying a House + Moving + Pandemic just didn’t sound like a good idea.

We’re still in the tiny two bedroom house my husband and ...

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December 13, 2020
Modern Log Cabin from a Layer Cake! Fast Pattern called Retro Tiles from Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

You may think we forgot how to count. But today’s video is not a mistake … we are bringing you a 13th Make of Christmas!

We originally planned to remake Retro Tiles, my modern log cabin quilt using a layer cake with Polar Magic by Lemoni for FIGO. But when it was time to start filming, we still didn’t have the white fabric we ordered a month previously for the background.

But white 10-inch square packs AND white yardage arrived after I started shooting, so we decided to squeeze one bonus video in for you.

In this video we ...

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December 12, 2020
How to Sew Bias Binding – Star Bright Jelly Roll Christmas Tree Skirt – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve done it! We reached our 12th day of Christmas makes and we are finishing up with a tutorial on how to create bias binding and attach it to your tree skirt so that it curves beautifully around your edge.

I also cover how to mark your quilt for your inner and outer circle, cut it down and cut the slit so that you can get it around your tree. Since bias binding is a more intermediate technique, I assume you already know things like, how to make a mitered corner and join your ends for continuous binding.

But ...

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December 11, 2020
Walking Foot Quilting on a Home Sewing Machine! Jelly Roll Tree Skirt – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’re onto our 11th Make of Christmas and today is all about quilting on your home sewing machine with a walking foot.

I walk you through using fusible batting to baste your quilt top, how to divide your quilt into sections to get it tacked down with straight line quilting, and then talk you through how I divide up the quilting into sections and maneuver it on a home sewing machine.

To all of you who have been asking for me to demonstrate quilting on an actual quilt, this is your video! While I am showing you how to ...

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December 10, 2020
FREE Pattern! Star Bright Jelly Roll Christmas Tree Skirt – How to Piece It – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our 10th Make of Christmas we are starting a series, within a series. Today we will go over how to piece my new FREE pattern, the Star Bright Jelly Roll Christmas Tree Skirt.

Then tomorrow we’ll cover how to quilt it and wrap up with how to create and sew on bias binding to cover those curved edges on Saturday.

As the name suggests, one jelly roll will make one 50-inch diameter tree skirt. We are going to strip piece the diamonds and use a 60-degree ruler to offset the start of the strip rows to make the ...

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December 9, 2020
Charm Pack Table Runner FREE Pattern! Fast, Beginner-Friendly Quilt Tutorial – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our ninth make of Christmas I am bringing you a FREE pattern for the Charm Pack Table Runner.

I probably dozens of these for gifts for my family when I was a new quilter, and it is still one of my favorite ways to use a charm pack. They are so fast, and inexpensive to make that you can easily make one for all the seasons.

One charm pack and 1 1/2 yards of coordinating fabric will get you one large, or two small table runners, and the pattern includes instructions for both.

This project can easily be ...

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December 7, 2020
Scrappy Christmas Tree Mug Rug FREE Pattern! – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

OMG these turned out so cute! You’ll want to dig through your Christmas scraps and make our seventh make of Christmas too.

I just love the Scrappy Christmas Tree Mug Rugs. They were so fast and easy to make. In the video and FREE pattern to go with this project, I show you how to make half square triangles from squares. It’s my favorite method because it is fast and accurate.

From there you’re just playing with fabric to figure out the best scrappy layout and sewing horizontal rows. It’s so easy.

I found it is ...

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December 6, 2020
QAYG JELLY ROLL CHRISTMAS STOCKING 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our sixth make of Christmas we are making a Quilt-As-You-Go Jelly Roll Christmas Stocking and we’re giving the pattern away for FREE!

I love this project. It is cute, fun, fast and you can get two Christmas stockings from one jelly roll. So it is perfect if you are trying to make coordinating stockings for siblings or couples.

And the best part is because this is a Quilt-As-You-Go project, when you are done piecing your stocking, you are also done quilting and are ready to turn it into an adorable handmade stocking.

This project can easily be completed ...

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December 5, 2020
Charm Pack Christmas Stocking FREE Pattern + Bonus FMQ tutorial – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our fifth make of Christmas, we’re bringing back a replay from our first 12 Makes of Christmas series and showing you how to turn your favorite holiday charm pack into an adorable Christmas stocking.

This is a two-for-one tutorial, with instructions on how to piece and assemble the stocking AND a lesson on free motion quilting a swirl that is perfect for a holiday stocking.

In the video we cover some quick piecing tips so you can get this project done in a weekend, or the night before Christmas if you’re a procrastinator and that’s how ...

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December 4, 2020
Super Simple Christmas Stocking – 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve done a Christmas Stocking tutorial every year as part of our 12 Makes of Christmas series and this is the easiest one yet.

The Super Simple Christmas Stocking just requires some cute Christmas fabric, batting and a walking foot. That’s it! Just layer it up in the right order (we tell you in the video and in the FREE pattern), cut out the stocking and sew.

There’s no piecing, no quilting, just fast and easy assembly that shows off your favorite holiday prints in all their glory.

I am a big fan of ugly sweaters, so ...

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December 3, 2020
Fat Quarter Friendly Christmas Quilt Perfect for Using Up Holiday Scraps! 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our third make of Christmas we are replaying our tutorial for Ribbon Candy, a modern, fat quarter friendly holiday quilt that is perfect for using up all your extra Christmas fabric or that holiday fat quarter bundle you just had to have.

About half of the quilt is strip pieced so it goes quickly, it really shows off large prints well and a neutral strip between every fabric means you can pack a lot of fabrics in while still giving the eye a place to rest.

Ribbon Candy was originally designed as part of the Stashin’ with Stephanie Club ...

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December 2, 2020
Holly Background Quilting Design Perfect for Holiday and Christmas Quilts – 12 Makes of Christmas! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our second make of Christmas we are focusing on a perfect quilting design for all your holiday quilts.

In this replay I show you how to quilt an easy holly background meander free motion quilting design using the Full Line Stencil by Hancy Creations to develop the muscle memory you need to master this fun design that is perfect for all of your holiday quilting projects.

The Holly Background Meander is a combination of a holly leaves with a little loopty loop meander to connect the leaves. I show you how to quilt the holly leaves and the best ...

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December 1, 2020
Swirls & Curls Free Motion Quilting Stitch! 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we are kicking off our third annual 12 Makes of Christmas series! Each year we bring you 12 ideas of easy and fast projects you can complete this holiday season.

We’ve got some great content planned for you this year. We’re kicking it off with some free motion quilting designs perfect for holiday projects, a quilt design perfect for holiday scraps, three Christmas stocking designs, two mug rug designs and wrap it up with a three part series on making a jellyroll tree skirt!

First up is Swirls & Curls, a fabulous whimsical free motion quilting stencil that ...

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July 7, 2020
Fussy Cutting Tutorial for Squares and Borders! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve all had that fabric that is just too pretty to cut up. Today’s tutorial shows you how to make sure your favorite fabric design motifs are front and center for your quilt blocks and borders.

In today’s tutorial I show you how to fussy cut squares and borders, which is the process of very deliberately cutting your fabric to showcase your favorite motifs or to make sure your border cuts are parallel with the lines on the fabric design. Fussy cutting is a great way to take your quilt designs to the next level which just ...

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April 23, 2020
New Double Fold Bias Tape Maker Perfect for Making Masks! Made in the US! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We now have a new Bias Binding Maker that is made right here in the U.S. so we’re able to reorder! The new 2″ Double Fold Binding Tool from Purple Hobbies LLC is perfect for making double fold bias tape for mask straps.

Its construction allows you to eliminate a step and fold the edges in on itself AND in half at the same time to create 1/2-inch double fold bias tape all in one step. That will save tons of time and allow you to make more masks.

The tool comes in a bunch of colors ...

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April 4, 2020
Bias Tape Binding Hack! Perfect for making fabric mask straps from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Last week we posted a video on how to alter any fabric mask pattern using elastic to one that uses ties. You can watch it here:

In that video I used a bias binding maker to get the ties prepped faster. Well, now the bias tape makers are all sold out at our distributor and we can’t get more for a while. So in today’s video I go over a bias binding hack that will allow you to make bias binding quickly and without a special tool.

So use this to keep ...

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