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September 3, 2021
Journeys Month 12 – Quilt Assembly from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journey’s BOM – Month 12! This has been a spectacular year. You all have worked so hard. Thank you to Deb Luttrell, Founder of Stitchin Heaven, Deb Tucker, Creative Kingpin of Studio 180 Design, Marie Bostwick New York Times best selling author and Jason Yenter Fabric Designer & President of In the Beginning Fabrics for making this all possible. Now to assemble your quilts!

Note: WOF stands for width of fabric. This month you will assemble your quilt top and add the borders.

Gather the following ...

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August 4, 2021
Journeys Month 11 – Victory Block: Part 2 from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome everyone to Stitchin Heavens Journey Month 11 BOM – Victory Block: Part 2. Time fly’s when you are having fun! This month you are learning to use Studio 180 Design Corner Pop tool.

Print 3

You will be popping off the corners of the of 52 Victory blocks from Month 10 and adding Print 3 to the corners.

Piecing Instructions

Step 1 – Position a Unit P from month 10 right side up with the point away from you on the cutting mat. On your Corner Pop® tool, find the 3” Cut Away Corners line. Position the 3” Cut Away ...

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July 5, 2021
Journeys Month 10 – Victory Block: Part 1 from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journeys BOM – Month 10 Victory Block: Part 1. This month you will be using Studio 180 Design V Block tool. Sarah Furrer is my helper this month.

Unit P, V Blocks will be cut from Print 1 & Print 4.

Piecing Instructions

Step 1 – Cut the Center Triangles from Print 4 strips. Lay the strip out and fold over the end of the strip as shown. Position the V Block® tool on the strip so that the Fold Line for Center Triangle is on the fold and the bottom of the strip ...

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June 3, 2021
Journeys Month 9 – Corner Beam from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven‘s Journeys BOM Month 9. You all have worked so hard. This month you will learn to use your Corner Beam tool. Sue Tucker & Naz are my helpers for Month 9.

You will be working with Print 1, 4 and 11 this month.

Cutting the Center Beams

Step 1 – Stack the 7” center beam squares up to 4 layers deep. Align the Center Beam Trim #1 line on your Corner Beam® tool and the 6” finished unit line (bottom edge of tool) with the raw edges of your stack of ...

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April 2, 2021
Journeys Month 7 – Liberty Star from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journey BOM – Month 7 Liberty Star. This month, you will be using the 12” markings on the Rapid Fire® Lemoyne Star tool, but you will be working with them as quarters that will be trimmed to 6½” using your Tucker Trimmer 1 before you sew them into the quilt.

Note: Some of your strip sizes are in sixteenths of an inch. These are necessary in order to equally divide the diamond into three sections. To cut the sixteenth of an inch you will see that after the sixteenth measurement there is a 1¼ ...

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March 5, 2021
Journeys Month 6 – Corner Section from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journeys Month 6 – Corner Section. My helper for Month 6 is Sue Tucker, of Studio 180 Design. This month you are going to learn to make the Square/Squared unit using the Square/Squared tool. You will be using Prints 1, 2 & 5. Label your fabrics and use your best cutting skills when cutting your starter squares.

Piecing Instructions

Diamond Squares

Step 1 – Lay your Print 1 strip on the mat and clean up the short edge. Locate the Center Square window template for a 6” finished unit. Place the solid ...

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February 4, 2021
Journeys Month 5 – Homeward Bound from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journeys Month 5. My helper for Month 5 is Deb Tucker, of Studio 180 Design. This month you are going to learn to make Lemoyne Star Quarters using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and Tucker Trimmer I tools. You will be using Prints 7, 9 & 11. Label your fabrics and use your best cutting skills when cutting your starter squares.

Piecing Instructions

Step 1 – Organize Strips. Place Print 9 and Print 7 into two separate piles. Use Print 7 to make the A Strip Set and Print 9 to make the ...

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January 5, 2021
Journeys Month 4 – Winged Nine Patch from If These Threads Could Talk

Welcome to Stitchin Heaven’s Journeys BOM Month 4 – Winged Nine Patch. My helper for Month 4 is Diane Marvin, Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design. This month you are going to learn to make Four Patches with Frames using prints 5, 6, 7 & 9, Center Square with print 8 and Chevrons using prints 5, 6 & 11. Required tools are the Four Patch Square Up and Corner Pop.

Prints 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11

Carefully follow your cutting instructions for each print using your best cutting and measuring skills.

Jackie’s Note: To keep organized when cutting ...

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November 15, 2020
November Book Reviews from From My Carolina Home

Time for some reviews of the latest books I’ve been reading. With more time at home, I’m getting more reading done than ever. Some I’ve had on my shelf for quite a while and just haven’t read yet, others I wanted to read so much I just got a copy at the library. Several of these are recommended, but three are in the ‘meh’ category. All are affiliate linked to Amazon for you to see the plot synopsis if you would like. For brevity, I have not included that here.

At Home on Ladybug Farm by ...

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September 18, 2020
A Stack of Books with A Common Theme from From My Carolina Home

I’ve been reading a lot lately, with several novels in the historical genre. I do enjoy well written historical fiction, particularly when it involves the home arts.  The stack this time were a diverse group of genres, and time periods.   One common theme in all these novels is women trying to make new lives after some kind of trauma or upheaval in their lives.  I’ll take them in order of time in history, beginning with pioneer times and ending with modern times.  Only one really stood out as a highly recommend.

Book Reviews on FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I had not heard of Westering Women ...

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July 30, 2020
Fiction with a Quilting Theme from From My Carolina Home

With all this extra time on our hands, reading has been a nice way to spend a morning.  This past month and a half, I’ve gathered several new books and devoured them all with quilting as a theme.  Two were sent to me by C&T Publishing specifically for this post, and two by their authors.  I did not promise good reviews to anyone, but the great thing is they are all recommended.   Affiliate links to C&T Publishing and Amazon are provided.  You can click on the links to see the publisher’s synopsis of the plot.

Quilt Theme Fiction at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Just ...

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May 21, 2020
I Will Be Your Guide On This Journey from If These Threads Could Talk

Stitchin Heaven Quilt Shop is excited to announce a new collaboration of a unique BOM program from Deb Tucker (Studio 180 Design), NYT and USA Today best-selling author Marie Bostwick (Between Heaven and Texas, Hope on the Inside, and the Cobbled Court Quilt Series, including A Single Thread), Deb Luttrell (Stitchin’ Heaven), and Jason Yenter (In the Beginning Fabrics). In this 12-month program you will take your own Journeys through an exclusive novella written by Marie Bostwick. Each month you will receive a chapter from the book which is exclusive to this program. It is a page-turning tale of love ...

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March 27, 2020
Covid-19 Shut-Down, Week One from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

The State of Illinois shut down on Saturday, March 21st.  My job is considered 'essential' (Home Health Care Worker) so I'm still going to work every day.

My week started with snow.  Thank goodness it didn't stick to the roads.  We got almost 4 inches.  Of course it was almost all gone by the end of the day, Monday.  As I'm writing this, it's 55 degrees outside.  Welcome to Spring!

my back yard

Last week, I stopped by Salvation Army to buy a sheet and some pillow shams.  I wanted the sheet (queen size) to put ...

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October 11, 2019
Doves of Hope from If These Threads Could Talk

I just finished my “Doves of Hope” quilt and wanted to share it with you.

Deb Tucker designed this quilt for Marie Bostwick’s book “Hope on the Inside”. Deb’s pattern Doves of Hope is a twist on a traditional block titled Dove in the Window. She actually nestled a small dove block inside a large dove block to create a quarter section for each 19½” .

I will be teaching Doves of Hope in January 2020 at Copper Canyon Quilting in Lake Havasu, AZ.

I absolutely love how it came out. I pulled out my Island Batik scraps for ...

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