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May 21, 2020
Sue and Sam In Oregon Released… from Seams To Be Sew

I’m sorry ya’ll have had to wait a bit on these, I’ve been buried in masks the last six weeks and that had to come first and foremost… I have South Carolina almost ready for release also with Missouri and Utah to follow in a few weeks. This is a short and sweet post, I wanted to get these up tonight as promised in my post yesterday, so today a simple release… Let’s Get To It…Both Sue and Sam In Oregon are here to purchase. Click the pictures to visit each page for the individual ...

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May 20, 2020
Moroccan Mini Quilt: New Pattern Launch! from Cut Stitch and Piece

I used to do mosaic art years ago and still appreciate this beautiful art form. Moroccan mosaic tilework is my favourite type of mosaic art because it reminds me of elaborate quilts. I've always wanted to replicate this art style in fabric and this year I finally did. The result is my newest pattern, Moroccan Tile Mini Quilt. This pattern may look a bit complicated but it is all straight cuts

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May 18, 2020
Absent but Here…. Some News, Not All The News… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I know I’ve been a bit absent on the blog for the last month or so. Like many people, I have kept my sewing machine busy making masks. I’ll be honest when I say that I didn’t really think I was going to make any masks at all, but then I got to thinking about how my family is going to need them, Frank’s family, and even a few friends, then I saw a charity that was looking for volunteers, so I went to the task of making masks. I made a few for ...

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April 10, 2020
My 7th Anniversary … Sue-Sam Release… New QAL… from Seams To Be Sew

It’s a busy day here in the Pena household… I’ve been planning to release Sue/Sam in New Jersey for several days, but so many things kept getting in my way. Then today, I was writing an email to someone when I had to give her my blog address and I realized today is my 7th year blog anniversary. I’ve owned this domain for 18 years, but as I’ve noted before in various posts that the first 11 years of this domain were related to being a web developer. The last 7 now as a blog ...

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March 30, 2020
Day 4 of Shop At Home BH and More Gnomes With A Freebie Today from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the last day of the Shop At Home Blog Hop and it has been a wonderful experience to do something like this. I can honestly say I’d do it again in a heartbeat… It’s been wonderful to see all the new visitors to my blog and the kind comments you’ve made about the gnomes. I love them and am glad you’re enjoying them also. Today, we have the last of the ten shops on the list, I will also list the other 30 below today’s list in case you’re just getting started ...

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March 27, 2020
Day 3 of Shop At Home BH and more gnomes… from Seams To Be Sew

With today’s post, you’ve hopefully visited all of the previous shops, but for those of you just getting started, I will post those links below today’s list for your convenience. For me, this has been a wonderful chance to meet many new designers that I never realized were out there and get to know them thru there blogs or patterns. I know many of you are creating masks for the various medical facilities and helping where you can, I hope some of you are also creating a fun project also. Appreciate the time off you may be ...

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March 24, 2020
More New Shops To Visit for the Virtual Design Shop Hop.. and a Gnome Release… from Seams To Be Sew

Imagine, it’s a beautiful day outside and your sitting at home, in front of your desktop, laptop, iPad, cell phone, or your kindle sipping your cup of coffee or tea and having some fun browsing the web when you come upon one of your favorite quilting sites. She’s doing something new and different and it excites you… Welcome to our Virtual Designer Shop Hop! The word is to stay at home so why not just stay at home and hop with us!?! These are extraordinary times we are living through and many of us are no doubt stitchin ...

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March 23, 2020
Sue/Sam In Louisiana Released…. from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve been saying it for days, but trying to finish last week just took me in so many different directions. I’d planned to release this Saturday night then got sidetracked by a mistake I noticed so needed to fix it today and retest it so I knew it was correct. Thus I had to fix what I’d already written into the pattern. Sam is the free pattern for this series for Louisiana. Louisiana is the 27th state release. If you’re purchasing both patterns, click the image above. For the full Sam pattern, click the image above ...

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March 20, 2020
Quilt Qwazy Queens 2020 and The Funny Things… from Seams To Be Sew

Oh yes, I’ve definitely been enjoying the projects I’ve seen so far and at the same time been truly inspired by what’s been shown. I am so happy that my dear friend Joan continued with the tradition of keeping this blog hop going this year and so a HUGE Thank you to Joan at Moose Stash Quilting for a wonderful job in organizing this hop this year. She is also doing a daily mugrug series which you can see on Instagram, and Facebook, as well as her blog, it is fun to see the different “official” days ...

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March 19, 2020
Quilt Qwazy Queens Hop, 2020, and More… from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the start of the hop which represents all of us with Worldwide Quilting Day right around the corner this Saturday… Did you know that March is National Quilting Month? I did not know this until just a few days ago… I was amazed because I know September is National Sewing Month and I had the impression that quilting was just included in that. So it was a surprise to me to find out this is also National Quilting Month. Quilt Qwazy Queens is a 5-year-old hop as of this year, that I hosted for the first four years ...

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March 7, 2020
Twas The Night Blocks 23 and 24 Released… Plus!!! from Seams To Be Sew

How very very exciting to finally be done with this block of the month. It has been fun and great to see the samples that have been made from this series and to see others enjoy making it as much as I have provided it to you. It’s taken far longer than I would have liked to finish this block of the month but I now consider it finished with one tiny exception but that will take place silently. Twas The Night finishes with 25 blocks instead of 24, I found an additional block that was provided to me ...

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February 20, 2020
Color It Red…. Day 04 is here at Seams To Be Sew Today… from Seams To Be Sew

When I join a blog hop I like it to do something that challenges me. That hasn’t always been how it’s worked out, but for the most part I like to do things I haven’t done before or try new techniques that interest me. For as long as I can remember I have had a love for Sashiko. Back in the ’90s at a quilt show, I saw this absolutely gorgeous quilt that I just fell in love with. While I’m not a blue person, her quilt was dark blue and used a white thread. I ...

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February 13, 2020
I’m In Love With Some Gnomes from Seams To Be Sew

Hi all, I know it seems silly to release these literally the day before Valentine’s. It’s been somewhat difficult to get these done when I wanted to release them as I gained permission to distribute SVG cutting files from artwork during the creation of these patterns and of course, I had to take the time to create the SVG files, thus, they are getting released today. Most of today’s patterns are very quick and easy and require little or no embroidery. I sure hope you like them. These come in sizes 9×12 and 12×15, both ...

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February 4, 2020
Sue & Sam – Nebraska and Idaho Arrive At Seams To Be Sew Today… from Seams To Be Sew

Today I have for you Sue & Sam in Nebraska and Idaho. I know it seems like it’s been a while, but 12 Days kept me very busy as did the rest of December and January.  Because I’m also trying to finish up Twas the Night I have held off doing these and at the same time, I do expect to have at least two releases per month over the next few months of 2 states per release. I need to finish Twas The Night which is just two more blocks and then it’s done and we’ll ...

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January 25, 2020
Twas The Night B21 and B22 Released… Along With Valentine Animals… from Seams To Be Sew

I really wanted to get these done in December, but block 22 has so much detail it has literally taken me the last 3 weeks to write this pattern. By itself, it has 158 pages in the pdf. It’s mainly the embroidery section, the block just has a lot of detail. With it being 2020, I’ve also made a small change to my patterns for the new year and I hope you’ll like the change… You’ll see it in every 2020 pattern this year. If you were here yesterday, you saw the free pattern I’m ...

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January 23, 2020
I’m having some Winter Blues….. from Seams To Be Sew

I am definitely blue if there is no snow on the ground during Winter… I love love love snow as some of you know from my postings on my Facebook personal page. I often post pictures when we get snow and we’ve now been weeks without some snow, even a hint of it…. nada… We had such a good start to Winter with 4 or 5 snow storms between October and November but then.. BOOM, they just went away… I’ve never been a fan of the color blue, it does remind me of being down and sad… However ...

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December 21, 2019
Day 12 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun… A little burp… from Seams To Be Sew

Well, somehow I managed to go and lose the pdf files that I’d created for these last patterns. I did these last summer for this event, so thought they were just sitting in the folder waiting to be released… I have no idea what happened to the pdfs, but I can’t release a pattern without a pdf, so, unfortunately, I had to set about re-creating all of the pdfs again. I had the patterns proofed last night by my testers to be sure we caught any mistakes as I’ve never written so many patterns all at once ...

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December 17, 2019
I’ll Be Gnome For Christmas … Day 11 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun… from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve had such a fun time this year releasing a series of gnomes and still have more patterns to go, but for Christmas, I created 9 gnome patterns. At first, this was to be the only release for the gnomes themselves, but then some matching homes came out for the gnomes and I decided to add them last minute to the pattern. I made this decision last week, and my testers have been busy stitching ever since. Houses 2 and 4 are not quite ready yet so they haven’t been released today, but you can get a lovely ...

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December 13, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun…. Day 10 from Seams To Be Sew

Woooo, day 10 already … where has the time gone?? Just two more days and we’ll be done. Please remember, no patterns will be posted this weekend. You can download this pattern today tho all weekend long for those of you who can’t get around daily to download them. Today’s patterns are influenced by another memory of my childhood. When I was very young and wondered about the great Santa Claus and how he was going to get into our house because we didn’t have a fireplace, my dad would tell me that the Santa poster on ...

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New pattern, Lincoln Stars is on sale! from The Crafty Quilter

Hey everyone! My new pattern, Lincoln Stars, is here and it’s on sale! You can find the pdf pattern in my Etsy shop, on sale for $6 (regularly $9).

New pattern, Lincoln Stars by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

This quilt is much easier to make than it looks. There are two sizes offered: Lap size which is 57″ square and Double size which is 84″ square. There are two different blocks in this quilt and they both measure 14″ square.

New pattern, Lincoln Stars by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter
New pattern, Lincoln Stars by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter
Lincoln Stars Quilt using Merry Starts Here by Sweetwater

I think this quilt would look wonderful in red, white and blue, or with a large floral for the ...

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