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July 24, 2017
Christmas In July Blog Hop For Windham Fabrics from madebychrissied

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by

I'm delighted to be joining Windham Fabrics today on Day 1 of their Christmas in July 2017 Blog Hop, sharing their brand new Bread and Butter Joy holiday collection.
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July 21, 2017
Twas The Night – Block 5 Released… from Seams To Be Sew

And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap….. is the theme of this block for the Twas the Night Before Christmas BOTM. You can easily create this block without … Continue reading

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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 17, 2017
And So it Crows...hangs proudly! from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

I'm so honored to have Renee Nanneman of Need'l Love displaying her sample of  'And So it Crows' at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  For more pictures of Renee's booth, follow her on Facebook

I've been seeing pictures on Instagram and Facebook....It looks like an amazing show!  If you happen to be at the quilt festival with an Instagram account, tag me! @laughyourselfintostitches  :)

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May 26, 2017
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Nova Scotia and The Yukon Released… from Seams To Be Sew

Thank you so much for waiting. turns out the embroidery for the Yukon had a few errors that really needed to be fixed before I could release. They are now all fixed, so I can release these today for you. … Continue reading

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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 16, 2017
Art With Fabric Blog Hop… I’m A Fashionista, Are You? from Seams To Be Sew

When Alida approached the idea last year of doing these Art With Fabric Blog Hops, I thought it would be so much fun, at the time of the first one I couldn’t participate. I was all set to participate in … Continue reading

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May 12, 2017
Taking Flight! from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

My latest pattern 'Touch and Go' and its little sister 'Amelia' is now listed on Craftsy, Etsy and here on my blog.... You'll find all the purchase options by clicking My Patterns

Touch and Go measures 54" x 66"

Amelia is so super sweet!  I can't wait to finish it and show everyone!

Here's the final diagram for measures 36" x 56" and is sew dang sweet!  Perfect for little girls who dream of flying.

Don't be frightened by that tiny propeller piece!  

I have a tutorial showing how I piece tiny pieces! 

Here ...

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May 11, 2017
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Alabama and Illinois Released from Seams To Be Sew

I thank you so much for patiently waiting for me to get these blocks released. You all have been amazing. These are Aprils Block of the Month releases for Sue and Sam In The USA… May’s release will be during … Continue reading

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May 8, 2017
Calibre Art Mat Deal 50% Off Day 1 Extended from Seams To Be Sew

This is the same post from last week, with the exception of a few additions and some news about Sunbonnet Sue and Sam… Samuel has extended the coupon sale. These mats are already on sale at Amazon, but you can … Continue reading

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April 20, 2017
One year Anniversary Give~Away! from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

Last month i had the honor of visiting 35+ quilters in Yakima, Washington... all busy putting their spin on my Tulip Crush quilt pattern

I can't help but share some of their progress and have a  Give~Away celebrating 
Tulip Crush's One Year Anniversary!

 Aren't they all terrific??

Give~Away Specifics!
 Leave a comment below telling me if you're a Spring Lover or a Fall Lover!  I'll pick one of each!  The Spring Lover will receive an emailed pdf copy of Tulip Crush and the Fall Lover will receive an emailed pdf copy of my ...

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April 14, 2017
New quilt pattern plus tutorial: How to Piece Tiny Pieces! from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

Here is my latest quilt pattern for all those airplane enthusiasts! 

It's called Touch and Go.
 (see how the planes are flying in 2 circles...practicing their touch and goes?)  :)

I'm adding that wind blown look..

Today is blogging and binding day...

There are a couple tiny pieces in the propeller area and i thought it would be helpful to share this tutorial.

See that finished 1/2" corner triangle?  Ugh...who wants to deal with that?!

To make piecing tiny pieces easier...i size up! 

In the photo below, the completed unit measures 1" x 2" with ...

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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 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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My Pattern Store is now open on my blog! from Cut Stitch and Piece

I'm very excited to finally be able to sell my patterns from my blog, making it easier for my readers to purchase and enjoy them. Visit my shiny new PATTERN STORE now!

For a limited time, receive 15% OFF your first pattern purchase if you subscribe to my blog.

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March 27, 2017
Indian Summer//Primitive Style from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

Different not only in fabric choices, Indian Summer 'primitive style', eliminates the corner triangles around each log cabin center.

NOTE*the pattern instructions do not mention my primitive style option.  If you prefer this look, simply disregard the corner triangles around the log cabin centers.
Here's my brighter Indian Summer  Click on the blue link to see more photos of the original quilt.

A small change can make a big difference!

Look out the window....this is where i grew up....and where my boys played for endless hours on the farm.

 Mason and our Lucky, and Tucker with ...

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Tennessee Released from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve looked forward to releasing Tennessee, ever since I got the artwork for it. I love it. While I love this entire series of patterns, Tennessee has become one of my favorite patterns. Sue is the Free pattern for this … Continue reading

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March 25, 2017
Pattern Sale! from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

I have a few of my homemade 'old style' pattern covers left over before my super duper graphic designer, Tess Wojahn created new ones!

Between 5 and 10 old style covers left over for each of my 14 patterns and am selling them for half price...$6 each!  This price includes shipping inside the USA only
 Instructions are the same, the covers are just different.

This offer is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH MY BLOG and only for mailed copies within the USA with my old style pattern covers.  

If you see one or more pattern that you'd like...with the ...

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Susan’s 12 Days of Christmas… from Seams To Be Sew

Last year, during the first 16 days of December, Janeen at Quilt Art and I presented you with our second 12 Days of Christmas event. It can be so fun to see how ya’ll are creating the projects and it’s … Continue reading

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March 24, 2017
All Winners of QQQ Notified – Release of Sewing On The Go.. Full Pattern… and more… from Seams To Be Sew

Heya Everyone… Wasn’t Quilt Qwazy Queens full of fun… I loved seeing everyone’s projects, your sewing spaces, reading your little tips and such, we gained some great insights over this blog hop and I want to thank all of the … Continue reading

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