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July 8, 2020
Lola pouch ~ collaboration from Charm About You

My sewjo seems to take a wander every now and again. Like anything, occasionally the motivation eludes you. Sometimes you have to ride it out and wait for inspiration to spur you into action. Oftentimes I will start with a smaller make, a pouch or cushion to incite my creativity and make a finished project for that sense of achievement. 

I was thrilled to be asked to join Judith Hollies for her #justjudecollaborates over on instagram. Along with Judith, myself, Svetlana Sotak, Stuart Hillard and Kerry Foster will be making each other patterns to create finished projects throughout July. You ...

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July 6, 2020
More Masks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was asked again to make masks. Mask sewing has been an exhausting endevour for me. At first, it was just really sad. Now, it isn't so sad but still not how I want to spend my creative time all the time.

As an experiment, I timed myself when I made this mask. From start to finish, including pressing, cutting, assembly, and finishing, took about 15 minutes. It doesn't seem like much time, does it? For such a little thing. A little thing that can prevent people from continuing to spread a deadly disease. This is the pattern ...

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July 1, 2020
Jeweled Bracelet Pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

For those of you who have my book (if you don’t have it, you should! Pick it up a signed copy here!), today I’m sharing a bonus pattern for a second quilt made using the templates from Jewel Drop.

Jewel Drop from The Quilter's Negative Space Handbook by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts
Jewel Drop • photo courtesy C&T Publishing

Both Jewel Drop and this quilt are based on a traditional block called “Red Peony Buds.” For Jewel Drop, I used the disintegration technique to design the quilt; this one uses the technique of setting blocks in rows. As with the original quilt, the blocks form an interesting secondary zigzag pattern, and ...

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June 20, 2020
Round up of FREE Flag patterns & UFO commitment from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My word of the Year is to 'Be Intentional'

While mulling over our calendar for July, I decided that the focus will be on UFOs (UnFinished Objects).  One thing I need to really focus on is how many of these projects that are started do I want to finish.  And then I have to 'Intentionally' make that happen. July is the month!

I know a few of you do not have UFOs (what???) and I know a few of you would rather sew something new during the month. Luckily there are several sew along going on for July ...

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June 18, 2020
Choosing colours for a quilt from Stitch and Yarn

For as long as I can remember I've loved combining colours. As a consequence I tend to work very intuitively when selecting colours for quilt designs. If that's not you though, never fear! Choosing colours and combining them is a skill you can learn and there are so many tools out there to help you now.

Today we're going to choose colours for my Handloomed quilt pattern and I'm going to walk you through the steps to create your own perfect colour combination. Of course you can use this approach to combine colours for any quilt ...

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June 16, 2020
All American from From the Strawberry Patch...

All American ~ 60" X 60"I didn't quite succeed in getting this patriotic quilt top pieced by Flag Day this year, but almost! I saw this pattern a few months ago online and knew that this was the quilt that I wanted to make as a wallhanging for brick wall out on the new porch, it will hang over the drop-leaf game table that Mr. Goodneedle is building-- the colors are perfect and I believe that the

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All American from From the Strawberry Patch...

All American ~ 60" X 60"I didn't quite succeed in getting this patriotic quilt top pieced by Flag Day this year, but almost! I saw this pattern a few months ago online and knew that this was the quilt that I wanted to make as a wallhanging for brick wall out on the new porch, it will hang over the drop-leaf game table that Mr. Goodneedle is building-- the colors are perfect and I believe that the

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Should I roll it? Fireside chat tonight at 8:30pm est from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Moving on from walking foot and onto free motion again for this week.

If you are reading this in an email there are 3 posts today, scroll your email so you don't miss anything. 

** Fireside chat topics ** 

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June 12, 2020
Stepping Stones – A Free Quilt Pattern from Gray Barn Designs

Good morning!  We are anxious to share this new quilt pattern with you, it’s hot off the press! Full Quilt Outdoors LOGOSandy and I decided to call this quilt “Stepping Stones” because it reminds us of when we were back on the farm, heading out to get the cows for milking.  We had to cross the creek pictured below.  When you’re a little girl, crossing something like this seems daunting!  We would always step on the stones to try and keep our feet dry.   Scenic creekThis is a fast and easy quilt created with a colorful 40 piece jelly roll and 11 ...

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June 4, 2020
Christmas In July, it's going to be fun! from Pat Sloan's Blog


Who love a GREAT Christmas in July project?? Me.... Me.... ME!!

In this article:

  • NEW! July 2 - Jelly Snowflake Mystery
  • Daily Videos - June is Quilt your Own Quilt
  • June 24 - Block Wednesday 'Going on a Picnic'
  • June 29 - Jolly Bar Sew Along
  • July 23 - Good Morning Mugs Sew Along
  • Fabulous National Park Panels!
  • Status of 'Bring Home the Tree' Sew along

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*** Jelly Snowflake - The Schedule & Fabric ***

Every Thursday In July starting with July 2, which is my day to kick it off! Then you'll visit my friends, Bev ...

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May 30, 2020
Vina’s Star Quilt Pattern from The Cloth Parcel

Our final pattern release for Spring 2020 is Vina’s Star. This is a lonestar quilt that we have wanted to do for years. Diane’s mom, Vina, owned an antique quilt that was very similar to this, but all we have left of it are these photos. We have no idea what happened to the original, […]

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May 29, 2020
FRIDAY FUN! JUNE Calendar and Studio tours! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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** June Calendar **

It's ALL about Quilting our own quilts in June. I'll have daily prompts, challenges, and tips!

IN this Post:

  • Quilt your own quilt = the basic stuff you need
  • Download the June Calendar
  • Morning Mug sew along
  • Let's Be Real Studio Tours with my friends!

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May 25, 2020
Out West - The Layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Time for the Layout! ***

This month is the layout. Remember this when you write me in October asking for the layout.. wink! I'm also putting it on the project page at so you can always find it there along with any blocks you need to download. 

In this article:

  • Daily Challenge Video 
  • Tips
  • The download in PINK 
  • Share your block photo at the end!

*** Video ***

Make a pillow today! Or share the photo of one you have made

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Stupendous Stethoscopes Pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m finally releasing a pattern that has been in the works for some time! Meet Stupendous Stethoscopes, a traditionally pieced quilt pattern that joins my other science quilt patterns! This pattern is available as a PDF pattern (EU customers please use this link) or as a printed paper version.

The stethoscopes in this pattern are traditionally pieced—no paper piecing or templates required! Each block is 9″ x 16″, and the pattern includes instructions for three different quilt sizes (lap, shown above, as well as twin and queen sizes), plus single blocks so you can turn these into a ...

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Quick Laundry Bag from Becca's Crazy Projects

We have quite a collection of face masks. These little bits of  fabric end up in pant legs and trapped in bed linens. I wanted a way to keep them all in one place both once they've been worn and when going through the laundry. I grabbed this piece of fabric, a 16" zipper, and got sewing.
This project took about 20 minutes from start to finish. Fabric is cut 16" by width of fabric. I left the selvages on so I wouldn't have to hem before adding the zipper. I used french seams to finish the side ...

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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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OPEN for Timely UPDATES from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Hello friend!  

I need to do a major recap post to bring you up to date.. honestly it helps me to get this all down so we can see what is going on.

First up.. that box... my book quilts shipping to my amazing publisher, Martingale!  Woohoo!!  The book will be at least 6 months before it is out, and as of today... I'm done! 

And there is more.. much more....  

So Buckle Up Buttercup... 

In this article is:

  • Sneak Peek My new fabric line, coming to your store in October 2020!
  • Jolly Bar Sew Along - New Start Date ...

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May 19, 2020
Pointed Toe Christmas Stocking Pattern from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

The days seem to be flying by much quicker than normal. This time of quarantine has allowed me to catch up on a few UFOs and even check some new projects off my list of things to do. With all the face masks I have made and some pattern tests I have done, I have put a good dent in my fabric stash. Do you know what that means?? I have room for new fabric! New fabric days are the best kind of days. Today I get to show off my Christmas Stocking pattern and a new line of Christmas ...

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May 15, 2020
Piece & Joy Quilt Pattern from The Cloth Parcel

Piece & Joy is now available in our shop.  You may recognize this pattern from a quilt kit available on Bluprint.  Those kits have since sold out, so now you can get the pattern by itself!  It uses 5″ squares and a background fabric for the top and comes in an oversized Throw size.  Here’s what our […]

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Star Storm Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects


In December I finished my Star Storm Quilt. I finally loaded it onto the frame and got quilting. 
I decided to go with the flower motif (yes, it is one of my favorites) to coordinate with the prints.
Big petals cover the quilt in a light pink thread that almost fads into the background of the fabrics. 
 I knew I would need a bunch of binding, so I picked the binding fabric based more on how much fabric I had than by colors. I had an abundance of this yellow. 
I cut eight pieces by width-of-fabric and still came ...

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