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January 18, 2019
What's your UFO Status? Mine is..... from Pat Sloan's Blog

Kicking off the 2019 Charity Sew along today that I do with The Fat Quarter shop & Moda Fabric. 


I am joining the 2019 Charity sew along, I think it's my 5th year

Kimberly tells you about the project and Charity she selected this year.

This year’s charity quilt along will benefit Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! The Fat Quarter shop is offering all of the patterns to make this quilt for free, they just ask that you donate $5 per pattern download to this amazing organization and 100% of the proceeds from the pattern downloads will be donated to ...

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January 14, 2019
A Ridgeside Mini | #Finishit2019 Number One from Canoe Ridge Creations

How are you coming along with your #FINISHIT2019 list? I just love seeing your lists & progress on social media using the hashtag. Please keep those coming! If you haven't grabbed your #FINISHIT2019 Free PDF Printable yet click right here. 

I've listed several (admittedly, not all) of my unfinished projects on my #FINISHIT2019 list & can already tell it's helping me stay motivated. Having everything visually organized is how I work best. Which means I could quickly see my first four projects just needed the binding hand sewn down - yay, quick finishes! 

First up, this black & aqua Ridgeside Mini ...

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January 9, 2019
Tribal and Thread from Heart Desire Creations

Oh how I loved this pattern when I first saw it and I had the perfect collection of fabrics! The pattern is “Tribal  Influence” by Pamela Goecke, Aardvark Quilts. The fabric collection is David Butler’s Parson Gray Curious Nature plus a few other random fabrics in my stash that I threw in. Here it is in progress:

tribe in progress (medium)

Yes, it was a lot of cutting and Yes, it was a lot of sewing. The almost completed quilt top sat in my closet for about two years and finally I pulled it out a week ago because I wanted it finished ...

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January 7, 2019
Nordic Sweater Quilt Pattern release from Marie's Creative Space

I am very excited to announce the release of my new pattern:

Nordic Sweater Quilt!

If you love your 1/2 square triangles and have that fabric that is just TOO Pretty to Cut Into then THIS is the pattern for you!! 
 It uses LARGE pieces of your favorite fabrics.  

The pattern is available on  Etsy link: Nordic Sweater Quilt

Please note NOT suitable for directional fabrics. 
Another hint - the 'light' fabric can't be BUSY.  Here is my example of what NOT to DO.

The Snowman fabric was a bad choice as it was FAR too BUSY.  The design ...

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January 4, 2019
UFO busting for 2019 ... are you ready? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My 2019 Resolution is to do something with all the UFOs. 

Many times over the years I've done a series of posts on UFOs. I'll be bringing those back and freshen them up so that we can enjoy more of what we love to do without having guilt attached to it.

Today I have Step 1 for you.. which is my Step 1, funny how that works out perfectly for us!

Pat Sloan 2019 UFO busting 1 binding stack

You've heard me say that I have 800 quilts to put binding on.

That might be a wee exaggeration, but it sure FEELS like 800 when ...

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The 12th and Final Block of the It's a "Wild" Life BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Well, Can you believe 
that this is the final block to the 
This has been such a great adventure.
It has definitely been a little "Wild".

I am the lucky designer to close out our 
BOM for 2018.
It is called
"Forest of Trees"

It is 12 1/2" x 60 1/2".
You can find the pattern HERE
 The row of blocks is a mix between 
paper pieced and standard pieced.
So, it might be a new adventure 
for some of you.
but you will absolutely love the 
end result.

This block is available for free for the
entire ...

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January 3, 2019
Are you ready for another of my Splendid blocks? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Today is another of my Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. And I have a bonus mini quilt layout of them and a photo of my blocks so far!

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This week there are 4 blocks for you to stitch up

I had this stripe (still available HERE) that seemed just perfect to add into my quilt. I'd used it for my bees on the Honey bee block. Now I wish I'd used it sooner,'s not in the mix!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 1 to 37 blocks pic 1

Here are all my blocks. I'm sewing ...

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December 31, 2018
Out of This World FREE Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I am SO excited with my 2019 Block of the Month theme "Out of this World"!! Today is the day for Block #1..

Did you know this is my 6th year of designing, writing  and hosting a Free Mystery Block of the Month (BOM) for  If you are new to my sew alongs, read at the end to learn how this one works.

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Do you have a love of all things Space like I do?  

Did you watch the moon landings and get hooked? Do you work in the space industry? Do ...

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December 28, 2018
A fun FREE small quilt to make! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm the last month of the Fat Quarter shops year of color bundles, and my bundle is, I'm sure you know.... 

Pat Sloan FQS red banner

Red!! I was so excited when the color choices came out and I was able to select the red month, yeah! I have a project you can do super fast to enjoy the bundle. Also it's fabulous to add to your collection to enhance your red stack. Mine seems get used up so quickly. Red Fat Quarter Bundle

Pat Sloan FQS red 1

Here they are .... so yummy!

Pat Sloan FQS red 3

For my project I'm pairing the red with ...

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December 21, 2018
Never Ending Sampler - Panel 4 Band 13 from Kitty and Me Designs

Good Morning everyone!  Today I have Panel 4 Band 13 of the Never Ending Sampler:

Since Band 12 was a quick to stitch band, I thought I'd give everyone another band to work on over the weekend.

The last and final band for Panel 4 will be released this coming week.  Then I'll give everyone a little time to get caught up before starting on Panel 5.

Happy Stitching!

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December 19, 2018
Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 12 from Kitty and Me Designs

Happy Christmas everyone!  I have Band 12 of Panel 4 of the Never Ending Sampler today.

This one is quite easy so I fit it all on one page:

Right click on the image and save to your hard drive.  Print in any graphic software.

This band is satin stitched.  Use 3 strands of floss.  The color key is on the page.

We're almost to the bottom of this panel!  I think we only have 2 more bands to go!  I hope everyone is enjoying it!

I've been working on some brand new cross stitch patterns for Spring ...

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December 14, 2018
Easy Pillowcase Tutorial & Pattern UPDATED from Stitching Through Life Blog

Easy Pillowcase Tutorial & Pattern UPDATED

Easy Pillowcase Pattern - Cover Page 1

Cut Your Fabrics

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Cut Your Fabric Page 2

Press Your Fabric

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Press your Fabric then Layer Page 3

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Layer your Easy Pillowcase in a PBJ then stitch it as a burrito!

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Stitch down the raw edges

Pull your excess Pillowcase fabric from you burrito.

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Pull Loose Fabric from Burrito, Press and TRIM Page 5

Stitch around your pillowcase with wrong sides together to make your French Seam.

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Pin & Stitch around Pillowcase Wrong Sides Facing Each Other Page 6

Carefully ...

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December 13, 2018
Little things basket – a free pattern from I'm Studio Lou

Hello! I’m popping on here to let you all know that I’ve released a new cute little pattern, the Little things basket! Best of all, its free! Its perfect for storing all those little things. I use one on my sewing table for my seam ripper, clover clips, saftey pins etc… They use just 2 […]

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Ridgeside Mini Quilt | A New PDF Pattern from Canoe Ridge Creations

Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to a new mini quilt pattern called Ridgeside. This design was previously a part the Fresh Mini Quilt Club and is making its first solo appearance in our pattern shop. Need a quick finish before the fast approaching holiday? This mini is for you!

The Ridgeside mini quilt finishes at 18" x18" - that means it's not only a fast finish but perfect for scraps. I originally made the cover mini quilt using Cluck Cluck Sew's Hazel collection from Windham Fabrics. Which ...

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Glitter Mini Quilt | A New PDF Pattern from Canoe Ridge Creations

Happy Thursday - it's pattern release day and this week I'm excited to bring you the Glitter Mini Quilt! It's fast. It's easy. It's SO GOOD.

I made my Glitter Mini using a simple black & white color palette - you can't go wrong with a classic. Lately I've been crushing on farmhouse decor and I think it's been carrying over into my quilting. I see lots of simple, neutral quilts in my future! 

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December 10, 2018
red and white trees! from Crazy Mom Quilts

I made the first block for this quilt LAST year on December 20th, because I'm brilliant like that.....hahaha! Over the weekend I finished the last two blocks and assembled the top. It was a TREAT to have only 9 blocks to sew together to make that happen. Woohoo! The plan is to back it with the red and white polka dots (shocking, eh?) and one of the red fabrics shown will be the binding. I hope to finish it up this year yet and hang it in my entryway. The nice thing about the restrained color scheme is ...

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December 8, 2018
How does that cool die cut machine really work? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I recently hinted that I found a wonderful new tool when I was at the trade show in Houston, it's arrived!

My friend Katy Jones wrote me before I went to the show. She works with Crafter's Companion company and asked me if I'd like to take a look at the die cut machine they make. If Katy asks me, I'm going to take a look! I've known Katy for a long time, she has been on  my podcast, and she is a super talented quilt maker and friend. 

The Crafter's Companion company is ...

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December 2, 2018
Quilted Cookie Sheet Hot Pad Tutorial from Stitching Through Life Blog

Make your very own practical Quilted Cookie Sheet Hot Pad for getting large items out of your oven.

Download your Quilted Cookie Sheet Hot Pad Pattern HERE
Quilted Cookie Sheet Hot Pad Pattern Page 1 Cover
Material Needed and Cutting Instructions for your Quilted Cookie Sheet Hot Pad
Quilted Cookie Sheet Hot Pad Page 2 Cut Your Fabric
Stitch your fabrics together and quilt your handles for your Cookie Sheet Hot Pad
December 1, 2018
Pre-Orders for the 2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along from Kitty and Me Designs

Pre-orders for the 2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along are now available!!

©On The Wings Of Love, Valentine's Day 2019 Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty And Me Designs.

This Cross Stitch Mystery project is a beautiful Victorian style Valentine design. Suitable for framing, sewing into a wall quilt or finishing as a decorative pillow.
It's worked in my traditional design style.

The project will start on January 1, 2019. It will be a 4 part mystery. The release date schedule is as follows:

Part 1 - January 1
Part 2 - January 8 ...

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The Never Ending Sampler Panel 4 Band 11 from Kitty and Me Designs

Today I have Panel 4 Band 11 of the Never Ending Sampler project.  First, the entire panel so far:

And here is the pattern with the band 10 overlap for placement purposes:

Also, since this was designed for you to include your initial on it, here is the alphabet:

Just cross stitch, backstitch and french knots.  Use the same color key as for the rest of the sampler.

Happy Stitching!!

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