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March 15, 2020
Aurifil DOM March 2020 Block from Carol Lyles Shaw

I am proud to be one of the Aurifil 2020 Designers of the Month for March 2020.  Each month, a DOM designer will publish a block pattern inspired by the colors of Italy!     This post describes how I designed the block.  It also includes a link to a video tutorial showing how I actually pieced [ ...Continue Reading ]

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March 13, 2020
Show And Tell Time! from Wedding Dress Blue

I love Show and Tell time!  Readers are so kind to share their progress and projects based on WeddingDressBlue tutorials.  Keep them coming!

Here is a lovely (and breezy) version of Growing Up Odd.  About time for me to make another one of those!  She used 2-1/2″ squares and the quilt finished at approximately 100″.  I love the blue sashing.

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Here is a Twinkle Baby that Judy made and donated as a comfort quilt.  Such wonderful colors! Don’t the twinkl-y star points make you smile?!

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Ellen wrote: This started out as part of our church Christmas program.  I ...

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February 15, 2020
Fractured Triangles Pattern Tutorial and Ruler from Carol Lyles Shaw

Creative Grids has released a new Half Sixty Triangle ruler that is perfect for the ‘end of row’ setting triangles in my Fractured Triangles Pattern. The Half Sixty Triangle ruler is available at local quilt shops and online.  Click here to purchase online (affiliate link).   I’m also working on other patterns that use this [ ...Continue Reading ]

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February 10, 2020
25 Million Stitches Big Stitch Tutorial from Carol Lyles Shaw

Big stitch hand quilting is a technique used by many quilters. However, I recently used this technique in an embroidery project!  A few weeks ago, I decided to make an embroidered panel for the 25 Million Stitches project and in this post, I’ve detailed the technique that I used.  I decided to make my panel [ ...Continue Reading ]

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October 21, 2019
Make This: Double Crossed Quilt Block Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

We have a fun new quilt block tutorial for you today! Say hello to the Double Crossed Block. It’s an upsized version of the Christmas Plus quilt block that we designed for Moda Bake Shop, finishing at 12.5″ square (12″ square once pieced into a quilt). We also added that little pop of red on […]

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October 17, 2019
Quilt Tools 2019 from Carol Lyles Shaw

Using the right quilt tools makes all the difference when you are quilting.  Good tools help you cut and sew more accurately and generally make the entire process more enjoyable.

And, you don’t have to spend a lot of money–just focus on a few high quality items and they will last forever.

Here are some of my favorite tools.  No affiliate links–opinions based on personal use only.

Shop Local

As always, please check with your favorite local quilt shop or local shops with online shops before going to ‘big’ retailers. Note:  there are NO buying links in ...

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