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July 12, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more quilts pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
And another by Mary. She makes panels so much more interesting than a panel tries to be.
This is the stack of quilts I have ready to go back for binding.

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Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 42

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July 11, 2019
Are you ready to make pumpkins? Witch's Night Out Block #1 from Pat Sloan's Blog

Here we go for a Fun Witch's Night Out Sew Along!

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I am making my Witch's Night Out with  the fabric in the book. I had the fabric sent in advance so I was ready to host this sew along.  Below I will show you which pieces I'd use from the starter and I'll make one pumpkin, not all of them, in the fabric from the starter.  Remember you need to add a bit more to the starter bundle, dig in your stash!

On my Project page I show you the block order. I'm mixing ...

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Week 17 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Scrappy Herringbone from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 17th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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Winter Wonderland Block #3 a steam cup from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm in love with the fabric kit we have for Winter Wonderland's books cover quilt, the Sleigh Bell Sampler!

At the end I've included the sew along information on Witches night out and Summer Celebrate the Seasons 

Pat Sloan Sleigh Bell block 3 pic 1

When you come in from a building snowmen, sledding, ice skating, or taking a brisk winter walk, Block #3 is a steaming cup of warm that is waiting for you.  I have a few tips for making this block below. 

The Fat Quarter shop and I created a great ...

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How to Make a Quilt with Fabric Panels from Patchwork Posse

A fabric panel can be kind of tricky or intimidating to purchase. You love it, but you don’t know if you should cut it up or not.

How do you deal with the different panels?  Do others think you are cheating if you use them and call it a quilt?

Well— I totally use and love a good fabric panel.

If you are needing something done, and like yesterday, this might the just the thing you need.

I wouldn’t think twice about using the whole panel.  I have.  If you have time to fiddle and reformat the panel ...

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Pin It Weekly #285 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I had plenty of items to work on while at my quilt retreat last week, but I still had to look at some of the ideas on Pinterest. Since I have them, I thought I'd share with you.

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sew together bag | Flickr - Photo Sharing! by Erin at Why Not Sew?

This is a pattern + tutorial for a hanging pod storage basket. These bags are great for stuffing full of grocery bags, tossing in loose toys to get them out of sight, filling with winter-wear like scarves, hats, and gloves, etc. This is a quick and easy project which should take

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July 10, 2019
Quilting Mistakes-A Machine Quilting Quick Tip from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! What should you do about quilting mistakes? Should you stop immediately and rip out the stitches? Or should you continue quilting and fix it later?Or maybe you could leave the quilting mistake and never rip it out? To rip or not to rip…that is the question! I rarely-very rarely– rip out any…

The post Quilting Mistakes-A Machine Quilting Quick Tip appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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Crazy Curtain Quilt Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

Grandma’s curtains have new life as a quilt.


It is quilted with an all over panto called Pipeline.  It seemed to suit and I am pleased with the results.


The backing is something I had on hand from a great sale a few years back.


Green binding AGAIN! After several auditions, this seemed the best match for the slightly faded period fabrics.

I am so happy to have been able to give these curtains purpose again.

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July 9, 2019
WIP Wednesday #399 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy Tuesday peeps! My kids are with friends all week which means I am sewing and quilting my heart out. How about you?

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).

Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to ...

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Free Merry Mini Sew Along Block #2 from Pat Sloan's Blog


Do you love Christmas in July? That means getting a project all done in time to use this winter!

If you’re joining me for the first time visiting for the Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along, I'm so excited you are here! I'm Pat, and I’ve been quilting 'online' since 1999!  I write quilt books, do videos and tutorials, host sew alongs, design fabric for Benartex, and share it all with my worldwide online neighborhood of quilters. Find out more about my sew alongs HERE and join my online neighborhood HERE

Block #2 is wonderful, are you ...

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how I kit projects from Making A Lather

I had a comment from rebecca grace

Those little blocks are darling! How do you prep those garden blocks to make them portable? Do you have all the fabrics selected and cut out for each block in a baggie, or an assortment of cut strips that you work from, selecting what works together as you go? I would like to do better with portable sewing but I struggle with having something ready to go as I walk out the door. 

I really liked this question. It might be a very long answer. It all begins with a mess of scraps ...

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See my new featherweight on my Fireside chat + enter my giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I have some new.. so let's get chatting!

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

Thank you for using my links, they support my small family business.

Enter my GIVEAWAY at the end

This week I chat the featherweight my mother-in-law gave us, christmas fabric, and habits. 



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July 8, 2019
mess of sewing from Making A Lather

I have 3 projects going to the left of my sewing machine- liberty ( actual project), 4 patches for sand castles, and blossom time. I use the 4 patches as leader/ enders, but, sometimes, I just want to stick a tulip in while I am working on the liberty quilt. If I keep it nearby, It is easy to feed it through in between other projects.

I have more garden party blocks from my Friday sew group. Rebecca asked how I kitted these blocks as an away project. I will probably explain that tomorrow or Wednesday.

I am linking to:

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A Sparkle Jane Project from Wedding Dress Blue

Daughter, known as Sparkle Jane, is also having a productive sewing summer.


This is a project she started and put away a few years ago.  As sometimes happens, it was time to get it out and make a decision.  The funny thing is that both of us thought of it as a dark, slightly depressing, quilt.  It isn’t!  She was able to quickly finish and assemble the top.


Next step is finding the perfect backing fabric.

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Midyear Progress Review  I have been a busy bee!  This may be a... from Living Water Quilter

Midyear Progress Review  

I have been a busy bee!  This may be a record year at the current pace.  


Finished projects are big and small, personal and workshop samples and experiments with new-to-me products like Kraft-tex.


There were a few first time projects, like the fidget quilt made for my mother.


There were a few baskets! Ok, I made several.  I love making rope baskets. 


Then there are pattern releases featuring Island Batik and quilt designs published in print and digital magazines.


Whew!  Are you tired yet?  LOL  I am  thankful to do what I love full-time and for the ...

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July 6, 2019
wiggle time from Making A Lather

I have not really had much quilting time. I am preparing for a lumbar fusion surgery, and trying to spend time with my Grandchildren. I am not sure how long I will have to spend recovering, so there are some things I want to be sure get finished. I haven't done any pink sewing at all for the rainbow scrap challenge. I haven't even peeked into the pink scrap bin. I thought blue was going to be June and July, but I reread the post and see where I might have been confused.

I have put wiggle time ...

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EQ Mexican Rose Quilt 17 from Virtual Quilter

This project file is full of designs inspired a block from the Electric Quilt library, but this design, and most of the others, do not have the block as I found it.

I have modified the shapes to make the flower head bigger, to change the size of the centre, I have left shapes out … and if you look closely you will see that the quilting motifs are based on the same design as well.

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Virtual Quilt Challenge July from Virtual Quilter

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It is challenge weekend again, and with each challenge I hope to encourage those with Electric Quilt to play with block designs to see what happens. Of course, modifying the block designs is only the start … playing with quilt designs using the modified blocks is even more fun!

Above is the Mexican Rose Block as it appears in the EQ block library.

I like it just as it is, but just had to try making the leaves bigger, and the flower, and turning everything 45 degrees to see if it still looked good on the diagonal, then removed some shapes ...

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July 5, 2019
UFO Friday + a FREE tote pattern and other things from Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy UFO Friday I'll show you my project, share some thoughts and cool stuff I might find. Each week Friday will be our day to touch base on that UFO we went to move forward ... or dare I say... finish! 

Pat Sloan A Flower Bouquet quilted

UFO (UnFinished Object) Friday

Today select your 'UFO Friday' project. Work on it tonight. Work on it more days if you like!  But today, you have to work on your UFO of choice, and of course, the Pat Sloan's neighborhood 'secret pinkie swear' is done by all to lock us into a our secret club of UFO work ...

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Irish Stars Layout from Wedding Dress Blue

The end is in sight.


Hoping to have an assembled top in the next week or so.

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