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September 6, 2021
6 Stunning Southwest Inspired Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Are you dreaming of a trip out west?  Do you love those rich southwestern hues of rusts and turquoise?  Here is a way to capture the beauty of the southwest all year round with one of these gorgeous quilt patterns.  They are all available for purchase over on Etsy.

  1. Desert Wind is a pdf pattern that comes in two sizes.  It has a lovely geometric and modern look to it.
  2. This Southwest Quilt is striking, especially that striped border.  It is a pdf pattern with the finished quilt measuring 76″ x 96″.
  3. Go West is a modern take on the ...

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September 2, 2021
September of Sewing + Giveaway! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

It’s my favorite time of year! Why? Because as much as I love summer, autumn is so refreshing. Just-right temperatures

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August 27, 2021
Quilt Show Inspiration from Essie's Quilts

Quilt shows are an awesome place to get inspiration for all sorts of quilty topics. Color combinations, piecing, applique, borders, new techniques, and my favorite: quilting designs.

Quilt show inspiration for you

I was working in the Handi Quilter booth at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC at the beginning of August.

quilt show booth

It was wonderful to be at a quilt show again! I was able to snap some photos of quilts to share here, just so you could get some quilt show inspiration too. Click on any photo to see the full size image of any of ...

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Quilt Show Inspiration from Gwen's Quilts

Quilt shows are an awesome place to get inspiration for all sorts of quilty topics. Color combinations, piecing, applique, borders, new techniques, and my favorite: quilting designs.

Quilt show inspiration for you

I was working in the Handi Quilter booth at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC at the beginning of August.

quilt show booth

It was wonderful to be at a quilt show again! I was able to snap some photos of quilts to share here, just so you could get some quilt show inspiration too. Click on any photo to see the full size image of any of ...

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January 30, 2021
10 Ways to Make a Temperature Quilt from Craft Gossip

Have you ever wanted to make a temperature quilt?  Are you familiar with what one is?  Temperature quilts are kind of like a daily diary of the temperatures that occurred throughout the year in a particular place.  Of course this diary is written with fabric and color, not words. They are lots of fun to make, but they do take some planning and dedication.

The best thing about a temperature quilt is that each one is unique.  As you will see, quilters use all kinds of designs for their layouts.  Here are 10 ideas to get you started on yours ...

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January 25, 2021
How to Make Quilted Jewelry from Craft Gossip

Sometimes a project comes along and you just have to do a double take.  That is the case with this stunning idea from National Quilter’s Circle.  How to Make Quilted Bracelets not only includes instructions for the bracelet, but also for making necklaces and the fabric gemstones that adorn the pieces.

Fabric jewelry is always unique, even more so when you make it yourself.  Your creations will always be the center of attention every time you wear them.

This tutorial is done in two parts, how to pick out the fabric for your piece and how to make the ...

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December 4, 2020
Hanukkah Sampler Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Made in bright and cheerful colors, this festive Hanukkah sampler quilt from FaveQuilts, would be a lovely quilt to make for the holiday.  The designer of the wall hanging is Ellen Maxwell and it was made to highlight the Chanukah Hallmark Collection from Free Spirit Fabrics.

The pattern combines piecing and fusible appliqué. You will find a list of all of the supplies needed, as well as step by step instructions to help you out.  The downloadable PDF also has the templates for the four designs in the center.

Measuring 38″ by 38″ when finished, it’s an ideal wall ...

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August 29, 2020
» Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

 Machine quilting and finishing some projects has carried me through the past couple weeks!  That is all good for sure!!  Last week, I finished my youngest grandson's "big bed" quilt -- major goal reached!! 

 I made this quilt during the #littlemisssawtoothquiltqal led by Melanie at @southerncharmquilts via Instagram.  I used a layer cake I had stashed with 1 1/2 yards of background fabric for the blocks.  I moved through this project pretty quickly, starting the blocks last September and finishing the quilting this week -- not even a year!?!

So this week, I've been working on a small charity ...

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May 22, 2020
Quilting Inspiration Scavenger Hunt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

I spy with my little eye a quilting scavenger hunt in your future! Are you looking for inspiration for your next project? Look no further! The world around you is filled with clues that can help you design your next quilt. Follow the guide below and snap a picture of your inspiration and get to quilting with the world as your guide. Don’t forget to share your scavenger hunt photos Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #msqcscavengerhunt!

Need a little more inspiration, check out the amazing quilt designs you can create with this fun and free scavenger hunt and be ...

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February 15, 2020
DIY MiniMini Quilt from Craft Gossip

Mini Miniquilts are adorable but don’t let these little pieces of art fool you into thinking they are simple and easy to make. Just because it is small doesn’t mean it isn’t jammed packed full of technique.

You can see the full article about this amazing piece here. 

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