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May 23, 2017
My guests today Heather Givans, Lynette Jensen, and Q&A with with Me! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My guests today Heather Givans, Lynette Jensen,  Chat with Pat Segment!

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SHOW #340 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 340 Heather Givans

Heather Givans of CrimsonTATE has a fun loving style! Her latest fabric line is called Literary and I’m really interested in how she developed her patterns to showcase the fabric. She is also a shop owner ...

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Let’s Ruler Quilt a Tote bagDo you remember the tote bag I made... from Living Water Quilter

Let’s Ruler Quilt a Tote bag

Do you remember the tote bag I made with Blithe Fabics by  Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics? If not, review the original Blithe Fabrics Blog Hop quilt and tote posts.

This cute and functional tote bag is the next ruler Quilt along project.


The ruler quilt along will include access to the Lydia tote pattern and step-by-step instructions quilting the tote bag with a straight acrylic ruler. Begin with reviewing the supply list and recommended quilting tools.


Some of the supplies are Soft and Stable by Annie, Westalee Design 12″ Curve C12-2 ...

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Hang a Quilt with Corner Hangers from Patchwork Posse

Hang a quilt with corner hangers

Hanging quilts can be a tricky thing!  They sometimes don’t lay quite flat enough and are lumpy and bubbly around the top.

Today you’ll see how you can make some simple corner pockets that will hold a dowel or a stick across the top. These are perfect for solving the droopy middle when you hang the mini or wall hanging quilt.

Corner hangers for mini quilts. This is so handy and such a great idea! I have a few quilts that need to be hung and this will work!

Materials Needed:

2 squares – equal in size


Corner Hangers for Quilts~

1- fold the square in half diagonally

2- iron

3- place in the corners at the TOP, BACK of ...

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Revised Plans for Tabby Road Quilt: Giant Clam Shells! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

So I'm still mulling those Tula Pink Tabby Road fabrics and what to do with them.  I posted several options that I was kicking around here about a week ago, but I wasn't 100% in love with any of them.  My newest plan is to forget my Accuquilt GO! dies and go old school, cutting REALLY BIG 9 1/2" clam shells with a rotary cutter and an acrylic template. 

57" x 57" Quilt Using 9 1/2" Clam Shells
See how much better the larger patch size showcases the large scale prints in this collection?  Here's ...

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White Wedding Quilting 6 from Virtual Quilter

White Wedding Quilting 6

I would get married again if somebody would make me this … on second thoughts, no, too much hassle going through divorce even for a quilt!

Filed under: Quilt, White Wedding Quilting Tagged: Applique, Double Wedding Ring, Pieced, Quilting, Wedding Quilt, Wedding Ring

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May 22, 2017
spring quilt market 2017 from Crazy Mom Quilts

Last week/weekend I had the opportunity to go to spring Quilt Market in St. Louis, Missouri. Quilt market is a twice-yearly trade show which is only open to people in the quilting industry. It's a lot of fun, but it's also tiring and completely over stimulating. I went to promote my new book, so I gave a schoolhouse presentation and I did a few book signings. I roomed with my long time blog friend, Thimbleanna. All around, it was wonderful!

(I actually remembered to take a quick photo before the signing started! Hurray!)
This booth by Sandra ...

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The Road Less Traveled from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Nope, I am not happy; and I really am not happy to be writing this post.  Those that saw my post on Friday read about my 48 month project.  The infamous quilt that has been in the making for way too long.   After my post I was inspired to do some marking and wanted to remove them to see what the design would look like.  The result has me in tears.

Did I prewash the fabric? Of course.  Am I sick to my stomach? The thought of fabric is making me nausea.  Have I cursed myself inside and out?  A ...

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Starlight Symphony ~ Ready to Quilt from Liz Makes Crafts

I used to say that I haven't met a batik I didn't like. And for a long time, that was true. But then I got into machine-quilting, and realized that my love of batiks started to wane a bit. I'm not really sure why, but it might have to do with batiks being more difficult to quilt over. However, after I watched the Scrappy Stars Quilt of the Midnight Quilt Show, I just loved the beauty of the batiks Angela used, and just like that, my batik fever is back.

Fabric audition is one of my favorite ...

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Lessons Learned… from Gray Barn Designs

Several years ago I made a non-traditional Christmas quilt for my sister.  She lives in Florida and regionally, the colors and decor are much brighter and more “beachy” than here in the Midwest.

I used a pattern from an Eleanor Burns book, Christmas at Bear’s Paw Ranch , and as you can see, the non-traditional Christmas colors look perfect against a “Florida Pink” wall.  She has this hanging up throughout the year and of course I stopped to admire my work and reflect on lessons learned.


This quilt was my first attempt at using large scale prints AND of course ...

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Home: where the coffee and internet are from Terificreations's Weblog

I’m home. Good coffee. Immediate, and good wifi. My suitcase and carry-on are over there waiting for me to take them down to the basement where my office, and laundry room are. But I’m watching the latest episode of Dr. Who and considering making more coffee. I’ve got the post Market groggy feeling, that this … Continue reading Home: where the coffee and internet are

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A New Host for Design Wall Monday from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

When I announced that I was no longer hosting Design Wall Monday, Judy from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts asked if I had any objection to her hosting a Design Wall Monday post on her blog and of course, I have no claim to Design Wall Monday posts. She has her first Design Wall Monday...

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Enjoying the Lovely Weather from Katy Did Art

Friday evening, after a long day at work, I decided it was time to play with some fabric!! I have been working steadily on getting all the Blue and Cheddar pieces sewn into blocks and I needed to press the block parts before I could continue. But Friday was comparatively hot here and I didn’t want to sit in a stuffy room over a hot iron. So I set up on the front deck.

Ah-h-h-h! How relaxing! I was able to get all the pressing done while enjoying the last of a beautiful day. I had a nice tall ...

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Eagle Panel Quilt of Valor from From My Carolina Home

Continuing on with the Quilts of Valor for the Grand Strand Quilters, the next one is a panel with an eagle in the center surrounded with borders. The backing provided was a dark blue.

Quilt of Valor Eagle Panel

Once again, the borders are a bit full, and I suspect that they were not measured. The cornerstone blocks are not straight.

Quilt of Valor Eagle Panel

There is fullness in the middle too.

Quilt of Valor Eagle Panel

Folding it up from the bottom, you can see how the middle of the quilt is smaller than the edges, indicating too much fabric in the borders.

Quilt of Valor Eagle Panel

I removed it from the frame and steam pressed the ...

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Stash Builder Box from Lily Patch Quilts

There are many monthly quilty subscription boxes out there. I have been on the fence for a while trying to decide if it's something I would want to subscribe to. The prices vary depending on which company you would like. These boxes all have fabrics and other quilty goodies. I finally took the plunge and ordered a subscription with the folks at Stash Builder Box.

The reason I went with them was because  I like the fact that I actually get a full yard from each of the three fabrics they include in their box each month. Then they ...

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Retrospective Tips and Advice for Beginner Quilters from Alice Samuel's Quilt Co.

Hello Friends! I can’t believe how long I’ve stayed away from here…let’s just say between work, health and other “stuffs” I haven’t had enough energy for quilting or blogging in a while! I seem to be making my way out of this imposed hibernation though. Managed to come online every now and then but I can’t wait... Read more: Retrospective Tips and Advice for Beginner Quilters

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Half-Square Triangles from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I'm in a half-square triangle kind of mood. Pinterest is chock-full of them, so I thought I'd share some of the information and quilts that are available in the way of ideas.

First up: directions, tips, ideas, tutorials and cheats

half square triangles from two squares. Sew around the outside and cut on the diagonals. This is my favorite method!:

The Magic 8 tutorial - this is a great way to make 8 HST at once - She even does an easy equation to figure out how big to cut the original squares:

Cutting Half-Square Triangles from Pink Petal Quilts!:
Half square triangle quilt tutorial tube piecing:

half square triangles made easy  mind. blown.:

Half Square Triangle Pouch | Craftsy:

Retro Half Square Triangle Pillow Cover:

Amazingly simple way to mass produce HSTs- directions at

Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog: Half-square-triangle short-cuts and easy square-up:

Next up: 12 quilts, 12 settings (no two alike)

Quilting Blocks: Half Square Triangle Tutorial- different blocks that can be made with half square triangles!:

Beacon of Hope quilt pattern from Quilting Quickly Spring 2014 at Fons and Porter:

Confessions of a Serial Quilter: The Man Quilt - Finished!:

Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts: Modern Mini Challenge Quilt: HST Extravaganza

Half square triangles in a charm quilt

Down Grapevine Lane: Rainbow swirl quilt | Apple wall-art:

I really love this pattern! This version is 60" x 60". Seen at The Recipe Bunny: Auction Quilt Finished, posted 2-Apr 2014:

HST.... wonderful!!!                                                                                                                                                      More

Quilting Blocks: Half Square Triangle Tutorial- different blocks that can be made with half square triangles!:

We love the simplicity of this quilt made by @babynelldesigns!:

all polka dots -- when I finally master HST, this is a fun pattern - must find some black and white dot fabric:

great layout for HST!  Blog post:

Last up: Lagniappe (something extra) by Denyse Schmidt
Denyse Schmidt pattern - In This Corner quilt. clean HST layout                                                                                                                                                                                 More:

Did you choose a favorite? Not yet? Okay then, I've made a few HST quilts. You can find them on my Trunk Show Pinterest board. 

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Quilted Border Beauties 7 from Virtual Quilter

Quilted Border Beauties 7

Love it.

Particularly love that shape in the centre … or rather, around the centre!

It happened while I was concentrating on creating a border design from pieced blocks.

PS Who let the cat in?

Filed under: Quilt, Quilted Border Beauties Tagged: Applique, Applique Border, Border Beauties, Cats on Quilts, Pieced, Pieced and applique, Pieced Borders, Quilting

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Modern Batik Challenge from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Ambassador Adventure

For May, we were challenged with a Modern Batik quilt. My first choice was to do a small wall hanging – I find those a little easier for modern than a larger quilt, but then I decided it was time to break out of the mold and go bold so I chose to do a small lap quilt.

Modern Batik

I went through all my yummy Island Batiks and chose blues and greens, various neutrals for the top portion and a neutral for the section out of the main square. I love this color palette and doesn’t ...

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May 21, 2017
Posh, Pet Portraits at NC Quilt Symposium from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone! Happy Spring!

North Carolina Quilt Symposium was a blast!  I have gone many years as a student, since Peace college is right in my town, but this was my first year as a TEACHER. Anyway, I taught my Posh, Pet Portrait class to 11 lovely ladies.  I think their pets turned out very lively, and engaging, don’t you? Please enjoy some pictures  of their work:

Hard at work!

Starting with a single piece of fabric on the Wafer light box, and using some colored pencils:

And here ...

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"Speaking Out" in "Threads of Resistance" from Linda's Art Quilts

I'm totally thrilled today that my work, "Speaking Out" has been accepted into the "Threads of Resistance" exhibit that will travel the nation from July 15, 2017 through October 2018. it is "a juried exhibit of fiber Artists Circle protest the Trump Administrations actions and policies." Approximately 500 works were submitted in the Call for Entry so for my work to make the cut of 63 chose works, I am very honored.

The Artists Circle Alliance has posted photos of ALL the art works that were submitted. To view them, go to ...

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