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April 5, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 4 from I Patch and Quilt

Welcome everybody!

Today I will show you a fourth option for going around corners using the Ribbon Candy pattern.

The concept of this option ‘Flow’ is quilting up to the diagonal in the corner (white dotted line). Once you are close to that diagonal you quilt, in one fluent movement, a corner flourish.

You can create a full stop of course, before going into that flourish. I actually prefer that full stop, so I can have a moment to think and plan my next movement.



You can merge your lines in the inner corner or use loops to get to ...

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March 25, 2020
Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 10 from I Patch and Quilt

Hello everybody!

I hope you are all safe and healthy. Many of you are homeschooling children, taking care of family members and / or friends and trying your best to stay healthy and shelter in place. I do hope you can make some time for yourself and enjoy some quilting or just look at pretty quilts.

I have new 4 pattern ideas with several variations for you today to feast your eyes on.

The first pattern is one that is pretty easy to grasp: a simple curl or swirl is added at the tops and bottoms of the Ribbon Candy. Click ...

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March 15, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 2 + 3 from I Patch and Quilt

Welcome to the second post on quilting around the corner with a Ribbon Candy pattern. Thank you all for your positive reactions to the first post. I hope that the explanation of type 2 and 3 will be as equally motivating to go and tackles those corners.

In type 1 we worked our way to the outer corner of the border. Today I have two options for reaching the inner corner. In type 2 we will use the same principe as in type 1 with a straight premarked straight line. In type 3 we use a premarked curved line to ...

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March 12, 2020
Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 9 from I Patch and Quilt

Now that we have studied the basic shape of the Ribbon Candy pattern in part 8 of this series, we can ‘pretty it up’!

Start with a large Ribbon Candy and then add a second ribbon where you cross at the middle line of the pattern. Click here, to be direct to YouTube to see this pattern come to life.


Animated tutorial 032 – Ribbon Candy – Lush

Yes, we can try that with three ribbons of course. Just make sure you have enough height in that border. In my sample the stitched pattern is 2″ high. I have found this it ...

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March 10, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 1 from I Patch and Quilt

Several people who commented on my posts on my blog or on Facebook/Instagram requested information on how they could quilt around a corner using the Ribbon Candy pattern, just like you would do in borders around a quilt.

So I started drawing to see what I could come up with.  Almost directly, I came to the conclusion I had to order the corner options into different types. These types are not definitive as some options/types are similar, but I hope they will help you decide which ones you would like to try.

Today I will share a few ...

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February 27, 2020
Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 8 from I Patch and Quilt


It is finally time to tackle the Ribbon Candy pattern variations!

For those of you who are a bit unsure of what the differences are between a Wishbone and a Ribbon Candy pattern, please bear with me… I will explain!

Ribbon Candy:

  • Resembles a type of candy that is ‘gently folded’ like a ribbon. (wikipedia). To me its resembles a ruff in seventeenth century clothing, in Dutch called a ‘Molensteenkraag’ (wikipedia)
  • The pattern moves from one direction to another by curving up and down with elegant swooshes.
  • The pattern doesn’t need to cross over itself to do so ...

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January 23, 2020
Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 5 from I Patch and Quilt

Hello again!

Are you ready for some more wishbone variations?

The last two tutorials (in part 4 of this series) may have been a bit complex for some quilters with all of that mirroring going on. These next two new tutorials will have hearts as well, but not the complexity of the previous patterns.

Two regular wishbone loops and one heart… ready, get set, GO!


Animated tutorial Wishbone Variations 013 – Loving Hearts


You have the option to create the heart shapes as you like them. For me, it really depends on the rhythm of a pattern to do one heart-shape ...

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January 4, 2020
Freemotion Quilting Tutorials – part 3 from I Patch and Quilt

Happy New Year to you all!

Let’s start these ‘Roaring Twenties’ with some new tutorials based on the Wishbone Quilting pattern with some Ribbon Candy thrown in too.

In the previous post I shared two options of alternating a large and small wishbone. But there are more options, of course!

The first one is really dense and consists of a large, medium and small wishbone being repeated from large to small and back. It may look more structured if you widen the loops. Is there anybody willing to try ?


Tutorial Wishbone Sequence A.


For my taste it is a ...

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July 30, 2019
Modern Fat Quarter Friendly Stash Busting Quilt Pattern Ribbon Candy from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

With 24 fat quarters, our new fat quarter friendly pattern Ribbon Candy (part of the Stashin’ with Stephanie series) will definitely make a dent in your stash!

This quilt has a little bit of everything. We are strip piecing, sewing at an angle to create a pattern that looks complicated without too much fuss and no templates.

For this quilt I used Alison Glass Holiday, and I love how it kind of looks like candy cane stripes twisting around. But you could certainly use anything in your stash to make this happen. Just make sure you pick a fabulous neutral ...

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