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May 3, 2019
The Ruby Ruse from From the Strawberry Patch...

So, after packing up all the projects that I thought I could manage to work on in one weekend, I found myself still leaving one on the cutting table. That's a good thing, I will have another to work on when I return home and everything else is completed. Notice that brand-new rotary cutter on the table too, it is special; Olfa's 40th anniversary ruby red (supposedly a proprietary color) edition

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The Ruby Ruse from From the Strawberry Patch...

So, after packing up all the projects that I thought I could manage to work on in one weekend, I found myself still leaving one on the cutting table. That's a good thing, I will have another to work on when I return home and everything else is completed. Notice that brand-new rotary cutter on the table too, it is special; Olfa's 40th anniversary ruby red (supposedly a proprietary color) edition

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February 18, 2019
Getting My Ducks In a Row, Or My Geese Lined Up In Circles from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Hello there, and happy Saturday morning!  I'm pleased to report that I've actually STARTED on my son's graduation quilt.  I haven't sewn a stitch yet -- just prep work so far, but I have a feeling the upfront prep work on this project will pay off with an accelerated pace once I do start piecing.

Precut Geese Patches, Bagged and Labeled

First things first: After the Disastrous Dye Bleed Detour of 2018, my first step had to be checking each of these fabrics to make sure there was no loose dye from the dark fabrics waiting to ...

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December 30, 2018
Cutting Lots of Quilt Blocks Efficiently from Pamela Quilts

I don't mind cutting, but I definitely like sewing more, so I try to be as efficient as I can when cutting out my pieces.  Sub cutting units from strips is a great way to speed up the process, so I do that when I can.  I also use strip piecing when I can - a great example of this is making four patch units.  The fabrics I am using are from Island Batik for use in my December Challenge.

My current challenge project needs a total of 64 four patch blocks that are made using 2 /12 inch squares ...

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August 4, 2018
I Get By... from From the Strawberry Patch...

...with a little help from my friends. This post contains a few quick, clever tips that I have learned recently from my friends. These are those kind of super smart tips that resonate immediately; at least for me, with a "why didn't I think of that" sort of reaction.  The first tip is for cutting WOF strips (or any strips, really) where you will be using a long ruler. As we have all learned,

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I Get By... from From the Strawberry Patch...

...with a little help from my friends. This post contains a few quick, clever tips that I have learned recently from my friends. These are those kind of super smart tips that resonate immediately; at least for me, with a "why didn't I think of that" sort of reaction.  The first tip is for cutting WOF strips (or any strips, really) where you will be using a long ruler. As we have all learned,

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June 6, 2018
My Jingle Applique BOM is Back On the Design Wall from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'm going to be BRIEF today, I promise.  I've got a lot on my agenda for this week, but managed to sneak in an hour in the studio yesterday to cut some new setting triangles for my Jingle BOM (Block of the Month) from 2013.  Jingle is my oldest work in progress and it bothers my son Anders that I started it five years ago and haven't finished it yet, but now that I've resolved the bleeding red dye dilemma I'm looking forward to finishing this quilt this year.  That's right, you heard it ...

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April 10, 2018
Do I Need a Bloc Loc HST Ruler? And Which One(s) Should I Get? ENABLE ME!! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Attention, Fellow Quilters!  I made it all the way through Lent without buying any new fabric, thread, notions, or quilting gadgets.  I am just itching to try something new.  Please help me shop for Nifty New Gadget Goodies!


Bloc Loc Half Square Triangles Set 1, Six Sizes, photo from Nancy's Notions
Apparently I am the last quilter on the planet to try the Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle rulers that Arna recommended in response to yesterday's post.  Is it too good to be true?  Do these magical rulers with a diagonal groove that "locks" into the seamline of ...

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January 10, 2018
Ta-Da! Triangles On My Design Wall! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

The past few days have been busy, so I'm pleased to report that I've made some paltry progress on my new Tabby Mountain quilt.  


Triangles!
There are more triangles on my cutting table, along with a stack of other fabrics waiting to  be cut up.


More Triangles Ready For the Wall
I know this might not look like much to show for myself, but it's not like I've been holed up in my sewing room for the past five days; I've been busy as usual with other things.  Since my last post on Friday, I ...

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October 16, 2017
Autumn Jubilee Tablet Cover Sew Along from From My Carolina Home

Our sew along continues today with constructing the blocks and the outer shell for the tablet cover.  Now that you have the HSTs done, lay out the blocks.  Begin with one of the colors as primary, then the other color as primary for the second block.  This is one of the patterns on the Moda Cake Mix papers set #3.  So, lay out your HSTs in this configuration.

Sew Along Tablet Cover at From My Carolina Home

Sew in rows, then press seams in opposite directions on the rows to nest the seams. For example, do rows one and three to the left, and rows two and four to ...

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September 26, 2017
Tips from Mary, the Teacher from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

Over the next 6 months, I'll be teaching Piecing the Feathered Star with Marti Michell's templates several times.  I made a new set of "step samples" to use in the workshops alongside the finished tops.  This morning, I pulled fabrics, cut all the pieces and assembled the various steps while reviewing my teaching outline to get my head back into that groove.
As I was working, I was thinking about the frustrations I sometimes encounter in the classroom so today I'm sharing a few tips from this teacher's point of view that I  think will improve ...

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