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July 21, 2020
FREEE Paper Pieced Christmas Blocks from Gray Barn Designs

Hello!  It’s Cindy bragging about Sandy designing the cutest paper pieced Christmas block patterns.  2 trees black backgroundSince Sandy designed 4 very adorable blocks, we’re hosting a PAPER PIECING SEW ALONG.  You can make a Christmas banner, a table runner or a mini wall hanging.  We think either one is guaranteed to make your 2020 holidays brighter!

The first block is a rustic evergreen tree.  For printing these patterns, we suggest using thin copy paper or a special paper made for paper piecing from your favorite quilting store.

Since I am a novice at paper piecing, I used colored pencils to ...

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March 9, 2012
Crabapple Branches Repurposed from Quilting Cafe's Brew

When my husband had to cut down our flowering crabapple tree, I grabbed some branches with the dried apples still on. Added LED lights from Joann's with brown floral tape and, voila, romantic low lights. Much more natural and interesting than those found in stores today. The lights are plug in which emit a copper glow. Note the vase; I made it in a freshman ceramics seminar in 1970 at Barat College.

Quilting Cafe, where something is always brewing

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