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November 28, 2018
Curved Soup Bowl Hot Pad Cozy Tutorial from Stitching Through Life Blog

Curved Soup Bowl Hot Pad Cozy Tutorial

Download your PATTERN HERE!

Let’s make some Curved Soup Bowl Hot Pad Cozies!  Are you ready!

Curved Soup Bowl Hotpad Cozy Page 2 Cut Fabric Squares

Let’s get our 10 inch square cut!  Easy Peasy!

Curved Soup Bowl Hotpad Cozy Page 3 Stitch Your X

Stitch your “X” on your fabric and batting!

Curved Soup Bowl Hotpad Cozy Page 4 Tapered Markings

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November 22, 2018
DIY Handmade Holiday Gifts Tutorial from Stitching Through Life Blog

DIY Handmade Holiday Gifts Tutorial

Making Handmade Holiday Gifts makes me excited for Holidays!  Creating Holiday gifts with the Cricut Maker just gives a professional look and cut!  

Soup Bowl Cozy – fabric sewing

Cricut Maker Buffalo Plaid Rounded Soup Cozies (2)

Curved edges on the quilted cozy soup bowls softens their look.   They are so handy to make a set and stack on top of each other.  

Cricut Maker Buffalo Plaid Rounded Soup Cozies
For the free Curved Soup Bowl Cozies subscribe below!  Nest together and stitch on the blue line!  

 

Download Your Curved Soup Bowl Hotpad Cozy Pattern PDF

Enjoy a 9 page pdf pattern download with step by step instructions for the Curved ...

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September 19, 2018
DIY Woodland Fox Fawn Owl Costume with Cricut from Stitching Through Life Blog

DIY Woodland Fox Fawn Owl Costume with Cricut

Easily create your own DIY Woodland Fox, Fawn or Owl Costume with Cricut!  These costumes went together so quickly and inexpensively too!

Easy Quick DIY Fawn Costume Pottery Barn Hack

This Fawn DIY Easy Woodland Costume is going to create a smile on your littles face!  Can you notice the iron on white spots on the Fawn’s back?


Our Fox is just enchanting with the stuffed fur tail, toile skirt and fur vest.  All fabric purchased at Joann Fabric Store!


Felt colorful flowers accented by white fur make this headpiece endearing.


Our Owl looks wise and curious!  This DIY ...

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August 17, 2018
Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit from Stitching Through Life Blog

Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit

Sew Together & Finish Your Cricut Riley Blake Quilt Kit!  Trying to support you in having no UFO’s (Unfinished Projects)!  I really want to give you all the tools to complete your quilt!

Getting Cozy with a Tribal Throw Christmas Quilt web

This Tribal Throw Quilt is so COZY that I made myself some hot cocoa and lite the fireplace!  It was so cozy that my Cavalier Spaniel, Lady, had to come snuggle too!

Here is the video all about finishing the Tribal Throw from Facebook! I’m sorry it went a bit fuzzy, as I was streaming live to ...

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August 16, 2018
Quilting made easy with Riley Blake and Cricut – Part 3 of 3 from Expect Moore

Welcome to the 3rd part of this video and quilting series! Over the past weeks I have been working on making a Christmas Quilt using Riley Blake Fabrics and the Cricut Maker. In Part One I showed you how I selected the fabric and pattern. In Part Two I showed you how all the pieces were cut. And today… today we are piecing the Half Log Cabin Throw quilt top!

Quilting Made Easy with Riley Blake and Cricut PArt 3 - Learn how to piece the quarter log cabin quilt pattern!

 

To finish up this series I’ve created another video. This video is long, but oh-so-comprehensive! I’ll be holding your hand and taking you step-by-step through how to make ...

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August 6, 2018
How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker from Stitching Through Life Blog

How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker

How to cut Riley Blake Quilt Kit Fabric on the Cricut Maker

Let’s use a Riley Blake Cricut Comfort and Joy Quilt Kit to cut out fabric with the Cricut Maker!  This Possibilities Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Comfort and Joy Fabric Collection will make a Tribal Throw Quilt.

In this video, I will show you how to prep your fabric and start cutting it out on the Cricut Maker.

Steps introduced in the video above:

Cricut Easy Press Iron Fabric 2

Press your fabric with the Cricut EasyPress to put on ...

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July 31, 2018
10 Ways the Cricut Maker Can Help With Quilting! Your New Bestfriend! from Stitching Through Life Blog

10 Ways the Cricut Maker Can Help With Quilting! Your New Bestfriend!

 

10 Ways the Cricut Maker Can Help With Quilting! Your New Bestfriend!

  1. ACCURACY 

The Cricut Maker accurately cut out shapes to any quilt blocks.

All Cut with the Cricut Maker Tula Pink City Sampler

This is especially critical when making a 6 inch square block with 29 pieces.  With any cutting error the block will not square up to fit into your quilt.  Even my puppy and tortoise can see that this is one squared up block!  Thank you Cricut Maker for the accurate cutting!

All Cut with the Cricut Maker Tula Pink City Sampler 24 piece quilt block

  1. Quilting Will Be Enjoyable

Easily stitch your quilt block together after cutting your blocks out with the Cricut Maker

Enjoy stitching your quilt pieces together with the accurate ...

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July 27, 2018
Quilting made easy with Riley Blake and Cricut – Part 2 from Expect Moore

I’m excited to share part 2 of my “Quilting Made Easy” series with Riley Blake and Cricut. When Cricut offered to send me a Riley Blake quilt kit of my choice to share with y’all, and show you how easy it is to whip up a quilt when Cricut takes care of the bulk of the cutting, I was excited! I love sharing innovative ways to approach quilting, and these quilt kits are a fantastic way for both beginners and experienced quilters to put together quilts that look beautiful every time!

Last week I showed you how easy ...

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July 19, 2018
How to Plan a Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Cricut Maker from Stitching Through Life Blog

How to Plan a Riley Blake Quilt Kit with the Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker Possibilities Quilt Kit with Riley Blake Designs Comfort and Joy Fabric is a quilting treat together!  Have you seen a quilt kit that can become one of four quilts?

Cricut Riley Blake Possibilities Quilt Kit Comfort & Joy

Which quilt would you make with the Comfort & Joy fabric?  Checkmate Quilt? All Wrapped Up Quilt?  Star Burst Quilt?  or Big Star Quilt?    To see this quilt kit for sale in the Cricut Online Store click here.  

Cricut Riley Blake Possibilities Quilt Kit Comfort & Joy Tribal Throw Quilt

But wait….  There is more… in Cricut Design Space there is a Tribal Quilt that also works with the ...

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Quilting Made Easy with Riley Blake and Cricut from Expect Moore

As an avid quilter, I love it when quilting can be made easier. There are so many steps and parts to quilting, so when some of those can be taken out for us, it makes quilting easier (and more enjoyable)! Quilt kits are a great option when looking to make a quilt. You know that all the fabric you need is in the kit (yay for no quilt math!), and you know that all the fabrics will work together wonderfully. That is why I was super excited when Cricut asked me to share a bit about their new Riley Blake ...

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March 27, 2018
Farmhouse Window Quilt Tribute to Nancy Zieman from Stitching Through Life Blog

Farmhouse Window Quilt Tribute to Nancy Zieman

Farmhouse Window Quilt Tribute to Nancy Zieman with Farmhouse Floral Fabric Collection by Riley Blake Designs. Join in tribute to Nancy Zieman that dedicated her life to sewing and quilting. She passed away in 2017 with her first fabric collection with Riley Blake Designs Farmhouse Floral! Farmhouse Window Quilt Pattern included with the kit.  Do you remember watching Sewing with Nancy?  What did you learn from Nancy?

Farmhouse Window Quilt Kit Tribute to Nancy Sew Along

I absolutely LOVE the charm of this fabric collection and designed this quilt to celebrate it! The fabric kit includes everything you need to make the ...

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March 21, 2018
Quilt Block Design Board Hack Tutorial from Stitching Through Life Blog

Quilt Block Design Board Hack

Quilt Block Design Board Hack!  How to make your own Quilt Block Design Boards Tutorial!

Quilt Block Design Boards dwindle my hesitation in piecing as the fabric stays put. With more quilty confidence, I can make my quilt blocks faster without second guessing myself or constantly rechecking instructions.  This means less seam ripping.  AND if you use the 100% Cotton Batting then your design board doubles as a handy surface to press on too!  Hey that’s less time running to the ironing board and means accurate quilt blocks!  Quilty partay dance!

7a Quilt Hack - Arrange Quilt Block Pieces on a Felt Design Board from Foam Core so the Pieces Stay Put
7a Quilt Hack ...

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March 14, 2018
Stitch Happens Sew Along – Come Quilt with Us from Stitching Through Life Blog

Stitch Happens Sew Along – Come Quilt with Us

Stitch Happens Sew Along – Come Quilt with Us!  Look at all the quilt block you can learn how to make with Live Videos that are saved for you to view anytime on Facebook or YouTube.  If you are already a seasoned quilter then this will be a quick sew for YOU!  The quilt is only 38 inches by 40 inches that can adorn our sewing area walls to celebrate our love of quilting!  Let’s see how many of these Sewing Machine Quilts will be hanging around the world as a community ...

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February 16, 2018
Use Quilt Markers to Sew Quilt Blocks Accurate from Stitching Through Life Blog

Use Quilt Markers to Sew Your Quilt Blocks Together

Use Quilt Markers to Sew Your Quilt Blocks Together!  These Quilt Markers are the best tool to remember which pattern you want to sew your quilt blocks together.

Quilt Markers being used on the layout of this quilt
Quilt Markers being used on the layout of this quilt

In the Stitches Quilting Free Download you can find 26 Letters and 24 Numbers to keep your blocks and rows organized.

Quilt Markers cut out and ready to use by Stitches Quilting Free Download PDF
Quilt Markers cut out and ready to use by Stitches Quilting Free Download PDF


Quilt Markers Download includes 26 Letters and 24 Alphabets

Stacking Quilt Blocks Use Quilt Markers Free Download with 24 Numbers 26 Letters from Stitches Quilting
Stacking Quilt Blocks Use Quilt Markers Free Download with ...

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February 10, 2018
Lets Bake Sew Along Quilt Organization from Stitching Through Life Blog

Lets Bake Sew Along Quilt Organization

Lets Bake Sew Along Quilt Organization is needed to manage all the many pieces and things to do for this baking quilt!

At Stitches Quilting, we designed Let’s Bake Sew Along Quilt Custom Organization sheets just for YOU!  This way you won’t lose all those adorable pieces of fabric and supplies!

Let's Bale Sew Along Binder Organization

So… download the printable and get organized with a 3 ring binder and sheet protectors!

Check out the 1st page of the 33 page download to help you feel progress as you make your Let’s Bake Sew Along Blocks

Let's Bale Sew Along Quilt Block Progress

There ...

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February 1, 2018
You Are Loved Heart Quilt from Stitching Through Life Blog

You Are Loved Heart Quilt

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You Are Loved Heart Quilt Kit Quiltalong Stitches Quilting with Deanna Wall

This is the layout of the You Are Loved Quilt Pattern.  Recognize the half square triangles and full squares in the pattern below.

You Are Loved Heart Quilt Digital Pattern

Here is everything that will be included in your quilt kit.

What items will be in your kit of You Are Loved Heart Quilt Pattern

Let’s make those half square triangles

How to Make You Are Loved Half Square Triangle Quilt Block

Arrange your blocks and rows of squares.  Take a photograph on your smart phone.  Use the photograph as a reference as you are stitching your blocks into rows at a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Join your rows together by carefully pinning and nesting your seams together.

How to lay out your You Are Loved Heart Quilt pattern

Remember you want to place your black ...

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January 31, 2018
Mae Flowers Lattice Spring Quilt from Stitching Through Life Blog

Mae Flowers Lattice Spring Quilt

Spring showers bring Mae Flowers and this fabric collection has a bright hopeful spring feel!  These fabrics complement each other with all the flowers, patterns and color!

April Showers brings Mae Flowers complementary patterns, prints and colors

 

Mae Flowers Penny Rose Fabric collection seemed to say make me into a lattice quilt!

Free Pattern Mae Flowers Lattice Quilt Kit Lindsay Wilkes The Cottage Mama Penny Rose Fabrics

 

In fact, Stitches Quilting has the Mae Flower Lattice Spring Quilt handy and available in a quilt kit just for you! 

Buy Now at Stitches QuiltingFree Pattern Mae Flowers Lattice Quilt Kit Lindsay Wilkes The Cottage Mama Penny Rose Fabrics Free Pattern

Mae Flowers Lattice Spring Quilt Kit starts with a 5 inch square!

Mae Flowers Lattice Quilt It All Starts With A Square

 

Below you can get an idea of the pattern of how the quilt is layed out and pieced together.

How to piece lattice quilt pattern for Mae Flowers Lattice Quilt.  Free pattern available.  Piece ...

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January 28, 2018
DIY Fitted Sheet Hack – Stay Put from Stitching Through Life Blog

DIY Fitted Sheet Hack – Stay Put

You need 2 yards of Elastic for one set of sheets.

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Elastic 1 inch wideStretchrite Elastic 1 inch wide Polyester

 

 

 

 

DIY Fitted Sheet Hack – Stay Put Instructions

01 Do your sheets crawl off your bed waking you up
01 Do your sheets crawl off your bed waking you up
2 DIY SHEET HACK Fix your sheets for a good night sleep
2 DIY SHEET HACK Fix your sheets for a good night sleep
3 All You Need is ELASTIC
3 All You Need is ELASTIC
5 Mark sheet 12 inches stretched from center
5 Mark sheet 12 inches stretched from center
6 Mark your sheet 12 inches stretched from center corner seam
6 Mark your sheet 12 inches stretched from center corner seam
7 Mark on the left side 12 inches stretched from center corner seam of sheet
7 Mark on the left side 12 inches stretched from center corner seam of sheet
8 Both sides of corner sheet seam are marked with green sharpie
8 Both sides of corner sheet seam are marked ...

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January 15, 2018
Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt from Stitching Through Life Blog

Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt

Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt for a beginning quilter to learn basic quilting techniques.  The Easy Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt is perfect for the experienced quilter wanting to make something colorful,  fast while featuring favorite fabrics.

Easy Giant Half Square Triangle Quilt with Color Gradient

In the quilt that I will be making, I will be using Riley Blake Fabrics Bee Basics by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet.  The bright colors and small print attract me.  There isn’t a featured fabric to the collection like a large floral or accenting stripe so I feel like all the fabrics ...

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January 14, 2018
12 Hacks Every Quilter Should Know from Stitching Through Life Blog

12 Hacks Every Quilter Should Know

12 Hacks Every Quilter Should Know

12 Hacks Every Quilter Should Know – Summarized for you!

1a Quilt Hack - Piece with Neutral Thread and Use Large Spool of Thread
1a Quilt Hack – Piece with Neutral Thread and Use Large Spool of Thread
1b Quilt Hack - Use a larger spool of thread
1b Quilt Hack – Use a larger spool of thread
1c Quilt Hack - Wide Mouth Jar Behind Machine for Large Thread
1c Quilt Hack – Wide Mouth Jar Behind Machine for Large Thread
2a Quilt Hack -Fabric Everywhere
2a Quilt Hack -Fabric Everywhere
2b Quilt Hack - Use Comic Boards to Fold Fabric
2b Quilt Hack – Use Comic Boards to Fold Fabric
2c Quilt Hack - Fold Fabric Around a Comic Board
2c Quilt Hack – Fold Fabric Around a Comic Board
2d Quilt Hack -Use Comic Boards to Fold and Store Fabric
2d Quilt Hack -Use Comic Boards to Fold and Store Fabric
3a Quilt Hack - Press Blocks Don't Iron Them
3a Quilt Hack – Press Blocks Don’t Iron Them
3b Quilt Hack - Use Spray Fabric Starch Press Block
3b Quilt Hack ...

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