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July 19, 2018
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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January 10, 2018
Island Batik Blog Hop, Free Tutorial, Give Away from FunThreads

 

Are you ready for a MONTH of new Island Batik fabric fun?

The Island Batik Ambassadors have been playing with the new Fall/Winter fabrics and have lots of inspiration for you.

Majestic Mountains Flat

My collection was the beautiful Mountain’s Majesty.

mountains majesty

…And if the fabrics alone don’t get you totally inspired here are some of the patterns that are available in the Island Batik catalog.

Shadow Box by Mountainpeek CreationsShadow Box

Zig Zag by Mountainpeek Creations
Zig Zag


Free Tutorial

Are you totally motivated? Want to jump right in with a fast project?

I decided to start my year off on the “right ...

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January 5, 2018
Bunting Banner Tutorial from Stitching Through Life Blog

Bunting Banner Tutorial

This holiday bunting banner tutorial is simple to make, cut by hand or with a Cricut machine!  Free pattern and tutorial available with SVG cutting files.

Here is what this Valentine Bunting Banner looks like when in Cricut’s Design Space ready to cut on the Cricut.  I used the Cricut Maker to cut the fabric used in this Valentine Bunting Banner.  Below is listed all of the supplies that I used and where they are available for sale in Stitches Quilting online store.  Remember Cricut’s Design Space is free to use on your computer or ...

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January 4, 2018
Make This: Half-Square Triangle Diamonds Quilted Pillow Cover from The Cloth Parcel

Remember the leftover corners from the blocks of the Snowball Fight quilt tutorial?  Today’s pillow features those little bonus blocks in a stunning radiating diamond pattern. For this pillow cover, you’ll need: 100 Half-Square Triangle (HST) units, unfinished size 2.25″.  If you made the bonus HST’s from the Snowball Fight Quilt, these will be the […]

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December 17, 2017
Quick Table Topper and Give Away from FunThreads

Need a quick gift idea? How about a colorful table topper!

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The Island Batik Ambassadors are sharing lots of fun table topper ideas this month.

Tabletop

My friend Sharon started with a 5” charm pack of lovely Island Batik fabrics. She pieced the blocks into rows shown below.

image 1Then she assembled those rows set on the diagonal.

image 2Now for the magical part. Just line up a ruler so it’s a 1/4” out from the block points and cut off the extra triangles with your rotary cutter.

Tada!!! No fussing with piecing triangles here!!

image 3

You can bind or use the ...

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December 8, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Week 12 – Quilting the Mini Quilt from Expect Moore

Getting your quilt top finished doesn’t mean you’re done with your quilt! In the quilting world, we call a finished quilt top a “flimsy.” Which isn’t derogatory at all… it just means the quilt doesn’t have the batting and backing attached to it yet… and it is still, well, flimsy! So, this week I’m going to show you how to quilt your mini quilt. Which is really one of the first times you have options in making this quilt… and you have a lot of them! There are a couple different ways you can baste ...

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December 1, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Week 11 – Adding Borders from Expect Moore

Welcome to week 11 of the Cricut Maker Block of the Week! This week we’re going to finish the quilt top by adding the borders that we cut in Week 1: Intro. Adding the borders means that the quilt top is complete, but our quilt isn’t finished yet. Next week I’ll show you how to quilt your quilt top, and the next week I’ll show you the final step: Binding. I promised you 14 weeks of making this quilt. In week 1 I shared both the into and the first block because I knew you wouldn ...

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November 25, 2017
Cyber Monday Quilt Fabric Week Long Sale from Stitching Through Life Blog

It’s a Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Week Long Fabric Sale!  No Coupon Codes are needed as all sale prices are LIVE in the store right now!  All quilting cotton fabrics are $4.00 to $6.00 per yard!  No really and seriously!  Best SALE ever eh?

Can’t wait to see what everyone purchases!  Let’s not break the bank quilting and sewing!

Other coupon codes cannot be combined during this sale.

Cyber Monday Quilt Fabric Sale Week Long Sale

XOXO,

Deanna Wall Stitches Quilting Stitching Through Life

The post Cyber Monday Quilt Fabric Week Long Sale appeared first on Stitches Quilting.

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November 24, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Week 10 – Adding Sashing from Expect Moore

We’re up to week TEN of our Cricut Maker Block of the Week! I’m so excited!! This week we get to put all those quilt blocks together into a quilt top, using the sashing that we cut in Week 1: Intro. So, we will have no actual cutting today! Just sewing and pressing as we add the sashing pieces and make our mini quilt top for our Cricut Maker Block of the Week quilt!

If you’re just finding this series, start by going to the Cricut Maker Block of the Week Reference Page. That has all the ...

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November 17, 2017
Cricut Maker Block of the Week Quilt: Block 9 – Mother’s Dream from Expect Moore

The final block in our Cricut Maker Block of the week! Today we’re making Block 9, the Mother’s Dream. But don’t worry, we won’t be stopping here! Next week I’ll show you how to put the blocks together with the sashing we cut in Week 1: Intro, then we’ll add borders, quilt our mini quilt, and I’ll show you how to bind and finish the quilt!

If you’re just getting started, head over to the Cricut Maker Block of the Week Reference Page. There you’ll be able to start from the ...

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