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June 17, 2018
Small things from Granny Maud's Girl

I have a month-long break from study, so I hope to find a bit of time on the weekends to complete a few sewing or knitting projects. To celebrate the freedom, I allowed myself to make a couple of little things just for fun, without guilt about the unfinished projects that are still waiting for attention.

I made a simple bag from a pattern in a library book, Sew-licious Little Things by Kate Haxell. The bag needs a lot of fabric for not much carrying capacity, but it is so quick and easy to make that any novice could make ...

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Video: Diagonal Slice Quilt Block Tutorial from Craftcore

My go-to baby quilt for gifting is the diagonal slice quilt block. I love that this quilt looks so complicated yet comes together so quickly.  Here is an example of one single block:

I’ve created this tutorial as a video to show you just how easy it is to make your own diagonal slice quilt.  However, if you prefer written instructions, you can view my text and image only tutorial here.  This video will teach you how to create the diagonal slice quilt block and how to assemble it into the quilt top. I’m using a slicing technique ...

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June 16, 2018
Milly is loading up! ~~ Finishes! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Today's finishes mean that Milly has gotten three dresses and several pair of shorts in less than a week. It seems that almost every time she shows up for a couple of hours, I get the urge to sew a little dress. 

She's not complaining, though. Well, when she's done with the waiting, she can whine a little but nothing too bad. 

This crazy loud daisy fabric been sitting around for a couple of years. I've cut into it several times to toss a few scraps into some colorful quilt or other, but I keep finding ...

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June 15, 2018
FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2018 Block 6 from Pat Sloan's Blog


In 2010 I created the first original Block of the month for Aurifil and it was so much fun we've done it ever year since! 2018 is the start of my 8th year running this super fun program.  Learn more about how it works at our intro of the 2018 team

When our June Aurifil designer, Kerry Goulder. I love the inspiration behind her block!

 DOWNLOAD the pattern at the end of the interview and come right back as I have a tutorial for making the block!.

Pat sloan June 2018 Aurifil DOM block

I have a few tips that helped me keep this straight.

Pat Sloan laser light guide

My ...

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June 13, 2018
AGF Mystery Monday Giveaway - BIG REVEAL! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers,

Happy Wednesday! Can't believe we're already in the middle of June, already. To keep your "hump day" exciting and yes, I know you're all patiently waiting for the reveal of what of our first "AGF Mystery Monday" is going to be, the time has finally come!

In case you missed it, we recently launched a NEW GIVEAWAY - AGF Mystery Monday that we'll be hosting once a month where we'll be giving away a MYSTERY BAG (yes, it will have fabric in it and other goodies too) that you can win by entering and ...

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June 12, 2018
Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three from Quilt in Piece

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Three Welcome everyone to Block 3 for the Fall Into A QAL. Without further ado, here is block 3. The Bonfire Block is designed by Sherri of Powered By Quilting. Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download. You can download the pattern here. Plus clicking on the picture above will take you to the download page as well. As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year. Remember to come back and visit next week Tuesday, where I will show you ...

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June 11, 2018
Editor Take over of the Podcast today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Editor Takeover on my Podcast today!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 381 -- My WEEKLY FIND is at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

2018 Editor button

The editors take over the podcast this week to share tips for summer sewing and on-the-go projects, talk trends from International Quilt Market, and share the local quilt shops on our road trip list this summer!

Visit the Magazine for videos, free patterns and tips!  http ...

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Hedgehog Quilt As You Go from Quilt in Piece

Hedgehog Quilt As You Go. Remember I did not applique stitch the shapes down, as I wanted to stitch them down after I made my quilt sandwich. Start with making sure your shapes are heat pressed down properly. Then make a quilt sandwich, making sure that you batting and your backing is slightly bigger than your block. Baste your sandwich in any method you like. The back Then once you picked your design to quilt, draw it onto your block with an erasable pen. I decie Applique stitch around each shape, either by hand or with your machine. Look, a ...

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Mid Year Check in on Goals from From My Carolina Home

It is coming up on the  halfway point for the year, so it is time to check in with the goals for the year and see how it is going.  Actually, pretty well!!  The goals post is HERE.  Since I am still working on the secret quilting projects, I can’t show those just yet.  But, the big reveal for the Square Dance Mystery is coming up at the end of the week!  New readers might be interested in what this blog has done over the last couple of months and what it will offer in the coming months too ...

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Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Tote Bag from Lily Patch Quilts

Hello! First of all I want to let you all know how much I appreciate your visits and comments. I am sorry if you don't get a response from me. Google and their changes are driving me crazy. All of a sudden I am not getting any comments forwarded to my e-mail to allow me to respond to your comments. 
Anywho, today is the beginning of the Where Flowers Bloom blog hop. It's all about flowers from piecing to appliqué, this is the hop to see them all. Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks is our lovely host ...

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June 9, 2018
Kiddo Fast Finishes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 One afternoon this week I had Milly and decided that she needed a new dress. When she goes home, oftentimes she's wearing the dress or other nice outfit that we managed to hold on to. It's easy to lose things: shoes, bottles, clothes, sippy cups and so on. 

Front of dress showing the sherbet bodice
It's sometimes easier to just figure it out as we go. This particular time I decided to sew a little dress and matching shorts. As I've been cleaning and organizing fabric, I've run across a few pieces that I immediately ...

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Liberty lanyards from Granny Maud's Girl

For the past year, I have been using a bright orange lanyard to keep my office security tag handy. The colour is cheerful, and it can go in the washing machine when it starts to look a bit grubby. And it was free from a conference that my husband or I attended at some point in time.

Was it stylish? No! But it was better than the basic black of my colleagues’.

In my drawer of requirement (like Harry Potter’s room of requirement, but smaller), I had squirreled away a few of the metal whatsits that go on the ...

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June 8, 2018
Patchwork Petals Sewing Party from In the Boondocks

Have you heard about the sewing party with 
Matthew of Mister Domestic and Sheri of Whole Circle Studio

The Patchwork Petals Sewing Party will run for eight weeks from June 18th – August 12th. This is a sew-at-your-own pace party! You are not required to sew all four blocks. 

Every week, just by participating, you will be eligible to win some awesome gifts from the sponsors. All you need to do is post a work-in-progress photo on Instagram using the hashtag #PATCHWORKPETALSQUILT. 

You can get the pattern Sheri made here 
Patchwork Petals Pattern If you signup for Whole Circle Studios Newsletter ...

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MINI BLOCK QAL | Block #2: Flying Dutchman from 3and3quarters


Woot! Block two is a little beauty!

This darling orange filled triangle maze is called the Flying Dutchman. Made entirely of flying geese units, you can choose to make a statement with the centre triangles (make that pinwheel standout, honey!) or go real low-key and do all of your F.G units the same! (As always) The choice is yours!!

FYI, this block is slightly tricky to piece (obvs because of it’s itty-bitty size!) so be really aware of keeping to a 1/4″ seam each time you’re at the sewing machine and make ...

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June 7, 2018
Cozy Nordic Feels from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers!

Happy Thursday! If you didn't know, we recently partnered up with "Debbie von Grabler-Crozier" for a lovely book collaboration called "Lagom-Style Accessories." Debbie who currently lives in Norfolk, UK has been involved in writing and the sewing world for most of her life and has contributed to newspapers and magazines across four continents! When she's not writing, you can find her designing quilt patterns, jewelry, mixed media projects and paper-crafts. 


If you're wondering was "Lagom" exactly means, it comes from Sweden and translates to basically "just enough" or "everything in moderation." Although a Swedish concept ...

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27 Free Fruit Sewing Projects to Make from Jacquelynne Steves

27 Free fruit sewing projects to make! It’s the perfect time- the weather is warming up and the sun is is getting sunnier! Look at these fruity, juicy projects! You’ll find quilting, applique, embroidery and craft projects so fun to make, they will surely brighten up your day and your home.

Please note that at the time of this writing, all of the links are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner of that website or blog. Click the photo to go to the page for the project.

Pineapple Patchwork Mini ...

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June 5, 2018
Geometrical Delights: "Loved To Pieces" Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hi Makers,

Happy June and hope your month is starting off on a good note! 

It's been a busy couple of weeks here, since we settled back in from Quilt Market - Portland. It was at Market that I had the pleasure of finally meeting our AGF designer "Mister Domestic" a.k.a Mathew Boudreaux who has such so much personality and incredible talent! Oh, and if you haven't heard it in his videos or in person, he definitely has a contagious laugh as well! It was at his Quilt Market booth where I got to witness his creativity ...

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a geranium dress for my girl from Crazy Mom Quilts

I'm not a serious garment sewist by any means, but I like to dabble in that arena from time to time. I made this geranium dress for my girl on Saturday evening and she wore it to church on Sunday. (Pattern is available here.) I sewed the size 12 and added 2" to the length, which turned out to be the perfect fit. Hurray for the ability to customize your project! I love how it fits her slender frame. Someday her and I can wear our matching dresses if we care to. (You can see my gingham washi dress ...

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June 4, 2018
Christine Weld, Penni Domikis, Meghan Buchanan, and Roseann Kermes Chat with Pat! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Christine Weld, Penni Domikis, Meghan Buchanan, and Roseann Kermes Chat with Pat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 380 -- My WEEKLY FIND is at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 380 Christine Weld

Christine Weld of the Quarter Inch is an active Moda Bake shop designer who love sharing her designs. I’m thrilled to have her give us a few insider tips on how she designs with Precuts. Plus a little chat ...

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AGF Mystery Monday- Can You Guess What's in The Bag?? from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends, 

As a quilter/ sewer I have a love/hate relationship with fabric. There is no better feeling then spending a few hours at your local fabric shop slowly walking through the aisles of bolts making sure you pet each one as you  pass by. I always go to the store with a list of things I need to buy but I am not very good at sticking to what's on the list. My imagination runs wild and I see fabric that would be perfect for a summer dress, or my sister would flip if I made ...

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