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April 19, 2024
Simple ways to Prepare Fat Quarters For Quilting from Patchwork Posse

Preparing fat quarters for quilting doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, with a few simple steps, you can transform these fabric bundles into perfect pieces for your quilting projects.

Whether you’re new to quilting or just looking for some helpful tips, we’ve got you covered.

From washing and pressing to cutting and organizing, we’ll walk you through the process step by step, ensuring that your fat quarters are ready to shine in your next quilt creation.

fat quarters folded

Introduction to Fat Quarters

Fat quarters are a staple in the world of quilting, prized for their versatility and ...

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How to Use Add a Quarter Ruler from Patchwork Posse

Learn how to use the add a quarter ruler – the best quilting ruler for paper piecing. It really does make a difference when you are sewing this technique!

For quilters diving into the intricate world of paper piecing, precision is paramount.

Enter the Add-A-Quarter ruler – a humble yet indispensable tool that simplifies the process with its ingenious design.

Measuring precisely one-quarter inch wide, this ruler offers quilters a reliable guide for trimming seam allowances with ease and accuracy.

Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, the Add-A-Quarter ruler is a game-changer, ensuring perfectly sized seam allowances every ...

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April 17, 2024
Quilted Hot Pad with Pocket Pattern from Patchwork Posse

Learn how to make a hot pad with pocket using the quilt as you go technique. This hot pad is a quick project and because it’s less than 10″ square, you can finish it in a pretty quickly.

Making hot pads for your own kitchen or a gift – these are perfect for any occasion. Pick a holiday themed fabric for even more fun during the holidays.

Try the quilt as you to technique by sewing up a smaller project. It’s a lot easier to learn on something like a hot pad verses a whole quilt.

I’ve even ...

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April 16, 2024
How to Join the Ends of Binding – quick and easy! from Patchwork Posse

There are a few ways to join your binding at the ends. The steps that I’m sharing today will allow you to join the ends of binding by tucking one end of the binding into the other end – which will give you a great no sew, no measure and no mess up option.

Tackling the final steps of binding a quilt can sometimes feel like navigating a maze of corners and angles, especially for beginner quilters.

There’s a simple and efficient technique that avoids those tricky cuts and awkward seams. By tucking the end of the binding strip ...

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April 15, 2024
TRIBE no more! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

That’s right… we, meaning me, are changing the name of the monthly membership. So I am enlisting your creative minds to help me! Quilter’s Groove TRIBE will live on with a new name. So far, a few suggestions… Quilter’s Groove Society, Quilter’s Groove Insiders, Quilter’s Groove Clique, Quilter’s Groove Guild, or Quilter’s Groove Posse.

What do you guys think?

On the back end, I will combine the Design Decision Dilemma and QG TRIBE. I don’t even think many people know about the Design Decision Dilemma membership, so by combining them, when I ...

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Sewing Machine Pedal Bag Pattern from Patchwork Posse

Are you finding yourself tangled with cords when you take your sewing machine on a retreat or sew day with friends? The sewing machine pedal bag pattern helps you keep those cords together along with your machine pedal.

All in one place and it should be able to tuck under the arm of your sewing machine when it is sitting in your machine travel bag.

You’ll find it handy and really quite helpful when you are packing your sewing machine around. No more random cords hanging out in the bag and getting in the way when you are trying ...

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April 11, 2024
Quilting Cruise – come sew with me! from Patchwork Posse

I couldn’t be more happy with the announcement of a quilting cruise with me again.

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I’m teaming up with Emily Bailey of Aunt Em’s Quilts She is uber talented when it comes to using your scraps! She is the author of the Crumb Quilt book.

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Emily Bailey: Renowned Scrap Quilter, Designer, and Educator

Emily Bailey, a celebrated scrap quilter, designer, and quilting instructor, has captivated the quilting community with her unique designs and comprehensive teaching methods. With a rich heritage in a family of artists and creators, Emily’s journey into the world of quilting has been ...

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April 10, 2024
Temperature Quilt February and March Blocks from Patchwork Posse

I was running a little bit behind with the Temperature Quilt – so it’s time to get some blocks done!

To help things go a little quicker, I prepped all the blocks I needed by writing the temperature down on the paper and precutting the strips for each piece.

I layered the pieces on top of each block paper to keep it organized until I was ready to sew.

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Tips for Sewing the Temperature Quilt Blocks

fabric for the temperature quilt

Before cutting the strips, I made piles with the fabric so I knew which pile had the 60’s, the 50’s and so ...

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April 9, 2024
Large Quilted Hot Pad Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

Learn how to make a large quilted hot pad that will fit your casserole pan. Instead of bumping up a few hot pads, this large hot pad is perfect for the 9×13 baking pan.

This is a simple quilted hot pad. One that you can make in around 30 minutes or so. Won’t take long at all!

I’ve even made hot pads using quilt blocks, tried a new technique by sewing it together exposing the raw edges, scraps of fabric and extra large hot pads.

You can find a whole collection of hot pads here.

large quilted hot pad tutorial

Sew Hot ...

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Spring Intensive: Sewing Again! from Wedding Dress Blue

Spring Intensives are coming up in May. What are Intensives? At the school where I teach, the week before Christmas and the last week of school in the Spring, students don’t attend regular classes. (Honestly, what really gets done in classes at that time?) Rather, each student selects from a menu of classes and attends that one course for the entire week. After the success of last year, I am offering SEWING once again. How does an English Teacher get to teach sewing. Well, it is officially “Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension.” Doesn’t that sound like sewing to you?!

If ...

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April 7, 2024
Sunday Chat – Stamping and Serging from From My Carolina Home

This past week, I managed to eek out a bit of time for some creative fun, and stamped a few more cards for the boutique. I think I’ll stop at 30 to have for sale. The great thing is if they don’t sell, I’ll have them to use myself. I love this sentiment!

Two more with a different sentiment. I put this same saying on the inside of a few other cards.

Are you in the path of the total solar eclipse? See my posts from 2017 when we were able to see one. First, Preparing for ...

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April 5, 2024
I Threw Fabric Away… from Patchwork Posse

Have you ever had to throw fabric away?

I’m not talking about fabric scraps and little bits and pieces… I’m talking about larger pieces.

Even yardage.

I recently have been testing out a quilt block and one piece of fabric began giving me issues.

So, I decided to toss it in the trash can.

Why Does Fabric Bleed?

Fabric bleeding in quilting occurs when the dye used to color the fabric releases from the fibers and spreads onto other fabrics or surfaces. This can happen during ironing or washing, especially if the fabric is not colorfast.

The main ...

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April 4, 2024
Free Motion Quilting – Finnish Flower from I Patch and Quilt

In the Netherlands we have saying about the month of April being fickle: ‘April doet wat hij wil’. Strong winds yesterday, pouring rain today and forecasts indicate that we will get a taste of Summer this weekend.

To celebrate sunny weather on the horizon, let’s fill our fabrics with flowers! This weeks design ‘Finnish Flowers’ is inspired by fabric designs by the Finnish company Marimekko. Their bright and bold designs always brings a smile to my face. I have two pieces of Marimekko fabric in my collection that I have found while thrifting.

The Finnish Flower free motion design ...

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April 3, 2024
Springtime Breeze Quilt Pattern from Patchwork Posse

Springtime Breeze by Patchwork Posse

I love this time of season when the breeze is blowing, the flowers are beginning to bloom and the butterflies are starting to come. 

Use your stash for building fun butterflies to fly among the new flower buds. 

You’ll be sewing the flying geese – 4 at a time. 

Great for any level of quilter and any collection of fabric from your stash. 

springtime breeze quilt hanging outside

Finished size: 60″ x 60″ 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

3 yards Background
3/4 yard Pink- Large Star Points
1/3 yard Coral Center Pinwheels
1 yard Dk Blue Butterfly large wing
5/8 ...

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April 2, 2024
How To Cut Fabric Strips Quickly from Patchwork Posse

Beginner-friendly guide on using the Shape Cut Ruler by June Tailor! If you’re a new quilter eager to explore handy tools, you’re in the right place.

The Shape Cut Ruler is a game-changer for cutting fabric strips with ease. It features a channel-style design that allows you to glide your rotary cutter along precisely measured lines, ensuring accurate cuts every time.

Simply place your fabric on the ruler, align it with the desired measurement, and slide your rotary cutter through the channel. It’s that easy!

With the Shape Cut Ruler, you’ll breeze through your cutting tasks ...

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embroidery on paper and five buttons from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery on paper and five buttons

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April 1, 2024
Casserole Quilted Hot Pad Pattern Free from Patchwork Posse

Learn how to sew the quilted hot pad with pockets for your casserole dish! This ingenious pot holder not only protects your hands from hot dishes but also adds a touch of handmade charm to your culinary space.

With its curved corners and two convenient pockets, one at each end, it’s both practical and stylish Double Pot Holder with Hand Pockets.

Whether you’re whipping up a family feast or simply adding flair to your kitchen, these quilted hot pads are a must-have.

Crafted with love and attention to detail, these handmade pieces are not just functional, but also ...

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Japanese knot bags from Monas Creativity

Pattern seen and purchased from Katrine Quiltestue. Fabrics is all from my stash.

Pattern: Japanese Knot Bag by Sewn Wyoming

Note that the pattern  contains a code that makes you able to download and print the pattern.'Here is also some YouTube videos i found very helpful:

Tips & Tricks 

How to make a japanese knot bag

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March 29, 2024
Laptop Sleeve with Baby Lock Sashiko from Tea Rose Home

I have been sewing for many years, but my children have had very little interest in what I do. They think it's great that I have something I love to do and respect what I do, but that's about it. So when my daughter asked me to make a laptop sleeve for her, I was so excited. Hold on, it is coming right up!

There are various sizes in laptops, so I can't give exact measurements to suit everyone in this tutorial. Please measure your laptop to come up with numbers before you cut the necessary pieces ...

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Super Cute and Free Cat Quilt Patterns from Patchwork Posse

A collection of cat quilt patterns featuring different sizes, styles and designs. Make one quilt block for a pillow or wall hanging or add more blocks to finish a baby quilt to a lap quilt size. Great variety and for any level of quilter.

Calling the cat lover in you and aspiring quilters! If you’re searching for adorable and beginner-friendly quilt patterns to showcase your feline affection, you’ve come to the right place.

Cat-themed quilts offer a charming way to express your love for these whiskered companions while honing your sewing skills.

From playful appliqué designs to traditional ...

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