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November 21, 2017
I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eleven Plus Prizes from Quilt in Piece

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eleven Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 11. The “North Star” block was designed by Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing. You can find the tutorial and pattern on her blog here. Here is my finished North Star block. I dug really deep into my stash ...

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More Paper Piecing Fun …AND Winners Announced! from Made By Marney

This adorable quilt was made from all of the animal blocks in my Cute and Clever Totes book. It was made as a sample for the Going To Pieces quilt shop in Appleton, WI.  I love the way they took my “tote” book blocks and used them in a totally different pattern. This is so creative…great job!

There are so many fun blocks in my book. The Cat is one of my favorites.

It’s time to announce the winners for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Block Tour. The winner of my “Must Be Santa” pattern is Beth T.                                                                                                                   The ...

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November 19, 2017
revisiting the dainty tote from Ellyn's Place

Some patterns are just so outstanding that I revisit them again and again. The Dainty Tote, a free tutorial by my friend Three Owls Handmade is one of those patterns. I've made at least a half dozen of these, for project bags for friends, tote swaps and now as a dolly diaper bag for the little girl I chose on our church's angel tree....
I used a mishmash of fabrics I had on hand, and I think this will be just perfect for her to carry dolly's goodies in.
One of my favorite features of this tote ...

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Our 11th Celebration of our 20th Anniversary! from Bear Patch Quilting

We just love to celebrate!  We find many occasions to celebrate our customers, our store, our employees, the fact that the sun was shining all day yesterday, etc.!
You know we have been celebrating our anniversary all year long, right?  So, November 20 is upon us!  And what better thing to share with you than one of our favorite pattern designers!  

Pat, of Villa Rosa Designs, is always producing plenty of inspiration!  I can't even tell you how many times we have used her patterns, sometimes repeatedly!  Her patterns are printed on heavy cardstock in glossy color.  One side ...

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Quilt & Sew-In Fall II from Heart Desire Creations

For one hour, there was silence in the retreat room on Wednesday and then…the magic began again. Attendees of Fall II arrived! Once again there was so much creativity, productivity, conversation and laughter. For me it was double the fun, double the laughter and a little more exhaustion! For the whole week I even got to meet 8 quilters I had never met before which is just awesome.

What can I say about this one except that it is exceptional! Dolores took scrappy to the next level. Even the back is scrappy strips. That is a LOT of sewing ...

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November 18, 2017
Trim the Tree with the Button Club & my Free Pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Finally it's here, the Christmas buttons!! I' can't wait for you to see them and make my mini quilt to showcase year 2 of the Button Lover's Club! 

Pat sloan Nov button club pic 4

The Christmas Button collection has a stocking and wreath, lights, a wee tiny bird and a coffee cup just for me!

I am using Aurifil floss and they look amazing in my granny's white poinsettia bowl, which chocolates, have to have chocolates.

I'm using Berry Merry fabric, LOVE it!

Pat sloan coffee button

This job needed a iced Americano with a splash of soy to finish it off

Perfect? Why yes ...

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A Christmas Stocking from Samelia's Mum

Quilted Christmas Stocking by Anorina Morris
Christmas stocking with applique baubles by Anorina Morris

Christmas stocking with applique baubles by Anorina Morris
Christmas stocking with applique baubles by Anorina Morris

It's no secret that I love an Instagram sew along. There is always so much fun stuff going on over there. Other than being a wonderfully pretty time-sucker, it's also the perfect place to go and be inspired with unlimited images of beautiful makes by super creative people.

With Christmas on the way, a lot of Christmassy images are beginning to appear as people get their festive sewing started. I follow @SunnyDaySupply on IG and decided to create one of her Christmas ...

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November 17, 2017
it's almost a wrap.. + I have a Spelling Bee PLAN!! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Two updates today, because I got an idea for my Spelling bee quilt!! But first... It's ALMOST a wrap on the Charity quilt along for 2017.  Block #11 with just block 12 to finish up.

I  joined the Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics to sew to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation! For each block, we encourage you to donate just $5 for the use of each pattern! Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised, a goal we reached and hope to continue to raise more through the end of the ...

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baby at play quilt from Charm About You

Most of my friends have had babies and lots of quilts were made! So when I know someone that's having a baby, I love the opportunity to make a baby quilt as a gift. At work one of the cameramen told me his wife was expecting and I asked if they would like a quilt and what colours they would want it...

Grey, pink and yellow and I think it's a lovely combination!

close up on section of quilted log cabin quilt

This was a nice stash buster and a good chance to use some of my favourite scraps in a pretty layout. I created six large ...

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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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5 ways to upcycle a linen jumper from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

The Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild had an upcycle challenge, which was due at the November meeting. The rules were to use 3 different materials that were not originally quilting cotton (fabric off the bolt) and make something from those materials. I thought it was a fun and interesting challenge! Being frugal by nature, I HAD to join in.

I started with a black linen jumper (full length dress) that I wore about 20 years ago. I always figured that I could use the fabric for something....someday. This challenge was just the push I ...

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My Sewing Tutu from Curlicue Creations

 No, I'm not dancing and quilting at the same time.  I'm nowhere near that coordinated!  The sewing Tutu came in the October Quilty Box.

I was excited to try it.  It fits over the top of  a wide mouth canning jar.  What a cute idea!

The pincushion top can be customized with the fabric of your choice.  I've been waiting for the "purrfect" project to use my "You've got to be kitten me" fabric.  This is it!  Meow.

I tried a few different jars before I found the right one.  The jar needs to be wide ...

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A close up on our Narnia Vignette! from The Village Haberdashery

Christmas is approaching and our first seasonal shop display is up! We decided to go for a Winter Wonderland / Narnia theme for our first this year and we love it!

When searching for a winter quilt pattern I (Kym) came across the Quilting in Black and White book and this amazing pattern! Just perfect for our Narnia forest scene.

The Michael Miller Woodland Winter collection was the obvious fabric choice here, it is so pretty! The trees are in Trees and Birds in Winter Grey,  Winter Birds and Berries in Snowdrop Grey, and Flurry – Black Spot (by Susan Driscoll for ...

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November 16, 2017
Two Fall Retreats – Fun, Fun, Fun!! from Heart Desire Creations

Usually I post retreat fun immediately after returning.  Having done two retreats back to back, I was totally pooped!! I always love being with these creative souls, and this year was no different – just double the fun and productivity. (Click on each pic to see captions)

Fall I



Fall II to be posted soon! (And yes, lots more pics!!)




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Time to Enter + The 2018 Mystery BOM theme sneak peek! from Pat Sloan's Blog

My fourth yearly Mystery Block of the Month is done and it's time to wrap up this really fun Children's Library quilt along with a show of finished quilts!
Pat Sloan Childrens library 2017 mystery quilt finish pic 3
With my Quilt is back from 'The Spa' where Cindy & Dennis did a fantastic job (like always!)  I enjoyed seeing all the unique design they did in each block. They put a spiral in the settings blocks and then straight lines for the sashing. I put on red binding and she is done!

At the end of this article is the Quilt Show where you can share Your gorgeous ...

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10 Projects Made with Rayon - AGF Rayon Blog Tour Recap from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Makers!

How’s it going!? You must be prepping all your holiday sewing! I love this time of the year because it’s filled with tons of inspiration. It makes me want to make everything I see! Last month, we had a huge dose of inspiration from a few makers that tested their creativity with our newest substrate: Rayon.

From funky garments to quilty projects (who knew you could make quilty things with rayon?!), these talented makers showed us their tips to sewing with this substrate along with tons of possibilities. Check out all 10 projects made with rayon ...

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November 15, 2017
Aurifil Block Challenge, Block 11 by Heather Givans - Enter your block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Block #11 for 2017 is from the talented Heather Givans. She is a talented designer and also has a fun quilt shops!  Our Aurifiil Designer challenge theme this year is the rainbow of colors found in the color wheel. Each designer is assigned a color going around the wheel and November is Green.

Block and thread

Since I'm designing & setting the final Designer block quilt, that means I get to see ALL the blocks in person and Heather's is amazing! I LOVE the teeny little flying geese.  But if that is not your jam, I ...

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Holiday Sewing- Give Thanks Table Runner Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi there, 

Are you prepared for the holiday season? Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are all adding the final touches to our home. Looking for some last min projects to make for your home or as a hostess gift? The Give Thanks table runner will instantly add the perfect amount of  holiday spirit to any home! If you have a afternoon to spare I suggest you give this project a try! It was so much fun fussy cutting the letters, florals, birds and beautiful butterflies from the painterly fabrics by Bari J.  Head over the the weallsew blog ...

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Quilts for Everyday Living with Sharon Holland from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Long time no decor, I am back and fueled up, because I wanted to share with all of you some amazing projects for the home I came across. As you may know, Sharon Holland is one of our lovely designers, who just released a book called Utility Style: Quilts for Everday Living- which primarily talks about the various pattern designs and styles for quilts. I wanted to take you on a tour and give you a little behind-the-scenes on what this book has to offer and how the different quilts can be applied to any space in your home ...

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Tiny Scrap Quilt – Update 1 from Quilty Therapy

There could be multiple updates on this project since I’m just not feeling the overall design.  Over the weekend I was prepared to add white around the blocks that I had already pieced.  I was going to buzz right through them and then add a gray border. Well I buzzed right through them and then […]

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