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July 30, 2016
Pat Sloan: Super fun round up with a deal and a freebie! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Geezzz.. today I had one of 'those days' were even the most simple of things goes haywire!  I had a text document.. that blinked.. 

Yes.. Blinked.... the entire document

Blinked

Like a flashing light at a railroad crossing.. 

We finally got most of the blinking to stop.. except the bullet points.. which half blink...

full bullet

half bullet... repeat

What is THAT all about?  Sent to the person saying 'please excuse the blinking bullet points... sigh......  

And there was more boring work stuff that didn't go smooth... or fast... or smooth AND fast.. either would have been good.  So ...

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July 29, 2016
Quilt MN 2016! from Bear Patch Quilting

Enjoy our gallery of quilts and displays celebrating the 10th birthday of Quilt MN!

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Sewing with Double Gauze Fabric from Patchwork Posse

Hopefully you’ve seen double gauze fabric in the stores by now and the super cute baby blanket I made with pom poms on the edge (adorable!).

If not, well- today we will be learning just a little bit about double gauze fabric and how you can use it in your quilting or sewing projects.

What is double gauze fabric-

Ultra soft double gauze fabric is perfect to use for blankets, baby items, dresses, skirts, quilting and more.

It features 2 layers of very thin gauze fabrics fused together, to create a super soft, full bodied fabric.  The two layers ...

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July Fabric Update from Quilty Therapy

July fabric budget

Still on track.  Just some solids and scraps were purchased this month.  Insert random happy dance here.

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While I didn’t post much this month there were things happening.  There are some quilts to share once we are back from vacation.

We wrap up vacation later this week.  It’s been fun watching P learn new things, develop friendships, and explore with us.   The campus of UVA is lovely and full of history.  Loved walking around and seeing the architecture that has remained after almost 200 years.

exploring UVA campus

 

We explored around home too.  Lots of great events happening this ...

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special delivery! from Frayed Edge

 I feel like I can take a deep breath and relax after stressing for awhile about creating a new pattern for our Quilt MN event.  At Bear Patch, I am given the opportunity and freedom to create something new each year with this special edition fabric collection.  This year, I decided to think back a couple of years and re-invent a row quilt design I have used before.  This is the result:
Ten by Emmaline Design
 Here's a closeup of one of the sections, including portions of the great border print that I used.

I had a couple of ...

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crosscut quilt along from Ellyn's Place



Ever since Debbie at A Quilter's Table posted a tutorial for her awesome Crosscut Quilt I've wanted to make one. When she announced that she would be hosting a quilt along this past week via Instagram I was all over it! I quickly prepped my fabric and was ready to start on Monday when she posted her first step.
I chose a variety of low volume prints from my stash for the background and an assortment of red strips for the accent. Honestly, I chose red because that's what I had the most strips of!

Day one ...

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What Is Ministry? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I am blessed to be a part of two ministries that have nothing to do, necessarily, with a church in particular. I always believed that the word itself, ministry, implied the church. My understanding of the word is broader today: I think of it now as service to others; of meeting a specific need. Webster defines ministry this way: "a person or thing through which something is accomplished". So,

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What Is Ministry? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I am blessed to be a part of two ministries that have nothing to do, necessarily, with a church in particular. I always believed that the word itself, ministry, implied the church. My understanding of the word is broader today: I think of it now as service to others; of meeting a specific need. Webster defines ministry this way: "a person or thing through which something is accomplished". So,

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July 28, 2016
Pat Sloan I'm featured .. not just once... but in a FEW places! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat sloan row 5

It is time for Row 5 of my American Patchwork & Quilting Mystery!!!  

This row is in the October 2016 issue which will be getting to you any day.

If you are looking for my Batiks, You can find some HERE 

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The cover of this issue has my long time friend Lisa Bongean on it with her antique quilt collection.. love this photo!

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Photo Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. 

Pat sloan antique baskets

I don't own a lot of antiques.... so when I purchase ...

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Listen Learn Sew - An All Quilting Talk Show with Pat Sloan + Free pattern! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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 *** Free pattern at the END.. guests are the really fun American Patchwork & Quilting Editors!
 
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On this week’s American Patchwork & Quilting Talk Show the fun editors of the magazine (who ALL quilt) are giving out VIRTUAL HIGH FIVES to celebrate the magazine readers’ big (and small) accomplishments, love this!! The are sending out encourage to everyone to keep our online quilting communities a safe place for quilters to share their projects, ask questions, and learn new things ...

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July 27, 2016
Binding a Quilt with the Backing Fabric – Video from Patchwork Posse

Binding a Quilt with the backing fabric is a great way to get projects done quickly.

Sometimes I just don’t want to spend the time and energy on a binding.  Or I am in a rush to get a project done.

I know it’s not the best in the quilting world to bind your quilts from the backing fabric….but I do it.

Today in the video I’ll show you how to use the backing fabric for your binding.

We’ll talk about how to fold it over properly…and how to get a mitered corner!

binding a quilt with the backing fabric is simple and quick. the video will show you how.

Binding ...

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July 26, 2016
Inside The Strawberry Patch from From the Strawberry Patch...

It might be HOT outside but there are cool things going on inside The Strawberry Patch. Our DIL (and Gregory and Lynnleigh) came over bright and early this morning with a lovely baby quilt top that she made for a friend last month; today was quilting day! Snowbird was ready. She attached a pretty sheet music print for the outer borders (the recipient's daddy is a musician) and used the same

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Inside The Strawberry Patch from From the Strawberry Patch...

It might be HOT outside but there are cool things going on inside The Strawberry Patch. Our DIL (and Gregory and Lynnleigh) came over bright and early this morning with a lovely baby quilt top that she made for a friend last month; today was quilting day! Snowbird was ready. She attached a pretty sheet music print for the outer borders (the recipient's daddy is a musician) and used the same

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Pandalicious Blog Tour Re-Cap from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello wonderful makers!

First off, I just want to say that we are super thankful to be surrounded by so many creative people like yourselves! Here at the studio, we always get excited to see on social media all the beautiful projects that you make with AGF. For me, it’s even more exciting when I’m able to meet makers who love AGF in person.

During Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, I had the opportunity to meet Karly from the blog Paisley Roots. Since it’s always nice to talk to someone face to face (especially since technology ...

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Learn All About It! from Bear Patch Quilting

Hi there!  It has been busy, busy, busy at Bear Patch during our past 9 days of sale fun!  We heard from many of you that the extended days were greatly appreciated.  That allowed quite a few people the chance to come shopping even if they were tied up with work, vacation, family, etc.  That's good to know!  It also allowed happy quilters the opportunity to make repeated visits!  A great chance to do some advance planning, scout out the goods, and land a good deal on supplies for a project still in the envisioning stages!

Also, a huge ...

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Chris – the Backstory from Patchwork Posse

Today’s story is from Chris-  (she is a member of www.quilt-group.com)

My friend and prolific quilter, Phyllis Schrag, retired from teaching secondary education and partnered with a school principal from our church to bless kids–many of whom came from immigrant households–with a nap quilt as a reward for achieving a goal set by the teacher and student at the beginning of a quarter. Four quarters and 24 teachers means making 96 quilts a year!

Phyllis and I were visiting a homebound lady from our church one day about two years ago, and she was telling ...

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Zippery-doo-dah from Granny Maud's Girl

My, oh my, what a wonderful day. I made two more Sew Together Bags! It’s the truth, it’s actual. Everything is satisfactual.

Sew together bags in pastels and yellow

Two bags in soft and pretty colours.

I gave the hedgehog bag of my last batch to my god-daughter. Her mum saw it and envied all its zippery goodness. I did not promise anything, but I did check that her favourite colour is yellow. Eventually, over many, many months, this bag came into being. According to Instagram, I made the outside in January and bought the zippers in April. Clearly, I do not like to rush ...

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July 25, 2016
The Art of Mutual Learning: The Result from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello!

Steph and Lauv here! As you can see: the very serious teacher, and the very happy student (disclaimer: the serious face is part of the clowning around that went on throughout the lecture). We had a lot of fun with this series. So we had decided to interview each other to end the series about the process, the expectations, and the outcome.

Here are a few questions I asked Steph about the process. 

Lauv: So Steph, are you happy with how your mini turned out?

Steph: Yes! It actually turned out exactly how I imagined it. I’ve been ...

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Pat Sloan Block Stand Winner, and unique ways to use them! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I have Winners of the THREE Stands.. all have been emailed... and I'll list them below.. PLUS I want to share some of the creative ways you are going to use your Block stand to display!

Pat Sloan Splendid Block hanger 2
 

The Winners are 

  • Bonnie 
    Definitely would display this in my sewing room and move it to the dining room table when I have book and quilting clubs! Might even put it near the front door to greet visitors as they come in--especially during the various seasons and holidays!
  • Beth F
    I would put this stand in the corner of my kitchen desk to ...

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In the Mail Monday: ZipIt! from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love bag projects with zippers. So much that when I buy zippers it seems I'm buying them by the pound.

Sadly, you can't actually buy them by the pound, but you can buy them by the dozen. Or the 25 pack, or the 50 pack, or even the 100 pack. A for an exceedingly reasonable price, too. I buy my zippers from Zipit Zipper Supply. Great prices and excellent service.
I quickly sorted these into the appropriate bags. I sort by size instead of color. I always know what size zipper I want. I like to be ...

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