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March 28, 2017
Hats Off, Hats On from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Exhibit A
There will be no Exhibit B.
Last weekend I decided to attempt a cloche hat. I've wanted one for quite a while despite the fact that I really don't look good in hats. I like hats. I have even been known to wear them. But wear them well? No, actually.

The hat almost works. It's a little big, but it covers my head. I just don't like it as much as I thought I would. Mostly it's hot. 

I guess I'll have to wait until this business of the middle-aged heat wave ...

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Free Quilt Patterns Featuring Capsules by AGF from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

I hope you’re having a fabulous day! Have you had a chance to flip through the Capsules look book? It’s filled with tons of projects for any style and occasion. As you probably know, our Capsules consist of four bite-sized collections with 10 prints. Each collection brings together timeless textile trends with an AGF twist! We’ve experimented with classic plaid prints, bold geometrics, edgy typography, and even showed off a new take on low-volume fabrics.

And as always, with each print that was developed we kept our love for quilting in mind. Check out ...

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21 Free Sewing Patterns for Easter & Spring from Jacquelynne Steves

Who doesn’t love Spring? More sunlight, more warmth, and the promise of new beginnings… not to mention all the cute bunny stuff you can make and decorate with! Here are 21 a-dorable projects to stitch up for Spring and Easter. Enjoy!!

Wee Brown Bunny Treat Bags

 

A Basket of Bunnies 

 

Fabric Easter Eggs

 

Easter Egg Place Mats

 

Tulip Quilt

 

Patchwork Peter Rabbit

 

Easter Table Runner

 

Carrot Table Runner

 

Fluffy Stuffy Bunny

 

Easter Chick

 

Mini Easter Banner

 

Bunny Silhouette Hot Pad

 

Fabric Easter Basket

 

Easter Bunny Bucket

 

Mini Bunny Bag

 

DIY Stuffed Bunny

 

Fabric Basket Tutorial

 

Scrappy Bunny Wall Hanging ...

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March 27, 2017
Blair tells us how to use fabrics with meaning, awesome charity project with Jackie then jump starting creativity with Emily & Pat! from Pat Sloan's Blog

My guests today are Emily Herrick, Jackie White, Blair Stocker and Q&A with Pat!

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SHOW #334 Talk Show with Pat Sloan

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 334 Emily Herrick

I love chatting with fabric and quilt designer Emily Herrick of Crazy old Ladies, she is creative and always has fun projects! When I saw her Picnic baskets for the June 2017 American Patchwork & Quilting issue I get hold ...

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6 Garment Patterns Made with Canvas Fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Hello!

If you have been following along, I started talking about the different substrates we carry and their weights. Today I wanted to let you know that you can make GARMENTS with canvas fabric! Sometimes, you limit yourself to make garments with the substrates you know but you can make cute things with Canvas too. It's sturdy enough to give shape to jackets, skirts or even pants but at the same time is VERY soft! I encourage you to try it out, you'll have lots of fun sewing with Canvas fabric.

Now, Let's take a look ...

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Finish Along first quarter finishes from Ellyn's Place

I'm so happy I have been playing along with the 2017 Finish-along! It really motivates me to get things done. This quarter I challenged myself to complete five specific items.
And I finished all five! Yay me! 

First up, my word of the year quilt (which still isn't hanging on the wall but it is FINISHED!)
My Liberty EPP Plus project became a beautiful pillow which I love to look at every day...
And another pillow finish! Our scrap swap project for the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild that now lives with Chris...
I love the way my Modern ...

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2017 Finish-A-Long • Quarter 1 Finishes • link up! from Charm About You


It might be hard to believe but we have made it to the end of the first quarter of the 2017 FAL and it's time to link up your Q1 finishes! In addition to completing all those UFOs on your lists, we hope you have taken the first 3 months of 2017 to get to know all of our new hosts! The 2017 FAL has a community of bloggers across the world jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts are:

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In the Mail Monday from Becca's Crazy Projects

I promise to be more interesting later in the week. Right now all I've got is this thread. My subscription to So Fine! and some more color cards (they were on sale) to add to my collection. I love being able to see the color before I order.

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March 26, 2017
Saunio cardigan from Espritpatch

I started my Saunio cardigan this week-end and everything that go wrong went wrong indeed. I swapped the front pieces and only realised when I had sewn the sleeves on. I tried to unpick and made a hole in the fabric. So in the end I cut on my seams and started again with pieces 1 cm shorter...
Anyway, I got it to the point I could get to before I get the interfacing I need to sew the facing on.


and today was Mother's day in England and I got some lovely present from hubby and the children ...

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From Stuffed in a Bag to Glorious from Quilty Therapy

As a quilter I ponder many design ideas on projects.  Some projects it’s the first time by.  Other projects get halted and then wind up in a plastic bag smothered in my WIP cabinet.  This quilt has gone on a five year journey to completion.  It’s sad, inspiring, and real all at the same time.

Moda Blush Quilt

My love of charm packs were at an all time high in 2012.  People may have noted it as an obsession, but that’s all hear say.  For the IMQG first overnight retreat I grabbed the Moda Blush charm pack ...

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March 24, 2017
Free Skill building.. how can you resist! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I can resist no longer.. which is a good thing as we are on unit 2 right now and I don't want to get too far behind!  The Fat Quarter shop and my friend Sherri McConnell have a free pattern each month all going into a skill building quilt. 

Pat sloan skill builder sew along button

Each month is a different technique.. which I think is really cool. 

Some I've not done for a long time, and I can't wait to revisit those!

BellaSkillBuilder

This is the final quilt made with Bella Solids by Moda.

They have a kit and certain tools that will be ...

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A New Zip Pouch from Lily Patch Quilts

I have some projects that I've been wanting to finish but quilts take a bit longer to complete and I can only get the quilting done when I can stay home for the entire day. I can't keep the quilt on the longarm so I took the time to get my quilt blocks put together. 

 Just so I can feel like I've finished something, I pulled out my canvas fabrics and leather to make something small. I decided to make a small pouch with an inset zipper. I had some scrap leather that I was wanting to ...

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Win fabrics with our new quilt challenge! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

How’s spring treating you so far? The weather is getting warmer, the flowers have starting to bloom, and it’s time to start sewing with all the bright fabrics from your stash! If you’re looking to make a new quilt this season and would like to win some fabrics, we have a new challenge for you!

Get ready to join the “Bring the Joy with Here Comes the Fun” Modern Quilt Challenge! Some time ago, we introduced this challenge around the time of Quiltcon since we were inspired by all the quilts that were on ...

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Sew Nights and Design Walls from Quilting with Care

When my mom and I made the decision to open Quilter’s Hideaway, we knew we wanted a way to bring people together. We immediately knew we wanted some form of a sew night where people with different experience and projects could come together to learn from one another, create a community, and encourage each other […]

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Join our FREE Sew along Dandy Drive! from Pat Sloan's Blog

My friend Sarah Maxwell is a talented pattern and fabric designer. She asked me what I thought about creating a sew along of the same quilt showing it made in her aborable Dandy Days and then show it again in my Sunday Drive, I said YES of course!

Free Sew along Dandy Drive banner

Here is a peek at my one GIANT bloom in progress! Sarah's company is Design's by Sarah J... where you can see a digital of the quilt in the supply list. 

Sarah designed the project & is running it from her website

DOWNLOAD the project supply list HERE

We asked ...

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March 23, 2017
For your information only. from Alice Samuel's Quilt Co.

Hello friends. I thought I should let you know why I have been putting off posting anything on the blog. Since my last post, I’ve been experiencing some challenges on the blog (I suspect the update I did recently). For instance, I was unable to reply your comments individually because I didn’t get email notifications for... Read more: For your information only.

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Let’s get to know Saara and Laura Huhta and Named Patterns! from The Village Haberdashery

We are super happy to be now stocking the fantastic patterns by Named Clothing and we invited Founders Saara and Laura Huhta to join us for a quick Q&A so you could find out all about them! The sisters have followed their dream of turning a passion for designing clothing patterns into their career and want to encourage fellow fashion lovers to give sewing their own garments a try.

Saara and Laura Huhta and Named Patterns

Tell us about Named!

Named is a Finnish clothing pattern label founded by sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. Named garments are a combination of Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity and interesting details ...

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March 22, 2017
Springy Granny Squares Finally Revealed from Quilty Therapy

Springy Granny Squares by quiltytherapy #grannysquares #babyquilt #florals #springdecor #floraldecor #nurserydecor #floralquilt

I’m excited to share this quilt with you.  The input and response to selecting the back was awesome.  Thank you for participating.  Here it is…the back of the quilt.

The vintage sheet is pure perfection.  Soft, drapes wonderfully, and the colors coordinate well with the front.  Notice anything different about this finished quilt?  More free motion quilting.

Confession time:  I have avoided FMQ for so long, but I truly enjoy it.  Why did I resist for years?  My quilting time has been cut down by a couple of hours. Instant time saver.  Loops are my jam for now ...

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March 21, 2017
3 Places for Quilty Inspiration…The Last One May Surprise You from Quilty Therapy

3 Places for Quilt Inspiration by quiltytherapy

Inspiration for your next quilting project can come from anywhere.  Since my phone is with me almost everywhere I can document things as they catch my attention.  I have quite the collection from the last couple of years and I want to share with you some of my favorites.  Please feel free to share yours in the comments.

Murals

Whether indoors or outdoors, a mural really brightens an area.  I have stopped in my tracks on a run to grab a photo, like the one below.  A community center in San Mateo, CA has this lovely on their wall.

This ...

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How Much Fabric Do I Need To Buy for Cutting Out Rectangles? from Craftcore

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Crafty Q&A.

I’m trying something new on the blog.  I get a lot of questions from readers that I answer privately, but they are often very similar to each other.  I’m going to start answering questions that are not private in nature publicly on the blog so that everyone can learn from the answers.  Let’s share the wealth!

Have a question?  Come ask me over on my contact page.

Today’s question comes from DJ:

HELP!!!! how much fabric would I need for 20 squares that ...

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