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February 19, 2018
Every wondered about someone's process for designing? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Malka Dubrawsky, Carl Hentsch, Sherri McConnell, and Jo Morton Chat with Pat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 369 -- My WEEKLY FIND is at the end!

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 369 Malka Dubrawsky

I’ve been a huge fan of Malka Dubrawsky’s work for years. I love her hand dyed fabric, her quilt shop fabrics and her process for creating. Malka always has the most interesting ...

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Omiyage from From My Carolina Home

Gift giving is something I really enjoy.  Seeing someone’s face as they receive a little remembrance as a surprise is fun.  In the Japanese tradition of Omiyage, in past times, gifts were given to the lords of the lands for protection with many rules on the gift itself down to how it was wrapped and even the manner presented.  The gift needed to be presented with both hands, with an apology for the trivial nature of the gift no matter how expensive or extravagant.  Recipients were to demur and be persuaded to accept it.  In modern times, gifts are ...

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And the winner .. I mean layout.. is... from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Do you like my Olympic Inspired title!!  Sometimes it takes me a bit longer to get the Designer of the Month layout ready for you! And sometimes it may be worth the wait ...

The theme for our 2017 Designer interviews was the colorwheel.

So I HAD to design a layout that let their blocks show off the theme Doesn't it look fabulous!

Here are the designer's blocks in color order.

It was so fun for me to see what came in every month!

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February 16, 2018
What's on my design wall .. it's pretty full! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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The Cotton + Steel booster club arrived.... I LOVE this club!

Pat Sloan cotton steel club feb 2018

This month are AMAZING basics and some darling prints... if you didn't pick up any Beauty shop yet you need to.. those cats!

Can you guess where those black/white & aqua prints are going?   yep.. for my Aurifil Designer challenge quilt!

Pat sloan heartland hertiage jan and feb pic 3

I'm using some of these in my Heartland Heritage quilt.

If you didn't get this pattern yet BUY HERE.. it's also a 2018 calendar!

Pat sloan flower block

The Spelling bee sew along is ...

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Quilting for Kids hosted by Bernie from Needle and Foot from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello there, makers!

We can all agree that sewing is always more fun when you do it for a great cause. Hence today, i’m here to tell you all about Spread the Love: Quilting for Kids. A few days ago, Walter Bravo (the owner of AGF) shared with me a beautiful blog post from Bernie, an Etsy shop owner and blogger of NeedleandFoot.com. In her blog post she talked about Amy Jandrisevits, a former children’s hospital social worker that is dedicating her time to creating dolls for kids with serious illnesses and limb differences.

Love quilt close up
Amy sells these ...

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Red Fish, Blue Fish! from Becca's Crazy Projects

I couldn't stop with the fish hats.

This time, I pulled a bunch red fabrics and got cutting and stitching. 
One fish is not as much fun as two, so here is a blue one. Aren't those fins fun?
Red Fish! That dorsal fin gives such a great mowhawk look.
Blue Fish!
Aren't they fun?

Make your own Choly Knight's wonderful Slouchy Fleece Fish Hat.

If you want to learn to work with fleece, you should really check out Choly Knight's blog Sew Desu Ne? You will find loads of free patterns to try out ...

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How to Add Borders to a Quilt Panel Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

How to Add Borders to a Quilt Tutorial

There are over 750 different quilt panels available at missouriquiltco.com. Storybook princesses. Tractors and fire engines. Farm scenes and alphabets and leprechauns. The sky is the limit when quilting with panels, but the question is: How do you transform a panel into a finished quilt?

How to Add Borders to a Quilt Tutorial

In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates three pretty ways to add a decorative border to your favorite panel. Click HERE to watch the tutorial! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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February 15, 2018
More Capsules Collections Coming Your Way: Campsite & Raise the Volume from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Makers!

What’s new? Here in South Florida, it’s bright, sunny, and we’re back to our “normal” weather of 80 degrees (compared to 50 degree “cold” we’ve been having). Which means it’s the perfect time for picnics and even camping trips! Are you a fan of camping?

Here at AGF we sure are! There’s something so adventurous about building your own tent, exploring hiking trails, roasting marshmallows, and sharing stories around a fire. We love this life of adventure so much that we decided to create a Capsule collection dedicated to camping. It’s ...

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SEWING: Porto Yarn Bag {Pattern} from Samelia's Mum

Porto Yarn Bag by Anorina Morris


It may still be hot here in the southern hemisphere, but it doesn't mean that we can't start dreaming about cooler weather. For me, cooler weather brings thoughts of crafting with yarn. I just can't seem to get enthused about crocheting when it's hot, but as soon as the weather cools down, my hook is out and ready for action! 


What about you? 
Are you a cool weather only OR an all-season crocheter (or knitter)?





I made this large craft bag a while back for a magazine commission using the ...

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Zippered Bag from Averyclaire

This past year and already into the new year I have been busy teaching French Boutis classes and designing new patterns. I also have done several quilt trunk shows for quilt groups.

After many months my new French Boutis Zippered Bag pattern is published on Etsy as a complete kit and as a PDF downloadable pattern. The small bag when completed measures about 5 x 7.5 inches. It has a 12 inch zipper and is lined with beautiful fabric.

Once again French Boutis is an ancient art. Simply done, two pieces of special fabric are sewn together with a ...

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FREE Aurifil Designer Block Challenge, 2018's Block 2- Enter your block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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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

Aurifil DOM Feb 2018 block Birch Ball (1)

I LOVE our February block and the designer, my super talented friend Scott Hansen of Blue Nickle Studio. You'll enjoy meeting Scott, and getting to know him! Remember that each month we pick a Thread Kit winner from the blocks posted ...

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Project Bags from From the Strawberry Patch...

These are Project Bags, made from the pattern of the same name. I have made lots of them; as gifts, and a few to keep. They are pretty to look at and straight-forward to construct. According to the write up on the pattern, they are:  Great for organizing everything you need for each of your projects, these handy totes in four sizes have sturdy quilted bases and fun fabric details. A zippered

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Project Bags from From the Strawberry Patch...

These are Project Bags, made from the pattern of the same name. I have made lots of them; as gifts, and a few to keep. They are pretty to look at and straight-forward to construct. According to the write up on the pattern, they are:  Great for organizing everything you need for each of your projects, these handy totes in four sizes have sturdy quilted bases and fun fabric details. A zippered

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Cruising, Cricket and Kantha from Samelia's Mum

It's mid February 2018 ALREADY! I just looked at my last blog post and saw that it was over a month ago. I had every intention of posting more regularly but life has been very busy lately. Admittedly, the thought of even turning on my computer has just seemed like too much effort when I can just use my phone to look at pretty things instead. 



Flower Crown on the Isle of Pines (New Calendonia)



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February 13, 2018
Happy Galentine’s Day! from Heart Desire Creations

Galentine's DayAn Island Batik Adventure

Galentine’s is all about celebrating our girlfriends, with a dash of glitz and glamour.

Today, Island Batik Ambassadors are celebrating Galentine’s Day with a post card or rug mug for their “gal friends.” My choice was to do a card sized piece to attach to the front of a card. First, I chose a selection of pinks and purples. (The fabrics featured in the post were given to me by Island Batiks)

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Next, I cut a piece of stabilizer the size of the front of the card. Then the fun began! I cut some ...

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A little Longarm talk and hear what I did when I was out at Babylock early in January from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Amy Ellis, Linda Pacini Chat with Pat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 368 -- My WEEKLY FIND is at the end!

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 368 Amy Ellis

Designer and Author Amy Ellis and I were both at Babylock to work the first week in January.

She was learning a new longarm machine, so exciting! I picked her brain.. listen in

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How to Make a Hanging Sleeve for a Quilt from Jacquelynne Steves

So you’ve made a quilt that you love and now you are wondering how to display it so that you can see and enjoy it every day… or you want a way to quickly and easily change out your wall hangings for the seasons… OR you’re thinking that you are ready to enter your fabulous quilt creation into a show and a hanging sleeve is required to exhibit it. No worries! Today we will be learning how to make a hanging sleeve for a quilt- it’s really very simple!

There are a couple of ways to make ...

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workshop kits [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

workshop kits

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DIY Embroidered Plant Lady brooches tutorial from The Village Haberdashery

We are obsessed with Laura Howard‘s latest creation: Plant Lady brooches! Perfect handmade flair to show off your plant lady status or a fabulous gift – Mother’s Day is just around the corner and let’s not forget it! Over to you, Laura…

DIY Embroidered Plant Lady brooches tutorial

Add a bit of plant lady style to your outfits with these fun felt brooches! There’s an embroidered “plant lady” badge, a cute cactus and a massive monstera leaf.

These leafy designs would make great gifts for the plant-lovers in your life. You could also leave off the brooch backs and use the designs as ...

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February 12, 2018
Gorgeous Granny: Fresh and Modern Granny Square Quilt from Quilty Therapy

Granny Squares are one of my favorite patterns outside of just patchwork.  It’s a staple in my designs.  This version is a bit darker and feels stormy.  You guys, these fabrics were all scraps and stash. Picking Fabrics On Instagram a few weeks ago I saw someone destashing 2.5″ squares.  These are of course right […]

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