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December 13, 2019
My FREE 2020 Block of the Month Announcement! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** 2020 BOM Announcement ***

Do you love to have fun sewing along with everyone? I do too! 

This is the 7th year I'm designing and hosting this Free Block of the Month for my friends who own the Free Quilt Patterns page, Stashify.  One of the things they do is build websites for quilt shops.  So that is how I got to know them. 

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Pat Sloan 2020 Mystery BOMsm

*** The Theme 'Out West! ***

Let me tell you about this year, I am SO excited about this theme! What can be better than Cowboy hats, horses, Wild West stories (old and ...

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December 12, 2019
How to Make a Pillowcase with French Seams, No Raw Edges, No Serger Needed! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our seventh Make of Christmas we are bringing back an oldie but a goodie. In this replay on how to make a pillowcase, I show you how to use your leftover yardage or novelty fabric to create a custom pillowcase with no raw edges.

That means we cover how to do a hot dog roll to get all of your raw edges concealed in the pillowcase sleeve, and how to make a French seam, which sounds way more complicated than it actually is, to give your pillowcase a finished look with no raw edges. No serger needed!

This video ...

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Introducing the Spot on Dot from Expect Moore

Several months ago, I had an idea. Why can’t we magnify right on our quilting rulers? I don’t know about you, but my eyesight certainly hasn’t gotten any better the older I’ve gotten, and my eye doctor say I should expect it to continue to get worse. Since more accurate cuts lead to more precise […]

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Fireside Chat with Pat & GOODIE Bag giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** ABOUT ***

  • How to think about amazing panels like the Santa
  • Project updates & FREE patterns - links below
  • and at the end Sneak Peek to the topics for the 2020 sew alongs!
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*** Fun Fabrics & Tools I shared***

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December 11, 2019
Guest Designers Elaine and Audrey of the cloth parcel from Patchwork Posse

The last month of the year has come and we are going out with a bang!

This mother-daughter pair is the perfect ending I think.

Their pattern designs are modern and fun and while they may look complicated, they are great designers and keep things simple in construction.

They have the cutest bags and pillows as well- don’t miss those!

Here’s a bit more about Elaine and Audrey:

The Cloth Parcel is run by Elaine and Audrey, a mother-daughter creative team with combined decades of experience in sewing, quilting, and design.  Our patterns are a collaborative effort from ...

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Guest Designers Elaine and Audrey of the cloth parcel from Patchwork Posse

The last month of the year has come and we are going out with a bang!

This mother-daughter pair is the perfect ending I think.

Their pattern designs are modern and fun and while they may look complicated, they are great designers and keep things simple in construction.

They have the cutest bags and pillows as well- don’t miss those!

Here’s a bit more about Elaine and Audrey:

The Cloth Parcel is run by Elaine and Audrey, a mother-daughter creative team with combined decades of experience in sewing, quilting, and design.  Our patterns are a collaborative effort from ...

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Wool Artwork Inspired by Ellen Giggenbach from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Wool applique has me in its clutches! That sounds worse than it is, really. But I am having a great time finding inspiration and making unique, not-necessarily-quilted items. Today’s...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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Holiday Mouse Not Stirring Doorknob Hanger from Creatin' in the Sticks

I'm excited to be on the Thermoweb blog today to share this sweet little doorknob hanger.


 It's perfect for bedroom doors to add a little touch of Christmas to an unexpected place. 

 Thermoweb has all the products
 to make this a super sweet and quick project.


The stitched writing is 
quick and easy with my technique using StitchnSew EZ-Print Quilt Block Sheets.

It's so fun to take over the Thermoweb blog for an afternoon to show
my sweet little mouse.

The free pattern and tutorial
can be downloaded at the Thermoweb Blog.


It's almost time for ...

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December 10, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking! from Jacquelynne Steves

It’s time for a little cozy stitching! This Free Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking Embroidery Pattern is perfect for this time of year- because I find sitting & working on my hand embroidery in the evenings both comforting and joyful! What about you? It would be cute on a little mug rug or table topper mini quilt- what about making it for a gift and including a few tea bags, hot cocoa mix & home made cookies? Maybe you could even include an inexpensive mug as well!

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Getting creative with a pattern is something ...

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December 9, 2019
How to Clean your Iron with Iron-Off from Patchwork Posse

Supplies

Irons are the quilters best friend, and without a good one – and a clean one for that, you can have some frustration!

We always have an iron in our hand- and they get a lot of gunk on them! From glitter to silk to fusibles to anything that we think needs a little press, it gets dirty. Before you know it, your iron isn’t so happy and neither are you!

How long has it been since you have cleaned your iron?

How to Clean Your Iron with ...

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How to Clean your Iron with Iron-Off from Patchwork Posse

Supplies

Irons are the quilters best friend, and without a good one – and a clean one for that, you can have some frustration!

We always have an iron in our hand- and they get a lot of gunk on them! From glitter to silk to fusibles to anything that we think needs a little press, it gets dirty. Before you know it, your iron isn’t so happy and neither are you!

How long has it been since you have cleaned your iron?

How to Clean Your Iron with ...

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Short On Time? from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

It's that time of year that we are busy running around getting ready for the holidays. If you are like me, time is short and you are trying to cram as much as possible into your days. Well I've got a quick gift for you to make and I bet you already have what you need to make it in your fabric stash! Plus, spending some quiet time in your sewing room stitching will help you destress. So grab a cup of coffee and lets go do some sewing.

After you set your coffee down, go dig thru ...

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Short On Time? from Quilt Doodle Doodles

It's that time of year that we are busy running around getting ready for the holidays. If you are like me, time is short and you are trying to cram as much as possible into your days. Well I've got a quick gift for you to make and I bet you already have what you need to make it in your fabric stash! Plus, spending some quiet time in your sewing room stitching will help you destress. So grab a cup of coffee and lets go do some sewing.

After you set your coffee down, go dig thru ...

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December 8, 2019
Fabric Star Ornaments from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today was a fun day for me.

I was invited to demonstrate a quick project at my local quilt shop,

Fabric Star Ornaments fit the bill.


You can't get much quicker than these ornaments.
It's a simple fold over and sew method with HeatNBond Lite.


We made kits for the shop and they were a hit.
If you would like to try the pattern, it's free to you, my readers
for the next week.
Click HERE for the free PDF Pattern ...

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December 7, 2019
Do you like BIG Trees?? + Glow Row #4 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Drive Down Bonnie Lane Kick off! ***

Time to sew the gorgeous BIG Trees in my 'Drive Down Bonnie Lane' sew along using Coach House Designs pattern that Barb created just for my fabric, it's so darling!

In this post

  • Videos for fusible applique
  • Photo steps to show how to make the trees
  • Glow Pattern  Sew along - Last Row
  • My Table runner kit

Patterns 

Pat sloan drive down bonnie lane trees button

*** How we'll sew the rows ***

  • The pattern is set up to sew in rows.
  • We'll do the Trees before the clothes line so everyone can ...

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December 6, 2019
Orphan Project Challenge starting Dec 27th from Patchwork Posse

Are you ready for another round of Orphan Project Challenge?

This time around I’m doing things a little bit different– and adding some fun new things as well!

What to expect:

1- orphan project printable

2- private fb group just for those joining the challenge

3- free orphan project ebook (join before Dec. 6th to get it)

4- challenge will run for 10 days

sewing studio spring clean patchwork posse

For $1.00 A Day You Can Transform Your Forgotten Project Pile by….

  • Organizing your overwhelming and lost piles of projects
  • Setting up a tracking and management system
  • Moving forward one project at a time ...

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Orphan Project Challenge starting Dec 27th from Patchwork Posse

Are you ready for another round of Orphan Project Challenge?

This time around I’m doing things a little bit different– and adding some fun new things as well!

What to expect:

1- orphan project printable

2- private fb group just for those joining the challenge

3- free orphan project ebook (join before Dec. 6th to get it)

4- challenge will run for 10 days

sewing studio spring clean patchwork posse

For $1.00 A Day You Can Transform Your Forgotten Project Pile by….

  • Organizing your overwhelming and lost piles of projects
  • Setting up a tracking and management system
  • Moving forward one project at a time ...

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Embroidered Ornaments from From My Carolina Home

Making ornaments from embroidered motifs is fun, and a perfect exchange gift for your holiday parties. I have made ornaments from crewel work and cross stitch, and today I want to show you how to use your embroidery machine to do something different.  My embroidery machine has cards with motifs on them.  I began with this angel, but not in all the colors.

Embroidered Ornaments at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Threading the machine with a white rayon thread, when the machine stopped to change colors, I just hit the button to start again.  I ended up with a lovely embroidery all in white.

Embroidered Ornaments at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I cut the piece ...

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December 5, 2019
FREE.Perfect 5 Sampler Layouts from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** My Sampler *** 

This has been SO MUCH FUN! I am thinking we need to do this again so more of you can join in. What do you think? 

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*** Quilting *** 

  • I wanted an overall that had a tile feel to it... love this! 
  • Quilted by Cindy and Dennis Dickinson 

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*** Backing *** 

  • Backing is my Bonnie Lane
  • So is the binding

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*** Bonus Star *** 

  • Made from the snickerdoodle Sew and Flip corners.
  • Down load directions along with the the 2 sampler layouts ...

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Free Starry Lullaby Pattern from Expect Moore

I love creating quilts for Art Gallery Fabrics’ look books! And today I’m sharing my latest design as a FREE pattern for you to download! This Starry Lullaby Quilt is made using AGF Pine Lullaby prints. It is quick and simple to make – perfect for an easy baby gift! This pattern uses large blocks […]

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