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April 5, 2019
Sewing ~ Strip Knit Set Up from Tea Rose Home

First of all, please let me apologize to the people who left comments on the post about my breast cancer journey a few months ago Breast Cancer Awareness Month and My Story, This is the Morning and Update ~ Post Surgery. I didn't get an email notification for the comments and didn't know there were comments for the posts. I happened to be poking around and found a bunch of comments and I was so touched by each one of your kind comments. I am so sorry that I didn't reply to them, but I deeply appreciate them ...

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How about a little Emoji fun? from Pat Sloan's Blog

I LOVE having fun with quilts and so does my friend Gailen Runge.  She designed this super cut Emjoi quilt.


All the ones you know and USE are here!

With 60 mix and match items!


The quilt of them is darling. A fun quilt for a kid or your favorite internet friend!

I can see quilting a few phrases into the it that you use a lot

** Sew EMOJI Book ** 



How about your favorite 3 for a bolster pillow? 

Super fun in the den!

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April 4, 2019
Our Latest Giveaway: #AGFPets from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers,

Hope your April is off to a good note, so far. :)

This month, we have a lot of fun things in store for you! One of them being our latest GIVEAWAY involving PETS. Yep, that's right. Since we're all animal lovers here and often see posts of all your cute pets with your sewing projects, we thought this would be a fun way to see/hear more about them! Here's the scoop: 

AGFPetsLogo AGFPetsCollageTag us using the hashtag #AGFPets on social media with a cute photo of your of pet (this includes cats, dogs, birds, bunnies ...

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April 3, 2019
Christmas Figs Sew Along Block #16 a bit early! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 16 pic 2

The Christmas Fig Book is Required

I'm doing this post easy as I have have some fun book tours on Fri & Saturday for you! And with Block #16 we are almost done, so I think we can do the next blocks a bit quicker and I've updated the schedule to every other week.  I've also started sewing my rows, I'll show you ...

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Week 12 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Hot Plusses from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 12th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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April 2, 2019
No FOOLING Charity Block #5 is ready & Block #4 of Out of this World! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Some people are SO good at April fools things.. me.. not so much.. so you might have lucked out as I'm not playing any tricks today.

There are 2 articles today, this is the Charity sewa along. And  there is also one later in the day for my FREE Block of the Month Out of This world. 

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Block #4 is Space Crazy!

When we love something we put it everyone!! Space is no different. I image it started during the 50s when the spac shows came out. You'll see my lunch box at the article.  From party themes ...

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25 FREE Spring & Mother’s Day Patterns For Quilters & Sewists from Jacquelynne Steves

After a long and very cold Winter season, Spring is finally here. We've gathered together 25 stunning FREE patterns that are perfect to celebrate the Spring. These projects will also make lovely hand made Mother's Day gifts. You'll have a difficult time choosing which one(s) to work on first! Please note that at the time of this writing, all links are correct. If you have a question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog. To find the projects, just click the links and photos below. This post contains affiliate links, which ...

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embroidery, a small wrap [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidery, a small wrap

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April 1, 2019
Podcast this week is EPP, lively fabric, traditions and more! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Guests Ann Shaw, Karen Tripp, Kristy Daum, and Jyane Willis join Pat for a chat!

CLICK THE PLAYER & Listen to Show 415 -- My favorite find at the end!

LISTEN to THIS show right at the player above. 

American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 415 Ann Shaw - Copy

Ann Shaw is an amazing quiltmaker. Her quilts are filled with lively images full of color! If you have always wanted to understand how to develop a design and use lots of fabrics you’ll love to hear Ann’s tips

Visit her at

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Swapsies from Granny Maud's Girl

I had not taken part in a swap in a very long time, so when I spotted the call for sign-ups for the #petitepatchworkswap, I put my hand up even though the sensible side of my brain knew that my time is limited and I should not. The swap organiser, @jasminesews, asked everyone to make a pouch and a small placemat or large coaster – small and manageable, I thought.

I know some people avoid swaps like the plague, but I genuinely enjoy them. I like the challenge of making something small for someone else and playing with techniques that my ...

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March 31, 2019
Did you check out my fireside chat? from Pat Sloan's Blog

Thank you for watching my Fireside Chat! I taped this on Mar 30, 2019, I'm so happy to have you as in my quilting neighborhood! LISTEN to the end for my GIVEAWAY and leave your comment below. 

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A Teaser, Retreat Project, Great Friends and Stupid Weather from caledonia quilter

This hasn't been picked up yet...stay tuned for next week.

Here's one of my drag-around projects that I was working on at retreat.  I am hopeful that I can finish piecing the top when I head up to Margaret's in May.

It's made from 100 of these.  It starts with 100 strip sets, then you add corners to two opposite sides and square 'em up.  Those corners are a pale muted yellow.

I have two go-to aprons and THEY WERE BOTH IN THE WASH.  How was I to cook???  The pink one was made by ...

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Square Love – a new pattern from I'm Studio Lou

I have a new pattern out!! Square Love. It’s great for splashing great chunks of colour about. The one above uses Tula Pink solids, which are just so beautiful! Or maybe you want to show off some precious fabric? The large centre square means you wont have to chop it up too much! If you […]

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March 30, 2019
Sew Sampler March 2019 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Indulge yourself in the sights and sounds of Paris in the Springtime, all packed inside your March Sew Sampler box. The latest fabrics and notions couldn’t be more charming! Grab a baguette and a glass of wine and let’s reveal the contents of this sophisticated subscription box!

Chantilly Jolly Bar by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics

Chantilly by Fig Tree Quilts has put the Spring back in our step! Tiny tendrils and blooming buds are blossoming in light tones of butter, peach, pink, cloud blue, taupe and mint green. You can find other signs of life amongst ...

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TulipFest - Make a block! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today for my TulipFest Sew Along it's time to make a block. 

Pat sloan seasons book tulip fest sew along

I just got my quilt back from my publisher and went outside to take this photo, just in time for today!

During this sew along you can make the quilt. Either this size, smaller or larger!

Pat sloan tulip runner

Or you can make a table runner.

I LOVE how this turned out and the quilting my friends Cindy & Dennis did for me is perfect. 


Maybe you want to add some placemats?

They are one of my favorite things to make to change out the seasons!

Pat sloan tulip fest full

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March 29, 2019
Jessica Swift's Collection: LUGU from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers,

I'm super excited to share with you our designer Jessica Swift's latest collection, LUGU!


If you're not familiar with her designs, she often features lots of playful, folkloric and whimsy designs mixed with strong storytelling. Her collections definitely evoke a sense of nostalgia and childhood wonder that make them perfect for kids or adults that are young at heart! I especially love this collection because of the cute, little owls in it with their big eyes! They're one of my favorite birds and I love that they also represent "wisdom." :)

This time around with ...

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Do you love a deal as much as I do? from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you love a deal like I love a deal, here is one you'll want in on!

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I'm super excited to show you this great 3 month subscription discount at Bluprint where  you can take alI the classes with just one subscription. 
 You can go from “I wish I could” to “look ...

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This Little Light... from From the Strawberry Patch...

... o' mine, I'm gonna let it shine!  This might be one of the brightest purchases I've made in a while. It's a Vivilux lamp, I bought it at MidAtlantic Quilt Festival last month. This is the desk lamp version, there's also a clamp-on and a stick-on that you can attach in the throat of your sewing machine. The beauty of these is that they're rechargeable; so, they can be used virtually anywhere

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This Little Light... from From the Strawberry Patch...

... o' mine, I'm gonna let it shine!  This might be one of the brightest purchases I've made in a while. It's a Vivilux lamp, I bought it at MidAtlantic Quilt Festival last month. This is the desk lamp version, there's also a clamp-on and a stick-on that you can attach in the throat of your sewing machine. The beauty of these is that they're rechargeable; so, they can be used virtually anywhere

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beading an edge [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

beading an edge

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