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August 30, 2019
Introducing The Sponsors For Once Upon A Story RAL… from Seams To Be Sew

This is the one event each year where I try very hard to cover each blogger/designer with a giveaway from one of the wonderful companies I’ve been priveleged to work with over these last five years on my blog. Some of these companies have participated in every event I’ve offered, while others have participated in every row along. I’m always looking for new companies, but to be honest, I love working with companies whose products I do use. With that said, these are this year’s companies who are sponsoring wonderful giveaways for you to enjoy ...

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June 17, 2019
Anna Maria Horner + Aurifil Balloon Mini Quilt from Blossom Heart Quilts

Last month, I had the opportunity to receive some fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner’s Passionflower fabric and a coordinating spool of Aurifil thread and have a play. Of course I said yes! Here’s the prints I received, along with a spool of Aurifil 4173.

Anna Maria Horner and Aurifil

Around the same time, Sarah of Sarah Ashford Studio asked if I would like to make a block from her latest pattern – Up & Away. When two projects arise like this around the same time, I often try to combine them if possible. And this collection of fabrics turned out to be the perfect ...

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March 31, 2019
Hands2Help 2019 - Meet The Sponsors! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I hope you're enjoying the Challenge so far!  Maybe you've started on your quilts, maybe not - everyone works at a different pace - so it's all good!  Today we're going to meet the sponsors who have contributed some lovely things to thank all of you wonderful quilters for participating in the Challenge….



First, let's meet the corporate sponsors.  




 C&T Publishing is providing four $25 gift certificates!  They have loads of fabulous books - I'd have a hard time choosing!



Amy Smart, who blogs at Diary of a Quilter, has sent a big bundle ...

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October 25, 2018
Wool Ironing Mat Review – Comparisons With an Ironing Board from Blossom Heart Quilts

This year, I have heard a few bits and pieces about wool ironing mats – these squishy, felted wool mats that supposedly are more efficient at pressing your fabric and sewing as the wool retains the heat so it presses from the top and bottom in one go. I’m not going to lie, I kinda gave them an eye squint of mild skepticism, but also the curiosity of “I guess they must somehow work, right? Because I know wool has some kind of magical heat conducting properties with clothes and doonas.” Oh yes, my inner monologue gets quite scientific, ha ...

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September 2, 2018
Sewing With My Daughter – A Play Cape from Blossom Heart Quilts

One big plus for my Pfaff Passport that is missing on my other machine is speed control (it would have been an extra $300 for it!), so since getting the Passport, I’ve finally been able to let my kids learn how to machine sew here and there, as they express the interest in doing so. Last holidays, my daughter asked me to make her a new play cape… to which I happily informed her that SHE could make it herself!

Sewing with children on Pfaff sewing machine hemming a play cape

We had a wonderful time over the next few days sewing together (because sewing four seams is rather onerous ...

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June 26, 2018
Aurifil Artisan 2018 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Due to my trip, I’m a little late to share the wonderful news that I’m returning once again as an Aurifil Artisan! I’ve long loved and used Aurifil, so it’s always a thrill to be able to officially represent the brand and product I love so much.

Aurifil Artisan 2018

It’s an incredibly talented group of Artisans – there’s quilters and bag makers and artists and sewists and more! Such a diverse range of skills represented this year, and I’m excited to see what we all get up to over the next 12 months. We will be ...

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April 3, 2018
Premade Quilt Binding – A Dream Come True from Blossom Heart Quilts

It is a very well documented fact that quilt binding is my most dreaded step in the whole quilting process. Machine binding quilts has helped reduced the levels of despair I experience while doing it (as it’s over so much more quickly now!), but all. that. pressing?! Ughhh…

This probably started when in Japan, where we didn’t have an ironing board because “Oh we’re not here for long, why invest in something so big and bulky?!” *facepalm* Definitely one of those big “Oh seriously, Alyce!” moments in my life. Instead, I had a towel on a low ...

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April 1, 2018
Hands2Help - Meet the Sponsors! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I hope you're enjoying the Challenge so far!  Maybe you've started on your quilts, maybe not - everyone works at a different pace - so it's all good!  Today we're going to meet the sponsors who have contributed some lovely things to thank all of you wonderful quilters for participating in the Challenge….


First, let's meet the corporate sponsors.  

You all will soon be receiving (via email from me) a discount code from C&T Publishing 


good from now until the end of 2018 on most of the items on their website.  If you haven ...

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March 13, 2018
Shop My Must-Haves and Quilty Favourites! from Blossom Heart Quilts

Amazon has a great new program that allows “influencers” (aka those who have a social media presence) to curate their own Amazon shop of sorts, filled with personal product recommendations. What better way to easily share the tools and notions that I highly recommend?! I’ve had fun filling my Amazon shop with items – notions, tools, books, yay!

Blossom Heart Quilts Amazon store

 

Everything I have curated are products that I own, love, and use myself. I never promote something I don’t already use and love myself! What’s clever and useful about this store is that you can hover over the little comment ...

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Woven Labels For Your Projects + Dutch Label Shop Coupon Code from Blossom Heart Quilts

Do you label your quilts? Early in November, for some random reason I can’t recall, I had read this post by Jeni from In Color Order about her adorable little labels, and had been thinking that something like that would be much better for this lazy quilt labeller. I’m shocking at remembering to do it, unless I actually have to do a quick, temporary one when sending it off to a magazine! Of course, I left it at that “I should…” thought until a couple of weeks later, I freakishly coincedentally received an email from Dutch Label Shop ...

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February 20, 2018
2017 FINISH-A-LONG ~ Q4 WINNERS! from Charm About You


Today is the day we are delighted to announce the winners for Q4 of the 2017 Finish-A-Long, thus bringing the 2017 Finish-A-Long to an official close.


If you are low on inspiration or maybe your sewing mojo has been missing lately, we highly recommend you visit some of the finishes from the last quarter of the year.  There are a lot of beauties linked up and ready to inspire you!
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February 1, 2018
Why I EQ8 + Giveaway from Blossom Heart Quilts

A few years ago, I decided it was time to buy EQ7. If you haven’t heard of this program before, Electric Quilt is a quilt design software with a huge range of very useful features, including designing templates, calculating fabric yardage, a fantastic in-built library of current fabrics, and much more. It was one of the best investments I have made for my quilting! Not just on a business level, but also on a creativity level. Being able to quickly get out my designs from my brain onto the computer, and then easily adjust and re-colour as many times ...

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December 11, 2017
Starry Bright Sky Sundays (9): the amazing sponsors! from TweLoQ Designs


In early August, I announced the Starry Bright Sky QAL and many people subscribed to the mailing list and they seem to be excited about this event!!

Even if the QAL will start in 2018, I decided to start a series of posts (one every 2 weeks, on Sunday) to reveal bits and pieces of the events, so that I can get your feedback and we can get more excited about it!!

I will announce sponsors, featured techniques, color scheme options, layouts, and much much more! There are several special things that I've never seen in other QALs before ...

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October 24, 2017
AccuQuilt BOM: Patisserie Block 3 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Hmm, I’m not exactly sure what flavour a blue donut would be… blueberry? Blue Heaven? Fairy floss? Let me know what you think what flavour this block would be in the comments! In fact, talking of donuts, AccuQuilt Australia recently shared a delicious felt donut pillow tutorial. So cute! But anyway, you can now go download the pattern yourself from the AccuQuilt Australia blog.

The 8″ version features some pastel colours as usual, this time Riley Blake Medium Blue and Michael Miller Cloud from the Solids Club provided by Jules at The Creative Retreat, with Kona Ash for the ...

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October 19, 2017
Four Peaches Fabric {A Quilt Shop + A Discount Code!} from A Little Bit Biased

Today I want to introduce you to a new-to-me online fabric store called 

Four Peaches Fabric is probably the most unique shop you will ever hear about! 


Wendy and her husband travel extensively throughout the United States because of his job. When Wendy started Four Peaches Fabric, they knew they didn't want to be apart, so Four Peaches Fabric physically travels with them in their RV!  Wendy shares their travels, the interesting places they go and the people they meet, on their website and on social media. She believes quilting, like life, is a journey that ...

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October 3, 2017
Aurifil + Geode from Blossom Heart Quilts

Just a quick Geode QAL post today to share that one of the quilt along sponsors, Aurifil, has written up a lovely post on their blog Auribuzz about the quilt, including sharing a Geode quilt block they made! But it’s only fair to make you click through to see it and to not spoil it </p>
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October 1, 2017
How To Use An AccuQuilt For Any Quilt Pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts

One thing you very quickly realise when you own an AccuQuilt is that you want to cut anything and everything with it! So, I thought it would be a useful post to share how you can use an AccuQuilt for any quilt pattern. Well, just about any quilt pattern! I’m using one of my most popular tutorials, the Tic Tac Toe quilt block, to demonstrate how you can work out how to use an AccuQuilt for any quilt pattern, and even how to change the size of the pattern!

How To Use An AccuQuilt For Any Quilt Pattern

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September 21, 2017
Not Your Granny&#8217;s Liberty from Blossom Heart Quilts

Every month, I receive beautiful bundles of Liberty from Ava & Neve, and lately, they’ve taken a gorgeous turn for the better. Each bundle is now beautifully curated to create a mini kit of sorts! They’re fresh, modern, stunning… Nothing granny about these Liberty Society bundles!

Ava and Neve Liberty Society fabric club

Last month was this rich, moody bundle of navy, mustard and teal. This month, we’re celebrating spring with pink, yellow, and green, with a touch of blue.

Liberty bundle club from Ava and Neve for spring

I couldn’t resist jumping right into September’s bundle, whipping up a couple of quilt blocks. I had thought to combine them all into ...

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September 15, 2017
Liberty Liberty Liberty from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s been an exciting week of Liberty around these here digs! Last week, I placed my first order online at Liberty London when I read somewhere that they had a new lot of fabrics on super sale (aka 50% off). What this means is that instead of around AU$50/m for local Liberty, it works out to be about AU$20/m instead. Now, sure, you have to buy a minimum of a metre, but really, that’s an insignificant matter, ahem…

I put the call out to some local Liberty lovers and we all shared the shipping ...

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