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September 27, 2021
Flower Patch – Beginner Friendly Half Square Triangle (HST) quilt that shows off colors! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We are working with one of my favorite fabric designers for this month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie quilt. Pippa Shaw with FIGO Fabrics just came out with Grow, which is packed with bold colors and, you guessed it, motifs that remind you of working in the garden.

This is our third time featuring Pippa Shaw in Stashin’ with Stephanie and her fabrics are always a hit with you all as well. Her use of color is fantastic and she does a great job of combining the hero prints with some fabulous coordinates that help the main prints stand out.

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August 31, 2021
Easy Loop Meander – Beginner Friendly Free Motion Quilting Stitch from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we’re going to look at how I quilted Whirligig, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern with an easy loop meander.

This beginner-friendly free motion quilting stitch is great as an all over design. For Whirligig, I wanted something fast, but that I could customize to fit the size of the blocks and quilt the background separately from the print fabrics.

So I loaded the quilt on sideways so I was quilting from top to bottom so I could quilt the entire way across without having to break my thread. Then I quilted the easy loop meander in the ...

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August 29, 2021
Beginner-friendly Pinwheel Quilt – Whirligig Stashin’ with Stephanie from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It’s Stashin’ with Stephanie time, when we release a brand new fat quarter-friendly quilt pattern that has been inspired by this month’s featured fabric, Josie Jean by Amy Reber for Clothworks.

This month’s pattern is my favorite type of quilt, one that looks super complicated, but is actually pretty simple to put together. There are literally are just nine steps to complete the entire block. I’ve made pot holders that are more complicated!

When I looked at the bright colors in Josie Jean, it just made me super cheery and reminded me of whirligig’s flying ...

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July 30, 2021
Easy background filler and waves! Free motion quilting tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I show you how I quilted Undulation, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie quilt pattern.

The quilting is really stunning and helped separate the fat quarter prints from the background, but there’s absolutely nothing complicated about the quilting designs. It just looks really amazing when you combine some simple elements.

You get to see a quilting play-by-play as I talk through what I am doing and why as you see me quilt in real time on a Go Pro camera.

I used a series of wavy lines in the background, working my way from the block ...

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July 28, 2021
Offset Log Cabin Tutorial & Pattern! Fat Quarter Friendly – Undulation by Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Sewing an offset log cabin has been on my quilt bucket list for more than a decade and we’re finally doing it today!

This is seriously one of the coolest blocks out there. The print strips are fatter than the background strips, which makes the block appear curved even though it is made out of a bunch of rectangles.

That makes for some seriously fun layout possibilities like the undulating curve we are creating over two rows. But the fun of the log cabin is that there are an almost endless amount of layouts you can choose from once ...

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July 21, 2021
Easy Star & Loop Meander – Quilting Stitch Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our remake of Twinkle, I chose a super simple star and loop meander.

This design is very beginner friendly. You just need to be able to quilt a loop and a five-pointed star, both of which you probably have been doodling since grade school.

I love this design because it is fast, simple and looks great on kids quilts and patriotic quilts.

I quilted this on my longarm, but it is just as easy on your home sewing machine. Enjoy and tag us on the socials if you give it a go.

Supplies we used:
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June 28, 2021
Quilting a Star Block with Custom Wavy Lines for a Stunning POP! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I show you how to take a really simple wavy line quilting design and use it to create custom quilting in a star block.

We’ve done wavy lines before. They make a fabulously fast edge-to-edge design. But when you use wavy lines to travel from the center of your star block out to the points, the results are stunning. Just watch the video to check our this beginner friendly and FAST quilting design.

The quilt I am working on is Tree Star, our latest pattern release from our Stashin’ with Stephanie subscription club. Members receive ...

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May 31, 2021
Get to know FIGO Fabrics Designer Sarah Gordon from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We have got a real treat for you today! FIGO Fabric designer Sarah Gordon is on talking about her latest fabric collection Forage, a beautiful mix of teals and magentas with modern florals, fruits and some sophisticated bugs.

And she answers the question of what type of fruit is featured in the collection. I know you all have been dying to know by your comments!

Sarah started her career working in the fashion industry, first coloring fabrics for the new seasons taking her inspiration from the catwalks. Then she moved onto designing prints and later working with partners to found ...

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May 29, 2021
Rulerwork Quilting Triangles! Great quilting designs for half square triangles from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I am showing you how I quilted Tropical Garden, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern.

The fat quarter-friendly is packed with half square triangles, and I wanted to accentuate that with the quilting. So I outlined every single triangle with stitch-in-the-ditch and then stitched a triangle through the center of each HST half.

I love the way it turned out. The texture of the quilting mimics the design of the quilt and it’s fabulous. You can watch as I quilt seeing how I move the ruler around to create this texture with minimal thread breaks ...

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May 1, 2021
Meet Monika Forsberg illustrator and fabric designer for FreeSpirit, Anna Maria Horner Conservatory from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’re rounding out our Stashin’ with Stephanie week with an interview with Homeward fabric designer Monika Forsberg.

Monika is an accomplish illustrator who was recruited by Anna Maria Horner to become a fabric designer when she was building her Conservatory Craft collective for FreeSpirit Fabrics.

We talk about the development of her career, how she made big changes when she became a mother, how she manages to stay diversified so she can make a living as an artist and how creating a fabric collection was a long-time dream since she sewed with her mother as a girl in Sweden ...

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April 29, 2021
Double Loop Meander … Easy & Fast Free Motion Quilting Stitch from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today I’m showing you how I quilted All the Pretties, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern.

I didn’t have a ton of time for quilting … we’ve all be there … so I pulled out one of my tried and true all over stitches for a fun, whimsical quilting stitch that is easy and super fast.

The Double Loop meander is very easy to master. You’re just making one loop, then a bigger loop around it going clockwise, switching directions and going counter clockwise for the next set of loops and repeating until your quilt is done.

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April 27, 2021
Perfect Pattern for Fabrics that are TOO PRETTY to Cut Up! Fat Quarter Friendly! All the Pretties from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

This month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern is perfect for all those fabrics in your stash that are labeled, “Too Pretty to Cut Up!”

The fat quarter friendly pattern uses strip piecing and just a teeny bit of mindful cutting to make sure your favorite motifs are front and center in the final quilt. That means you can show off your favorite prints with NO FUSSY CUTTING!

I turned in my third book to my publisher last week so I got a late start on the quilt and was able to make the entire quilt start to finish in two ...

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March 30, 2021
Designer Chat with fabric designer Tamara Kate! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today’s Designer Chat is super fun. We get to meet Tamara Kate who designed Aerial for Windham Fabrics which is featured in this month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie subscription club bundle.

Tamara’s fabric is a blend of the cultures and geographic regions she has spent her life. Born in Canada, raised in the Caribbean and then spending her adult life back in Canada, Tamara is always longing for the colors and warm weather of spring and summer. That love of warmth, foliage and the bright colors of her youth are on full display in Aerial.

Her career as ...

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March 4, 2021
Free Motion Quilting Design Perfect for Diamond Blocks! Topographic Lines + Rulerwork Outlining from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s Quilting the Quilt video I show you how I quilted Sparkle, one of our Stashin’ with Stephanie patterns from a few months ago. I used a combination of rulerwork to outline the diamonds, a topographic free motion quilting design within each diamond and swirls in the background.

I love how the rulerwork defines each diamond and the topographic stitch within each block make it look like the blocks are radiating out from the center.

We cover how to do each technique in detail with some play-by-play descriptions so you can give it a try on your own ...

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February 28, 2021
Get to know renowned art quilter, fabric designer Katie Pasquini Masopust from FreeSpirit Fabrics from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We have got a real treat for you today. Renowned art quilter and FreeSpirit fabric designer Katie Pasquini Masopust is joining me via Zoom for another video in our Designer Chats series.

Katie chatted with me from her California studio where she has been holed up during the pandemic painting and designing art quilts based on her paintings nonstop. We get to see her latest quilt design that was just about done during our chat.

We also talk about her creative process for making painting, quilts and fabric. We also get to see her massive and beautifully organized stash that ...

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February 26, 2021
Rulerwork on the Longarm Tutorial! Straight lines and diamonds from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I walk you through the quilting I did on Ladies Chain, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern.

The pattern was so simple, that I wanted to elevate the quilt with a little bit fancier quilting. So I used rulerwork to create a series of diamonds in the print squares and straight lines in the white background.

I talk you through why I made my quilting decisions, my thread choices (and regrets) and then give you a play-by-play of exactly what I am doing as I am doing it in real time so you can give the ...

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January 31, 2021
Easy Star & Loop de Loop Quilting Meander + Rulerwork Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s tutorial I give you a play-by-play description as I quilt my latest design Star Sign.

You can follow along so you can learn how this easy star and loop de loop quilting meander, and see how I use it to work around the log cabin areas of the quilt, filling the space evenly and working around the star blocks to avoid getting stuck.

I also show you an introduction to ruler work, which is the technique I used inside the stars to make them pop.

This is the last in our mini series on the Star Sign ...

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January 28, 2021
Get to know Yelena Bryksenkova, FIGO fabric designer, artist and illustrator from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’re starting a new series where I chat with the fabric designers of the lines we choose for our Stashin’ with Stephanie subscription club each month.

I thought it would be a fun way for you all to get to know the artists creating the beautiful fabrics we ship out each month and that inspire each month’s quilt pattern.

First up is Yelena Bryksenkova, a freelance illustrator who has created work for everything from FabFitFun boxes to children’s books. She works almost exclusively by hand first, only adding finishing touches digitally once the work has been scanned ...

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January 27, 2021
Star & Log Cabin Block Combo! Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt in a Modern Setting from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It is Stashin’ with Stephanie time! That’s when we release a brand new fat quarter friendly quilt pattern inspired by a brand new modern fabric collection.

This month we’re working with Celestial by Yelena Bryksenkova for FIGO Fabrics. The collection is packed with astrological symbols, shooting stars and constellations. The designs are fabulous, but the grayscale design makes it absolutely fabulous and versatile.

In the video tutorial I show you how to get your points absolutely perfect with four-at-a-time flying geese. Then we go over adding the log cabin strips to create this fun block combo.

The stars ...

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December 3, 2020
Fat Quarter Friendly Christmas Quilt Perfect for Using Up Holiday Scraps! 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our third make of Christmas we are replaying our tutorial for Ribbon Candy, a modern, fat quarter friendly holiday quilt that is perfect for using up all your extra Christmas fabric or that holiday fat quarter bundle you just had to have.

About half of the quilt is strip pieced so it goes quickly, it really shows off large prints well and a neutral strip between every fabric means you can pack a lot of fabrics in while still giving the eye a place to rest.

Ribbon Candy was originally designed as part of the Stashin’ with Stephanie Club ...

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