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January 18, 2019
Unboxing my first book! Simple Quilts for the Modern Home + virtual trunk show! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

My first book is finally here! Get some behind the scenes stories and a virtual trunk show as I take you through the quilts in Simple Quilts for the Modern Home.

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Bright, fun, and simple-to-stitch quilts for beginning sewers – and everyone who loves modern style

At last, a book that teaches beginner quilters simple techniques to create successful quilts that reflect today’s tastes for bold colors and prints, high contrast, and expansive use of negative space. Contemporary style in quilts is inspired by modern design, which uses color, composition ...

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January 15, 2019
How to quilt an overall swirl using Full Line Stencil and the Pounce Pad from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

When you start free motion quilting, you are told to just do an all over meander, keep everything curvy and don’t overlap your lines. It sounds easy to someone who has been quilting for a while. But to a true beginner, that can be very intimidating.

In today’s tutorial I show you how to use stencils as a guide to learn and master the overall swirl. Once you have got the muscle memory down and have practiced moving throughout the quilt creating an even quilting texture, you can ditch the stencil and start getting creative.

Supplies we used ...

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January 9, 2019
Big reveal! Sign up for Supernova, the 2019 Quilt Addicts Anonymous Block of the Month! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It is a new year and at Quilt Addicts Anonymous, that means we have a new Block of the Month pattern to reveal! I am so excited to bring you Supernova, a nine month BOM available in TWO colorways!

I LOVE Block of the Month quilts. I have been creating at least one new one a year since I was just a quilt blogger, long before Quilt Addicts Anonymous grew into the educational resource and fabric store you know today.

This year’s BOM follows the trend of big piecing to create blocks that are 18-inches in size, so you ...

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December 28, 2018
Super Fast Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt Tutorial & Pattern – Garden Plot from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In this Stashin’ with Stephanie video I show you how to use strip piecing to make a fat quarter friendly quilt FAST!

Garden Plot is a great quilt to show off fabric prints that are so lovely you just don’t want to cut them up. Featuring large pieces, you can see big sections of the design and show off the motifs you love.

The pattern for this quilt is available in crib, lap, twin (pictured) and king.

The fabric used for this quilt is Pat Bravo Legendary for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Sign up for Stashin’ with Stephanie: https://shop ...

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December 7, 2018
12 Makes of Christmas! Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap Using Fat Quarters & Yardage from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For the seventh Make of Christmas we have a guest! Courtney Walters, the knitting instructor at our brick and mortar shop, came up with a fabulous, reusable fabric Christmas wrap idea.

This project is environmentally friendly, will save you money each holiday and will ensure the bottom of your tree looks absolutely fabulous. You can easily wrap small gifts with a set of fat quarters, and create adorable tied packages with yardage.

Courtney will walk you through how to square up your fabric, hem the edges with mitered corners and wrap the gifts up using ribbon or Furoshiki Japanese fabric ...

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October 22, 2018
What happens when you wash a Jelly Roll Rug!?! Plus, how to fix it if your rug isn’t flat from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

The number one question I get asked about the jelly roll rug is, “What happens when you wash it?” We find out in this video! I wash a rug, and we take a look at the stitches and how it holds up.

Plus, I show you how to fix your rug if it didn’t turn out flat and give you some tips and tricks to make your rugs flatter in the future!

We have everything you need to make the rug at Quilt Addicts Anonymous. Get all the supplies and see the jelly rolls we have in stock at ...

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October 15, 2018
Maple Leaf Log Cabin – Fat Quarter Friendly Fall Quilt Pattern and Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Maple Leaf Log Cabin is one of the first quilts I designed and published the pattern to. It was before I discovered modern quilting, so it is very traditional, but perfect for fall.

The quilt combines the maple leaf and log cabin blocks, then sets it in a barn raising setting to create beautiful contrast that keeps your eye moving around the quilt. I collected scraps for months for this quilt, using bright orange, maroon, purple and teals for the fall leaves and browns and greens for the log cabin strips. That way the leaves pop as they fall all ...

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September 17, 2018
Trending Up pattern and video tutorial – Easy beginner or fast quilt from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I have been working with fabric companies for a little over two years to design quilt patterns that bring their fabrics to life, but I still get excited every time I am asked to take a look at a new collection months before it will be shown to quilt shop owners and quilters.

So last winter when QT Fabrics asked me to take a look at Marlena, a new line that was being developed for their Ink & Arrow modern quilting fabric division. Of course I said yes and then started to think of ways to make it work in a ...

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August 29, 2018
Vlog! Trip to AQS QuiltWeekMichigan over our 9th Wedding Anniversary from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I spent last week at AQS QuiltWeek Michigan vending at the annual quilt show in Grand Rapids. This time I brought my husband with for the first time because the first day of the show was also our ninth wedding anniversary!

We put together a little vlog to take you behind the scenes of getting ready, checking out restaurants in Grand Rapids and Adam’s thoughts on his first big quilt show.

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August 27, 2018
No Y-Seam 60-Degree Triangles! Medallion Star Pattern Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we are taking the fear out of 60-degree triangles and diamonds with Medallion Star, a Quilt Addicts Anonymous pattern that is assembled with NO Y-Seams!

Medallion Star is a great way to show off all the fabrics in a line you love or as a way to use up some of your stash. The pattern is fast and easy to assemble, with the dramatic look coming from how you use color to make the star change in hue as it expands out.

The pattern uses 17 fabrics, and features full-color instructions with a numbered assembly diagram so you won ...

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August 20, 2018
Hanging Garden Pattern and Paper Piecing video tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Stephanie Soebbing shows you how to paper piece a more complicated pattern in this video tutorial. Learn step-by-step with three cameras so you always get the best view and can master this fun technique.

Showcase your favorite fabrics in this sweet wall hanging developed with Shell Rummel to feature her fabric line Bloom Beautiful.

Hanging Garden uses paper piecing to create perfect points without a lot of fuss. The block centers are perfect for showing off the focus print by fussy cutting your favorite motifs.

An ample amount of negative space helps the quilted wall hanging go together quickly, and ...

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July 23, 2018
OMG I have a pattern in Quilts and More magazine! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

When I started quilting 10 years ago quilting magazines were my lifeblood. I learned so much from the pages of magazines and they were the source of my inspiration.

I learned how to make triangles from squares, paper piece, sew curved seams. If I liked the pattern in the magazine and felt challenged by it, I made the quilt king size and mastered the technique by the time the top was finished.

So I am so excited to now have my first pattern featured in a magazine, the fall 2018 issue of Quilts and More. This isn’t new news ...

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July 20, 2018
Goodwill Craft Haul! Crayola Spin Art Maker – Crafting with Kids from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

The Future Quilter and I had a major score at Goodwill. We picked up a Spin Art Maker by Crayola for just $2.88 at our local thrift shop. We’ve scored a couple other awesome kids crafts at the thrift shop, so I’ll be sharing those too in future videos.

The whole reason I started crafting with kids was to give parents and grandparents ideas of activities they can do to encourage kids to be creative, develop problem solving techniques and teach them that they can create anything. Those are all great skills to have in life and ...

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June 19, 2018
How to Make a Quilt Label + Washing your Quilt – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

You did it! You made your first quilt! Now it is time to talk about how to take care of it so it lasts as long as possible and how to make a label so that everyone knows you are the one who worked really hard to make it!

First let’s talk about labels! It is so important that you create a label for your quilt and stitch it to the back. I show you how I create mine in the video. You want everyone to know that you made this quilt and the occasion you made it for ...

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Continuous Binding Tutorial + Mitered Corners – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For years I was afraid of sewing continuous binding. The results are amazing. You can’t tell where you started or stopped your binding, which means now lumps or bumps where you tucked in extra fabric. But if you screw it up, OMG you have to start completely over.

But when I tried it for the first time I realized that continuous binding is actually pretty simple and nearly impossible to screw up. You just have to be able to measure and cut accurately, something we all should be a pro at by now.

We cover a ton in this ...

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June 16, 2018
How to Layer and Baste a Quilt (Make a Quilt Sandwich) – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

When I was making my first quilt I went to the fabric store to get batting and the very enthusiastic sales woman, was very excited that I was about to make my “quilt sandwich.” I nodded politely, but inside was thinking she must be nuts.

Later I learned making the quilt sandwich was the process of layering the quilt back (the bread), the batting (the warm fuzzy stuff inside aka the meat) and the quilt top (also the bread) together before you quilt it. This is also called layering and basting.

There are all kinds of methods for layering and ...

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June 15, 2018
How to Assemble a Quilt Top – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

When pattern writers and quilt magazine or book editors make assembly diagrams for putting the quilt top together, they assume you already know how to do that step and the instructions are very brief. Sometimes there aren’t instructions at all and there is just a diagram of the quilt in various pieces.

That can be very confusing when you are just getting started, because a computer generated image of a partially assembled quilt makes absolutely no sense if you don’t know the steps to get it together. So I break it down in today’s video to help ...

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June 13, 2018
How to Sew a Split Nine Patch Quilt Block – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Finally! We get to do some actual sewing! In today’s video we are going to be making the split nine patch quilt block. This is a really basic block that is very beginner-friendly, but it looks just fancy enough to wow people when you tell them this is your first quilt.

Basically all quilt blocks are put together in a grid system. You either have two rows of two (four patch), three rows of three (nine patch), four rows of four and so on.

In a split nine patch, you sew nine squares that are all the same size ...

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June 12, 2018
3 Ways to Sew a Perfect Quarter-Inch Seam Every Time – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Step two in making quilts that turn out like they are supposed to is sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam. This isn’t hard, once you have the right tools, or know how to set your sewing machine up properly to do it.

For the first year-and-a-half I was a quilter I sewed an absolutely perfect 3/8-inch seam. I was following a quilting book that told me to line the fabric edges up with the right edge of my presser foot and I would sew a perfect quarter-inch seam.

Well, I couldn’t figure out what in the heck I ...

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June 11, 2018
How to Use a Rotary Cutter – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In quilting, accuracy matters. A quilt is basically a giant geometric puzzle. But thankfully that math is pretty easy, and someone else has done it for you. But there are three skills you need to get down in order for your quilts to turn out right: cutting, sewing a quarter-inch seam and pressing.

Here’s the deal, all quilting pieces are cut so that when you sew a quarter-inch seam, the pieces end up the perfect size to fit together to form the design. In some quilts you really need to be right on or it is going to be ...

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