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January 8, 2019
Set the table with the Riley Blake Table Runner Club from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get ready, get set, (table) run! The newest Riley Blake club is here and we are oh sew ready for gorgeous tables that will be gorgeously set with the runners from the Table Runner Club!

Beginning in March 2019, the Table Runner Club provides one seasonally themed table runner in a kit complete with all the pattern and all the fabric to make the table runner packaged in a keepsake box each month for one year (backing not included).

At the end of the program, you’ll be armed with 12 table runners, perfect for every gathering area and every ...

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January 4, 2019
An early (or late) Christmas table runner- plus the Peacock Party from Wendy's Quilts and More

Is this an extremely early table runner for Christmas 2019? Or a late finish for Christmas 2018?





Either way, I made a Christmas table runner this week. I find that the pre-Christmas period gets too rushed for sewing, so I like to make Christmas things in the weeks following Christmas.  I have much more time and energy in early January.


I love Christmas fabrics when I see them in the shops in August, but I'm not feeling the Christmas spirit in August, so I put them away.  Then I get busy and Christmas comes and goes and I still ...

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December 28, 2018
Year of the Fat Quarter at Fat Quarter Shop: December from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our final month of the Year of the Fat Quarter Quilt Along! This month, we are featuring the color red in our December 2018 Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle! We’re at the end of the Year of the Fat Quarter Quilt Along however we are continuing the color bundle fun with the Sew Colorful Club, which will begin in January 2019.

We are dedicating 2018 to our favorite little pre-cut, the fat quarter! This is to celebrate our 15th anniversary as a company and because a fat quarter has 18″ x 20″ of usable fabric (too ...

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The trick to amazing free motion quilting for beginners from Quilt Social

 

It’s my last post of the week and also of the year featuring the PFAFF creative icon. And I have just the right post for it! I’ll show you how you can make your free-motion quilting look amazing!

All week I’ve shown you how to create projects using curved blocks. In yesterday’s post, I made a heart shape square for Valentine’s Day. And I have just the right quilting method to make it look fabulous.

 

How you can make your free motion quilting look amazing using the PFAFF creative icon!
How you can make your free motion quilting look amazing using the PFAFF creative icon!

 

Once again, my PFAFF creative ...

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December 27, 2018
Curved piecing makes the best heart quilt block for Valentine’s Day from Quilt Social

 

Have you finished the cute table runner for the holiday season I showed you in my posts this week? Piecing curves might take a little practice at the beginning, but it isn’t that hard, it’s all on how you place your fabrics under your needle.

If you haven’t had the time to try it out, I have another great project using curved piecing. It’s a variation that will help you make the best heart quilt top and you’ll have plenty of time to practice your curved piecing in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

A variation in the curved block to make a heart pieced block
A variation ...

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December 26, 2018
10 steps to face binding a holiday table runner using PFAFF creative icon from Quilt Social

 

If you’ve finished the holiday table runner that I presented in my last two posts, I have a great tutorial for you today. I’m happy to share my 10 steps to a perfect finish. You’ll see how easy it is to make a face binding using the PFAFF creative icon.

 

A face binding is my favorite "perfect" finish to any art quilt or table runner
A face binding is my favorite “perfect” finish to any art quilt or table runner

 

I just love making face binding on the creative icon as it has the power, stability and precision required to have a superb finish. When designing the creative icon, PFAFF revamped the ...

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December 25, 2018
How to center a quilt section in a PFAFF creative icon hoop from Quilt Social

 

Have you tried the curve piecing yet? In yesterday’s post, I showed you a cute project to make while learning how to sew curves. Now I’ll show you how I quilted the project using the PFAFF creative icon, and most importantly how to center your quilt section in a hoop.

 

Embroidery with PFAFF creative icon
Embroidery with PFAFF creative icon

 

I fell in love with one of the existing embroideries on the machine and decided I would use it for this project. It reminded me of snowflakes so I picked out my Sulky rayon 40wt thread in the variegated silver for the perfect ...

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December 14, 2018
Crosscut Table Runner {Whimsical and Wonky} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!

While I still might not be done with Clue #3 for Good Fortune (and Clue #4 comes out tomorrow!), I did finish up my Island Batik Ambassador project for December! In my last post, I shared about how I used the Crosscut technique from A Quilter's Table to make the top of this table runner!


I quilted my table runner with grey Aurifil thread in both the top and the bobbin, and it looks great against ...

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December 12, 2018
Asian Inspired Christmas Table Runner from From My Carolina Home

In the stash of Asian fabrics I got from a friend’s sale was this lovely red on cream print.  The print reminded me of the Christmas balls that you might have on a Christmas tree.  I got the idea then of doing an Asian inspired Christmas table, but it took quite a while to settle on how to use this fabric.  The large motif didn’t lend itself to cutting up, so the decision to use it in one piece was easy.  But what to do with a border was a challenge.

Asian Inspired Christmas Table Runner at From My Carolina Home

I had this idea of varied size ...

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December 10, 2018
holiday spirited elves from easypatchwork

Hi everyone, Here is a quick note to say, yes. I am still here, alive and kicking. I have been totally in my design element designing all kinds of foundation paper piecing dolls. After I made the Paper Dolls -  Mini Collection and Winnie the Witch, I just couldn't stop and designed the Spirited Elves. This is probably the biggest collection I have designed so far too with sew many possibilities.

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December 7, 2018
Whimsical and Wonky {December IBA Challenge + Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!



This month's Island Batik Ambassador theme is Whimsical and Wonky! I decided that this month I would try a technique that's been on my pin board for a long while -- the crosscut block technique from A Quilter's Table! I decided that I would use this technique to make a table runner with the leftover London Fog fabrics I have.

For my base blocks, I used 10.5" squares and 1.25" strips for the ...

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November 20, 2018
More Bits and Pieces {Scrappy Sewing} from Little Bunny Quilts

To follow up from my scrappy table runners from last week, here are the scrappy placemats that I made!

My first set of placemats is also Christmas-y, with various greens and the large scale box print in Christmas colors that I used on the back of my Fire Pit Christmas quilt.


For the backing, I had a red tonal print in my stash that I had originally planned to use but I had to stop at my LQS on Saturday anyways, so I picked up a yard of this fun holiday animal print on clearance to use for the backing ...

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November 16, 2018
Year of the Fat Quarter at Fat Quarter Shop: November from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our Year of the Fat Quarter Quilt Along! This month, we are featuring the color brown in our November 2018 Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle! Coffee, chocolate, leather and falling leaves are all brown, and we are beyond excited to start month 11 of this year-long quilt along!

We are dedicating 2018 to our favorite little pre-cut, the fat quarter! This is to celebrate our 15th anniversary as a company and because a fat quarter has 18″ x 20″ of usable fabric (too perfect!). Every month, we’ve been featuring one of our wonderful quilters and the ...

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Bits and Pieces {Scrappy Sewing} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I had been planning to share a bigger finish however a deluge of snow and ice interfered with my picture taking intentions! Hopefully next week I will have *multiple* finishes to show off. Instead, I have two small project finishes!

My church's ladies group is doing a craft table to raise money for service projects and I decided that I could easily make some table runners and place mats using scraps and some long-languishing yardage in my stash. This was a quick and easy way to whittle down some scrap piles of fabric and batting before we start ...

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Pop Art Table Runner from Wendy's Quilts and More

I finished my Pop Art table runner (which was one of the WIPs I talked about last week).


I used the pattern on the cover of Christina Cameli's book, Wedge Quilt Workshop.


It was quite tricky to start with, especially because I wanted to make my blocks smaller than the ones in the book.


I used the remainder of some Alison Glass fat quarters, so I didn't have a lot of fabric to play with. I actually started by making a test block which is very unusual for me.


Wedges can easily get out of alignment, so when ...

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November 11, 2018
Summer Sorbet between Autumn and Winter from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa


And here we are at the beginning of the penultimate month of this year. Just between the sumptuous golden Autumn and the whimsical silver white Winter.

The project I want to share with you today is a quilted table topper I just finished.

Summer Sorbet between Autumn and Winter-abeeautifulday.blogspot.com


The pattern is Summer Sorbet by Geta Grama, the block variant without borders.

I confess that I started to work with a heavy heart. I have avoided for a long time piecing together octagons, trapezoids, and triangles.

Summer Sorbet between Autumn and Winter-abeeautifulday.blogspot.com


I never thought that this could be an easy job. But it really was easy. Because Geta gives a lot ...

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November 9, 2018
Too many WIPs from Wendy's Quilts and More

I feel surrounded by WIPs at the moment.  I know I should prioritise and finish one or two, but I keep dipping in and out and nothing is getting finished. 

Here's a few of the things I'm working on at the moment:

1.  My Glitter quilt - pattern by Jen Kingwell from Amitie Textitles.  I'm aiming to have all 152 blocks finished by the end of November, and then I can hand sew them together over summer. I haven't looked at them together since about April, so I hope the colours are all fine.  I don't ...

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November 7, 2018
November Madness from Quilting & Learning

I don't think that I have more going on than usual, I just seem to feel more scattered

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November 6, 2018
Christmas in Ohio from Gray Barn Designs

If you know me at all, you know that I love vintage textiles. One of my favorite things to do is wander through an antique mall touching and admiring old quilts, vintage linens and lace. I cannot say exactly why, but if I’m really stressed out or tense, a trip through an antique store is better than wine for calming my nerves — which is saying something, because, well, there are very few things better than wine!

Now earlier this year I told you about a set of beautiful hand-pieced vintage Ohio Stars that I found in a second hand ...

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October 26, 2018
I'M SUPPOSED TO BE PACKING! from The Proficient Needle

I've been doing some sorting in my sewing room, in preparations for packing some projects to take south.  Of course, I've stopped and stitched along the way!

Several years ago, a member of my southern quilt group gave me a bag of fabric, and cut wedges.  I started to sew the wedges into rings a while ago, but the project was pushed aside.  The wedges were cut from voile, and had almost see-through areas in the print.  Instead of pushing them aside again, I stitched all the wedges and was able to make 3 rings.   Since one of ...

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