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October 17, 2017
Tula Spider Mini Quilt from In the Boondocks

"Spider Mini Quilt"

Size: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Fabrics: Spider & Borders - Holiday Homies, Tula Pink, Freespirit, Background & Backing - miscellaneous 5" solid squares Binding -Rocacco Grunge, Moda

Threads: Piecing & Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2000 (Light Sand), Raw Edge Applique - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2692 (Black) Binding - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2250 (Red)

So who takes the Christmas fabric and makes a Halloween mini quilt?

That would be me!


Print and cut out a random spider 3" or so. This helped when I raw edge applicated it on the 5" square! But I am getting ahead of myself. I outlined the spider on some iron on double sided interfacing! Then centered everything on the red cross in the green square. Ironed it on the 5" x 5" square. Sewed the raw edge applique then the web string. I am sure there is a better word, but I cannot think of it! Sew the 2 1/2" borders on, match at top, trim! I do sides first then top and bottom. Make a quilt sandwich and start quilting! Trying to think like a spider is hard so it is pretty straight but at an angle! Not the greatest quilting but I did it myself! Trim and square up! Sew on your binding, mine is 2" wide! Hand sew the back of binding down, I think it looks better even if I hate doing it. Tip: The more you do the faster you get!

Hope you like it! Lisa

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The Spooky Bat-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Just in time for Halloween- we have bats in our belfry! Bats have been associated with Halloween ever since Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula could transform into a bat to get the girl or to get away…spooky! But I … Continue reading

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Kissen mit Herzchen nach Alpen-Art from Lalala Patchwork, Quilting, and More

Mein kleines neues Kissen sollte ganz nach Alpen-Art aussehen. Es sollte an Trachten und an Berge erinnern. Am liebsten soll es auch anfängertauglich sein, damit viele von euch, auch die Nähanfänger, es auch nähen können. Dabei habe ich mich für Herzchen entschieden. Und die Herzchen werden einfach appliziert. Das können auch Anfänger schaffen.

Kissen Alpen-Art

In Rahmen unseres 6Köpfe-12Blöcke Quilt-Alongs hatte ich euch beim letzten Block „Josephs Coat“, den Andra {Quiltmanufaktur} in ihrem umfangreichen Tutorial vorgestellt hatte, gezeigt wie man mit Fuse Under oder Vlisofix umgeht.

Bei meinem kleines Kissen habe ich genau diese Methode gewählt.

Material Kissen Alpen-Art

Die Materialien:

  • 30 cm Stoff (bei ...

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October 16, 2017
Making an Ohio Star Block using Accuquilt Go and Die from BedofRosesMQ

This is a tutorial to show how I use the Ohio Star Die # 55174 to make this quilt. The Ohio Star Die cuts the 4.5"quarter square triangles used to make the star points for the block and it also cut five 4.5 " square which are the corner blocks and the center block of the square. Both the quarter square triangles and the square finish at 4". In this quilt I used 12 blocks set 3 x 4.

As you can see I have marked my die with the size of the blocks. To this measurement I added ...

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October 13, 2017
Santa's in a Handbasket - Dear Santa from A Quilting Chick

I got to make another fun little project with Ft. Worth Fabric Studio!  I'm so happy to share it with you today.  This is Santa's in a Handbasket using the Dear Santa Friday Bundle from Ft. Worth Fabric Studio!!

 Dear Santa - Full Quilt - Full Playground

Isn't this a fun little table topper?!?

 Dear Santa - Full Quilt - Close Playground

The entire top and the binding come from Ft. Worth Fabric Studio's Friday Bundle today, Dear Santa:

You can easily make this cutie over the weekend and have it ready in plenty of time for Christmas.
My daughter has claimed this for the island in her kitchen.  It'll make ...

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Frivolous Friday Fun! from Humble Quilts

Wow! It is Friday already!! These adorable dresses arrived from Martha this week. Her sister donated some fabric to her and she made all of these for my trip to Colombia- 17 in all!! Thank you Martha! I can imagine the girls faces lighting up when they realize one of them will be for them!!

The one of the left really blends in with my maple tree. The dress and the tree are amazing!!

Before moving on with some piecing I needed to pick up my sewing room. You know how that goes!

I found this pillowcase waiting to be ...

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Tutorial! Cross-body bag with adjustable strap by Kym from The Village Haberdashery

We shared the details of our ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Vignette with you all the other week and promised the tutorial to make your own cross-body bag so here we go…!

Cross body bag tutorial

Cross Body Bag Tutorial

Cross Body Bag Tutorial

What you will need:

*50cm of medium-heavy weight woven fabric for the outside of the bag (I used Essex Yarn Dyed MetallicSand)
*50cm of fabric for the lining (I used Kona Cotton SolidsEggshell)
*Medium weight fusible interfacing
*Paper to make your pattern
*This downloadable pattern guide sheet
*Magnetic snap fastener
*Strap slider
*2 x D-rings
*2m webbing
*Matching thread
*General sewing supplies

Cross-body bag tutorial by Kym

PLEASE NOTE: Seam allowances are ...

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October 12, 2017
DIY Halloween Kitty Cat Costume from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Did I scare you? :) Halloween is around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what you are going to dress up as. For me my go to outfit is a being a cat, which inspired me to create the Kitty Cat Costume Tutorial. This three piece set is easy and fun to make and all there is left to do is to draw some whiskers and a cat nose and your ready to go! We made our Kitty Cat Costume with  the "Leopardess" print from Esoterra fabrics! To find the full tutorial head over to the ...

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How to baste a quilt - tutorial from Luna Lovequilts

I am back from a whole week of quilting retreat in South of France with my friend of Patchmania group. Unfortunately I can't share with you what I have been making during the week ... I worked on two secret projects I planned to submit to next year France Patchwork competition on the theme Modern Quilt. I managed to sew a first top and almost completely the second one. I'd have time to finish it but ... as it often happens to me ... I ran out of fabric ! If I wasn't so optimistic I would have admit even before ...

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October 11, 2017
How to Make a Single Irish Chain Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi There Quilty Friends, 

Who loves sewing for the little ones in your life? I know I am obsessed with being an Auntie and making things for my niece and three nephews! My brother's kids are the best because every time I make them a handmade gift they love it so much. It makes me feel like I am the best Auntie ever! The new addition to the AGF Quilt Block Collection is the Single Irish Chain Block featuring Lambkin Fabrics. I am flipping out at how adorable this collection is and how Bonnie Christine created two different colorways ...

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October 10, 2017
The Shaggy Dog-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Dog Lovers! After a very busy end of summer, the Tuesday Tutorials are back!  Hooray! FREE SHIPPING! This week we are having a FREE SHIPPING (US Orders Only) on signed copies of Free Motion Machine … Continue reading

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Celebration Part 6 from Ravelly1

Warning, this post is photo heavy!!!
I've chosen a close up of an eagle.

I enlarged it & outlined the parts I want to really stand out. Next I'll choose some fabrics to make the magic happen.

These are just some of the fabrics that will be used in this endeavor.

The eyes are looking good.

I've gotten the beak in place & need to stitch around the parts before I can stitch everything together.

Here's a close-up of the eagle's face. I've used crayons & markers to highlite the feathers & will use threads to further add ...

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October 9, 2017
Mini Halloween Pillows - No Sew Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there, makers!

With October being in full swing, I know most of you are preparing for Halloween. This holiday is so much fun because you get to dress up in funky costumes, you have an excuse to eat boatloads of candy, AND you get to decorate with “spooky” things you wouldn’t have in your house normally. I must admit, i’m a scaredy-cat when it comes to spooky things but I like decorating with festive things like jack-o-lanterns, cats, and ghosts that have a cute twist.


I’ve paired up with my colleague Eli, from our production team ...

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October 7, 2017
Single Piece Rectangular Pillow Cover - Tutorial from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa

Making assorted pillow covers for our bedding is one of the least costly ways to freshen up the bedroom.
In this tutorial, I will show you an easy method to make an envelope cover for a rectangular pillow in just minutes. Really.
You need only one piece of fabric and a bit of sewing thread. 

Take a look below!

Tutorial-Single Piece Rectangular Pillow

Pillow insert size - 18" x 23" (46 cm x 58.5 cm)
Pillow cover size - 18" x 23" (46 cm x 58.5 cm)
My personal choice - For the decorative pillows I prefer to make the cover 1" smaller than the ...

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October 6, 2017
Fleur de L'Amour - Fly Away from A Quilting Chick

I'm so excited to share my newest project with you!  I've begun a new working relationship with Ft. Worth Fabric Studio and my new pattern, Fleur de L'Amour paired perfectly with their Friday Bundle, Fly Away.

 Fleur de L'Amour - Full Quilt - Close Bridge

(Just love this bridge)  Big thanks to my sister for helping me with my pictures!!

 Fleur de L'Amour Full Quilt - Full Bridge

Isn't it pretty?!?  The fabrics are so pretty and such fun to work with.  As I said, the fabric is Ft. Worth Fabric Studio's Friday Bundle, Fly Away.

 Friday Bundle - Fly Away

I had so much fun making this table topper.  It finishes out around 32" square.

 Fleur de L'Amour - Full Quilt on Grass

Today ...

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October 4, 2017
Quilting with Rulers: Continuous Curves on Hexagons from Free Motion Quilting Adventures

I shared this pillow with you last week. I used ruler work to quilt it with "Continuous Curves" except as I shared, I didn't work out my stitching path ahead of time and my results were far from continuous! A couple of hexies in, I realized what my path should have been, but by then I had already stitched up my own quilting roadblocks and had to made do with several detours.

I did have a blast with the quilting anyway, using a Simple Circle template for my curves on my new machine with the new Janome ruler foot ...

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October 3, 2017
Celebration Part 5 from Ravelly1

Someone asked about the design I used in a previous post. I'm freely sharing it today. It's mostly half-square triangles with a few, what I call, blank squares added. You can use any size HST.

This Fractured Star design is perfect for the eagle I have in mind. The design for the Fractured Star, which I've used many times, you can probably find if you do a Search of tutorials on my Sidebar.
Just wait until you see the eagle I'll be using. It's perfect!!!!
Here's sort of hawk in the hay field ...

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Saturday's Song. Sunday Slow Stitching. Stash Report with Tutorial. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
Beloved child, God sees mended - always.  If you're having trouble believing the good in you exists, please print out the lyrics at the end of this post.  Read them everyday until they become a part of your heart.  You are loved.  

Sunday Slow Stitching
With the finish of this scarf, I am once again in the black with my yarn stash!  I'm hoping to finish the matching boot cuffs this week!  I used Elysian 60% Superwash Merino Wool by Cascade Yarns.  It's a bit pricey, but so well worth it!  It's called the ...

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October 2, 2017
6 Köpfe – 12 Blöcke – mein Joseph´s Coat – Tutorial – Applizieren mit Fuse Under from Lalala Patchwork, Quilting, and More

Auf diesen Block war ich so gespannt. Als Andrea {Quiltmanufaktur} ihn im Dezember bei unserer Planung vorgeschlagen hatte, waren wir alle irgendwie ehrfürchtig. Also ich hatte den noch nie genäht und wußte bis dato nicht, wie man den macht. Wir haben uns trotz einiger Bedenken dafür entschieden, denn  es gibt ja wieder etwas Neues zu lernen. Und das ist doch immer spannend! Toll ist ausserdem, dass ein weiterer runder Block nach dem Dresden Plate im April zu unserem Sampler hinzu kommt. Und dazu sieht er noch sehr elegant aus!

Andrea´s Block habt ihr ja nun schon gesehen, sie hat ...

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Connecting Threads 'Autumums' from Nestlings By Robin

AUTUMUMS is now available in the
Fall Connecting Threads catalog!
This is the Gathering Wishes fabric line and all that
Autumn makes my heart sing:) 
It has been a year long adventure and
I am so happy to be able to share it with you now:)
You can always scroll to the bottom but how about building the anticipation with a quick tutorial on assembly.
Lately I have been cutting my HSTs to the next inch up vs. the 7/8".  This gives me a little wiggle room and an opportunity to trim if necessary.  Sometimes my personal seam allowance ...

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