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January 17, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Rhinestone Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Okay quilty peeps...
today I'm going to share 
a cute little block 
from my grandma's pattern basket
 that I have named
 RHINESTONE

It's the next block in our 


I think these blocks look like
 colorful vintage rhinestone pins...
the kind that I told you about
 in my last post 
that grandma used to wear and
 were so popular back then:)


This is grandma's recipe box that I have now.



She had lots of recipes that she 
clipped from the paper...
and inside are a few 
poems and notes as well.



This one is ...

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Switch & Stitch Improvisational Stuffed Fish from Gefilte Quilt

Stuffed fish, high in fiber, yum! Here are a couple of whoppers (11" x 5"), made from blue jeans, though you can use any fabric. They serve as pillows and/or toys. This fun and forgiving method makes two at the same time, stacking and switching pieces. It can also be used to create four applique fish, if you're making an underwater quilt! My pair: Fish 1, 
And Fish 2,

With minimal embellishment, they exude serenity. One has a coconut shell button eye. 
Its partner started out with two vintage mother-of-pearl button eyes, and decorative stitching on the seams ...

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January 12, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Little Farmhouse Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet



Welcome to another episode of the

I have another vintage block 
from my grandma's basket
 to share with you today:)

I call it "Little Farmhouse" 
after my grandma's house of course!


I made the window in yellow because
 grandma always kept the 
front light on for us:)


Here's the photo of her 
little farmhouse that I 
showed you in the last post.




There are a lot of colors to choose from in my Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection...

And I chose these colors because 
they were 2 of her favorites.


Grandma had a turquoise ...

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January 11, 2019
Easy Quarter Square Triangles from A Few Loose Threads

Easy Quarter Square Triangles

What is a Quarter Square Triangle or QST, for short? It’s made of 4, Quarter Squares! 

Another name for this unit is the Hour Glass block.

There is a simple formula used to make them – Finished Size + 1 1/4″.

Finished size = 3″ x 3″. 

3″ + 1 1/4″  =  4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Method 1:  Sew First

Step One

  1. Cut 2 squares from contrasting fabric using the formula above.
  2. Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner on the back of the lighter fabric.
  3. Pair squares Right Sides Together (RST). Pin.
  4. Stitch a scant ¼” from ...

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January 8, 2019
{Tutorial} Mason Jar Needle Minders from Michelle's Romantic Tangle


Needle minders have to be one of the best accessories that cross stitchers have come up with. Two strong magnets hold the needleminder to your project and it provides you with a secure place to rest your needle while you're cutting a new length of thread or taking a break from stitching.

They're cute and fun to collect and you can make your own with just a little bit of effort and a few supplies. I'm seeing potential needle minders everywhere and these mason jar stickers from the Dollar Tree practically jumped off the shelf at me ...

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January 6, 2019
Vintage Block Along Block Three - Around the Corner! from Bee In My Bonnet


Today I'm going to show you 
how to make the third block in my 
Vintage Block Along


If you are just tuning in...
the short explanation of 
this tutorial series is:
1.My grandma was a quilter and made
 many many quilts in her lifetime.

2. She gave me her basket 
of patterns that she used 
to make her quilts.
I'm sure some of those patterns
 came from her mother (Martha) 
and sisters as well.

3. I am taking several of those 
vintage block patterns and drafting 
them so that they can be rotary cut 
and sewn by ...

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January 5, 2019
Vintage Block Along Block Two - Pattern Basket Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Pattern Basket Block
finished size
15" x 15"
Well here we are again 
because I have another vintage block
 from my grandma's pattern stash 
that I want to share with you.

I have big plans to do several vintage block tutorials for you...
in several different sizes and then
 put them all together in a quilt!


I would love for you to come along 
on this vintage sewing journey with me!

I'm so grateful that my grandma's
 (both of them) 
shared so many patterns with me.

 I have often shared some of them 
here on my blog ...

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January 3, 2019
Summer in Winter?! - How to make a "Windswept" Quilt Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Still in a holiday daze from all the Christmas fun I had with my family and friends. Back in the office and ready to burn off all those extra cookie calories! January is approaching and not only is it the start to a new year but also can be one of the coldness months out of the year! Which is why I think it’s perfect timing for the release of Sunkissed fabrics! Ready for that winter cruise or maybe you are already planning a fun trip someplace warm for Spring Break?

In Florida we are always feeling ...

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January 1, 2019
Variation on a String Block {Jan/Feb CiL Block Drive} from Kat & Cat Quilts

Hello! And welcome to the Jan/Feb Covered in Love block drive post.  For the past three years we've made foundation pieced string blocks following this tutorial and made 50 string quilts!   (If you're new to CiL or the block drives skip to the end of the post for information.)


The annual scrappy string drive is a big hit with piece-rs, with me, and with the patients who receive quilts.  Hopefully this year's slight variation on the foundation pieced string block will still be a big hit with everyone. I thought i might be fun to mix ...

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December 28, 2018
How to Stay Organized while you SEW from A Few Loose Threads

The problem is… there’s a pattern you want to make. It looks complicated. It has A LOT of pieces.

How do you keep it all organized?

Here are 5 ways I have found that work like a charm…

  1. Ziplock Bags

    Most of us have a ready supply of ziplock bags. Write on the front with a sharpie pen ~ erase with nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol and recycle for the next project. Or mark contents with a scrap of paper tucked inside.ziplock bag organization

  2. Address Labels

    I like to use the small labels that measure about 1/2″ x 2″, but ...

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December 27, 2018
Life In Pieces: The Best of 2018 from Life In Pieces

Hard to believe Christmas is over and the end of the year is less than a week away.  It's the time of year for reflection.  Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs makes reflection fun by hosting her "Best of 2018" Linky Party.




What constitutes "best" is up to the blogger.  So here's my top 5 from 2018.

1. Largest Number of Views (427), A Little of This and ThatThat post highlighted the first assembled blocks from Bonnie Hunter's 2017 mystery, On Ringo Lake.


2. Most Comments (28), Stars and Stars.  The post showed the finished Red, White ...

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December 26, 2018
Quick DIY Gift – Coaster Ride Coasters from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

 

Around the Bobbin’s Coaster Ride Coasters are a fun and novel way to make coasters that are color-coordinated with your décor! They’re cute for your home and they make a nice housewarming gift, too.

You can make your own designer silicone coaster set that protects surfaces against hot, cold and wet beverages. The set of four silicone coasters comes with instructions for completing the coasters with fabrics of your choice and a coaster holder for the set.

Designer Silicone Coasters

Coaster set by Lisa Amundson on Instagram.

 

To make four Coasters and a Coaster Holder you’ll need ...

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December 21, 2018
Summer in Winter?! - How to make a "Windswept" Quilt Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Still in a holiday daze from all the Christmas fun I had with my family and friends. Back in the office and ready to burn off all those extra cookie calories! January is approaching and not only is it the start to a new year but also can be one of the coldness months out of the year! Which is why I think it’s perfect timing for the release of Sunkissed fabrics! Ready for that winter cruise or maybe you are already planning a fun trip someplace warm for Spring Break?

In Florida we are always feeling ...

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Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Today is the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year. Jack Frost has officially arrived with his chilly days and long, icy nights. But believe it or not, there are a few flowers that manage to thrive in the midst of such inhospitable weather!Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan

English primrose brightens even the grayest winter day. Pansies add a splash of color against the pure white snow. But my favorite blooms of all are found on Jenny’s new Flower Glass quilt. These simple petals and hourglass blocks will keep you cozy all winter long!

Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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December 19, 2018
Gingerbread Man Mug Rug - Tutorial from Melva Loves Scraps





We recently had a fun little get-together with some friends.  It was an evening of catching up, laughter, dinner, goodies and... cookie decorating!

I bravely mixed up sugar cookies, Dave rolled them and cut out gingerbread men shapes and I baked them... It was a team effort and they turned out amazing!  Many thanks to Karen at Tu-Na Quilts for the recipe, tips and suggestions. 

Rules of the game... you have 1-1/2 minutes.  There are three bowls in front of you - one of frosting with a knife, a bowl of m&m's, one with mini chocolate chips and ...

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Impactful Sewing - How to Make a "Double Tulip" Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey There Fabric Friends,

Do you gravitate to certain color palettes when you are designing quilts? Are there colors that you haven’t quite explored yet? For me red and black are two colors that just haven’t entered it’s way into my quilty brain but with the release of AGF’s new Fusions collection Silkroad everything has changed! I had the pleasure of sewing up the Free Quilt Pattern featuring Silkroad called “Shoji”, it was such a delight and I quickly fell in love with the elegant, regal feel the colors portrayed  to me. I knew for my ...

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December 17, 2018
Make Custom Quilting and Sewing Stencils from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

I recently had the opportunity to take a class from a certified HandiQuilter instructor, Mary. It was an outstanding class. In the class she mentioned making our own custom stencils for longarm...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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December 16, 2018
How to Stitch a Cute Quilted Cactus from Gefilte Quilt

How's your holiday gift production? Here's a fun last-minute idea: Stuffed, maybe quilted cactii. I first made a couple out them of printed quilting fabric, like this Manhattan cactus (no watering required, just occasional dusting), in its own (fabric) custom pot. It's about 4" high.

Then I made one from a plaid scraps, with embroidery thread flowers. It's about 5" high 
I switched over to denim - specifically, worn and washed jeans. Here's a friendly flat cactus, about 5" high. 
Cross stitches serve as quilting, too. In the base, there are dimples, quilted in by machine ...

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December 14, 2018
Santa Snow Globe Wall Hanging – Christmas Project from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

News flash — We have less than two weeks until Christmas!!! AHHHHHH!! It’s the perfect time to show you what I have been working on. Ever since I made my Peppermint Way Table Runner, as I cut out the English paper piecing parts, I saw the hole of the ring as a snow globe. The peppermint ring had the perfect base for the globe, too. As I was working with the pinks and red fabrics from Jill Howarth and her Way Up North line for Riley Blake Designs, there was one Santa scene that kept speaking the word snow globe ...

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Easy Pillowcase Tutorial & Pattern UPDATED from Stitching Through Life Blog

Easy Pillowcase Tutorial & Pattern UPDATED

Easy Pillowcase Pattern - Cover Page 1

Cut Your Fabrics

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Cut Your Fabric Page 2

Press Your Fabric

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Press your Fabric then Layer Page 3

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Layer your Easy Pillowcase in a PBJ then stitch it as a burrito!

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Stitch down the raw edges

Pull your excess Pillowcase fabric from you burrito.

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Pull Loose Fabric from Burrito, Press and TRIM Page 5

Stitch around your pillowcase with wrong sides together to make your French Seam.

Easy Pillowcase Pattern & Tutorial - Pin & Stitch around Pillowcase Wrong Sides Facing Each Other Page 6

Carefully ...

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