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May 28, 2015
Doodle Thursday from The Inbox jaunt

  Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers! (and by now All quilters who read The Inbox Jaunt are Doodlers, right?) Sometimes we just need a prompt to get the doodles flowing.  And what better prompt than a slice of fabric? TODAY’S … Continue reading 

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May 27, 2015
Pat Sloan: A few things bouncing around my studio from Pat Sloan's Blog

Life can be crazy right? Do you sometimes feel like you are working on 800 projects at once, but none seem to get done? Maybe none are even worked on? I feel like that sometimes.  

pat sloan vacation time block 6 coming soon

Quilting is SUCH FUN .. right? Fun to start new things.. I'm a starter.  I have some projects that REALLY need to be finished.  I have projects for my business, like our Vacation time, The Aurifil Blocks, my books, fabric lines and patterns.  But I also have things I do for fun and I want to get more done on them. Sound familiar?

I can ...

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Nautical Pillow Pattern from Patchwork Posse

Boat Embroidery Stitched Pillow tutorial with pleated sides

This pillow might look a little complicated, but you’ll find it’s not!  The pleated edges surrounding the center stitching is folded….easy to do! Trace the drawing onto your fabric and then thread draw on top with a dark thread.  The lines won’t be perfect, but that is the whole idea around the design.  Add a […]

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May 26, 2015
Pat Sloan: Seeing friends is the best.. isn't it? from Pat Sloan's Blog

I spent quite a few days in Minneapolis at the trade show then teaching at Gruber's quilt shop then doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble... yes .. a REAL book store! It was so exciting and so fun to have all that packed into one trip. 

Pat Sloan School house May 2015

Let me give you a little tour of my events. First day was schoolhouses, where we book time and share about something specific. I did THREE of these! The one above if for my latest book with my publisher Martingale 'Pat Sloan's Teach me to Applique'. I showed all the quilts, but ...

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Flying Geese Tutorial ~ Method #2 from A Pieceful Journey

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I wanted to show you another method for making flying geese.  I will admit that I usually do the last method that I showed you and I thought it was my favorite.  But, after demonstrating this method I think I will change my mind.  There is some waste but it is for squaring up.  These little flying geese units square up so nicely.  They are almost perfect.  Not because of the quilter, but because of the method.  I will probably be using this method from now on!  The calculations are based on a finish 3″ x 1 1/2″ flying ...

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The Crabapple Blossom-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I hope you all enjoyed the long Memorial Day Weekend–the official kick off to summer!  The weather was a mixed bag around here–a little sunshine, a little heat, a lot of rain…all while seated in the bleachers … Continue reading 

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May 25, 2015
No-Sew Modern Hexies from Lovely and Enough

You know he's a keeper when he asks if he can pick your next project because he's been following some quilters on Instagram. Yep. That's exactly how it went. Brent has been following Modern Handcraft for several weeks now, and he is all about her hexie quilts. They are pretty awesome.

modern mint and coral no-sew hexies and tutorial | by Lovely and Enough

The thing is, I'm not into hand-sewing. It's not that I don't like it, but I like going faster than that. So, I decided if I was going to do hexies, I would do them "no sew." If you're just like me ...

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Free-Motion QuiltingI’m thrilled and excited at the privilege to... from Living Water Quilter

Free-Motion Quilting

I’m thrilled and excited at the privilege to share some intermediate free-motion quilting designs in two classes next month. In the first class, students will review, learn and practice several free motion quilting design families.

In the second class we will place one or more of the designs in a Lone Star walling hanging. Click Lone Star to review the free tutorial.

For class details visit Classes and Workshop or Sew Easy Sewing.

I’m linking up with

Connie at Free Motion by the River


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Pat Sloan: My Favorite Podcast Encore Day from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today is an encore of my podcast from May 12, 2014

 Listen to host Pat Sloan chat with guests Ellen Murphy, Amy Smart, and Lynette Anderson on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast.

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Guest: Ellen Murphy of American Homestead

Topics: quilt piecing tips, embroidery tips

She says: "My biggest tip would be to square up as you go and to think about how you press your seams. That is very, very important in the precision of your block and then your quilt"



Guest: Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter ...

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May 24, 2015
Pat Sloan: The Sweet Life - Block 8 from Pat Sloan's Blog

Time to sew Block 8 of my quilt The Sweet Life!

pat sloan the sweet life ironing board

I am so in love with this quilt and the fun images.. Block 8 might be about my favorite on the quilt (shhhh.. don't tell the others

Pat Sloan Sweet Life Sew Along block 8

Granny's Apron is for my grandmother that worked at the Farmer's market. She had to wear a white apron, but I bet if she could, she would have branched out a bit!

Pat Sloan Sweet Life Sew Along block 8b

This also reminds me of my first sewing project, a smocked dress. Learning to sew changed my life, I am forever grateful to my home ec teacher ...

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Leafing away from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

This post is for my friend, no-blog Mary who has asked for help from afar.  Thanks heavens for the internet and blogs. No-blog Mary has started doing applique and wanted some instructions on how to get nice pointy leaves. So ... here goes ... If you do your applique using freezer paper, needle turn or paper piecing, you will have a tail at the pointy end of your leaf.  The tail could be on the

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May 23, 2015
{how to} make wrist strap for a pouch from Sotak Handmade

Hello everyone, today I'd like to share a quick little tutorial on how to make a wrist strap which can be added to pretty much any pouch you make.

To make one wrist strap and one D-ring tab you will need:
one 2" x 17" strip of quilting cotton fabric of choice
one 1/2" D-ring
one 1/2" swivel hook

1. Place 2” x 17” strip of fabric right side down on ironing board. Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, press. Open the strip, press long raw edges towards middle.

2. Fold in half again and press ...

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Pat Sloan: Red, White and Blue Quilt Show from Pat Sloan's Blog

This is the first in my series of Quilt Show Posts with a color theme! On this memorial day weekend I want to honor all those that are serving and have served in our military.  My father-in-law that was in WWII and Korea, my great uncle, my friends, and those I don't know. 

pat sloan red white and blue quilts

I designed this quilt for a fabric line I did a few years ago. It went on tour and at the end was given to a solider. 

Please scroll down and share a photo of YOUR Red, White & Blue quilt!

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May 22, 2015
Bursting Buds Table Runner {Tutorial + Pattern} from Samelia's Mum

This is my Bursting Buds table-runner. I love how it turned out and so today, I am sharing a little tutorial on how I made it… and how you can make one too.

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Sometimes, procrastination leads to inspiration. I had to create a spring themed project for an upcoming deadline, but even though the ideas were there, I couldn’t settle on course of action. I love to create magazine projects, but when I create them, in the back ...

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May 21, 2015
How To Make A Pillow Cushion From A Quilt Block from madebychrissied

We're now at Day 6 the half way point of the Benartex Burlap Brights Block Hop.

The Benartex Design Team have a new block design ready for you over on the Benartex Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog today and I'm joining in by sharing some ideas with on how you can use my On The Bright Side block design from Day 1 to make On The Bright Side quilts and also an On The Bright Side cushion.

Update at Thursday, 21 May 2015
NB: It has come to my attention that a quilting tutorial website have linked ...

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Car Seat Canopy Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

Do you remember our half-square triangle piecing tutorial from last month?  As we teased at the end of the tutorial, we’ve finished a fun little baby project with our HST pieced top.  In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to use either a pieced top or a whole piece of cloth to make a cute and protective […]

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May 20, 2015
Cutting and marking multiple squares tutorial from Cat Approved Quilting

I've joined the Farm Girl Vintage sew-along, and had fallen behind a little.  I decided to cut 6 blocks (catch up, this week's block and get a little ahead).  However, so many squares to cut!  I thought I'd put together a little post on how I cut (and mark) multiple squares very quickly.

Firstly, work out the maths.  I was cutting 1 1/2" squares, and using a 7 1/2" ruler.  This means if I used a square of fabric 7 1/2" square, by then cutting along 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" & 6 ...

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Tutorial: Mini Scrap Quilt from Craft Gossip

Mini Scrap quilt tutorial Amy Smart

Amy of Diary of a Quilter made this mini quilt from leftover scraps from other sewing and quilting projects. Measuring a mere 15″ square, not only is this thrifty, but it will sew up fast too. She shares on her blog how to make it.

Click the link below to get the know-how:

Mini Scrap Quilt, Diary of a Quilter

{Image credit: Diary of a Quilter}

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Tutorial: On-Point Triangle Pillow from Craft Gossip

OnPoint Triangle Piillow LeighLaurel

Turn a half-square triangle on its side and this is what you get, says Karin of Leigh Laurel Studios. She adds,

Crisp coral and white on-point triangles add a pop of color to any summer decor.

She whipped up this 20″ pillow cover using her Sizzix and shares a tutorial for how she made it on their website. Do check out her fabric choice for the pillow backing. It’s purrrfect.

Click the link below to get instructions:

Tutorial: On-Point Triangle Pillow

{Image credit: Leigh Laurel Studios}

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DIY Bag with Zipper Pocket {Free Pattern} from Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Hi there! You know when you see a fabric, and you immediately know what you want to make with it?  Well that happened to me when I saw this lovely print from Katarina Roccella's newest line Skopelos.  It combines two of my favorite things: stripes and flowers.  So naturally, I knew I had to make a bag out of it! :) 

Click HERE to purchase the kit!

This is an easy bag with a simple zip pocket in the front! Don't shy away from it because it has a zipper!  Putting the zipper in this bag is way easier ...

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