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May 23, 2018
Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop Day 3 Free Tutorial from Lily Patch Quilts

Today is day 3 of the Wish Upon a Star blog hop.  Carol is our host for this week's hop. I hope you're having fun hopping along. Since it's all about stars I thought I would share this star pattern that I wrote a few years ago.

This pattern is really simple and quick to put together. I didn't feel like trimming the flying geese blocks so I cut everything I need for it into triangles. I bought these adorable bear prints to make a quilt for Christmas when my children were really young. I fussy ...

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May 15, 2018
Tiptoe Through the Tulips: Colour Inspiration Tuesday & Linky Party! from Clever Chameleon

Tiptoe through the Tulips color scheme from Clever Chameleon

Colour Inspiration Tuesday and a Link Party – the party where we inspire each other and the candy is calorie free!

This week has been huge….. on the blog and off! Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on my New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop post….. I have now responded to all comments, but there were two email addresses that bounced, so if you didn’t hear back from me, please be assured I still very much appreciated your comment.

And another big thank you to everyone who came to the Chameleon’s first birthday linky party. He ...

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May 11, 2018
The Beginnings Quilt Along Block 6 - Sally's Sheep from The Intrepid Thread

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited that my best friend will be here on Tuesday, that I had to make the Sheep quilt block in celebration, she loves sheep! Sally and I are driving to Quilt Market in Portland. I can't wait it will be such a fun road trip!

If you are using your Cricut Maker to cut the blocks here is the file for the sheep block.

The Video for this block can be found here:

Please note that you will need the written instructions to go along with the video. Here is a printable PDF. And ...

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May 10, 2018
cutting for Christmas Snowflake from Making A Lather

Time to cut the background for Christmas snowflake quilt.

Cutting the background for this quilt requires 6 1/4 yards of a white, so it takes a bit of time to cut it all. I used a white on white snowflake fabric for my background. Just like the triangles for reds and greens, the back ground triangles just need to be accurate enough to cover the paper foundation piecing. I cut 224 - 3 1/2 in squares and cut them on the diagonal for 448 triangles. I could have cit strips and used the easy angle ruler if I needed ...

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May 8, 2018
The Beginnings Quilt Along Block 5 - Farmer Jill from The Intrepid Thread

Hey Everyone!

I had a feeling you all were ready to do a fun picture block. The piecing is easy on this one you just have to pay attention to center each of the rows. I am going to show you how to add sashing to your 9 Patch and Friendship Star row first because it employs the same technique as putting together the rows in the block does.

Have you ever seen a quilt with wavy edges? It happens a lot if the borders or sashing get stretched or if they are cut the wrong size to begin. If ...

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May 7, 2018
Community Sampler Sew Along: Block 10 - New- Four Patch from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends,

Don't you just love sewing up something new? Today Elisa from the Production Design department teamed up with me to create Block #10 in the Community Sampler, the New- Four Patch. It's full of cute little four patch blocks and HST's. It was fun exchanging our favorite piecing methods and techniques and getting to know more about Eli. She has motivated me to start sewing more clothes for myself after sharing with me all the fun outfits that she has already made this year.  Read more about  Eli below and how she fell in ...

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May 4, 2018
Butterick 6214- Video Sew Along: Supplies, Prep Work & Cutting Fabric from Crafty Gemini

I’m on a roll! Have you noticed I’ve been editing and posting new videos in my Butterick 6214 Video Sew Along each day for the past 3 days! Phew! So, you’ll be happy to know that Video #4 and Video #5 are now ready for you to watch!

If you are following along with the sew along series please watch the videos in their entirety. Many of the questions I’m being asked have been covered in the video lessons.

We sold out of our rayon challis print fabrics and only have some solids left in the ...

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May 3, 2018
Sewing Curves- Alice's Tulips Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

Have you ever not done something because you where afraid you would be bad at it? Well there has been so many moments in my life where sadly I wouldn't even bother to try something out of my comfort zone because I was afraid of the outcome. Sounds crazy saying this out loud but I know many of you suffer from this silly way of thinking. Nobody is perfect and we shouldn't be  hesitant to try new things!  I have always been scared of sewing curves but today I am jumping off the deep end and ...

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cutting Christmas snowflake from Making A Lather

Cutting for this quilt is easier than most, as the cutting is for the pieces for the paper foundation piecing. It doesn't have to be spot on accurate, just enough to do the job. So go ahead and stack a few more strips, we have a lot of triangles to cut.
Cut 16 3 1/2 inch squares from the assorted red and green Christmas fabric. It can be any assortment.
These will be the center of each snowflake.
Next I used 2 1/2 inch strips ( about 19)  to cut the small triangle with the companion angle ruler ...

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May 2, 2018
Community Sampler Sew Along: Block 9 - Double T from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there Sewing Friends, 

What's your latest fabric crush? For the past 9 weeks I been crushin' hard for our new Splendid Fusion fabrics! When we caught wind of the sew along  Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell where hosting it wasn't a hard decision at all as to what fabrics we were going to use.  This past week we added a new member to our Production Design department, I am super excited to introduce Jessica to the AGF Team! Turns out we both graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a Fashion design degree! It was ...

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Understanding a Sewing Pattern Envelope: Butterick 6214 from Crafty Gemini

butterick 6214 sewing pattern

Video #3 in my Butterick 6214 video sew along series is ready for you! I will warn you, though. It’s long and I talk a lot. But I promise it’s a good one! So much information and so far the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and amazing! Thank you to everyone who has watched the video and sent me comments and emails. As a teacher it’s always so rewarding when you provide your students with nuggets of information that make them have light bulb moments! I hope you’ll experience the same thing when you watch this ...

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May 1, 2018
Mini Tutorial - To Stitch or Not To Stitch from Ravelly1

Happy first day of May everyone!!
Thanks to all who have commented on my previous post on minis. And thank you for reminding me that I didn't follow through with the entire process.  The stitch or not to stitch part.

These two minis are not stitched. If you are not going to be washing or using your mini as a mug-rug, there is really not need to stitch it down. You can hand wash it gently, lay flat to dry and then press carefully with no problems.

I do raw edge stitching which I will show at the end ...

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The Ridiculous Rooster-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Cockadoodledo, Quilters! Are you ready to go this morning?  Do YOU have your Doodle-Do pad ready? (More importantly, have you had your first cup of coffee???) Our Ridiculous Rooster is ready for the day–so let’s get crackin’! THE RIDICULOUS ROOSTER-A … Continue reading

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April 30, 2018
AGF Color Master Lemon Green Edition- Beaming Bright Mini Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey Color Lovers, 

What color comes to mind when you hear the word April? After taking a look at all the curated colors from the AGF Color Master Boxes my eyes went straight to the Lemon Green Edition! The warm fuzzy feeling this group of fabrics gave me when sewing up the Beaming Bright Mini made me dream of freshly squeezed lemonade, bbq's with my family, and our tulips planted in the backyard.  Being from Minnesota the grey, cold and dreary days start to take a toll on your spirits. It's amazing how powerful color and light play ...

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Mini Tutorial from Ravelly1

Several of my blogger friends have expressed an interest as to how I go about making my minis. So I've decided to attempt to explain in a sort of step by step process.
BTW, this post is loaded with photos.
First, I like to either look thru photos that I've taken in the past or look at some of the clipart photos on the subject I'm interested in from the Internet.
Today I decided to do a sunrise or sunset scene. So I'll need to choose from several photos.
This photo has subtle colors and appears ...

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Skinny Strings Scraps {Tutorial} from Kat & Cat Quilts

Back in January I cut my string scraps that were less than 2.5" down to a uniform width of 1.5". Since then they've been aging in a couple of large ziploc bags. This weekend I decided the time had come to do something with those scraps!  As many scrap quilts have made I remain amazed by how many quilts can hide in a scrap bin.

Scraps are irresistible to me. Much more so than yardage.  I had an idea in my head for what I wanted to do with these strings and I decided to photograph the ...

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April 29, 2018
Hands2Help - How is a quilt pattern like comfort food? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to another week of the Hands2Help Challenge, and another great guest blogger!  Joanne lives in Canada, and blogs at Quilts by Joanne.  She is a prolific scrap quilter, and has a way with rectangles, which she will share with you now - so I turn the blog over to her....


This year's Hands2Help Charity quilt drive will soon be coming to a close. The guest bloggers have shown some terrific ideas for quilts that anyone can make and that will provide comfort to those in need. In my post today I would like to share two ideas ...

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April 27, 2018
Sidekick Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Sidekick Quilt

All the quilts of my childhood had solid backs. Some pink, some red, some navy blue – all plain as plain. For years, it felt like the back of the quilt didn’t really matter at all. But when I started to notice pretty florals, sassy stripes, and exciting colors, I started seeing quilt backing as one more opportunity to let my creativity shine!

Sidekick Quilt

This week’s new project, the Sidekick Quilt, is a quick and easy pattern based on the friendship star. It’s cute and colorful, but just wait ‘til you see the backing fabric!  It’s bold, fabulous ...

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April 26, 2018
Giant Jelly Roll Tote | Video Tutorial from The Shabby

This Giant Jelly Roll Tote might just be the best Summer bag we've ever made! It is, obviously, gigantic so it can carry everything you need. We all know that with the Summer season comes farmer's markets, picnics, beach days, and endless outings where the perfect tote can come in very, very handy! We have a full step-by-step tutorial for you to follow along with as well as some great notions that will make creating this bag a breeze!

Click HERE to get the free download which includes all of the fabric requirements and templates you'll need ...

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April 25, 2018
Flying Geese Get Their Stripes from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,
Yesterday I made several blocks that I am calling Midnight Sun for the Alaskan Cruise Quilt. There is a subtle stripe in the fabric, and I have to have all of my stripes marching to the same drummer in my quilts.

This is how I make my Flying Geese and get those stripes to line up.  I begin with the center of my goose and four squares.

I place the little squares on top of the big one, and yes, the squares need to overlap.  Notice the major stripes are all going in the same direction.

I use ...

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