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May 21, 2017
FMQ samples – part 14 – more ORANGE PEEL variations & TUTORIALS from I Patch and Quilt

In my last blogpost I posted a turorial for the pattern FANTASY (below). Lots of people liked it but also wrote that they thought it was too comlex for them.


Today’s new tutorial of the pattern GREEK is based on the same principle but with less flourishes like curls and feathers. You could try this one first and then work your way up to the more decorated FANTASY.

I have called this pattern GREEK as it looked like a wrought iron fence in Greece I saw in a picture once. Instead of the curls you can add feathers too ...

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May 20, 2017
Retro Car Thread Painting in a few steps from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa

I dream about a quilt with retro cars for a while. Maybe a bed quilt, maybe a wall quilt. I have not yet decided which one to make. I love also appliqué. I started a few projects having raw edge appliqué as main quilting technique in order to practice the ways of securing the edges of the appliqued pieces. Today I share one of them, Thread Painting. I drew an old BMW because is my

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Singer 301 Case Redo Part 2 from Weezy Works On

Finally, I finished the first 301 case makeover. I ended up using the same wallpaper inside that I used on the outer portion.  Even though the wallpaper was pre-pasted, I used white glue to adhere it to the inside of the case. Before applying glue, make sure to dry fit your pieces. I used a […]

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May 19, 2017
Baby Block Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Make this fun Baby Blocks Quilt with Jenny Doan and a Jelly Roll!

When Jenny’s daughters designed a gigantic postage stamp star block, she was impressed. But when they realized that just one of those blocks was big enough for a quick baby quilt, she fell in love!

Jenny shows you how to create a quick and easy baby quilt with this fun Baby Blocks quilt block.


Baby Blocks Quilt Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Baby Blocks is a beautiful pattern, and with strip sets and half-square triangles, it comes together in minutes!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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May 18, 2017
FMQ samples – part 13 – ORANGE PEEL variations from I Patch and Quilt

This Spring is my first as a home-and-garden-owner. In my previous houses I only had a balcony and now I have a decently sized garden with flowering plants. The gorgeous blooms inspired this pattern which I have called FANTASY.


The red sample above shows the elaborated version of the pattern shown in the tutorial in blue pen. The blue variation is stitched out the same on the first pass (from left to right).  I have added a little leaf-like shape in the tip of the flower petal while hopping back on the second pass  to the beginning of the pattern ...

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May 17, 2017
2017 Classroom Quilt: Preparations from Val's Quilting Studio

Call me crazy....but I spent yesterday after work prepping the many quilt squares needed for me and my cooperating teacher to make classroom quilts with our second graders. I'm using a cotton muslin of which I cut into SIXTY 9"inch squares and then ironed to freezer paper for stability.
As you can imagine, to prepare sixty blocks created quite the "train":
 A quick short-cut: the freezer paper is 18inches the 9"square blocks fit perfectly upon it and left minimal cutting, that was quick to accomplish. But, never the less, Jackson was beginning to look ...

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DIY Tutorial - How to make a kimono with Voile fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello fabric lovers!

I hope you guys are doing great. Today I'm really happy to show you a cool tutorial I made for you. It's a DIY Tutorial where you will learn how to make a very simple but super cute Voile Kimono. I decided to use Voile fabric because here in South Florida the weather is getting very warm and Voile is perfect for a summer outfit! My favorite thing about this Kimono is that is very easy to make (I promise!)   Untitled-2

 Now, let's watch the video!

PS: The collection used for this projects was: Bountiful ...

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May 16, 2017
How To Align Quilt Sashing from Lily Patch Quilts

As I was working on the past couple of quilts, they both call for sashing strips to be attached to the many rows to form the quilt top. It reminded me that I needed to make sure to keep the rows that have the vertical sashing strips in line with each other as I connect the horizontal sashing strips to them.

This Ferris Wheel quilt not only did I need to line up the previous row of vertical sashing but I also had to line up the vertical seams in the quilt blocks. I have created a short video to ...

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big nines-a quilt block tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts

I get asked all the time, "If you always make scrap quilts, where do all the scraps come from?" That's a great question. Many people pass along their scraps to me, and I enjoy sewing them up. The other part of that answer is, I DO make quilts from the stash from time to time. Here's the start of one! As much as I love tiny pieces and sewing up scraps, sometimes a "palette cleanser" quilt is in order. This is a super easy block that, while simple, is still big on impact.

This is directly opposite from ...

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Pinners Conference - AZ from edeenut

This coming October 6th and 7th Pinners Conference will be in Phoenix Arizona. I'm super excited (and a bit nervous) to be teaching a sewing class!
I'll also have a booth there so you can come take my class and you can come meet up in person!
Have you been to Pinners Before? What did you think; what was it like? I have never had the opportunity to go in person but have followed them online and others who have gone and loved seeing the photos and hearing of how awesome it is. Plus, it'll be so ...

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May 15, 2017
May Mini of the Month from Butterfly Threads

It's finally here! The mini quilt for the month of May. I started the mini of  the month idea a couple of years ago and never got around to making a few of the months, so here is my attempt to fill in the remaining months. The other quilts and pattern links can be found HERE.

While this is not technically a mini quilt, but rather just a small one, I call it "Mini of the Month" because that sounds better than "Little Quilt of the Month". And it's my blog so I get to take liberties like ...

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May 13, 2017
FMQ samples – part 12 – tutorial Orange Peel from I Patch and Quilt

Hello all my quilty friends!

It was a fantastically beautiful day today with bright sunshine and dramatic dark clouds. The garden is coming into bloom and the bulbs I planted a few weeks ago are starting to show their first leaves.

Tomorrow we will celebrate Mother’s Day and certain nephew’s 5th birthday… I forsee lots of birthday presents that look like James Bond’s cars, Formula 1 race cars and Kitt from Knight Rider. </p>
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Patriotic Disappearing 9-Patch with 10″ Precut Squares from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

It feels like a Disappearing 9-Patch -a-palooza over  here lately. Using the free pattern to feature 10″ square precuts (layer cakes), I whipped up this queen size quilt (75″ x 90″)...

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

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polaroid pouch ~ animal wisdom from Charm About You

You may have seen these polaroid blocks if you're following me on instagram, well I made a couple more and turned them into a zip pouch! What follows is a mini tutorial of how to stamp text on fabric and also a little explanation of those words.

The fabric used for fussy cutting is Menagerie, Indian Summer by Sarah Watson. One of my favourite prints. I picked out a few animals to fussy cut and the sketched design of the print works really well for the polaroids. I used Paint Dot, Paper Bandana by Alexia Abegg for the background ...

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May 12, 2017
Orange Peel Mug Rug from The Crafty Quilter

I love making mug rugs and I think they make a great “thank you” gift.  Enter my latest finish, the Orange Peel Mug Rug.  This is a special thank you to a very kind and hardworking realtor who did a fantastic job for us recently.

This mug rug was easy”ish” if you don’t mind a little hand stitching and machine applique.  I absolutely love orange peel designs and it’s nice when I can incorporate them into my projects.

The Orange Peel Mug Rug makes a perfect gift and I have a tutorial that shows you how to make your own using a little bit of applique and embroidery. Get all the details at The Crafty Quilter.


I took photos of the process, so you can make one, too, if you’d like.  There is a ...

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May 9, 2017
FMQ samples – part 11 – tutorial BAPTIST FANS flourishes from I Patch and Quilt

Hello everyone!

A special welcome to all the new followers! It was quite a suprise to see about 50 quilters signing up this last weekend to receive my blogpost by email. I was wondering how you new followers have found my blog. Was it through Quiltersblogs? Please do tell!

This blogpost is the 11th already in the FMQ series I have set myself to do. I am aiming for 100 different samples in 100 days. The first picture in this blogpost will be sample 36 in 34 days, so I am over a third of my goal.

Okay, you came ...

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Another Puzzle Quilt from Alamosa Quilter

In the process of demoing the quilt at my shop over the weekend, I made up another Puzzle Quilt. The link will take you to the free tutorial.

The gray bias strip print along the right hand side is the binding fabric I have chosen.

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May 8, 2017
Quilting Tips - How to make a Garden Walk Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Time for a quilt block tutorial! I love the days we release a new fabric collection because I get so excited to share with you tips and tricks to help you in your quilting journey by showing fun and easy quilt blocks to add to your quilting resume! Today we will be making the Garden Walk Block featuring Charleston and Les Petits Fabric. In this video we learn to make four patch and triangle point blocks. This block is a pretty quick sew and the contrast of the red and blue fabrics makes this block pop, which I ...

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May 7, 2017
FMQ samples – part 10 – tutorial MOD POMME from I Patch and Quilt

Today’s set of patterns and tutorial reminds me of a cross section of an apple with its seeds. So here is a seventies-style apple design , which I have named MOD POMME because using some French instantly gives something style, right? </p>
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May 6, 2017
1st Saturday Demo :: Puzzle Quilt from Alamosa Quilter

The demo for today in my shop is for this quilt. It finishes at approximately 40" by 50".

Here is what you'll need to make one:

One Frivols Tin of (42) 7" squares or (42) 7" squares of scraps;
1/2 yard of an accent fabric for a few blocks and the inner border;
2/3 yard of outer border fabric.

Cutting: From the accent fabric, cut (1) 3.5" by WOF (Width Of Fabric) strip; subcut this into (6) 3.5" by 5" rectangles. Cut (5) 2" by WOF strips; subcut one of the strips into (18) 2 ...

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