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October 11, 2018
How to Make a "Scrapbag" Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Have you seen AGF's brand new fusion collections? If you haven't gotten your hands on a bundle of these collections yet let me tell you they are vibrant jaw dropping beauties! I have always been a mega fan of all of AGF Fusions but every new collection has got me drooling with excitement. For those that don't know AGF Fusion collections are bite size collections consisting of 10 prints. It includes 10 quilting cottons, two knits and one rayon for all you apparel makers out their!  Fusion collections feature prints from varies AGF designers arranged ...

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October 10, 2018
patchwork potholder (a quick tutorial) from Sotak Handmade

I really, really enjoy sewing up projects for our home so when I realized we needed new potholders I was more than happy to drop everything and get stitching.

I think it turned out quite lovely  :)

I started off with some of my screen printed scraps and a few pieces of Essex linen (my favorite combo), and randomly pieced them together until my patchwork measured about 7.5'' x 8.5''. This measurement wasn't really important as potholders could definitely be smaller or larger depending on one's preference.

I then quilted my patchwork piece to a layer of ...

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Over Night Cinch Sack Free Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

Cinch sack tutorial – learn how to make a simple cinch sack with a fun rag fabric tree on the front. The pictures will guide you from start to finish.

The front of the bag features a cute Christmas tree made with strips of green fabric. It’s so quick to do and adds a bit of texture to the bag.

The bag is fully lined, with ribbons to hold the straps at the bottom.  For the straps, you can use a rope or ribbon or make them with fabric. Any and all ways are cute and work great!

Materials Needed ...

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October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day For The My Happy Place Row Along… from Seams To Be Sew

While today is the final day of this event… Events like this to me never really end because the future will come and hopefully you will make the patterns offered during this event and you’ll show us what you did with them. That’s why I do a show and tell day for this event because I would like to give you some ideas of what you can do with your rows. Today’s designers have created something with there row, or rows from other designers. It’s always fun to see what they came up with and show ...

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My Happy Place Row Along Show and Tell Day from Clever Chameleon

Panda Friends colour scheme by Clever Chameleon

Welcome to the My Happy Place Show and Tell Colour Inspiration Tuesday Day!

Today is the last day of the “My Happy Place” row-along and blog hop – the Show and Tell Day. This is the day where a few of the “My Happy Place” blog hoppers come back for an encore….. to show you how they finished their rows (or multiple rows) into usable quilted items.

Being Myself with You appliqué by Clever ChameleonI have finished my “Being Myself with You” row into a wall hanging with a small extra border and some free-motion embroidery. The My Happy Place embroidery template is included in today’s post ...

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October 4, 2018
2018 FAL - Fall Mug Rug Tutorial from Dizzy Quilts

During its October meeting next week, the Montreal MQG is doing a mug rug swap - a fall themed mug rug to be more precise. Also, the Finish-Along team is hosting tutorial week right now and I was up so thought I would marry the two and write up instructions to make a Fall themed mug rug.

By the way, if you have finishes to link-up for the 3rd quarter of the Finish-Along, go here.

Fall Mug Rug - Finished size: 6.5" x 7"

This is what the finished mug rug looks like. I used scraps for mine - some Kona Black ...

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October 3, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem.. A Tutorial and a Winner! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It occurred to me last Thursday that I had forgotten to choose a winner for the Summer Wedding pattern!  What was I thinking - well, ok, I wasn't thinking, but that's still no excuse.  So now, better late than never, here's the winner...

I'll be contacting you via email today to get your mailing address!


You may have seen these on my blog last week - a quick and easy scrap project - so I thought I'd share a tutorial so you can make some too!  Grab four 2.5" squares out of your scrap stash ...

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September 29, 2018
Quilting: candy bucket from Fabric Engineer

I quilted a Halloween quilt recently and the fabric had quite a bit of candy in it.  So I made a candy bucket quilting motif to go with it.

There are three different candies, and they are combined with a meander.

There is a tootsie roll or smarties shaped candy:
There is a peppermint candy, with or without a swirl:

Finally, there is a lollipop.  Again with or without a swirl.  This was my least favorite of the three, because I had a hard time going back on top of the stick.
It's a bit hard to see on ...

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September 28, 2018
Heart Pillow Pattern for Breast Cancer Patients from Patchwork Posse

Heart Pillow Pattern for Breast Cancer Patients. It’s a great sewing service project for anyone! Learn how to cut out and stitch heart pillows for donation.

Today I’m excited to share a quick heart pillow pattern – for breast cancer patients.
Last year one of my very good friends had surgery for her breast cancer…she is all fine now, but it wasn’t a fun experience.

Since then she has been asking others to make heart shaped pillows for those who are going through surgery and recovering.

After making a few, I thought about sharing the process. They ...

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September 26, 2018
Autumn Sewing - "Lehigh Maze" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hey Makers,

Autumn is finally here! Last Friday we started off the Fall Season right by dressing up in our fave Autumn inspired outfits and brought in delicious Fall treats and drinks to get us in the spirit! Living in South Florida we don’t get to enjoy the traditional Fall weather and the beauty this season brings but having summer all year around isn’t the worst thing ever either! :)


AGF Girls all decked out in their Autumn outfits! :) Love these gals! 

Mixture of homemade and store bought treats to celebrate AUTUMN! 

To create are own Autumn Vibes we ...

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September 22, 2018
Bows 4 Paws! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my pet loving friends!

Are you a cat or a dog lover? According to studies, cat lovers tend to be introverted, intuitive, sensitive, and more receptive; while dog lovers tend to be less stressed and more cheerful. So whether you have a cat or a dog, we will be learning how to make a bowtie for our furry friends using the elegant Houndstooth XIV Onix from the romantic Decadence collection. I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as Kobi did while posing and eating treats.


Start by measuring around the neck of your furry friend or the collar ...

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September 21, 2018
Quilt Block Charms and More Sunnyside Avenue Projects from Tea Rose Home

I have been making some fun things with Sunnyside Avenue fabrics designed by Amy Smart. This is her second fabric line and it is such a fun and cheerful collection. I have been playing with them and made a couple things in the last few month.

Have you had a chance to take a look at the bag I made back in June? If you missed it, here is the link to the tutorial.

I also couldn't resist maing some bottle cap pincushions with them. Aren't they so cute together? This is such an easy project to do ...

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September 20, 2018
Another Knitting Experience from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This was something I had never seen on Ravelry and I don’t even know if it’s a pattern, a tutorial, a class but I’m calling it “a knitting experience”. This morning while trying to decide if I was going to get up (at 5 a.m.) or keep sleeping, I  started reading the iPad. As usual,...

The post Another Knitting Experience appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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September 19, 2018
Salty Creations- Fabric Weaving & More from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Fabric Weaving

Before I get to todays scheduled blog post on Salty Creations, I wanted to take a moment to pray for all of those affected by hurricane Florence. I hope everyone stays safe, find shelter, and gets the items they need. My heart goes out to them. It is in times like these I wonder how I can make a difference… When I searched for hurricane Florence I found this on the PBS website. Google is matching donations made to the American Red Cross. That is amazing!! 

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September 18, 2018
A Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt - Part 3 from Red Pepper Quilts

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I am pretty pleased with myself for having finished my Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt. I have so loved working on this quilt, from sorting through my fabric scraps and stash, to cutting hexies, glue basting fabric pieces to papers, and stitching hexagon flowers, to finally basting and quilting this quilt. It was a journey that played out over many long evenings with needle and thread, and one that I would happily repeat. I have lots of photos to share so please do bear with me! 

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I finished this quilt top in July and for all of the month ...

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September 7, 2018
NEW Tutorial- How to Make a "Wheel of Fortune" Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

I always get so excited to add new quilt block tutorials to the AGF Quilt Block Collection , not only because  we all get to learn a new block that we can incorporate into our quilt making but because I get to sew with the latest AGF Fabric Collections and really learn what the collection has to offer me as a sewist/ quilter. For those that may be new to the AGF Quilt Block Collection, its basically a Youtube series dedicated to step by step quilt block tutorials! It's a place where whether you are new to quilting ...

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September 6, 2018
Let Them be Little Baby Quilt (Giveaway!!) from Tea Rose Home

Have you had a chance to take a look at a adorable new fabric line by Simple Simon and Company? It is called Let Them Be Little (When I heard the name of the new line, I already knew I would love it!!).

As you can guess by the name, it is geared towards babies and toddlers, but I see some designs are very much suitable to create whatever your heart desires.

I had a chance to create something fun with them and I decided to make a baby quilt. If you are a long time reader, you know that ...

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September 5, 2018
Jelly Roll Rug – Decorative Edge from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I love these rugs so I had to make another one. This time I used Coledale fabric from Moda. It has a nice mix of soft colours and some vibrant corals and dark navy.  Many people have asked me how I do the decorative edging to finish the rug. Let me show you in a...

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September 4, 2018
My Quilty Journey from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to my spot on the Quilters Meet and Greet. I want to thank Benita for this meet and greet, quilters social on the web.

It is a big party and ther are big prizes to be won!!! The best part - you don't even have to get dressed or comb your hair. Ready? Here I go...

The quilt for my MIL (Paul's mom)
How did I begin this quilty journey?
I watched a documentary on quilts/quilting when a friend invited me to her guild meeting.  She also taught me to thread my machine. We made a grocery ...

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September 3, 2018
Pretty Pansy Quilted Wall Hanging Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Simply Happy Fabric

It’s here! It’s here! Simply Happy fabric is now available online and in LQS everywhere. It is a fun and incredibly cheerful new fabric line from Riley Blake Designs. The colors are refreshing and perfect for that summer project you have been procrastinating about making. Or if you have been looking for a summer project but haven’t found one yet, the Pretty Pansy Quilted Wall Hanging is just the one for you.

My absolute favorite print of the line is the border print. The whimsical flowers at the bottom are wonderful, but it is the tall dainty ...

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