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March 5, 2015
Star Block of the Month: March is the Folded Star #starbotm from The Village Haberdashery

I’m so thrilled to have Charlotte Newland leading our first-ever Block of the Month adventure! She’ll be teaching a new block the first week of every month on The Daily Stitch and the second Monday of the month in our West Hampstead shop.

If you’re following along at home, you can catch up with February’s block and January’s block and read more about this project here and here or pick up a kit here. Don’t forget to tag any Instagram posts related to the Star Block of the Month with #starbotm. Take it away ...

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needle minder tutorial from pieceful life


I didn't know what a needle minder/pin keeper was until I saw one on one
of my friends IG(Instagram).  I wanted to make one and I found a 
cool IG tutorial on What the Bobbin blog.

You can use a needle minder for hand stitching, embroidery, cross stitch, appliqué,
hand binding a quilt…any time you need to keep track of your needles or pins!

So here are a few that I have made today along with a mini tutorial….they are a bit addicting : )

Supplies:
Button cover kit
Magnets
Fabric 
Super Glue
Scissors

pin keeper tutorial

Use the template ...

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Putting Myself Out There from Sew Fresh Quilts

I guess I'm a little SAD.


This time of year is always difficult for me.  The winter is long.  The sky is grey.  The air is bitterly cold.  The pipes and drains are freezing.  The tractor won't start.  The car got stuck in a snowdrift in the driveway.  Again.  And the shed fell down last year.  But it's still there.  What a depressing eyesore.

Sounds like lyrics from some old corny country golden oldie.  No.  This is my real life.  And believe me... There is more than one verse to this song.  But I'm not one ...

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March 4, 2015
Scrappy Fabric Flower Garland Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

Can’t wait for spring flowers to bloom?  Why not create some of your own!  We had the idea to make floral garlands from fabric, especially our cheerful scraps.  We weren’t quite sure how to go about it, so we tried a few different things.  After a bit of experimenting, this turned out to be our […]

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Knitted Tray Tute - A Great Gift Idea from madebychrissied


Think of words you can put in front of tray: vanity; bits & bobs; candy; sweets; cosmetic; accessory; cutlery; letter; nail polish; ribbon; pencil; desk; organiser; make-up; storage; essentials and lots, lots more.

However you say it, whatever you put in it, everyone can always use a tray.

Ever thought of making your own?  How about making them as gifts, stacking several sizes together or filling them with goodies for British Mother's Day coming up in less than three weeks or Easter on 5 April this year?

I love to knit them - that way I can choose my own dimensions ...

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Pat Sloan: Inspiration strikes, and what do you do? from Pat Sloan's Blog

Sometimes you need to help out a friend, know what I mean? My buddy Stephanie was destashing.. and she has ADORABLE things.. like.. REALLY adorable.. so I decided to help her out, because I'm a GREAT friend like that.. wink!

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Stephanie has a GREAT eye for color combos. Look at this amazing bundle.. well it was TWO bundles, but whose counting? Let me show you what I got ... above is awesome rick rack, and a bias tape trimmed with teeny lace edge.. adorable!

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And corduroy! It's not your 5 yr olds is it? yes.. that lime really that ...

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ANOTHER SNOW/SEW DAY! from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


 
 It is another snow/sew day today and I have a little of this and that to show you.  Above is my bursting heart that I first talked about here.  It outgrew the pillow form so I made it into a table topper.  Today, I finished the binding.
Yesterday I posted about how to make a pressing bar.  I had a reader write and ask what it was for.  I’m so sorry I didn’t explain it further.  I’ve posted the picture above to show you how I use the bar to press open the seams on my ...

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March 3, 2015
Tuesday’s Tutorial Round Up – Easter from Wow I Like That

Tuesday's Quilting Tutorial Round Up @ wowilikethat.com

Hi All,

Happy Tuesday – Today’s Round Up features the best free Easter quilting tutorials, patterns and how-tos from quilting blogs and websites! Enjoy.

Free Quilt Tutorials & Patterns

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Patchwork Bunny by The Crafty Quilter

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Bunny Bricks Quilt by Jedi Craft Girl

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Hop Along Spring Pillow at Thermo Web

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Carrot Tablerunner at Better Homes & Gardens

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Easter Table Runner by Amanda Murphy Designs

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Fabric Carrots by Clare’s Craftroom

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Peep Bunting by Dana of Made

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Bunny Hop Block at Quilter’s Newsletter

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Easter Pillows by Peppermint Patch

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Bunny Pillow by Crafty Carnival

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Fabric Easter Eggs by Positively Splendid

Easter Placemat by the ...

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Covered Notebooks from Alamosa Quilter

After seeing Debbie's gorgeous notebooks last week, I decided to make some more myself. I even have composition notebooks already to go inside. I started with these two that have been cut out for over a year! The fabrics are the same but I quilted them differently.



Then I found a large enough piece of this cup fabric in my scrap basket. So I turned it into a cover.


And by this time I was on a roll. I decided to finally cut into some of my Charlie Harper fabrics. For this last one I used two fabrics for ...

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The Paperclip-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we have a white fabric with gold stitching for you to try…(Just kidding!…Read more HERE.) Sorry I missed you yesterday.   Monday is paperwork day so I don’t always have time to post.  Yesterday, I was busy organizing … Continue reading 

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Insulated Grocery Tote Sewing Tutorial from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

  Insulated Grocery Tote Sewing Tutorial Sometimes […]

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

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Supernova Contest Winners & Tips and Tutorials Tuesday (The Save Your Selvages Oven Mitt Tutorial) from Late Night Quilter

Oven Mitt opening tutorial pic bright with title

Before we get to today’s awesome Save Your Selvages tutorial, I need to tell you…

WE HAVE A SUPERNOVA WINNER!!!

Supernova Winners! (2)

Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced has chosen Jen Van Dyke, from Jennifer Under the Juniper Tree and Kris Jarchow from Sew Sunshine as the winners of the Supernova Swap Contest!

Their quilts are gorgeous, with bold, saturated colors.  You just can’t stop staring at them. Sandra and I are so happy for Kris and Jen.

As their prize, they will each receive:

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TUTORIAL FOR A PRESSING BAR from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Recently, while attending one of the Bees at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Judi A. showed us her ironing bar that she made for ironing seams open.  We raved so about it that she had her husband bring in some pieces of molding for us to make our own open seam presser bar.  Above you can see Judi's finished bar. The top is the piece of molding that Ted cut and brought in to us.
Judi said that first she covered the piece of molding in batting. She glued on the batting.  Above is mine all covered with the ...

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March 2, 2015
Valerie's Birthday Party from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday evening, we all headed over to the other side of town to help Valerie celebrate her Tuesday birthday. It was the first time Mike and I had seen her house, which was built in 1943. Valerie took the house down to its virtual skeleton and completely renovated it. It is adorable. My recollection is that it is about 750 square feet, and so it's a nice little doll house for the two of them and their three kitties.


We got the grand tour of the house and enjoyed some wine before heading over to the restaurant Valerie had ...

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Valerie's Birthday Party from Cat Patches

Yesterday evening, we all headed over to the other side of town to help Valerie celebrate her Tuesday birthday. It was the first time Mike and I had seen her house, which was built in 1943. Valerie took the house down to its virtual skeleton and completely renovated it. It is adorable. My recollection is that it is about 750 square feet, and so it's a nice little doll house for the two of them and their three kitties.


We got the grand tour of the house and enjoyed some wine before heading over to the restaurant Valerie had ...

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Tutorial: Paper Piecing the Letters L, O, V, and E from From Blank Pages . . .

This blog post was first shared on CraftyPlanner.com as part of the Learn More Sew More Paper Piecing event. I am re-posting the same blog post on my blog today.



I am so excited to be guest posting with Sandi as part of the Learn More Sew More event! Paper piecing is easily my favorite method of quilting! I know it can seem scary at first, and even difficult. But I believe with the right tricks and tools, it is something that everyone can do and enjoy.

Today I am going to share with you my techniques for paper ...

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Pat Sloan: Free Pattern for yoyo eggs, bags and a wow of a modern quilt! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan chats with Krista Hennebury, Sue Reich, and Cindy Taylor Oates! 

And the END are links to a FREE pattern from EACH of my guests! 

American Patchwork and Quilting Pocast guests Krista hennebury March 2015

Most of us love to sew with friends, be it at a bee, or a retreat. When I read the intro to Krista Hennebury's book 'Make it Take it' I saw that she has been running retreats for quilters for 10 years! I thought it would be fun to learn about retreats from an expert and chat about her book ...

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March 1, 2015
How to Quilt Multiple Placemats, and UFO Report from caledonia quilter

Here is a little tutorial on how to get a zillion placemats done for Meals on Wheels.

Start with a customer who gives you a large bag of remnants - mostly man-stuff like fishing & camping fabrics.

Add another customer who gives you a box of started scrappy quilt blocks.
Take those two items to your quilt guild, and guilt the members into taking some of that stuff home to make wee placemat tops that measure somewhere in the vicinity of 12-ish inches by 18-ish inches.  While they are groaning and rolling their eyes at you, remind them that they DO NOT ...

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Elephant Parade - Week 5 - Bird from Sew Fresh Quilts

Welcome to week 5 of the Elephant Parade!  I will be showing a block each week and would like to encourage you to quilt along.  You can try out as many or as few blocks as you like.  Make a quilt or make a mini.  Make a cushion.  Make whatever your imagination leads you to make!

The original post about the inspiration for this baby quilt design can be found here.  I have also added a Elephant Parade quilt along page that includes all the information you will need and a weekly schedule.  As each post is published the live ...

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February 28, 2015
Pat Sloan: share your Vacation Time Surfs up blocks! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Let's see how many different fabrics can be done with 'Surf's Up!'... so many options for your blocks.. it's EXCITING for me to see my project done 'Your Way'! 

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Pat Sloan vacation time block navy blocks set

 Time to share your MARCH block with me..

click the BLUE BUTTON at the END of ALL the photos and that takes you to the page to enter your quilt photo. You do NOT need a website, that is optional.

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