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May 21, 2019
A QUICK TUTORIAL TO DRESS YOUR CHAIR from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


Make this pillow for your Adirondack chair to ease your neck while lounging in it.  For this project you will need one fat quarter (I suggest this in case you want to make your pillow bigger than what is suggested here), Velcro (for one pillow you will need about 10  inches to be on the safe side), about 25 inches of ribbon, and polyester fiberfill.
1. From your fabric, cut one piece 15” x 17”.    Before you cut this size, determine which way you want the pattern on the fabric to go. For instance, my fabrics all have stripes.  The ...

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May 16, 2019
How to Make a Travel Sewing Kit Tutorial and Video from Patchwork Posse

The travel sewing kit is really perfect for any kind of travel…..beach, pool, car, camping or whatever!

With simple supplies you find at home, you’ll be able to put together your own travel sewing kit quickly. 

It will be ready for any occasion.  I just leave mine packed and grab it when I need it.

Travel Sewing Kit Tutorial & Video

MATERIALS FOR TRAVEL SEWING KIT

This really depends on what kind of project you are going to be packing around.  I typically use this travel sewing kit for hand work. But it would work even with machine work ...

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May 14, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Week 16 - Farmers Daughter Block! from Bee In My Bonnet


Hello again!
Today is Thursday and that
 means that it's time for 
another episode of the 
Vintage Block Along


I'm sharing another block with you
 from my Grandma's pattern basket:)



I'm using Farm Girl Vintage fabric 
for my vintage blocks and 
all of the blocks will 
eventually become a quilt ...
that is...
 when the Vintage Block Along is over:)

So far I don't see the end 
in sight yet lol sew...
 let's just keep making vintage blocks
 until I feel it's time to
 put them all together!


I'm also using my 
Bee ...

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May 12, 2019
International Sister Block from Sew Preeti Quilts

I first came across the African queen block in 2017.
The newest one

I hunted for the pattern/tutorial but found nothing. I drafted the pattern.

First scribble
Dimensions
Background

I made a block. It was midnight. I was dying to share it with someone who could share my enthusiasm.

My first sister block

I called Bernie on the west coast, knowing that she was likely to be awake. True to my expectations, Bernie was a mountain of encouragement.
Bernie:  I'd be happy to sell it in my Etsy store.
Me: You are very kind.


Internal Voice: It is ...

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Hands2Help 2019 - Welcome to Guest Blogger Kathleen! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Where has the time gone?  It seems like just a few weeks ago that the Challenge started - but here we are, almost at the end!  Today we welcome our last guest blogger for the year, Kathleen, who will be sharing a great and super-simple precut-friendly tutorial.  Simple enough to throw a quilt together before the end of the Challenge, if you've been waffling about joining in or have been procrastinating in general!  So let's turn the blog over to Kathleen right now!

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Welcome to my day of guest blogging on Sarah's blog.

I am Kathleen ...

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May 8, 2019
Giant Trip Around The World from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

I have a fun easy pattern for you! It is a GIANT Trip Around The World. Not a jaunt across town; think of it as a BIG trip. Think of more like Jackie Chan’s Around The World in 80 Days, or...

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

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NEW Quilting Tutorial - "Rest Easy" Sleeping Bag from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Sleeping amongst the stars, campfires surrounded by the people you love, laughing and making memories that will last a lifetime. THAT is what Summer is all about. Which is why we were inspired to create a fun Sleeping Bag tutorial for our next contribution to the WeAllSew Blog! To find the full tutorial head to the WeAllSew blog to create our “Rest Easy” Sleeping Bag!

Sleeping-Bag--Graphic

We sewed up our Sleeping Bag with the brand new prints from Mystical Land fabrics. So whether you are wanting to be one with the great outdoors or you want a fun gift for the ...

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May 6, 2019
Mystical Land Fabrics - How to make a "Columbian Star" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

How-to-Sew-a-Columbian-Star-Block--Tutorial

Are you a fabric connoisseur? When did you find out you were hooked and fabric collecting was almost as important as having another project lined up to make before you finished the one you are currently working on?

I don’t recall the day I officially turned into a fabric addict, but since starting my journey working for Art Gallery Fabrics five years ago I never could have believed how quilting and sewing would have become such a major part of my life and overall happiness! Can any of you relate? I couldn’t picture my life without sewing and ...

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Two tutorials - Quilts from Shirts from Studio Dragonfly Quilts


The original post for these quilts was just over two years ago. This set of mini-quilts was made for a family of five siblings to remember their father. I've received several questions about reproducing the design for the first and third quilts so thought I'd share that information here so that you can make one, too.

One frequent question is about how to size the finished quilt to be bigger or smaller. Both of these designs are based on an eight block by eight block grid. In other words, there are eight rows of eight blocks. To determine ...

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May 5, 2019
Hands2Help 2019 - Meet Guest Blogger Meredith, and Time To Check In Again! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome back to another week of the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2019!!  It's hard to believe, but we are coming closer to the end - just a few short weeks and it will all be over!  Today we're welcoming another great guest blogger, Meredith, who can mainly be found over on Instagram these days.  She's going to share some great tips about how to reverse engineer quilt blocks!  

But wait - there's more!  Today's another check-in date - the last one before the final linky party on May 19th - so share your progress!  It's always ...

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May 4, 2019
Needle Case Tutorial & Give Away from Melva Loves Scraps

The Lenten season and Easter have come and gone and we have turned the page of the calendars to another new month and it would appear that we are well into Spring.  But I would have to say... I would not be one bit surprised if we have another snow storm.




At the beginning of Lent  in March I set out to create simple needle cases that would be  included in our church's Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes that will be filled in November.

I mentioned then that I would be creating a tutorial.

The original pattern for the ...

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April 29, 2019
SUMMER IS CALLING- How to Sew a "Gentle Breeze" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Friends, 

What are your favorite things about Summer? Having BBQ’s with family and friends, chilling poolside reading a good book, or the longer days of sunshine? Whatever it may be Dana Willard has recreated the Summer season into a great modern fabric collection perfect for all apparel markers, quilt makers and crafty DIYers!  Today I want to share with you the “Gentle Breeze” Block I sewed up using some of my faves from Dana’s collection.

How-to-Sew-a-Gentle-Breeze-Block--Tutorial

My new favorite way to make HST’s is the four at a time method. All you need is two squares of ...

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Week 15 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Scrappy Log Cabin from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 15th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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April 28, 2019
Love with a Twist: Toddling Turtle from Clever Chameleon

Toddling Turtle appliqué from the Love with a Twist series by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Our second dose of small and cute for April

This month’s second Love with a Twist block is one of my personal favourites. Toddling Turtle. He’s cute, he’s friendly and he doesn’t take long to put together.

arm splint for buckle fracture

And he’s wearing full body-armour, which I think is what I need to install on my 8 year old! This is what happens when you let dads play with their sons unsupervised folks…. a buckle fracture caused by too much fun on the trampoline, followed by an evening in the paediatric emergency dept. Life…. it’s what happens ...

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April 26, 2019
Week 14 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Cross Way from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 14th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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April 22, 2019
TROPICAL PRINTS from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

How-to-Sew-a-Dandy-Star-Block-Tutorial

Hello Makers, 

Suntanned skin, waves crashing on the shore, and the feel of the warm salty breeze, there are so many reasons why I love the beach and living in a tropical climate but another reason is we can wear bright colorful sundresses all year! Which is why I am super excited about Katie Skoog's debut collection for AGF, West Palm Fabrics!

I see several summer dresses in my near future! What would you make with West Palm fabrics? In the video I below I show off my Tank Dress made in the “Seaside Garden Coral” print! This beginner-friendly ...

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April 20, 2019
Week 13 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads |Highway of Flying Geese from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 13th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

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April 16, 2019
Kids Fabric- How to Make a "King David's Patchwork Tutorial - AGF Quilt Block Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

How-to-Sew-a-King-David's--Crown-Block--Tutorial

Hello Makers, 

I don’t know about you but when I am looking for fabrics to sew for the little ones in my life I always have a tough time finding the right fabrics. I either find prints that are to gender-specific or the colors are just not quite what I am looking for.

Becoming an Auntie for the first time 14 years ago and then becoming a God Mother 2 ½” years ago has been such a rewarding honor. As I watch my brother's kids grow up I think back to when I was that young and I ...

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Quick and Easy Hot Pad Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

This quick and easy hot pad tutorial is great for using those leftover scraps from other projects. Make something useful out of leftovers!

The other day I decided to use up a few scraps from the scrap bin….well bag really.  It’s getting a little out of control and I thought it would be a fun idea to make it a little challenge- use what I had!!

I was looking to make some hot pads- they are super simple and so useful and who doesn’t love a new hot pad in the kitchen!

HOT PAD TUTORIAL WITH SCRAPPY FABRIC

Materials Needed:

fabric scraps – anything ...

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April 14, 2019
Love with a Twist Bonny Butterfly from Clever Chameleon

Balloon Butterfly appliqué from the Love with a Twist series by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Small and Cute, that is our brief for April’s Love with a Twist

This month we have two smaller balloon animals to add to our Love with a Twist quilt along collection. But size isn’t everything and variation is key to keeping things interesting. Besides, our next two balloon critters are both super sweet, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. </p>
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