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December 9, 2016
Tutorial: How to accurately trim an applique or stitchery block to an unusual size from Bizarre Quilter

I've been using my own technique - The Lorraine Lowe technique - for trimming applique and stitchery blocks for years now. It probably goes back to my first time using Lori Smith's quilt patterns as they often end up at odd sizes such as 7 7/8 inch finished blocks.

What do you do when nobody makes a square ruler in the right size?

For this tutorial I will show how I trimmed down oversized applique blocks  (There always appears to be a bit of shrinkage in background fabric during the applique or stitchery. It is wise to start with ...

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New Friday Tutorial: 9 Patch Swap from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make Jenny's 9 Patch Swap

 

Step 1: Make a basic 9 patch.

Step 2: Slice it up like a madman.

Step 3: Swap, rearrange, and restitch.

Step 4: Gasp/weep/rejoice at the wonder of your magnificence.

Optional: Show off your handiwork, leaving out the part about how easy it was to make!

 

9 Patch Swap Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company

 

Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

 

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Quilt Label Tutorial from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

Quilt Labels by Stephanie Hughes 

I always sign my quilts with a hand embroidered label that is personalized for the recipient.

LABEL TURORITAL

1.  Decide what you want to say on your label.  I use my word documents to create a template.  I type out what I want to say in the document and then play around with size of the letters and the Font that I want to use on the label.  Center your design.  I saved space for a big heart.  For this label I used Adobe Casion Pro Font, size 46 for the larger letters and for ...

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December 8, 2016
Mini Quilt Zip Top Bag from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Learn to transform your mini quilt into a zip top pouch or bag using these easy steps by Jen Eskridge.

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

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How To Make A Dresden Plate Blade Template from madebychrissied

How To Make A Dresden Plate Blade Template @madebyChrissieD.com

Don't have a Dresden Blade template and want to make a Dresden Plate in a hurry?
This is how you can make your own.


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December 7, 2016
Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Diamonds Squared Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Missouri Star Quilt Company's Mini Tutorial Diamonds Squared

Got a Jelly Roll burning a hole in your stash? Are you just itching to use it but can’t find the right pattern? Well, this mini tutorial is sure to spark some great creativity using a roll of 2.5″ precut strips and some backround fabric!

Watch the full tutorial and get all your supplies HERE!

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Pomegranate & Berry Table Topper Free Patterns & a Crafted Appliqué Book Giveaway from Buzzin Bumble

This festive set of patterns with a pomegranate and berries motif is an early Christmas gift for all of you and a way to say thank you for all your warmth and support.  

Betsey Langford, who writes for the American Quilter's Society's "On Point" Blog has offered a great opportunity to all the AQS authors. She's going all out to help promote our books.  She will be sharing this post on Wednesday through "On Point".  Thank you bunches Betsey!  To help with the promotion, at the end of this post I am also running a giveaway for ...

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Tutorial: Merry Holiday Coasters from Craft Gossip

merryholidaycoasters_weallsewSandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs shares a tutorial at We All Sew that takes you through the steps for making these festive and functional coasters. The maker fuses the applique motifs onto a fabric ground then machine stitches to secure. The three layers are edged with a satin stitch for a professional looking finish.

Click Make It Merry Holiday Coasters to get the tutorial.

{Image credit: We All Sew}

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December 6, 2016
Wreath Tutorial featuring Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey there awesome makers!

Today is a busy day here at the office but I'm so in love with Sew Caroline's new collection, Here Comes the Fun that I had to make something with it. Since the holidays are coming soon, I wanted to make something related to them. So, I thought of a cool wreath. I decided to use Here Comes the Fun because of its colors and prints. Here in South Florida we have what we call a "warm-winter" because temperatures around the 60's and 70's are the coldest we can get. Basically, we ...

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Poinsettia Mug Rug Tutorial - Raw Edge Applique from Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova

Anybody who has read this blog during the last couple of weeks will notice that I am obsessed with poinsettias this Christmas season. During the Christmas demonstration at the Eastern branch of the Irish Patchwork Society I showed some ladies how to make these poinsettia mug rugs and the participants seemed to enjoy them, so I thought I might share the process here as well. It's not a pattern as such, rather an idea for an easy last-minute gift or decorative element.


For the mug rugs in the tutorial photos I used raw edge appliqué to use up some ...

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December Picked By Jen - Elf Stockings from Patterns by Jen

Picked By Jen posts are posts where I show you something I have made from a chosen tutorial that I found "somewhere on the web". It has been a while since I've done one, and what could be more perfect for December than stockings? 

Not the greatest picture, but it still makes my heart smile.


I chose the Elf Stocking (you will need to scroll down the page a bit to get the free download) from Patty Young of MODKID




If you are looking for a quick, cute stocking pattern, this is it. Look at those elf toes!!




Since ...

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December 5, 2016
Christmas Tree Lot Wall Hanging Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

christmas-tree-lot-wall-hanging

 A wall hanging is something that is pretty quick to sew up and switch up during the holidays.  They are easy to hang too!!! (that is always an issue with me)

This 30″ X 34″ Christmas Tree Lot can fit pretty much anywhere….or it might be just the right size for your table.

The tree features just two fabrics….but I was just thinking that if you’d like- you can sew up your green craps using the mile a minute method and then cut them into the right size for a wonderfully scrappy Christmas tree look.

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The block ...

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December 2, 2016
Pincushions Cathedral Window und ein Tip zum Obertransportfuß from I like to Quiltblog

Neulich als das Quilten nicht so klappte, bekam ich Lust dazu dieses Muster wieder zu nähen.
Nicht weil ich noch mehr Nadelkissen brauche, und auch nicht weil es wirklich praktisch ist
die kleinen Klammern darauf aufzubewahren.....-ganz im Gegenteil ;-) 
Nein, nur weil sie schön sind☺
Zu erst diese 2 nach diesem Video 

Das Foto ist für mich als Erinnerung, falls ich irgendwann wieder
welche nähen möchte, ich habe nämlich zusätzlich noch ein farbiges Quadrat
angenäht und ab diesem Arbeitsschritt den Rest mit der Hand genäht,
weil ich es so schöner finde. 

Und wenn ich schon dabei bin, dann auch noch ...

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Tips for Quilting the Big Quilt-Open Line Friday from The Inbox jaunt

    Good Morning, Quilters! It’s Open Line Friday–Everyone Asks…and EVERYONE ANSWERS! We need to bring our collective heads together to answer the BIG QUESTION on every quilter’s mind… How do I quilt that BIG QUILT on my LITTLE machine? … Continue reading

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New Friday Tutorial: What to do with Vintage Blocks Demo from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Here is an easy way to put those vintage blocks to use!

Clean out the cedar chest, raid the attic, and scour every yard sale you can find. You need unfinished quilt blocks, and you need them now!

 

Lear what to do with those vintage block with Jenny of Missouri Star Quilt Co.!

 

Many of us have a collection of old blocks too special to toss out but too tricky to complete. In today’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates a quick and easy way to create a finished quilt out of those blocks. Click HERE to learn how! 

 

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December 1, 2016
coffee ornament tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts

I had a fun idea for a Christmas ornament for a friend who loves coffee. I drafted up a quick little pattern and I was delighted that it actually turned out. I can not tell you how much squealing I did as I was making this!!! Here's a little tutorial for you, so you can make a few, too!

Supplies needed:
PDF pattern pages
Scraps of fabric
4" x 5" piece of thin cotton batting
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of fusible interfacing (Pellon SF101)
2" square of fusible web (Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 or something similar ...

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"Tis the Season to Finish Our Quilts! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


We all have our long holiday to do lists, putting this quilt together for the holidays would be worth every sewing-quilting moment you take to finish it. It will be an adorable quilt for you to put out for Christmas, also a great quilt to decorate your guest room with. Your holiday guests will love being welcomed with this cozy warm holiday quilt. I find quilting to be relaxing and enjoy doing my hand sewing in front of the TV watching movies. so when you get to the binding and embellishment stage of this quilt. Turn on the Hallmark station ...

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"Tis the Season to Finish Our Quilts! from Quilt Doodle Doodles


We all have our long holiday to do lists, putting this quilt together for the holidays would be worth every sewing-quilting moment you take to finish it. It will be an adorable quilt for you to put out for Christmas, also a great quilt to decorate your guest room with. Your holiday guests will love being welcomed with this cozy warm holiday quilt. I find quilting to be relaxing and enjoy doing my hand sewing in front of the TV watching movies. so when you get to the binding and embellishment stage of this quilt. Turn on the Hallmark station ...

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Pansies from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


What I (Teri) love about pansies is that they love the cold weather. So during the time of year when most of our natural color lies dormant, pansies are happy to spread some cheerful purple and yellow hues to what can be a rather dreary brown and tan, with an occasional evergreen sprinkled around. Here, pansies tend to be one of the last flowers blooming in the ground, and one of the first to splash is colors in our gardens in the spring. There is something incredibly beautiful about this blossom with such thin, delicate petals that demonstrates such hardiness ...

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How to save money when buying a sewing machine from Sew at Home Mummy

As part of a series of posts I'm *finally* getting the chance to write (of which I've been meaning to, for, oh, over a year) here is the one I've been most looking forward to: how to save money when buying a new sewing machine - or - how to get the absolute MOST bang for your sewing buck. Also, I've included affiliate links in this post for your reference (for more information see below).
ideas on how to save money when buying a sewing machine - how to get more bang (or machine!) for your buck || Sew at Home Mummy

Last year I upgraded my Singer 9960 smaller sized sewing machine to a mid-arm Janome 6500 - a big jump in size (and for ...

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