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January 17, 2017
The Baby Carriage-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters-Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties, God Mothers, and Babysitters! Any new babies coming in 2017? If so-the Baby Carriage machine quilt motif is perfect for you!  Stitch a row of carriages to fill a border or add a single carriage in … Continue reading

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January 16, 2017
Baby Hooded Towel and Washcloth from A Sisterly Connection

The baby stuff continues....

I'm linking to an excellent tutorial for a hooded towel and washcloth.  For once, I didn't change a thing!

Hooded Baby Bath Towel

The sets I made:

 In hindsight, I probably should have added another layer of fabric in between the dinosaur print since it's so thin, but I'm not going to worry about it. 

The dinosaur and binding fabric on the towel and washcloth go back a long way.  Here's picture of my son working on the dinosaur quilt he and I made together when he was 12 years old ...

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How To Make A Quilty Project Planner from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Happy New Year!!

I have a sneaking suspicion that 2017 is going to be a great year. For the last couple of months, I have been reflecting on 2016 and setting goals for 2017. I had so much fun creating a lot of neat stuff last year. My favorite projects are shown here in this tile. My goals for this coming year are:
1) Being part of a blog hop
2) Releasing five new patterns from the Garden Star series
3) Hosting a block of the month
4) Hosting a mini quilt swap

One of my favorite products for 2016 ...

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Quick Tip–Machine Quilting from The Inbox jaunt

  Happy Monday, Quilters! Just a Quick Tip for free motion quilting a smooth line... When free motion quilting,  your hands form a “hoop”.  You can move the “hoop” left or right and up and down, but when you need to … Continue reading

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Ein Quilt Along kommt selten alleine.... from Quiltmanufaktur

Wie ihr vielleicht in den beiden letzten Posts gelesen habe, bin ich einer der 6 Köpfe, die den tollen Quilt Along "6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke" auf Facebook mit organisiert.


Es ist für uns 6 immer noch unfassbar, welche Resonanz wir damit haben und wir freuen uns, das sich dabei auch so viele noch Patchwork unerfahrene ran trauen. Bestimmt liegt es auch daran, dass wir bei diesem Quilt Along viel Grundlegendes erklären und extrem viel Zeit in das Beantworten der vielen gestellten Fragen und Kommentare auf Facebook investieren!

Eine ganz andere Zielgruppe sprechen Dorthe / Lalala Patchwork und ich dagegen in unserem ...

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January 14, 2017
How to Listen to Music, Watch and Stream Movies and TV right from your Sewing Machine from Sew at Home Mummy

Today I have a quick, easy and cheap hack for you – a way to watch movies, tutorials, stream tv shows and listen to music from your phone all with your phone mounted on your sewing machine, right in front of you.

Although I now have a gorgeous view to look out at while I sew -

pretty sewing studio space - fat quarter fabric storage craft storage tutorial how-to
My sewing area, left corner, work desk, Janome 6500 and home made fat quarter storage shelf (here's the how to post)

I *do* like to watch TV (usually Amazon or Hulu) or listen to music on my phone (usually Pandora or the like) while ...

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January 13, 2017
Baby Changing Pad Using Iron-On Vinyl from A Sisterly Connection

When I was looking around the World Wide Web for baby stuff, I came across this tutorial for a baby changing pad from Homemade by Jill.  Be sure to check it out! This post won't make much sense otherwise!

I made just a few changes.  I didn't want pre-laminated fabric because I wanted to use my own fabric.  I ordered the laminate vinyl because it isn't available in the store.


I learned some things while using this product.  Follow the package directions but keep these tips in mind:
  • First, turn off any fans. Trust me.  I have ...

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Paper pieced log cabin tutorial from Luna Lovequilts

A new project that will allow me to achieve three goals at the same time ... ;-)
  • Participating in a QAL
  • Making the mini quilt for Patchmania exhibition
  • Writing my first tutorial
Un nouveau projet qui va me permettre d'atteindre trois buts d'un seul coup ... ;-)
  • Participer à un QAL
  • Réaliser un mini quilt pour l'exposition de Patchmania
  • Ecrire mon premier tutoriel
Luna Lovequilts - Paper pieced log cabin block - Tutorial

Last year I joined in a QAL hosted by Cécile at Patchwork Inspirations and Béa at Une aiguille dans une botte de foin and had a lot of fun besides having met nice people. We made the Amish ...

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January 11, 2017
Free online quilting course from Craft Gossip

Calling all quilting newbies. If making a quilt is on your bucket list, Rashida of No 3 Quilt Studio has you covered. As a thank you to the online quilting community, who nurtured her sewist’s soul, she’s offering a series of free online instructions for creating seven quilt blocks.

Sign up is easy. Visit her FB page, like it, and send her a message saying you want to join. That’s it! Further, in a conversation we had back in December, she told me if there is enough interest, she will host a Quilt Along.

Click Learn Quilting ...

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January 10, 2017
10 Minute Tip from Butterfly Threads


Making a Hanging Sleeve for the back of the quilt is not really my favorite thing to do, but I've gotten lots of practice at it so I though I would share how I complete this task. 


CUTTING

First I cut the sleeve fabric 8 1/2" wide (because most shows require a 4" sleeve). I use the backing fabric if I have enough left over, or I'll sew together other scraps from the quilt. Sometimes, I'll use a leftover strip from another quilt backing, I'm not picky as I don't consider this a permanent ...

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Scrap Fabric Mug Rug Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

Scrap fabric mug rugs - this is so smart. I have a ton of scrap fabric that need to be used. Love the idea of using one color per mug rug.

Scrap Fabric Mug Rugs

This past month I participated in a mug rug exchange at a local quilt group I attend.  After digging around for a little bit, I realized that I had more than enough fabric in the scrap bin to make something with.

That’s the beauty of the mug rug.  They are small and simple and don’t need a super ton of fabric.

Plus, they are done in no time flat!

Today I thought I’d share how quickly this can be made using your fabric scraps and if you have a bit hanging around– they ...

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January 9, 2017
Receiving Blankets and Burp Cloths from A Sisterly Connection

We are almost grandparents for the first time!  We are so excited and looking forward to having a granddaughter!  Seeing her in the ultrasound pictures makes me tear up.   It's such amazing technology that we didn't experience with our baby.  Seeing her already chubby cheeks and hands and feet...oh, I'm so in love!

Is there such a thing as making too many things for a new baby?  I may have crossed that line, but I couldn't help myself!  Getting carried away is fun!  I won't put everything in one post because, well, it's ...

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Sweet Rebellion: A Mini Quilt Tutorial from Live a Colorful Life

Are you familiar with Ink & Arrow Fabrics yet? I had a chance to work with a couple of fabrics from their Sweet Rebellion line, thanks to Courtney from Wives of Westwood. Sweet Rebellion is pretty and edgy at the same time. How many times do you see bike chains and peonies combined in the same fabric?

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I had designed a block for the the Summer 2015 issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks called "Off the Rails," a variation of the classic rail fence block.
While I was really happy with ...

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Sweet Rebellion: A Mini Quilt Tutorial from Live a Colorful Life

Are you familiar with Ink & Arrow Fabrics yet? I had a chance to work with a couple of fabrics from their Sweet Rebellion line, thanks to Courtney from Wives of Westwood. Sweet Rebellion is pretty and edgy at the same time. How many times do you see bike chains and peonies combined in the same fabric?

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I had designed a block for the the Summer 2015 issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks called "Off the Rails," a variation of the classic rail fence block.
While I was really happy with ...

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New Bonus Tutorial: Intro to English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Video Tutorial: Intro to English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley!

Happy English Paper Piecing Week! Jenny has teamed up with English Paper Piecing guru, Sue Daley, to bring you an entire series of helpful tutorials and tips. Tune in all week for great projects and instruction to show you how fun and easy English Paper Piecing can be!

Video Tutorial: Intro to English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley!

First on the docket? An Intro to English Paper Piecing tutorial! Click on the button below to watch!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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January 8, 2017
EPP Kindle Case {FREE TUTORIAL} from Samelia's Mum

I have a fun and free little English Paper Pieced Kindle Case which I am pleased to share with you today. 


I love Elea Lutz's fabrics and decided to combine some of her Strawberry Biscuit ranges with her newest range called Apple Farm to create this cute little EPP Kindle Case. 




The fabrics work beautifully together, so if you'd like to create an EPP Kindle Case too, gather your EPP supplies and have a look at the instructions below.

Glue baste the fabric to the hexagon papers and then stitch the hexagons together, to make a large rectangular ...

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Another Lesson on Measuring Borders from From My Carolina Home

Recently, I was discussing borders with a lady after her quilt was done.  I asked if she had measured the borders and she said yes she had. But they were too big, and it occurred to me that I have not yet talked about why you need to measure a certain way to get the result you need. I had Scrap Dance Waltz in progress, and used three blocks to illustrate this concept. So, do you ever ‘do the math’ when you are measuring your borders? I am willing to bet that 98% of you will say no. What I ...

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January 7, 2017
Hello 2017!!! from Sew Preeti Quilts

Just got back from India.  OK, it was last week but the jet lag and the exhaustion distorts time perception.

Christmas tree in the background

In general, the weather was pleasant, Mom is mobile and road rage is unchanged.

Sunny Days

Specifically, we threw a Christmas Party - for Paul.

See the Santa?

Mom got a little tree with small decorations.

Lalit, (our dedicated driver) decorated a larger live tree with lights.  Paul made the star using aluminum foil, a pencil and some cardboard.

with Nishant

Meetu, my sister's friend, brought the food - vegetarian and non-vegetarian, plus ice-cream.
Kababs, Fish ...

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sew simple card holder tutorial from Charm About You


I can not even describe to you the hideous state of my husband's old, beat up wallet!! A new one was well over due. He likes a simple folded card holder and it occurred to me that I could make one. Initially dubious, he is really pleased with the result!

Possible the easiest sew, with only three cuts, I thought I would share the measurements and a quick tutorial so you can make one too. It would be a perfect present for anyone that likes a minimalist style, needs a place to keep bank cards or business cards and ...

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January 6, 2017
New Friday Tutorial: The Pins and Paws Quilt + Giveaway! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Make a Pins and Paws Cat Quilt with Jenny Doan!

There’s nothing quite like a cat. The silky fur. The incredible agility. The ability to doze peacefully atop my computer keyboard – right when I’m trying to type! They will adore you one minute and disdain you the next, but you just can’t help but love a cat. (In fact, they demand it.)

Make a Pins and Paws Cat Quilt with Jenny Doan!

Today’s tutorial is for an adorable quilt that your fluffy friend will definitely claim as his own in no time! Here’s a quick look at the details.

Make a Pins and Paws Cat Quilt with Jenny Doan!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and learn how to make our adorable new ...

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