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May 30, 2016
A Story Quilt and A Tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts

A Story Quilt and Tutorial | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I am continuing on with a theme of rectangles this week. And squares. More specifically a rectangle inside a square. Not complicated and probably not an original combination, but definitely an eye catching result for such a simple concept.

A Story Quilt and Tutorial | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Story Quilt and Tutorial | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Story Quilt and Tutorial | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have been collecting novelty fabrics for a long time - or call them I-Spy fabrics - which are great when fussy cut as a feature fabric. These fabrics are also perfect for kids' quilts and make for a unique story quilt. Hence the name - A Story Quilt. (See also my Economy Block Quilt which another example of an I-Spy Quilt). For this ...

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Must-Have Sewing Supplies for Beginners from Crafty Gemini

must have beginnering sewing supplies by the crafty gemini video

Last week I shared my video review of the sewing machine I’m calling the 2016 best sewing machine for beginners. If you missed it be sure to check it out here.  {Hint: There is a giveaway involved and it ends this week!}  I wanted to follow that post up with an introductory overview of what I think are the must-have sewing supplies for any sewing newbie. The video is over 30 minutes long and it’s jam packed with sewing information. Even if you have been sewing for a while I think you may find it interesting.

I cover ...

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May 27, 2016
New Friday Tutorial: The Quartered Stripes Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

I'll never look at striped fabric the same again! Love this Quartered Stripes Quilt Tutorial on YouTube!

Fabric is amazing. With certain quilt patterns, it’s like it has magical powers. Take the stripe, for example. Stripes have the power to make people look taller or wider… and when you put them together as demonstrated in this week’s new quilting tutorial, you get a beautiful, almost 3-dimensional effect! It’s the Quartered Stripes Quilt and you’ll never look at stripes the same way again!


Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and make your own Quartered Stripes Quilt!

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May 25, 2016
Mini Wednesday from Ravelly1

I love this sky fabric with all those wonderful colors.

I'd sure you can already see the beginnings of a covered wagon.

It was so much fun finding a woodzy fabric in my stash.

Finding stones was easy plus I added the shadow under the wagon.

All finished except the stitching down and quilting which I'll get to sometime in the next couple of weeks. I'm naming this one "Wagons Hoooo!" I remember the old western wagon masters issuing that command. 
These fabrics were enlisted for my next mini but I did change one fabric.

The ...

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May 24, 2016
The Spinning Square – A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Have you been out for a walk yet today?  Perhaps a Yoga Class or even Spin Class? Make a plan for moving more today and set an alarm–#NoExcuses! The hardest part is ripping yourself away from whatever … Continue reading

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May 23, 2016
SewPrompted2016 ~ Triangles from A Few Loose Threads

Triangles is this week’s SewPrompted2016 word on Instagram!

I’m starting off this week with a post for Kerry Goulder’s (@kidgiddy) #sewprompted2016.

Triangles are everywhere!

I love triangles. These are examples of quilts that I have designed over the years. Triangles play an important role in almost every quilt that I make.


Sonoma Topper

Garden Party

418 Crossroads cover 01

This is a quick tutorial on making Half-Square Triangle Blocks (HST for short).

Exact: The traditional “exact” formula for cutting a square to make a Half-Square Triangle Block is:   Finished size + 7/8″. For example, if your HST is supposed to be 2″ finished; cut the ...

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Quilter T-shirt a Cricut DIY from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

fjtshirtLet’s just call it what it is… I have a crafting habit. I LOVE to create. At one time or another I have entered the word of knitting, soaping and candle making. I have made bath salts, mosaic vases and jewelry galore. I cook regularly, bake often and make candies on occasion. The problem is with each new craft there are many tools needed to get the job done and storage becomes an issue. An issue that I am constantly fighting. Still, the outcome outweighs the issue. Figuring out how to do something new challenges your mind, and even ...

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May 22, 2016
Longarm Quilting Skill Builder – With Circles from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Whole Cloth Quilting Skill Builder Now with CIRCLES I recently created a little tutorial for a whole cloth quilting skill builder design. You can find that post here. It was a really fun project...

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

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May 21, 2016
Sew Mama Sew Free Pattern, Sun Print Bundle & Crafted Appliqué Giveaway from Buzzin Bumble

If you are visiting from Sew Mama Sew, then "Hello there and Welcome!" I hope you enjoy your visit to BuzzinBumble and take a little extra time to look around and say 'Hi!".  If you are one of my regular blogging friends, well then you already know... "I'm always happy to see you!" 

Today I'm sharing a free pattern and tutorial that I created for my very first guest post at Sew Mama Sew!  I'm bursting with excitement!  I designed an appliqué pattern for a retro 1950's style telephone and then stitched up a half ...

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May 19, 2016
Back Porch Blooms from Podunk Pretties

Before starting the tutorial for the Back Porch Blooms quilt block I wanted to share with you my first of 3 quilts planned using the block.
This first little quilt could be made in a day.  Such a sweet and simple quilt that would be great as wall hanging or as so many of you have mentioned a banner.  

Since the pattern is simple I decide to keep my quilting simple also, then dress it up a little by making the scalloped border.  

For the backing I used the same fabric as the pot because I LOVE this fabric.   Now ...

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May 18, 2016
sunday style report - altering a knit dress from edeenut

There is nothing like getting the right fit the first time, in person, in the store, but convenience has become a huge part of my life right now and so I order clothes online a lot. Most places have free return shipping or the option to return in the store if the fit is off. Old Navy has this as well as zappos and other shoe sights. Just be sure to read the return policy, if you purchase this way to be sure.

I've ordered a few items from Old Navy recently and as cute as they were in ...

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let's make it . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

. . . a wonderful Wednesday!!  (Did you think I was going to say something quilty-cutesy? Psyche!)

I'm just going to be straight out honest and say that I got in more napping than stitching on Sunday afternoon. (insert cheesy grin here) But I have done a smidge of stitching on Evey's quilt . . . 
"G", to be exact.

I found a cute pattern for bubble britches for Evey (to go with her turtle smock). I was prepared to buy a pattern when I remembered I've got a pretty decent arsenal of patterns for little girls' clothes saved on my laptop. Sure ...

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May 15, 2016
Blue Cross, Blue Shield: A Modern Upcycled Jeans Quilt Tutorial (Part I) from Gefilte Quilt

Piecing done, quilting to come:

Yes it's a Modernish Gee's Bend-inspired denim jeans quilt top!

My latest denim kick started a couple of weeks ago when I got the idea that I wanted to play around with denim crosses. I love plus signs/crosses because they are so graphic, and a little bit poignant (Math class made me cry.)

The very next thing that happened was that the phrase "Blue Cross, Blue Shield" lodged itself in my brain. Let me tell you, as bad as it is to get an Abba song stuck in your head, a health ...

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May 14, 2016
Clamshell Table Mat Tutorial from Thread Head

Last week at the Morden Quilt Show I bought a 4" Clamshell die for the GO!.

I was undecided the first time I saw it because I was worried about how hard it would be to sew (especially after watching the Accuquilt promotional video for it - they made it seem so hard!). The second quilt show I saw the die at I bought it.
After making one project with it, this die is right up there as one of my favourites - right next to the little Tumbler die. I admit I am used to sewing curves - I am not a ...

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May 13, 2016
New Friday Tutorial: The Self Binding Baby Blanket with Shannon Cuddle from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Quiz: What’s the softest thing in the universe? Teeny baby kittens? Not even close. Downy ducklings? Spring lambs? Puffy white clouds? Nope, nope, nope!

I can't wait to make this super quick, cuddly blanket with Jenny's Self Binding Baby Blanket using Shannon Cuddle fabric!

Truth be told, you just don’t know how soft “soft” can be until you wrap a chubby-cheeked baby in Jenny’s new Self Binding Baby Blanket made out of super-fluffy Shannon Cuddle fabric! This blanket is as cute as it is soft, and it can be whipped together in mere minutes! This self binding technique is even easier than in our original Self Binding Baby Blanket tutorial! With Cuddle, they edges don’t fray ...

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Tutorial - Simplest Zippered Pouch from Sew Preeti Quilts

Meg sent me an email, asking me how I made my zippered pouches.  Here is to you, Meg.
My simple instructions for the simplest zippered pouch.

Lots of pictures with captions explaining the step-by-step process.

Simple Zippered Pouch
Starting Panel - 11" by 6.5"

Matching Strips - 2.5" wide, placed on the sides

Stitched using a 1/4" seam
Trim the completed top - panel + side strips to 12.5" by 11".
Switch to a walking foot.

Layer the top panel, with batting and backing.  Use basting spray to keep them from shifting.


Now, you can quilt it to ...

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May 12, 2016
Tutorial: Baby doll quilt from Craft Gossip

baby quilt tutorial

Baby doll sleeps soundly under this flower applique quilt made by Jill of Snugglebug University. Of her project she says,

If you’re looking for something simple…this one is just for you!   It’s more like a cheater quilt, but I love it all the same!  It’s a great scrap saving project–made with just some basic applique–and I think the hand stitching makes it so much fun.

Click the link below to get the tutorial plus free pattern.
A Super Easy Doll “Quilt”, by Jill

{Image credit: Snugglebug University}

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May 10, 2016
the all-knowing eye pillow from easypatchwork

I have been totally enjoying my sewing time lately. Yes, that's true. I haven't been blogging, and there is so much to share with you. I have participated in swaps, made several pillows, gone on a retreat, had major (non-sewing) down time....Life is good! The beautiful Rike from Stuttgart asked me to post about my sew pixel play and especially the pillow I was working on for the #PCSwapAS swap

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Adding Machine Embroidery Designs To Quilt Layouts In EQ7.. from Seams To Be Sew

Today, I have a new tutorial for Electric Quilt, and the 10th lesson, I’ve added this year for EQ, making it now 37 lessons on EQ itself that are now offered here at Seams To Be Sew. This year, I am participating … Continue reading

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May 9, 2016
sew pixel play pincushion tutorial from easypatchwork

Hi Everyone! If you don't already know me, my name is Karen. I studied International Business with an unofficial minor in German. After working a few years in Germany as a productions planner/controller/analyst, I tied the knot and opted for the simpler life as a mom. I now live in southern Germany with my bi-national family close to Ulm which is between Stuttgart and Munich (or closer yet,

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