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June 23, 2017
No Waste Flying Geese from Humble Quilts

Thank you all for the sweet comments on my Benjamin Biggs quilt. I wish I had the time to reply to each one of you personally! I really do appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! 

Making the Wabash Co quilt will require quite a few flying geese. In my opinion this is the way to make a lot of them. Kathy didn't remember doing this technique, but while I was visiting Ohio she cranked them out like nobody's brother! I thought I'd show it briefly to refresh your memory.

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New Friday Tutorial – Snail Trail from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

In this week’s tutorial, Jenny is working on a tricky old block. Of course, with precuts and a few tips and tricks, you’ll have no trouble whipping up this pretty quilt!

It’s called Snail Trail, but those fantastic swirls remind me of ocean waves, whirligigs, or swirling tornadoes. This quilt is so full of movement and energy, no one would ever guess how easy it is to put together!

And! To make things even more easy-peasy, our team has put together an awesome, printable, PDF file that breaks down exactly how to cut up your 10″ squares ...

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» On The Go Quilting

 

 

 

Stephanie over at Modern Sewciety blog mentioned this tutorial in her latest newsletter, the Stych.  I hadn’t seen it before and thought it was such a great idea.  What about sending it along with the children when they go off to camp? How about taking it along to quilt retreat?  Clever item to have and give!  Travel Toothbrush and Toothpaste Holder HERE.  The design is actually from Anna at Noodlehead.

 

I think I may make a few for the gift shop when I can find time, and terrycloth.

2.  The “Take Note” Notebook Wallet Tutorial is HERE and it ...

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June 22, 2017
Fourth of July flag craft for kids to paint from edeenut

With it fast approaching the end of June, the Fourth of July will be here before you know it.
I rarely do decorating in advance and crafts with kids are basically unheard of around these parts. But I saw a brief craft that looked easy and perfect for my youngest to do on his own, with just a bit of prep work from me.


Holiday decorations have become less important for me to stock up on and keep. Over the years, and maybe after moving, I realized why store these holiday boxes with decorations in that are only used once ...

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June 19, 2017
Mitered borders from Luna Lovequilts

Recently two people asked me if I was interested in teaching individual quilting courses. They both make embroidery and want to have new options to frame their works by learning basic quilting techniques.
Dernièrement, deux personnes m'ont demandé si j'étais intéressée de donner des cours de patchwork à la carte. Elles font toutes les deux de la broderie et ont envie d'avoir de nouvelles possibilités pour encadrer leurs travaux en apprenant des techniques de base du patchwork.

Luna Lovequilts - Mitered borders tutorial

One of the two wanted to learn mitered borders technique. I had to refresh my memory since I hadn't ...

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June 18, 2017
The Last Block from ... Cat Patches

We're heading over to Erik and Mae's house for Father's Day this morning. Erik texted me last week and asked if we were doing Eggs Benedict for Father's Day. I told him we were if he was cooking. Then we made a deal...I'm making the Hollandaise and he's doing everything else. Cooking with my kiddo sounds like great fun to me. Both of my sons are good cooks, which is nice. They didn't learn it from me...really. I didn't learn from my mother either, but that's another story. So ...

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The Last Block from Cat Patches

We're heading over to Erik and Mae's house for Father's Day this morning. Erik texted me last week and asked if we were doing Eggs Benedict for Father's Day. I told him we were if he was cooking. Then we made a deal...I'm making the Hollandaise and he's doing everything else. Cooking with my kiddo sounds like great fun to me. Both of my sons are good cooks, which is nice. They didn't learn it from me...really. I didn't learn from my mother either, but that's another story. So ...

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June 16, 2017
Quick, Easy and Reversible Placemats! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

If you’re like me, every once in a while you need a break from those big projects to work on something that will give you instant gratification (and add a little pizazz to your house)! It’s even better when you can use that fat quarter bundle you’ve been wanting to cut in to. Check out the process below for these quick and easy reversible placemats I’ve been making lately!

First thing’s first, choose a fat quarter bundle from your stash (or shop for one at Missouri Star Quilt Co. HERE) that you know will look ...

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FMQ samples – part 19 from I Patch and Quilt

This pattern must be my new favorite…

Pattern WARPSPEED. Stitched on an 1 inch grid with a pre-marked 2 inch orange peel.

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Pattern TUMBLE; leaves tumbling through the air on their way down to earth. Stitched on an 1 inch grid with pre-marked 2 inch orange peels.

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Pattern CROSS STAR. Stitched on an 1 inch grid.

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Pattern GARLAND. Stitched on an 1 inch grid . Stitch a complete flower and travel horizontally to the next flower. Add loops to your travel line; a curved line looks best.35051563691_1af22c7330_z_d

And yes… I used a NEON thread again…

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Pattern SEVENTIES. I stitched this on ...

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TUTORIAL: Lily Pad Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

This happy little quilt is based on the Fresh Flowers quilt by Karen. (You can see the original here: http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/fresh-flowers-quilt.html ) She kindly gave permission for me to resize it and write a tutorial for the design.  I just love the happy shape.  Hers uses a charm pack (5″ squares), a great alternative.  This one is based on 4″ squares.

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Finished size: 32-1/2″ 32-1/2″

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36 4″ squares.  Use scraps to give variety.  On this one I used 6 different fabrics in the six colors chosen to match the ...

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Pony Express Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make this creative block using HST and snowballed rectangles!

Pony Express riders began their 2000-mile journey in St Joseph, Missouri. (Just 50 miles from Missouri Star!) They raced across the frontier, delivering mail to Sacramento, California at what was then an incredible speed – 10 days! (Thank goodness we live in the age of instant communication! I love technology!)

 

The Pony Express is an intricate block, but it’s really just half-square triangles and flying geese, so you’ll have it stitched up faster than the Pony Express itself! Click HERE to watch the tutorial.

Please click the above image for a free downloadable PDF!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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June 9, 2017
FMQ samples – part 18 TUTORIAL from I Patch and Quilt

This week’s tutorial is based on a zentangle drawing tutorial I found on Pinterest. The specific drawing pattern is called Clem and is designed by Erika Bonham Kehlet and can be found on the Pattern Collection website. I am in love with this flower!

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Stitched on an 1 inch grid; the flower totals 2 inches.

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At my last visit to my local quilt shop I found this awesome NEON thread. I like my bright colors for stitching, but neon??? I wasn’t sure… but BOY OH BOY… it is stunning on black fabric! I think it is my new ...

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June 8, 2017
Become a Flying Geese Expert - How to Make a Double T Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Obsessed with making flying geese? I know I am, which is why I decided to make the Double T Block featuring Indie Boheme fabrics. In this video we use the no waste method which gives you four at a time flying geese! The simplicity of this block and the fussy cut center makes this block super fun to make!  

 

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Make sure to download the Double T Block PDF and enjoy the video below!  

 

 

In the comments box below let me know which block tutorials you would like to see next! To check out more fun AGF Quilt Block ...

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Retro Car applique in a few steps from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa

I dream about a quilt with retro cars for a while. Maybe a bed quilt, maybe a wall quilt. I have not yet decided which one to make. I love also appliqué. I started a few projects having raw edge appliqué as main quilting technique in order to practice the ways of securing the edges of the appliqued pieces. Today I share one of them combined with a little thread painting. I drew an old BMW

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June 4, 2017
FMQ samples – part 17 – TUTORIALS from I Patch and Quilt

What a lovely weekend it has been! Spending time with the people you love, doing the things we love.

And too boot extra time to sew! Can’t beat that, right? So let’s start this blog post with the two tutorials!!!

Pattern DANDELION. The golden thread made me think of the dandelion flower. 34956931266_e856ec0c3f_z_d

Stitched on an 1 inch grid. Besides each diagonal you add two slender leaves and move on to the next diagonal.

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Pattern PARIS. An elegant pattern which resembles the French pattern Fleur de Lil. Stitched on an 1 inch grid.

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The stitch path ...

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June 3, 2017
Quilt Pattern Round-Up by ReannaLily Designs from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Don’t wait ’til Christmas to dive into those holiday quilt gifts! Here’s a collection of easy quilt projects to sew while you are relaxing this summer. No need to rush through them...

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

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June 2, 2017
Stack & Flip Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Check out this fun idea for a gradation quilt!

 

“I want you to remember something: YOU are the designer of this quilt!” – Jenny

The Stack and Flip Quilt is a super simple jelly roll pattern. The real fun comes with great fabric choice – and the choice is all yours! Jenny uses rainbow-hued Spin Basic Bright 2.5″ Strips by Timeless Treasures, but any jelly roll with graduations of color will work.

 

Let Jenny show you how to create this adorable strip quilt made with a rainbow of colors!

We’ve put together a whole list of pretty jelly roll options for you HERE. Find something you love, and give it a try! You are the designer! (Be sure to share a pic of your Stack and ...

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June 1, 2017
Gifts for Men - Money Clip Wallet Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Father's Day is around the corner and if your dad is anything like mine then you tend to have a hard time shopping or making him anything. Men in general are hard to make things for but I came up with a fun Money Clip Wallet tutorial I think you all might enjoy. I used  two different plaid fabrics from the Mad Plaid collection which I think worked perfectly with the ivory and grey Kraft- Tex. It's a pretty quick make so for all you last minute gifters this one is for you! Click here to ...

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May 31, 2017
Baby, baby, baby! Sudoku Quilt TUTORIAL from I Patch and Quilt

One of my all-time favorite ways to create a baby quilt is to use a sudoku puzzle answer key. I have described my technique before, but as so many new followers have signed up, I will explain again. This tutorial will explain how to make a baby quilt, finished size 36 x 36 inches.  I believe this size creates a quilt handy for taking with you in a car or using in the baby carriage.

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I find one of these answer keys to a sudoku puzzle in the newspaper or online. The picture above is not the one exact one ...

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Froggy Block Tutorial from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Guess what? I am the quilter-in-charge of my Do Good Stitches (chapter Harmony) quilting bee for the month of June. EEEK!! This means that I get to pick out a quilt block for my sewing bee to create. The other members/stitchers will all make two blocks and send them to me via USPS mail. Then I get to put them all together; quilt and bind it and then donate it to a local charity. I have always wanted to create a repeating Houndstooth quilt (or what I like to call a froggy block).  Do you see the frog?

So ...

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