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March 29, 2017
Printing Quilt Labels and Fabric Panels with the Software You Have from Life In Pieces

Quilting is probably my favorite pass time, but photography is a close second.  My Guy and Drama Teen share the photography bug, we have a lot of fun after outings comparing photographs.  I occasionally even take some nice shots and it's always seemed a waste to just print them up and stick them in albums.  Early on, it just seemed to be a natural step to start using some of those photos on labels.  

I first used photos in a quilt when I needed a design fix for a quilt for DT.  I didn't have enough in one ...

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March 25, 2017
Wild Vine ....Tutorial from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

I am working in my sketch book tonight.

I grabbed the camera and snapped a few

in process sketches...

you can follow along if you like:

When I am working on fabric,

I chalk out the spine of the vine...

I stitch both sides of the vine at the same time...

I begin with a swirl on the left side.

I add a long, narrow leaf on the left side.

I add a leaf on the right side.

A add a large leaf on the left side.

I add a large leaf on the right side.

I alternated sides 

as ...

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March 24, 2017
Hanging sleeve tutorial from Luna Lovequilts

While I was working on my mini Log Cabin quilt I took pictures of every step of the finishing process. I thought it might be useful, so if you are interested in, you can find here a tutorial on how I make a hanging sleeve. The binding part will come soon ...
Pendant que je travaillais sur mon mini quilt Log Cabin, j'ai pris des photos de chaque étape des finitions. J'ai pensé que cela pouvait être utile, donc si vous êtes intéressé, vous pouvez trouver ici un tutoriel sur comment je réalise un tunnel. La partie binding arrive ...

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Marmite + Vegemite - Which Camp Are You? from madebychrissied

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Marmite + Vegemite - Which Camp Are You?

As you're reading this I'm in Australia, I've already visited Melbourne, done a trip to Brisbane and now I'm in Queensland before heading to Sydney.

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Cascade Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make this awesome  quilt with a multi-purpose template!

If you ever visit my grandmother’s house, don’t get too excited about the butter cookie tin on the counter. It’s secretly full of thimbles, embroidery scissors, and an assortment of thread – not cookies. (Granny isn’t trying to trick you, she just likes to squeeze every ounce of usefulness out of even the simplest of objects. Waste not, want not, right?)

Jenny demos how to make this Cascade Quilt with the Binding Tool!

In today’s new tutorial, you’ll learn how to use your binding tool as a template to create a stunning Cascade Quilt. Hooray for multitasking tools! Click HERE to watch!

Check out the full tutorial for making this quilt!

Click the diagram above for ...

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March 23, 2017
Layer Cake Quilt – Chevron Style Tutorial from Patchwork Posse


The Chevron Quilt is really a super simple one.

The idea is that you match up one light or medium fabric with a dark fabric.   You will need enough contrast in the colors to make this one work.

If you are really looking for something that matches a lot and has a pattern– then you can pick one of the fabrics to be the same for all the blocks.

You can play around with a few options and ideas…and then get started!

Materials needed:

1 layer cake with a variety of lights / darks


42 squares of fabric all ...

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March 21, 2017
towel binding tutorial from Ellyn's Place

I have received many questions (on Instagram, here on the blog, and in a Facebook group I belong to) about how I bind my handwoven towels. I decided the easiest thing to do is to post a tutorial here. warning, this post is photo heavy!

When I take my towels off of the loom, the first thing I do is zigzag both ends of each towel and cut them apart. The zigzag prevents the ends of the towels from unravelling during the washing process. Since I want the recipients of my towels to be able to actually USE them, I ...

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March 19, 2017
Spoken For Tutorial from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,

I've taught Spoken For a couple of times, and I've noticed how the blocks seem to be all over the spectrum when it comes to the final size, so I put a tutorial together to walk you through the process.

Begin with the end in mind.

Select three fabrics that play well together.  I always begin with the "Blade" fabric.  The blade is the pointy piece in the block.  The fans are the rounded sections.  Key off your blade fabric, by selecting fabrics that work with it, and you can't go wrong.

I put a ...

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March 18, 2017
Controlled Scrappy Carpenter’s Star Tutorial from Patchwork Sampler Blog

It’s National Quilting Day and I have a Carpenter’s Star tutorial to share with you.  For the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge at So Scrappy, I’ve been making these blocks as my primary project. Star blocks are my favorites and I’m always looking for new ways to make them.  For the challenge, I wanted to use 2-1/2” strips since I have a million of them, but needed everything to coordinate since there is 30 years of fabric accumulation in my stash.  I use the Omnigrid 96 ruler to cut the half square triangles (HST).  If you don ...

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March 17, 2017
Mini Bolt Binding Tutorial from Lily Patch Quilts

While I was videotaping the machine quilting on my mini bolt quilt I also went ahead and videotaped how I put on my binding. You can download the full printable version here. I only needed to cut one strip to fit this quilt. To watch the video click here.

This pattern would make a beautiful full size quilt. The mini version finishes at 9"x12". I have uploaded my video here to give you an idea of how I bind my quilt. I've never really taken the time to learn how to miter the ends of the binding so ...

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March 14, 2017
Sending You Smiles from Lily Patch Quilts

Happy Tuesday! Today's tag is made for Tuesday Throwdown's challenge using JoyClair stamps and the theme is tags/bookmarks. I am using Uh-Oh Ink SplatterHugs and Smiles, and a mini little bird stamp set.

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I started the tag by using the splatter images and coloring each one with Tombow Dual BrushMarkers then spritz water to disburse the colors. I then used a heat gun to dry the background. I stamped and watercolored the bird using Tombow markers also. To create the distressed stamping, I used a grey pigment ink and the floral image from the Hugs and ...

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Tutorial: Stitch a caboose from Craft Gossip

Today, Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt shares how to machine quilt the end of this cute circus train – the caboose. It’s one of several tutorials she’s presented via her Tuesday Tutorial platform. Others take up the train engine and coal cars.

She breaks down the stitching in step-by-step photos making most of us, even newbies to quilting, exclaim, “I think I can.”

Click the link to learn more.

The Caboose-A Machine Quilting Tutorial, by Lori

{Image credit: The Inbox Jaunt}

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March 13, 2017
Quilting for Beginners: Disappearing Four Patch Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello sewing friends, 

Have you checked out the new Capsules lookbook yet? If you haven't you are in for a real treat! Capsules fabric collection consist of four bite size fabric collections that are so much fun! For this collection I thought making a Disappearing Four Patch block would be perfect! It was so much fun mixing the prints with solids from our pure elements and our yarn dyed fabrics


This block is a pretty quick sew and the steps are so easy! So if you are new to quilting this is a great block to try out! Click ...

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March 10, 2017
Tutorial: ‘Checkered Garden’ quilt block from Craft Gossip

It’s almost Spring in the States and nearly Autumn in Australia. But no matter where you call home, sewing something new for the upcoming season is always a good idea. This quilt, created by Ashley of Film in the Fridge, would be a great choice. It’s a twist on the classic Trip Around the World pattern.

Aptly named “Checkered Garden”, she shares how she made it in a photo-by-photo tutorial. Instructions include time-saving tips that will make this quilt block go together fast. Repeat, and you’ll have a quilt top done in no time.

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March 7, 2017
Button hole stitch around applique video tutorial from Patchwork Posse

The button hole stitch is a great stitch for finishing off your applique.  Whether the applique has a raw edge or a finished edge– it doesn’t really matter.

This hand stitch is a great way to keep all the look edges together, and is easy to take with you and stitch on the go.

Materials Needed:

DMC floss (or your favorite applique thread)  In this video I used 2 strands of floss


Button Hole Stitch Tutorial:

1- start with your needle and thread coming out along the outside edge of the applique shape

2- take your needle down ...

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The Coal Car-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I can feel YOUR excitement about Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 from across the world wide web straight to my sewing studio in Minnesota!  The response has been overwhelming!!  Thank YOU!!! We even made it to the … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Library Bag from Vintage Pillowcases from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I need more bags. Lots more bags. As many as I've got around this house, there are never enough empty ones handy to haul everything we need to take with us. Add the single use grocery bag bans in a couple of the larger towns near us and now I apparently need to carry empty bags in both vehicles. 

Quick and Easy Library Bag from Vintage Pillowcases

So the idea was to use existing pillowcases to make nice, sturdy bags with as little waste and extra sewing as possible. I used a lot of the same techniques as I'd use to make a bag from scratch ...

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March 6, 2017
Tutorial: Stars quilt from Craft Gossip

Sarah Craig of Confessions of a Fabric Addict created “Exploding Stars” as part of her Stunning Stars Quilt Along!. The bright solids against a deep gray background make those stars shine. The straight-line quilting keeps the look sleek. This would make a great gift for anyone who likes a bold geometric aesthetic.

She shares step-by-step instructions for how to make it.

Click Stunning Stars Quilt #2 – “Exploding Stars”!! to get started.

{Image credit: Confessions of a Fabric Addict}



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March 5, 2017
Let's Quilt It -- A Winner and More from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Many, many thanks for the kind feedback
on my latest Free Motion Quilting tutorial
"Let's Quilt It - A Valentine for You"
recently published on the Moda Bake Shop.

I do hope the diagrams,



recently added YouTube videos,

and never ending chatter,

Yadda, Yadda Yadda !!

aid in your quest to improve your 
free motion quilting

Now to announce a winner of the 
"Let's Quilt It - A Valentine for You" 
which includes some seriously
beautiful Moda Fabric
4 Large Spools of Aurifil Thread

I combined the entries from the blog post with the comments on the ...

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Let's Quilt It - A Valentine and Giveaway For You! from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings quilty friends...

I'm excited to share a Free Motion Quilting
recipe on the Moda Bake Shop today.
We start with a little

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