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July 19, 2021
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong, Day 6! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Welcome back to the 6th day of this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong!  I tried to write this post sitting outside on my patio, but whew!  The weather is not cooperating with my feeling all cool and Christmas-y at all!  So now I'm inside drinking a cool beverage and thinking wintery thoughts and trying to get back into a Christmas kind of mood.  And I have every confidence that today's bloggers, Katie of Katie Mae Quilts and Shasta of High Road Quilter, can help me get there.  If you ...

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July 18, 2021
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong, Day 5! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 


Hi, all!

Are you having fun yet?  I have been so inspired by the wonderful projects and ideas that have been shared so far, and there's still a lot to come in this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop!  Today we"ll be visiting with Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt (ain't that the truth!) and I just know she has something special to share.  We'll also be assembling the first block for the quilt-along quilt - a milestone, for sure!

And here's the schedule for the rest of the hop...

Wednesday, July ...

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July 17, 2021
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong, Day 4! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome to Day 4 of this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and quilt-along!  If you've just now stumbled onto the Hop, I highly recommend you go back and check out the earlier stops on the Hop - you'll be so inspired!  Today Bonnie of In Stitches With Bonnie is up to bat, and I can't wait to see what wonderful deliciousness she has for us.  I've also got the next steps in our quilt-along here on this blog today.

And here's the schedule for the rest of the hop ...

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July 16, 2021
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong, Day 3! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong!  Have you been inspired to jump into your Christmas makings yet?  My list keeps expanding, I just need to carve out the time to get started.  Where are my minions?

Oh well, maybe if I'm good Santa will bring me some for Christmas!  In the meantime, we've got more Christmas goodness to check out today - Jamie of L'Fair Quilts is the next stop on the hop, and she's got something extra special for us.  After all, Christmas is ...

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July 15, 2021
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong, Day 2! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Welcome to Day 2 of this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quiltalong!  I know you found some serious inspiration on Joy's blog yesterday - but there's still lots more to come!  Today Moira of The Quilted Snail will be bringing us a word, and I can't wait to hear it.  AND we've got the next step-in this year's quilt-along....


Doesn't that just put you in the Christmas spirit right off the bat?  It's never too late to start, and if you can't keep up with ...

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June 17, 2021
Quilted Patriotic Star Pillow from Farm Road Ramblings


patriotic quilted star pillow

Throw pillows are a quick and easy way to update your seasonal decor.  This one is perfect for the summer holidays - Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July - but you could also make it with alternate colors for other holidays as well. It has four Sawtooth star blocks made from four fat quarters for the front (you could also easily use scraps for the stars) and finishes at around 18" square.  If you'd like to make one like mine, I'll link to the fabrics at the bottom of this post.  Here's how to make it:

MATERIALS NEEDED ...

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New Beginnings - A Free Quilt Pattern from A Little Bit Biased

 Hi friends!  I have a new pattern to share with you today!  
And the best part?  It's FREE!


I'm calling this pattern New Beginnings.  Would you care to know why?
I love when there's a story behind a pattern or it's name so let me tell you 
TWO reasons why I chose to call it New Beginnings.  First, because of the 
Hourglass blocks.  Every time an hourglass runs out of sand and you 
flip it over, time starts anew.  The second reason I decided to call it New Beginnings, 
is because I actually made the X ...

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June 15, 2021
Easy To Make Fabric Card Holder from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Like me, do you need a place to put all those punch cards, restaurant discount cards, gift cards, etc.? So you can take them out of your wallet, but still have them in your purse when you need them?

Or maybe you’d like to give your next gift card in style!

I’ve got a simple tutorial for sewing up a quick and easy fabric card holder for yourself, or to give as a gift, that takes only minutes. And it’s a great scrap-buster.

To make a this simple holder you’ll need to CUT:

One 4-1/2 ...

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June 2, 2021
Tiny Foldover Pouch (free YouTube video) from Sotak Handmade

 Hello friends, 


today I'd like to share a super adorable little pouch I designed for my YouTube channel



I think these Tiny Foldover Pouches are absolutely precious. They finish at approx. 3'' wide x 3 1/4'' tall x 1'' deep and are just the right size to keep one's earbuds or small sewing notions and tools. Or, it could be used as a nice little coin pouch.



To make one of these cuties you will need two panels of quilting cotton for the *exterior, two panels for the lining, and two panels of interfacing (I used Pellon ...

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May 24, 2021
Resizing Quilt Patterns Part 2 from Flying Parrot Quilts

In Part 1 of this series, we covered adding blocks to your quilt and resizing paper piecing patterns and other blocks made up of templates. In Part 2, we’re going to talk about what to do when you can’t just add more blocks to a quilt design because it will change the design, and instead you need to resize the whole quilt pattern. Here’s an example of a quilt I’ve sometimes gotten questions about resizing, my Meeting of the Geese lap quilt:

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer | www.flyingparrotquillts.com

Adding more gray blocks around the edges would make the red triangles less prominent ...

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May 20, 2021
Make your own Weighted Blanket from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

About 10 years ago, my best friend’s mom asked me to bind a quilt she had been working on for her grandson.  She was having trouble with the corners.  I said, yes, of course and was happy to help out.  When she dropped it off it was the strangest thing I had seen.  It was two pieces of adorable fabric layered together, a grid of quilted seams tacked it together, and each square in the grid had something inside of it… This wasn’t batting. It was… heavy, weird, yet interesting: a weighted blanket.

Weighed blanket

I worked my way around ...

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Willy Nilly String Quilt Tutorial from A Little Bit Biased

Want to turn a pile of fabric scraps into a fun, vintage-inspired quilt?


Do you like fast and easy projects?  Do stress about cutting straight or
having a super accurate seam allowance?  Do you need a mindless sewing project?  
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then my 
Willy Nilly String Quilt tutorial is for you!  
It's a fun, beginner-friendly pattern that uses up a lot of scraps!

Finished block size = 6" x 6"
Finished quilt size = 51” x 60½”

Materials needed:
Approximately 3 yards of assorted bright scraps
1 3/4 yards of background fabric ...

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May 16, 2021
Hands2Help - Meet Guest Blogger Kathy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I know it's hard to believe, but we are rapidly reaching the end of this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  Today we welcome our last guest blogger, Kathy, who has a quick and easy (and scrappy) quilt tutorial for us.  And just in case you don't make it to the end of this post, be sure to remember that next week will be your chance to share your Hometown Heroes story!  More about that at the end of the post.  For now, I'm going to turn it over to Kathy!

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 Hi everyone,

My name ...

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May 7, 2021
AccuquiltGo Sawtooth Star: Get Mileage Out of the Dies You Own from Mulberry Patch Quilts

You’ll see in my recent posts that I’m obsessed with learning how much mileage I can get with my Accuquilt GO!Cutter and the dies I already own.

I love the simplicity of the Sawtooth Star block and so I decided to see if I could design some pieced items with it using the dies I have.

Although I don’t own the 8” Go!Cube, I have almost all the shapes (see those in bold print on the list below). The only one shape I was missing was for the “flying geese” part of the star: the ...

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Hanging Kitchen Towel Easy Tutorial from Pieced Brain

Hanging Kitchen Towel Easy Tutorial

Check out this Hanging Kitchen Towel Easy Tutorial and make a few in one afternoon. Jazz up your kitchen decor or gift them to family and friends!

I love kitchen towels made with flour sacks – they are very absorbent, easy to clean, and very durable. Some of the ones I use have been in my kitchen for decades! I have a bunch of these sacks just waiting to be made into cute towels and yesterday I spent a couple of hours making this one. Do you like it or do you love it?

I took some photos as I went ...

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May 6, 2021
Tuesday Tips: AccuquiltGo Chisel Die & Braid Strip from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Since I last talked about my new obsession with my AccuquiltGo cutter (see last post) I’ve been busy trying out the dies I already own to make as many different blocks as I can. It’s fun to take apart a block and find the die shapes to make them. While playing, I discovered a new use for my Chisel Die.

Well, I didn’t really discover it—lots of other quilters discovered this… But I discovered their discovery (thank you Pinterest). So of course I couldn’t wait to give it a try!

Did you know you can ...

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May 2, 2021
The Fence Quilt - Patchwork Professional 03-2021 from Quiltmanufaktur

Vergangenes Jahr wurde ich von Frau Crane, der Chefredakteurin des Patchwork Professional Magazins angefragt, ob ich einen Quilt entwerfen und eine Anleitung dazu verfassen könnte. Aus dieser Anfrage entstand die Idee zum 'The Fence Quilt'. Seit dem 24. April findet man ihn im neuen Patchwork Professional Magazin und natürlich im Schaufenster der Quiltmanufaktur!


Quilt Buddys mit ins Boot nehmen

Gleich bei unserem Telefonat beschlossen Frau Crane und ich, dass der Quilt nicht nur als Anleitung erscheinen sollte, sondern dass ich mehr Platz für weitere Beispiele des noch zu entwerfenden Quilts bekommen würde. Mir schwebte vor, meine 'Quilt Buddys' zu fragen ...

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Hands2Help - A Great Tutorial From Guest Blogger Anja! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

May!  The lovely month of May has arrived, with beautiful springtime weather to enjoy and the end of this year's Hands2Help Challenge in sight.  Today we have another guest blogger joining us - Anja from Nova Scotia, who blogs at Anja Quilts!  Anja is always creating something beautiful, it seems, and she has a wonderful tutorial for us today.  So now I will turn the blog over to her!

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Thanks to Sarah for hosting another year of Hands2Help and for the opportunity to guest blog.  I'm Anja, and I blog over at Anja Quilts and on Instagram ...

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April 22, 2021
We're Back "In the Garden" Again: Cornflowers from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

As Kara stated last week, we will be revisiting our time capsule of posts from a few years ago, and going back In the Garden. We will be using many of the stitches we learned in our Hopeful Flowers Stitch Along, and sharing tips in our Hopeful Stitchers Facebook group. Since this post was first published, the quilt has been assembled, quilted, bound, and taught in two year-long BOMs at Primitive Homespuns. We hope that you will enjoy our return visit In the Garden, and if you have already stitched some of the blocks, perhaps you might share some of ...

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April 16, 2021
Eyeglass Case Tutorial with Printable Pattern from Tea Rose Home

The idea for this project came purely from my own need, but I thought there might be some of you going through the same thing and looking for an eyeglass case.

I always had good eyesight up until few years ago (darn aging! My teen daughter often say, "Is there anything good about getting old??"), but I started needing glasses to see far and it seems to be getting worse. Because I am not used to carrying glasses around, I always forget to take them with me and I won't even think about them until I need to see ...

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