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January 28, 2019
minimal waste drunkard's path blocks from easypatchwork

Hi everyone! Thanks for dropping by. Would you like to know how to cut Drunkard's Path patches with absolute minimal waste? Does that sound interesting? Then keep on reading. About one and a half to two years ago I started making more and curved blocks and piecing them. Every time, I would do this, I would cut and make templates from Electric Quilt 8. As you know, after using cardboard

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Week 4 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Pixel Heart from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 3rd week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

 

I thought it would be a great challenge for me to do a pot holder a.k.a hot pads every single week of 2019.

I am planning on having it displayed in my kitchen. They make great decor don’t they?

While I ...

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January 27, 2019
Giving Love Quilt Tops from Jan's Quilts


I decided to come up with another layout for my quilt's charity quilts.  This version is super easy, you need 13 12.5" blocks and 12 12.5" HSTs.  The blocks I used were from the guilds BOM program.  Every month we have a different block and ask members to make one and donate it to our Charity Quilt Challenge.  Every month I make 4, 2 to donate and 2 to keep for my own use.  I really like how these turned out.  If you want to make your own Giving Love Quilt, you can find the tutorial here ...

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Rockin' Rectangles Begins! Place Your Bet... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to the very first week of the Rockin' Rectangles Quilt-Along!  Now, this is not your typical quilt-along.  Rather than working on one quilt design over the next six weeks, I will be sharing six tutorials for simple quilt designs that you may choose to use for the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge, which starts immediately after the quilt-along.  All the quilts fit into the theme of Rockin' Rectangles, involving rectangle shapes or rectangle-shaped blocks in their construction.  There being nothing new under the sun, these designs were inspired by beautiful quilts seen out and about, but the tutorials ...

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January 26, 2019
10 Minute Table Runner... from Quilt Doodle Doodles

I have rediscovered a fun pattern over Christmas. While digging thru my linen drawer I found a table runner mom made me a few years ago, it was perfect for serving a buffet on Christmas. Since packing items away from the holidays I got to thinking how fun it would be to make a few seasonal table runners for my kitchen buffet. And I love how quickly this particular pattern whips up! The pattern can be found free by just googling '10 minute table runner' and images  and patterns will pop up. My favorite directions are from Utah State Extension ...

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10 Minute Table Runner... from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

I have rediscovered a fun pattern over Christmas. While digging thru my linen drawer I found a table runner mom made me a few years ago, it was perfect for serving a buffet on Christmas. Since packing items away from the holidays I got to thinking how fun it would be to make a few seasonal table runners for my kitchen buffet. And I love how quickly this particular pattern whips up! The pattern can be found free by just googling '10 minute table runner' and images  and patterns will pop up. My favorite directions are from Utah State Extension ...

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Quilted Hearts and Twister from Mulberry Patch Quilts

I’ve been wanting to make something for Valentines Day, and when the theme of “Red, White, & Blue” for Project Quilting Challenge #2 (Season 10), I knew what I wanted to make.

The challenge states you can use reds, whites, and blues…any shades…no other colors, but you DON’T have to use all three colors.

  1. RULE#1…Your project should contain ONLY the colors RED, WHITE, and BLUE. It does not have to use all three, but it cannot include any additional colors.

So I decided, with Valentines Day coming up, I’d limit my colors to just ...

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January 23, 2019
New Project (And Future Tutorial For You) from Wedding Dress Blue

It has been a while, probably too long, since I shared a new tutorial.  But, as part of the quilts I am making Number One Son and his family for their new house, I am creating this one.  No name yet, probably something like Shine On. Maybe.

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Colors–yellow and black.

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I have a similar idea running in red, blue and white vintage.

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So much fabric, so little time…

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January 22, 2019
Tea Time with Friends – BFF Mug Rugs Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect little gift for your BFF! Our BFF Mug Rug is here to celebrate that person in your life that will sit with you and chat over tea, coffee or hot chocolate. We’ve designed it to work like those Best Friends Forever necklaces from when we were kids – you have one and your BFF gets one also. So make a mug rug for your friend and keep one for yourself! Come on, let’s get started …

Supplies:

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January 21, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 1 - Lewe Setup, Planning, Basting from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hello all and welcome to Part I of our 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along (2019FMQAL) featuring the Lewe the Ewe fabric panel by World of Susybee



I've teamed up with my dear friend Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring for this fun quilting adventure. 

We're really excited to have ya'll on board.  Thank you for joining us. 

If you missed the 2019 FMQAL Announcement posts you can find them by clicking the links below. 

These posts outline Fabric & Notion Supplies necessary for the QAL.

As mentioned in the announcement we ...

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Week 3 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Scrappy Lanes from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 3rd week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.

Here are the list of past week’s posts in this 52 Weeks of Hot Pads Challenge:

I thought it would be a great challenge for me to do a pot holder a.k.a hot pads every single week of 2019.

I am planning on having it displayed in my kitchen. They make great decor don’t they?

While I am at it, I am going to ...

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Vintage Block Along - Vintage Lily Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Welcome and thanks for tuning in to the 


Today I am sharing another vintage block
 with you from my 
grandma's pattern basket:)

Grandma was a farm wife...
 so of course behind the house
 in the pastures there were
 vegetables...fruits and grains to grow...
but she always grew flowers 
and flowering shrubs in her 
front and side yards.

Her yard was pretty and well kept
with one very large shade tree
 and the flowers always smelled so sweet!


All of her flowers were the 
tried and true old fashioned kind 
that her mother grew in her ...

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January 18, 2019
"Pixel Pieces" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 

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Hello Makers,

Happy 2019 Everyone! Here at AGF we are feeling all the happy vibes the month January brings with a fresh start and determination to start or continue our new year goals! We are excited to begin another great season sharing our brand new fabric collections and makes to help bring inspiration to this wonderful new year.

Today I want to put a spotlight on Katarina’s new fabric collection called Grid. I am dancing with delight over here with her use of jewel tone colors and texture. This modern, edgy collection was so exciting to sew with. I ...

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January 17, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Rhinestone Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Okay quilty peeps...
today I'm going to share 
a cute little block 
from my grandma's pattern basket
 that I have named
 RHINESTONE

It's the next block in our 


I think these blocks look like
 colorful vintage rhinestone pins...
the kind that I told you about
 in my last post 
that grandma used to wear and
 were so popular back then:)


This is grandma's recipe box that I have now.



She had lots of recipes that she 
clipped from the paper...
and inside are a few 
poems and notes as well.



This one is ...

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Switch & Stitch Improvisational Stuffed Fish from Gefilte Quilt

Stuffed fish, high in fiber, yum! Here are a couple of whoppers (11" x 5"), made from blue jeans, though you can use any fabric. They serve as pillows and/or toys. This fun and forgiving method makes two at the same time, stacking and switching pieces. It can also be used to create four applique fish, if you're making an underwater quilt! My pair: Fish 1, 
And Fish 2,

With minimal embellishment, they exude serenity. One has a coconut shell button eye. 
Its partner started out with two vintage mother-of-pearl button eyes, and decorative stitching on the seams ...

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January 12, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Little Farmhouse Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet



Welcome to another episode of the

I have another vintage block 
from my grandma's basket
 to share with you today:)

I call it "Little Farmhouse" 
after my grandma's house of course!


I made the window in yellow because
 grandma always kept the 
front light on for us:)


Here's the photo of her 
little farmhouse that I 
showed you in the last post.




There are a lot of colors to choose from in my Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection...

And I chose these colors because 
they were 2 of her favorites.


Grandma had a turquoise ...

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January 11, 2019
Easy Quarter Square Triangles from A Few Loose Threads

Easy Quarter Square Triangles

What is a Quarter Square Triangle or QST, for short? It’s made of 4, Quarter Squares! 

Another name for this unit is the Hour Glass block.

There is a simple formula used to make them – Finished Size + 1 1/4″.

Finished size = 3″ x 3″. 

3″ + 1 1/4″  =  4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Method 1:  Sew First

Step One

  1. Cut 2 squares from contrasting fabric using the formula above.
  2. Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner on the back of the lighter fabric.
  3. Pair squares Right Sides Together (RST). Pin.
  4. Stitch a scant ¼” from ...

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January 8, 2019
{Tutorial} Mason Jar Needle Minders from Michelle's Romantic Tangle


Needle minders have to be one of the best accessories that cross stitchers have come up with. Two strong magnets hold the needleminder to your project and it provides you with a secure place to rest your needle while you're cutting a new length of thread or taking a break from stitching.

They're cute and fun to collect and you can make your own with just a little bit of effort and a few supplies. I'm seeing potential needle minders everywhere and these mason jar stickers from the Dollar Tree practically jumped off the shelf at me ...

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January 6, 2019
Vintage Block Along Block Three - Around the Corner! from Bee In My Bonnet


Today I'm going to show you 
how to make the third block in my 
Vintage Block Along


If you are just tuning in...
the short explanation of 
this tutorial series is:
1.My grandma was a quilter and made
 many many quilts in her lifetime.

2. She gave me her basket 
of patterns that she used 
to make her quilts.
I'm sure some of those patterns
 came from her mother (Martha) 
and sisters as well.

3. I am taking several of those 
vintage block patterns and drafting 
them so that they can be rotary cut 
and sewn by ...

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January 5, 2019
Vintage Block Along Block Two - Pattern Basket Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Pattern Basket Block
finished size
15" x 15"
Well here we are again 
because I have another vintage block
 from my grandma's pattern stash 
that I want to share with you.

I have big plans to do several vintage block tutorials for you...
in several different sizes and then
 put them all together in a quilt!


I would love for you to come along 
on this vintage sewing journey with me!

I'm so grateful that my grandma's
 (both of them) 
shared so many patterns with me.

 I have often shared some of them 
here on my blog ...

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