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March 15, 2019
mosaic jig qal cutting instructions from easypatchwork

Okay, today is the big time. It is time to cut into your fabrics. Are you ready to dive in or are you still a bit nervous? If you are nervous or just don't like to cut all of your fabric at one time, don't worry. Each section of the medallion will have a cutting list at the beginning of the sewing instructions in case you want to cut and piece each part of the medallion separately.   Here's

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March 14, 2019
Week 10 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | HST Stars with Mitred Border from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 9th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.


I thought it ...

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Vintage Block Along - Week 14 - Front Yard Flower Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Good morning and welcome 
to episode 14 in the 
Vintage Block Along

I'm sharing another vintage 
block pattern from my 
grandma's pattern basket today!

I'm using Farm Girl Vintage Fabric 
and sewing many different blocks
 in several different sizes...
and then putting them all together
 at the end in one big amazing
 Vintage Block Along Sampler Quilt!

 I'm going to be 
showing you how to make this block...
that I am calling
 "Front Yard Flower"
And here is my explanation why!

I showed this photo of grandma's 
little farmhouse early on
 in this series.

What ...

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March 12, 2019
Another BOTM?… Possibly!! from Seams To Be Sew

This one is not necessarily a Block of the Month type project, but more of a technique of the month type project. However, it is limited in that the workbook tutorial files are located for download in Jeanne’s Facebook group. To my knowledge, Jeanne doesn’t have a blog or website where she can offer these other than on Facebook. To me tho, if you’re not on Facebook, you are truly missing out on all the great goings-on that happen with it. So many great groups and so much inspiration. I guess some would say the same about ...

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March 8, 2019
Week 9 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Flying Geese Half Square Triangles (HST) from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 9th week post of the 52 weeks of hot pads / quilted pot holders.


I thought it would be a great challenge for ...

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Inspiration for your next Banyan Batiks Island Vibes quilt! from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed you how to finish up an adorable baby quilt using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes quilt and get it ready for quilting.

Baby quilt (or wall quilt) made with Banyan Batiks Island Vibes fabric
Baby quilt (or wall quilt) made with Banyan Batiks Island Vibes fabric

I hope you’ve enjoyed using the Banyan Batiks fabrics this week. There are more fabrics being added to the Banyan Batiks collection all the time. Be sure to check out the Banyan Batiks website to see all the newest fabrics. And remember to click the Product Finder Button on the Northcott site to find out which shops have your favorite Banyan Batiks.

On ...

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March 7, 2019
LEARN TO QUILT - How to Sew the “Pathway” Quilt Block | Sewing Made Easy from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

How to Sew a Pathway Block -Tutorial

Hello Makers,

What is your favorite go-to blender fabrics? For those of you new to quilting, blender fabrics are basic tonal prints that read as a solid and can be used to add contrast and texture to your quilting projects. They also help break up busy prints to help better appreciate the fabrics used in your quilt. Blenders are great supporting designs but can be used all on there own as well! 

AGF carries a great assortment of blenders, we call our blenders “Elements” and we have a ton of different types of Elements ranging in size, texture, and colors ...

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Finishing a baby quilt with sashing makes it sweeter! from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed you how to make curvy, strip-pieced blocks using fabric from the Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection in the Palm Bay colorway.

Arrange blocks in rows of 3 for the quilt top; Curved strip-piecing using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes creates a sweet baby quilt. Free pattern!!
Arrange blocks in rows of 3

In this post, I’m adding sashing and borders to finish up this little quilt. Let’s get started!

cutting Instructions

  • From the sashing fabric cut 10 – 1½” x WOF (approximately 20″)
  • Re-cut to make 28 – 1½” x  6″ strips.
  • From cornerstone fabric cut 24 – 1½” squares. I used blue scraps from our first 2 projects this week.

 sewing instructions

  • Sew sashing strips to the 5 rows of blocks. Note ...

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March 6, 2019
Curved strip-piecing using Island Vibes fabric creates a sweet baby quilt from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed you how to add some contrasting strips to your curvy, strip-pieced segments to create an original block. Today I’ll an adorable small baby quilt – it could also be a  wall quilt – using more fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Island Vibes Palm Bay collection.

This quilt will be 30″ x 43″ when finished. Ready?

Baby quilt made with Island Vibes batiks
Baby quilt made with Island Vibes batiks


  • 3 fat quarters from the Island Vibes collection for the blocks
  • 1 fat quarter for the sashing. I used Banyan Batiks Ketan #120 Cashmere.
  • 24 – 1½” squares for cornerstones for sashing; blue scraps were used ...

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March 5, 2019
Disappearing Hourglass Layouts from Hills Creek Quilter

In my previous post, I showed a quilt that I had finished using the Disappearing Hourglass tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company. It was just one layout of many possibilities.

Last March, I taught a workshop for my guild using this technique, and during the workshop, I showed several layouts that are possible.

Here are a few... (click on the photos for a larger view).

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Pineapple Crush Quilt ~ Aura Blog Party from Charm About You

pineapple quilt blocks made with Aura fabric

Mister Domestic invited me to his Aura Blog Party and I was like, "woaaaah.", and then saw the fabric and I was like, "woaaaah." and then it came to me that this would make the perfect pineapple quilt, "woaaahh..."

So this is my ode to Mr Crush Turtle, with turtles swimming through the denim water and geometric coral reef! A tropical blend of modern and traditional, this quilt is simultaneously structured and choatic. The clean lines of the pineapple blocks and the way I've placed the colours makes for a striking layout yet the prints themselves are scattered throughout ...

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Making a versatile Island Vibes curved strip pieced quilt block from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed you how to do some easy curved strip-piecing using fabrics from Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection.

2 strip sets made with curved strip piecing; using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes fabrics to make a modern quilt, placemat, cushion cover etc.
2 strip sets made with curved strip piecing

Today I’ll show you how to re-cut those strip sets and create a unique, modern-looking block.

Let’s get started!

  • Straighten the left-hand edge of each strip set.
  • Cut each strip set into 5 – 4″ segments.

Use a rotary cutter to cut the strip set into 5 - 4" segments; using Banyan Batiks Island Vibes fabrics to make a modern quilt, placemat, cushion cover etc.
Cut the strip set into 5 – 4″ segments.

  • Using 3 segments from 1 strip set and 2 segments from the other one, arrange the segments as desired. I found it more interesting to off-set the segments ...

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March 4, 2019
Curved strip piecing with the NEW Banyan Batiks Island Vibes from Quilt Social

In previous QUILTsocial blog posts, I’ve shown you how to make projects using fabrics from the Tie One On and African Violets  Banyan Batiks collections from Northcott along with fabrics from the basics Ketan collection.

This week I’ll be using fabrics from the new Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection that will be in quilt shops in March 2019. After weeks of snow, ice and cold where I live, this was just the fabric I needed to make me think of spring and maybe a vacation in a warm, sunny climate near the water.

There are 3 colorways in ...

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March 3, 2019
Rockin' Rectangles - On Line! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!  

Wow - it's finally here!  Today is the last tutorial in the Rockin' Rectangles series, which means that the signups for the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2019 start next week!  I hope you're as excited about that as I am!  But today I'll be sharing my favorite tutorial in this series - favorite because it helped me use up some of the contents of my String Hamper of Shame...

Earlier this year, I decided that this was just. too. much, and started pressing and folding the strips into a tub.  I filled up a tub...

...but still ...

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March 1, 2019
Love with a Twist Kuddly Koala Balloon from Clever Chameleon

Kuddly Koala appliqué for the Love with a Twist series by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Welcome to March!

Let’s begin March with a ‘Bang”! At least, we probably would if this was a real balloon koala. It is so hot here today that balloons taken outside would not last very long at all. Luckily, March’s first balloon animal for the Love with a Twist quilt along is of the more permanent variety and totally chilled. “Kuddly Koala” is not going anywhere, having found the perfect spot to hang out on my Love with a Twist quilts.

Also impatient as he is cute, Kuddly Koala introduced himself early on Tuesday. But now we have ...

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Week 8 of 52 Weeks of Hot Pads | Rail Fence from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Welcome to the 8th 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 ...

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February 28, 2019
Vintage Block Along - Block 12 - Sweet as Honey!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Good morning and welcome to the

Today I'm sharing another vintage block
 from my grandma's pattern basket:)

I'm using my 
Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection ...

And my Bee Backgrounds fabric as well:)

Today's tutorial is going to be 
"short and sweet" because I am 
packing my bags and heading out to 
Nashville the cross stitch market.
But before I leave I wanted to 
do another block for you.

This popular vintage block that we 
are making today is traditionally
 called Shoo Fly.

As I was thinking what to call mine
 and what ...

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February 27, 2019
Easter Table Runner Pattern from Patchwork Posse

This Easter Table Runner Pattern using the quilt as you go technique is really quite simple to sew. Quickly sew it and finish it in one day! Free Easter applique printable also included.

With Spring comes Easter.  This super easy quilt as you go table runner can be made in one day, and small enough to tuck away until next year.  Add a few cute Easter inspired applique, and you have a project done that can be used during the holiday.

Use your fabric stash, scraps, or even a jelly roll {you would get more than one with all those ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Disappearing Act! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

As you probably already know, I was fortunate enough to attend QuiltCon last week.  I signed up for a class called Dynamic Quilts with Solids, taught by Nydia Kehnle.  Considering how many solid scraps I have, you can guess that I was really excited!  We were instructed to bring about 125 7.5" squares, in at least 25 different colors.  Well, I went nuts, pulled everything I could cut a 7.5" square out of, without rhyme or reason, and showed up to class.

This is the class instructor, Nydia Kehnle, and one of her fabulous quilts!  We ...

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February 24, 2019
Spring Block Drive from Kat & Cat Quilts

Hello everyone and welcome to the March/April 2019 block drive to support Covered in Love! Since 2015 Covered in Love has been providing quilts to grieving families in east Texas who lose someone in the hospital. Soon we'll cross the 500 quilt mark, and these block drives are one of the major ways we do that!

The royal purple is showing up really lavender.

Spring is coming, and the never-ending rain we've had promises a exceptional eruption of wildflowers this year. So in honor of spring I chose a bright flower block to bring in the sunshine ...

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