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June 23, 2017
A Year of Wreaths: June Felt Butterflies Wreath by Laura Howard from The Village Haberdashery

It’s time for the May wreath in our Year of Wreaths series with Laura Howard! Read on for her beautiful butterflies tutorial and pick up a kit here. Take it away, Laura!

Felt Butterflies Wreath

This month’s wreath is an ode to two of summer’s great joys – clear blue skies, and beautiful butterflies!

The wreath is wrapped in some gorgeous sky blue yarn and decorated with butterflies made from wool blend felt. For an extra special wreath, you could use embroidery thread to decorate the butterflies’ wings or add sequins for a bit of sparkle. You can also use the ...

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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
what can you make with…? from Moda Lissa

charm pack and moda candyWhat can you make with a Moda Charm pack, a moda candy and a few yards of bella solids?

123I am pulling this blog post out of my draft section because I share a free little pattern download at the bottom of the post but also wanted to share the incredible quilting.

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A charm pack (42-5″ squares) and a mini charm pack (42-2 1/2″ squares) So easy. Start sewing with the precuts to make a quick project during balancing all the summer schedules. Plenty of room for autographs for a family reunion project.

125WOWSER! Feathers Galore!

126Hope everyone is ...

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Wonky House Block Tutorial- So Scrappy! from Jacquelynne Steves

wonky  (ˈwɒŋkɪ) 
— adj  , -kier -kiest
1. shaky or unsteady
2. not in correct alignment; askew

Since our Block of the Month has appliqued and embroidered houses, I thought I’d share a project that I did a few years ago- Wonky House Blocks! I like the extra scrappiness that the Log Cabin block adds to my little house. The Log Cabin Block can be just a little wonky, or super-wonky, whichever you prefer.

This tutorial will show you how to make the Wonky Log Cabin, and then how to turn it into a house block. Let’s get started!

This ...

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Two for Today from On The Go Quilting

I have two projects in process today.  Well, two that I’m going to tell you about and show you a little.  There are ALWAYS others, aren’t there?  The projects that are just sitting patiently on the shelf waiting for us to find the time.

Yessiree!  That’s what my projects are waiting for, my time.  There just doesn’t seem to be enough of it these days.  I have been working on a June Swap project for the past few days and I can’t show you that until after the weekend.  My partner should receive her package ...

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June 16, 2017
Let's Talk Baby Shower Gifts: Nursing Pillow Cover Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello AGF Aficionados!

It’s been a while since I’ve written, but I’m excited to be back and ready to share some fun projects and helpful sewing tips! Now that I’m a member of the mommy club a whole new world of adorable sewing has opened up before me and I have a couple tutorials for projects in the works that you’ll want to sew for yourself or for someone you know (maybe for a little someone you know). Along the way, I’ll be highlighting construction methods that will help you with all your sewing ...

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Rainbow Sampler in Modern By The Yard {Cover Girl} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am so excited to share that I have a quilt in the latest issue of Benartex's Modern By The Yard -- and it just happens to be the cover quilt for this issue!


If you're not familiar with MBTY, it's Benartex's free e-zine that is published quarterly! I was working on this quilt like a mad woman back in April and it is so exciting to see it be published! I don't have a ton of in progress pictures of this quilt, but here is a picture of the quilt top once it was finished ...

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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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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.

LILY PAD

Finished size: 32-1/2″ 32-1/2″

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MATERIALS

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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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Friday Finds, June 16 from On The Go Quilting

Another week gone by.  Have you had time to try anything from last Friday Finds yet?  I haven’t done any of them but I have been busy sewing, and I have been searching for new Friday Finds for all of you.  Here we go…..

  1.  July 4th is coming and perhaps you are looking for red/white/blue items.  Amy over at Diary of a Quilter has a tutorial for a lovely flag quilt, made with simple squares.  I think some of you could definitely make this before July 4th.  HERE is the link to the tutorial.

2.  I have ...

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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 15, 2017
My Bargello Adventure Part 1 from Fabric and Memories

Last summer I decided I finally.. after 40 years, I wanted a nice bed spread for my queen size bed. Yes, never in 40 years have I had one! I have had comforters but never a dust ruffle. I have had nice blankets on top.. but never a bed spread. And I didn't like comforters, so it had to be a full...

Click on the blog article title to continue reading this post or to browse to Fabric and Memories for more...fabric and memories!

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June 14, 2017
Mug Rug binding tips from The Crafty Quilter

After sharing my Orange Peel Mug Rug last month, I promised you some mug rug binding tips.  Here they are – better late than never! I tried something a little different for this project and I’m pretty happy with the results.  I think you will be too.

Check out these mug rug binding tips from The Crafty Quilter that will make your next mini quilt project a breeze!

Mug Rug Binding Tips

Mug rugs are such delicate little things.  In the past, I’ve used traditional binding techniques with 2 1/4″ wide binding strips.  This time I tried a single-fold binding, and I think it “fits” the petite nature of these mini quilts.

Tip:  Single-fold binding reduces bulk in the ...

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June 13, 2017
Happy Mail and Manic Sewing from On The Go Quilting

I’ve been getting some mail in the past two weeks that I call “Happy Mail”.  Two of the packages were swaps that I’m participating in and two were purchases I made.  Getting four packages in two weeks is definitely Happy Mail.

I am participating in a monthly Instagram swap where each month we create a surprise for a designated partner and send it by the end of the month.  Having a whole month to get it together makes it doable for me, even as busy as I find myself right now with the gift shop sewing and my ...

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June 12, 2017
How to 'Fussy Cut' so directional images are where you want them from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan fussy cutting 1

Sometimes with a directional fabric I want the images to all be going the same way. That is true of this bird fabric that I'm using for a pinwheel. If i just cut it random, some birds will be sideways or upside down.. not what I want.

It's a fairly easy fix, you just need to focus on what you are doing. 

Pat Sloan fussy cutting 1b

Making the HST using the triangles, I will cut them slightly over sized as I want to be sure I can trim them to the exact size I need. 

The BIG thing to getting the directional ...

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June 9, 2017
Ruffled Flower Pillow Covers - Testing Your Own Pattern from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today I am revisiting a project from a couple of months ago.

These pillow covers were created for a tutorial for Thermoweb
and a 
spring quilt market display for Anna Griffin Fabric.


The pattern has been very popular in my Craftsy shop, but I never dreamed how much my friends here at home would love them.  

So, I hunted down more fabric on Esty from 2 great shops:

RebsFabStash and SewStitchingHappy

and 
today I have completed 2 more pillow covers.


I had to follow my own pattern and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to understand.  As I write ...

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Tea Cakes Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Mona added more Cake Mixes so we had to do another tutorial! Check it out!

In February, Jenny made a Sweet Treats quilt using Cake Mix Recipe 1 by Moda. It was so quick and easy, we just had to try another Recipe!

 

Jenny demonstrates another great Cake Mix Pattern by Moda!

This week Jenny is using Recipe 2 to make Tea Cakes. This block reminds me of a sweet little bear claw, and it comes together in a flash – with minimal waste! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Here is the diagram of the newest

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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Friday Finds, June 9 from On The Go Quilting

I can’t believe we are this far into June already!  Father’s Day is coming and I haven’t even thought about getting some gift ideas for y’all.  Maybe that’s what this week’s Friday Finds will turn into.  There may be some repeats from the old blog and I know you won’t mind since it’s inaccessible and most of us did not keep copies of it (including me).  I have my notebooks full of that info but it would be so much easier just to copy a post and use it again.

Here we ...

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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!  

 

Double-T-Block-Graphic

 

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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Making Daisies to Hide Stains (embroidery) from France Nadeau

Making Daisies to Hide Stains (embroidery) - francenadeau.comMaking Daisies to Hide Stains (embroidery) - francenadeau.comMaking Daisies to Hide Stains (embroidery) - francenadeau.comMaking Daisies to Hide Stains (embroidery) - francenadeau.comMaking Daisies to Hide Stains (embroidery) - francenadeau.com

I have a pdf tutorial on my web site for the Lazy Daisy Stitch. Just click here. You can download it in English or in French.

Downtown House - pattern at francenadeau.com

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