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December 14, 2019
About Binding: How-To Videos from Fabrics 'n Flowers

You can’t finish that gorgeous quilt without the binding! It seems that binding is both very necessary and also the

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December 13, 2019
Snowflake Mug Rug FREE Pattern & Tutorial! Perfect DIY Christmas gift from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For the eighth Make of Christmas we are sewing up Snowflake Mug Rugs! This replay was one of our subscribers favorites last year because it is fast and fun and is the perfect way to use a charm pack. Just four, 5-inch squares plus some white fabric will make one mug rug, and you can get a set of 10 from one charm pack!

This project is made super fast by some quick piecing techniques that I demonstrate in the video, and the best part … we’re giving you the pattern for this tutorial for FREE as a digital download ...

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December 12, 2019
How to Make a Pillowcase with French Seams, No Raw Edges, No Serger Needed! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our seventh Make of Christmas we are bringing back an oldie but a goodie. In this replay on how to make a pillowcase, I show you how to use your leftover yardage or novelty fabric to create a custom pillowcase with no raw edges.

That means we cover how to do a hot dog roll to get all of your raw edges concealed in the pillowcase sleeve, and how to make a French seam, which sounds way more complicated than it actually is, to give your pillowcase a finished look with no raw edges. No serger needed!

This video ...

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AGF Stitched: The Vibrations Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy Thursday! We’ve released another quilt as a part of our AGF Stitched series and this FREE pattern is sure to capture you with its good vibrations! This quilt, at first glance, is no small feat, but we’ve broken it down to the block level in our FREE video tutorial to show just how easy it goes together.

Along with the pattern, we have the Vibrations Quilt Kit and matching Backing Set so you can make your quilt just like ours. The Quilt Kit comes with the Vibrations Quilt Pattern, Creative Grids Cat’s Cradle XL Ruler, 7 ...

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December 11, 2019
How to Make Mittens from a Sweater! Upcycled Sweater Mitten tutorial and pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our sixth make of Christmas we are replaying an oldie but a goodie. The Upcycled Sweater Mitten tutorial is one of our oldest videos, but with more than 100,000 views and hundreds of patterns sold, it is definitely one of our most popular projects.

In the video I show you how to transform your old, ugly sweaters and thrift store finds into beautiful, warm mittens. I walk you through the process, step-by-step, from selecting a sweater, to advanced tips on how to get your colorwork patterns to line up perfectly.

The best part, after you buy the pattern ...

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December 10, 2019
Charm Pack Table Runner FREE Pattern! Fast & Beginner-Friendly Quilt Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our fifth make of Christmas I am bringing you a FREE pattern for the Charm Pack Table Runner.

I probably dozens of these for gifts for my family when I was a new quilter, and it is still one of my favorite ways to use a charm pack. They are so fast, and inexpensive to make that you can easily make one for all the seasons.

One charm pack and 1 1/2 yards of coordinating fabric will get you one large, or two small table runners, and the pattern includes instructions for both.

This project can easily be ...

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Free Embroidery Pattern- Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking! from Jacquelynne Steves

It’s time for a little cozy stitching! This Free Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking Embroidery Pattern is perfect for this time of year- because I find sitting & working on my hand embroidery in the evenings both comforting and joyful! What about you? It would be cute on a little mug rug or table topper mini quilt- what about making it for a gift and including a few tea bags, hot cocoa mix & home made cookies? Maybe you could even include an inexpensive mug as well!

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Getting creative with a pattern is something ...

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December 9, 2019
Fat Quarter Friendly Modern Christmas Quilt Perfect for Using Up Holiday Scraps! Ribbon Candy from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our fourth make of Christmas we are replaying our tutorial for Ribbon Candy, a modern, fat quarter friendly holiday quilt that is perfect for using up all your extra Christmas fabric or that holiday fat quarter bundle you just had to have.

About half of the quilt is strip pieced so it goes quickly, it really shows off large prints well and a neutral strip between every fabric means you can pack a lot of fabrics in while still giving the eye a place to rest.

Ribbon Candy was originally designed as part of the Stashin’ with Stephanie Club ...

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Free Jelly Roll-Friendly Tablerunner Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back with another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly Jelly Roll tutorial! This deceptively simple pattern is just in time for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you can even make an extra as a gift. We think these hearts are just sew sweet, you’ll want to share.

The FREE Jelly Glazed Hearts Tablerunner Pattern features instructions to make the 19.5″ x 68.5″ tablerunner top featuring the Llama Love fabric collection by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks on putting this delicious quilt ...

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Reworking My Ironing Board from From My Carolina Home

This unusual shaped ironing board has been in my sewing room for many years.  It isn’t made anymore, but was great when I was sewing most of my clothing.  That hasn’t been the case for the past 15 years, as I have been doing much more quilting.  I’ve recovered it twice and did a tutorial on that process (Recovering an Ironing Board), showing the process of getting around all those curves.

Remaking an Ironing Board at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The previous cover lasted 3 years, but with pressing piecework, I tend to use the same section over and over.  Naturally, it gets very brittle and ...

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December 8, 2019
Holly Background Quilting Design Perfect for Holiday and Christmas Quilts from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our third make of Christmas we are focusing on a perfect quilting design for all your holiday quilts.

In this replay I show you how to quilt an easy holly background meander free motion quilting design using the Full Line Stencil by Hancy Creations to develop the muscle memory you need to master this fun design that is perfect for all of your holiday quilting projects.

The Holly Background Meander is a combination of a holly leaves with a little loopty loop meander to connect the leaves. I show you how to quilt the holly leaves and the best ...

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Make Your Own Best Press Citrus Spray Starch from Cut Stitch and Piece

I love Mary Ellen's Best Press Spray Starch. It helps my blocks press crisp and there's no starchy residue. The only downside is that it's way too expensive, especially here in Canada. Also, I don't like the smell of most of their scents; the lavender-scented spray smells like cheap men's cologne. I thought of using the scent-free Best Press, but it costs more than the scented. So, I

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Fabric Star Ornaments from Creatin' in the Sticks

Today was a fun day for me.

I was invited to demonstrate a quick project at my local quilt shop,

Fabric Star Ornaments fit the bill.


You can't get much quicker than these ornaments.
It's a simple fold over and sew method with HeatNBond Lite.


We made kits for the shop and they were a hit.
If you would like to try the pattern, it's free to you, my readers
for the next week.
Click HERE for the free PDF Pattern ...

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December 7, 2019
Simple Christmas Craft Tutorial from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

This is such an easy craft to do...for any occasion!  

I came across this darling snowman fabric by Urban Chiks and just had to do something quick and easy with it!  

Coupled with Holly's Tree Farm fabric by Sweetwater I set out to make a few Christmas cards.  


What do you need?

1. Blank cards with envelopes.  Mine measure 4-1/2" x 5-1/2".

2. Fussy cut a favorite fabric motif...(the snowman is cut roughly 2-1/4" square, and some are rectangles) and cut a secondary fabric larger than the snowman/batt, for inside the card's ...

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Clutch Sewing Tutorial Perfect for Handmade Holiday Gifts! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our second make of Christmas we are bringing back the Brooke Wristlet tutorial featuring the pattern by Sew Many Creations.

This is the first bag pattern tutorial we introduced you to because it is VERY easy. Even if you have never made a bag before, you can get great results with this pattern.

There are only five pieces of fabric, a zipper and a swivel hook, which is just about as basic as you can get with a bag. And we’ve made it even easier for you by making up several kits using Laurel Burch Feline Frolic.

You ...

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December 6, 2019
Jelly Roll Rug Placemats, Pillows Coasters and Trivets Tutorial! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

If you’ve ever wondered how to turn the super popular Jelly Roll Rug pattern into a placemat, RJ Designs now has a pattern that gives you step-by-step instructions, PLUS ideas, dimensions and number of strips needed for pillows, placemats and trivets!

We’re kicking off our 12 Makes of Christmas 2019 series with this project because it makes a great gift, can be completed in a weekend and can easily be customized to all kinds of tastes and seasons.

And this is a big bonus … if you had trouble with getting the oval or round jelly roll rugs to ...

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Creative quilting options for Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt from Quilt Social

In yesterday’s post, I demonstrated my method of quilt sandwiching. The time has come to discuss quilting and what I call, the appliquilting that I have referencing all week with my Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt made with the luscious Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Cool fabric.

 

Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt

 

How to choose the quilting for a quilt

There are many things to consider for quilting whenever a quilt is completed and in my mind they are as follows:

  • Purpose of the quilt, i.e. is it to be used a lot and needs frequent laundering and ...

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December 5, 2019
BLOG REMIX 2 – The Patchwork Christmas Stocking from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Patchwork Christmas Stocking is the final project for Blog Remix Season 2! We’ve had sew much fun this time around and have added many new sewing skills to our repertoire! The blog remixes revisit previous tutorials with updated fabrics, notions, and tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone.

In this last-but-not-least remix of the year, we’re doing a spin on The Patchwork Christmas Stocking! Just in time for the holidays! Let’s see ...

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November 26, 2019
Easy Placemat Tutorials {Inspiration} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am in full Thanksgiving prep mode -- and also working every day other than Thanksgiving this week -- so today I am doing a round up post of some of my favorite tutorials about placemats that are free! These are all quick and easy projects that you could potentially squeeze in before your Thanksgiving dinner if you're feeling ambitious.


Jet Setter Placemats: These placemats were made with yardage and precuts, but the small squares could easily be cut from scraps!


Bunny Patch Placemats: These are my favorite to use at home! These were made from 10" squares but could easily ...

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November 21, 2019
Fat Quarter Friendly Half Square Triangle Quilt Perfect for Beginner Quilters from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It is time to bust that stash again with a brand new fat quarter friendly quilt pattern and tutorial that is perfect for beginner quilters, or anyone who needs a fast project.

Twinkle features large blocks, with just a few half square triangles and only four points to match per block. So it is great for newbies wanting to give half square triangles a try, or experienced quilters who don’t want to spend their life trimming up half square triangles.

In the video I give you in depth instructions on how to make super accurate half square triangles that ...

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