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January 18, 2019
Happy Trails Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Happy Trails Quilt

Snails come in an amazing variety of sizes. One species is so massive, its shell can be used as a trumpet. Another is tiny enough to fit through the eye of a needle with room to spare!

Happy Trails Quilt

Just like a real snails, a Snail Trail block can be big or small. And with Jenny’s brand new method (courtesy of quilting friend, Kathy), they’re easier than ever to make! Whether you use 5-inch or 10-inch squares, this easy block is fun and swirly as can be!

Happy Trails Quilt

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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

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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January 15, 2019
How to quilt an overall swirl using Full Line Stencil and the Pounce Pad from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

When you start free motion quilting, you are told to just do an all over meander, keep everything curvy and don’t overlap your lines. It sounds easy to someone who has been quilting for a while. But to a true beginner, that can be very intimidating.

In today’s tutorial I show you how to use stencils as a guide to learn and master the overall swirl. Once you have got the muscle memory down and have practiced moving throughout the quilt creating an even quilting texture, you can ditch the stencil and start getting creative.

Supplies we used ...

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business as usual from easypatchwork

What can I say? It's business as usual, or is it? The longer I have a blog, website and pattern business, the more I get frustrated with the whole deal. Please don't get me wrong. I love designing, writing patterns and teaching. I truly do. It is just the flip side that I don't like. Let me give you a little peak into the other world. I have been publishing my patterns and free tutorials in the

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Tuesday Tutorial - Inset Triangle Detail from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

There were a number of comments and questions about a recent strip detail I put on my Splendid Sampler quilt top.  I thought I would try and write up a quick tutorial to show how easy it is to do.

Any time you set blocks on point, you need to cut what are called inset triangles to fill out the edge of the quilt.  This tutorial is a fun way to add a bit of color to them.

I go ahead and cut my inset triangles to what ever size the pattern or the block requires.  I usually am just ...

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January 14, 2019
Fabric Swatch Tags Tutorial! from Bee In My Bonnet

Well hello there!
 I thought I would talk a little
 about how I audition and 
pull fabrics for a project...
and how I use these
 fabric swatches to do it:)

My latest fabric collection is 

It's full of many prints
 in happy vintage colors 
that I love to use.

So of course...
I made a fabric swatch tag
 for each print in the collection.

These three prints are not in my
 Farm Girl Vintage collection
 but are the 3 new widleback (108")
 prints that co-ordinate 
with the collection.

The prints are called 
and it ...

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January 11, 2019
Daisy Chain fabric: how to properly bind the Magic Mushrooms table runner from Quilt Social


In yesterday’s post you learned how to add some simple straight line quilting to your table runner to give it a fresh and modern feel. Today you’ll learn the steps to complete your Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain project so that you may display it with pride!


A close up showing the front, back and binding of the Marvelous Mushroom table runner
A close up showing the front, back and binding of the Marvelous Mushroom table runner


Trim the table runner. Using a long ruler (6″ x 24″ if you have it) and rotary cutter, trim the edges. It should measure approximately 18″ x 36″.

Prepare the binding. I chose a lighter color from ...

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Dakota Sunrise Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Dakota Sunrise Quilt

Designer Tula Pink knows a thing or two about color. Her solids are delicious shades of “limeade” “persimmon” and “hibiscus.” Best of all? She chose a gorgeously bold fuchsia and named it after herself, Tula Pink! (Now I’m wondering…what color would I pick for my own name?)

Dakota Sunrise Quilt

Click HERE to watch Jenny use Tula’s solids in the quick and easy Dakota Sunrise quilt. This one’s a stunner, and it’s so fun to make!

Dakota Sunrise Quilt

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January 10, 2019
Happy New Year from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I discovered I had sold or given away many of my mid and small size pieces, so it’s time to add to the inventory for shows in the New Year.

So I have started a new needle felted landscape. The siren call of Hawaii still calls to me, and I must answer. I have many gorgeous photos of my trip to Kauai, and I plan to continue using them for inspiration. Here’s a gorgeous vista with a lighthouse.

There’s even a sea ...

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Echo and modern grid quilting: how these make Magic Mushrooms the star! from Quilt Social


In my last post I completed the straight line applique of the marvelous mushrooms and today I’ll finish the quilting with some simple but effective machine quilting.

After you complete the applique, press your table runner and make sure to check the back for any bunching or puckering. The beauty of using Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain fabrics is that they’re smooth and not prone to bunching or distorting, however, it’s always easier to address any problems you may have now than later!

If you’re happy with the applique stitching, you’re ready to add some modern ...

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January 5, 2019
Vintage Block Along Block One - Grandma's Star Quilt Block Tutorial...with Farm Girl Vintage Fabric!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Today I'm going to show you 
how to make this vintage quilt block 
that I am calling 
"Grandma's Star"
But first...
stick with me while I tell you
 a little about this block 
and why it's so near and dear
 to my quilty heart!!

The pattern for this block
 was in the November 1950 
edition of 
The Workbasket Magazine 
and several years ago my 
grandma gave me her copy.

You know that I grew up in a 
quilting family and spent many hours
 first "under the quilt frames" 
and then joining my mom...
my grandma and her ...

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January 4, 2019
Roadblock Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Roadblock Quilt

Traffic jams can be caused by construction, accidents, or even a herd of cattle. (Wait…does that only happen in Missouri?) But did you know a tractor-driving sheepdog once created a terrible gridlock? So did a runaway robot, a massive Santa balloon, and a 42,000 pound honey spill! I must say, I prefer a Roadblock made of fabric!

Roadblock Quilt

This week Jenny is whipping up a Roadblock quilt with strip sets and a handful of easy blocks. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Roadblock Quilt

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January 3, 2019
Summer in Winter?! - How to make a "Windswept" Quilt Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Still in a holiday daze from all the Christmas fun I had with my family and friends. Back in the office and ready to burn off all those extra cookie calories! January is approaching and not only is it the start to a new year but also can be one of the coldness months out of the year! Which is why I think it’s perfect timing for the release of Sunkissed fabrics! Ready for that winter cruise or maybe you are already planning a fun trip someplace warm for Spring Break?

In Florida we are always feeling ...

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December 28, 2018
Super Fast Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt Tutorial & Pattern – Garden Plot from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In this Stashin’ with Stephanie video I show you how to use strip piecing to make a fat quarter friendly quilt FAST!

Garden Plot is a great quilt to show off fabric prints that are so lovely you just don’t want to cut them up. Featuring large pieces, you can see big sections of the design and show off the motifs you love.

The pattern for this quilt is available in crib, lap, twin (pictured) and king.

The fabric used for this quilt is Pat Bravo Legendary for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Sign up for Stashin’ with Stephanie: https://shop ...

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Summery Vibes: Sun Kissed Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Even though it's technically winter, here in Florida we're used to warm sunshine this time of year! You'll often find us Floridians decorating palm tress with Christmas lights, and there's been several years where I've even gone to the beach on New Year's Day with the family. 

With this in mind, we decided to stick to what we know and bring in some warmer climates with Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection, Sun Kissed! Inspired by soaking up the sunshine and glowing skin after a cool swim, this fabric line features cute smiley suns, swimming ...

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A fun FREE small quilt to make! from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm the last month of the Fat Quarter shops year of color bundles, and my bundle is, I'm sure you know.... 

Pat Sloan FQS red banner

Red!! I was so excited when the color choices came out and I was able to select the red month, yeah! I have a project you can do super fast to enjoy the bundle. Also it's fabulous to add to your collection to enhance your red stack. Mine seems get used up so quickly. Red Fat Quarter Bundle

Pat Sloan FQS red 1

Here they are .... so yummy!

Pat Sloan FQS red 3

For my project I'm pairing the red with ...

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The trick to amazing free motion quilting for beginners from Quilt Social


It’s my last post of the week and also of the year featuring the PFAFF creative icon. And I have just the right post for it! I’ll show you how you can make your free-motion quilting look amazing!

All week I’ve shown you how to create projects using curved blocks. In yesterday’s post, I made a heart shape square for Valentine’s Day. And I have just the right quilting method to make it look fabulous.


How you can make your free motion quilting look amazing using the PFAFF creative icon!
How you can make your free motion quilting look amazing using the PFAFF creative icon!


Once again, my PFAFF creative ...

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Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt

A bear spends the winter months snuggled deep inside his cozy den. He snores away the chilly days with not a care in the world. I must admit, I do the same, but instead of sleep, I quilt! This year, I’ll be working on a charming new Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar.

Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt

Sign up HERE for this Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt Kit, and we’ll send everything needed for the first block. After that, you’ll continue to receive everything you need for a new block each month until your quilt top is complete ...

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December 27, 2018
Curved piecing makes the best heart quilt block for Valentine’s Day from Quilt Social


Have you finished the cute table runner for the holiday season I showed you in my posts this week? Piecing curves might take a little practice at the beginning, but it isn’t that hard, it’s all on how you place your fabrics under your needle.

If you haven’t had the time to try it out, I have another great project using curved piecing. It’s a variation that will help you make the best heart quilt top and you’ll have plenty of time to practice your curved piecing in time for Valentine’s Day.


A variation in the curved block to make a heart pieced block
A variation ...

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December 26, 2018
Quick DIY Gift – Coaster Ride Coasters from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber


Around the Bobbin’s Coaster Ride Coasters are a fun and novel way to make coasters that are color-coordinated with your décor! They’re cute for your home and they make a nice housewarming gift, too.

You can make your own designer silicone coaster set that protects surfaces against hot, cold and wet beverages. The set of four silicone coasters comes with instructions for completing the coasters with fabrics of your choice and a coaster holder for the set.

Designer Silicone Coasters

Coaster set by Lisa Amundson on Instagram.


To make four Coasters and a Coaster Holder you’ll need ...

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