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March 29, 2017
Photoshop–Finding the Stamp Tool, Thermofax screens from Art and Quilting in Camden

WAHOOOO!   I’ve discovered something almost as cool as the holy grail!  At least if you want to make thermofax screens…..and yes, you may liberally share the link to this blogpost so that others may learn and play with paint.

If you want to find out how to do this the easy way, keep reading!

So I was on a quest for my next project:  creating thermofax screens using my new (to me) thermofax machine.  I remembered a tool I loved in Photoshop Elements (PSE), but it wasn’t in Photoshop (PS–full thing).  How could that be?  So ...

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March 28, 2017
Chain Piecing a Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern from Late Night Quilter

Welcome to Late Night Quilter for Tips and Tutorials Tuesday!  I’m happy to host this week, while Quilting Jetgirl takes a short break. If you have a tutorial you’ve written, or would like to browse all the wonderful recent posts from our community, scroll down to the bottom of this post to either enter your link, or enjoy reading.

Announcement: Now Accepting Pattern Submissions for Blocks and Quilts for the 2018 Quilter’s Planner!

Want to submit a block tutorial or quilt pattern for inclusion in the 2018 Quilter’s Planner ...

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March 26, 2017
Hands2Help - Tips, Tutes, and Tasty Things!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to one of my favorite weeks of the Hands2Help season!  This week is designed for us to share those things that make our lives easier - the sewing room tips, the great tutorials we've written or found on-line, and the wonderful food or snacks that we like to make to help keeping our home lives running smoothly (or to pacify us when we make a major sewing boo-boo and have to do some "frog-stitching" (i.e. ripping out - rippit rippit!).  I hope you'll share your favorites - you can do this by linking to a new post ...

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Repurpose a Vintage Tin - Apple Farm Tin Tutorial from Lilabelle Lane

*I am reposting this Tutorial here as it seems to have gone missing from its original location *

Hi, Sharon here from Lilabelle Lane Creations, today I have a fun Tutorial for you.  
I am always stitching on the go and usually have a few hand piecing projects that I can grab as I run out the door and take with me 'just incase' a stitching moment arrises.  I like to store these projects in tins so today's tutorial will show you how easy it can be to turn any tin into more than just a tin!  

For me a ...

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March 25, 2017
Luck o' the Irish Table Runner: Celtic Twist block tutorial from Cut Stitch and Piece

Welcome some Luck o' the Irish into your home this St. Paddy's day with this elegant Celtic Twist table runner. My mother was Irish, so I have a strong affinity for anything Celtic. I particularly love Celtic knots. So, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I completed my Celtic Twist table runner for my coffee table. I'm a big fan of neutrals and used the Woodland Wonder fabric line by Sarah Summers.

Buy the PDF pattern download for 

Luck o' the Irish Table Runner 

celtic twist table runner

I love the warm neutral tones in ...

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March 24, 2017
The Quilting of Garden Stars from Quilt Fabrication

Quilt as desired.
Those dreaded words. Makes you groan and want to pile that quilt top onto all the other UFO's sitting in your closet, doesn't it?

But really, quilting shouldn't be that way. By working within your skill level (and yes, quilting does take practice), the quilting is easier to tackle if broken into steps. And no, the quilting doesn't have to be super dense to look fantastic.

So how do I approach the quilting part? First I decide what the purpose of the piece will be. Decorative can go with heavy quilting. Baby quilts ...

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Cascade Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make this awesome  quilt with a multi-purpose template!

If you ever visit my grandmother’s house, don’t get too excited about the butter cookie tin on the counter. It’s secretly full of thimbles, embroidery scissors, and an assortment of thread – not cookies. (Granny isn’t trying to trick you, she just likes to squeeze every ounce of usefulness out of even the simplest of objects. Waste not, want not, right?)

Jenny demos how to make this Cascade Quilt with the Binding Tool!

In today’s new tutorial, you’ll learn how to use your binding tool as a template to create a stunning Cascade Quilt. Hooray for multitasking tools! Click HERE to watch!

Check out the full tutorial for making this quilt!

Click the diagram above for ...

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March 23, 2017
Christine's Kitchen QAL {Week 1} from Little Bunny Quilts

Welcome to Week 1 of the Christine's Kitchen QAL!

This week we are making blocks #1 and #2 and I'll be giving some basic paper piecing tips for paper piecing newbies. Click on over to Craftsy to download the FREE patterns! If you're quilting along with us, don't forget to use the hashtags #ChristinesKitchenQuilt and #HBDpatterns on Instagram!

As a reminder, here are the general fabric requirements:

Background: 2 yards
Various prints for piecing: 1 1/4-1 1/2 yards total (about 1/3 yard of this is for your border)
      Add extra if you like ...

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March 22, 2017
What do you do when you’re not sure how to finish a piece? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone! Happy Spring!

What do you do when you’re not sure how to finish a piece?  Here is some of the advice I got.

  • let it stew
  • wait
  • put it away for a while

Of course!  I have done all of those things in the past, and I just forgot, thinking I had to finish this Opal piece right now and right away. But I don’t. There are no looming deadlines, no shows I gotta enter it into .

I don’t like UFO’s though, I don ...

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March 21, 2017
How Much Fabric Do I Need To Buy for Cutting Out Rectangles? from Craftcore

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Crafty Q&A.

I’m trying something new on the blog.  I get a lot of questions from readers that I answer privately, but they are often very similar to each other.  I’m going to start answering questions that are not private in nature publicly on the blog so that everyone can learn from the answers.  Let’s share the wealth!

Have a question?  Come ask me over on my contact page.

Today’s question comes from DJ:

HELP!!!! how much fabric would I need for 20 squares that ...

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March 17, 2017
All My X’s Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

All My X's Quilt Tutoria!

During the Middle Ages, many people were unable to read or write, so it became common to sign important documents with nothing more than the letter X. (Frankly, when I was on the 45th signature of my mortgage contract, I would have gladly brought back that tradition! My hand still aches just thinking about it!)

Jenny shows you how to creates this fun X's Quilt with this tutorial!

Today we’re stitching up the All My X’s Quilt. These x’s are just as pretty as they are simple, and they come together so quickly! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Diagram for the All My X's Quilt Tutorial!

Click the button below to watch the full tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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March 15, 2017
Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Disappearing Hourglass from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial of the Disappearing Hourglass

MSQC has figured out another great way to give you a whole lot of info in a little bitty clip. This is the Disappearing Hourglass block that only takes two contrasting 10″ squares, a few small cuts and you get a gorgeous creation with minimal efforts!

Watch the full tutorial and get all supplies needed HERE!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!


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March 13, 2017
Back To Work in the Studio from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

After all the excitement of getting the blue ribbon for Wisteria Wonder, it’s back to work for me in the studio.  I’m quilting the new Opal piece.  Every time I look at these colors, I fall in love all over again. 

And they really glow in the afternoon sun.  Most pieces are hand dyed by me or other artists and fussy cut for that shape.

What I have been doing is free motion stitching around each shape with WonderFil InvisaFil  100 weight beige thread.  This thread ...

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March 12, 2017
Making Card Carriers from From My Carolina Home

With the NC Quilt Symposium coming to Asheville in 2018, our local longarm group is once again making small items to add to the goodie bags to get our group publicity.  For locals, and those who don’t mind mailing quilts to be quilted, we have a number of wonderful longarm quilters ready to make your creations sing with professional quilting services.  See our website at Carolina Mountain Longarm Association to find a quilter near you, or one that takes mail in tops.  If you are local, or you attended the Sympsium held in Hendersonville in 2015, you might remember ...

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March 10, 2017
Quilted Scrap Basket ~~ Tutorial from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I got a couple of emails asking me to expand on the idea I wrote about in the "Scraps into Buckets" post on Friday. So I thought about writing a tutorial. Be warned this tutorial is picture heavy and rather long. But I think I've included every detail. If you're a seasoned sewist, you may want to read through and then go do your own thing. 

I still have baskets to make, but the problem is that I've already pieced and quilted the scraps. So we'll begin this tutorial with the idea that you've made ...

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Grand Adventure Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Grand Adventures Quilt Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Can we pause for a moment to talk about fabric? (I knew you wouldn’t mind!)

Today’s quilt is made with Wildwood Way Digitally Printed Patty Cake by RJR. Digital printing means that these fabrics are as vibrant and detailed as a photograph. I think I’m in love!

Grand Adventures Quilt Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Click HERE to watch Jenny use Wildwood Way in the new Grand Adventures Quilt. This quilt was inspired by an old block called Delectable Mountains, but we’ve made it quick and easy – the Missouri Star way!

Grand Adventure Quilt Tutorial

Click the diagram above for a free downloadable PDF and then click on ...

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March 9, 2017
A Year of Wreaths: March Daffodil Wreath by Laura Howard from The Village Haberdashery

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

Daffodil Felt Wreath Tutorial by Laura Howard

This month’s wreath is all about joyful spring colour: fresh spring green yarn paired with bright felt daffodils and narcissi. The subtle variations in colour of the hand-dyed Malabrigo yarn create a gorgeous stripy effect around the wreath, and the felt flowers add a vibrant pop of cheerful colour.

As well as making the March wreath you could adapt this tutorial to make floral brooches ...

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March 8, 2017
Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Tender Hearts from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Watch this quick tutorial on the Tender Hearts Quilt using 2.5" Strips.

Use this quick tutorial to create an adorable heart quilt using 2.5″ Strips and some background yardage. Here at Missouri Star Quilt Co we are all about quick and easy quilting tutorials, so we’ve taken your favorite tutorials and condensed them to give you a big dose of inspiration in a small bite. Please share this video so your friends don’t miss out!

Click here to watch the full tutorial:

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March 6, 2017
Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Guest Quilter Becky Vandenberg from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Reboot with Becky Vandenberg

Hi there. I am Becky Vandenberg from Be So Crafty, a blog devoted to all things sewing. Be So Crafty began last year when I wanted to use my fabric stash for a good cause, so I decided to sew 100 skirts in 100 days and donate them to a local charity that helps refugees in Utah.  Sewing skirts everyday for 100 days was a fabulous experience that I plan to write about soon.  Although I have been sewing for years, I only began making quilts abouts 3 years ago and LOVE it. So I was absolutely thrilled to be ...

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March 5, 2017
Stunning Stars #6 - "A Star Is Born"! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to the final week of the Stunning Stars Quilt Along!  It's hard to believe we've made it this far - and next week marks the beginning of this year's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge!!  

Today I'll be sharing a simple baby quilt with you.  This quilt killed three birds with one stone - a baby quilt for a gift, a quilt using some beautiful Free Spirit Fabrics I'll be introducing in a week, and the final Stunning Stars quilt.  May I introduce to you.... A Star Is Born!

For the record, this quilt is made ...

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