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June 30, 2022
6 Must-Make Sewing Gift Ideas for Cuddle Minky Plush Fabric from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

All sewists know there’s something truly special about creating, and gifting, a handmade sewing project! Not only is it more personal and thoughtful, but oftentimes these made-with-love gifts will be cherished as a keepsake by the recipient for years and years to come. But how can you elevate your next sewing project to make your gift extra special? Our friends at Shannon Fabrics, known for their super soft and luxurious Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® minky plush fabrics, have put together a list of sewing projects that make great gifts for a wide range of occasions. Read on to learn ...

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June 22, 2022
NEW Shell Rummel fabric and quilt kit! This one’s GORGEOUS … from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It’s no secret that I love everything Shell Rummel creates.

We have collaborated many times and I’ve made a quilt out of every one of her collections except one that came out early in the pandemic when I trying to figure out how to homeschool a kindergartener, care for a newborn and run a business.

My life hasn’t slowed down yet, but that collection is waiting for me when it does.

Shell’s latest line with FreeSpirit Natural Affinity is absolutely gorgeous, filled with beautiful serene scenes from the seashore. The colors are calming and an absolute ...

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June 19, 2022
This fabric collection is a must have! My favorite colors + gold metallic accents .. from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

This week’s new arrivals are amazing! I cannot get over the rich beauty of Luminosity by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Fabrics.

The teals, dark blues and greens combined with gold metallic accents make it my favorite color palette of all time. Plus the butterfly and peacock feather images, with a beautiful panel are just gorgeous.

You absolutely will love the two prints where the design runs from one selvedge edge to the other. Both are just begging to be used in a special way, like borders or quilt backing.

And for something completely different we have Tutu Much Attitude ...

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June 13, 2022
How to Make a Quilted Sewing Machine Cover from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy National Sewing Machine Day! National Sewing Machine Day is Monday, June 13, so we put together a tutorial to make something special for the original power tool. Sewing machine covers can be functional AND cute, and in this simple tutorial, we’ll teach you how you can make one with two 12” quilt blocks! Our sewing machine cover features blocks from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage and Farm Girl Vintage 2 books, but you can use whichever block works best for your sewing space.

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June 9, 2022
Trash Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

I don’t mean that I don’t like the quilt, or that I am going to throw it in the trash, but that is where I found it.

Our family helps clean our congregation meeting house from time to time to prepare the building for sabbath worship services. Apparently, an activity had been held in the building and there was a pile of (more than just) scraps in a trash can.

After reviewing the fabric, I settled on rectangles 3″ x5-1/2″ as the best use of fabric. In all, 112 rectangles were needed.

These were sewn into pairs ...

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June 7, 2022
Summer quilt with stars and pinwheels from Pieced Brain

Summer quilt with stars and pinwheels

Make this Summer quilt with stars and pinwheels using your favorite quilting fabrics. An easy quilt pattern perfect as summer decoration!

Photo by American Quilter magazine. Used with permission.

I came across Moda Fabric’s Rainbow Garden collection and was struck by the brightness of the prints and the whimsical garden motifs. So, I set out to design a quilt that would showcase those fabrics I loved so much. Yes, fabrics are often the source of inspiration for my designs.

“Summer Groove” measures 73″ x 87-1/2″ with blocks that finish at 6″, 10″, and 12″. I wanted to include ...

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May 29, 2022
Loopy Meander & Daisy Free Motion Quilting Combo – Quilting Blooming Star from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I’m going to be totally honest, this isn’t my favorite quilting ever. But I think it’s important to show you when my sewing projects don’t go as planned so you know you’re not alone when it happens to you too.

I wanted to do a swirl design in each and every diamond to help echo the design in the quilting. I’ve used similar approaches in other diamond quilts and the results are always stunning.

But my entire family has COVID, and I had one day when we cleared out Quilt Addicts Anonymous so I ...

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There’s not a single neutral in this fabric collection! #SHORTS from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

#SHORTS

There’s not a single neutral in this fabric collection!

Grab the fabric here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/fabric/windham-fabrics/eden/?orderby=date

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May 27, 2022
2 Stars A Day Quilt from A Little Bit Biased

 At the end of January, I got an itch to play with my
Liberty of London fabric stash again.  It's been a while since 
I made a quilt using Liberty fabrics and it's such a shame to have such beautiful fabrics 
go untouched for a substantial period of time.  (If you want to see
my first Liberty quilt, click HERE and scroll down.  It's one of my favorite quilts.)


So I started playing around but ultimately didn't love the direction I went 
so I set everything aside for a few months to regroup.

As I was ...

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May 20, 2022
How to Quilt a T-Shirt Quilt on your Home Sewing Machine! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Get the T-Shirt Quilt pattern for FREE when you buy T-Shirt quilt interfacing and an appliqué pressing sheet!

Shop T-Shirt Quilt supplies here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/t-shirt-quilt/

We’ve reached the end of the T-Shirt Quilt video tutorial series! If you have kept up with us, then you are ready to quilt your T-Shirt Quilt. In today’s video I’ll be showing you how to mark and quilt straight lines using your walking foot on your home sewing machine.

If you have never layered and basted a quilt before, make sure to check out our video on ...

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May 19, 2022
How to Sew Napkins with Mitered Corners from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we’re bringing you an EASY tutorial for sewing napkins. This tutorial is super beginner-friendly and easy to knock out in one day! A set of cute napkins can make for a great gift since they’re useful, and you can personalize the fabric choice to whomever the napkins are for, to match their personal style or décor.

Are you ready for a simple and fun DIY project that will beautify your table? Keep reading for all the details on how to sew a napkin with mitered corners so easily you’ll have them ready by dinnertime!

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May 18, 2022
How to Assemble the T-Shirt Quilt Top from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Get the T-Shirt Quilt pattern for FREE when you buy T-Shirt quilt interfacing and an appliqué pressing sheet!

Shop T-Shirt Quilt supplies here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/t-shirt-quilt/

In today’s video we finally get to go sew together our T-Shirt Quilt top! If you’re a longtime quilter, you may be able to skip this video. But if you are a newbie or don’t understand what the quilt assembly diagrams mean, then this video is for you.

First I cover how to add the sashing and cornerstone to the right and bottom sides of the quilt. Then ...

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May 16, 2022
How to Choose the T-Shirt Quilt Layout from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Get the T-Shirt Quilt pattern for FREE when you buy T-Shirt quilt interfacing and an appliqué pressing sheet!

Shop T-Shirt Quilt supplies here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/t-shirt-quilt/

In today’s video you will watch as I lay out my T-Shirt quilt and I talk through the strategies I use to make sure the colors and values are evenly distributed throughout the T-Shirt Quilt design.

The cheat sheet version, is you are going to want to first separate your T-Shirts into light (white and light gray), medium (most colors) and dark color values (black, very dark gray and some ...

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May 13, 2022
How to Add Sashing to T-Shirt Quilt Blocks for a T-Shirt Quilt from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Get the T-Shirt Quilt pattern for FREE when you buy T-Shirt quilt interfacing and an appliqué pressing sheet!

Shop T-Shirt Quilt supplies here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/t-shirt-quilt/

In today’s video I am showing you how to add sashing and cornerstones to your T-Shirt Quilt. The sashing and cornerstones are a fun design element cut from quilting cotton.

The fabric allows you to tie the T-Shirts together with a central color theme, which gives the eye a place to rest in between all the T-Shirt designs.

The quilting cotton is also thinner than the T-Shirts with interfacing, so ...

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May 12, 2022
7 Sewing Projects with Free Tutorials from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Maybe it’s just us, but whenever we get elastic for a project we never seem to use it all. That’s why today we are sharing some of our favorite free patterns that use elastic. This is for those who need to use up their stash, stretch their sewing skills, and anyone looking for a cute gift to DIY!

Coffee Koozie

This cute, precut-friendly project will protect your hands from your drink and give you a chance to show off a little bit of your personality! Coffee Koozies are a quick and easy project that can be made ...

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May 9, 2022
How to fuse T-Shirts to interfacing for a T-Shirt Quilt from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Get the T-Shirt Quilt pattern for FREE when you buy T-Shirt quilt interfacing and an appliqué pressing sheet!

Shop T-Shirt Quilt supplies here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/t-shirt-quilt/

In today’s video we are going over how to fuse interfacing to the back of our T-Shirt quilt blocks. I demonstrate on two blocks, one that is fairly simple and one that has screen printing covering just about every open space, so you can see how to handle all kinds of T-Shirt designs.

This is my favorite step of the T-Shirt quilt making process. I love seeing how flat and ...

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May 6, 2022
Cutting Sashing & Interfacing for a T-Shirt Quilt from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Use the coupon code TSHIRTQUILT to get the pattern for FREE when you buy an appliqué pressing sheet and T-Shirt quilt interfacing from us!

Shop T-Shirt Quilt supplies here: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/t-shirt-quilt/

In today’s video we will cut the sashing and cornerstones that will make up the fabric strips in between our T-Shirts. We are also cutting the interfacing that will stabilize our T-Shirts so they stay one size and don’t stretch while we’re sewing.

You’ll want to have your pattern with you for this step, as we have figured out exactly how ...

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May 4, 2022
Sew a fancy apron for entertaining FREE PATTERN! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve got another Sew It Yourself video tutorial to share with you today on how to make a fancy apron that is perfect for hosting!

Sew It Yourself is a new initiative from the Jaftex family of fabrics which includes FreeSpirit Fabrics, Henry Glass, Blank and Studio E. Their goal is to inspire sewists and give them the tools to be able to create something fabulous.

Stephanie is the host of the series and this project is super fun. This is not your basic apron. It is FANCY! There is a double skirt, gathers, patch pockets and tons of ...

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May 3, 2022
Red Diamond Crumb Block Tutorial from Jo's Country Junction

I had a blog reader contact me and asked if I would do a tutorial on how I make my Red Diamond Crumb Quilt blocks.  I’m so happy she asked while I was still in the middle of making blocks because it was easy for me to snap a few pictures as I went along.


To make the blocks I used a 1 1/2″ cut red square for the center.  From there, I needed four triangles.  These don’t need to be a specific size.


I save the triangles that come from sewing binding strips together.


As I ...

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May 2, 2022
Do you want A better way to sew the top together? And Quilts for Ukraine from Pat Sloan's Blog

In my video today I show you a little bit about my better way to approach sewing your quilt top. On my Tuesday video I'll give you even more details on that!  Also today are YOUR Wonderful Stories of our Quilts for Ukraine!

And in my video I talk about some cross stitch tools I'm using and 2 new patterns I love

We are at over $224,776 raised to help the children of Ukraine, that is ALMOST $250,000! You are amazing, thank you so much! Watch my video for a few stories of what you have ...

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