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November 16, 2018
Elephant and Donkey Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Elephant and Donkey Quilts

Pixel quilting is all the rage, but it’s really not a new technique. In 1931, the Kansas City Star published a mosaic elephant pattern as a tribute to a beloved elephant at the local zoo.

Elephant and Donkey Quilts

The next year, a companion quilt was released. This one featured a pixelated donkey named Giddap. Both are cute as can be, and so easy to put together!

Elephant and Donkey Quilts

Elephant and Donkey Quilts

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November 15, 2018
FREE VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES COMING SOON from Jacquelynne Steves

Free Video Workshop Series starts November 19…

I have some FUN free video workshops coming up!! I asked on Facebook what people were interested in learning about, and the top 2 answers were English Paper Piecing (EPP/hexies) and embroidery, so I’ll be talking about & demonstrating both!!

PLUS- we’ll have a Workshop EXCLUSIVE project that we’ll be working on together! This will be fast and fun- it’s designed for you to be able to complete it while the workshop series is running.

We’ll also be talking a little more about creativity and finding time for ...

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Make This: Proof Positive Quilt Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

It’s been far too long since we posted a quilt tutorial!  While this quilt is baby size, since we are gifting it to a friend with a sweet newborn, it is easy to expand in both directions for any size.  Another great feature of this quilt is that it uses 2.5″ strips, which are easy […]

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November 14, 2018
Fun New Project Alert – Gadget Cushion! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

There is nothing better than finding a cute, new sewing project! It’s even better when it’s fun and easy! The Gadget Cushion by Quiltsmart fits the bill. With the holiday gift giving season coming up, the Gadget Cushion would be a great handmade gift for anyone on your list.

To make a Gadget Cushion you need:

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November 9, 2018
Four Corners Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Four Corners Quilt

Take a peek at a U.S. map, and you’ll notice that Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico are laid out like a giant four patch with perfectly nested seams and lovely 90-degree angles. The Four Corners Monument marks the spot where they all come together. It’s the only place in the country where you can stand in one spot and be in 4 states at once!

Four Corners Quilt

This week Jenny is working on a Four Corners quilt. Each block brings together 4 pretty corners with a cute little “monument” in the middle.

Four Corners Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

 

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Block #6 Christmas Figs Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Here we go, it's time for Block #6 of our Christmas Figs sew along is the Milky way, reminds me of a ribbon!

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 6 group

We are sewing from Joanna's Christmas Fig book.  Red & Green like the book and I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

How This Works:

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November 8, 2018
Summertime Sampler Applique from Prairie Moon Quilts

For those of you participating in the Summertime Sampler Block-of-the-Month through Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, along with this month’s block, I’m giving you some of my appliqué hints and tricks, to help you with the appliqué portions of the traditional version of the quilt.

If you’d like to learn directly from me in person, I’m teaching a class at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop this Saturday, November 10th, so while you’re there to pick up your block, you can just stick around and work on the appliqué all afternoon with me!

The class fee is $20 ...

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November 7, 2018
Sewing and Music- How to Make a "Road to Vienna" Quilt Block Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends,

Who listens to music when they sew? Depending on the day or the mood I want to be in I flip through my Pandora stations usually stopping on a station that will put me in a good sewing mood. Some days it energetic dance music, and other times its soft classical or  soothing jazz.

Whether you are bobbing your head back and forth to some groovy 70s music or shaking your hips to some salsa music, music is always there to motivate us, relax us, and overall bring us to our happy place! Today I want to ...

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November 6, 2018
A Pregnant Post from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Ok now that I have your attention- lol, no one I know is pregnant. But I am “birthing” a new piece. My friend Lori, has a midwifery school, and works with women who have had birth trauma.  This summer I reconnected with her and was delighted her programs were doing so well. Her work is life -changing and so important. So I was thrilled to be asked to create a new piece for her office loosely based on her logo. She asked me ...

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Modern Trip Around the World Tutorial and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In this Stashin’ with Stephanie video, I show you how to take a fat quarter bundle and turn it into a fabulous modernized version of the traditional Trip Around the World Quilt.

To make the quilt you just strip piece your fabrics into a large tube and then cut them apart to create the “around the world” part of the quilt. Then by picking seams in a specific order, you get a cool look of the fabrics spreading out across the quilt.

To make it modern, instead of having the fabrics fan out from the center of the quilt, it ...

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November 5, 2018
Cozy Cabins {Log Cabin Quilts with Island Batik} from Little Bunny Quilts

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!



Our theme for November is log cabin blocks! Log cabin blocks are a ubiquitous quilt component from antique quilts to modern quilts! I created a new Log Cabin Pinterest board while I was thinking about what to make for this challenge.

I found that I was frequently drawn to what many people call "quarter log cabin" blocks and so I decided that I would use this as my design inspiration for this challenge.

When looking through my ...

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November 2, 2018
Star Crossed Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Star Crossed Quilt

Spoiler alert! Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start. It’s right there in the 6th line of the play: “Warning! They’re totally gonna die. Everything ends in a giant ball of disaster.” (I’m paraphrasing, but you get the gist.) Those star-crossed lovers never had a chance!

Star Crossed Quilt

Fate can be a cruel mistress, but not when Jenny is in the sewing room. Her Star Crossed quilt is destined to be a quick and easy success! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Star Crossed Quilt

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October 30, 2018
How to Sew Appliqué using the Spray Starch Method from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Learn how to sew spray starch appliqué!

Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous walks you through how to prepare your templates, apply spray starch to the edge of your pieces and set them in place with an iron. Then she walks you through how to attach the appliqué pieces to your background square using an invisible stitch and matching thread.

This is Stephanie’s favorite appliqué method for special projects that are meant to be cherished, or when she wants a fun portable project. Just prep your pieces ahead of time and take the tiny pieces with you.

Today’s ...

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October 29, 2018
#AGFMakerMonday - Our October Feature! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Monday, Makers!

Here at AGF, we started a new way to feature  our inspiring makers' work that allows them to also win our fabrics, but THE BEST PART is that we all get to know a little more about you! We encouraged makers to post their sewing projects using our fabrics via their social media using the hashtag #AGFMakerMonday, so we could see how talented you are and the amazing work you all do! Once we decide on the winner for the month, the maker receives a feature here on our AGF Blog AND of course...they win A ...

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October 26, 2018
Quilt Block Tutorial- How to Make the Moving Forward Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

 WOW! Is the first word that came to mind when I got my crafty  little hands on Mister Domestic's new fabric collection! Thinking of all the possibilities of things I could make with these prints got me all full of goose bumps! Top three things I want to make with Aura Fabrics is a dress for me out of the "Aloha Spirit Hibiscus" rayon print!!! Similar to the one we made in the Fabric Project Catalog pictured below! Isn't Michelle from the graphic design team so cute in this dress!?

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Second a picnic/ beach blanket big ...

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Hawaiian Getaway: "Aura" Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

  Hawaii

If you haven't gone yet, you MUST go to Hawaii at least once in your lifetime! There's so much beautiful scenery to take in there! The sunsets, the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, the amazing food like fresh pineapple..it's truly a gorgeous and magical place. My favorite part of visiting Hawaii was going horse back riding where "Jurassic Park" was filmed, I felt like at any moment a dinosaur was going to pop out of the huge trees there. It was completely surreal and breathtaking. 

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Say “Aloha” to Mister Domestic’s new fabric collection, “Aura!” Inspired by an ...

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Twist and Shout Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Twist and Shout Quilt

I tell ya, when we were kids, we could twist and shout on the dance floor til dawn. But these days? Well,  twist and shout have taken on a whole new meaning.

I bend to retrieve a fallen straight pin. “Ouch!” I turn to empty a snow shovel. “Woah, Nelly!” Yes, with this old body of mine, a simple little twist sure can make me shout!

Twist and Shout Quilt

This week, stitch together a Twist and Shout quilt that’s so quick and easy,  you’ll feel like a kid again!

Twist and Shout Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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How the creative icon does half the work for you when adding a zipper from Quilt Social

 

I’m back for the last post of the week, have you tried the mitered corner technique I showed you yesterday? Easy, right?

One of the last things to do when making cushions is attaching the zipper, here are two simple ways to add zippers to your cushions. All week long, I shared tutorials to make attractive cushions to gift for the Holidays.

These tips make the cushions look professionally made but really, they were effortlessly handmade. And adding zippers is no exception with the PFAFF creative icon. Thanks to its big screen and tutorial section!

 

Adding zippers is easy with the PFAFF creative icon
Adding zippers is easy ...

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October 25, 2018
Block #5 Christmas Figs Sew Along from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Here we go, it's time for Block #5 of our Christmas Figs sew along, the super fun to do 9-Patchwork block!

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 5 group

Raise your hand if you want to make a WHOLE quilt with this block! FYI TRUE CONFESSION at the end

We are sewing from Joanna's Christmas Fig book.  Red & Green like the book and I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

How This Works:

  • The Book is Required, it has the sampler of 20 blocks and the book has 10 additional projects using ...

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8 easy steps to perfect mitered corners from Quilt Social

 

This week is all about making attractive cushions for holiday gifts, and yesterday I shared 3 reasons why embroidering text has become a bit of an obsession. In this post, I want to show you how to make perfect mitered corners in just 8 simple steps using the PFAFF creative icon. I promise you won’t ever be afraid to make one ever again!

 

 It's easy to make mitered corners with the creative icon

It’s easy to make mitered corners with the creative icon

 

I decided to use the miter corner technique when I saw the lovely flower border near the selvage of the Chloe panel from Northcott. I ...

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