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March 18, 2019
Daisy Chain QAL {Unit B} from Little Bunny Quilts

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This week we are making four patches that have one background square and three coordinating fabric squares. These units can be as scrappy or as controlled as your heart desires!

Baby quilt note: You will not need the entire length of the WOF strips to make your scrappy four patches since you’ll only need to make 4 of them. 10” long strips are long enough for this step.

Choose (1*/1/2/2) 2.5” x WOF fabric strip of any color (I) and pair with a 2.5” x WOF background strip (E ...

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The anatomy of a Double Wedding Ring quilt from Quilt Social

This week on QUILTsocial I’ll focus on the Double Wedding Ring quilt. Now, if you’re new to quilting you may not know this name, but almost everyone has seen this pattern. The Double Wedding Ring pattern was first published in 1928 and has been a favorite for many quilters ever since then.

Since the sewing of this pattern can be quite intense, I’ll spread it out over this week and my week in April. The Dreamweaver XE from Brother has a lot of sewing in front of it – so let’s get started!

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

I ...

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March 17, 2019
Sew Happy Mini Quilt Tutorial from The Crafty Quilter

Today, I’m sharing my Sew Happy Mini Quilt Tutorial!  It’s a fun little quilt that has all of that rainbow goodness in mini form.  I think it would be beautiful in just about any colorway, and it’s perfect for using up scraps.  Each block measures 3″ (finished) and the total mini quilt measures 18 1/2″ x 17″.

Sew Happy Mini Quilt Tutorial (free) by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter. Finished quilt size is 18 1/2" x 17" and the quilt blocks are 3".

My first Sew Happy Mini Quilt was based off the instructions from The 2018 Quilter’s Planner Sew Along which included twelve 12″ quilt blocks and two layout options.  These were beautifully designed by Cheryl Brickey at Meadow Mist ...

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The marriage of the Double Wedding Ring and the Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

Consider this week’s posts by Christine Baker as part 1 of a complete tutorial on the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern. Part 2 will be published in April, and the completed bed runner revealed!

To many, the Double Wedding Ring pattern is daunting. It could be because of the curved piecing and the many differently shaped pieces it takes to make this very romantic quilt pattern. It could also be that these differently shaped pieces need to match up every time for the full effect!

As I read through Christine’s posts, I started to believe I could attempt ...

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March 15, 2019
Rose Garden Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Rose Garden Quilt

Every rose has a thorn, right? Wrong!

Rose Garden Quilt

Mother Nature has graciously provided us with thornless blooms as pretty as the spiny kind. But softer still is Jenny’s beautiful Rose Garden quilt. Made out of 5-inch charms of floral fabric, this quilt has all pizzaz of a real rose garden with none of the prickle! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Rose Garden Quilt

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March 14, 2019
Welcome Our Newest Elements - Decostitch + Icon from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

Are you looking for some new blenders for your next quilty project?! The usual go-to's are often solids, but we wanted to create something different that added some texture and felt just more unique! So, this time around we decided to expand our collection of Elements by adding two new designs, “DECOSTITCH” and “ICON.” Both of these different designs can be used to sew with a wide variety of prints and colors or be used on their own as well.

For “DECOSTITCH,” we were inspired by stitching motifs and decided to fuse them together with neutral shades ...

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Vintage Block Along - Week 14 - Front Yard Flower Block!! from Bee In My Bonnet




Good morning and welcome 
to episode 14 in the 
Vintage Block Along


I'm sharing another vintage 
block pattern from my 
grandma's pattern basket today!



I'm using Farm Girl Vintage Fabric 
and sewing many different blocks
 in several different sizes...
and then putting them all together
 at the end in one big amazing
 Vintage Block Along Sampler Quilt!


 I'm going to be 
showing you how to make this block...
that I am calling
 "Front Yard Flower"
And here is my explanation why!


I showed this photo of grandma's 
little farmhouse early on
 in this series.

What ...

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March 11, 2019
Easy Wild Swirls! How to Quilt an All-Over Free Motion Quilting Design from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Wild Swirls is a great skill builder stencil. It is a combination of swirls and swoops that is perfect to try once you feel like you have the basic swirl down and want to try something fancier.

Its organic shape can look like fire on a hot orange, yellow or red quilt, or like leaves on a floral quilt. And its beautiful design is pretty enough to stand out on its own in negative space on your quilt, or to create fabulous texture as an all over design on a busy quilt.

Check out today’s video to see how ...

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March 8, 2019
Jelly Roll Rug from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Jelly Roll Rug

Jenny is a whiz at quick and easy quilt blocks, but that’s not the only trick up her sleeve! This week she’s using 2.5-inch strips of fabric to whip up an impressive Jelly Roll Rug!

Jelly Roll Rug

This gorgeous rug can be made big or small—even placemat size. And, of course, you can choose fabric to match any decor. In short, this may just be the perfect project! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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March 7, 2019
LEARN TO QUILT - How to Sew the “Pathway” Quilt Block | Sewing Made Easy from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

How to Sew a Pathway Block -Tutorial

Hello Makers,

What is your favorite go-to blender fabrics? For those of you new to quilting, blender fabrics are basic tonal prints that read as a solid and can be used to add contrast and texture to your quilting projects. They also help break up busy prints to help better appreciate the fabrics used in your quilt. Blenders are great supporting designs but can be used all on there own as well! 

AGF carries a great assortment of blenders, we call our blenders “Elements” and we have a ton of different types of Elements ranging in size, texture, and colors ...

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Curvy Clutch from The Sassy Quilter

Curvy Clutch

So…. I am not a big bag maker. I have made just a few, but am ready to dive in and up my bag making skills!

I recently went to QuiltCon and purchased this cute little kit on the right to make this zipper pouch.

The pattern is called the Curvy Clutch and is from Pink Door Fabrics. The kit came with every thing I needed except the interfacing.

You can find the free pattern HERE.

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There is always a little learning curve to making bags…. so different from making quilts!

On this bag I accidentally cut my ...

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March 6, 2019
Cutting fabric scraps for nine-patch blocks from Cut Stitch and Piece

A year ago, I posted a tutorial for sorting fabric scraps. I decided to supplement that post with a quick tutorial for cutting fabric scrap squares for 9-patch blocks. Because of their versatility, 9-patch blocks are great for making scrap quilts.  Below are only a few 9-patch blocks you can make with scraps.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR CUTTING 9-PATCH SQUARES FROM SCRAPSYOU WILL NEED -  A good

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March 4, 2019
Make an Emoji Pillow with the ‘Sew Emoji’ book from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I met Gailen Runge, the author of “Sew Emoji”, at Quilt Festival last fall and I instantly knew I had to make an emoji pillow with my daughter and that is just what we are doing in today’s video.

This project is a great one to make for or with your kids and grandkids to get them into sewing. Because who doesn’t want a rainbow poop emoji pillow?

In the tutorial we cover how to create fusible applique, how to do a stitch and flip method of applique using fusible interfacing and how to install an invisible zipper ...

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March 3, 2019
Let’s talk about… Starch! from The Sassy Quilter

Let’s talk about Spray Starch!

So I brought up the topic of spray starch in last weeks Sassy tip post… let’s dive in and learn a little more about starch and how we as quilters use it.

Starch” is a German word meaning strong or stiff. Where does if come from?  It comes from a variety of plants such as potatoes, wheat, rice and corn.

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When combined with warm water it is used as a thickening, stiffening, and gluing agent. We use it in food, wallpaper, on our fabrics and all kinds of other things.

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We enjoy starch ...

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Rockin' Rectangles - On Line! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!  

Wow - it's finally here!  Today is the last tutorial in the Rockin' Rectangles series, which means that the signups for the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2019 start next week!  I hope you're as excited about that as I am!  But today I'll be sharing my favorite tutorial in this series - favorite because it helped me use up some of the contents of my String Hamper of Shame...


Earlier this year, I decided that this was just. too. much, and started pressing and folding the strips into a tub.  I filled up a tub...


...but still ...

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March 2, 2019
Crown Jewel Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Crown Jewel Quilt

For more than 600 years, the Tower of London has been home to the most extravagant riches of the British Monarchy: velvet robes, golden crowns, and jewel-encrusted scepters as old as the kingdom itself. As a collection, they’re known as The Crown Jewels, and boy are they something to see!

Crown Jewel Quilt

But this week Jenny is working on a Crown Jewel project that is quick, easy, and snuggly, too! Click HERE to learn how to transform simple little charm packs into a quilt worthy of royalty!

Crown Jewel Quilt

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February 28, 2019
BLOG REMIX 2 – DIY Hanging Kitchen Towel from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another season of blog remixes! We saw the great response to the remixed projects from last year and are continuing them for another year! The blog remixes will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new 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. The second remix of our second season of blog remixes is the Milk Cow Kitchen Towel project we did in 2014! These hanging ...

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Vintage Block Along - Block 12 - Sweet as Honey!! from Bee In My Bonnet


Good morning and welcome to the


Today I'm sharing another vintage block
 from my grandma's pattern basket:)



I'm using my 
Farm Girl Vintage fabric collection ...


And my Bee Backgrounds fabric as well:)



Today's tutorial is going to be 
"short and sweet" because I am 
packing my bags and heading out to 
Nashville the cross stitch market.
YaY!
But before I leave I wanted to 
do another block for you.


This popular vintage block that we 
are making today is traditionally
 called Shoo Fly.

As I was thinking what to call mine
 and what ...

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February 27, 2019
Practice Blocks Make A Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

My next major quilt is for one of my grandsons (the family building a house) and it is tentatively called Climb On.

I had an idea but wanted to make sure it would really work and not be too tedious.

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So I made a block.

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Well, that was fun.  What about a few more.

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OK–with this many, I may as well keep going.  It WOULD make a cute baby quilt.

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And, here I am.

Should finish the top this week and will start working on the real thing soon.

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Disappearing Act! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

As you probably already know, I was fortunate enough to attend QuiltCon last week.  I signed up for a class called Dynamic Quilts with Solids, taught by Nydia Kehnle.  Considering how many solid scraps I have, you can guess that I was really excited!  We were instructed to bring about 125 7.5" squares, in at least 25 different colors.  Well, I went nuts, pulled everything I could cut a 7.5" square out of, without rhyme or reason, and showed up to class.


This is the class instructor, Nydia Kehnle, and one of her fabulous quilts!  We ...

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