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December 27, 2019
Turn Style Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Have you ever watched a subway turnstile as folks pass through one by one? It spins and spins with an easy rhythm, almost like a sewing needle. Click. Click. Click. 

This week Jenny is working on a Turn Style quilt inspired by Me & My Sister’s Ground Cover quilt. From quick and easy quarter-square triangles to simple hourglass blocks, this pretty quilt is as effortless as a spinning turnstile. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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December 26, 2019
Building Relationships from Nestlings By Robin

In 2017 I was very excited to have a design chosen
by Connecting Threads for their catalog.
I had no idea at the time that it 
would be the beginning of 
something wonderful.
Meet Autumums...
Pattern still available 
for download HERE

This sweet little design opened
the door for my continued design 
work with a great team.
It has also allowed me to work 
the Connecting Threads booth
at AQS shows and I will be
at the Spring show in Paducah
so come by and say HI:)

I am a bit more choosy with my 
time and ...

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December 23, 2019
Strip Pieced Diamond Quilt with NO Y-Seams! Fast, Fat Quarter Quilt Lily Field from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It’s Stashin’ with Stephanie time again where we take a fat quarter bundle and make a new fast, fun, scrappy quilt design with it.

This month we are working with Meriwether from the Art Gallery Fabric Studio. The soft pink and peach florals paired with deep teals, greens and browns really make the star design pop. Plus, who wouldn’t want to work with flowers on a gloomy winter day?

As you’ll see in the video, the design looks a lot harder than it is. We start with basic strip piecing, then cover how to cut equilateral triangles ...

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The BRILLIANT new Janome M7Continental produces A York Pinafore for Christmas from Art and Quilting in Camden

Sewing machine companies are always coming out with new models, most of which are incrementally different from before. But every 10-15 years, Janome re-thinks the machine from all angles and comes up with something that is a major leap–and worth considering adding to your studio. The Janome 6600 was such a machine (circa 2004/5), and the new M7 Continental may well go down as one of The Best Sewing Machines Ever (in any brand!), and given the quality of Janome’s machines that is a high standard.

The Janome M7 Continental is a quantum leap in a sewing ...

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Make a Coffee Shop Cup Sleeve from Creatin' in the Sticks

Saturday mornings for hubby and I
are for gathering at our local coffee shop
for a hot beverage and time together.

The only thing that could make it better is a new coffee cup sleeve for those paper cups. 
Our coffee shop doesn't offer them.
Now we have even better ones than cardboard. Cute ones.

Today I am over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern for you to make your own too.
Let's make a Coffee Shop Cup Sleeve with HeatNBond Fleece. It will protect your hand from a hot cup and is super fun to ...

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December 22, 2019
Christmas Bag tutorial and fine finishing tips from Art and Quilting in Camden

A quick Gift Bag Tutorial–took about half an hour even *with* being fussy! Used leftover flannel, and a trimmed off bit of fabric from a quilt back or edge as the ribbon! Read on….

Sometimes it is possible to whip up a quick something just before Christmas…I’ll have to back-to-back posts (I hope) about sewing for the holidays that include this tutorial on zipping up a quick gift bag and, next, the wonderful York Pinafore pattern from Helen’s Closet patterns.

Last year Shannon Fabrics sent me a number of different fabrics including Cuddle and Luxe, fleece ...

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December 21, 2019
Flying Monkeys ... a costume tutorial from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

How to make a Wizard of Oz inspired flying monkey costume ... with pictures and directions. Leave the wings off, add elf stockings and, yes!, you have an elf costume! (Directions in red are suggested changes for an elf costume.)

Supplies: shirt, white and red felt
Cut the bottom four inches off the shirts.

(Use a green shirt or change the colors as you'd like for the elf.
Don't cut the shirt at all and you can make the design longer for more color.)

I have one of those friends who signs me up for stuff. And then she ...

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December 20, 2019
Ground Cover Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

This week we’re showing off the 2nd place quilt from the 2019 Birthday Bash Sew-Off. (Don’t tell “Team Jenny,” but I think it’s just as pretty as the winner!) 

Learn how to make this super-simple pattern designed by “Team Me & My Sister.” Ground Cover is the perfect project to show off your favorite 10-inch squares, and it’s so easy to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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December 18, 2019
Celestial Snowflake Pillow Tutorial from The Crafty Quilter

Today I’m joining Benartex for their 12 Days of Christmas – Quick Gift Project Hop with a new Celestial Snowflake Pillow Tutorial. This is a great project that will last until the snow melts! The pillow measures 18″ square and it’s reversible!

This Celestial Snowflake Pillow is a perfect, last minute gift - Full tutorial at The Crafty Quilter.
Benartex Quick Gift Project Hop features 12 days of awesome ideas for quick gifts to make.

The star of this pillow is the fabric. I’m using four prints from the Celestial Lights collection by Amanda Murphy for Benartex. This fabric has a beautiful pearlescent sheen to it that sparkles like fresh snow.

Fabric from the Celestial Lights Collection by Amanda Murphy for Benartex.

What makes this pillow a quick last minute gift? The piecing and quilting is very simple and easy. I let ...

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December 17, 2019
Quilt-As-You-Go Double-Sided Placemat with FREE Pattern! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our final 12th Make of Christmas we are bringing back one of our most popular tutorials, the Quilt-As-You-Go Placemats with a FREE pattern and tons of tips to speed up your sewing!

I have so many of these that I have created using my favorite 2 1/2-inch strip rolls. I just love how each one turns out a little different, but they all are clearly part of one set showing off the fabrics from your favorite line.

And the best part, because this is Quilt-As-You-Go, when you are done sewing, you are also done quilting and you just ...

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December 16, 2019
Charm Pack Christmas Stocking FREE Pattern + Bonus Swirls & Curls FMQ tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our 11th make of Christmas, we’re bringing back a replay from last year’s 12 Makes of Christmas series and showing you how to turn your favorite holiday charm pack into an adorable Christmas stocking.

This is a two-for-one tutorial, with instructions on how to piece and assemble the stocking AND a lesson on free motion quilting a swirl that is perfect for a holiday stocking.

In the video we cover some quick piecing tips so you can get this project done in a weekend, or the night before Christmas if you’re a procrastinator and that’s ...

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December 15, 2019
How to Make an Easy DIY Sweater Pillow Cover from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For the 10th Make of Christmas we’re bringing back a replay on how to how to upcycle an ugly sweater, or a cute one, into a fabulous pillow.

I am seeing knitted sweater pillows all over high end home decor websites right now, so you can easily take this tutorial to make some trendy home decor for a fraction of the price of retail.

In the video I show you how to cut your sweater and back it with fleece to give it some extra body and stability, add a zipper so you can just slip it over your ...

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Lavender Llama, hot/cold plush tutorial from The Crafty Quilter

I fell in love when I saw a Lavender Llama at my son’s apartment (it belongs to his girlfriend). I knew I had to make one myself. And I did! I’m happy to share my Lavender Llama (hot/cold plush) tutorial with you all! This could make a great, last-minute gift for someone young or old.

Lavender Llama tutorial from The Crafty Quilter.  This llama is filled with rice and dried lavender that you can microwave for warm comfort or freeze for cool relaxation.

These soft, plush animals are filled with rice and dried lavender that you can microwave for warm comfort in the winter or freeze for instant relaxation in the summer. And they smell so good! They are the perfect size to fit on ...

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December 14, 2019
Christmas 2019: A TREE from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I have not been doing much crafting. Or sewing. Or quilting. However, before leaving for Disney I made a couple of decorations for the tree. They are simply strings of large beads on a very thin wire. I added skinny ribbon to hang them on the branches. 

I really like them. They aren't showy like most ornaments, but they are pretty. I hung each one on a branch so that it dangles freely any time the tree moves, which is when the tykes are here. That's been a few days in the last two weeks.

At nap time ...

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Quilt-As-You-Go Jelly Roll Christmas Stocking Tutorial with FREE Pattern! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our ninth make of Christmas we are making a Quilt-As-You-Go Jelly Roll Christmas Stocking and we’re giving the pattern away for FREE!

I love this project. It is cute, fun, fast and you can get two Christmas stockings from one jelly roll. So it is perfect if you are trying to make coordinating stockings for siblings or couples.

And the best part is because this is a Quilt-As-You-Go project, when you are done piecing your stocking, you are also done quilting and are ready to turn it into an adorable handmade stocking.

This project can easily be completed ...

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About Binding: How-To Videos from Fabrics 'n Flowers

You can’t finish that gorgeous quilt without the binding! It seems that binding is both very necessary and also the

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December 13, 2019
Snowflake Mug Rug FREE Pattern & Tutorial! Perfect DIY Christmas gift from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For the eighth Make of Christmas we are sewing up Snowflake Mug Rugs! This replay was one of our subscribers favorites last year because it is fast and fun and is the perfect way to use a charm pack. Just four, 5-inch squares plus some white fabric will make one mug rug, and you can get a set of 10 from one charm pack!

This project is made super fast by some quick piecing techniques that I demonstrate in the video, and the best part … we’re giving you the pattern for this tutorial for FREE as a digital download ...

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December 12, 2019
How to Make a Pillowcase with French Seams, No Raw Edges, No Serger Needed! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our seventh Make of Christmas we are bringing back an oldie but a goodie. In this replay on how to make a pillowcase, I show you how to use your leftover yardage or novelty fabric to create a custom pillowcase with no raw edges.

That means we cover how to do a hot dog roll to get all of your raw edges concealed in the pillowcase sleeve, and how to make a French seam, which sounds way more complicated than it actually is, to give your pillowcase a finished look with no raw edges. No serger needed!

This video ...

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AGF Stitched: The Vibrations Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy Thursday! We’ve released another quilt as a part of our AGF Stitched series and this FREE pattern is sure to capture you with its good vibrations! This quilt, at first glance, is no small feat, but we’ve broken it down to the block level in our FREE video tutorial to show just how easy it goes together.

Along with the pattern, we have the Vibrations Quilt Kit and matching Backing Set so you can make your quilt just like ours. The Quilt Kit comes with the Vibrations Quilt Pattern, Creative Grids Cat’s Cradle XL Ruler, 7 ...

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December 11, 2019
How to Make Mittens from a Sweater! Upcycled Sweater Mitten tutorial and pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our sixth make of Christmas we are replaying an oldie but a goodie. The Upcycled Sweater Mitten tutorial is one of our oldest videos, but with more than 100,000 views and hundreds of patterns sold, it is definitely one of our most popular projects.

In the video I show you how to transform your old, ugly sweaters and thrift store finds into beautiful, warm mittens. I walk you through the process, step-by-step, from selecting a sweater, to advanced tips on how to get your colorwork patterns to line up perfectly.

The best part, after you buy the pattern ...

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