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February 27, 2019
Fat Quarter-Friendly pattern with NO Y-Seams! Congruence from Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In this Stashin’ with Stephanie video I show you how to:

  • Cut equilateral triangles
  • Sew equilateral triangles together with NO Y-Seams
  • How to join your triangle units into row so you never lose a point!

So even if you don’t want to make this quilt, there are lots of good tips and tricks to take your piecing to the next level, so check it out!

Congruence is named for the geometric term congruent, which means all the sides of a triangle are the same size, which is what we are working with in today’s video and pattern.

This ...

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February 24, 2019
Rockin' Rectangles - Small Town! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Today I have another junior jelly roll quilt to share with you, which used up my last junior jelly roll, I'm happy to say!  But now that I have a few easy quilt ideas that use one, I may find myself looking for them in the future.  Let's get started!

I'm calling this quilt "Small Town" because it reminds me of farm areas in the midwest where the houses are surrounded by fields of crops.  From the air, it kind of looks like this quilt - plus I just love John Mellencamp's song of the ...

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February 22, 2019
Use the right size needle to ensure machine embroidery success from Quilt Social

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I started a badge design using a machine embroidery design found online. Today I’ll finish designing my badge and stitch it out using the Brother Dreamweaver XE.

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

Here is the badge design that I created so far, but now I need to add text. My business partner Nellie Holmes and I own Upper Canada Quiltworks and last fall we opened our studio/classroom/retail space in downtown Brockville, Ontario. We’ve been wanting to make some aprons to wear at the studio, so I thought it would be fun to make badges that ...

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Disappearing Double Pinwheel Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Disappearing Double Pinwheel Quilt

If you’re new around here, be warned! Our disappearing blocks are quick and easy, but they’re a little…unconventional.

Disappearing Double Pinwheel Quilt

First, Jenny stitches up a perfectly lovely block. Then, slice, slice, slice! That block is chopped to bits! But don’t you worry, because once those pieces are rearranged and mended, we’ll have a block so intricate and lovely, you won’t believe how easy it is to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Disappearing Double Pinwheel Quilt

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Vintage Block Along - Block 11 - Sunday Star Block Tutorial from Bee In My Bonnet

Welcome to another episode of the 

I'm sharing another 
vintage block pattern from 
Grandma's pattern basket.

I'm using my 
Farm Girl Vintage Fabric 
to make each block.

All of the blocks that 
we are making will eventually 
make their way into a quilt!

Todays block finishes at 
14" and is called

This photo may look familiar to you:)
It's me when I was 3 years old!

This is where you would find me
 every Sunday morning
 when I was little.
Sitting under the hairdryer...
with pink curlers in my hair.
When ...

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February 21, 2019
SEWING A QUILT WITH RAYON - How to Sew with Rayon Fabrics | DIY Home Decor from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Hey Makers,

We love our traditional, warm snuggly quilts but here in Florida, we are always looking for a way to make an ultra lightweight, soft,  luxurious quilt to take with us to the beach or to accessories our homes. With the introduction of our Rayon Striped collection, we knew we had to put it to the test by making our ultimate dream quilt we have been dreaming about for so long.

With a mix of our solid rayons and stripes, we put together the “Strippy” free quilt pattern.



For those of you who may be fearful of dippin’ your ...

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How to import and modify an embroidery design on the Brother Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we made quilt labels by embroidering words on ribbons. Today, I’ll use the Brother Dreamweaver XE to design a badge that I’ll embroider on felted wool tomorrow.

The Dreamweaver XE from Brother.
The Dreamweaver XE

I downloaded an embroidery design for free online and added words and a frame around it, so I first need to select Embroidery Edit on the home screen.

Select "Embroidery Edit"
Select “Embroidery Edit”

After I downloaded the design onto my laptop, I saved it on a USB stick. In order to access it, first I need to press the USB key on the memory screen.

Press the USB key in the memory screen to access files that are on a USB stick inserted into the Dreamweaver XE.
The USB ...

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Vintage Block Along - Quilting Bee Block Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Good morning cute people...
it's time to sew vintage today!

I'm sharing another 
vintage quilt block with you 
from my grandma's pattern basket:)

I chose a red and a coral pink from 
Farm Girl Vintage 
to use for todays block:)

I added the pink vintage phone
 in the photo ...

And the pink thimble...

And I'm going to explain 
what these two things have in common 
and why I'm calling this 
traditional vintage block

Of course you know by now 
that my grandma and all 5 
of her sisters were quilters.

Anytime that there ...

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February 20, 2019
New Busy Bag from Jo's Country Junction

When we go to Hubby’s appointments I’ve been taking my bag….
I love my bag.  It’s the perfect size when we are staying overnight and I need the laptop with.  There’s room for magazines for the hotel room in the evening…room for stitching projects and my English paper piecing.

When we go to the actual appointments, the bag is a little too big…so, I decided to make myself a smaller busy bag that can go inside my big bag.  I’ll take that out and bring it with when we go to the actual ...

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How to use an LED pointer to perfectly place your embroidery design from Quilt Social

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I set up the lettering and fixed the size so that it would fit in my Dreamweaver XE large hoop. Today I’m stitching and I’ll show you how you can easily ensure that your design will fit on your ribbon. Are you following along?

For these embroidered ribbons I’m using a 75/11 embroidery needle, so go ahead and change the needle in your machine if you need to.

The Dreamweaver XE from Brother.  A tutorial on how to make quilt labels using machine embroidery and ribbons using the Brother Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

After the embroidery frame is attached, press the LED pointer key in the embroidery screen. This will turn on the LED pointer ...

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February 19, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Happy Snowman! from Jacquelynne Steves

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What a happy little guy! Here in the northern hemisphere, the winter is hanging on for just a bit longer, but cute snowmen always cheer me up! What will you do with this Free Happy Snowman Embroidery Pattern? I think it would be very cute on a dish towel or mug rug. Or you could start working on a Christmas stocking for ...

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Our Newest AGF Sewcialite - Carolina Moore from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers,

An award-winning quilter, author of a quilt book and a craft book...just a few things that make her extra special...and now she's our newest AGF Sewcialite! Please give a warm welcome to the talented, Carolina Moore!



Born in Holland and currently living in sunny San Diego, California with her husband, two sons, a dog and a cat, Carolina's been quilting for 25 years! Using her expertise and amazing precision with each make, we first noticed her back in 2012, when she became part of an AGF sewing challenge. After falling in love with ...

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Adjusting machine embroidery fonts to the hoop – Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I talked about 4 easy steps for using Sulky Sticky + self-adhesive stabilizer for embroidering small pieces of ribbon, fabric, caps, etc. that do not fill a hoop.

The hoop is locked into the carriage of the Dreamweaver XE from Brother and today I’ll show you how to set up the desired lettering to embroider on the ribbons. The ultimate purpose of the embroidered ribbons is they will be quilt labels.

The Dreamweaver XE from Brother.
The Dreamweaver XE

On the home screen, select the Embroidery Edit key.

Select Embroidery Edit on the home screen of the Brother Dreamweaver XE. A tutorial on how to make quilt labels using machine embroidery and ribbons using the Brother Dreamweaver XE
Select Embroidery Edit

Now select the Character patterns (font) key on the embroidery edit ...

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February 18, 2019
Going North – Easy Strip Pieced Half Square Triangle Pattern – Simple Quilts for the Modern Home from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Learn how to make Going North, the first pattern in my first book, “Simple Quilts for the Modern Home.”

Going North has expansive negative space, a hallmark of modern quilt design, so you just have one panel to piece. That makes it great if you are just learning, need a fast gift, or want some wide open space to practice your quilting on.

In this tutorial I walk you through how to strip piece, how to use the 45-degree lines on your 6×24-inch ruler to cut half square triangles, how to work with directional fabric and how to pin ...

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Show And Tell from Wedding Dress Blue

It is so inspiring to see your creations using WeddingDressBlue patterns and tutorials.  Thank you for sharing them with me:

Nina in Sweden made this smaller size Growing Up Odd quilt. She says, “This quilt is sized for a baby and will be given to a shelter in one of the slum areas in Rio, Brazil that focus on young pregnant girls that have no home, giving them education in purpose of them standing on own feet with their child/children. They are sent there by a Swedish born priest that is connected to this shelter and visit Sweden regularly ...

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4 simple steps to using Sulky Sticky + self-adhesive stabilizer from Quilt Social

This week on QUILTsocial, I’m using the Brother Dreamweaver XE to do a couple different embroidery techniques that I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. The first technique is embroidering on ribbon and the second is making a badge by doing embroidery on felt or felted wool.

The Dreamweaver XE from Brother -  tutorial on how to make quilt labels using machine embroidery and ribbons
The Dreamweaver XE

I’ve been using embroidered ribbon labels to label my quilts for a long time now. The ones I have were commercially embroidered and I ordered them online. I sew them into the binding of a quilt which is a super fast and easy way to ...

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February 17, 2019
Step 5 – quilting, how and how much, add the finishing touch from Quilt Social

Welcome back. We’re at day five and have already accomplished so much!

All we gathered our supplies, did our cutting and preparation work, pieced and added borders then accented our Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel with both trapunto work and thread painting.

As an added benefit we’ve been putting our needle and thread knowledge to work by pairing SCHMETZ needles with a variety of Sulky and Gütermann threads for beautiful successful stitching.

For today’s fifth and final post in this series, we’ll put that knowledge to good use once again as we add the finishing touches ...

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Rockin' Rectangles - Check Me Out! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Do you have junior jelly rolls left over, even after last week's tutorial?  Or are you still looking for that "just right" bit of inspiration to use them?  Today's tutorial may be just the ticket for you - bright, sunshine-y and happy, it may spark your interest to make one for yourself!


About three months ago, when I was just starting to look for inspiration for this tutorial series, I saw this absolutely gorgeous scrappy quilt on Pinterest...

...which sparked a search for the original creator of the pattern.  Lynn Dykstra, who blogs over at Klein Meisje ...

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February 15, 2019
Introducing Our AGF "Rayon Striped!" from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Calling all you rayon lovers! We have some SUPER EXCITING news for you! For the FIRST TIME EVER, we’re launching four, new rayons that are filled with STRIPES...meaning you’ll have more options to play with regarding prints. From a white and black combination to blue, teal, and a mustard (my fave), these RAYON STRIPED fabrics are timeless go-to’s and extremely versatile for so many different kinds of sewing projects. 

Our rayon is 100% natural (made from wood pulp), so it’s extremely lightweight and flowy that creates an ultra smooth hand and delicate drape. If you ...

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Antique Lace Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Antique Lace Quilt

It all began with a single quilt block. Just one lonely old block whose story had long been forgotten. Luckily, Jenny’s a real sucker for antiques, and she fell in love in an instant! And right away, she knew she wanted to recreate it.

Antique Lace Quilt

She carefully pieced a big pile of copycat blocks, stitched ‘em together, and was delighted to discover a secondary block appear out of nowhere! Learn how to make this pretty quilt using half square triangles made out of strip sets!

Antique Lace Quilt

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