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June 3, 2019
Side Project from Wedding Dress Blue

The last month of school is always a big push and it is all a person can do to keep their head above water, but a little sewing can be fit in.

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I know I wasn’t up for anything complicated and these cute “traffic” fabrics came in a bag of scraps.  They could be a quilt.

No tutorial, but here is how I did it.  The “traffic” fabric was different size strips and small pieces.  I cut them to likely sizes and framed them with solid scraps, then trimmed the blocks to 6-1/2″ x 9-1/2″.  Do this ...

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Making a Boho Beach picnic quilt from Quilt Social

What better time than now to gather and use fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Boho Beach collection?

These light and airy fabrics will make a pretty and perfect picnic quilt, measuring approximately 64½” X 64½” before quilting.

 

This week's quilt project, a Boho Beach picnic quilt
This week’s quilt project, a Boho Beach picnic quilt

 

Spring has sprung! Before you know it, summer vacations will begin! Whether your plans for summer include a “staycation” or far-flung travels, a gorgeous picnic quilt should definitely be part of those plans.

 

Fabrics from the Boho Beach collection that we'll be using this week.
Fabrics from the Boho Beach collection that we’ll be using this week.

 

To really set off and highlight the ...

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June 2, 2019
Sew Thankful Sunday, June 2019 from The Crafty Quilter

{I love the idea of “paying it forward”. I think the world would be a better place if we could spread some joy and acknowledgement of good deeds done by others. I try to do that once a month for my Sew Thankful Sunday posts. I highlight some great content that I’ve found on other people’s blogs that I hope will inspire you and reward the originator by bringing traffic to their site. If your blog has been mentioned without your consent, please let me know and I will take you off the current list of featured bloggers ...

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Broken and Mended – patching sashiko hitomezashi from The Ardent Thread

I love my grandson. I really do. Even when he takes a pair of scissors to something I’ve labored over for the past few weeks. Because he inspired me to work harder on my patching skills and actually need to patch something, not just do it for fun. So here we go.

I was standing at the stove on a Saturday morning, making an omelette for breakfast, when my son-in-law came in to the kitchen, toddler in tow. “Um, Finn got into your workroom and… he cut your project…” I pushed the frying pan off the hot burner and ...

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May 31, 2019
Night Sky Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, and I’m starting to think there are just as many ways to stitch up a star quilt! 4-patch stars, wonky stars, wedge stars, rhombus stars—the list goes on and on! 

This week Jenny is working on the easiest star block of all: Night Sky! This pattern is made up of simple half-square triangles, but it’s just as stunning as a whole host of heavenly sparklers! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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May 30, 2019
4 methods of making HSTs and the effervescent Boho Beach picnic quilt from Quilt Social

Clear every engagement you have for next week, we’re making the very effervescent Boho Beach picnic quilt!

Just in time for summer, Paul Leger designed this quilt using fabrics from the newest collection of Banyan Batiks Boho Beach. This quilt spells ‘picnic in sunny weather, not a cloud in the sky’! And the new collection is available now!

 

Banyan Batiks Boho Beach in Teal colorway
Banyan Batiks Boho Beach in Teal colorway

 

Not only are we making this quilt with Paul, but in the process, he’ll walk us through the 4 methods of making HSTs. He’ll explain which method is best for the type ...

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Modern Bargello Quilt Tutorial using Fat Quarters! Watch How to Make Frequency from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

This month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern is my favorite kind of quilt … one that looks super complicated, but is actually really easy to make!

The modern bargello style quilt features small pieces, but it goes together super fast because it is entirely strip pieced. Seriously, once you get your fabric tubes together, you are practically done with all of your rows for this quilt.

We got the one you see here together in just over a week including the quilting. And no, I don’t just quilt all day. If I get a couple hours in a day, I ...

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May 25, 2019
Improv Triangles—Perfectly Pointless from Tales of a Stitcher

Over the years, I have made several quilts using the flying geese unit. I think the obsession started in Nancy Crow’s Workshop called Sets and Variables.

We were to select a motif to work with. I wanted to work with the flying geese unit. I started three compositions. None of which were the assignment–this was a problem. Still my love of triangles persisted.

The neutral triangle units in the upper right photo eventually became Birch Woods Glimmer.

Birch Wood Glimmer

While writing Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line and Shape, I had the opportunity to go even further down the ...

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May 24, 2019
Precut Friendly Tree Skirt Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Dress your tree up right this Christmas! The newest tree skirt pattern, the Charm Pack Tree Skirt, is sure to make a statement around your tree this holiday season! This quilted tree skirt made with precuts is a fun and satisfying project using just two packs of 5″ squares and some coordinating fabric. With all straight seams, it’s easy to sew and takes less fabric than a round tree skirt.
The holiday collection we chose for our tree skirt has a cool retro vibe to it. It’s called Sweet Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics. The collection ...

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Vintage Blossom Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

During the 1920s, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt pattern took the quilting world by storm! No one could resist those charming little hexagons, but they sure were tricky to put together! Some quilters used English paper piecing; some used y-seams. But no matter the technique, this pattern required yards and yards of time and patience!

This week, Jenny is working on a quick and easy version using our half hexi template.

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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7 stellar and unimaginable features on the Brother Luminaire XP1 machine from Quilt Social

 

Placemat with twin needle decorative stitching
Placemat with twin needle decorative stitching

 

And then, because I had some scraps of decorative stitching left over from stitch testing, I made a couple of mug mats. These are about 6″ x 9″.

 

Mug mats made from stitching samples
Mug mats made from stitching samples

 

The possibilities are endless for using the decorative stitches on the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 and  there are so many other features that I want to try out.

After ...

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May 23, 2019
BLOG REMIX 2 – FREE Pincushion Pattern 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 fifth remix of our second season of blog remixes is the Pinwheel Pincushion (which we also turned into a Christmas ornament) we ...

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Pinwheel Pin Cushion & Mini Pillow Tutorial from Jacquelynne Steves

Hi Friends!! Isn't this pin wheel pin cushion adorable! I made the pin cushion (4" square), and had so much fun that I decided to make a larger one to use for a mini (9") pillow! They were really, really quick to make, too, because I used precut fabrics. Just use mini charm packs for the pin cushion, or a regular charm pack for the little pillow. There is a fun folding technique to make the double pinwheel design- but don't worry, it's pretty easy, and if your points in the center don't match up exactly ...

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Daisy Chain QAL {Quilt Top Reveal} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's here -- the big reveal!



This week we are making our cross blocks and revealing the quilt layout. Thank you for participating with us!

Combine your Unit B and Unit D block sections with your 8.5” background squares (A). Make (4/12/24/32) cross blocks. Blocks should measure 12.5” unfinished.



Alternate your star blocks and your star blocks as shown in each diagram. Pay attention to the orientation of the “chain” through your star blocks – the chains should run diagonally from upper right to lower left in each block. It is also necessary to pay attention ...

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The Luminaire XP1, its camera and projector for decorative stitches fun from Quilt Social

Yesterday I finished up the ‘quilt-as-you-go’ table runner I made using decorative stitches from the new Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1.

Today I’ll show you how to make some quick placemats with decorative stitches using a twin needle on the The Luminaire. You’ll also see how to use the camera and projector that shows adjustable single and double guidelines, and displays grid lines with adjustable intervals right on your fabric!

 

Finished placemat with twin needle decorative stitches
Finished placemat with twin needle decorative stitches

 

materials

  • 2 – 13″ x 19″ pieces of fabric for the placemat front and back
  • 13″ x 19″ piece of lightweight batting ...

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May 22, 2019
AGF Quilt Block Collection: How to Sew a "Twisted Spools" Block featuring Everlasting Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Wedding Season is among us. For all of you Bride DIYers let me introduce you to Sharon Hollands brand new fabric collection for AGF called Everlasting! Sharon designed this collection inspired by her daughters June wedding and childhood memories! To learn more about Sharon and her new collection make sure to check out the Everlasting Fabric Lookbook.

How-to-Sew-a-Twisted-Spools-Block

Today I am excited to share my new block made with Everlasting fabrics! The “Twisted Spools” block is such a fun and impactful block to make. All these gorgeous red, whites and blues have got me feeling all the summer Fourth ...

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The Luminaire XP1, the dual feed foot and the binding from Quilt Social

Yesterday, I showed you how to create 6½” embroidered and quilted squares using decorative stitches on the Brother The Luminaire XP1 Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting machine. The Stitch Vision feature on The Luminaire is an extraordinary feature that let’s you see your decorative stitches on the fabric before you stitch them. This way, you know the placement is right.

Today, I’m adding the sashing and binding to finish the reversible table runner.

 

Finished table runner with decorative stitching
Finished table runner with decorative stitching

 

Sewing on the sashing

  • From sashing fabric, cut 12 strips 1″ x 7½”.
  • Sew one sashing strip to the front ...

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May 21, 2019
StitchVision on The Luminaire for visible decorative stitch placement from Quilt Social

Yesterday I unboxed and introduced you to the new Brother Innov-ís XP1 embroidery and sewing machine – The Luminaire.

Now let’s get started making a table runner using just a few of the over 600 decorative stitches available on the Brother Luminaire.

 

Table runner with decorative stitching
Table runner with decorative stitching

 

Here’s what you’ll need

  • 2 strips of striped fabric, 7½” x WOF (width of fabric). You’ll want to use fabric with stripes that are ½” – 1″ wide
  • 2 strips of light-weight batting, 8″ x WOF
  • 2 strips of backing fabric, 8″ x WOF
  • 2 strips 3″ x WOF for binding ...

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May 20, 2019
Unboxing the NEW Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine! from Quilt Social

Who doesn’t enjoy trying out a new sewing machine? I was thrilled to learn that I was going to be testing the new Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and embroidery machine. It comes in a very large box, and there’s even a video to show you how to unpack it! Make sure to check it out.

 

The Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 has arrived!
The Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 has arrived!

 

 

The Brother The Luminaire is set up and ready to sew.
The Brother The Luminaire is set up and ready to sew.

 

The Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine has so many wonderful features and I’ll show you as many as I ...

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May 18, 2019
Exploring the wonders of the NEW Brother The Luminaire XP1 from Quilt Social

Well, you could just sit back and let this sewing machine do everything. At least that’s the feeling you’ll get when sewing, embroidering and quilting with the NEW Brother The Luminaire XP1.

Welcome to a new week with our awesome quilter Jean Boyd of Patterns by Jean Boyd who will unbox, introduce and explore her favorite features of the New The Luminaire.

 

The New Brother The Luminaire XP1 Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting Machine
The New Brother The Luminaire XP1 Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting Machine

 

Jean starts off the week having fun with one of her favorite features on The Luminaire – decorative stitches! Particularly, she’s having fun with state-of-the-art ...

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