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December 26, 2018
10 steps to face binding a holiday table runner using PFAFF creative icon from Quilt Social

 

If you’ve finished the holiday table runner that I presented in my last two posts, I have a great tutorial for you today. I’m happy to share my 10 steps to a perfect finish. You’ll see how easy it is to make a face binding using the PFAFF creative icon.

 

A face binding is my favorite "perfect" finish to any art quilt or table runner
A face binding is my favorite “perfect” finish to any art quilt or table runner

 

I just love making face binding on the creative icon as it has the power, stability and precision required to have a superb finish. When designing the creative icon, PFAFF revamped the ...

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December 21, 2018
Happy Holidays! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

I can’t believe it is the end of the year already. Thank you for following my quilty adventures this year. Although I have not posted as often as I used to, I hope the content has been useful to you. If there is something you want me to write about, please make sure to comment and let me know.  Remember, I always want you to have fun with your art making, so let me know what you are making and how I can help.

For the rest ...

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Quilt Show Planner Printables from Flying Parrot Quilts

With the new year almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about which quilt shows to enter in 2019! I did a post some time ago on planning for quilt shows, and I thought I’d share some printable stickers so you can get in on the fun.

If you’re reading this and thinking “I don’t enter shows!” then let me encourage you to think about doing so. There’s nothing quite as fun as seeing your quilt hanging in a show, and lurking near it to watch show visitors ooh and aah over it.

The ...

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Summer in Winter?! - How to make a "Windswept" Quilt Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

Still in a holiday daze from all the Christmas fun I had with my family and friends. Back in the office and ready to burn off all those extra cookie calories! January is approaching and not only is it the start to a new year but also can be one of the coldness months out of the year! Which is why I think it’s perfect timing for the release of Sunkissed fabrics! Ready for that winter cruise or maybe you are already planning a fun trip someplace warm for Spring Break?

In Florida we are always feeling ...

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Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Today is the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year. Jack Frost has officially arrived with his chilly days and long, icy nights. But believe it or not, there are a few flowers that manage to thrive in the midst of such inhospitable weather!Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan

English primrose brightens even the grayest winter day. Pansies add a splash of color against the pure white snow. But my favorite blooms of all are found on Jenny’s new Flower Glass quilt. These simple petals and hourglass blocks will keep you cozy all winter long!

Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial

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December 20, 2018
Easy Fat Quarter Napkins from Blossom Heart Quilts

There’s nothing like making your own cloth napkins from gorgeous fabric! Especially when they’re super easy fat quarter napkins.

There are times when Spotlight (our big box craft store here in Australia) will pleasantly surprise you with their fabric options. It started with finding some of Jocelyn Proust’s adorable Christmas-ified Aussie animal prints of which I picked up a few, and then on a later trip, their own lovely Scandinavian-inspired red and white range.

On this latter trip, I was inspired to grab a bit of yardage and a stack of fat quarters to make some Christmas ...

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Rulerwork 101 – Straight Lines and Triangles with the 4-n-1 Ruler by Natalia Bonner from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Get an intro to using rulers to create stunning quilting in today’s video. I am demonstrating on my APQS Lenni, but you can also do rulerwork on a home sewing machine. The process is a little different, but the concepts are the same.

I absolutely LOVE rulerwork because you are able to create truly stunning designs without too much fuss once you get the hang of placing the ruler and moving the sewing machine next to it. I believe it makes me look better than I am every time.

Learn what you need to get started, see me create ...

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Paper piecing solution for a saw-tooth border. Free tutorial. from Wisonsin Quilting

You can use paper piecing to solve standard piecing problems.  Here’s how to fit a saw-tooth border to a project without pre-planning.

  • Decide the finished length of the run of  “teeth.”  See RED lines.
  • Decide the finished height of teeth. See Blue lines.
  • Use a square ruler or a fabric square, (see magenta square) to march off saw teeth to get an approximate number that will fit in the height you’ve chosen. Round up or round down to an even number.
  • Divide the length by the number of teeth.   Mark the bases. See green dots.
  • Mark the peaks ...

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December 19, 2018
Impactful Sewing - How to Make a "Double Tulip" Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hey There Fabric Friends,

Do you gravitate to certain color palettes when you are designing quilts? Are there colors that you haven’t quite explored yet? For me red and black are two colors that just haven’t entered it’s way into my quilty brain but with the release of AGF’s new Fusions collection Silkroad everything has changed! I had the pleasure of sewing up the Free Quilt Pattern featuring Silkroad called “Shoji”, it was such a delight and I quickly fell in love with the elegant, regal feel the colors portrayed  to me. I knew for my ...

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December 14, 2018
Button Club - Shine + a Free Pattern AND Giveaway! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Pat Sloan Shine Button club project 1

This month the button ladies collection is called 'Shine' with a darling bee, flowers and yummy yellow and lavender buttons!  Just Another Button company has ideas for using the buttons on 6" Finished block size projects.. and ONE is FREE ... 

And keep reading... I have a giveaway, just for fun, at the end! 

Pat Sloan Shine Button club project 2
I turned their FREE Sunshine pattern into a mug rug. I think it might be a gift for someone special.

What I used:

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What's the best way to learn how to use my Gemini machine? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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When I want to learn a new tool, I go basic!

Pat sloan get familiar with your gemini

It's SO MUCH easier to learn something new by using your scraps and staying focused on what is important, learning.

In the video I'm walking you through the whole process of how I cut up scraps to create my 'Free Quilts' like the green one behind me. I show you using the Gemini Die cutter step by step. it's SO easy!

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I'm SO excited to have gotten this fantastic deal exclusively for you!! Head over to the US ...

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Winter Wall Hanging from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Winter Wall Hanging

Decking the halls is delightful; putting it all away after Christmas is the pits. But..what if your holiday decor could stretch all the way through winter? I’m here to say, it totally can! Jenny’s Winter Wall Hanging is festive enough for Christmas, but you can leave it up all the way to spring!  

Winter Wall Hanging

This cheery project combines several fun-to-make elements: easy present blocks, little wonky stars, a simple evergreen tree, and a pair of fuzzy-bearded gnomes that will look as stylish in February as they do on December 25th!

Winter Wall Hanging

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December 12, 2018
Charm Pack Christmas Stocking FREE PATTERN – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our 12th and final make of Christmas, Stephanie Soebbing will show 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.

Crafting time:

6 to 8 hours

Supplies we used:

Charm Pack Christmas Stocking pattern: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/charm-pack-christmas-stocking/
One charm pack: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/fabric/pre-cuts-and-bundles/charm-packs/?orderby=date
I used Winter Love by Mashe D’yans for Clothworks ...

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Quilt Block Tutorial- How to Make a "Arrow Point's Block" from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Fabric Friends,

As makers we create because we need to in order to survive. It’s our outlet where we can roam free and make something from raw materials into something that didn’t exist the day before. We create for necessity because handmade items are important to us. We create to bring beauty into the world and we love sharing our work and a little piece of our hearts with everyone. Which brings me to the release of our New Fusion collection called Art District because it celebrates us as makers, creating our own masterpieces to bring light ...

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December 11, 2018
Jelly Roll Rug π! 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our 11th Make of Christmas we are bringing back the  Colossal Round Rug & Jelly Roll Rug π  Tutorial. This fun project can easily be done in a weekend so you can get one, or several done for this holiday season.

This is the round version of the popular Jelly Roll Rug. The pattern includes instructions on how to make two sizes of round rugs. There is a 38-inch diameter version made from one 2 1/2-inch strip roll and a 54-inch diameter version made from two rolls.

The rugs are washable and look good even after they have been ...

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December 10, 2018
A Creative Homage: Art District Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Have you ever spent a day exploring an artsy neighborhood?! You’d probably start your day, grabbing a cup of coffee at a cute cafe, wander in and out of art galleries, browse small shops that are filled with unique, artisanal crafts, and of course, spend some time photographing all the amazing murals you’d unexpectedly find in alleyways. In Florida, if you're looking to see some street art or explore some unique shops, galleries, plant stores and delicious cafes, our biggest art district here is "Wynwood" which is a fun place to head to! If you were here ...

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Baby Quilt Tutorial - "Coco" the Squirrel from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

It's the most wonderful time of the year as the song suggests and for me this is a very true statement. Any excuse to get together with family and friends I am definitely a super fan of! Also any extra reason to sew up something new I am all for it! Which is why I especially love sewing for the holidays to decorate my home and to create awesome homemade makes for the special people in my life.

Meet “Coco” the Squirrel below. This gift giving, Santa hat wearing critter would look cute tucked inside baby’s ...

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French seam pillowcase tutorial – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Our 10th Make of Christmas is is the perfect addition to any quilt you are making as a holiday gift! A custom pillowcase made to match your quilted gift, or just in the recipient’s favorite colors, is a fabulous, fast fun gift.

Don’t let the words “French seam” scare you away. They are actually pretty easy, look very professional, and allow you to create a finished edge without a serger. Plus, you only need a yard of fabric to make this gift, so it is also very affordable.

This tutorial is an oldie but a goodie. It was ...

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10 FREE and EASY Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials from The Sassy Quilter

Don’t you just love Christmas!

I love decorating the tree and all the handmade Christmas ornaments are extra special to me. Giving handmade Christmas ornaments is always fun too….. but why do I wait to the last minute to make those handmade Christmas ornaments!!!! I know I’m not the only one so here are a few suggestions so you can get some super cute handmade Christmas ornaments knocked out ASAP!

Here are 10 FREE and EASY Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorials!

The first few on my list(1-5) are by Mr. Domestic. I like his approach to these ornaments ...

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December 9, 2018
Block #8 Christmas Figs from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I’m constantly inspired by how a squares, rectangles and HSTs can turn into about 5 million different blocks. Today, the pinwheel swirl takes us for a spin.

Pat Sloan Christmas Fig block 8 group

As always the Red & Green is just like the quilt in the book. I am doing the tips with Something Blue Fabric  as I make a 2nd quilt

How This Works:

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