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December 9, 2016
Ten Terrific Tutorials from On The Go Quilting

I’m focusing on some tutorials for things you could possibly finish before Christmas. There are so many of them out there!! I couldn’t stop at Five so you get Ten Terrific Tutorials!

I promised myself I would stop deleting all my emails from other bloggers without reading them.  I know I’ve missed some gorgeous blog posts but I had to prioritize my time when we were making so many trips to the hospital and they had to be the things that went.  This week I’ve been reading more and keeping the best for you!!   Now I ...

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New Friday Tutorial: 9 Patch Swap from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make Jenny's 9 Patch Swap

 

Step 1: Make a basic 9 patch.

Step 2: Slice it up like a madman.

Step 3: Swap, rearrange, and restitch.

Step 4: Gasp/weep/rejoice at the wonder of your magnificence.

Optional: Show off your handiwork, leaving out the part about how easy it was to make!

 

9 Patch Swap Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company

 

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Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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12 Days of Christmas – The Adventures of Remy – Days 7 & 8 from Compass Points

Snack time is over and it is time to go back to work. In one corner of the kitchen I notice a small table with a seesaw underneath it. The old woman sits in a chair in front of the table and starts to raise the lid! Some type of black machine rises up from within the table and comes to rest. The table top is now twice the size!  This room made me feel as if I had journeyed to a magical playground! All around me are new things to explore.

She sat down at the table, puts two ...

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December 8, 2016
The Runner: Part Two from All Pressing Matters

The table runner the husband asked me to make is finished. It’s on the tv stand, but the tv isn’t. 

I know, that is one big, honkin’ piece of furniture! So, now I can work on other things for birthdays and Christmas!

LL


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Deck the halls with lots of quilts! from Katie's Blog

Decorating for the holidays has always been one of my favorite things to do.  I love combining vintage with new to create a space I love to be around.  And don’t forget the quilts! Quilts can tell a story all their own, especially in decorating. Our home has two distinct areas that I like to create: a kid’s zone & my zone!

In the kid’s zone you will find lots of Santas, bright colors, and novelties. These are the things that make me smile, and they are unapologetically Christmas!

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Nothing says Christmas like a big Santa panel quilt ...

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Do as I say, Not as I do from Stash Overflow

I have a bad habit of buying block of the month kits only to put them away for years before working on them. DON’T DO THAT! For the last several months I’ve had the itch to work on the applique blocks (it’s half pieced and half applique) in a BOM (Home Sweet Home by Kelli Saffell) I bought in 1999 from a store that is long gone. Yes, that’s right, the BOM is almost old enough to vote. My desire to work on it was frustrated because I couldn’t find it. Last week I couldn ...

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The Runner from All Pressing Matters

When one has a piece of furniture that is longer than your average piece of furniture, one needs a table runner to fit. This has been my mission the last day or so. I actually opened one of my Massdrop purchases and USED IT!  I decided to go with a star pattern, but it’s one I haven’t done before. 

Now I know why. Oy! It’s lovely and eventually I got the hang of it, but thank goodness I only made six blocks.


These are the fabrics I chose to be my “lights.” I love the one with ...

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12 Days of Craftsy Sale – Day 8 from 120 Blocks

Yes, it is Day 8 of the 12 Days of Craftsy Sale! (Links below are indeed affiliate links that help support this blog. Thank you for using them.) Today Craftsy has discounts on supply favorites. Click on the link below to go see what’s on sale! Up to 55% off Moda supplies Up to 35% …

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My New Little Table from Jo's Country Junction

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In early October Kalissa and I hit up out last garage sales of the season.

It was a day when I went hoping to find a particular item…a small table.  With the childcare kids I like to keep a rotating activity out on a table.  Over Halloween time I had a pumpkin, golf tees and toy hammers.  The kids would pound the golf tees into the pumpkin.  They loved it.  The activity is great for fine motor skills too.  It’s nice to have a spot for these activities in the kitchen but away from our main activity areas ...

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December 7, 2016
Busy elf in the sewing room from The Crafty Quilter

I feel like a busy elf in the sewing room.  There are so many things I would like to make and many more things that I’m in the process of making.

I’m most excited about a new Christmas tutorial I’m working on for all of my blog readers.  It’s turning out to be super cute, and I’m keeping it a small project in case you want to make one for the holidays.  Here’s a sneak peak:

Sneak Peak of Christmas Tutorial

 

Once that’s finished, I’ll start another secret sewing project using this new fabric line (Enchanted) from ...

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Tango – A Fun Finish from Heart Desire Creations

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Yes! Another finish! I named it Tango because of the movement of both fabric and the quilt pattern and having another finish made me feel like dancing!! This is the second quilt I’ve made with this fabric and really love the colors. It will be a gift for a friend, just because and isn’t that the best kind?

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How do you like this “artsy” pic below – tilted with the shadow of me taking the pic! LOL

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November did see some progress. I really do a fair amount of sewing, so why doesn’t the list get noticeably shorter ...

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12 Days of Christmas – The Adventures of Remy – Day 6 from Compass Points

All this work this morning! Time for a snack. I follow the woman through the hallway to the kitchen. It is hard not to notice that we are in a very old building, so I start looking to see if there are any signs of mice. So far, no luck. Maybe I will find some hiding in corners in the kitchen!

When we arrive I jump up on the table to get a better view of my surroundings. The old woman puts a kettle on the wood stove and gets two mugs out of the cupboard. It must be tea ...

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Cute Baby Quilt from Sew Grateful Quilts

This project may or may not qualify for one of my Finish A Long projects posted here since I changed the pattern for the baby quilt.

I wasn’t excited about the pattern I picked out for the fabric but just wasn’t inspired and wanted to start moving this fabric out of my stash. Then I quilted an adorable baby quilt for Barb and couldn’t resist making one too.  I didn’t make the pattern exactly but it suited what I had to work with.  If you’d like to make this pattern, it’s called Mommy and ...

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12 Days of Craftsy Sale – Day 7 from 120 Blocks

Today is Day 7 of the 12 Days of Craftsy Sale! Top 20 Kits Sale! Click on the links below to purchase the kits of your dreams! (And thank you for your support!) Top 25 Quilting Kits Under $50. Top 20 Knitting Kits Under $20. Top 20 Sewing Kits Under $20. Quilt on!

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Holiday Baking from Quilter in Motion

I have been baking quite a bit in the past week.

My daughter and her dear friend, Katy, usually prepare a gingerbread church for the young children to decorate during their Religious Ed session while the parents in the main church.  By the way, they hold their RE in a yurt!   So cool!   Katy is a full-time working mother and of course, Sara has been very busy at the hospital with Dave.   I offered to make the gingerbread pieces this year for them.

It’s so much fun to have a large kitchen and a Kitchen-Aid mixer, not to mention ...

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Holiday Baking from On The Go Quilting

I have been baking quite a bit in the past week.

My daughter and her dear friend, Katy, usually prepare a gingerbread church for the young children to decorate during their Religious Ed session while the parents in the main church.  By the way, they hold their RE in a yurt!   So cool!   Katy is a full-time working mother and of course, Sara has been very busy at the hospital with Dave.   I offered to make the gingerbread pieces this year for them.

It’s so much fun to have a large kitchen and a Kitchen-Aid mixer, not to mention ...

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When The Unexpected Happens — Prairie Moon Quilts from Wedding Dress Blue

Not that a raging inferno is ever something you expect to happen . . . But sadly, it sometimes does. One of the guilds I belong to, the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, Missouri, was recently asked to put together an exhibit of quilts for the Kirksville Arts Center — quilts with a…

via When The Unexpected Happens — Prairie Moon Quilts


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December 6, 2016
Add it to the List from Jo's Country Junction

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I got an email the other day from a blog reader Sherry W in Kasson, MN.  She, like me, is tackling a few UFOs.  She managed to get one finished…and it’s a beauty.

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This is Bonnie Hunter’s Spider Web quilt.  I have wanted to make this for a long time.  I really love it.  The free pattern can be found here.

Bonnie also did this version. (Photo courtesy of Quiltville) Read about this version on Bonnie’s site here.

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I just love both versions. I actually would like to make them both too.  One of the reasons ...

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12 Days of Christmas – The Adventures of Remy – Day 5 from Compass Points

After finishing my ornament the woman in the red dress picked up another piece of fabric from her work basket. It was square shaped and there were so many different colors and shapes sewn together. Each square remy-on-scratching-bedmade a pattern. When I looked in the basket I saw a stack of the same big squares. There were also little pieces of fabric that hadn’t been sewn together. Just when I started thinking that the basket could be a fun place to play the woman looked at the piece in her hands and frowned.

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“It is so disappointing every time ...

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Squaring Up a Quilt; brief tutorial from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Hi Everyone! A big welcome to all the new readers!

 

Squaring Up a Quilt; brief tutorial

Lots of folks ask me how I finish up my quilt edges.  It’s not rocket science. Basically you have a raw edge which you can leave or finish.  The landscape quilt I have been working on since May (gulp), needs a finished edge.  So here are my choices: bind it, knife edge or facing.  For this quilt, I’m not sure which one I will choose, but I still need to square up ...

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