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July 30, 2021
Easy background filler and waves! Free motion quilting tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I show you how I quilted Undulation, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie quilt pattern.

The quilting is really stunning and helped separate the fat quarter prints from the background, but there’s absolutely nothing complicated about the quilting designs. It just looks really amazing when you combine some simple elements.

You get to see a quilting play-by-play as I talk through what I am doing and why as you see me quilt in real time on a Go Pro camera.

I used a series of wavy lines in the background, working my way from the block ...

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June 22, 2021
Easy Double Oven Mitt! FREE Pattern & Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’re starting to get our holiday fabric in and we got an ADORABLE Christmas cookie print from Dear Stella that I just had to turn into a Double Oven Mitt and I’m sharing the pattern with you for FREE!

I have a bunch of these and I just love them for baking. One is always hanging over my oven handle so it looks cute in my kitchen and I never have to go searching for a second pot holder.

In the tutorial and the FREE pattern to go with it, I show you how to use a combination ...

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May 31, 2021
Get to know FIGO Fabrics Designer Sarah Gordon from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We have got a real treat for you today! FIGO Fabric designer Sarah Gordon is on talking about her latest fabric collection Forage, a beautiful mix of teals and magentas with modern florals, fruits and some sophisticated bugs.

And she answers the question of what type of fruit is featured in the collection. I know you all have been dying to know by your comments!

Sarah started her career working in the fashion industry, first coloring fabrics for the new seasons taking her inspiration from the catwalks. Then she moved onto designing prints and later working with partners to found ...

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May 15, 2021
Rulerwork quilting in diamond quilt block! Longarm or Domestic Rulerwork Quilting Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I show you how I quilted Starburst, a NO Y-seam diamond pattern from my book, “Fat Quarter Workshop: 12 Skill-Building Patterns.” You can grab a signed copy here:

I just love diamond blocks. They look a lot harder to put together than they actually are, and I believe they deserve special treatment when you quilt them.

So in this tutorial I show you how I use straight and curvy rulers to stitch-in-the-ditch to outline the diamonds and then create uniform arcs inside the blocks. The results are stunning.

Rulerwork looks ...

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April 18, 2021
Starting veggies and herbs from seed indoors from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We did a survey at the beginning of the year to see if you would like to see videos on Stephanie’s other obsessions. And one of the biggest requests was for gardening videos.

So today we’re showing you how Stephanie and the Quilter in Training Angela started veggies and herbs from seed. We filmed this a few weeks ago, so depending on your region starting broccoli and cauliflower right now may not be a good idea. But the process of starting the seeds is the same no matter what you are planting.

Your local garden center is always ...

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March 29, 2021
Easy & Fast Wavy Line Quilting on the Longarm! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Learn how to do a super easy and fast wavy line quilting on the longarm. This stitch is seriously so fast that I finished an entire lap quilt in under an hour!

I cover how to quilt the stitch, how to plan your spacing so you have even density throughout the top and how to choose a thread color that will look good with all of your fabrics.

This video was filmed on a longarm, but we also have a version of this stitch on a home sewing machine that you can watch as part of our FREE Beginner Quilting ...

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February 28, 2021
Get to know renowned art quilter, fabric designer Katie Pasquini Masopust from FreeSpirit Fabrics from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We have got a real treat for you today. Renowned art quilter and FreeSpirit fabric designer Katie Pasquini Masopust is joining me via Zoom for another video in our Designer Chats series.

Katie chatted with me from her California studio where she has been holed up during the pandemic painting and designing art quilts based on her paintings nonstop. We get to see her latest quilt design that was just about done during our chat.

We also talk about her creative process for making painting, quilts and fabric. We also get to see her massive and beautifully organized stash that ...

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February 26, 2021
Rulerwork on the Longarm Tutorial! Straight lines and diamonds from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s video I walk you through the quilting I did on Ladies Chain, our latest Stashin’ with Stephanie pattern.

The pattern was so simple, that I wanted to elevate the quilt with a little bit fancier quilting. So I used rulerwork to create a series of diamonds in the print squares and straight lines in the white background.

I talk you through why I made my quilting decisions, my thread choices (and regrets) and then give you a play-by-play of exactly what I am doing as I am doing it in real time so you can give the ...

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February 23, 2021
Nocturne is here! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

My first fabric collection Nocturne is here! It showed up on a pallet on a semi yesterday. Yes, it is a massive order, the biggest we have ever made.

We are working on getting kits cut as we post this video, and will ship them out as we get them finished for everyone who pre-ordered. Once we make it through shipping all the pre-orders, we will open up sales again for everyone to grab the fabrics we ordered extra of.

So if you missed out on pre-orders, make sure you join the wait list for your favorite fabrics, kits and ...

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February 13, 2021
Designer Chat with FreeSpirit fabric designer Shell Rummel + TONS of new fabrics, kits & pre-cuts! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve got a treat for you today! Not only do we have lots of new quilty arrivals to check out, I also got a chance to chat with FreeSpirit fabric designer Shell Rummel about her new collection Time & Tide.

So we’ll take a peak at all the new goodies we have in the shop, including Time & Tide, and then learn about the inspiration behind the collection and little bit about Shell’s life as an artist.

Shell and I have collaborated on projects before and I have made, or am planning to make something from every single collection ...

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January 31, 2021
Easy Star & Loop de Loop Quilting Meander + Rulerwork Tutorial from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

In today’s tutorial I give you a play-by-play description as I quilt my latest design Star Sign.

You can follow along so you can learn how this easy star and loop de loop quilting meander, and see how I use it to work around the log cabin areas of the quilt, filling the space evenly and working around the star blocks to avoid getting stuck.

I also show you an introduction to ruler work, which is the technique I used inside the stars to make them pop.

This is the last in our mini series on the Star Sign ...

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January 18, 2021
How to Make a Jelly Roll Rug! Get it Super Flat without Ironing from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

A couple years ago we put out one of the first video tutorials on how to make a jelly roll rug and you guys went crazy for it. It has nearly 225,000 views and is one of our most popular videos of all time.

But we felt it was time for an update. First, you all HATED the music in the background. So this video only has music when I am just sewing and not when I am talking.

Second, I had some new tools to try out from Purple Hobbies to see if it would make the process ...

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January 13, 2021
How to Take Better Quilt Photos! No special cameras or lighting from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

There’s nothing more fun that showing off your latest quilt on Facebook or Instagram. And with many quilt guilds meeting virtually during the pandemic, a lot of times a photo is the only way we have to show off what we’re working on to our quilty friends.

So I turned the camera on while I was photographing my latest Stashin’ with Stephanie quilt so I could give you my top tips for taking better quilt photos. I don’t use any special cameras or lighting in this video. I just use natural lighting and my cell phone camera ...

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January 11, 2021
How to Fold Quilts to Fit Your Shelves Perfectly! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I folded more than 70 quilts in one day a couple weeks ago as we were getting the new studio up an running and thought you all might enjoy seeing how I fold quilts of all sizes to fit my shelves perfectly.

In the video show you how I fold a lap and a bed sized quilt, both so that they end up the exact dimensions of your shelf so they can look fantastic displayed for all to see.

It really does look stunning when you see all your hard work stacked up with your pretty fabrics on display. It ...

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January 9, 2021
10 Pocket Tote Pattern with Divider that Holds EVERYTHING! All Around Tote by Sew Many Creations from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It’s been a hot minute since we did a bag tutorial, mostly because I’ve gone to the shop and home and that’s about it. But we are in a new year, and I’m optimistic, so I finally sewed together the All Around Tote pattern by Sew Many Creations I cut nearly a year ago to use as a diaper bag.

This bag will hold everything and keep it organized. There are eight outside pockets, two zippered inside pockets, a divider and a flap to keep everything secure while you’re out. And it’s BIG, finishing ...

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January 5, 2021
No More SEWING ROOM! Behind the Scenes Vlog from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I lost my sewing room!

Click on the link to complete the survey by January 18, 2021 to make your voice heard and get a chance to win the $50 shopping spree:

We wanted to move in 2020 to a house that is better suited for our family now that there are four of us, but like so much else last year, that just didn’t happen. Selling a House + Buying a House + Moving + Pandemic just didn’t sound like a good idea.

We’re still in the tiny two bedroom house my husband and ...

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December 13, 2020
Modern Log Cabin from a Layer Cake! Fast Pattern called Retro Tiles from Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

You may think we forgot how to count. But today’s video is not a mistake … we are bringing you a 13th Make of Christmas!

We originally planned to remake Retro Tiles, my modern log cabin quilt using a layer cake with Polar Magic by Lemoni for FIGO. But when it was time to start filming, we still didn’t have the white fabric we ordered a month previously for the background.

But white 10-inch square packs AND white yardage arrived after I started shooting, so we decided to squeeze one bonus video in for you.

In this video we ...

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December 12, 2020
How to Sew Bias Binding – Star Bright Jelly Roll Christmas Tree Skirt – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve done it! We reached our 12th day of Christmas makes and we are finishing up with a tutorial on how to create bias binding and attach it to your tree skirt so that it curves beautifully around your edge.

I also cover how to mark your quilt for your inner and outer circle, cut it down and cut the slit so that you can get it around your tree. Since bias binding is a more intermediate technique, I assume you already know things like, how to make a mitered corner and join your ends for continuous binding.

But ...

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December 11, 2020
Walking Foot Quilting on a Home Sewing Machine! Jelly Roll Tree Skirt – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’re onto our 11th Make of Christmas and today is all about quilting on your home sewing machine with a walking foot.

I walk you through using fusible batting to baste your quilt top, how to divide your quilt into sections to get it tacked down with straight line quilting, and then talk you through how I divide up the quilting into sections and maneuver it on a home sewing machine.

To all of you who have been asking for me to demonstrate quilting on an actual quilt, this is your video! While I am showing you how to ...

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December 10, 2020
FREE Pattern! Star Bright Jelly Roll Christmas Tree Skirt – How to Piece It – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our 10th Make of Christmas we are starting a series, within a series. Today we will go over how to piece my new FREE pattern, the Star Bright Jelly Roll Christmas Tree Skirt.

Then tomorrow we’ll cover how to quilt it and wrap up with how to create and sew on bias binding to cover those curved edges on Saturday.

As the name suggests, one jelly roll will make one 50-inch diameter tree skirt. We are going to strip piece the diamonds and use a 60-degree ruler to offset the start of the strip rows to make the ...

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