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June 18, 2021
Triple Play! 10″ Papers from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Join Jenny, Misty and Natalie in an all new Triple Play featuring three unique patterns utilizing 10" papers.
Join Jenny, Misty and Natalie in an all new Triple Play featuring three unique patterns utilizing 10″ papers.

In 1899, an unknown quilter began stitching fabric scraps on a paper foundation. Alas, the quilt was never finished. (It happens to us all!) The incomplete top is on display at the Virginia Quilt Museum, and the paper is still intact.

Candy Lane

The Candy Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the latest Triple Play! tutorial featuring 3 new paper piecing quilt patterns.
The Candy Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Can you guess what that paper foundation is made of? Old letters! I’d sure love to inspect those tiny bits of history!


The Skyward quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the latest Triple Play! tutorial featuring 3 new paper piecing quilt patterns.
The Skyward quilt from Missouri Star ...

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June 16, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But These Will Help! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's been a while since I've had the time (or the energy!) to post on a Wednesday, but don't think that means I have given up on my scraps!  Now that Hands2Help is in the books for this year, I should have more time to work on them.

And this week I'm very pleased to share something really special!  A while back I was contacted by the wonderful people at Felicia's World about their paper piecing templates. They asked if I would be willing to give them a try and post about it ...

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June 2, 2021
Pond Critters and other Summery Stuff from Made By Marney

My garden is calling me… and I’m enjoying sunny days in my yard. Here’s my “SucculentTurtle”. I left him out in the snow all winter and about half of the hen and chicks survived the Wisconsin cold.

When a customer asked me to design some “pond creatures”, a turtle was a must.


Paper piecing a fantastic turtle is all about the fabric you can find for the turtle’s shell. I just happened to have this scrap left from a previous project, and it is perfect for a turtle done completely in cool colors. I have ...

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May 21, 2021
Learn How to Paper-Piece the Sun Block from Pieced Brain

Learn How to Paper-Piece the Sun Block

Follow this easy step-by-step photo tutorial and learn how to paper-piece the sun block. You will become a paper-piecing pro! Make one and use it as a wall hanging, add a few to your quilt, or make a whole quilt with it.

This is a 10″ block that I made to test a pattern I was writing (I trimmed it slightly after I took the photo). I used these fabrics (and not oranges and yellows) because I am trying to get more blocks ready for a sampler quilt with this collection. It came out gorgeous (if only I had pressed ...

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May 18, 2021
March till now sewing from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

 Not nearly enough sewing has been going on since I posted in March.  Here is a quick catch-up.

I've had reproduction (Chinese) hand cranks to use on my sewing machines for many years. I found an original hand crank at a quilt store that was going out of business, several years ago, but the handle doesn't lock in place, so I haven't used it. I've been wanting an original hand crank, but hadn't come across another one.  Well, I ordered 2 of them from Helen Howes in England.  Helen is a parts supplier for vintage ...

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May 7, 2021
PICKLEBALL LOVER from Made By Marney

As summer approaches, I am anticipating playing my newest passion in the park, Pickleball. All winter I have beaten the blues by socializing with 8 friends at indoor pickleball, while wearing masks.

I even sewed matching “pickle masks” for our teams. But I can’t wait to get back outside and play at some of the local courts in our city parks.

So when my son Brady suggested I create a Pickleball Gnome, I knew he was absolutely right. How had I forgotten to make a gnome doing my favorite sport?

Pickleball Gnome Potholders

You can get both patterns as ...

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Paper Boat Quilt Set & Link to Free Pattern from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Have you seen the Paper Boat quilt on my Instagram feed??  Well, I am so happy to have them off of my list of things to do.  That’s right!!  These Paper Boat Quilts are finished.  They have been a work in progress for a while now. 

Paper Boat Quilt a paper pieced block
Paper Boat Quilt Set

I am part of the Do Good Stitches, a charity sewing bee, and my group is the Harmony Circle.  The way this group works is, one quilter sets the block for that month and everyone in the group mails two finished blocks to that quilter. The quilter creates a finished quilt and donates ...

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April 30, 2021
Assemble! from Becca's Crazy Projects

I bought this Marvel Avenger's panel several years ago. I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it but I knew I had to have it. Recently, Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio released a pattern for making panels into bigger, throw-size quilts with paper pieced borders. I rushed to Hunter's Design Studio to buy my pdf copy. 
I was too impatient to use the included paper piecing patterns so I made a bunch of flying geese. I promise you I'm going to use those paper piecing patterns. Just not in this ...

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April 22, 2021
Loons from Made By Marney

I’m having fun designing new bird patterns…


Finding the right fabrics is always the key. The water fabric is perfect, don’t you agree? And the wonky black and white hashtag makes a super cute loon fabric! LOON ON THE LAKE #2 and LOON ON THE LAKE #3 are both brand new designs.


Here’s a loon I already had in my collection of FOWL FRIENDS. I’m planning to put all 3 of these loons together for a table runner for my cabin. We have a pair of ...

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April 18, 2021
Elephants & Gardening & More Covid (and a little stupid humour) from caledonia quilter

 This elephant was great to work on.

All ruler work, as you can see, except for a few bits of tusks & toes, a wrinkly nose, and a shaggy tail.

This was pieced by the same gal who did this Unicorn quilt.

It made me think of the crazy elephant jokes we heard on our honeymoon, from another honeymooning couple at Blue Mountain.


After crabbing about mending hubby's pants a few weeks ago, the Universe decided to even the score.

Uh huh.  These are MY pants.  Sigh.

I decided to get all girly with my repair.

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April 12, 2021
Local Quilt Show from Quilting and More...

Last year our guild was forced to cancel our annual quilt show, due to COVID restrictions. It was sad, but of course it had to be done. This year, though, the show was back, though it was online to try to keep things under control, in terms of exposure and safety. The judging was done […]

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April 11, 2021
I Love Kitty Kats from Made By Marney

My customers have been requesting more paper pieced cat patterns, and I am super happy to oblige. Here is a new SIAMESE CAT pattern.


Plus here is an adorable SIAMESE KITTEN


This is my first quilt design with cats, CATS N DOGS.


This quilt has 6 Cats and 6 Dogs. All of the cats are super easy, which makes this a great design for beginner paper piecers.


After seeing how my customers responded to this design, I knew I needed to create a quilt with all cats.


One of ...

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March 29, 2021
Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s On It’s Way from Made By Marney

If you are looking for some quick Easter projects, you might enjoy these paper pieced blocks…


Here is one of my newer Gnomes Blocks. The EASTER BUNNY GNOME BLOCK would make adorable potholders or a pillow.


The EASTER TABLE RUNNER PATTERN has 6 blocks of bunnies and chicks. I have these potholders hanging in my kitchen right now!

These projects were created by Marilyn using the above pattern. Great job!

HAPPY EASTER BUNNY AND DUCKY POTHOLDERS are super cute, and can be used in other projects, too.

Didn’t Lisa do a wonderful job making ...

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March 14, 2021
Kaffe Sampler & Pants Mending from caledonia quilter

 I've said many times that I love working on sampler quilts.  This purple Kaffe - definitely wanted to keep this!

It was very difficult to see while I was working on the borders and the sashing, but the quilting shows nicely on the back.

Here are a couple of the blocks.


Well, of course I want to talk to you about this.  Isn't mending every quilter's favorite thing to do?  No, I didn't think so.  Usually when DH asks me to mend something that he has CLEARLY been so careful with, I tell him to ...

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March 3, 2021
Leprechauns Everywhere! from Made By Marney

Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, I am highlighting some of my St. Pat’s designs this week.

If you want a quick and cute kit for a LEPRECHAUN GNOME PILLOW you will find this kit available on RebsFabStash online quilt shop.

Or you could just order the LEPRECHAUN GNOME BLOCK.

This is my newest LIL’ LEPRECHAUN GNOME BLOCK pattern.

I used the Lil’ Leprechaun in this cute as can be kitchen towel…

Lil’ Leprechaun

The LUCKY LEPRECHAUN is my most popular block this month. His nose is a stuffed fabric yoyo ...

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February 25, 2021
Paper piecing from Espritpatch

 This block seems to have taken forever... admittedly there were lots of pieces but the Tardis block is finished! My third block for the Fandom in stitch quilt along.

I also noticed that on the D-0 block there was one seam where the fabric was too short so I had a hole in the seam. I unpicked the piece that was too short, not sure that was the best idea actually...

I have managed to slot a piece back in the big hole by sewing the straight seam but all the other seams look quite difficult to sew back on ...

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Modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees from Pieced Brain

Modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees

Get this free quilt pattern and make a modern quilt with Christmas ornaments and trees. Work with the fabrics I did or your favorite or Christmas fabrics!

I can’t believe I forgot to write a post about the quilt Deck the Halls that I designed for Dear Stella Fabrics. I worked with their collection Sparkle All the Way but it would look great with any of their Holiday fabric lines (I love “Baby it’s Cold Outside”. No, wait… so many options!).

Deck the Halls measures 53-1/2″ x 64″ – a perfect lap quilt size. The blocks are large ...

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February 20, 2021
Sewing Studio from Espritpatch

Finally... a mini top ready for quilting. I started the (paper) piecing about one year ago after failing to join the sew-along in 2019 when I initially bought the pattern. I retrieved all the pieces earlier this year, and I was happily surprised that there were a lot of parts already completed. There are so many pieces in this mini quilt top.

And now, a few weeks later, the final stitches are in and the mini is completed. 

Of course it still needs quilting but hopefully this won't take forever!

Linking to  Brag about your Beauties, Off the wall ...

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February 16, 2021
Understanding Quiltworx Papers from Quiltnotes All Blogs

This set of 8 videos were the first videos I ever made and shared on YouTube in March of 2017. I had just become a Certified Instructor for Quiltworx, Judy Niemeyer Quilting. If you are a fan of Quiltworx patterns, I hope these videos help you!

This tutorial will help you understand how to use the paper piecing patterns published by Quiltworx.  It demonstrates how to cut fabric and paper piece the flying geese units shown here. 

Understanding Quiltworx Papers

The first 4 videos describe the different types of papers and how they are used.

Part 1 of 4: Units ...

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February 13, 2021
It's all about LETTING go from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 For those that know me, I'm a bit of a control freak. Apparently, I NEED to be in charge. I need to see what happens with my stuff and how it gets used. I'm thrilled to report that I've eased up a WHOLE lot. I think that's one of the reasons that we find it hard to let go of things. God forbid that someone else may choose to use my stuff in a totally different way or they may assemble a quilt in a different way than I would. 

I'm so happy to report ...

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