Category: Feature

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Sewing Expo Minneapolis 2017 Recap (Part 2)!

This past weekend I attended the Original Sewing Expo in Minneapolis.  This was my 3rd year in a row attending, and I was underwhelmed compared to the previous years. I was completely overwhelmed my first year since I had barely started quilting and didn’t know anything about sewing.  Last year, I could only attend one of the days but I remember enjoying it a lot....

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 10!

Holiday lights are going up and snow is coming down!  It’s definitely winter here in Minnesota, and we are winding down to the last few blocks that are left in the QAL.  Block 10 is revealed today!  Diane Lomax of Cwilt designed this beautiful lantern block!  It uses templates rather than paper piecing. My fabric choices include Moda Grunge and a red accent fabric to...

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2018 Creativity Challenge

Happy Halloween! I hope you had some really fun costumes this year!  I have never been a big fan of Halloween.  Maybe it’s due to the lack of creative costumes, but truthfully I’m not really sure why.  I saw an image about creativity I liked that I think is very true.  It is from the zenchicmoda Instagram page. A little backstory on my creative life...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 9!

Block 9 is revealed!!!  Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting designed this super cute Rudolph block! My fabric choices include Moda Grunge Bison, White Paper, Red, Onyx, and Sunflower.  There are a lot of different pieces in this block, so make sure to use your design boards to keep them all straight!

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Flying Windmills Quilt Pattern!

I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you today!  Introducing Flying Windmills! Flying Windmills is an intermediate skill level pattern that is fat quarter friendly.  The sample quilt is Sugar Pie Fabric by Lella Boutique.  I used 18 different prints on the quilt.  The greens were paired with a contrasting pink, yellow, or orange.   This gives a gradient across the quilt while...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 8!

Block 8 is revealed! Double block release today, check out this post for Block 7!  Block 8, “Gift Boxes,” is designed by Sola Ajisafe of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co. This block is definitely an advanced block, but there are instructions on how to make it easier with applique. If you are not an advanced quilter, you should definitely applique the top ribbon.  For advanced quilters, the...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 7!

Block 7 is revealed!  Can you guys believe we are on the back half of this awesome QAL? Block 7 is designed by Sandy Maxfield of Sandy Star Designs. The block combines piecing with a tiny bit of applique to create a Poinsettia block! The week is a doubleheader so check out this post for Block 8 (and there are separate prizes too)! My fabric choices...

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How Do You Display Wall Hanging Quilts?!

I got some Quilter’s Perfect Stick Klips from a Sew Sampler box a few months ago, and I finally decided to try them out.  As it turned out, I loved being able to clip wall hanging quilts and change them up.  The Quilter’s Perfect Stick Klips are a large klip with a sticky strip.  They are pretty heavy duty, and the Sew Sampler said they...

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I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 6!

Block 6 is revealed! Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs designed Block 6, Hanging Star Angel Block. This block uses piecing for the background and applique for the stars and the angels. I ended up using a mixture of Moda Grunge and other metallic fabrics for this block.

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Joining Binding and Diagonal Seams (A Tutorial)

One of my favorite parts of quilting is binding because it’s the last part that is needed to finish off the quilt!  I taught myself how to join the ends of my binding because I didn’t like the way the folded or tuck binding looked.  I also didn’t realize there was a huge market for all sorts of binding tools, so my method uses nothing...