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Frame It Up Quilt Pattern!

I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you today!  Introducing Frame It Up! Frame It Up is a beginner quilt pattern that is fat eighth friendly.  The sample quilt is Voyage Fabric by Kate Spain.  I used 24 different prints on the quilt.  I matched similar color and saturation together and made a gradient across the quilt.

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Black Friday!  (Friday Foto Fun #7)

Happy Black Friday everyone!!!  This day is always so dangerous for my credit cards because of the amazing deals all the retailers offer!  I hope everyone snags a great deal today (and tomorrow through Cyber Monday)!  I am having a pattern sale going on at my Etsy shop for Black Friday through the end of day Saturday!  Use code BLACKFRIDAY17 to get 30% off my patterns!...

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AnglePlay the Easy Way, the Book!!

Happy day before Thanksgiving to all my US readers!  Bonus blog post this week reviewing AnglePlay the Easy Way by Andi Stanfield and Mary McElvain!  I met Andi at Sew Pro Convention last year, and I couldn’t be more proud to be reviewing her self-published book! The book utilizes the AnglePlay templates, which are acrylic templates that have extreme angles, not just the standard 60...

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I Wish You A Merry QAL Block 11! (Half Rectangle Triangles Tutorial)

We’re at the second to the last block of this amazing QAL!  Block 11, North Star, is designed by Kathleen McCormick of Kathleen McMusing.  She has made instructions for both paper piecing and Tri-Recs rulers, so make sure to visit her page to download the pattern.  If you need help paper piecing, you can find my tutorial here. I started off this block thinking that...

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I got my baby back!!! (Friday Foto Fun #6)

Happy Friday indeed!  I got to pick up my baby from the shop yesterday!! I’m so excited to be able to sew with it again!  So the technician told me that he took the bottom portion apart and didn’t find the needle pieces.  Then he put it back together, retimed the machine and it worked.  Now how do I learn to fix that myself when...

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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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Sewing Expo Part 1 (Friday Foto Fun #5)

Original Sewing Expo started in Minneapolis yesterday!  I took this opportunity to take a few classes outside of my wheelhouse since it has more general sewing offerings than just quilting.  The Sewing Expo continues through this weekend, so this is just part 1 and a short recap of the classes I took yesterday.  I took a Rose Star Topper class from Debby Kratovil.  This uses...

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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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A Zipper Broke My Sewing Machine (Friday Foto Fun #4)

I love bags, but I’ll admit I’m not the best at making them. I decided now was the time to change that and purchased 80 assorted zippers to make zipper bags, handbags, Sew Together Bags, etc. In my mind, it was going to be fabulous. But…The very first zipper bag I was warming up with, I hit the tiny little metal part of the zipper...

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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...