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Dresden Plate | Sewing Term & Quilting Shape

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Dresden Plate noun A circular quilt pattern dating back to the late 1920s and 30s featuring small scraps of fabric. When fabric was becoming scarce during those times, resourceful seamstresses used whatever scraps they could find (like old aprons, tablecloths, handkerchiefs) to create these beautiful blocks. The Dresden Plate is named after Dresden, Germany and may also be referred to as … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Finished Quilt & Giveaway

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My Dandy Drive finished quilt is just about ready for it's final destination and I'm excited to show you how it turned out.  When I started out on this adventure the plan was to make a full quilt but in the end, I completed a bed covering. Basically, things happened, time slipped away and I have a house full of germs!! Luckily, my trusty assistant Tucker was there to help keep my quilts in … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Easy Quiche Recipe

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Mother's Day is this weekend and I've decided to help my family out with this slow cooker easy quiche recipe. You see, the one thing I ask for each year is a day without cooking. That means my crew is prep duty and I'm not gonna lie, sometimes it's scary! Don't get me wrong, any meal that I don't have to prepare is greatly appreciated but frozen waffles only go so far. This year, I want to … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Final Layout | Sew Along

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Happy Friday, it's time for the Dandy Drive final layout reveal! Life has been pretty busy around here and I have been slow to complete my blocks so, I modified the final project to be a bed cover instead of a quilt. This change actually worked perfectly for me and I hope that this encourages others to make a pattern their own. Each of the block units are simple to make and this pattern is … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Quilt Layout Assembly

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Welcome back to the quilt along. Now that our blocks are done, it's time to focus on the Sugar Bloom quilt layout and look ahead towards final assembly. If you are just joining the party all the links can be found below for an easy catch up. For those of you just joining us today, do not worry. You can catch up here: Supplies Cutting  Block Assembly Sugar … [Read more...]

Butterfly Block | Dandy Drive Sew Along

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Happy Friday! Wow, that was a ton of HST's in last weeks block! The good news is that our last unit is the butterfly block and it's simple. This block is an easy sew and a great way to use up a few scraps. You will need to complete 6 blocks to complete the Dandy Drive Quilt. Each block will measure 15 1/2" square unfinished and 15" finished. I'm only going to give you a sneak peak of … [Read more...]

Quilt Wrangler in Training | Meet Tucker

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Theres a new quilt wrangler in town. Meet Tucker, a little french bulldog that has completely taken over our world. Last week we welcomed 13 pounds of pure chaos into our lives and it is quickly becoming clear that he loves everything fabric. From small scraps on the floor, to snuggling up under my quilts, he clearly was meant for us. Tucker the Quilt Wrangler   We all know that … [Read more...]

Flower Stem Block Dandy Drive Sew Along

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Today is about the halfway point in the Dandy Drive Sew Along and things are really starting to come together. Now that I have my flower stem block finished I can really see the big picture and am excited to get to the finish line. HST's are the base of the flower stem block. This easy design is very common in quilting and can be stitched several different ways. Since my Baby Lock Destiny … [Read more...]

How to use an Applique Detail | Sewing Term

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Appliqué - noun a cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material The word applique is French, the past participle form of the verb appliquer (to put on). An applique is a decorative element added to a sewn item, such as: quilts skirts shirt pockets banners and signs home decor items Tips for Adding an Applique Detail-   The most common way to … [Read more...]