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...]

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...]

Dandy Drive Flower Block | Sew Along

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You know I love to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to a ride on the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Last week I shared my 9 patch blocks which I used as the center of my flowers. Here is a quick look back but you can see more here. Today is all about turning those blocks into flowers! These blocks are a great way to practice your points. I kept my … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Sew Along | 9 Patch

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It's always fun to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to join the fun of the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Each week, I'll be sharing a few pictures of my blocks for the Dandy Drive quilt. I'll be keeping my version scrappy in hopes to clear out my stash becuase let's face it, I want an excuse to buy more fabric!! It will be fun to stitch together and watch this … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Block Assembly | Quilt Along

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Welcome back to the quilt along. Today we are going to focus on the Sugar Bloom block assembly. By now, you have gathered your supplies, cut your fabric and are ready to get stitching! For those of you just joining us today, do not worry. You can catch up here: Supplies Cutting  Sugar Bloom Block Assembly   Supplies needed for lesson 2: 1 pattern jelly roll 26 … [Read more...]

18 Easy Spring Sewing Projects

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Can you believe Easter is only a few weeks away? That means flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting warmer and it is a wonderful time of the year. I can't think of a better way to get into the spirit of the season than with fun new easy spring sewing projects. I have a roundup of 18 great ideas to help spark your creativity and get you ready to celebrate the season. 18 Easy … [Read more...]

Dainty Darling Fabric Line | Breeze By in Progress

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I don't know what it is but there is something about fabric that gets me excited. Maybe it's the texture, vivid colors or the endless possibilities that swirl through my mind but it always seems to make me smile. Then when I see a friends name on the selvage.... LOVE!! (Enter enter the Dainty Darling fabric collection. ) So, when my friend Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama told me about … [Read more...]

8 Decorative Quilt Storage Container

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Last week, I found myself shopping with my girls at my local Target for the basics... Little did I know that I would be walking out with a cool quilt storage container.   When I walked into the store, shopping for a quilt storage container was not even on my radar but when I rounded the corner and spotted this open weave basket, I was in love. I could not resist. The rustic color … [Read more...]

Binding Detail | Starry Night Quilt

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Over the last year we have stitched blocks, made backings, quilted and now, it's time to add the binding details. The binding is the final detail to finish this baby off.   Quilt Binding Details   Binding can be cut on straight grain or on bias but since my quilt is a rectangle, I chose straight grain to save fabric. By now, it's pretty safe to say that I love to use every last … [Read more...]