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...]

15 Quick Quilt Patterns | Easy to Make

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It always feels so good to finish a project on time.  To keep keep that spark alive I've rounded up 15 super quick quilt patterns to make in a flash. Don't let these quilts fool you. They might look complicated but I promise, they are simple. Most stitchers like to have a few go to quick sewing patterns in their back pockets to make as gifts. So, I’ve rounded up 15 easy to make patterns to … [Read more...]

Starry Night Quilt Backing Details

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Last month we stitched together the blocks in our Starry Night Sampler and now, it's time to make the quilt backing.   For me there are two different types of quilt backings: whole cloth and pieced. The differences are pretty straight forward and I am over on Fairfield World's Blog today sharing my thoughts along with the pro's & con's of each. Quilt Backing … [Read more...]

Mini Log Cabin Pattern | Scrap Buster

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Sometimes we just need to clear out our scraps and make something fun and this mini log cabin pattern is perfect. These mini log cabins are easy to make and since they are made from scrap fabrics, I consider them free!   Mini Log Cabin Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: scrap fabric 6" square of lightweight interfacing or … [Read more...]

Splendid Sampler Block Progress Update

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Like many others, earlier in the year I started working on the Splendid Sampler Block patterns. I had high aspirations of turning this amazing fat quarter bundle box of Cotton & steel fabrics into something beyond words.   I got to block 2. Life got busy and my best intentions fell to the way side. Well, last week on Instagram I shared this photo and officially announced that I am … [Read more...]

Handmade Holiday Gift Help | Extra Elves

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Are you feeling the crunch this holiday season? I know I am. I mean, we all want to make or buy the perfect gifts for our friends & family but this year, I'm feeling the pressure as the calendar counts down. So, I'm hoping a few semi handmade holiday gift packages will help me through.  'Tis the season... you know what I mean and I'd like to enjoy it while giving my handmade gifts. You … [Read more...]

Quilt My Ride | Fabric Car Cover

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Have you ever lost your car in the parking lot of the grocery store?  I have. I am usually the lady walking up and down the aisles using my clicker hoping to remember where my car is among the sea of white vehicles. If you are like me, you have probably tried creative ways to identify your car when you leave it in the parking lot. Fabric Car Cover Ideas   Stitch a fabric car cover, … [Read more...]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt Block

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It's kinda funny how things work out. Today, I'm hanging out on Instagram with Kerry from KidGiddy, showing off my latest finish in the Ugly Christmas Sweater block challenge and just got mail! A photo posted by Heather Valentine (@thesewingloft) on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:18am PST That's right, I just got a big olde invite to an ugly sweater party! Now, with the countdown to Christmas … [Read more...]

Wyoming Valley | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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Wow, this year is flying by and today, I'm sharing the very last block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Wyoming Valley is our final make for this quilt top. Measuring at 12" finished, the Wyoming Valley quilt block is going to be a stunner of a focal point! To help you achieve block success, I've put together a few of my favorite tips. Wyoming Valley Quick … [Read more...]