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...]

Block 8 Wild Goose Chase | Starry Night BOM

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I know it's National Sewing Month but we are going  to take a break from our challenge projects to take a few minutes to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Block 8 is Wild Goose Chase. I like to think of this block as the big brother to flying geese. The simplicity of this block design allows the fabric to shine through!   I choose to cut my … [Read more...]

Checkered Pillow Cover Block Buster

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You may have noticed that I've been on a mission to wrap up every UFO in my drawer this year so when I found stack of orphan blocks I knew they were perfect for a checkered pillow cover. Checkered Pillow Cover This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Not only is this checkered pillow project perfect for orphan quilt blocks but the layout lends itself to even simple … [Read more...]