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...]

2017 Sewing Retreats | A Stitch in Time

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Sewing retreats are a wonderful way to rejuvenate, and inspire our minds and bodies. Not only do you get to learn new techniques in a new setting, but meeting new friends is always exciting! Whether you are looking for a short retreat close to home or an extended stay far away, 2017 is shaping up to have a little something special for everyone. 2017 Sewing Retreats Quilts & … [Read more...]

Machine Quilting Tips from Pat Sloan

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As a novice quilter, it amazes me just how much we love to cut our perfectly good fabric into small bits and then stitch them back together....It's really kinda crazy if you think about it! Well, truth be told, not only do we slice into our coveted fabric but we rock at piecing! For me, these beautifully designed quilt tops seem to come together in a flash but finishing them off is an … [Read more...]

13 Amazing DIY Hexagon Projects

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Hexagons are the perfect way to add a little something extra to your sewing projects. There are so many ways to use them. Below I've shared some of my favorite hexagon projects from around the web. Hexagon Projects   Don't forget that these projects are the perfect way to use up smaller scrap pieces of your favorite fabrics. How to Hexi Start your hexi adventure on the … [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...]

Sewing with Pre Cut Fabrics

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There is something about a package of happy mail that makes me smile and since this package contained pre cut fabrics, it was extra special. You see, I promised myself that I would spend more time in front of my machine and less behind the screen this year but that is proving to be a hard promise to keep. A photo posted by Heather Valentine (@thesewingloft) on Mar 9, 2016 at 5:15pm … [Read more...]