Free Motion Pebbles | Starry Night Sampler

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Wow, I can hardly wait to finish up my Starry Night Sampler Quilt! Today, I'm gonna show you how I added free motion pebbles to my project on my regular sewing machine. For those of you that think you need to have a fancy machine to quilt your projects, I say no way. Check out my tips below. Free Motion Pebbles Tips   Take your time and do the prep work. Meaning no wrinkles, … [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...]

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...]