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Jack O’Lantern Quilt Block Pattern

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There is just something fun about carving pumpkins that instantly gets you into the Halloween spirit! So, it's only fitting that I include a Jack O'Lantern quilt block in my blocks 2 quilt series. Early in my childhood, the official carving of a Jack O'Lantern became a fun night for the family. Each year we would plan out our design, determine where to place it on the porch, and hope … [Read more...]

Bat Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt Series

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Earlier this summer I shared how much I love spotted bats at night and since Halloween is right around the corner, I think it's about time I add one to my series. This week's new design is a simple Bat quilt block. I know that many folks don't like bats but growing up in a very old home, I had the pleasure to learn about them at a very young age. My lessons were up close and completely … [Read more...]

Canning Jar Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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With the calendar shifting to September, it's clear cooler weather is on the way. That means it's time to start thinking about the harvest season and canning. To honor this tradition, this week's design is the Canning Jar quilt block. While I personally do not can any fruits or veggies, I am always amazed with my friends who do. Canning Jar Quilt Block The Canning Jar quilt … [Read more...]

Sunflower Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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It's no secret that Sunflowers are my fave! So, when an audience member reached out asking if I would include one in the series, my answer was an instant YES! Let's take a look at this weeks design, the Sunflower Quilt Block. There is something about Sunflowers that instantly draws in you but in a totally casual way. They are by far, my go-to flower! I buy them in bunches and share them … [Read more...]

Diamond Sky Quilt Block | Blocks 2 Quilt

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This week I'm bringing back an old favorite of mine and adding it to my Blocks 2 Quilt series. The Diamond Sky quilt block made its debut in the Starry Night quilt along back in 2016. This block was always my favorite of the quilt along. I had dreams of making them in batches for a complete quilt top. Diamond Sky Quilt Block The Diamond Sky quilt block is available in two … [Read more...]

On Point Patchwork Pillow | Learn to Sew

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These days there seems to be a rush of folks all ages looking to learn how to sew and I could not be more excited. So, when my friends at BabyLock asked me to join their Summer School program as an instructor, I was all in and created the On Point Patchwork Pillow. The pillow is easy to make and requires a few basic supplies. It is even perfect for using up leftover fabric scraps. On … [Read more...]

Skill Builder Series – Understanding Bias & Selvage

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The more you work with fabric, the more you'll appreciate understanding basic terms. And understanding the difference between bias and selvage is essential for any quilter or sewer! Join me in this episode of Quick Stitches & Tips to see how to identify each edge, and when to use the bias edge or selvage edge of fabrics. I even shares a creative idea of how to use scraps of … [Read more...]

Buying Fabric Online | Skill Builder Series

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We hope you are enjoying the Skill Builder Series so far! We've talked All About Fabric and How to Pick Great Fabrics, and now I am here to show you one of me favorite ways to shop for fabric, online. Do you often wonder how and where to buy fabric online? Perhaps you are unsure as to which sources are reputable and will provide quality fabric? Online shopping can save time and mileage but … [Read more...]

Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition

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As pictures from the Mini Quilt SWAP are being posted more and more of you are reaching out. Asking, when is the next SWAP??? Well, today is the day! I'm officially kicking off the Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition. Pincushions happen to be one of the favorite things to exchange with new friends. They are easy to make, come in all different shapes and sizes. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, … [Read more...]