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10 Tips for Designing Quilts

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These days I've been drawn to the art of quilt making. Something about the slow and steady process has been soothing during this busy time of life. While many think the process starts at the cutting table, I actually like to focus on the design aspect. From sketch to stitch, every detail is important and it is easier than you think. To help others turn their creative ideas to life, I've put … [Read more...]

Packing for Your Next Quilting Retreat

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Attending sewing and quilting retreats are one of my favorite adventures. Something about getting away from my everyday chores, meeting new friends and just plain sewing is the best! After the tickets are purchased, hotel reservations made it's time to focus on the details- like what to pack for your upcoming sewing or quilting retreat! To make sure everything is perfect, it's best to do a … [Read more...]

Willow Tree Quilt Block | Heartland Heritage

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It's time to share the next block from Heartland Heritage with you today. This willow tree quilt block is giving me the feels! It's almost time for the fall leaves to arrive and with a little luck, Hurricane Florence will leave a few on the North Carolina trees for us to enjoy. Willow Tree Quilt Block Heartland Heritage Pattern *Find the full supply list here.  **See the Sweet Pea … [Read more...]

Sweet Dreams Body Pillow Tutorial

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Like many, I'm often bitten by the fabric bug. There is just something about walking into the corner quilt shop and seeing the wide assortment of colors and patterns that fills their shelves. I just love spending time in my shop looking at each collection. They are all so special and offer something different. Take thePetite Treat by Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Mama for example, from the moment … [Read more...]

Sew Hometown Quilt 2019 Calendar

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Ya'll know I've partnered with my friend Amy Ellis to create Inspiring Stitches right!? Well, it's time to reveal our 2019 Calendar Quilt. Allow me to introduce the Sew Hometown quilt design. Not only is this pattern playful but it incorporates new techniques to help grow your skills. This year we wanted to help expand your quilting skills and encourage you to step outside the box with … [Read more...]

Save The Bees Quilt | Block 2 Giveaway

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Wow, I can't thank you enough for all the amazing comments and words of encouragement on last month Save the Bees block. There is just something about sewing with friends that makes me feel good. That sense of community really brings us all together while we are stitching at home. Now, it's time to check out block 2 in the Save the Bees quilt along with Jacquelynne from The Art of … [Read more...]

Stitching Every Last Scrap | EBook

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It's safe to say that most sewists covet their fabric stash but then there are those who savor every inch and that my friends, is me! I truly adore the small bits and know I'm not alone. As a true scrap-a-holic, I know that these "bits" tend to multiply and if we're not careful, they can takeover; causing us to feel overwhelmed and dare I say, feeling the need to purge.... Instead, I … [Read more...]

Enduring Quilt Block | Friendship Quilt Along

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The time has come for me to share the details on my Enduring quilt block. This is the final block in the Friendship Quilt Along and truth be told, I think the name is perfect in so many ways. It takes patience and endurance to go the distance and actually complete a quilt top. I know that many took the summer to be with family and may just be seeing this post now. So, I want to share the … [Read more...]

Devoted Quilt Block | Friendship Quilt

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These final blocks are getting me so excited to just skip ahead and stitch my Friendship quilt top together. But I'm gonna be good and keep staying on track to finish with everyone stitching with me.  This week, I'm sharing my version of the devoted quilt block. If you are just joining the fun now, no worries! There is always time to catch up. The Friendship Quilt Pattern is one of those … [Read more...]