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A day to myself what fun to catch up on reading blogs and updating mine. I hope I didn't offend anyone by deleting their blog from my sidebar but if you ...

Change things around and have all dark segments next to the center blocks and light on the outside on the left or the other way on the right with light and ...

against a polar vortex is what I named this quilt as the temps are dropping here. I think all the schools in eastern South Dakota are closed; ...

Another cold windy snowy week here on the plains. Great days to quilt. Add this to the stack before I baste quilt tops. I forgot to rip the corner that is ...

Quilt top

I thought I was so smart getting these old blocks sewn together last week then when I was looking for some other blocks that I hadn't seen for 3 years I ...

Scrap Happy

Change things around and have all dark segments next to the center blocks and light on the outside on the left or the other way on the right with light and ...

There hasn't been much sewing going on over here the last month or so, so I'm excited to have something new ...

I didn't even get through January without breaking my resolution to not buy more creative resources and products. NO! the resolution was to work from the ...

I thought I was so smart getting these old blocks sewn together last week then when I was looking for some other blocks that I hadn't seen for 3 years I ...

Still scrap happy

New Year new socks on the needles they need to be done for son with the birthday in February which is coming fast. And I started a simple sweater for me ...

"Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century" Exhibition

Its been cold here and windy and more snow. Oh its winter its supposed to be that way. Then its a good day to sew! A quilt top I finished last year ...

Tumbling Block Star circa 1885, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Starley Collection.

Close-up, Taupe quilt from Omihachiman, Japan. Quilts on the Grand at the West Michigan Quilters Guild 2010 show, photo by Stray Threads

New Year new socks on the needles they need to be done for son with the birthday in February which is coming fast. And I started a simple sweater for me ...

against a polar vortex is what I named this quilt as the temps are dropping here. I think all the schools in eastern South Dakota are closed; ...

Its been cold here and windy and more snow. Oh its winter its supposed to be that way. Then its a good day to sew! A quilt top I finished last year ...

New Year new socks on the needles they need to be done for son with the birthday in February which is coming fast. And I started a simple sweater for me ...

Free Quilt Pattern: Fenced In Throw Quilt

Vintage quilt with unknown block pattern in bright colors, posted by Lisa at Stray Threads

Both patterns had been identified as symbols of the Women's Christian Temperance Union as anti-alcohol messages, and it didn't make sense to me that these ...

The Giant Dahlia. "

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On the left, you can see threads of the fabric fraying. On the right

East Tennessee pieced quilt Great Divide/Rocky Mountain pattern worked in red, white and

Hand quilting on my first mini quilt.

The Quilt IndexRails thru the Mountains. This pattern is terrible difficult to piece. Wonderful

Don't forget the quilt label! Toolbox Lettering Quilt Label Tutorial from WeAllSew.

So helpful

Sunburst Variation quilt in red and green with Celtic knot corners, posted by Lisa at Stray Threads

How to baste a quilt with temporary spray adhesive by Artist and BERNINA Ambassador LUKE Haynes

The Baltimore Treasures Quilt and Applique Patterns for Sale. Applique Patterns, Applique Quilts,

New Pattern: Giant Vintage Star Quilt

Ima use this pattern for my next crochet project

For the backing, I used a print from Tule by Leah Duncan that I had in my stash. She's one of Jacey's favorite fabric designers, and it happened to match ...

Stray Threads: Quilts on the Grand Applique Patterns, Quilt Patterns, Wool Applique,

I have struggled with many of the weighted blanket patterns I've seen recently because most of what I'm seeing is quite plain. So, I did what any designer ...

Over the years I've gotten a lot better about gifting quilts, I used to hoard them all! I still have a considerable stash (pattern/book samples are ...

... color and pattern in this quilt. I started off by cutting into my basket of sheet scraps and then pulled from my stash to add more variety and colors.

1850 Signature cutter | eBay Civil War Quilts, American Quilt, Antique Quilts, Patch

weighted blanket tutorial consumer crafts unleashed

The book is called "Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century" (2017, C&T/Stash Books) by The Modern Quilt Guild (Riane Menardi, Alissa Haight Carlton and ...

Happy New Year everyone! Fly Your Own Flags for January with brave, strong and

Here's an unusual quilt. It's an NBC quilt! I don't think I've ever seen a quilt made with a television network and its logo as the theme. Had to have it!

Selling vintage sheet fabric was my first real business, before writing patterns. I stopped selling, but I never stopped collecting.

Millennium Quilt by Pippa Moss at Welsh Quilts. The border is made with a streamers

About Fons & Porter, a Division of

It was fun to read about it and see the pattern because this quilt predates other foundation pieced examples of the "New York Beauty" design by a few years.

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"Pick" Your Strays Carefully! Have you ever finished quilting to find a stray. "

My version of “Hexagon Harmony” from Wabi-Sabi Sewing, 2018

I am so excited and proud to show off this fun new quilt. I can't remember if I have ever mentioned that my oldest son is a quilt designer.

Click the image to download my charm-friendly FREE Gingham for Giants quilt pattern!

French seams hide ragged edges and stray threads.

The top or front side is an unequal nine-patch with a large center square, but I'm still looking for a pattern name. The back is an octagon, or "Snowball" ...

Part Oak Leaf and Heart Rose with Oak Tree Border, circa "The maker is unknown, but this pattern with tree borders is common to New ...

Fusible web may gum up your sewing machine needle as you sew. The solution -

It takes advantage of strip piecing, which means the blocks come together fast!

Gerber - Newborn Baby Girl Assorted Short Sleeve Onesies Bodysuits, 3-Pack - Walmart.com

Gerber - Newborn Baby Girl Assorted Short Sleeve Onesies Bodysuits, 3-Pack - Walmart.com

Most of the sheets I use are 50/50 cotton/polyester blends, so they don't wrinkle.

Photo by Holly DeGroot.

Charlotte's photo of her Wabi-Sabi Sewing log cabin quilt in progress with matching pedi

... to sew up that spot without worrying that the thread would be seen, then add that thread-repair-look at a couple of other spots that didn't need it.

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I made a mommie and a baby! Oh my gosh, trying to hold onto those little pieces of fabric was difficult. The little one is squared up, the big one isn't.

English Roses Quilt set, Cotton rich,prewashed, preshrunk.As bedspread, bedcover,coverlet, bed throw

Gerber - Newborn Baby Boy Assorted Short Sleeve Onesies Bodysuits, 3-Pack - Walmart.com

My Harvest quilt pattern with all the fall vibes!

Two-color quilts never go out of style, especially in the wild! (

The select button doesn't work. It got a lot of use over the years.

Shop72- U.S. American Flag 3x5 Embroidered Stars Sewn Stripes Brass Grommet 210D Oxford Nylon

Pieces cut for mug mat

Meadowlark, new pattern from QP Designs. Bird Quilt, Flower Quilts, Patchwork,

I could actually make the quilt if I knew how to sew and use foundation, but it's really more my style to keep the pattern intact and maintain it in my ...

1810, New England

TL Care 100% Cotton Flannel Fitted Crib Sheet, Pink Dot

To make your own fitted sheet, first measure the sides, length & width of

Palisade 14-Piece Towel Set, Slate ...

birdhouse quilt label from Vicki Bellino

A hidden clue for next week's exciting post. Can you spot it?

Month / May 2017

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They don't represent anything in particular, but they appear throughout my sketchbooks going all the way back to the 1980s.

Eventually I decided to check for stray threads and fluff and deal with that. I have a useless fluff removing sticky roller. When I roll it over the quilt ...

This only took two hours from making my pattern to snipping the excess and stray threads

A quick project using an eco dye panel mixed with scraps.

2019: THE YEAR AHEAD

Original work, photo courtesy of Jody Alexander

Gerber - Newborn Baby Boy Assorted Short Sleeve Onesies Bodysuits, 3-Pack - Walmart.com

Top stitching seams.

Go Back to Your Joy

So many of the polyester quilts from the 70s have a childlike sense of whimsy. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them were made for children.