Paper Piecing Tutorial with Mary Hertel

Get Mary Hertel's best tips and tricks for paper piecing, using the Rudolph block from Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Going Green Table Runner

FINISHED TABLE RUNNER: 20 1/2 ̋ × 60 1/2 ̋ • FINISHED BLOCKS: 10 ̋ × 10 ̋, 5 ̋ × 5 ̋ Going green is easy when you whip up this table runner from a smorgasbord of greens. This scrappy runner is sure to brighten any tabletop. This project is taken from Make Table Runners. Materials ASSORTED GREENS: 2 yards total for pieced blocks and pieced [...]

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Forty Years of Love in Quilt Form

Excerpted from The Anniversary Sampler Quilt: 40 Traditional Blocks, 7 Keepsake Settings by Donna Lynn Thomas. Forty Years of Love, designed, pieced, and appliquéd by Donna Lynn Thomas, machine quilted by Denise Mariano, 92˝ × 92˝. Clay’s Choice Foreword 40 years ago I fell in love—twice. I met the love of my life and made my first quilt (for him). What wonderful years [...]

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Learn How to Use the Super 60 Ruler with Marci Baker

Marci Baker shows you how to cut one of the many fantastic shapes that are possible with the Super 60 ruler! The quilt featured in the video is available in ABC 3D Tumbling Blocks . . . and More! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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A Cozy Mystery with a Dash of History

No one can quilt all the time—or at least I try to remind myself of this on occasion. When you just don’t feel like hauling out all your fabric or standing over your cutting mat, curling up with a cozy read and a cup of coffee can be just the thing. I read voraciously, so adding novels to [...]

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Make a Hugs and Kisses Precut Quilt

This fun Hugs and Kisses quilt, designed by Cheryl Arkison, is take from Make Precut Quilts.  FINISHED QUILT: 90 ̋ × 63 ̋  • FINISHED BLOCK: 9 ̋ × 9 ̋ This quilt comes entirely from a sketch my daughter made. She was learning how to play tic-tac-toe, and her random scratches of X’s and O’s struck me for their graphic nature. Together we drew and came [...]

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The Benefits of Being a Maker

Excerpt from Improv Patchwork: Dynamic Quilts Made with Line and Shape by Maria Shell. As a maker, you understand that there is inherent good in the act of making. You know that making things makes you feel good about yourself and the world. There are three parts to this making—the head, the heart, and the hands. Strive to cultivate all three parts [...]

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The Family Sewing Retreat

Excerpt from Magic Add-a-Strip Quilts: Transform Simple Shapes into Dynamic Designs by Barbara H. Cline.  Just a Square Technique: Slicing squares Compass Technique: Slicing a Right-Angle Triangle Polygon Patchwork Technique: Slicing 60° Diamonds Each year my mother, six sisters, a sister-in-law, and some of the nieces get together for a weeklong sewing retreat. Living many miles apart does not keep us from getting together [...]

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FAQs with Angela Walters

Excerpted from Free-Motion Meandering: A Beginner's Guide to Machine Quilting.  Basic Meander Loopy Meander Swirl Meander Swirl Hook Meander Paisley Meander Leafy Meander Feather Meander Improv Quilting Once you have quilted a little bit, I am sure you have some questions. Hopefully one of them isn’t, “Why on earth am I trying this?” As we continue through the designs, hopefully I will have answered most, [...]

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Make 1-Hour Gifts for the Holidays

Our new book, Make 1-Hour Gifts, just came out, and I am so excited to start sewing! I already know which projects I'll be making for my friends and family this holiday season. I think this Notepad Cover from Sweetwater would make a perfect sketchbook cover for my artist friend. I'm pretty sure my sister, who's in [...]

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