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Mini Medallion Quilt Tutorial + Sew-Along. Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby, is the author of the new book Playful Petals: Learn Simple, Fusible Appliqué.

Mini Medallion Quilt Tutorial + Sew-Along

Corey recently shared her Big Stitch Quilting + HST Pillow Top tutorial and we were thrilled when she designed this Mini Medallion Quilt for our Spring Sew-Alongs! This is the first part of Corey’s tutorial; the second set of instructions will follow next week. Sew in April and May, selecting either our DYO Sampler Quilt or the Mini Medallion.

Share progress pics and updates now through May 31 via your blog with a link in the comments below, or share on social media with #dyosampler and #minimedallion. Any photo or post showing progress on either quilt qualifies you as a participant. Hello! Medallion Quilts have always been a popular quilt design and in recent years their popularity has increased. So grab some of your favorite fabric scraps and a bit of yardage and let’s get started! In addition to the print fabrics you will need the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1. WIP wednesday: gypsy wife update. I’ve made a bit more progress on my Gypsy Wife quilt: I’m afraid I might have been a little too proud of the perfectly protected points on this block: When I say the points are “protected,” I mean the points that face toward the outer edge of the block.

WIP wednesday: gypsy wife update

See how there is a substantial 1/4 inch surrounding them? That means when the block is joined together with the other blocks, the points will still be nice. But then this challenging block came along: I’m afraid a few of those points aren’t going to make it. One thing I really appreciate about quilting is how incredibly challenging it is to get it just right. The quilt along schedule for February also included these “filler blocks”: All together now: The pattern calls for all pinwheel blocks but I thought it’d be fun to mix it up a bit.

A few of these filler blocks will get small borders before going into the quilt. This is such a fun quilt along. Like this: Like Loading... A Few Scraps. §. §. Mommy by day Crafter by night: La Passacaglia Quilt Pattern. A couple months ago, while I was looking at my instagram feed, I came across the most amazing/crazy/insane quilt pattern I have ever seen.

Mommy by day Crafter by night: La Passacaglia Quilt Pattern

I was so intrigued by it and put it onto my to-do list right away! I love how all of the "cogs" intersect and connect. Amazing!! (featured on the cover of the book) The book is written in both French and English and it is insanely amazing! The book is super hard to find here in the U.S.- but last month PaperPieces.com remedied that and had 200 copies shipped from France. I am not quite done with my first cog yet, but I am loving making this quilt every step of the way... well maybe except for those tiny stars!!

If you are thinking about jumping on the "La Passacaglia crazy train", be sure to check out the gorgeous quilts and happenings on Instagram! Just look up these hastags: #lapassacaglia & #passacagliaquilt And if you really want to be amazed- check out @alexouq... her Cotton + Steel La Pass is beyond amazing!! Happy Sewing!! Xoxo, Ashley P.S.

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Trend Report. Needlework, new laminates, and notable trends... by Rhianna White It’s been a few short (very short) weeks since the close of spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, and we’ve officially had time to recover (sure...let’s go with that!)

Trend Report

, reflect, and review some of the exciting new designers, products, and trends to which we were introduced at the show. While there were some definite surprises on the show floor, much of what we saw appeared to be a continuation of the smaller trends and design themes noted at previous editions of Market—amplified to a larger scale this show. Fads in fabrics While traditional prints remain major players on the fabric stage, it’s the modern prints in vibrant colors that are really stealing the scene. Still, we couldn’t help but notice that, among those vivid hues, the “gray as a neutral” trend we first mentioned after fall Quilt Market is still in full effect.

The Pure Elements Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. The softer side of laminates U.K. Chopsticks (Woodwinked) By Sea or By Land (Seaworthy) II. One million stitches … Quilting. The Free Motion Quilting Project. Stitched in Color: {Tutorial} Quilt-As-You-Go Log Cabins. It's my month to lead the quilt for the Love circle of do.

Stitched in Color: {Tutorial} Quilt-As-You-Go Log Cabins

Good Stitches! You'd think I'd try to be clever, like my outstanding circle mates, and come up with something unique for us to do. Nope. This time I just want to indulge in a project I've long wanted to do and probably never would tackle on my own - the quilt-as-you-go log cabin. Nothing fancy, nothing different, just a classic log cabin in a simple color palette, because it feels good. And, I got to thinking that this is such a great quilt project for new quilters. Quilting a large quilt on a regular home sewing machine can be challenging. So, without further ado, here's my recipe for quilt-as-you-go Log Cabins, finished block size is 14". Quilt-as-you-go Log Cabin Tutorial Begin with a square of low-loft batting, about 15" or larger. Cut (2) 2.5" squares.

Place squares right-sides together approximately at center of the batting. At the sewing machine, sew a 1/4" seam along the raw edges of one side of the matched squares.

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Techniques & Tips. Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today? The quilt is now sold.

Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today?

Images of the quilt will shortly be available on tea towels, aprons, cards etc. Please contact Annabel on annabelrainbow@yahoo.com direct if you would like to purchase. (We -Laura Kemshall and myself - are just in the process of printing, and everything will be on the website shortly) Life 4 - "Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today" has been selected by Roxane Zand, Sotheby’s, Amy Mechowski, currently Sotheby’s Institute, previously Curator at V&A, Andrew Gwilliams, White Cube, and Len Massey, RCA, to be part of the Spirit of Womanhood Exhibition at the Oxo Tower, South Bank, London in March If you'd like to see it if you're in London, and give a rousing cheer for art quilts in general, the Exhibition will open to the public 20th - 30th March 11.00-18.00 at galleries@OXO, South Bank, London.

The Exhibition Private View is 18.30 on Tuesday 25th March, Opened by Melvin Bragg. www.annabelrainbow.co.uk Life 4 - Hello Dear, What Did You Do Today? 53" x 38" (without binding) Craftsy. The Quilt Index. Double Wedding Ring (ca. 1890) Ind.

The Quilt Index

Wedding Ring (Flying Geese Border) (ca. 1890) Pickle Dish (ca. 1885) Wedding Ring? Or Single Wedding Ring? Smith, Wilene Wedding Ring, October 1, 1887, Farm and Home (Phelps, Springfield, MA), the earliest published engraving for this design that is presently known. When did this design become the Single Wedding Ring? Someone asked me this question several years ago and I was surprised by the answer when I looked in my database. Why the name change? Double Wedding Ring The Double Wedding Ring was first illustrated by Capper's Weekly (Arthur Capper, Topeka, KS), October 20, 1928: "When some good but unknown man conceived the idea of a double wedding ring ceremony it gave his wife an equally good idea.

Just eleven days later, Ruby Short McKim's Wedding Ring was published in the Weekly Kansas City Star, October 31, 1928, followed by the Kansas City Star, November 3, 1928, but Mrs. Missouri Ruralist (Arthur Capper, St. Dolores A. Another Hypothesis. Jinny Beyer Studio. Quilting, $3.5 billion industry, seeing bolder colors, bling and recycled-bottle batting. Quilting is certainly an art — an art, a craft, a hobby, a pastime, an outlet for creativity, even a form of therapy.

Quilting, $3.5 billion industry, seeing bolder colors, bling and recycled-bottle batting

But in today's world it is also an industry — an industry that recently returned its annual International Quilt Market to Salt Lake City for a second time and drew hundreds of people from around the world to the Salt Palace. Not open to the public, the show brought together people in all aspects of the industry, from fabric, thread and notion manufacturers, to book and magazine publishers, quilt shop owners, quilt designers and pattern-makers and more, to give them a chance to see what's new, what's exciting, what's going on in the world of quilting. Gone are the days when quilting was only a cottage industry, when quilts were only made out of necessity.

Today, it is a $3.58 billion industry in the United States with 21.3 million quilters, nationwide. Fourteen percent of U.S. households are home to at least one active quilter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Quilt Industry, August 2014 Market Research & Statistics. Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt Along! « LoveBug Studios. We’re coming back with another mystery quilt especially for fans of Downton Abbey!

Downton Abbey Mystery Quilt Along! « LoveBug Studios

And even if you’re not a fan, you can still play along. Last year’s quilt along attracted nearly 3,300 participants from 50 US states, 9 Canadian provinces, and 24 additional countries around the world. We expect the excitement to continue with the next quilt along, and we hope you’ll join us for this one! What is a Mystery Quilt Along? Well first, let’s talk about what a quilt along is, and then I’ll explain the mystery part. I’m known widely as a die-cutting quilter, but I know that most quilters are not. Now what makes this a Mystery Quilt Along is that you will only see the quilt one block at a time! When does the Mystery Quilt Along start? You can sign up for updates now, and registration will begin in mid- to late-September. What does the quilt look like?

I can’t tell you how many people ask this question, and I always say, “It’s a mystery!!!” Do I have to use the Downton Abbey fabric in my quilt? A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories. The issue wasn’t poor demand for the curtains, pillows and other textiles being produced at the factory.

A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories

Quite the opposite. The owner, the Airtex Design Group, had shifted an increasing amount of its production here from China because customers had been asking for more American-made goods. The issue was finding workers. “The sad truth is, we put ads in the paper and not many people show up,” said Mike Miller, Airtex’s chief executive. The American textile and apparel industries, like manufacturing as a whole, are experiencing a nascent turnaround as apparel and textile companies demand higher quality, more reliable scheduling and fewer safety problems than they encounter overseas.

But because the industries were decimated over the last two decades — 77 percent of the American work force has been lost since 1990 as companies moved jobs abroad — manufacturers are now scrambling to find workers to fill the specialized jobs that have not been taken over by machines. Wooing Immigrant Workers.