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Sarah stitched

Sarah stitched
Oh, hi. I haven't been here in...oh...almost a year. There is a good reason for it. Last fall, I made the super scary and exciting decision to start my own business. I am doing the same type of work I have been doing for ten years, but now I am working as an independent contractor. So far, it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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Ryan Walsh Quilts, Modern Quilts, Sewing, Home Decor, Fabric: Bundles of Joy Quilt { A Tutorial } Every once in awhile I run across a quilt design and say to myself, "I can make that!" Even without taking a look at the pattern. Most of you probably had the same reaction when I posted a picture of this quilt. It's a very simple design and takes a few hours to put together. If you're like me and have an addiction to charm packs, you will more than likely have everything you need for this project right in your stash. Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher I'm posting today as part of the blog tour for Tacha Bruecher 's new book, Hexa Go-Go , which is a fabulous collection of quilt projects featuring English paper pieced hexagons. You can find a schedule of the other blog tour posts here . I think it's always exciting to learn a new technique, and I can happily say that Hexa Go-Go taught me how to do English paper piecing with hexagons. Like so many of us, I've been seeing the gorgeous EPP projects on Flickr for years, but I hadn't attempted it until now. The how-to instructions in Hexa Go-Go are straightforward and comprehensive. My favorite thing about Tacha's Getting Started With Hexagons chapter is that she describes multiple ways of completing certain steps, along with pros and cons of the different methods.

Finished Paintbox Quilt The Paintbox Quilt is finished! This quilt is made with 64 - 6.5" blocks in 32 color combinations (8 by 8 blocks with 1.5" sashing). Each combination is a Kona cotton solid and a monochromatic quilting print. One of the blocks in each combination is made with a printed center and outer ring and the other is made with a solid center and outer ring. I had a hard time deciding how to lay out the blocks for the quilt. In the end, I placed the two black and two chocolate brown squares (the darkest ones) at each of the corners.

Tuesday Tutorial: Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances Ah, the elusive 1/4″ quilting seam! For this Tuesday Tutorial, I am pleased to present another one of our free McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) video lessons, An Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowance. Your host for this video lesson is Kathy Patterson, senior editor of McCall’s Quilting. Note: please click any image to go directly to the video lesson. Take a few minutes to learn some great tips from Kathy for this essential quilting skill! Think a 1/4″ quilting foot is enough?

bijou lovely: the circle quilt tutorial, part one: creating your blocks. Update: I've re-written this tutorial, you can find the new one here! But you can still use this old one if you prefer instead :)Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on the circle quilt! It seems like there is an interest for a tutorial, so here it is. I'm going to split it into a few posts because there are a lot of steps. Wonky House Quilt Block Tutorial Happy Valentine's Day! (OK, now that we've gotten that out of the way...) I have wanted to make a "Wonky House" block for quite a while- I think they are so cute and fun! I have made just two blocks so far- I just LOVE how they came out!

City Windows Table Runner Finished Size: 14" x 30" Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise stated We are very excited to be sharing our first recipe on the Bake Shop! City Windows is a versatile runner that works great with any fabric style. We love it because it requires just one charm pack and an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to complete the entire project: front, back and binding! You’ll want to keep this pattern on hand as you check out all the new Moda lines. Hot Cross Buns I'm thrilled to bring you a pattern for a child-sized quilt -- not quite a lap size, but bigger than a baby quilt and long enough to cover the toes of your grade-schooler. For fabric requirements for a larger sized quilt, please visit my blog. 1 Layer Cake of Amelia by Me and My Sister Designs1.5 yards of sashing (white with black dots, # 22167 17)0.5 yards of binding (purple stripe, #22165 14)1.5 yards of backing (flannel purple flowers, #22161 14F)

I Dance in Circles Making this quilt felt a little bit like dancing. It is full of color and movement, and just the right touch of sexy. But don't be scared of all those curves; I assure you -- not a single pin or template was used in their construction. Tutorial - wonky diamond log cabins — Surrounded by Scraps A few months ago I came across this photo on Flickr, by Jill (falling for pieces). Ever since I spotted those blocks it's something that's been on my to-do list. And, as March is my month for the Friends + Fabric stash bee, I figured this is a great block to play around with, and hope that my bee mates think so too! So, a few days ago I wrote Jill and asked her if she had worked from or made up a tutorial for her blocks, and if not, whether she would mind my posting them for this bee.

Spiderweb Block Sew-Along Elizabeth is back with our Week Two Sew-Along project. Every Monday throughout Quilting Month II Elizabeth Hartman from Oh, Fransson! will show you how to create a new block. You can choose to make one block or many, and you can play along every week or just once or twice! After you enjoy today’s Spiderweb Block tutorial, be sure to visit Oh, Fransson!

Paintbox Quilt Along Oh, Fransson! Paintbox Quilt Along Introduction Supplies How to Make Classic Blocks How to Make Scrappy Blocks little superstar quilt top - comfortstitching I've had the pedal to the metal all last week stitching up this star top. I used the wonky star tutorial here but instead of giving my stars wonky points I did even ones. I added the wonkiness when I placed the blocks into my quilt instead (does that make sense?), just to ring those ch-ch-changes. I'm liking how the colours played out in this one, it started out as a *****massy quilt but I think it turned out with a bit more year round useability than I thought it might.

Fun with stripes- Quilting Tutorial Probably many of us like using strip piecing in our quilts. But how about using striped fabrics ? Instead of piecing strips use some striped fabrics... Lately I have played a little more with such fabrics and I love them. And I love even more what I can make with them.