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The Quilter's Cache - Marcia Hohn's free quilt patterns!

The Quilter's Cache - Marcia Hohn's free quilt patterns!
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jan myers-newberry maybe this is the week of the hyphenated artists! jan myers-newberry is one of those talented, unique, individuals who quietly leaves her mark, breaks fresh trails, and leaves people in awe of her work. yet try to find out anything about her on the internet and it is literally a matter of piecing together bits here and shreds there, but somehow - like her quilts - in assembling the pieces, the whole reveals a deep presence. an impact. a strong, deep talent that has embedded itself in the quilting world, jan is known for her lyrical, geometric, pieced quilts using shibori fabrics of her creation. many of her finished pieces show aspects of the work of victor vasarely, as well as joseph albers and other op artists including bridget riley. but first: what’s shibori? a brief treatise on her work can be read by looking here! i love her use of colour and the textures that emerge from the shibori technique. but enough cleverness! fenestre. fire and ice. homage to albers.

Blankquilting | Fabrics of Inspiration Fabric Box Tutorial I hope you enjoy this little fabric box tutorial as much as I do. It is simple enough to complete in about an hour, which makes it perfect for a last minute hostess gift. Fill it with candy and you are ready to go! A friend gave me the pattern* a couple of years ago, but after I made the first sample, I lost the pattern! Luckily, I remembered what to do, and wrote up my own instructions. There was no indication of who had designed it, so if you know whose pattern this is, please do let me know. *The original was a one page, hand drawn pattern that looked like it had been photocopied a number of times. Let's get started! You will need: (2) squares of fabric, between 8" and 12". A piece of batting the same size as the fabric (or a little bigger). (4) coordinating buttons, optional. A walking foot, if you have one. Step 1: Layer the fabric, right sides together, on top of the batting. Step 2: Stitch 1/4" seam around perimeter, leaving an opening of about 4" on one side. Step 6: Quilt as desired.

Day Style Designs: Online Quilt Shop Dedicated to Free Motion Quilting information, tools, and supplies. Oh, Fransson! Today is my stop on the blog tour for the lovely and talented Jennifer Sampou's new fabric collection, Shimmer. Shimmer includes nature-inspired prints in beautiful earth tones, all with a little bit of irridescent, sparkling shimmer. Continue reading "Shimmer Fabric Blog Tour" » I really love the 14" center of the Aviatrix Medallion and I think it looks fantastic as a larger block. Continue reading "Aviatrix Pillows" »

2011 Free Christmas Projects 1 of 4 - Quilting Christmas 2011 is on its way and will be here before we know it. So I've gone through all the links and have replaced any outdated or dead links with lots and lots of new ones.Hope you enjoy them. I'll keep them up on the features page for a few months for everyone to easily find. Updated October 2011: A Woodland Christmas Quilt Pattern from PB Textiles Bejewelled Christmas Quilt from PB Textiles A Cabin in the Mountain wall hanging from Debbie Mumm Christmas Tree and Presents Block from Quiltaholics A Winter Pine Quilt from EZQuilt A Peppermint candy stripe placematsfrom Craft and Fabric A free applique christmas patterns from Free Applique. A Yule Wrap pattern from Hoffman Fabrics A scotties star quilt pattern from Hoffman Fabrics A Christmas Wonder wall hanging from Hoffman Fabrics A Candy Cane Lane Quilt from All Crafts A ho ho ho tree skirt from All Crafts A Christmas Trimmings Wall Hanging from All Craft A beautiful book called Comfort Joy Quilts for Christmas available from

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. In case you don't remember me, I'm Tracey; I blog at traceyjay quilts. 1 Fandango Layer Cake 4 yards backing 1/2 yard binding At least four - 5/8 yd. pieces of coordinating Basic Grey Grunge solids Featured: Grunge Basics Poplin 30150 20 Grunge Basics White 30150 58 Grunge Basics Sateen 30150 18 Grunge Basics Sweetie 30150 72 Grunge Winter Mint 30150 85 Grunge Basics Chiffon 30150 15 Grunge Basics Rum Raisin 30150 13 Grunge Basics Blue 30150 60 (You need at least twenty-eight 10" squares - you can get four squares from one 10" x WOF strip) Though not necessary, an 8 1/2 inch square ruler comes in handy for this quilt. Cutting: Cut at least seven 10" x WOF strips from your Grunge solids. Sew your first seam together on all three pieces of your set.

Give Your Quilt That Special Edge With Prairie Point Binding Are you looking for a different way to finish your quilt other than simple binding? Or, have you ever thought your quilt would look wonderful with folded fabric prairie points, but you didn’t quite know how to add them to your quilt? Read on to find out that prairie point binding is not as tricky as it looks, and it’s especially easy with our 10 step method for attaching prairie points! Let’s start by making prairie points There are many different ways to make prairie points, but here are two popular methods using squares. Centerfold prairie points These prairie points bring the open folds to the center of the point. To make centerfold prairie points, fold your square in half, right sides of the fabric out. Nesting prairie points This style allows you to nest the points inside each other. Attaching prairie points to your quilt in 10 easy steps Step 1. Prairie points should be attached to the quilt after it has been quilted, but be sure to leave 1.5″ un-quilted around the edge of the quilt.