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Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby designed this Mini Medallion Quilt for our Spring Sew-Alongs. Get started today on this pretty new quilt, and share your progress for a chance to win a prize!... Read More » How many spools of thread do you own? Are you the type of sewist who gets by with a white and a grey, or do you get a new spool to match every project? Are your friends ready to stage a thread intervention?

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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. For these quilted pillow covers, I used 24" and 20" versions of the block. Continue reading "Aviatrix Pillows" » Sewing Machines - Bernina Nova (900) I've had my eyes out for a Bernina Nova for several years now! These are not very common machines -- not very many were sold and they weren't on the market for a very long time (made between 1982 and 1985), so the supply is fairly limited. When you see one, you see why they're in high demand nowadays -- they're cute! They've got that "Singer Featherweight" thing going for them -- they're simply cute little beasts! The neat wraparound case (you'll see it in a second) is almost as appealling as the machine itself.

A Father's Day Art Quilt - Ellen's Blog In celebration of Father's Day, we turn to Dutch quilt artist Anneke de Jong whose work commemorates her father in stitch and fabric. Anneke was kind enough to talk about her work process, inspiration, and how her father influenced her as an artist. Read on to learn more about Anneke's quilt, "Rescue House on Terschelling," which celebrates not only her father, but fond memories of her childhood. "My father was a self-taught photographer and quite talented. This photo was taken in 1962 at Terschelling's rescue house on the beach (in the Netherlands). The house is still standing! 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.

Salt Water Taffy Boy and Girl Quilts Hello Everyone! It's Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville again! Being from Utah and home of the Great Salt Lake, what do we have a lot of? Zigzaggers: Bernina Nova 900 by Stephanie Newman, an Australian quilter and designer who blogs and posts gorgeous pictures of her work here Love it, hate it, or something in between? Love it!

24 Blocks Good Morning! We hope that everyone had a very good weekend. Ours was lovely with wonderful with beautiful spring weather, family, and Easter traditions. This morning we'd like to feature three quilts, all different, but with a feel of jeweled light. Ryan Walsh Quilts: Dresden Wedges Mug Rug Tutorial { Made Using A Bliss Candy Bar by Moda Fabrics } I was contacted last week by Jill, a member of the Denver Sewing Collective, a community group in Denver, Colorado. Currently 130 members strong, the Collective proudly promotes community, shopping local and the wonderful art of sewing. They meet 2-3 times a month doing various projects or often times just to sew and get together with like-minded sewing fanatics. Their group consists of beginner to advanced level seamstresses engaging in quilting, crafting and garment sewing. Jill saw some of my Mug Rug photos on flickr and wanted to know if I'd be willing to put together a tutorial for her group to follow. They're having a meeting on the 18th of November to sew for about 3 hours and needed a quick project they could finish in one sitting.

Where can I get a Griest/Greist attachment foot? I am longing to try those Griest/Greist hemmers, the ones I see so many sets of on eBay. (The company appears to have spelled their name both ways.) The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook, recommended by forum members, is very useful. Pages 30-31 clearly show that there is a special attachment foot, what it looks like, and how the keyhole slot in the Griest hemmer is fitted to the attachment foot. Quiet Play: Tutorial: Red Herring Paper Pieced Block This little paper pieced block was inspired by the clutch pedal in my car – truly! It’s amazing where inspiration strikes. The pattern and tutorial is thanks to those lovely readers who encouraged me and requested it. Thank you for your nice comments on this little block of mine!

a string quilt block tutorial – paper pieced method I’m so blown away by all the wonderful comments on my string quilt, now aptly named ‘Kaleidoscope’ (many thanks to Kerri who was the first to suggest it, followed by 9 others of you who had the same thought!) I think it’s just perfect. And now, a quick tutorial – I had a few requests for a tutorial on making this type of quilt, so I figured I’d oblige (it’s the least I can do, right?). This shows the paper piecing method, which is my preferred method.

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. And for this quilt, I dance in circles. The Virtual Quilting Bee Welcome to the Virtual Quilting Bee! The first four posts of this series consist of introduction to what this Bee is all about, Quilting supplies, Choosing Fabric, and Basic Quilt-making techniques. For the following 8 months we will have a new 8" block every other Friday starting March 8.

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