crazy quilted ornament

Melissa of Mahlica Designs explains this tutorial gets more hits than any other blog post. She made this adorable ornament starting with constructing a crazy quilt block. Find out how she made it; get the know-how.

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I heard about this color tool from Becky’s post, Magenta! of Piece O’ Cake blog. Called the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool by Joen Wolfrom, I checked it out on Amazon where I looked for one of the lowest starred comments …

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Optical Illusion pot holders

Jenifer of 42 Quilts made modern this oven mitt (I mean pot holder) using a simple log cabin quilt block. Hers is one of many clever projects found in a new book, Kitchen Stitches, by Martingale. Psst, Martingale is …

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BOM Stars and Sprigs Rabbits Lair

It’s not too late to join the BOM for this beautiful quilt, Stars & Sprigs designed by Kim McLean. Combining applique and pieced blocks to perfection, this one is a stunner. Visit The Rabbit’s Lair for details.

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Four Stars quilt throwHeather Kojan – who blogs at quilt.cook.keep. – did a guest post at Moda Bake Shop explaining how to make her fabulous star quilted throw, shown here. Her design and neutral color palette rock! Get the tutorial.

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Jan table runner

Pat Sloan kicks off the new year with the 2014 Aurifil Designer of the Month series. As host, she’ll interview one guest per month. She’ll share their work spaces, fabric lines AND – key to their choice of quilt block …

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fabric ahoy matey Michael MillerSpied here, I pinned this swatch to my board, Fabric I Want to Marry to remind me to get some for my stash. Curious? It’s called Making Waves from the Ahoy Matey collection by Michael Miller. Oh, the things …

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Postage Due in Toast

These are fabric swatches from Anna Maria Horner’s latest fabric collection, Dowry. Spied at Hawthorne Threads, go there to see all three Dowry colorways Nostalgia, Reminisce, and Retrospect.

lineage Dowry fabric Anna Maria Horner

This one is called Lineage. Lovely. The …

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Modern Christmas Tree QALDense Quilting sketch FMQ

Christa is hosting a Quilt Along (QAL) on her blog for a Modern Christmas Tree wall hanging. On the color diagram you see her quilt pattern for piecing the top. On the other she generously shares her sketch for free

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tips for taking great digital photos photoshop

Not specifically for quilting, but this article written by Julie Comstock will help any maker who photographs their goods for their blog, competition or just for the fun of it. The author of this post claims your camera lies, but …

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Flash Sale Craftsy

Craftsy is having a Trick or Treat sale. Choose from the following classes:

quilting • sewing • cake decorating • knitting •  cooking • embroidery • Fine Art

These would make great birthday or Christmas gifts, I’m thinking. So, get on over to …

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Quilt in a Day Eleanor Burns Anniversary

SewCalGal announces:

Eleanor Burns/Quilt in a Day is celebrating their 35th Anniversary on Saturday, October 19th. Yes, 35 years in business. Many quilters from around the world learned to quilt from Eleanor.

Congratulations Eleanor from Craft Gossip. This quilting editor …

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quilted embroidered coasters

These coasters are embroidered with pretty flowers atop two shades of linen, then quilted. Sweet and modern, visit Waterrose Etsy to see this and other homemade goods by this talented maker.

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True Up says goodbye

Kim Kight of the popular blog True Up announced today she is calling it quits to focus on other things. I’ve followed her prolific postings for many years, and will miss seeing her thoughts on fabric grace my Reader. Learn …

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bloc loc flying geese

Leanne of She Can Quilt dreaded piecing Flying Geese until she found a specialty ruler that gave her what you see here – uniform size and accuracy. She shows her transformation from meh to just right with lots of photos …

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