cat patch Jude Hill Spirit Cloth

This is one feline of many found in a nine patch series over at Spirit Cloth. Created by talented fabric artist Jude Hill, go see Cat in the Window and others, such as Safe.

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Sewing Cheat Sheet Marzipan

Quilters, you need this nifty cheat sheet printable created by Marzi of Made by Marzipan. Visit her blog to get your free downloadable Sewing Cheat Sheet.

*Thanks goes to Christie of The Fabric Shopper for bringing this to my …

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StarBlockMadeInSpace_KarenNybergAstronaut and quilter, Karen Nyberg, is holding a quilt block she made in space. In this video, she invites all quilters who are attending this year’s International Quilt Festival in Houston to enter the Astronomical Quilts Block Challenge. …

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Low Volume in Quilting Explained_ElevenGarden

I’ve wondered for years how to describe the distinctively modern style of quilts made by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. Well, Rebecca nails it in her guest post, Colour Theory 101: Value and Low Volume, at Elven Garden

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Set Sails Quilt Tutorial Molly Flanders

Mary of Mollie Flanders Makerie wants her readers to know about liberated quilting, an approach to piecing first popularized by Gwen Marston. With this in mind, she created a summer quilt, part of it shown here. The sails are brightly …

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Hyacinth Quilts Tutorial Curves

Sewing curves scares even confident quilters like Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs. But with the help of generous quilters she’s embraced them. Visit her blog post, Gypsy Kisses, to find out what she’s learned from the experience.

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John Hopper Textile Blog

To my delight, John Hopper’s post, A Celebration of Pattern and Creativity, appeared at the top my InoReader this morning. In it, he shows us five beautiful German surface pattern designs from the 30′s as a backdrop to discussing …

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LargeSelfieFabricCollage

Melissa of Yummy Goods created this huge selfie on her design board using small pieces of fabric. She’s not only a quilter, but a painter; and it shows in this lovely work in progress (WIP). Visit her blog post Giant

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Disappering pinwheel block in a churn dash

We’ve all heard of the disappearing nine patch, but this Quilt Hollow blogger nestled her pinwheels inside a Churn Dash to get these great looking blocks. Read her Disappearing Pinwheel Block post to get the full story.

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RecycledJeanQuilt_JoyfulDaisy

Amy of Joyful Daisy made this quilt out of recycled jeans, wool skirts, and plaid shirts. During construction, she embroidered the name of the recipient – Jonathan – on one of the strips. That’s a brilliant addition, sure to please …

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Beginning Quilting Series Ssssy Quilter

Paula of the Sassy Quilter has a passion for bringing new folks into the quilting fold. As such, she’s put together a series of tutorials for beginners. Topics include tools, fabric, patterns, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding – all …

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baby quilt fail

After auditioning these blocks on her design board, Megan (Tales of Ineptitude) concludes it’s just not right for a baby quilt. It’s still plenty right, her color and fabric choices rock the stars. She’s thinking of finishing …

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bubbles quilt design MasonsNatalia of Piece N Quilt has completed the quilting part of 3 quilts going to newborn triplets. The wee boys’ grandmother made the tops for Luke, Thomas, and Mason, then sent them out for quilting. Here’s a peek at Mason’s …

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candaces mitered corner tutorial

Sure, butting works, but Candace of Saltwater Quilts knows how to create a better look for the corners on quilt-y projects. Shown here, is her I Spy quilt; notice the impeccable diagonal seam line on the black and white border. …

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sidekick-diamond-button

Getting the correct alignment when piecing diamonds can be rough going, but Julie of Jaybird Quilts, came up with a solution. It’s a special ruler she designed and brought to market – the Sidekick. Incidentally, it’s a sidekick …

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