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Midnight Star Table Topper

Inside: Midnight Star Table TopperAre you ready to finish your Midnight Star Table Topper?If you've been following along then you will have all of your blocks ready to assemble.And I've included two ways to finish the quilt.One way to finish is without batting. This kind of finish is sometimes called a knife edge finish and using this method makes it a summer quilt because there is ... Read More about Midnight Star Table Topper

Perfect Square in a Square Quilt Block

Inside: Perfect Square in a Square Quilt BlockThis is the last block for the Midnight Star Table Topper. (Note: See bottom of post for more about this project.)Unlike the first two blocks for this project, The Square in a Square is a very easy block to make. And the soon-to-be released Midnight Star Table Topper pattern only requires one block for the entire design.Note: You may have ... Read More about Perfect Square in a Square Quilt Block

How To Sew A Bookmark

Learn how to sew a bookmark using your scrap fabric and a bit of your time.Hi, Damjana here from Apple Green Cottage and I'm so excited to be with you today! I'll show you how to make a simple but beautiful patchwork bookmark that only requires beginner sewing skills and can be made in less than an hour. Since it is made using scraps, you'll be able to use up those bits and pieces of your ... Read More about How To Sew A Bookmark

How to Make a Needle Case

Inside: How to make a Needle CaseWho else hates threading needles? It’s probably the task I hate most in my embroidery practice.Recently, I’ve started pre-threading my embroidery sharps before I start a project and that one, small, change has made my embroidery practice joy increase tenfold! Keeping Embroidery Needles and Floss Organized with Needle CasesBefore I begin my stitching ... Read More about How to Make a Needle Case

Magic 8 Half Square Triangles

Inside: Magic 8 Half Square TrianglesHave you ever needed to make a lot of identical Half Square Triangles (HSTs) for a quilt or other quilting project?It can be daunting, but not if you use Magic! Here is a way to magically make eight at a time.Materials:(1) 10" square Blue Fabric (1) 10" square White FabricBasic Sewing Supplies NeededSewing Machine ... Read More about Magic 8 Half Square Triangles

How to Sew a Drawstring Mesh Bag

Inside: How to Sew a Drawstring Mesh BagWith summer in full swing, our family can't wait to head out on summer adventures. Most adventures in our home consist of a body of water such as an ocean, lake, or nearby muddy ditch.Where there is water there is rock collecting, shells, and of course....SAND.Let me just say, I am not a huge fan of sand. I'd go so far as to say I hate sand. ... Read More about How to Sew a Drawstring Mesh Bag

Beginner Foundation Paper Piecing

Beginner Foundation Paper PiecingI love foundation paper piecing! I think it is the easiest way to get perfect quilt blocks every time. Unfortunately, the technique is not as straight forward as patchwork and requires us to think a little backward!Let's take the mystery out of the foundation paper piecing technique by showing what you need to get started. Soon enough you will be wanting ... Read More about Beginner Foundation Paper Piecing

Row by Row Quilting Experience

Inside: The Row by Row Quilting ExperienceHave you heard about Row by Row Experience®?If you haven't, here's what you need to know. Janet Lutz created Row by Row Experience® a few years back. Every summer there is a new "experience" with events involving travel, collecting, and shopping - all for quilters!It's centered around people traveling during the summer. But with a twist - ... Read More about Row by Row Quilting Experience

How to Make a Triangle in a Square Block

Inside: How to Make a Triangle in a Square BlockDo angled blocks scare you? Me, too. I like the design of the Triangle in a Square block, but sewing those angles always seems to be a challenge.But, that doesn't have to the case. Today I'm showing you how to simplify this block by using the V Block Ruler. This ruler is a quilting game-changer. Read more and you'll learn why!This block ... Read More about How to Make a Triangle in a Square Block

Make a Cute Library Tote From Placemats

Inside: Make a Cute Library Tote From PlacematsSummer is upon us and that means lots of free time for the kiddos. Lots of free time subsequently means lots of library time.We’re big readers and usually walk out of the library with armloads of books. Sometimes, I grab a reusable shopping bag; but those get scattered and forgotten in the car.And they’re huge and floppy, the book corners ... Read More about Make a Cute Library Tote From Placemats

How to Make a Hawaiian Quilt

Inside: How to Make a Hawaiian QuiltWelcome Shannon Brinkley to the site today. Today she is sharing a little about Hawaiian Quilts and how you can be a part of this amazing tradition!This page contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure here.Each month in my online quilt guild, Meander, we explore a different quilt-making style. In month one, we kicked things off by ... Read More about How to Make a Hawaiian Quilt

How to Make a Modern Mosaic Quilt Block

Inside: How to Make a Modern Mosaic Quilt BlockWhen looking at quilt blocks for this series I always search for something unique or special about a block.This quilt block is one with lots of names, and none of them are consistent. In my EQ8 software this block is called Mosaic #5.If you look up mosaic quilt blocks, you'll see them named Mosaic #1, Mosaic #2, etc. And none of these ... Read More about How to Make a Modern Mosaic Quilt Block

How to Make a Triangle Quilt

Inside: How to Make a Triangle QuiltToday, I'm sharing a sweet baby quilt that goes together quickly. The secret to this quilt is the Creative Grids 60-Degree Diamond Ruler because that's where the cutting magic happens.For my particular quilt I used a Rolie Polie with 2 1/2" strips, but you can skip the strip piecing and use any fabric you have which would make this quilt even ... Read More about How to Make a Triangle Quilt

Easy Sailboat Quilt Block

Inside: Easy Sailboat Quilt BlockThe Sailboat Quilt Block is such a fun block! This quilt block pattern goes together easily with some simple shapes (made with a multipurpose ruler) and our fun HST (Half Square Triangles).A Little History A very long time ago, it is said that the Sailboat Quilt Block was made to signal the presence of nearby waters or boats.There are several ... Read More about Easy Sailboat Quilt Block

What is a Longarm Computer and When You Should Purchase

Inside: What is a Longarm Computer and When You Should PurchaseOver the past few years I have certainly evolved on my longarm quilting journey. When I first started exploring the idea of purchasing a longarm I started with a simple frame and a domestic machine. This was an affordable way to test the waters and see if I even liked quilting on a frame instead of a sit-down machine.Since I ... Read More about What is a Longarm Computer and When You Should Purchase