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Fabric Gift Boxes

Fabric Gift Boxes

on Mar 28, 2015 in Blog, sewing | 3 comments

I have quilty best friends coming over this weekend, and I thought I might need to make each of them a little fabric gift basket. (That isn’t crazy, right?!) After searching ye ole pinterest, I found this great tutorial by Birch Fabrics. The tutorial offers multiple sizes and is very easy to follow. I chose the size that would best fit on a Fat Quarter...

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Nerd Quilt Round-up

Nerd Quilt Round-up

on Mar 21, 2015 in Blog, quilt, swap | 0 comments

To celebrate National Quilting Day, today, I thought I’d post a geeky project round-up for design inspiration.  You cannot have enough design inspiration, right? Movies: My Star Wars pun quilt.  I love a good pun and you know I need a quilt in my kitchen…. See the original blog post here.   Not geeky, but still total “fangirl” is my...

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Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild – Saturday

Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild – Saturday

on Mar 12, 2015 in Blog, classes, trunk show | 2 comments

If you are in the San Antonio area Saturday, March 14th or as some say – THIS SATURDAY – I’ll be giving my Get Published Lecture to the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild.  Find out more on their website.  Meeting starts at 10am at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church. At the break and after the lecture I’ll have patterns, Stitches Be Crazy shirts,...

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Mini Plus Quilt Pattern

Mini Plus Quilt Pattern

on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog, tutorial | 0 comments

I have a Plus Quilt Pattern Worksheet – FOR A MINI QUILT – just for you!  It seems the Plus Quilt Baby Size quilt pattern is a popular free download.  It occurred to me I could go smaller and use a portion of a 5″ square charm pack to create a cute mini quilt.   Get the Mini Plus Quilt Pattern worksheet HERE. Since this is a mini quilt,...

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Longarm Quilting on Dresden Quilt Blocks

Longarm Quilting on Dresden Quilt Blocks

on Mar 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Quilting Hooks on Dresden Plate Quilt Blocks My friends and I are working on a scrappy Dresden plate block quilt. Each of us made a few blocks and joined them. The video above, features the machine quilting steps. I didn’t find much online about quilting within the Dresden flower itself.  There are loads of tutorials and videos for making the Dresden block and...

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Insulated Grocery Tote Sewing Tutorial

Insulated Grocery Tote Sewing Tutorial

on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog, sewing, tutorial | 14 comments

  Insulated Grocery Tote Sewing Tutorial Sometimes I need an insulated bag.  Not a full-on cooler with hard sides and wheels, but just an insulated bag.  I decided to whip one up and share my how-to with you on the blog today.  The bag is pretty big and measures 19″ x 16″ x 7″. Supplies 1 yard decorator weight fabric, 54″ wide (fabric...

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Micro Texty Trapunto Quilting

Micro Texty Trapunto Quilting

on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog, classes | 1 comment

The Before Picture I have been making a handful of class samples for the Texty Trapunto Class.  Really fun projects are coming out of that quilting workshop. In an efforts to diversify and test a design for something else, I decided to give a damask design the trapunto treatment. My first design comes from The Graphics Fairy.  ((How great is that site?!)) The photo,...

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QuiltCon Book Signing

QuiltCon Book Signing

on Feb 19, 2015 in Blog, Hexagons Made Easy | 0 comments

I’ll be doing a short demo, provide a small trunk show and sign Hexagons Made Easy in Austin on Feb 20th and 21st, 2015 at the second QuiltCon, Modern Quilt Guild Convention.   I’m really looking forward to the convention… & I’ll see you out there.  Tickets are only $10 at the door. Tell a...

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Happy Mardi Gras: Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt

Happy Mardi Gras: Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt

on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog, quilt, quilting | 0 comments

 Happy Mardi Gras!!! This is my Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt. I had to show you today, since it IS Carnival. My quilt is a baby sized and WILD colored.  Love that.  Let me show you how I quilted it: Oh my gosh – with orange thread.  I know, that never happens, but I thought I’d be bold and go orange.  ORANGE.  Yikes!!! Turns out you cannot even see the...

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Scrappy Dresden Quilt Top

Scrappy Dresden Quilt Top

on Feb 10, 2015 in Blog, charity, quilt | 2 comments

Scrappy Dresden Quilt Blocks, measuring 18″ square, arrived at my house.  Hooray Hooray! There are 5 groups of blocks.  It turns out, the 4 other quilters made their “scrappy” blocks with layer cakes.  They look great!  My blocks are every fabric from every place, so…. um… it appears I sew to the beat of my own drummer.  Le’Sigh....

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Hashtag HelloQuiltCon

Hashtag HelloQuiltCon

on Feb 6, 2015 in Blog, Hexagons Made Easy | 0 comments

Instagram is going crazy over the hashtag #HelloQuiltCon.  It is a way to grab a selfie, so your Instagram friends can put a face to the name at the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) Convention, QuiltCon.  Do a search for #HelloQuiltCon to see some of the many faces attending this year. I made my selfie into a little video so you’d know where to find me, too.  You can...

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Texty Trapunto Class

Texty Trapunto Class

on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog, classes, SAMQG | 0 comments

Texty Trapunto Workshop The Texty Trapunto Workshop in Boerne, TX, recently was a hit.  Huge thanks to Sew It Fabulous for hosting the class and thanks to Danielle of Nacho Mama Quilts for organizing it for the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild. Students were drafting letters, tracing pre-printed letters and using the Ampersand template.  It was quite a collection....

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