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Strip Pieced Diagonal Beginner Quilt

Strip Pieced Diagonal Beginner Quilt

on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog, charity, quilt, tutorial | 2 comments

Welcome to the Strip-Pieced Diagonal Quilt Tutorial! If you follow the blog, you’ll know my 13 year old son has recently approached me about “summer volunteer hours.” We decided to work on quilts for charity. Needing a simple quilt pattern, this quilt was born. The tutorial was tested by this kiddo who has never stitched before. The design is...

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Wisconsin Quilt Expo

Wisconsin Quilt Expo

on Jul 18, 2015 in Blog, classes, Hexagons Made Easy, Learn To Sew Easy Curves | 0 comments

See Jen Eskridge at the 2015 Wisconsin Quilt Expo Guess where I will be on September 10-12th? WISCONSIN! If you are in the area, registration is already open for the Wisconsin Quilt Expo. Come see the Hexagons Made Easy/Books Trunk Show on Saturday! Registration for the show is already open. See all the classes here. The Quilt Expo has 10 categories of shows, over...

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Batik Plus Quilts for Charity

Batik Plus Quilts for Charity

on Jul 14, 2015 in Blog, charity, quilting | 1 comment

Clearly, I’m going through a Plus Quilt phase. More accurately, I want to use up some of my fat quarter stacks in a fast, efficient way -> Batik Plus Quilts Each Plus Quilt uses 12 Fat Quarters. I use the Plus Quilt Worksheet to plan and organize the quilt without using a design wall. I have started to sort my cut pieces onto my ironing board. Next, I...

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New Random Circles Workshop

New Random Circles Workshop

on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog, business, classes, Learn To Sew Easy Curves | 2 comments

Random Circles Workshop The new Random Circles Workshop is finally here!  Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! This wall-hanging or baby size quilt will be offered with my traveling lectures.  The pattern supports the title Learn to Sew Easy Curves.   The workshop is only 3 hours long and requires only 8 Fat Quarters (or assorted fabric scraps), interfacing, and...

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Ohio Star Barn Quilt

Ohio Star Barn Quilt

on Jun 30, 2015 in Blog, tutorial | 1 comment

It is warm enough to finally put together a small barn quilt project. I have been wanting to make a barn quilt for about 5 years now. Unfortunately, I have no barn. In fact, I live in HOA-suburban-America-land. (Ok, but it would be awesome if I could just hang a barn quilt over my garage!) Thankfully, my parents live in a rural area where a barn quilt would look...

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Knit Tights ala The Crafty Gemini

Knit Tights ala The Crafty Gemini

on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, sewing | 0 comments

Knit Tights ala The Crafty Gemini Vanessa, of the Crafty Gemini, said “You can never have enough tights.” and my 14yo agrees. With that simply quip, I watched her excellent tutorial and set out to create more tights based on a pair my 14yo already owned. I have a serious amount of grey jersey knit fabric. Let me tell you why: Thrift Store!! I bought this...

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Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along – Finished

Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along – Finished

on May 26, 2015 in Blog, sewing | 1 comment

This is the Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along dress: FINISHED! The Sew Along featured McCall’s Pattern M7152. It was very fast and easy to sew. I didn’t alter the pattern at all for my daughter, but I probably should have made a couple adjustments.  Next time… Overall, it turned out well. I do need to find my iron and take another go at the hem. It...

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Craftsy Pattern Fabric Kits

Craftsy Pattern Fabric Kits

on May 21, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, business, quilt | 0 comments

Craftsy to cross-promote fabric kits: Craftsy is rolling out a “test” on fabric kits for FREE patterns. I have a couple freebie download patterns that slip in and out of the Top 20 Free Quilt Patterns (Plus Quilt and Disappearing 9-Patch with Layer Cakes). Since they are Craftsy-popular patterns, they were selected to run the test program. Oh my gosh!...

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Longarm Quilting with Rulers

Longarm Quilting with Rulers

on May 19, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, quilting | 1 comment

This is a small little Christmas Quilt made using the Missouri Star Quilt Company Double Slice Layer Cake pattern. It is a rockin fast quilt tutorial over on youtube. The pattern is already designed to be quickly chain-pieced, but guess what? I serged it; making it in record time, using my Kate Spain Jingle fabric layer cake.* *This wasn’t a whole layer cake....

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Sampler Quilts Magazine

Sampler Quilts Magazine

on May 17, 2015 in Blog, Press | 0 comments

Sampler Quilts Magazine 2001 I have a copy of almost every thing where my name has been published. It is a small box, but still exciting. I was missing at least two magazines. Sampler Quilts is one of them. The one above is the very first quilt magazine to include one of my quilts. My closest friend had a copy!!! Can you believe that? She bought the copy of Sampler...

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Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along

Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along

on May 13, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, sewing | 0 comments

I’m happy to report that I’m stitching along in the Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along! #NZKnitDressSAL When I showed the dress and sew along to my daughter she seemed pretty excited to have one of her own. I was a bit surprised. She says, “Yeah, I’d totally wear that, but make it red at the top with a black bottom.” That was really...

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