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Learn To Sew Easy Curves

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Learn To Sew Easy Curves is here!

Circles are a huge trend in modern quilting and a staple in traditional quilt designs. This new book focuses on the circle and curved shapes to make fun QUICK projects. Best part- NO CURVED PIECING. There is not a notch to match or fabric to ease. The technique featured in the book is completely based on adding facings to shapes and machine applique’ing them to your project.

What a huge time saver!

What a great way to use up some of your “I cannot think of why I bought this” scraps and yardages. Those pieces that you’d hate to throw out but don’t love, can easily find a home as your shapes’ facings. Win. Win.

The book will be on sale today and over the next week I’ll be able to give you more in-depth blog posts on some of the projects in the book.

All books ordered from ReannaLily Designs will be signed.

Wholesale: This book is published by Leisure Arts and retails for $14.95.
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*All images in this post are courtesy of Leisure Arts.


Deploy That Fabric

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Show your pride in our troops every day! All members of the Armed Forces have to buy multiple uniforms, some of which become decommissioned. Learn how to recycle these uniforms and blend in some cheerful, contemporary fabrics to create useful family treasures with one-of-a-kind style. Even if you don’t have a service member in your life, you can make these cool projects using camouflage fabrics or uniforms purchased from surplus stores.”? –C&T Publishing



That’s it! The book you’ve been waiting for, the first one of its kind, is HERE and available though the ReannaLily Designs shop! All books purchased in the shop, right here, will arrived signed by Jen Eskridge. In fact, if you’d like a personal inscription, please note that in your order and Jen will sign your copy to whomever you like.

The title features 23 sewing projects for your lifestyle. Each project re-purposes a military uniform in to a fun hip sewn creation. Whether it is for the home, for the baby, for a deployment or for yourself, be proud to carry and use the uniform.

Want a copy of the book in eBook Format? Check out these popular outlets:

iTunes [5]

Amazon [6]

Google Play Store [7]

The Quilted Clamshell eBook

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The Quilted Clamshell by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Machine Quilting Book | Longarm | ReannaLily Quilts

Introducing The Quilted Clamshell!

The Quilted Clamshell is Jen’s fourth book and is entirely self-published!

The Quilted Clamshell is a collection of over 70 quilting designs to fit into the class clamshell shape. This reference book is a guide to developing your own unique designs using three simple variables. Sketch, plan, and quilt with confidence!

This listing is for the E-Book.

A printed/paper book is available at Amazon.com [8]

The book is a method to develop quilting designs. As a longarm quilter, time is invested in researching perfect designs to compliment customer quilts. In that research, I noticed there seemed to be a gap in designs where the clamshell was concerned. I doodled and drew as research for my own Glam Clam [9] project. After some time, I noticed I approached the design process in the same manner: manipulating three variables. The Quilted Clamshell was born.

The Quilted Clamshell by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Machine Quilting Book | Longarm | ReannaLily Quilts

Unlike my other books, The Quilted Clamshell is entirely self-published. The printed book is available through Amazon [8] and as an ebook through ReannaLily Designs shop.

The Quilted Clamshell by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Machine Quilting Book | Longarm | ReannaLily Quilts

In the next couple weeks, I’ll share more photos and concepts from the book. (The blog posts will all be linked here on the product page.)

I hope The Quilted Clamshell?is useful to you and your quilting projects!

Free-Motion Framework

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Free-Motion Framework Machine Quilting Skill Builder Book | Wholecloth book | Jen Eskridge | C&T PublishingFree-Motion Framework is finally here!!!

***These are on back order! New Stock will be here soon. Thank you for your patience! *** 6/20/2018 – jre

Free-Motion Framework [10] is my newest book releasing with C & T Publishing. I’m beyond excited to share the concept and details with you over the coming weeks.

In a nutshell, the book is 10 linear designs created to help you improve your machine quilting skills while accidentally producing a wholecloth quilt. Sounds a bit crazy, right?

I started out wanting to create a wholecloth quilt but soon realized there’s no way I wanted to plan a wholecloth quilt. It became clear that if I simply had a few guidelines marked, I could quilt whatever I felt comfortable-enough stitching and, as long as I worked symmetrically, I’d probably turn out a really neat quilt.

The design is a bonus pattern in the Free-Motion Framework Pattern Package [11].

Updated to add: See all the Free-Motion Framework details, workshops, projects, and samples here, on the blog. [12]

C & T  Publishing’s blog [13] has a more in-depth look at the book, with excerpts from the title in their new blog post.

To create this book, I worked with the aforementioned 10 linear designs, which I created in Adobe Illustrator. I then reached out to other machine quilters to assemble a team of 17 total quilters to create the 41 quilts featured in the book. Yes, FORTY-ONE quilts (not including any digital mock-ups).

Free-Motion Framework Machine Quilting Skill Builder Book | Wholecloth book | Jen Eskridge | C&T Publishing

Shark Attack Design by Jen Eskridge

Each design is presented in it’s full square composition, and a quadrant of the design is presented. Then each linear design is stitched four times, by four different quilters using as many or as few lines as they’d like to fill in shapes with machine quilting designs which they feel comfortable stitching. For this reason, this skill builder is great for ALL levels of machine quilters.

Take a look at these interpretations of the Shark Attack [10] design:

Free-Motion Framework Machine Quilting Skill Builder Book | Wholecloth book | Jen Eskridge | C&T Publishing

Shark Attack: Quilted by Jen Eskridge


Free-Motion Framework Machine Quilting Skill Builder Book | Wholecloth book | Jen Eskridge | C&T Publishing

Shark Attack: Quilted by Joanna Marsh


Free-Motion Framework Machine Quilting Skill Builder Book | Wholecloth book | Jen Eskridge | C&T Publishing

Shark Attack: Quilted by Jen Eskridge


Free-Motion Framework Machine Quilting Skill Builder Book | Wholecloth book | Jen Eskridge | C&T Publishing

Shark Attack: Quilted by Geraldine Wilkins

This book will be a fantastic resource for machine quilting textures, as created by the army of quilting contributors, as well as a good go-to for low-stress machine quilting practice ideas. I hope you’ll grab a copy today.

Free-Motion Framework on Instagram [14]

Look for some of the designs on Instagram under the hashtag #FMFWQ [14]

Images in this blog post are provided by C&T Publilshing [15].


Hexagons Made Easy

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I can finally reveal something I’ve been working on for the past year.

Hexagons Made Easy [17]

This is my newest book, releasing with Martingale Press. (!!!!!!) It is full of tips and techniques to make truly hexcellent projects.

From Martingale: Create stunning hexagon quilts and so much more–without Y-seams or hand sewing. Sound impossible? Expert quilter Jen Eskridge makes it easy with a quick facing technique, a great alternative to English paper piecing. Learn to use hexagons two ways: appliqu?d onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two-sided quilt.

BUY IT HERE FROM REANNALILY DESIGNS. [18] (Buy the book, buy the kit OR buy the book AND kit.)

Hexagons Made Easy Kit | ReannaLily Designs | $18 + Shipping [18]

In the next few weeks, I’ll show you more projects from the book and tell you how they came into being. It was a huge joy to work on such a straight-forward technique based book to yield such interesting contemporary results.

See a more in-depth review of the book by following this link [19]to Jen’s blog post coverage of title.

Shops- This book is also available at United Notions [20].

BookShots copy [21]

All books ordered directly from ReannaLily Designs will be signed by Jen Eskridge. Thanks so much for your support! Shipping is $2.95 for standard USPS mail. International orders will be contacted via email for shipping adjustments.

Don’t just take my word for it. Check out these reviews:

Easy Quilts by Fons and Porter Fall 2013:FonsAndPorterReview [22]

Australian Homespun July 2013:

ReviewHexagonsMadeEasy [23]


Jelly Roll Quilt Book

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Jelly Roll Quilt Book [24]


Love precuts? Love Jelly Rolls? Love cutting your stash into 2 1/2″ strips [25] to save for the perfect patterns?

FaveQuilts.com [26] just released a new FREE FEE FREE eBook [27]. It has 9 different Jelly Roll quilt patterns in there. Since this is a compilation-type book, there are all sorts of styles and designers represented. See one of the most popular ReannaLily Designs Patterns, the Batik Braid Quilt, on page 14.

JellyRollQuilt_eBook_EricaJackman [27]

I think my favorite quilt in the book is the Striped Chevrons Baby Quilt Tutorial, page 30.
It is a design by Erica Jackman from Kitchen Table Quilting. [28]

Click here [27] to be magically transported to the download page.

eBooks on iTunes

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eBook Deploy That Fabric [29]


A friend asked me if any of my books are on iTunes. I have to say, I’d never thought about that. So I didn’t have an answer for her.

After a quick search, I found that I am on iTunes. That got the wheels turning- what about the other e-reader stores? Well – yep. Yep. I’m there. Deploy that Fabric [30] is on every outlet and Learn to Sew Easy Curves [31] is on iTunes, too. WOW. iTunes. Me. Metallica. Cowboy Mouth. Beastie Boys. George Strait. Freakonomics Podcast. We are all there. Of course… those others knew they were in iTunes from the get-go, and well, they are famous and all. Me, welp, I love surprises!!!!

Want an eBook? Check them out here:

iTunes Jen Eskridge [5]

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Google Play Store [7]

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Kindle Store Jen Eskridge [6]

Click to visit Amazon/Kindle Store



How to Sew a Gift for Any Occasion

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How to Sew a Gift for Any Occasion: [32]

12 Easy Do-It-Yourself Gift Ideas? [32]

Its here and it is FREE. Yep. FREE.

EasyGiftsEBook [32]

Hooray for this collaborative FREE collection from allfreesewing.com [32]. You’ll find all sorts of quick, easy projects for your next house-warming gift, hostess gift or neighbor gift. The ReannaLily Designs project included in the book is Drink Coasters [33].

Head over to their site to download the FREE pattern collective and while you’re there- holy smokes they have a TON of free projects on their site.

Table Linens eBook

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TableRunner [34]


That is my favorite price! And it happens to be the price of the NEW eBook Quilted Table Linens by Quilting Daily. It is a compilation of 4 free patterns from assorted designers. Get your copy today. Lord knows, the price is right!

Nap2 [34]

Get original patterns from Alissa Haight Carlton [35], Vivika Hansen DeNegre [36], Jane D?vila [37], and myself.

NapkinRings [34]


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**Images used in the post are from QuiltingDaily.com [34]

Craft Tree Evening Bags

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Thank you so much, for including my Hexagon Coin Purse in this great compilation of Evening Bags. This book was put together by Lindsey Murray McClelland. There are quilty bags, scrappy bags and art bags for a total of 16 great small projects. You can purchase the book and read more about the projects on the Interweave Press website [38] for only $14.99. The book?is also at Joann’s stores.

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Sewing Bags eBook

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I’m happy to announce this fun new title, Sewing Bags [40], from our friends at AllFreeSewing.com [41]. They compiled 10 fun bag patterns from 10 different designers, into a FREE FREE FREE eBook for your sewing enjoyment. I was thrilled that the popular Beach Bag [42] was invited as one of the 10 patterns. The book is a downloadable file available on their website. You’ll have to check it out!