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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.

 

Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide

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Tired of having inaccurate seams? Is your sewing machine covered in masking
tape for your wider hemming and sewing needs? Wish you had a REAL guide
beyond the metal throat plate? Do you have a metric machine and need
an “inches” guide for your new patterns?

Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide

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Seamingly Accurate is a new product allowing you to sew hems, apply
trims, quickly make half-square-triangles and more without permanently
altering your sewing machine! This product has been designed by me,
owner and founder of ReannaLily Designs. I found, in my commissioned
sewing endeavors, that I really needed more sewing guide lines. It occurred
to me, that you might also.

Read this customer review over on Create Kids Couture HERE. [4]

Make FAST Half Square Triangles with the Seamingly Accurate. Check out this super quick how-to for half square triangles:

Apply trim to the edge of any stitched project without pinning or measuring. This is a speedy method:

Seamingly Accurate has been an editor’s pick for “Best Half Square Triangle” method in a few different magazines. And the guide was even offered as a sweepstakes prize for Vogue Pattern Magazine. Click the magazines to read more about the article.

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Seamingly Accurate was also included in QuiltyBox’s monthly subscription box. Hooray!

October Quilty Box | Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide by Jen Eskridge

How To Install the Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide


1. Peel off the backing of Seamingly Accurate to expose the repositionable adhesive.

2. Apply Seamingly Accurate to your sewing machine over and around the throat
plate, lining up the black “needle line” of Seamingly Accurate with your needle as shown.

Use any straight lines on your machine such as the edge of the throat plate to help you line up your Seamingly Accurate straight on your machine. Use a ruler to help you. Remember that you can remove and reposition it many times if needed. If you have an accessory case that opens or a removable table, or free-arm bed, make a cut in the Seamingly Accurate so you can open your accessory case or remove your arm or table without removing Seamingly Accurate. You can position Seamingly Accurate any way you like.

3. Using a craft knife, cut around your metal throat plate and bob-bin case. Remove this piece of paper, or you can mark where you want to cut with a pencil, remove Seamingly Accurate from your machine, cut with scissors, and reposition Seamingly Accurate on the machine. If you have an accessory case that opens or a removable table, or free-arm bed, make a cut in the Seamingly Accurate so you can open your accessory case or remove your arm or table without removing Seamingly Accurate.

4. Now your guide is fitted to your sewing machine and can be easily used.

ReannaLily Designs | Seamingly Accurate

Your throat plate position will vary depending on your sewing machine brand.
ReannaLily Designs recommends removing that portion, in case you need access
to that pesky bobbin case during your sewing afternoon.

Seamingly Accurate is protected by copyright. You may NOT copy,
sell or distribute this product for your own profit without consent from
ReannaLily Designs.

Seamingly Accurate is also a protected registered trademark.

The Cube Purse Paper Pattern

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The Cube Purse Pattern is a bag pattern that includes 4 drop-in pockets and a zipper pocket on its 10″ cube profile. It is perfect for layer cakes! Make the bag out of traditional fabric, or honor your service member by recycling one of their retired uniforms and making the Uniform Bag, which uses recycled military uniforms.

Skill Level
: Intermediate

Finished Size
: 9.5″ Cube

This is a Paper Pattern which you will receive by mail.

Interlocking Square Quilt ePattern

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Create inter-woven fabric squares with ease! An easy, quick quilt top that is great for beginners. It comes in four sizes:? Lap, Twin, Queen and King.

Finished Sizes
Lap:? 60″ x 60″
Twin:? 60″ x 90″
Queen:? 90″ x 90″
King:? 105″ x 105″

Skill Level😕 Beginner

This is an?e-Pattern!

Teddy Bear Circles Quilt ePattern

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Fat Quarter Friendly

“Teddy Bear Circles” quilt pattern by Jen Eskridge is a cute quilt for any baby. Learn techniques for making quick easy appliqu? circles. Use your favorite fat quarters or layer cake. This quilt features Northcott Fabrics.

Finished Size: 58″ x 43″

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

This is an e-Pattern!

Woven Comfort Quilt ePattern

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The Woven Comfort pattern by Jen Eskridge makes a beautiful and intricate quilt. Although it looks very complex, it consists of identical 15″ quilt blocks. If you like geometric, this quilt pattern is for you!


Finished Size: 90″ x 75″ (twin)

Skill Level: Intermediate

This is an e-Pattern.

The Cube Purse ePattern

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The Cube Purse Pattern is a bag pattern that includes 4 drop-in pockets and a zipper pocket on its 10″ cube profile. It is perfect for layer cakes! Make the bag out of traditional fabric, or honor your service member by recycling one of their retired uniforms and making the Uniform Bag, which uses recycled military uniforms.

Skill Level
😕 Intermediate

Finished Size
😕 9.5″ Cube

This is an?e-Pattern!

The Flapper Purse ePattern

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The Flapper Purse is one in a series of patterns by ReannaLily Designs that feature military uniforms repurposed into contemporary, fashionable designs. Special instructions for working with the uniform are included. Thank you for supporting our troops!

Finished size: 17″ x 7″ x 4″

Skill Level: Intermediate

This is an?e-Pattern!

Basic Bars Quilt ePattern

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Basic Bars Quilt Pattern by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Basic Bars Quilt ePattern

The Basic Bars Quilt ePattern is the newest in a series of bar-based, machine applique designs from ReannaLily Designs. The concept builds on techniques featured in Hexagons Made Easy [8] and Learn to Sew Easy Curves [9]. The bars are created using a facing, modified from the techniques in the books.

Make this pattern in two sizes:

Learn how to create simple facings and machine applique the bars to a background fabric. The design couldn’t be easier.

This pattern is perfect for easing into modern quilting using a controlled, exact method. After all, it can’t all be improvisational pieced blocks, right?Basic Bars Quilt Pattern by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Should you be in a pinch for a fast baby gift, look no further than this quilt. With the baby size requiring only 5 quarter yard cuts of fabric + background, this is affordable and do-able in a week night.

Skill Level: Beginner

Basic Bars Quilt Pattern by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | Machine Quilting Ideas

This pattern includes ideas for free motion quilting, too. No longer to you have to agonize over the phrase “quilt as desired” (Though, I totally did include the phrase in the pattern!!) A basic starting idea for free motion quilting is on page 3.

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Moda Bella Solids used in the cover quilt are:

Diamond in the Rough ePattern

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This pattern is a real gem! Use this innovative look to spice up your quilting style. The pattern demonstrates piecing techniques, large circle appliqu? tricks and produces a fun, surprisingly quick, unique quilt. The pattern features Northcott Fabrics.

Finished sizes:
King – 76″ x 85″
Baby – 48″ x 48″

Skill Level:?Intermediate

This is a an?e-Pattern!

Jelly Roll Quilt Book

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Love precuts? Love Jelly Rolls? Love cutting your stash into 2 1/2″ strips [11] to save for the perfect patterns?

FaveQuilts.com [12] just released a new FREE FEE FREE eBook [13]. 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.

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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. [14]

Click here [13] to be magically transported to the download page.
Enjoy.

Military Mailbag and Express Mailbag ePattern

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The Military Mailbag & Express Mailbag pattern offers two bag sizes and two strap styles for you to customize your own bag. The smaller Express Mailbag, is perfect for layer cakes. The larger Military Mailbag and the Express Mailbag both have messenger flaps to showcase your favorite fabric. Both bag options have five or more pockets making this an incredibly useful, fun design.

The pattern also includes directions for working with military uniforms. Support your favorite service person.

Finished Sizes
Small Express Mailbag:? 9″ x 9″ x 4″
Large Military Mailbag:? 10″ x 16″ x 6″

Skill Level😕 Intermediate

This title is available as an?e-Pattern!

The Express Mailbag is made from 10″ squares or a layer cake.

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Express Mailbags made by Karen Morello- using a Layer Cake precut bundle of fabric