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Free Pattern Friday – Fabric Home Decor Edition

Do you have a fabric print that you just aren’t sure what to do with?  Think it might do better being displayed on the wall in some fashion?  Have no fear!  Here are some patterns to help you achieve that goal and get that gorgeous fabric up on the wall. Fabric Wall-Hanging (Fat Quarter Friendly) Inspired by “Positively Charming” from designer Tari Colby Stretched canvas, ribbon, a glue gun and a staple gun will help you achieve this finished look for a nice wall display.   It is interesting to see how different prints come together and create a cohesive look when displayed in this manner.  You could do this in various places in your home...
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12 – The Scanty Quarter Inch, Princess Quilt Progress, Sunbonnet Sue and Agility Update

Princess Quilt Top (will add high-res photos later): Tackling that 1/4″ Seam One of my swap partners on the latest block swap suggested that I discuss the whole quarter inch seam business since most of the blocks she received had seams of varied widths sewn into them and they were all different sizes. Tools for your Sewing Machine to Get that Quarter Inch Seam Allowance Q-Tools Sewing Edge (works with any machine) Low-Shank Snap on 1/4″ Sewing Foot (Fits All Low Shank Snap-On Singer*, Brother, Babylock, Husqvarna Viking (Husky Series), Euro-Pro, White, Bernina (Bernette Series), New Home, Elna and More!  Janome 1/4″ Piecing Foot Perfect Piecing Seam Guide – set up a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance from...
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Swap Some Scraps!

New Quiltcast Supergroup Swap!  If you want to participate here are the details:   You must be a member of our Swap group on Swap-Bot.  You can create an account and request to join or e-mail me and ask to be sent an invitation to join.  Anyone can join our swap group!    Signup Deadline: April 29, 2011 Partners Assigned on: April 30, 2011 Packages must be mailed by: May 15, 2011 Number of partners assigned: 3   Rules:  We are swapping scraps!  Fill up at least a quart size ziplock bag of scraps (one per partner, three packages total). Scraps should be at least 2″ square or larger, no crumbs in this swap. Scrap onto...
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Free Pattern Friday – Sunbonnet Sue Edition

Lately, I’ve been kind of obsessed with quilts containing Sunbonnet Sue and her counterpart (some call him Sam or Bill) so I wanted to link all the free templates I could find containing patterns with her and him in them.   Marti Michell – Going Fabric Shopping with Sunbonnet Sue – The pattern that I’m using currently is one hosted at Marti Mitchell’s website.  She did an entire quilt around this pattern (which I’m not doing) but the templates are really cute and versatile.  Her quilt is really cute though! Marti Michell – Going Fabric ShoppingWith Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill Southern Lady Sunbonnet Sue Quilt -  Finished Blocks are 17″ x 19″ so you get a...
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WIP Wednesday – Secret Project! Shh!

I have a secret side project that I’m working on.  Well, I guess not so secret since I’m sharing it with you.  Nevertheless – I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at the beginnings of it!  Too cute to not share. Other than that I’m only working on finishing the Princess quilt top and getting fabric for the next lap quilt. 
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Just One Star Project – United Notions/Moda Fabrics

Have you seen the Just One Star project yet?  Moda Fabrics and United Notions have joined forces to donate 100 quilts to the Semper Fi Fund for our soldiers.  Their goal requires 1800 blocks to finish the project. The deadline to send a block is May 1, 2011!  They want to have all the quilts pieced and quilted for flag day June 14, 2011. Block Pattern and Instructions PDF – also includes address on where to send your block.  Make sure your block is sent UNTRIMMED and not squared – they will be trimming and squaring all blocks at their facility.  One less step for you to do! Nonnie from Nonnie’s quilting dreams sent out an...
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11 – More Book Reviews, Block Update, New Swap

I visited the library again – more book reviews! Hand Applique With Alex Anderson Florida Quilts Sunbonnet Sue and Scottie At Play Crazy Shortcut Quilts Small Scale Quiltmaking – Precision, Proportion and Detail Best in Show – 24 Applique Quilts for Dog Lovers New Quiltcast Supergroup Swap!  If you want to participate here are the details: You must be a member of our Swap group on Swap-Bot.  You can create an account and request to join or e-mail me and ask to be sent an invitation to join. Signup Deadline: April 29, 2011 Packages must be mailed by: May 15, 2011 Number of partners assigned: 3 We are swapping scraps!  Fill up at least a quart...
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Free Pattern Friday – Charm Pack Edition

I purchased some new charm packs from Missouri Star Quilt Company and thought it would be fun to find some cool projects that use charm packs since I will need some ideas anyway. Sunday Squares Wall-hanging 1 Charm Pack (44 squares) Plus 1 yard of background fabric for top This looks interesting!  Uses half-square triangles and quarter square triangles.  A bit tedious but I think with the right charm pack and background fabric you could have a stunning quilt to hang on your wall. I really like how they are off set.  Makes it really playful. Charming Lattice Wall Hanging This pattern does require about 3 charm packs depending on the color pattern you want. Lots...
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WIP Wednesday

Haven’t done one of these in a while! I updated my Current Projects page since it was terribly out of date.  Hard to believe I have that number of projects either ongoing or now in UFO status.  I need to whittle that down!    My list of planned projects is growing lengthy. This week I took a few nights off out of exhaustion.  Tonight I have to make Bernie’s dog food for the next two weeks so I’m not sure how much I’ll get done on my current projects. I’m working on making the 10-minute blocks with the layer cakes I cut out of all the Disney princess fabric I have.  It is going to be really...
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