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10 – Guild Meeting, Mystery Quilt Class, Book Reviews, 10-Minute Block

Alice Means - guild guest speaker Guild Challenge Quilt Rules Changed Basil gets a diagnosis Do you have a Slice Fabrique?  Let me know what you think about it. Mystery Quilt class marathon First attempt at a 10-minute block Fast, Flirty, and Fun: Easy Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics (That Patchwork Place) Scrap-Basket Surprises: 18 Quilts from 2-1/2 inch Strips (That Patchwork Place) Sashiko and Beyond: Techniques and Projects for Quilting in the Japanese Style Artistic Photo Quilts: Create Stunning Quilts with Your Camera, Computer & Cloth
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Free Pattern Friday – Button Bonanza

Got a jar of buttons sitting around? Let’s use em up! Midnight Creations shared her tutorial on how to make these cute button jar wall-hangings.  Such a fun way to put those buttons to good use when you only have one or two of the same kind and nothing else to put them on! I can see a whole row of these in monochromatic colors in a sewing studio.  Wouldn’t that look fantastic? She made two different jars to hang beside eachother in her sewing studio. What about a button pillow?  Erika Kern wrote a fun tutorial on how to create this lovely button pillow that is chock full of buttons.  She hand sewed on over...
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09 – Corgis, Block Swap, A Plan, Class Preparation

Saturday was the 4th Anniversary of our corgi meetup so I had some fun celebrating with all the no-legged doggies. Take a look at our Facebook album if you want to see some cute photos! Sunday I shopped around JoAnn’s a bit. Batting was 40% off so I grabbed 5 yards from the big roll and brought that home. I was completely out of packaged batting other than small scraps that I can use for wall-hangings and stuff. I also got some white fabric for one of my quilt commissions. Strip Twist Blocks for Block Swap: I used fabric out of my stash for these Strip Twist blocks. I really like how awesome they look together....
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Free Pattern Friday – Jelly Roll 1600

What is 1,600 inches long when it starts and finishes 48” x 64”? The Jelly Roll 1,600 Quilt! Heirloom Creations shared their tutorial on how to create a quick quilt using all the strips in a jelly roll sewn together! They even had “Jelly Roll Races” to see who could finish the sewing the fastest and one woman finished it in 35 minutes! This is a great way to do a fast, fun project with a jelly roll that you just aren’t sure how to use. Curious as to how they did this?? Watch the Missouri Star Quilt Co Tutorial! Here is a photo tutorial that might be helpful if the video goes too fast. Need...
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