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Free Pattern Friday – Denim Bibs – cowboy style!

I stumbled across this tutorial and I thought it was just SO cute! Almost made me want a baby. Almost. What I like best about this tutorial is you don’t have turn anything inside out. Buckaroo Bib Tutorial – Notes from the Patch
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The Storm has passed!

Issac came and went without much of a fuss in my area. I did get a day off of work so we stayed home and relaxed, save for a little trip to Waffle House for lunch. On our way out the door I noticed a dog wandering the streets of our neighborhood without an owner in sight so we looked at his collar and thankfully it had a phone number. He was returned to his home in about 20 minutes. They weren’t sure how he escaped. I was glad he got back home. The update via photos: The pear comes from this book that I talked about in Episode 50 of the podcast Creative Quilts from Your...
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Giveaway time! Win a copy of Quilt Design Wizard!

Win your very own copy of Quilt Design Wizard for PC! I’m celebrating the podcast reaching 50 episodes by giving away this fun and useful software! Design your quilt on the computer screen Print the Patterns and Yardage Estimates Sew or Learn Sewing and Quilting Basics 200 Blocks & 3000 Fabrics to choose from when designing your quilt Versatile layouts and borders  Design simple pieced blocks, straight layouts, on-point layouts, and play with color. This is definitely designed for beginners. Requires Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7. Made in USA. To enter follow the instructions from Rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway
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50 – A look back, book review, new quilt shop, new sewing machine, hurricane prep

My first big milestone has been reached – 50 episodes! I look back at the last 50 episodes and what I fondly remember the most. Some of my favorites that you should listen to if you haven’t already: Episode 36 with Kimberly Einmo – she’s a precut genius and has tons of tips for quilters that love to use precuts Episode 43  with listener Tracy who talks about purchasing a longarm and how she decided what brand to get Episode 33 the very first mom interview! Episode 42 where I answered listener call in and write in questions Episode 08 where I talk about my cruise to the Western Caribbean I add borders to two quilts...
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Free Pattern Friday – Simply Denim Quilt Tutorial

This makes a pretty big quilt (80″ x 100″) but I imagine it’s quite durable! Simply Denim Quilt Tutorial – Piece N Quilt
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Upcoming podcast milestone and a repair job

So my very next podcast episode will be episode 50. Episode 50! I can’t believe it. I want to do something special for it and will likely host a giveaway once I dig through my sewing room and find some stuff. It’ll be fun reflecting on the past 50 episodes. Looking forward to what’s in store for the next 50! In other news, I’m getting my Janome 415 worked on this week so I can have it in the office. My boss told me I was welcome to have a sewing machine at work for when I’ve got a break or I’m at lunch. I’ll take small piecing projects and such with me that travel well...
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Another Jelly Roll Race Quilt Bordered!

I finally got the border on my second jelly roll race quilt. I don’t see myself doing a three tiered border for a very long time. Extremely time consuming to do and I probably could have just done a single border for this quilt and it’d have been fine. Jelly Roll Race 1600 Quilt technique for those interested
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Free Pattern Friday – Denim Quilt

Lucy goes over the basic instructions for how to make your own denim quilts using old jeans.  You can make your own design using whatever size squares you manage to get out of the jeans you have.  It kind of looks like stained glass the way she does it! Denim Quilts – How To
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Border Added!

So I asked for your opinion on Facebook a few weeks ago for border options and what you saw for this quilt: And here is what I ended up doing for it (please excuse the bad lighting): I’m still not sure if it’s too bold for the middle of the quilt but I think it frames it nicely. Getting better at mitered borders! They’re time intensive but worth the effort I think. Not sure if I’m going to quilt this myself or send it off to a longarmer. I might just do it myself since the seams are so awful on the inside (this quilt was started when I was a beginner and not well practiced...
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