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I'm a 20-something quilter that is totally addicted! I podcast, blog and bleed quilting.

80 – The hiccup episode

The joys of moving Flying with sewing stuff Teaching large groups New camera bag! – this is the Jill-e camera bag. I absolutely adore it. It looks like a regular handbag but it has everything build into the bag for a DSLR camera. And photos from our Sew and Share at the April 2014 Tampa Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
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I did a crazy thing

After going red last year during my “30-something mid-life crisis extravaganza” I decided I wanted something different for Vegas and just in general. I had an idea of what I wanted to do and sent a photo to my stylist. I think it turned out great! I can also add more colors over time. And my luck continued last night as I dug through boxes to try and find this: Hurray! I can properly podcast again. I will be recording an episode before the weekend. What questions do you have? Let me know and I’ll answer them on the next episode!
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Tour the New Quilting Studio

It’s been a flurry of activity over the past several weeks. We’ve been prepping the old house to get it ready for sale (it got listed yesterday – hurray!) and so now I took the time today to finish unpacking my studio. It’s not completely done but at least it is finally usable. Attached to this room is a master bathroom that I’m using for storage. I haven’t finished organizing that yet so it’s not pictured here. I decided to try and simplify how much stuff I have in one room with me and keep anything I don’t use very often in the closet. I want to try and keep it as uncluttered as possible (easier...
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Win a free Craftsy Class – Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags

Craftsy has offered my readers a chance to win one of my favorite Craftsy classes for free! I had a hard time deciding but ultimately chose the “Tinkertote” bag class. You learn a fun way to incorporate quilt-as-you-go to make tote bags, clutches, wallets, potholders and much more. Enter to win a Craftsy class! I love how easy it is to follow the class, rewind at tricky parts and share your finished project with other students that took the class. Learn the theory behind the quilt-as-you-go technique by working your way through a charming potholder before creating the “Tinker” patchwork bag from blocks you create on the fly. Tara shows you how to use scraps from...
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79 – Moved in and staying sane

Moved in to the new house and I’ll tell you all about it! Here are some random photos from the move and stuff:
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$20 Southern Fabric Giftcard Giveaway

Another great Southern Fabric giveaway just in time for Spring Stashing. You can splurge on sale fabric or some of the new lines that just came out! Take a look. Giveaway is open Internationally. Ends 3/18/14 at midnight. a Rafflecopter giveaway Let’s get this week started off with some great new sales! This week, enjoy  50% off Giggles by Me & My Sister {available in yardage} 40% off Sweet Pea by Kansas Troubles {available in precuts}  30% off Sewing Box by Gina Martin {available in precuts}  20% off Storybook by Kate & Birdie  10% off True Colors by Joel Dewberry {available in precuts and yardage}
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I’ve been quiet on the blog for several weeks now working on packing and all sorts of fun stuff that happens when you buy a home.  We viewed it on the day I last podcasted and put in an offer that evening. There’s been lots of back and forth but I can finally say I’m pretty confident we’ll be closing on it next week and begin moving in right away.  The house is 10 minutes from my office so my commute to and from work is going to practically nothing. I’m very excited about that! It also has a pool for me and the corgis to enjoy this summer. The house is larger than we need...
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Creating Pixel Blocks Using Grid Interfacing – A Tutorial

Materials List: Quiltsmart Watercolor Grid Interfacing in the size of your choice. The width of the fabric strips you are using will determine the grid size. I am using 1.5″ grid since my strips are 1.5″ wide.  They have it in varying sizes: Quiltsmart 1″ Grid Quiltsmart 1.5″ Grid Quiltsmart 2″ Grid Quiltsmart 2.5″ Grid You will also need: Sharp fabric scissors (I used my Perfect Scissors for this project) Piecing thread (I used 50 wt Aurifil Cotton Mako) 90/14 Quilting Needle Purple Thang or small tool to keep fingers away from the needle Iron with steam Teflon Pressing Sheet (I use the Bear Thread Applique Pressing Sheet) Your pattern and fabric strips I recommend reading...
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78 – House Hunters, Mario Quilt, Wander hot air balloon

Still house hunting. Wander – the hot air balloon quilt and how it came to be Pigma Paintstiks – what they are and some experimentation Teaching classes in the new season Planning some new tutorials Minecraft Corgi Fairytale on the move
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