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Weekly Quilt Contest: Snow, Ice, Cold (Brrrrrrr!)

pockets-of-love

Congratulations to Yvonne of Belgium for winning last week’s weekly themed quilt contest, Two-Coloured Quilts, with her very unique I and Y challenge quilt. Thanks to Jojo’s Quilt and Gift Shoppe for their donation of a Metro Market fabric bundle. Thanks also to the 758 voters that cast their ballot over the weekend. It was […]


Fusible Thread Flag Project

Charlotte Warr Andersen has put together this fabulous tutorial on making one-layer applique with fusible thread. The finished product is light, with no build-up of layers, and can be folded and washed. I’ve never seen applique done like this before, and must admit I’m very impressed with the technique. The instructions and photos used in […]

Posted: November 26th, 2009  

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Cross Country Christmas Quilt Designer Blog Hop

Gudrun Erla of G.E. Designs has invited eleven very cool ladies to have some fun blog-hopping around the country starting today. Each will post every day sharing favourite Christmas recipes, traditions and stories. And each day, one of them will share a Christmas/Holiday project with you. Twelve days… twelve free projects. WOW! There will be […]

Posted: November 9th, 2009  

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Scrappy Bookmarks

With less than two months left until Christmas, I’ve started thinking about some quick and easy gifts I can make. These fabulous Scrappy Bookmarks definitely fit that bill. Terrie has put together a great tutorial with lots of photos. If you need a refresher course, be sure to check out Nadine’s video tutorial on edge […]

Posted: October 30th, 2009  

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Mystery BOM from Two Creative Studios

Terri Stegmiller and Sue Bleiweiss of Two Creative Studios are doing a free Mystery Block of the Month project on their web site. Block Two was posted last week. What I love about this project, besides the fabulous blocks and great colours, is that they’ve included multiple ways to complete each block. You can choose […]

Posted: October 25th, 2009  

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Pink Ribbon Pins

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Connecting Threads has available a free tutorial to make paper-pieced Pink Ribbon Pins. Help raise awareness by sewing this simple quilted ribbon for your family, co-workers, and friends. Two sizes are available: large pin is 3″ x 4″ and the small pin 2 1/4″ x 3″.

Posted: October 21st, 2009  

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Great Pumpkin Journey

Kaaren from the The Painted Quilt teaches us how to make these gorgeous fabric pumpkins in her Pumpkin Tutorial – Crazy Quilt Style!. You’ll start with 6.5″ blocks, stack them, whack them, stitch them, then trim blocks to 4.5″. You’ll stitch the 4.5″ blocks together, make a tube, gather and stuff. A great tutorial with […]

Posted: October 21st, 2009  

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Spooky Treat Bags

Here’s a very quick and easy tutorial to make a spooky trick or treat bag for your little ones to use this Halloween. You’ll need 18 charms, 1/2 yard of fabric for the lining and 2 1/2 yards of black nylon webbing for the handles (or make your own). I wish I had time to […]

Posted: October 20th, 2009  

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Pumpkin and Cat Felt Treat Bag or Wall Hanging

Phyllis Dobbs has designed this super cute tutorial just in time for Halloween. It uses felt and can be made into a trick or treat bag or a wall hanging. Get the full-sized pattern and instructions here: Halloween pumpkin and cat felt treat bag or wall hanging

Posted: October 20th, 2009  

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365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs

Running the Quilting Gallery site, it’s no surprise that dozens of quilting-related blogs come across my screen each day. I can’t remember another blog that captured my attention so thoroughly like Leah Day’s 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs. I’ve been watching the progress daily on this blog for a few weeks, and […]

Posted: September 29th, 2009  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery, Tips and Tricks, Videos, Web Finds


Mom’s Birthday Gifts

It was my mom’s birthday earlier this week. I sent her this beaded Friendship Bag: I also made her a tote bag from a Moda Bake Shop Tutorial: Close up of the stitching: Free-motion stitching on the back:

Posted: September 3rd, 2009  

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Pizza boxes make good storage solutions

Serena Smith from Embroidery Treasures has put together two fabulous videos on how to cover a pizza box with fabric. She makes it look so easy. The addition of a little piece of ribbon to make the boxes easier to open is brilliant. I’m going to head over to the local pizza place and see […]

Posted: September 2nd, 2009  

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