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Ombre HST PatternOmbre HST Pattern I am sharing a post suggested by the Workshop lead, Sharon.  This a cool looking ombre HST quilt pattern.   The pattern was created by Sarah Goer
Sewing Room OrganizationSewing Room Organization Sewing room organization is something many of us struggle with.  Stephanie from Quilt Addicts Anonymous has a video on sewing room organization in a small room.  She has 5  tips that may help you with where to put all of that 'stuff' that quilters
Little Quilted BucketsLittle Quilted Buckets Little Quilted Buckets created by A Bit of Scraps is a free pattern that results in a storage container but also lets you practice your free motion quilting.  A sweet
Color bleed solution Here is one solution to color bleeding by the Crafty Quilter.  I noticed her Instagram account had 35 comments on this article which tells me this is a topic of interest.
Pincushion Pincushion I am not sure why but pincushions are starting to catch my eye.  They can be a bit of art in your sewing area.   Tilda from the Tilda Studio blog created a pretty pincushion that should take no time to complete.  This pattern takes 8 different fabrics so the combinations are
Setting 2018 Goals I am seeing quilt designers publish their goals in several of the blogs I follow.  I am seeing consistency in their 2018 goals. - improve on XXX above last/previous years,ie. complete more UFOs, buy less fabric - Finish 1 or 2 projects that have been sitting for a while - Tackle a project
Guild Placemat DonationGuild Placemat Donation On Dec 6th, 247 placemats were delivered to the Meals on Wheels Program for distribution by their volunteers. 10 of these were made by Ms. Butz’s Gr, 8 class at Coronation Park School with the help of 6 Connecting Threads members. At the January Guild meeting, individuals spoke about
Guild and Coronation Park School Charity DonationsGuild and Coronation Park School Charity Donations On the morning of Dec 7th, 2017 31 members of Connecting Threads met to make 157 pillowcases. Along with the 10 previously make by Ms. Butz’s Gr. 8 class at Coronation Park School with the help of 6 Connecting Threads members and other donations, we donated 182 pillowcases. These were
Using Solid fabrics I was reading an article on Quilting on a Budget from Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.  Not as much fun as the thrill of buying new fabric, but she has some tips that are a good reminder.  Choosing and Using Solids is one of the tips that I don't think of
Midnight Quilt Show SeriesMidnight Quilt Show Series While there are several fantastic free motion quilting instructors, I am a fan of Angela Walters.  I was lucky enough to take a class of hers in Edmonton last spring.  I found her to be an excellent instructor.  Besides being in awe of her quilts she used to demonstrate what she was
MSQC Trail Blaze Tutorial MSQC has published another tutorial called Trail Blaze.  Have you made half-rectangle triangles before?   This pattern is on the modern side, and uses scraps.  A pattern to try on a cold winter day.....   Here is the text they introduced the pattern with: Who’s
12 Mini Quilt Patterns12 Mini Quilt Patterns SewCanShe, a blogger I follow, published a mini quilt a month last year.  This link takes you to all 12 free adorable patterns.  Several of these patterns really appeal to me.  Might be an opportunity to try a new block, or use up some scraps.  A nice quick project for

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