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Principles of ColorPrinciples of Color Sew Mama Sew blogged about Susanne Woods', founder and publisher at Lucky Spool Media, book titled the Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making.  Susanne and Lucky Spool are sharing excerpts from the Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making in a weekly series at Sew Mama Sew, starting with
Thread Spool Tip A tip from Bernina on the best way to load thread based on how the thread is spun on the
Another mini quilt patternAnother mini quilt pattern Melissa from Polka Dot Chair blog highlighted Amy from Ameroonie Designs  sharing a free Springtime Showers Mini Quilt Pattern.  The bright colors make a person think about spring - which cannot come soon enough!   While small this pattern could be modified with another applique
Pixelated Heart QuiltPixelated Heart Quilt I absolutely love mini quilts.  They can be created quickly and add a pop of color on a wall or table.  The Pixelated Heart mini quilt pattern made by A Bright Corner lists the size of fabric squares to make this quilt in three sizes.  The number of squares needed are listed so this
Waves Jelly Roll quiltWaves Jelly Roll quilt Here is a new idea - new for me - on making a jelly roll quilt. Many quilters have made the jelly roll race as well as a few variations there are with adding a block to change up the pattern slightly. I have made a few jelly roll quilts and find that the size isn't as big as I would like. 
Tips for Adding Binding to a QuiltTips for Adding Binding to a Quilt Julie of the Crafty Quilter shares her best tips for all machine binding.  She includes helpful information and great pictures making her advice easy to follow.  The article includes making a bias seam for sewing the binding closed without a special ruler.    The picture
April 3 Membership Meeting Reminder For the meeting Tuesday Apr 3 starting at 7pm, a reminder on the following: 1.  Nominations are in progress for Election of officers/board at the May meeting.  Please consider what role you can play in keeping our Guild healthy and vibrant.  Many of the roles can be worked on by a
Giant Block TutorialGiant Block Tutorial This morning I came across Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting.  Each month she publishes blocks that you can make into 24" or 36" blocks.  This could be an easy way to make a quilt in a hurry.   The February and April Giant blocks have caught my eye.  She many other
Thread for Hexies EPP Stitched in Color talks about her findings for using different threads for English Paper Piecing (EPP) for hexies.  EPP or other hand sewing is a great idea for using time riding in the car on a long trip.  What thread do you like to
Tip Jar:  Half Square TrianglesTip Jar: Half Square Triangles Carrie Nelson at Moda has a great article revising a post made about two years ago talking about several methods and rulers used for making half square triangles (HST) .  We all have our own way to make HST.  This article may give you some ideas to change up your current method, or keep
High Low Ruffle Tunic TopHigh Low Ruffle Tunic Top In a previous blog I talked about my recent interest in garment sewing.  I know that many quilters started sewing by making garments when they were young, or sewed clothes for their children.  Jamie Sanders, owner of Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom,  has modified her free basic
Add a Sleeve to a DressAdd a Sleeve to a Dress It is time to switch up all the quilt patterns with a bit of garment sewing.  I have a friend whose beautiful tops have me thinking it is time to get back to sewing a garment.  I haven't seen clothes since my kids were young.  I have recently discovered Indygo patterns which have

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