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Weighted blanketsWeighted blankets Hamel's Threads Tuesday Tip was about Weighted blankets. If you’ve never heard of or used a weighted blanket before, they are often described as feeling like a gentle hug as they apply a soothing and consistent pressure to sleepers. Weighted blankets can also have positive effects on mental
Strip PiecingStrip Piecing Jen from Shabby Fabrics has a beginner-friendly quilt tutorial using strip piecing.  Jen teaches you to cut your strips, layout your pieces, and shows you how to nest your seams for a beautiful finish with this free pattern.   Read more of this
Rulers you needRulers you need Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting wrote an ariticle on the 6 quilting rulers she says are needed for quilting.  Many quilters have many many rulers.  This may get you thinking about a ruler or two you don't need.  This could be helpful if you are in a 'Marie Kondo' frame of mind.
Cheeky Circles patternCheeky Circles pattern Who is ready for a quilt that is light and makes you think of spring?  Kristina Brinkerhoff from Center Street Quilts has a quilt with curved piecing that makes me think of spring.  Curves are not as challenging as one may think.  Going slower around curve helps tremendously. Read
Preparing for a Retreat The upcoming Annual Guild Retreat is set for this coming weekend.  We all enjoy retreats - getting a few projects completed, learning new tips or techniques, meeting new friends, spending time with friends catching up, and usually indulging in a few treats over the weekend.  One thing
Packing for a Retreat Brandy Maslowski was a judge and a speaker at our Trunk Show a couple of Quilt Shows ago.   Her Feb 17 Newsletter talks about a modern mini project challenge; and Planning for a better retreat.  The Annual PPQG retreat is coming up in less than a month.  She talks about 5 TIPS on
Sew Your Stash 2019 | 3 Sherri's post this week on Sew your Stash, is all about getting more things done in the sewing room.  Getting as much completed as you want to?  Sherri from A Quilting Life has 3 great suggestions on how to be more productive in her 3rd article in her weekly series.    Her first
How to Make a Mamx BlockHow to Make a Mamx Block Amy from A Diary of a Quilter created a tutorial creating a Manx block.  This followed her first post on her trip to the Isle of Man where she first discovered this quliting technique.  Watch Amy's Manx Block
Manx Quilting from the Isle of ManManx Quilting from the Isle of Man Have you heard of Manx quilting?  Amy Smart of A Diary of a Quilter wrote about a type of quilting she discovered on a trip to England. Manx is the name of the native Celtic people from the Isle of Man with additional Norse (Viking) and English influences.  Her article talks about this
Manx Quilting from the Isle of ManManx Quilting from the Isle of Man Have you heard of Manx quilting?  Amy Smart of A Diary of a Quilter wrote about a type of quilting she discovered on a trip to England. Manx is the name of the native Celtic people from the Isle of Man with additional Norse (Viking) and English influences.  Her article talks about this
OLFA Anniversary Quilt AlongOLFA Anniversary Quilt Along A rotary cutter is a mainstay tool in every quilters' tool kit.  Did you know that they are celebrating 40 years?   What sparked the first OLFA cutter To celebrate 40 years Olfa created the ruby red cutter.  In celebration for the 40th Anniversary of the invention of the rotary
Crochet meets Quilting
Crochet meets Quilting I had to share this blanket crocheted with a snowplow.  At first I thought it was the red truck you frequently see in crafts and decor lately.  I was surprised to see what would be an applique on a quilt on this blanket made of yarn.   I have no idea if this is a trend or

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