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Houston Quilt Market Highlights - SewCanShe blog For most of us attending the International Quilt Market in Houston is on our bucket list.  I understand that in addition to classes, fabric and pattern designers set up their booths with their new products and quilts.  In addition, there are quilts on display that amaze people with the
Moda Free PatternsModa Free Patterns Moda fabrics has a section on their website called 'Fun and Free'.  This section houses free patterns, sewing tips, recipes (their term for block instructions), wallpaper, etc. As I read more on the internet about quilting, every designer of paterns and fabric have a free section to
New MSQ Tutorial - Stars & Pinwheels QuiltNew MSQ Tutorial - Stars & Pinwheels Quilt This new quilt pattern tutorial from Missouri Star appeared in my email this morning.  The stars and pinwheels caught my eye, not so much their color choice.  The color combinations you could choose are endless.  You can go birght and modern, Black and white with a third color, or
Moda Free PatternsModa Free Patterns If you are looking for inspiration and new ideas, check out Moda fabrics' "Free and Fun" section.  In Moda's Fun and free section, there are free patterns, sewing tips, wallpaper, recipes, etc.  Of course they are hoping to get you to buy their fabric and patterns, but there is no
New tool discovered at Quilt MarketNew tool discovered at Quilt Market Brady from  Sparrows Quilt Co located in Edmonton, shared this video on the  Illuminated Crafting Mat @ Quilt Market from the Houston Quilt Market.   A very cool tool indeed.  This is a light box that is made for cutting fabric.  I wonder what other new tools and
Set Project GoalsSet Project Goals Set Project Goals....  Interesting concept.  This is something I have been thinking about as the holidays get closer and I am way behind in completing my sewing Christmas gifts.  It has been proven that people who write down your goals and tasks are more likely to complete their
Bag ProjectBag Project Hello all.  I have been delinquent in posting but getting back on track starting today.  I have been travelling - first a much warmer climate, and then to a ranch in Boise ID.   Yes I used a pitchfork to feed the cows, picked eggs, and spent time with the horses.  Some of the
Voting is In The voting is in and you won’t believe this – quilt #1, the Carolina Lily, and quilt #3, the Canadian maple leaf, received the same number of votes. Deena, who manages our Guild Newsletter, had a great suggestion to post both quilts. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, post
Happy ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving A very Happy Thanksgiving to all our Guild members.  We are grateful for all the friends and creativity we experience as part of the Prairie Piecemakers Quilters' Guild.  I hope you all have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends this weekend.   The wall hanging
Jelly Roll Magic PatternJelly Roll Magic Pattern Moda Bakeshop published this easy jelly roll pattern called Jelly Roll Race designed by Mona Phelps.  A very nice alternative to the jelly roll race pattern you may be thinking of.   Moda Bakeshop has a daily blog  that publishes patterns and tutorials for quilts, apparel, baby
Easy Corner Stems TutorialEasy Corner Stems Tutorial The fall season has many of us working on quilts with leaves.  Sheri from A Quilting Life published a great tutorial that explains how to make the stem of a leaf.  Sheri is a quilter , quilt and fabric designer who publishes many free patterns and tutorials on topics from quilts, bags,
Quilt Magazine at RPLQuilt Magazine at RPL A tip this morning to save you money.....  The Regina Public Library has the American Patchwork and Quilting magazine in the list of magazines that you can access as part of their e-magazine services.  You need to download Zinio (free application) to be able to read any online

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