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One yard toteOne yard tote I love this one yard tote pattern shared by Caroline at SewCanShe.  I really love the gnome fabric she used.   Her article uses the One Yard Magic pattern that Lecien Fabrics let her share last year.  There are insructions for adding a zipper, and using pre-made handles.  I am
Shortcut Quilt: Jolly Bar MeringueShortcut Quilt: Jolly Bar Meringue The Jolly Jabber from the Fat Quarter Shop shared a quilt pattern that caught my eye using Half square rectangles.  It’s a new Shortcut Quilt featuring the Jolly Bar Meringue FREE Pattern and video tutorial! The pattern calls for a special ruler but I would expect that you have a ruler
Quilting  Coloring booksQuilting Coloring books A more recent trend is coloring books created for adults.  I have to say I was a bit sceptical that I would enjoy colouring again - even a picture of a quilt - since it has been a few decades since I sat down to colour with my daughters.  I actually found it quite relaxing and enjoyed
Storage PodsStorage Pods Time to organize and sort all of those scraps and tools from quilting your projects may be needed in the New Year.  SewCanShe posted a blog on Storage pods, a free pattern published by Fabric Editions, Inc.  They sit easily on a shelf or can be hung from a hook on the wall.  Read
Roll N RulerRoll N Ruler While gadgets tend to catch most quilter's eyes, this tool could be very helpful.  I don't see it being useful on a daily basis, but would be great for pattern design, or auditioning quilting designs.  This tool works on both paper and fabric.  It was listed at a Canadian quilt shop
Christmas StarChristmas Star In the 2018 Countdown to Christmas, Moda has a Prairie Christmas star that caught my eye.  Actually I love any block in red and white, red being my favourite color.  Two sizes of blocks are provided.   Read more of this post
Aurifil 12/2 Thread Hamels Threads talks about where to use  Auriril 12 Mako weight thread.  This is a thicker thread that many people want to try but haven't.  Read this post for a big more
Quilt vs BlanketQuilt vs Blanket Quilt vs Blanket.  Every quilter knows this. Every one else should know it too… there is a HUGE difference between a quilt and a blanket. Caroline from SewCanShe shares the difference between a quilt and a blanket.   Read more of this
Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Yvonne fromf Quilting JetGirl held their first bi-annual Tips and Tutorials Festival.  People submitted tips and tutorials and after dividing the submissions into two categories.  People then voted and their blog post covered the winners in each category.
Dec 4th Guild Meeting Cancelled The December 4th meeting is cancelled and is rescheduled to Tuesday Dec 11th.  This is due to no power at the meeting
Good Fortune Mystery Quilt Bonnie Hunter, who is referred to as the Queen of Scrappy by some, has a new mystery quilt she is hosting on her site.  I have heard many members state "I have too much fabric and need to use it up:.   This may be the project to help you get started with using those scraps or stash. 
How to Quilt The Snowflake Ornament MotifHow to Quilt The Snowflake Ornament Motif Many of you are still working on your Christmas projects.  Perhaps you are at the point of quilting your projects.  Here is an idea from Lori Kennedy of Inbox Jaunts showing how to create a snowflake ornament motif.  This would look so great on a Christmas themed

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