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Christmas Gnome free patternChristmas Gnome free pattern Caroline from SewCanShe shares the pattern she created for a Christmas Gnome in one of her blog posts.  Who doesn't think these little gnomes are so cute.... Her blog post includes a link to the free pattern and includes a step-by-step photo tutorial.  I hope to see one or two of
Sashiko Stitching by MachineSashiko Stitching by Machine Sashiko is a popular hand-embroidery technique that originated in Japan. Most commonly, it involves white stitching on an indigo fabric in geometric patterns. Often, sashiko is done as all-over patterns that cover a whole area of fabric. The long, separated stitches of sashiko give it a unique
Homemade Basting Spray For those of you who spray baste your quilts, have you ever tried a home made spray that is less toxic and very economical?   Listen to Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts as she answers questions about homemade quilt basting spray.  She also includes a link to her first video on how
Quilts from Houston Quilt Show Pam Holland blogged sharing fabulous quilts she viewed at the recent Houston International quilt festival.  These are amazing quilts to review.  Most of us have this quilt show on our bucket list.  Here is a virtual tour of what we missed this
Power of Women Quilt ExhibitPower of Women Quilt Exhibit Pam Holland blogged on the Power of Women Exhibit at the International Quilt show in Houston.   While there are numerous quilt blocks and techniques, a quilt can also convey a picture of a woman that expresses your love or appreciation of how they influenced your life.  Amazing
Antique Quilts of the British IslesAntique Quilts of the British Isles The International Quilt Show in Houston is on.  The Antique Quilts of the British Isles is a special exhibit.  Here is a link to Moda's coverage of this special exhibit:
Pam Hollands' blog - Merit Quilting, Machine -Stationary - Houston. International Quilt Festival, Merit Quilting, Machine -Stationary.  Pam blogged on a  few of her favourite's - amazing workmanship and techniques in these quilt pictures.
Autumn Vibes Friendship QAYG QuiltAutumn Vibes Friendship QAYG Quilt Maureen Cracknell of Handmade has a free quilt pattern and tutorial called the Autumn Vibes Friendship Quilt.  This project tutorial is a Quick Quilt As You Go style quilt, made with long panels rather than traditional blocks. We'll be using cotton batting as our foundation for easy
Forage Bag patternForage Bag pattern Enjoy this fabulous Forage Bag in two sizes, regular or mini.  A cross body bag is great if you need a small purse.  Anna Graham of noodlehead has designed several bags and
Halloween Table Runner and Wall hangingHalloween Table Runner and Wall hanging Pat Sloan published a series on Hallowe'en projects.  Her patterns are made in great Hallowe'en fabrics that would help anyone be in the Hallowe'en spirit.  This blog post shares her table runner and wall hanging patterns. The reason I am sharing these patterns is that they can easily be
Easy Hallowe'en MatsEasy Hallowe'en Mats It is not too late for a quick project to celebrate Hallowe'en.  Pat Sloan has a free pattern for an Easy Mat that makes up quickly.  While in black and orange colors for Hallowe'en, this pattern could be used with Christmas
Pressing bars Pressing bars are very useful for stems for applique or certain quilt blocks. This tutorial by On-Point-TV talks about how to create and use Bias Bars. Check out a second short tutorial which talks about advantages and disadvantages of different brands of pressing

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