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How to make a Design Wall I decided I needed a design board so went to Youtube to find a tutorial on how to make one.  A design wall is  so nice to audition the fabric you plan to use, and to vary the layout of your blocks. Melanie Ham created a video that I found with easy to follow instructions.  The
How to piece batting scraps together Here are two short tutorials for piecing together left over batting scraps.  Julie, The Crafty Quilter, has two techniques on how to piece together batting.  Part 1 - piecing batting Part 2 - piecing
Vacant PPQG Board positions There are a few remaining roles for the 2018/2019 PPQG executive where no names have come forward.  We still need to find a Workshop Committee and one more Membership person.  Remember that two or three people can also take on a committee to spread out the workload.  Please consider
Half-Square Triangles with LUKE HaynesHalf-Square Triangles with LUKE Haynes Here is a technique using strips to make half square triangles.  Luke Haynes's tutorial has very clear instructions and lots of pictures to guide you through his
Springtime QuiltSpringtime Quilt The calendar says spring is looming although the temperatures may not agree.  The Springtime Quilt designed by Elizabeth Cecchettini published by Babylock is an easy pattern with 6 1/2" squares and strips made into a rail fence.  The rail fence caught my eye with one of the strips in
Modern Cogs QuiltModern Cogs Quilt I am seeing new Ombre Confetti Metallic by Vanessa Christensen in several quilt shops in Arizona, and it was a big hit at QuiltCon in February. Here is an easy pattern from Moda Bake Shop to use this fabric.  The Modern Quilt Cogs pattern has 16" blocks made in a star block which shows off
Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial I have seen many quilters using a sewing mat at classes.  I have never used one, but have been told they keep your machine in place and this pattern has several pockets to hold your tools.  This would be helpful as normally at a class you don't have a lot of table space to hold your
Summer Fun QuiltSummer Fun Quilt The Summer Plans Quilt by Kairle Oaks for Moda Bake Shop is a fun buzz-saw quilt.  The quilt is made in “Grunge Hits the Spot” by BasicGrey.  Who doesn't love Grunge fabric....  In case you don't have any grunge fabric in your plan, don't worry.  I made this block
Free Baby quilt patterns Free Baby quilt patterns Everyone is always needing to make a baby quilt.  Andy from A Bright Corner published a blog featuring not one but 15 free baby quilt patterns.  I really like the first pattern.  The pattern is called Moda Love.  I am currently enjoying all quilts with stars. All of the quilt
Free Marina Pouch patternFree Marina Pouch pattern Check out this tutorial posted by SewCanShe.  Just think of all the uses for this cute Marina pouch.  The addition of the 'handmade' tag is all the rage.  I am seeing metal tags with words such as 'Dream' or 'Believe' on purses and other bags on other blogs I read.  The free
Trapunto Quilting on a Fabric Panel Rob Appell at Man Sewing has put out a new video that covers how to quilt those panels at the back of your closet.  The video is called  Trapunto Quilting on a Fabric Panel.  He has several videos on Youtube on topics like free motion quilting, making a simple mandala quilt, and
QuiltCon Recap from ModaQuiltCon Recap from Moda Many incredible quilts were displayed at QuiltCon 2018.  Here is a summary from Carrie Nelson at Moda.  Her update starts with the Moda booth and then covers many quilts at the

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