To find out what cut-away triangles are, and fun ways to use them, click on the link below.
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 2, 2013
My pattern Bedazzled has been published in the November issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. They have a great deal going on right now. A free 4-month subscription. This is a monthly, downloadable, magazine. Why not try it out? This is what quilters need to know to obtain their
- The group code:
- The group name: QUILTER
- This offer is for new TQPM subscribers only.
With this information ready, go to our website at
www.quiltpatternmagazine.com and click the red pincushion.
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Sep 27, 2013
These are my new patterns now available on my web site. www.quiltersfun.com
Pinwheel Puzzle is a table runner measuring 12" x 34-1/4". I've created a new fun and quick technique to make the units for this pattern. Can you find the pinwheels? It looks complicated but is simple. Choice of fabric gives the illusion of a contemporary, modern look. What about holiday fabrics? I might try that.
Southwestern Trilogy is a small wall hanging measuring 7-1/4" x 18-3/4". Perfect for that little side wall or an RV. This pattern goes together quickly and is a great way to use up some of your stash.
Enough bragging for today.
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Sep 23, 2013
I found these at a thrift store. I was so excited as they're made with thin cotton batting. Differant shapes can be found in coloring books, Google Christmas shapes, or use cookie cutters. They measure as follows.
Heart: 3" wide by 2-3/4" high
Mitt: 1-3/4" wide by 2-3/4" high
Bird: 3-3/4" by 2" high
Stocking: 2-1/4" wide by 2-1/2" high
How to make them? Well first find the shape you want. Trace the shape onto a piece of template plastic and cut out on the traced line. Trace the image on a piece of batting. Repeat as you'll need two of the same shape. Cut the shapes on the traced line. Layer the two shapes together. With colored thread of choice blanket stitch around the outside of the image leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff with cotton balls or fiber fill. It only takes a little stuffing as you don't want these too fat. Continue the blanket stitch to close the opening and finish the edge. Add a hanging loop and your done.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at email@example.com or leave a comment.
Sep 2, 2013
My Color Crayon Mini Workshop has been published in the September 2013 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I even made the front cover. My directions tell how to make the cutest little wall hanging. A great technique using color crayons to create a work of art to use in any quilt. Fun too. For information on this magazine visit www.thequiltpatternmagazine.com
Aug 7, 2013
The only thread I've tried from Valdani was for machine piecing. I really liked it. After watching this video I'm tempted to try the pearl cotton for wool applique. If you decide to try their threads please share your comments with us. To view the video click on the following link
Please note: I am not affiliated with Valdani or paid to promote their inventory.
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Jul 18, 2013
I'm doing a happy dance and had to share with my friends and followers. My design, Potpourri, has been published in the Autumn 2013 Quilter's World magazine.
Till next time happy quilting.