Planview Quilting Plan - Upper Left Quadrant
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Planview Quilting Plan

Today, I want so share the process I went through to come up with a quilting plan for my Planview quilt. I use an app on my iPad called Procreate (I think I paid $9.99 for it) which allows me to use an Apple pen to doodle out quilting motifs. I'll explain more about how I work through the...

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Cathedral Stars Mini Quilt
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2021 Finished Quilts

Cathedral Star Mini Quilt

In addition to the Cathedral Star Block that I'll be adding to my Old School Block of the Month quilt, I also pieced 4 additional Cathedral Star blocks in the process of creating the PDF that I shared last Sunday: one block for each method and with each type of ruler. There was no sense in letting those blocks...

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Cathedral Star Block
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Cathedral Star Block {Old School BOM}

Hello and welcome to the 9th month of the Old School Block of the Month hosted by by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams. If we haven't met before, I'm Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl. I'm a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, quilt designer, quilt instructor, and technical editor. In addition, I have over 90(!!) free tutorials that you may...

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Aurifil Thread for Quilting
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Quilts

Planview {Pieced Quilt Top}

I get to share the Planview pieced quilt top with you today! As an engineer, I created plans to communicate how to manufacture parts that I developed. Plans are two-dimensional diagrams used to describe an object and communicate building and/or fabrication instructions. A plan view is a projection looking down on the object, like in a floor plan for a...

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Teaching

Sunburst Virtual Workshop {Las Vegas MQG}

This is a quick post that I'm sharing for the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild. I am going to be giving my Transparency Fabric Selection Tips & Tricks virtual lecture and teaching a 3-hour Sunburst transparency pattern virtual workshop (blue quilt in the upper right of image below) with the Las Vegas MQG later this month (see full date...

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Tips for Working with Directional Prints
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General Tutorials

Directional Prints {HSTs and Stitch and Flip}

Hello, and welcome to any new visitors who are following along with my Aurifil Instagram takeover this weekend. I'm Yvonne Fuchs, a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, pattern designer, quilt instructor, and technical editor. I've been a very active blogger since 2014, and if you have more time to poke around my website after reading my tips for...

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Life

Aurifil Instagram Takeover

This is just a super quick post to let you know to keep an eye on the Aurifil Instagram account this weekend. I'll be sharing through their account this weekend (and doing my best to keep up with comments there). There will be additional coordinated content shared here on my blog *wink wink*. On top of that, Sunday is...

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Planview Quilt Along Fabric - Northcott Fabrics
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Planview {2022 Quilt Along}

After coming up with a design, writing a pattern (that includes 6 sizes to choose from!), and getting the pattern edited by my technical editor (Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs), this week I get to start sewing the test version of my upcoming Planview quilt along quilt. I'm making the lap size quilt and I'm really looking forward...

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Thrown for a Curve
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2021 Finished Quilts

Thrown for a Curve {Finished Group Quilt}

Over the past week and a half, I had so much fun getting to quilt and finish the group quilt. We have named it Thrown for a Curve. First, let's take a look at the 8 coordinating thread colors I used to finish the quilt. I used 50wt Aurifil in: 2460 (Dark Carmine Red) to match 9000-252 Marrakech 2235 (Orange)...

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Fabric from Needle and Foot
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Fabric

August Stash Acquisitions

As you are likely aware, my friend Bernie, who runs the Needle and Foot Etsy fabric shop, is retiring. Everything in her shop is discounted, and I picked up a few items from her shop that arrived last week. I selected yardage of Royal Blue in FreeSpirit Solids, Chocolate (Dark Brown) in FreeSpirit Solids, Picnic in Straw, Picnic in Brick,...

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August Blocks - Old School BOM
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Quilts

Butter Churn Block {Old School BOM}

Before diving into quilting the group quilt this week, I set aside a bit of sewing time to make my August block for the Old School block of the month. The August block, Butter Churn, was designed by Lee Chappell Monroe of May Chappell. I used a dark navy print for the center. and I love that strip of metallic...

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Thread Matters 2021: Pairing Thread Weight and Needles

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that today on the Aurifil blog, I am walking through the steps to create a test quilt sandwich so that you can evaluate all the thread weights that you have on hand in combination with a variety of needle sizes. One of my favorite techniques to teach is thread...

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Transparent Building Blocks
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2021 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern

Transparent Building Blocks {Finished Quilt & Pattern Release}

I was so delighted to get to make this baby quilt for my friends. Now that the quilt is finished and on the way to them, today I get to share the finished quilt with you. The Transparent Building Blocks digital quilt pattern is also complete and available as of today in the Quilting Jetgirl digital pattern shop. The design was driven by...

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QuiltCon

QuiltCon Member Registration Opens Wednesday

Modern Quilt Guild members: if you are planning to attend QuiltCon 2022 in Phoenix (February 16-20, 2022), registration opens in just a few days on Wednesday, August 4th, at 10 am EDT/2 pm UTC! I wanted to take this opportunity to share about the workshops I will be teaching and give a few tips and tricks for registration. Playing with...

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Blossom Chains - photo by C&T Publications
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Blossom Chains {Just One Charm Pack}

Today it is my honor to get to share my version of Blossom Chains, a quilt I made to support Cheryl Brickey's latest book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts (affiliate link). When Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) was developing the concept for her book, she had the fun idea to have each quilt made in two colorways for the book...

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Transparent Building Blocks Pieced Top
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Transparent Building Blocks {Pieced Quilt Top}

It was a treat to get to sew together the quilt top for Transparent Building Blocks last week, and below I'm sharing a quick GIF that toggles back and forth between the graphic design based on the fabric pull and the pieced quilt top. I love getting to see how similar the quilt can be to the concept!   With the...

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Wayward Transparency
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Teaching

Wayward Transparency Workshop at Gotham Quilts

Gotham Quilts is hosting me to teach a virtual Wayward Transparency workshop in October. The workshop will be split into two Saturdays: October 23rd and October 30th. I've been teaching virtually for quilt guilds for over a year, and it's exciting that this workshop is an opportunity that is available to anyone interested. For Session 1 on October 23rd, I...

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