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General Tutorials

Updated Four-at-a-Time Flying Geese Tutorial and Sizing Tables

I have been sewing quite a few flying geese blocks lately. I use the cutting chart that I shared previously in my No-Waste Flying Geese Tutorial and Top Tips post, but many of my geese still end up a bit scant, even with all the tips and tricks I've learned to use over the years. The thing with the no-waste...

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Rube Goldberg Teamwork Pinball Flipper Block - Front
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Quilts

Pinball Block {Patent Pending Group Quilt}

Earlier this year, Patty from Elm Street Quilts asked if I would consider taking part in a group quilt. The theme of the project was given as Teamwork, and the design constraints were that we were to create a path for a ball to move across the quilt top in the style of a Rube Goldberg machine. I was...

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September 2022 Kona Club
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Fabric

June Through September Stash Kona Club Fabric

When my husband and I were finalizing our plans to move, I knew it was going to throw a curve ball to Stash Fabrics in their delivery of my monthly Kona Club fabric. They were fabulous and understanding, and they were able to wait to ship my July and August fabric at the same time. I received the June...

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General Tutorials

Make A Design Wall You Can Use Your Hera Marker Against

Welcome to Day 3 of the Back to School Blog Hop. Hello and if this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! I’m Yvonne and my blog and business name is Quilting Jetgirl which is a blend between my current profession (I am a quilt pattern designer and technical editor for the quilting industry) and my former professional...

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Blog Hop

Coming Soon – Back to School Blog Hop

Starting this week on September 15th and running through the end of September, 16 bloggers will be sharing tips and tutorials during the Back to School Blog Hop. I'll be sharing more details on how I'm finishing out my sewing studio on Saturday, September 17th. Here is the full schedule so you can follow along. Have a great week! Back to...

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DIY Drop Sewing Table Tutorial

I've been using my custom built cutting table / sewing machine drop table for a little over 2 weeks. Before jumping in and sharing how we made this table (using hardware store materials), I wanted to give it enough time to test it out to know that it's holding up, sturdy, and meeting my needs. I *love* how the table...

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Iggy (Gold Dust Day Gecko) Thread Painting and Threads Used
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2022 Finished Quilts, Blog Hop

Iggy {Get On Board With Sewing Blog Hop}

Welcome to Day 3 of the Get On Board with Sewing Blog Hop. Hello and if this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! I’m Yvonne and my blog and business name is Quilting Jetgirl which is a blend between my current profession (I am a quilt pattern designer and technical editor for the quilting industry) and my...

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Time to Reposition the Embroidery Hoop
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Quilts

Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 2

I've spent many hours doing fine detail quilting this week, and as a result I have made great progress bringing Iggy to life. For more on the backstory, check out my post from Monday, Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 1, if you haven't seen that already. Fair warning: this is going to be a pretty photo heavy post! Over...

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Initial Thread Selections
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Quilts

Gold Dust Day Gecko Thread Painting, Part 1

My husband and I generally try to be in the present moment and to make choices to keep us excited about the future. We have a bit of a motto that to be happy we need someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to. That said, there are a few things about moving away from...

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Tangerine Peels
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Quilts

Kona Food Quilt 2022 {Tangerine Peels}

I'm sewing again! I know you probably want more details on the sewing table / cutting mat station that my husband and I built. I promise we took lots of photos and I'll be putting together a really comprehensive DIY tutorial for it in the coming weeks. But after being without my sewing machine for 2 months, I hope...

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The Quilt Keeper
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Life

The Quilt Keeper

Just after we had arrived in California, but before our household items had arrived to start unpacking, I was contacted by Azera from The Quilt Keeper. Azera is the communications, advertising, and shipping coordinator for The Quilt Keeper and her mother, Ellen Taurins, is the inventor and patent owner of The Quilt Keeper. Azera was hoping I would be...

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Table Setting
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Quilts

Digital Wave Runner Table Setting

I hated having to play coy about my intentions when I was making the Digital Wave Table Runner and matching placemats and mug rugs, but I had *hoped* that they would work on our new dining room table. Some of my hesitation in sharing about the potential move was that so many of our previous real estate deals earlier...

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Tips

Quilt Basting Tips and Tricks

Hello and if this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! I'm Yvonne and my blog and business name is Quilting Jetgirl which is a blend between my current profession (I am a quilt pattern designer and technical editor for the quilting industry) and my former professional career as an aerospace engineer. Today I'm going to be giving all...

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Tips

Sewing Machine Cleaning Tip

If nothing else, this post is a friendly reminder to take some time and care for one of your best friends: your sewing machine! The first thing I should note is that all sewing machines are made a little differently. For reference, I sew on a Juki TL-2200QVP Mini. After every bobbin, I like to use a small paintbrush to remove...

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Butterfly Effect - Fabric Pull
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Quilts

Butterfly Effect {WISP}

Several years ago, Jan from The Colorful Fabriholic introduced me to the term "WISP": Work In Slow Progress. And just this past week, I have committed to my first ever intentionally started WISP, the Butterfly Effect EPP pattern by Nicole from Lillyella. Have I done a lot of English Paper Piecing (EPP) before? Not a lot, but I've done a...

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Life

2022 Mid Year Review

Let’s just jump right in and take a look at the goals I set for 2022 and how things are progressing. Host the Planview Quilt Along. - Complete! Teach at QuiltCon 2022. - Due to the Omicron surge, I made the very tough decision to cancel. It was the right choice for me and my family, but it was an excruciating and difficult...

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