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Portable Design Board {Tutorial}

I love my design wall. It has revolutionized the way I visualize and organize my quilt tops while I am piecing. Even though my design wall is just to the left of my sewing machine, though, I have been wondering if there isn't a better way to stay organized. Chain piecing complicated blocks can take a lot of time...

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DIY Quilt Ladder Tutorial

My husband and I built a quilt ladder in 2012 so that I could hang and display my quilts at home. The quilt ladder now lives in a corner of my sewing room and appears in the background of some of my photographs. I've had a few requests over the years for information on where to purchase or how...

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Simple Sunglasses Case Tutorial

I have a habit of taking off my sunglasses and shoving them willy-nilly into my purse. I will be the first to admit I don't buy fancy sunglasses, these are the $19.99 (or less) kind you can pick up at a local convenience store, but looking through scratched up lenses isn't good for the eyes. So when my last...

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Improv Quarter Circle Tutorial

Today I want to share the process I used to create the improv quarter circle blocks that I created in the It Comes in Waves quilt. A few things to note before getting started: I am demonstrating this using the same size blocks (5-inch charm squares) that I used to create the mini quilt. If you are new to...

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Blocking a Quilt {Photo Tutorial}

A little over a year ago, I needed to learn to "block" a quilt for the first time. Blocking a quilt is the process of manipulating a quilt into a squared-off, flat shape after quilting. Sometimes during the quilting process, a quilt will become slightly wonky, and the process of blocking that quilt will return the quilt to a perfectly square shape and...

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How to Modify Your Ironing Board into a Rectangular (Quilter’s) Ironing Board

For my birthday this year, I asked my husband to help me modify my ironing board. I had been eyeing a tutorial by my friend Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination. I have been using the large board for almost 2 months now and *loving* it - a fat quarter fits on the top as do full widths of quilting fabric...

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Square in a Square Tutorial

Today I want to share a photo tutorial of the steps I used to piece my square in a square blocks for my Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along quilts. To place the Fabric B and Fabric C triangles for the Square in a Square blocks, I recommend folding the Fabric A 6 ⅛ʺ x 6 ⅛ʺ squares in half in both directions and...

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Nite Owl Halloween Placemats
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Nite Owl Placemat Tutorial

I am excited to get to share the PDF download for my Nite Owl Placemat Tutorial today on my blog. This pattern was shared in October on the Inspired by Fabric blog, and I am happy to get to offer the PDF to you as a free download (it is also available for free from my Craftsy store). Details on the Nite Owl...

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Sewing Full Circles Tutorial

To piece the circles for the Rockabilly Baby quilt, I sewed full circles into the background fabric. Today, I thought I'd share with you how I put them together via a photo tutorial. The circles I made for the Rockabilly Baby Quilt finish at 8-inches in diameter. I created a half circle template set to use, and you can download...

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Cutting Hexies Photo Tutorial
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Cutting Hexies {Photo Tutorial}

This tutorial is for cutting 6-inch point-to-point hexagons. Another great resource for cutting without templates can be found on by from the blue chair, which also includes a fantastic table with lots of size references. As you probably know, I have recently been having fun making the 5 Minute Hexi Coasters, so I have been cutting these shapes a...

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Mini Mini Quilts: Binding
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Binding Mini Mini Quilts

Yesterday in my blog reading, I came across Kitty @Night Quilter's post and received an introduction through her blog about mini mini quilts. Greatly intrigued, I followed her advice and popped over to Instagram to check out #miniminiquiltswap. Figuring that I would poke through my scrap bin, you know, just to see what might happen... You might say I quickly...

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Selvage Binding Tutorial

I really appreciate a beautiful selvage, but I rarely cut to save my selvage edges because I am just not sure what I would do with them. Working on several projects recently, I hatched an idea to use beautiful selvages in a single fold binding, and with this quick hot pad experiment, I was able to prove out the...

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Tea Cozy Tutorial by Quilting Jetgirl
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Tea Cozy {Tutorial}

The weather in my town has finally started to cool off a bit. I know that it is just an early tease, but the temperature for the past few mornings really put me in the mood for some hot tea. Which reminded me, I really want to make myself a tea cozy for my tea pot like the tea cozy I made...

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Parallelogram Placemat Tutorial
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Parallelogram Placemats {Tutorial}

I have been commissioned to create a set of 8 parallelogram placemats, and I want to share a quick tutorial for how to piece this fun 12.5" by 19" placemat pattern with you today. But first, let me talk about some more details about the background of this project. With input from me about the amount of fabric required, my customer selected and...

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Simple Drawstring Bag Tutorial
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Simple Drawstring Bag {Tutorial}

This is a tutorial for how I make a really simple drawstring bag to use to gift small quilts. Years ago, I used an online tutorial to make my first simple drawstring bag, but that blog is no longer available. I started playing around with what I remembered of the pattern and developed this simple pattern. As an added...

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