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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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Rainbow of 12wt Aurifil Thread
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Quilting with 12wt Aurifil: Auribuzz Tutorial

Remember the delicious rainbow of 12wt Aurifil thread I shared about a little over a week ago? I spent quite a bit of time learning how best to set up both my long arm and domestic sewing machines so that I can take advantage of this amazing rainbow for a free motion quilting project. You can get all the...

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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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Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator (Image Only, Click to Redirect)
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Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator

I am excited to introduce a new quilting tool to you today, the Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator. When piecing equilateral (60°) triangle quilt tops, it can be hard to know what size your quilt top is going to finish. With this spreadsheet based tool, you can now determine just how large your quilt top will finish! You can get...

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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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Creative Cutting Ideas

I work with an 18-inch by 24-inch self healing mat. Occasionally I need to cut pieces of fabric that are larger than are easily accommodated by my mat, and I wanted to share two different methods I have used to overcome my limited space / mat size. Method 1 - The "Good Enough" Method I am currently working to make a...

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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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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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