Worn Binding
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Worn Binding Discussion

I have read online many times that quilters chose not to hand stitch down a binding and favor machine binding for quilts that will receive "heavy use". I am an advocate of doing what is best for you and your quilts, but I have to admit that I have never understood this reasoning or logic. For the purposes of this...

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Sew Tiny Sampler - Valentine's Card for My Husband
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Sewing Project

Valentine’s Card {Sew Tiny Sampler}

My friend Kitty Wilkin from Night Quilter just wrapped up and showed an incredible 100 day project at QuiltCon. She created a magnificent tiny piecing sampler in her glorious rainbow style (here is the pieced top) using blocks that finish at 1 1/4-inches. Today, Kitty is releasing her Sew Tiny Sampler pattern which includes designs inspired by her 100 day...

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Sparkling Star - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Sparkling Star

Whew, I've been home from QuiltCon for a day and I'm starting to get my bearings again. Well, only partially. Somehow I used the template for the Sparkling Star block by Linda Nitzen backwards so my star is a bit different than the one in the book. But it's done and sparkling with planets in the background. Be sure to visit The Splendid...

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Outline Quilting - Circle on the Left is Quilted Around the Perimeter and Circle on the Right is Not
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Quilts

Outline Quilting

All over quilting motifs can be the perfect way to finish a quilt, but when I do not select an all over motif, I outline quilt or foundation quilt around each quilting shape to help stabilize and define the quilt. The difference in how a quilt looks before and after the outline quilting can be quite dramatic, and I...

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Re-Purposing Aurifil Thread Boxes
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Life

Re-Purposing Aurifil Thread Boxes

As you know, my husband and I are planning to travel and be mobile living in Wabi-Sabi Overland this summer. One of the challenges of living in 75 square feet is storing all the things that we need and want in an organized and tidy manner. For us, being organized really helps us feel cozy, and I am very...

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Life

Shop Update

Just a quick announcement today: due to upcoming travel meaning that I cannot fulfill shipping needs in a timely fashion, I have removed all physical quilts and printed pattern listings from my Quilting Jetgirl Shop and my Quilting Jetgirl Etsy Shop. Thank you for your understanding, and if you would really love a printed pattern, you can reach out to...

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There's Always One – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – There’s Always One and Twice As Much!

I have been anticipating piecing these two blocks since I received my Splendid Sampler 2 book in the mail. Sometimes simplicity in design allows fabric selection shine! There's Always One by Jennifer Keltner is such a fun, playful block, and I just had to feature my astronaut cat prints in these flying geese blocks. Shruti Dandekar created the Twice As Much!...

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Coastline Sponge Cake - – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Coastline Sponge Cake

I chose to piece Katarina Roccella's Coastline Sponge Cake block for the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along this week. I really enjoyed how the block came together and how the directional triangle print worked out in the block was a fun detail for me as well. Be sure to visit The Splendid Sampler website to see the other blocks revealed today. And if...

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OLFA Creates Quilt Along
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quilt along

OLFA Quilt Along

As you may have seen on Monday, OLFA kicked off a quilt along to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the invention of the rotary cutter! I am really excited to get to share the beautiful quilt that was created by 40 quilters. Photography by @nightquilter, Quilt Design by @rosebudscottage I'm honored to have been a block contributor for the quilt. You'll have to wait...

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Bubbly - 2019 Patreon Pattern
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2019 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern

Bubbly {2019 Patreon Pattern}

I am so thrilled to get to share the Quilting Jetgirl 2019 Patreon Pattern, Bubbly, with you today! Toward the end of 2018 I asked my patrons to vote on two quilt patterns: I wanted to use one to submit for consideration for the 2020 Quilter's Planner companion magazine and the other I would use as the 2019 Patreon Pattern....

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Octangle Quilt
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2019 Finished Quilts

Octangle {2018 Patreon Pattern Reveal}

I created the Octangle quilt pattern as my 2018 Patreon pattern, and as such it was only available to those who signed up to support me via Patreon for $1 or more per month. Today, I'm excited to get to reveal the quilt, pattern, and details about the design with you! I based the design for Octangle on the desire to use...

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Tutorial

Quarter Arch Piecing Tutorial

When I shared my Crop Circles Table Runner in December, I immediately wanted to create a tutorial to show how I pieced the quarter arch blocks. This week I had a small window of opportunity to make a sample block and photograph the steps, so without further ado, let's get started! Note that this tutorial does not cover in depth...

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Come Together – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Iowa Star, Come Together, and Match Point

Technically, I pieced 3 of the 4 blocks revealed today in the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along. But in reality, I added 4 blocks to my growing pile! Jody Sanders presents us with the lovely Iowa Star block this week. The block is paper pieced and is one that will look wonderful in a wide range of colors. Lee Monroe from...

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Butterfly Inspiration Mini - Detail
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Quilts

Butterfly Inspiration Mini Quilt Top {Design Bee Challenge}

After sharing my Crop Circles Table Runner with the design bee group in December, I was asked to submit the inspiration photograph for the next challenge. I went through photographs I have taken and even some of my favorite photographs that my husband has taken. In the end I chose a photograph of a butterfly that I took while...

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Lauren's Flower Basket – Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Lauren’s Flower Basket and Fresh Start

I am starting to really be on a roll with the Splendid Sampler 2 sew along! With the addition of the 2 blocks I pieced for today, I am up to 25 finished blocks. The first block I pieced for this week is Lauren's Flower Basket by Annette Plog. I can already envision setting this block on point. We'll see...

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Star Plus - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Star Plus and Connection

The Splendid Sampler 2 sew along continues this week and a few more quilting friends get to reveal and share their block designs today! The Star Plus block is by Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs. Of course it contains a plus sign and is representative of her family, the stars in her life. The Connection block is by Sheri from Whole...

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Celebrating 10k with an Instagram Giveaway

I just wanted to pop in with a quick announcement this morning: I have reached 10,000 followers (gulp) on Instagram and am celebrating with a giveaway there today. Instagram is weird in that it only shows "relevant" posts, so I wanted to make sure that you had the most possible notification to go and check it out / enter...

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