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Water Lily Surprise

I am still in the first year of owning my new home here in Western NY. Fall was beautiful as the large maple tree in front showed its colors.  Winter gave me a chance for rest and settling in.  Now, … Continue reading

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Stitch and Flip Adventures

by Kathleen Khosravi of Olive Leaf Quilts Have you ever looked at a quilt with thousands of little pieces and wondered how someone found the time and fortitude to make such a thing. Well, sometimes there are easier ways. My … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Machine Quilting

This is one of the main features that encouraged Sandy Petsche to design her new pattern series “Quick Kids Quilts”. Big pattern pieces, no triangles, beginner friendly, all two-color quilts, and all smaller size quilts – all of these features … Continue reading

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“It’s the Little Things” Kit-of-the-Month

The other day I was thinking that I have SO many quilts and a crazy number of pillows that I just don’t “need” any more but I still want to keep making things. I love playing with my GO! Cutter … Continue reading

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Christmas Topiary

Christmas! It is the happiest time of the year for so many of us. I think that part of the reason we love Christmas so much is because we take the time to add beauty to our surroundings. These acts … Continue reading

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Quick Tree Skirt Pattern by Julia Deal

Despite the initial geometry used in development, the Modern Spiral Tree Skirt (SEW-104) was the most fun of any pattern I’ve written, and it came together in record time thanks to the mathematical assistance of my college age son. We … Continue reading

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Fractured Panels – Pillows or Wall Art

This is a very easy way to use small panels that are 6” to 12” square or rectangular. Sometimes you have them leftover from a project or sometimes you just bought them because they caught your eye. No Pattern Required … Continue reading

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Yarn Inspiration

I went to visit my friend designer Barb Sackel a few months ago at her quaint home on a little lake where we always sit and talk about our latest projects. I bring along something new to work on and … Continue reading

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Island Vibes

Linda J. Hahn here from Frog Hollow Designs in beautiful Palm Bay, Florida!! I am super duper thrilled to share that I have a new (and my first) fabric collection called ISLAND VIBES coming to stores in March 2019!  This … Continue reading

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When A Quilt Nerd Met A Train Geek Online, A New Comic For The Crafty Inclined Was Created

I’m a life long hobby enthusiast… quilting, knitting, doll house miniatures: you name it, I am into it. But I never thought my love of hobbies would lead to not only a new romance but what is turning out to … Continue reading

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