Mister Domestic Aura Blog Tour

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Hawaii. Need I say more? Mister Domestic’s new Aura fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics was designed and created from a trip to Hawaii. When I see it and sew with it, I feel like I’m IN Hawaii! It’s like Mister Domestic is giving us each a little slice of Hawaii right in our homes! When I picked which fabric …

Hand Quilting / Stitching

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​​XL​Have you wanted to try hand quilting?  I have been wanting to try for a while, but felt paralyzed.  I didn’t know how to do it or where to start.  So, as with most things in my life, I watched a video on it, read an article, and jumped in!And guess what?  I LOVE hand quilting!  And I want to …

Quilters Candy Box Blog by Elizabeth Chappell

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Have you ever seen fabric that you KNEW you needed? This was Amy Sinibaldi’s new Sonata line for me.  I love the hand drawn florals, instruments, windows, and yes, even the three dots that I used as my background fabric.  This line was beautifully put together, and to top it off, it was inspired by Beethoven, who I love.Sonata Fabrics When …

‘Zakka Home’ Book Tour

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If you haven’t see Sedef Imer’s new book, ‘Zakka Home’, you need to!  It is beautiful and full of fun projects you’ll fall in love with.  The hardest part for me about this book tour was choosing only one project to showcase.   I decided to make the ‘Sweet Pouch’ on page 91 of the book.  The Holidays are around the …

Quilter’s Moonshine Free Printable

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I have heard a lot about Quilter’s Moonshine lately.  What is this, you ask?  Well, it DOES include Vodka, but it’s NOT for drinking. Quilter’s Moonshine is a DIY spray starch! I found a simple and easy recipe from this blog post. I will be the first to tell you that spray starch DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE when quilting. Your fabric …

Perfect Half Square Triangles part 1 – THANGLES

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If you’re like me, Thangles is a new word to your vocabulary.  Thanks to Instagram and my awesome Quilty followers, a few of you shared that Thangles are your secret weapon for perfect Half Square Triangles (HST).  When I heard that, I HAD to try them for myself and share what I found with y’all.  What ARE Thangles?Thangles are a pack of …

How to Start a Subscription Box

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​​XL First things first: Know that there is room enough for everyone.  There are a few quilting related subscription boxes, and it’s wonderful!  Each one is unique and offers something different.  Don’t be scared if there is competition.  Your box will be unique because you will be behind it.  And you will bring something no one else has, because you are different …

To Starch or Not to Starch?

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I like to think there are two types of quilters: 1. Those who spray their fabric, and 2. Those who don’t. Are you type 1 or  type 2? I want to share which type of quilter I am and why.  And maybe, along the way, you might jump ship and join me!  Or not. There’s no “right way” to quilt, …

What Shade Are You Blog Tour

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If told, “You can make ANY quilt design with ANY colors you want,” what would you choose?  That’s exactly what RJR is doing with their ‘What Shade Are You’ blog tour.  They are asking different pattern designers to come up with a new quilt pattern and choose ANY of their Cotton Supreme Solid fabrics to make it. When RJR asked me to …

Hand Quilting / Stitching

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​Have you wanted to try hand quilting?  I have been wanting to try for a while, but felt paralyzed.  I didn’t know how to do it or where to start.  So, as with most things in my life, I watched a video on it, read an article, and jumped in! And guess what?  I LOVE hand quilting!  And I want …