Patchwork Quilted Pillows

Patchwork Quilted Star Pillows on polkadotchair.com
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  What? Doesn’t everyone post Christmas projects in February?  Sorry to throw you for a loop there *wink*. This project was the victim of the great technology meltdown of December 2013.  I never got it posted before Christmas because it was finished right when my laptop died. I can’t bear the thought of sitting on… 

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Machine Quilting Basics: A Sewing Lesson

Machine Quilting Basics
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  Today I’m sharing with you another post in my Sewing Lessons Series sponsored by Bernina. This lesson is on the Basics of Machine Quilting, or How to Quilt on a Sewing Machine. You can find previous lessons on, How to Sew a Zipper, How to Make and Sew Piping, Curves & Corners, How to… 

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Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2013

Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2013
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Happy New Year! 2013 was quite a year for us. Full of lots of ups and downs, lets’ just say it was not one of my favorite years. In January 2013 I picked “DO” as my word of the year, and I DID! I challenged myself to improve my blog content, styling and photography, hoping my… 

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Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hexagon Quilt Tutorial
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Hi there! I’m so excited today to be sharing with  you the tutorial for this Large Hexagon Quilt. I was able to whip this Halloween Quilt up very quickly using Lori Holt’s Half Hexie Ruler. Last weekend we headed down to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY for a little photoshoot. I have always photographed… 

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DIY Dorm Room Craft Ideas

20 DIY Dorm Room Ideas
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  I’m dropping my oldest daughter off at college this month and we’ve been busy all summer getting things ready for her new dorm room. Dorm rooms present special challenges, so I’ve been researching fun DIY Dorm ideas on the web this summer. Here are some of the ones that I’ve found, along with a… 

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Hawaiian Quilts & a few links

Hawaiian Quilt Square
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  One of the things I was especially excited to learn about on my recent trip to Hawaii was the art of Hawaiian quilting. I’ve always loved the bold colors and simple designs of Hawaiian quilts. Since I know that many of you love quilting and fabric as much as I do, that you would… 

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Color Blocked Baby Quilt

Color Blocked Baby Quilt
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Today I’m going to share with you how to make this Color Blocked Baby Quilt.  It’s a very simple design, no need for a pattern. The blocks are arranged in color order with the darkest at the top going down to the lightest at the bottom. To make this quilt you’ll need: Fat Quarters of… 

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Easy Fat Quarter Doll Quilt

Fat Quarter Doll Quilt
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Project shared originally on UCreate// Today I’m going to share with you how to make this simple doll quilt made from 2 fat quarters!  Have you ever noticed how many “cheater” prints you can buy at the fabric store now?  They are great for this kind of project. No piecing necessary. You can whip this… 

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Simple Chevron Quilted Throw

Simple Chevron Quilted Throw- a great quilt for a beginner
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    One of the most frequent comments I get is  ”I’d like to make a quilt but I don’t know where to start”.   With this in mind I designed this simple chevron quilt project. It  would be a great place to start if you’ve never made a quilt before. If you are an… 

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Tone on Tone Applique Dots by Diary of a Quilter

Tone on tone dots
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Hello friends! I’m Amy and I write about my adventures with fabric on my blog Diary of a Quilter. My project today was inspired by Riley Blake’s new collection of tone on tone polka dot fabrics! I’m especially loving that navy on turquoise! And so I created a little mini pieced quilt design that I plan to turn into… 

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Soft n Snuggly Baby Quilt Tutorial

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One of my favorite baby quilts to make is the one from my Soft n Snuggly Baby Quilt tutorial.  It pieces together quickly and is a great way to use up some of your scraps.   A friend of mine is expecting a new baby girl and I thought it would be the prefect opportunity… 

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Riley Blake Fabrics Giveaway & Project!

Simple Chevron Quilted Throw- a great quilt for a beginner
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Hello! Today you can find me over at the Riley Blake Fabrics blog sharing a tutorial to make this simple quilted throw. I fell in love with the fabrics and decided to make a quilt for my living room, so that we have something to cuddle up with this winter! I’m also excited to be… 

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Some Christmas Sewing

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  I’m kinda in the middle of one of those “10 projects half way… nothing done” phases right now. I thought I’d pop in and share with you one of the things I’ve been working on this month. Last year I bought this pack of funky Christmas print pre cut squares from Amy Smart. She… 

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Photo Quilt, a mini tutorial

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I have been trying to make quilts for my nieces (and nephews when they get old enough) when they graduate from High School and head off to college.  The first one I made is written up here.  I liked the idea of a quilt to with photos of their family back home on it, to keep them… 

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