Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Heart & Soul Fabric Panel by Deena Rutter

I’ve been working on a project with Deena Rutter’s Heart and Soul fabric collection (for Riley Blake Designs) for a few months now and I’m finally ready to share the big finish. In addition to a 10″ x 10″ stack of pre-cut squares, I also incorporated a few Riley Blake Confetti Cotton solids (Riley Coral, Persimmon, Autumn, Rain Forest, Coastal Blue, and Charcoal) and the new Kisses basic in Vintage White. In addition to the prints and solids, I was so excited to incorporate pieces from this darling coordinating panel. The post Heart & Soul Fabric Panel by Deena Rutter appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Liberty Hexagon Heart Pillow Tutorial

This year I personally invited some of my favorite, creative and inspiring quilters to share their creativity and knowledge here. I’m so excited to see what they create and share! This adorable heart pillow by Amanda (in the gorgeous Liberty Lawns, no less! The post Liberty Hexagon Heart Pillow Tutorial appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Getting organized for a new year

Happy New Year! We’ve went on a quick family trip and got back Tuesday night. I’m finally getting Christmas cleaned-up. The post Getting organized for a new year appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

What did I learn in 2017?

It’s always interesting to look back on the previous year’s creative journey. This was a really busy, fun and even challenging year, creatively. Here’s more on each of these photos: The post What did I learn in 2017? appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

End of the Year CLEARANCE SALES

It’s that time of year! Time for End-of-Year fabric sales. It’s a great time to scoop up some good deals. The post End of the Year CLEARANCE SALES appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Merry Christmas from the Gingham Girls!

Merry Christmas from the Gingham Girls, ca 1978. Yep, that’s me on the right. Wearing more handmade dresses and aprons made by my mom. The post Merry Christmas from the Gingham Girls! appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Last minute Christmas projects + No-Sew Mitten Garland!

This week – probably like the rest of you! – I’m wrapping up my last-minute Christmas sewing projects. AND a cute little No-Sew project – a fun little mitten garland that was really easy and ended up SO CUTE. The post Last minute Christmas projects + No-Sew Mitten Garland! appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Learn New Quilting Techniques

Lots of pretty patchwork to share with you all today. First of all: fun new book, Quilting Row by Row; 27 Skill Building Techniques*. The post Learn New Quilting Techniques appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Learn New Quilting Techniques + a Giveaway!

Lots of pretty patchwork to share with you all today. First of all: fun new book, Quilting Row by Row; 27 Skill Building Techniques*. The post Learn New Quilting Techniques + a Giveaway! appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Christmas Sewing + Stocking Tutorials

I few weeks ago, I saw this Saltbox House quilt block on the cover of the December 2017 issue of Quilt Mania magazine and had to make one. A few months after I got married, we went to visit my in-laws in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in December and I was SO smitten with the classy Christmas decor on the traditional New England houses. This white house reminded me SO much of that Christmas visit. The post Christmas Sewing + Stocking Tutorials appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Meet My Brand New Machine Quilting Rulers!

I have been keeping a secret from you, but now I can finally share!! Meet my new friends Slim, Squiggy, Shorty and Archie! These are my brand new machine quilting rulers…..and let me tell you, I am so freaking excited that they are finally here. While their names are fun and silly, they are seriously awesome at helping machine quilters quilt a range of different designs. Just a few more examples of designs quilted with the rulers. Why now? So why am I making rulers? Even though I have been machine quilting for 15 years, I never felt I had anything new to add to the plethora of machine quilting rulers that are available. But now that’s changed Teaming up with Creative Grids has allowed me to design rulers that are going to be of value to machine quilters, no matter their machine or skill level! Besides versatile shapes, they come with the exclusive grip that Creative Grids is known for. Plus markings in black and white, which means you can see them no matter what color of fabric t..

Half Square Triangle Short Cuts – video demo

This past month, I filmed some short videos with the folks behind Pattern Drop.* My Hopscotch quilt is the featured quilt this month. That pattern has a bunch of half-square triangle blocks, we shot a video with some helpful tips for mass-producing lots of half-square triangles at once. The post Half Square Triangle Short Cuts – video demo appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Jitterbug Quilt Tutorial

The Jitterbug was one of the most popular dances of the swing era, but how did it get such a funny name? Turns out “jitterbug” is just a combo of two cute little words: jitter and bug. But put ‘em together and you’ve got a name worth remembering! This week we’re working on the Jitterbug Quilt. And, like it’s namesake, it’s based on two simple little elements: the 4-patch and the half-square triangle. Combine those quilting powerhouses with an extra dose of creativity, and you’ve got a quilt as swanky as the swingingest jitterbug on the dance floor! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Scrap-Busting Holiday Crafts

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Hamilton! With wreaths and candles in every window, a living tree adorned with lights, ornaments and ribbons, and window displays in all the shops, our little town is overflowing with Christmas cheer! On Saturday, we celebrated the season with a town-wide Christmas festival, featuring make and take fabric crafts in the Missouri Star Quilt Co. shops. Some of our talented team members showed off their creativity with mug rugs, fabric bracelets, felt poinsettias, fabric scrap ornaments and fabric holiday cards. We enjoyed diving into our scrap stash and creating these festive projects so much that we wanted to share with all of our friends far and wide how to create a couple of them as well! Read on to learn how to create our Felt (or Fabric) Poinsettias and Fabric Bracelets. Fabric Bracelets Courtenay from our Sewing Center showed us how to create these fashionable fabric scrap bracelets that would be awesome to show off remnant..

Finished Gold Tree Skirt

You may remember a couple of months ago I was working on a new tree skirt using Caroline Critchfield’s Tree Skirt video class on Craftsy. I finished the tree skirt a while back and was so excited to put it to use under my tree! And here’s the full effect. The post Finished Gold Tree Skirt appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

My Favorite Christmas Quilts

I finished a quilt in time for Christmas! Which isn’t as impressive as it sounds, considering I pieced the top last December (lol). All it needed was the quilting and binding and it was ready go go. The post My Favorite Christmas Quilts appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Black Friday -Cyber Monday Weekend Sales!

It’s that weekend! Everything in the world goes on sale and it’s a great time to get some good deals on holiday gifts. Here is a list of lots of great deals going on this weekend from your favorite online shops. The post Black Friday -Cyber Monday Weekend Sales! appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

50 +Gifts to Make for and Give to Quilters – 2017

Every year, I love pulling together a list of suggestions to make or give to your favorite Quilter. I’ve found some fun new projects to make for other quilting friends as well as new books, tools and other items perfect to give your favorite quilter! (Or for you to share with someone else I you’re their favorite quilter. The post 50 +Gifts to Make for and Give to Quilters – 2017 appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

New Pattern-of-the-Month club + 2 months free!

I’m excited to introduce a cool, new pattern-of-the-month club that launched this week called Pattern Drop. This club will deliver a new fresh, modern digital quilt pattern to your inbox every first Wednesday of the month. The cool part is that this is more than just a new quilt pattern each month. The post New Pattern-of-the-Month club + 2 months free! appeared first on Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog.

Dream Weaver Quilt

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