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Why I love Sampler Quilts

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Most of you know that I love Sampler Quilts!  Some of this love comes from my teaching, Sampler Quilts offer me a vehicle to teach my students techniques that they can then apply to their general quilt making.  Blocks used in Sampler Quilts are a good way to do that, due to the variety of blocks utilized.  However, my true love of Sampler quilts has it’s foundation with my Grandmother and her love of quilting.

My Grandmother was a drapery seamstress and frequently had scraps or remnants, as she called them. She applied the more elaborate remnants, along with a surplus of embellishments, in her Crazy Quilts.  Crazy Quilts are a topic and project for another day.  Back to Sampler Quilts, which she made with her high-count cotton remnants.   Some blocks were appliqued, but the majority were hand-pieced, and they were all different.  I’d often sit with her while she was sewing, and ask her questions regarding the block or the unit she was working on (I know you have a hard time imagining …

Get ready for my new Timeless With a Twist Pattern Series - Block of the Week!

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New Details!  The Timeless With a Twist Mystery Pattern Series Introduction and Fabric Requirements are ready!
Last week, I introduced my new block of the week series for 2018.  It is a fresh take on 48 Timeless Quilt Blocks.  
Throughout this pattern series, I will take a closer look at 48 blocks that I consider to be timeless. I will share a brief history on each block, and then provide a fresh clean perspective on the timeless block.
Each week for 48 weeks, starting the first week of January, I will provide cutting instructions and directions for one of the blocks.  You must be a subscriber to my email newsletter to receive the announcement of each block.  The directions will only be available for 7 days.  No exceptions.  The full set will be available for purchase at the end of the series (shhhh... maybe in a book... shhh.).  If I feel more detailed instructions, tips and tricks are needed, I will feature some tips and tricks here on my blog. 
Along the journey we will talk about colo…

New Block of the Week Series! Timeless with a Twist

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Fresh Take on 48 Timeless Quilt Blocks 
Throughout this pattern series, I will take a closer look at 48 blocks that I consider to be timeless. I will share a brief history on each block, and then provide a fresh clean perspective on the timeless block.

Each week, starting the first week of January, I will provide cutting instructions and directions for one of the blocks. You must be a subscriber to my email newsletter to receive the announcement of each block. Subscribe here!

The directions will only be available for 7 days. No exceptions. The full set will be available for purchase at the end of the series (shhhh... maybe in a book... shhh.). If I feel more detailed instructions are needed, I will feature some tips and tricks here on my blog!

 Along the journey we will talk about color, value and placement. You may want to get yourself a color wheel, if you don’t already have one. Shop Here at my Etsy Shop!

More details next week, including your fabric requirements. Let's ju…

Some of my favorite things !!

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I've loaded my Etsy shop with all my favorite things!

You will find my favorite See Your Stuff Bags!

Available in 4 Sizes:

 X-Small - 6"x 8" - Perfect for EPP! Small notions! Small - 10"x 11" - Perfect for Wall/Baby Small Projects (can fit paper plates) Medium - 12"x 13" - My fav! Perfect for your Twin/Double Medium Size Projects (cen fit paper plates) Large - 16"x 16" - A Tote! Perfect for those large projects!  Check them out: See Your Stuff BagsHave you checked out these Quilter Select Rulers? 

OMG! They are fantastic! They do not slip, they are easy to read, and they are my new "go to" ruler when I'm cutting yardage into strips.  I have several of the Quilter Select long rulers and square up rulers in my Etsy shop. Quilters Select Rulers




 Also, Deb Tucker came out with a new tool, the Four Patch Square Up, I have a few left in the shop. This is a great tool for anyone having trouble with their 4 patches. You guessed it, you ov…