Learn How to Paper Piece – FREE Pattern & Video Tutorial

Ever wondered how some quilters get those amazing points on really odd shapes? Fun designs with lots of colors going in every direction… Well, they most likely paper pieced them. There are two types of paper piecing. English Paper Piecing…that’s when we wrap fabric around a cute little cardboard shape…and then HAND stitch it to

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2019 Planning Party – 2018 Year in Review

2018 has been a banner year for Jittery Wings. I wanted, for my own benefit to do a “round up” of sorts for the year so when I look back I will remember 2018. Then I learned that Quilting Jet Girl is doing a #2019PlanningParty, so I am totally in! Below is a link to

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Pouch of the Month Club – Paper Piecing Style

I am over the moon giddy about everything coming up in 2019. I have so many whimsical patterns rolling around in my head, and I decided it is time to get them out and into some beautiful fabrics. So, for 2019 I am launching a Pouch of the Month Club – Paper Piecing Style. In

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Improve Your Quilting – Quilt Yoga

(This information also appeared as an article for Make Modern Magazine, Issue 24.) You spend countless hours choosing fabric, fussy cutting, matching points, ripping out missed seams and squaring up the most amazing quilt top ever. You admire it. You make your family run into the sewing room to see every stage. You photograph it.

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Wyoming Wind Pattern – Free Color Sheets and Labels

The size options for the Wyoming Wind pattern are endless. I wanted to offer my folks a way to organize their cutting and piecing process depending on the size and colors they choose. Attached is a free resource that includes a coloring page and labels for each of the blocks. Just click it. Download it.

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How to Make Chrismons – Quilted Chrismons

With the passing of Thanksgiving each year, the world begins to pay more attention to light. Lights on palm trees along the sidewalks in towns our southern towns. Lights on trees in our homes and store fronts. Ornaments begin to appear too. One can get lost in the Christmas isle in Target picking up and

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How to Make an Advent Wreath

As a creative people, we are visual. We appreciate…are attracted to…color and imagery. The Advent Wreath is one of the most beautiful symbols of the church and serves to give us a focal point for our devotion and study as we journey to Christmas. I’d like to tell you a story… I’d first like to

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Make a New Quilter…Mentor…

As a new, rather young, quilter stepping into the quilting world, I did not set out to “sell patterns” or “teach classes.” I set out to create and feel sane in this hectic and often negative world. I set out to fill a void in my life after loosing pottery, running and lifting. I felt

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The Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along Week 4

It’s time!!! Week 4 is QUILTING!! My favorite part! So, just a word of my current reality, I have been on the road for work and to teach the Painted Cow since before I posted the Sew Along Week 3 blog post. (One full week!!) That means, I didn’t have access to my studio for

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