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Learn How to Paper Piece – FREE Pattern Tutorial and Video

Learn How to Paper Piece – FREE Pattern Tutorial and Video

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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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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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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Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along Week 3

First off, you are a rock star for making it to week three! Way to not quit! Woot!! So far you should have little strips of three blocks each, all in random color combinations. You should have a pieced three with a border in the tree background fabric around the edge so it measures 20.5” …

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Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along Week 2: Paper Piecing the Tree

Welcome back to Week 2 of the Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along. This week you will need your printed pattern and your tree and background fabrics. You may also wish to go back and read the last blog post: Learn to Paper Piece (Helpful Hints). Most of the directions for this week will be found …

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Learn to Paper Piece (Helpful Hints)

Paper piecing can be a true gift for someone who wants a quilt with odd shapes or perfect points. The following is a list of items I implement when paper piecing. Like with all things in life, there are multiple ways to do something. I don’t consider this list exhaustive or perfect…it is simply how …

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Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along, Week 1 – Cutting (and a little piecing)

Welcome to Week 1 of the Crooked Christmas Tree Mini Quilt Sew Along! The image above is what we will be making together. It is an expanded version of the basic Crooked Christmas Tree pattern, as it adds a scrappy inner border and a smaller outer border. I am delighted you are here and excited …

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Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along – Join Me

I have been wanting to make another Crooked Christmas Tree for my home, and can’t seem to “make myself” find the time for it. It is super easy to paper piece, and wanted something to expand the size of the pattern a bit. I decided simple is best! I have designed a crazy easy border …

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Free Bonus “Llama Crossing” Template for Here’s Your Sign in Make Modern Magazine Issue 24

UPDATE: Pattern is now also available for wholesale and PDF Download from my website. I am excited to share that I have a second pattern in a Make Modern Magazine issue this year. And Eeeekkkk….my Here’s Your Sign Quilt is on the cover! The issue also includes an article I wrote called “Quilt Yoga.” I …