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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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

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Raw Edge Applique Fabric Choice Tutorial

Whether you are designing your own raw edge pattern or using a purchased pattern, fabric choice is critical to loving the result. I have found in my own design journey there are times when fabric choice is a struggle, and quite frankly, will prevent me from starting that project. At best, it will delay it.

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Tips for Quilting With Rulers

The value of ruler quilting…rulers are a very personal thing. There are times in my life, when the quilt in front of me really needs some straight lines, or clam shells, or curves that I feel I can’t “hit” without a guide. For those of us who are perfectionists, a ruler can really help us

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