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Scrappy Hourglass Tutorial

The hourglass is a fun block that is pretty simple to make, and it looks fabulous. It can be used on it’s own or as an alternate block. It works great as an alternate block with both simle and complicated blocks. In this tutorial, I show how to make this hourglass block, and I use…

A Scrap Quilt for Margaret’s Hope Chest

I recently read about an organization, Margaret’s Hope Chest, that has a goal to provide 400 quilts for homeless children in Michigan. Here is a link to their blog and the information about this specific project. Their deadline is Nov 15th. They call this project Hope Squared because they are suggesting you just sew squares…

Quilts at Shop Hop

Yesterday was the beginning of our Shop Hop. It was fun to go into one of the shops, Cherry Tree Cottage, and see a couple quilts from my books. First there was this great quilt from Simply Charming Fun. It is actually a bonus pattern, a variation of Charming Stars. I love it made up…

Machine Binding Tutorial

After picking up quilting as a hobby a dozen years ago, binding was one thing that took me a few years to learn. First I put a separate binding strip on each side of the quilt so there were raw edges on the corners. I only did that once. Then I folded the back around…

Pat Sloan’s Moda Challenge

Okay, so I love Pat Sloan. I have actually met her at Quilt Market. She is a fabric designer for P&B Textiles and a great pattern designer. She is one of those people that you would swear is always smiling and cheerful and friendly. I love how she combines bright fun fabric with folk art…

Simply Charming — Show and Tell

Here is the pattern Charming Stripes from the new book, Simply Charming Fun. This quilt was made by one of my pattern testers, Judy Hardesty. Judy used the charm pack “Recipe for Friendship” charm pack by Mary Engelbreit for Moda. I absolutely love it! It is great to see how different fabric changes the tone…

A Layer Cake and some Selvages

I was inspired by this blog:http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/ and all that she and others were making with selvages. (I have always spelled it selvedge, and I have since learned that both spellings are correct.) I ordered her book on Amazon, but couldn’t wait for the book to get here. (Oh–I have since received the book, and I…