Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

The Airshow Mini Quilt

I just love my Airshow Mini Quilt! I took a Quilting Workshop, which was hosted by the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.  The KCMQG was hosting Latifah Saafir, with Latifah Saafir Studios. This workshop featured the Airshow Quilt pattern.  Because the workshop was a half day, all the class participants learned how to make a mini quilt (or a pillow top).  In this class we learned about Latifah’s pattern and some great tips and trick for working with bias tape.  Let me share more about how I made my Airshow Mini Quilt.

Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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THE airshow mini quilt – MATERIALS LIST

(just a side note about the fabric that I used.  I hope you are able to find some, with the links I have provided.  This fabric is out of production and will someday be gone forever)

In case you wanted to make a different (larger size) of this amazing pattern, here is an image of what fabric amounts are required for each size.

Here are the material requirements for the AirShow Quilt. Pattern is by Latifah Saafir Studios. #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

THE airshow mini QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one yet, here are some that I recommend)
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
  • 1/2″ (12mm) Bias Tape Maker
  • Erasable Fabric Marker
  • Washable School Glue (like Elmer’s)

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Kelly is using bias tape in her Airshow Quilt Block. Learn some tips and tricks to make your own! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

THE airshow mini QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Using Latifah’s pattern, you will cut out your focus fabric and glue this to your background fabric.  Be sure to use Latifah’s diagram to help you layout the pieces in the proper place.  Then, using your Erasable Fabric Marker, you will trace and draw your loop lines.  Make your bias tape and sew this over the lines.  Super fun and easy!  In case you haven’t made bias tape before, here is a helpful video tutorial!


The entire class had a wonderful time making our Airshow Quilt Blocks!  Check out some of these fun snapshots of the KCMQG Class!  So many great varieties of fabric.  Isn’t it amazing how different these can look, just by selecting different fabrics?  Say hello to some of my favorite people!  I just love the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild!

     

If you ever get a chance to take a class with Latifah Saafir, I highly recommend it!  She is an excellent instructor and her style is amazing!  You can learn more about Latifah on her website.  If you belong to a guild, I would also recommend you make arrangements to have Latifah come for a visit!  So much fun and inspiration!

I hope you try this fun project!  This Airshow Mini Quilt has found it’s place on my wall of mini quilts!  Yay!

Happy Quilting!

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Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
Learn tips and tricks for working with Bias Tape and make this adorable mini quilt in the process! You can even make this into a Pillow top! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern#ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial#quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

The Baby Ooo Quilt

The Baby Ooo Quilt is a modern and fun project!  One of our neighbors was getting ready to become a first time Grandma!  She asked for a quilt to match her soon to be Grandson’s nursery.  My inspiration for the Baby Ooo Quilt was from the full sized version of the Ooo Quilt I had finished a few months ago.  The Ooo Quilt was chosen from one of my Missouri Star Quilt Company Block books.  This was from Volume 1, issue 4.  In the book, this quilt was called “Jump Rings”.   I chose some really great, limited edition, fabric.  Let me show you all about this quilt so you can make one too!

This fun and simple baby quilt is a modern design. Watch the video demonstration and make one today! #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

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THE Baby ooo QUILT – MATERIALS LIST

THE baby ooo QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

Be sure to check out my Amazon Shop to get all your Quilty supplies!

THE baby ooo QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Be sure to get yourself a copy of the Block Magazine.  In the pattern, you will find all the details for assembly.  The process is really simple.  Instead of using a jelly roll, I just cut up my fat quarters as show in the pattern.  Deciding upon the layout was fun.  It took me several times to finally settle upon a layout!

Deciding on a quilt layout is always fun. Learn how to make this cute baby quilt - It's fun and easy! #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

I numbered my rows, after I decided on the layout.  That really helps me to keep things straight when I get the blocks back to the machine for sewing.

TIP:  I used the following video tutorial as a general guide for assembly:

THE 000 QUILT – ALMOST FINISHED!

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I decided on some simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting.  It’s simple and fun!  Be sure you have a Walking Foot!  There are different kinds of Walking Foot attachments, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.

I used my Walking Foot to quilt this baby quilt. Check out how the finished quilt turned out - It's fun and simple! #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

I also wanted to add a “special touch” to the quilt, so I added some Big Stitches with some special 12 weight thread from Aurifil.     I didn’t use a hoop because my quilt was already quilted.  I just added some big stitches on the inside boarder of each “O”.  What do you think?

I love how the Big Stitch Quilting turned out. It was fun, relaxing and simple to do! #slowsewing #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I was also a little late in getting this to my neighbor, so I headed to the backyard and snapped this completed picture.  I think it is too cute!  And I will definitely be adding big stitches to more projects in the future!  Making this Baby Ooo Quilt was fun and easy!  I just loved making it and my Neighbor loved the result!  Yay!

This baby quilt is super fun and easy to make! This modern quilt is perfect for a quick gift. #ForBeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might try one for a baby girl.  Just think of the fabric possibilities!  I hope you make one of these quilts.  What fabrics would you choose?  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Quilting!

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The Ooo Quilt is a fun and Modern Quilt! Make one for yourself! Check out the video tutorial and start making today! #quilt #quilting #modernquilting #modernquilt #modern #sewmuchmoore #sewmuchmooreinstore

The Ooo Quilt

The Ooo Quilt is a modern and fun project!  This is another custom quilt I made for a very lucky High School Graduate!  The Ooo Quilt was chosen from one of my Missouri Star Quilt Company Block books.  This was from Volume 1, issue 4.  In the book, this quilt was called “Jump Rings”.   We decided to use the school colors (orange and black), so the quilt could also pose as a Halloween Quilt.  The school mascot is a Pirate, so the skull and crossbones fabric worked out perfectly!  Let me show you all about this quilt so you can make one too!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

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THE ooo QUILT – MATERIALS LIST

  • Missouri Star Quilt Company Block Magazine (Volume 1, Issue 4)
  • Qty (1) Jelly Roll
    • I cheated and cut up my own fabric and some specific Kona Solids that my client chose.
  • Qty (2.5) yards of background fabric (Kona Coal)
  • Qty (1.25) yards of border fabric (Kona Tangerine)
  • Qty (.5) yards of binding fabric (again, Kona Coal)
  • Qty (2.5) yards of backing fabric (yep – you guessed it – Kona Coal)
  • Cotton batting (this is the exact batting I used)

THE ooo QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

Be sure to check out my Amazon Shop to get all your Quilty supplies!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This Quilt block is just one of many to make the entire quilt. Just make this quilt one block at a time and you will be thrilled with the results! This Modern Quilt is a super easy pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

THE ooo QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Be sure to get yourself a copy of the Block Magazine.  In the pattern, you will find all the details for assembly.  The process is really simple.  Deciding upon the layout was fun.  It took me several times to finally settle upon a layout!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy pattern! This is the layout I tried before I sewed it all together! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

I numbered my rows, after I decided on the layout.  That really helps me to keep things straight when I get the blocks back to the machine for sewing.

TIP:  I used the following video tutorial as a general guide for assembly:

THE 000 QUILT – ALMOST FINISHED!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I drove to my friend’s house to rent some time on her wonderful long arm quilting machine.  Once you use a long arm quilting machine – it’s difficult to go back to quilting on your domestic (just sayin’).  I know everyone doesn’t have a long arm option, so you can always use free motion quilting on your domestic.  It’s simple!  Be sure you have a Darning Foot!  There are different kinds, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.  I always love my time with my friend’s long arm machine!  I would love to have one of my own, but I have NO ROOM!  Maybe someday!  Until then, I hope to keep Tia Curtis as a close quilty friend!  She is so helpful and wonderfully talented!  She even took this fun picture of me (with the pile of quilts I accomplished in one day)!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I convinced my husband to help me take some pictures of the finished quilt.  We took a drive to the Powell Gardens for some scenic pictures.  It is such a great location!  I liked this picture the best!  What do you think?

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Making The Ooo Quilt was fun and easy!  I just loved making it and my customer loved the result!  Yay!

If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might simply use a Jelly Roll.  That would certainly make the process much quicker.  I hope you try to make one of these quilts.

Happy Quilting!

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The Hashtag Quilt

Sometimes, I make commissioned quilts.  It is not very often that I do this – simply because it is very expensive for the customer.  I had a customer request that I make a quilt for their son, who would be graduating from High School.  We looked through quilting magazines and she decided upon The Hashtag Quilt.  Let me tell you all about it!

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

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The Hashtag Quilt – MATERIALS LIST

  • Qty (1) Layer Cake Package of qty 42 10″ fabric squares
    • I cheated and used black yardage (I cut these into a million strips!)
  • Qty (3.5) yards of White Fabric (this is for the background and the border
  • Qty (.5) yards of Fabric for the binding (I just used my black yardage and cut the strips a little wider)
  • Fabric for backing
  • Cotton batting (this is the exact batting I used)

The Hashtag Quilt – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler – I recommend the Stripology Ruler.
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

Be sure to check out my Amazon Shop to get all your Quilty supplies!

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

The Hashtag Quilt – assembly

I definitely found the Stripology ruler to be a MAJOR time saver for this quilt!  So many cuts of the same size!  I also highly recommend that you use a 1/4″ quilting foot (be sure you get the right one – tons of choices for different machine shafts).  There is tons and tons of chain piecing, so be sure to wind lots of bobbins too – or you can cheat and get the pre-loaded bobbins.  I won’t tell – hehe!

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

I created 2 kinds of strip units.  The first strip set was white/black/white and the second set was black/white.  I sewed these together and then cut them to size.  I sewed black strips perpendicular to create the hashtag.  I followed the instructions in the following video to create the remainder of my quilt top.  Check it out!

The Hashtag Quilt – almost finished!

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I drove to my friend’s house to rent some time on her wonderful long arm quilting machine.  Once you use a long arm quilting machine – it’s difficult to go back to quilting on your domestic (just sayin’).  I know everyone doesn’t have a long arm option, so you can always use free motion quilting on your domestic.  It’s simple!  Be sure you have a Darning Foot!  There are different kinds, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt #FreeMotionQuilting #LongArmQuilting #Gammill

I always love my time with my friend’s long arm machine!  I would love to have one of my own, but I have NO ROOM!  Maybe someday!  Until then, I hope to keep Tia Curtis as a close quilty friend!  She is so helpful and wonderfully talented!

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt #Binding

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I convinced my husband to help me take some pictures of the finished quilt.  I liked this picture the best!  What do you think?

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt #QuiltPhotography

Making this Hashtag Quilt was fun!  There were times when I had to give my eyes a rest (all that black and white can make you dizzy).  But in the end, I just loved it and so did my customer!  Yay!

If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might use more color(s).  What color(s) would you choose?  Comment below and inspire me!

Happy Quilting!

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Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt
Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt
Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

 

 

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Modern Pillow Cover

I just love it when two Guilds come together for a swap.  I was fortunate enough to participate in the Modern Pillow Cover Swap with the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild (KCMQG) and the Houston Modern Quilt Guild (Houston MGQ).  This swap was organized by the KCMQG committee chair, Daniela Kirk.  Daniela’s counter partner, for the Houston MQG, was Jenn Saxena.  During this swap, we had over 30 participants which accounted for over 60 modern pillow covers being made.  Let me tell you about the Modern Pillow Cover that I made!

Modern Pillow Cover - Flying Geese in Red

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When the swap first began, I decided to gather various sources of inspiration.  One of my favorite sources of inspiration is Pinterest.  I created a Modern Pillow Cover Pinterest board and started curating all the images that inspired me.  When I received my partner, I shared this board with her and asked her to choose something that she wanted made for her.  My partner gave me several ideas and this lead  me to the Kwik Jeli Wonky Geese Pattern.  Here is what you need to make your own.

Modern Pillow Cover – Materials List

Modern Pillow Cover – Basic Supply List


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Once I decided on my color design (one of my favorite parts), then I got started sewing!  This project came together quickly and it was fun to use my scraps.  My partner wanted happy and cheerful fabrics.  She liked yellow, orange and red.  Luckily, I have an abundance of scrap fabric, which came in quite useful for this project.

Modern Pillow Cover - Flying Geese in Red Yellow Orange

I used my 16.5″ square ruler to trim off the sides and quilted the top with my walking foot attachment.  If you don’t have a walking foot attachment – you should get one!  It really helps to prevent your fabrics from shifting.

I love how this project turned out.  While it is not perfect, I hope that my swap partner will love it as much as I loved making it!


Modern Pillow Cover

I hope you try this fun and easy pattern.  If you have not tried Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) yet, I would recommend THIS ONLINE CLASS.  You will be creating in no time!  Be sure to checkout all the Instagram photos of this fun swap.  We even have our own hashtag!  #ModernPillowCoverSwap

I would love to hear what you think of this project, or if you have a pattern or project recommendation.  Comment below and share your thoughts!

Happy Quilting!

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2019 Quilter’s Planner

With each new year, I look forward to a new planner.  Having a planner helps me organize my months, weeks, days and even my hourly schedule.  The reason I chose the Quilter’s Planner is for the sensible layout of the monthly and weekly schedule.  As a bonus, I can also track many other things in my life and have a wonderful resource of inspiration as well!  I also want to mention that the featured designer for 2019 is Camille Roskelley.  Camille is a quilter, a Moda fabric (Bonnie & Camille) and pattern designer.  I adore her style and gobble up her fabric each chance I get!  Just take a look at what you can expect with the 2019 Quilter’s Planner!

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2019 Quilter's Planner Camille Roskelley

The 2019 Quilter’s Day Planner is designed to bring joy to planning your day, so you can balance your daily responsibilities with your creative quilting life. This planner, made specifically for quilters, is a high quality 8″ x 10″ spiral bound book with monthly and weekly calendars, as well as quilt block patterns, graph paper and much, much more.

Full Sized 8″ x 10″ Planner Features:

This year’s edition is full of improvements, including:

  • 8″ x 10″ planner, 208 pages
  • A companion full-color glossy magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers
  • Traditional Sunday start day layout (I’m personally doing a happy dance about this!)
  • Weekly and monthly calendar pages
  • Project planning pages and project at-a-glance pages
  • Monthly quilt blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Cheryl Brickey!
  • 4 pages of planner stickers by 2019 Featured Artist Camille Roskelley
    • Can I just say that I LOVE these stickers!!!!  I use the stickers ALL. THE. TIME!
  • Laminated cover and colorful tabs designed by Camille Roskelley
  • To-do lists galore – Yay!
  • Photography of the 14 included patterns by Kitty Wilkin
  • Deadline planning pages
  • Bee block & swap projects planner
  • Yearly goals planning page
  • In-depth reference section with cutting measurements and yardage planner
  • Lots of graph paper (graph, dot, hexagon, and triangle) and blank drawing paper
  • Pocket on the inside back cover

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2019 Quilter’s Planner – Block of the Month

I love how Quilter’s Planner has made a fun community where folks can come together in a common project!  They would like you to join them on Facebook and Instagram as we sew the 2019 QP Sampler Quilt Block of the Month (BOM) pattern.  Check out their Facebook group and Instagram  for tips for sewing a beautiful sampler quilt.  You can get support and help along the way by asking their QP experts and group members.  You can join in at any point during the year.  It’s never too late!

All you need to participate in the BOM sew-along is your copy of the 2019 Quilter’s Planner and the accompanying pattern magazine.

2019 Quilters Planner Sampler Block of the Month BOM

I’m looking forward to getting my copy of the 2019 Quilter’s Planner.  Let me know if you have any planning tips or tricks for your Planner – we love tips and tricks!

Happy Planning!

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2019 Quilter's Planner - Planning your creative life.
2019 Quilter's Planner - Planning your Creative Life! Get organized and inspired for 2019

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Make your own Ultimate Travel Bag

Have you made the Ultimate Travel Bag yet?  I have always loved the look of this bag and was initially intimated by this pattern when my local Quilt Shop asked me to teach this class.  This bag pattern (from byannie.com) has a lot of bells and whistles!  I love the detachable adjustable strap, the exterior pockets and compartments and I especially love the interior!  The inside is full of all the good things!  Who doesn’t love an interior that is lined with mesh pockets and zippered compartments?  This interior provides easy visibility of contents, extra stretchiness and, best of all, adds absolutely no bulk to the seams.  Let me tell you all about it how to make your own Ultimate Travel Bag!

Ultimate Travel Bag 3

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This bag is the perfect travel companion.  It is very functional and  is carry-on compliant and sure to turn heads wherever you go.  I already mentioned the carrying strap and the inside pockets with mesh. I forgot to mention that it has a handy strap across the back that helps secure the bag to rolling luggage.  Yay!

The Ultimate Travel Bag measures 18½” long x 13¾”H x 8″D.

The Ultimate Travel Bag is the perfect size to carry a small sewing machine.  I can fit my little Kenmore or my Featherweight!   If you intend to carry something heavy such as a sewing machine in your bag, I used a foam core board for the base.  It worked perfect!

the ultimate travel Bag SUPPLY LIST

  • The Ultimate Travel Bag Pattern (with video instructions)
  • Main fabric (for body of bag, pockets, carrying-strap pad): 11⁄2 yds of 45″ wide
  • Lining fabric (for lining of bag): 11⁄2 yds of 45″ wide fabric
  • Coordinating fabric (for stabilizer sleeve, bindings, carrying strap, handle, zipper pulls): 11⁄2 yards of 45″ wide fabric
  • Mesh fabric (for inner pockets): 1⁄2 yd
  • Foam stabilizer:11⁄4 yds of 58″ wide product (Soft and Stable)
  • 11⁄2″ wide strapping (webbing): 51⁄4 yds
  • 9″ x 5″ piece of fusible interfacing (recommended: Pellon ShapeFlex 101)
  • 3⁄4″ – 1″ wide hook-and-loop tape (Velcro): 6″
  • Zippers (I get all my zippers from HERE.  You can send her a message and she will create a listing for exactly what you need)
    • Handbag zipper, 10″ (25.4 cm) or larger;
    • Handbag zipper, 20″ (50.8 cm) or larger
    • Double-slide handbag zipper, 30″ (76.2 cm)
  • Two 11⁄2″ (3.8 cm) rectangle or triangle rings
  • One 11⁄2″ (3.8 cm) wide-mouth slider
  • Two 11⁄2″ (3.8 cm) swivel hooks
  • Acrylic base stabilizer, 1⁄8″ (3 mm)-thick, 8″ x 15″ If desired, substitute foam-core board
  • 6 buttons (I used purse feet)
  • Thread to complement main fabric


PS – save yourself the hassle and purchase the kit!  

This all-in-one kit includes hardware, thread, and fabric to sew a quilted travel bag, complete with reinforced handles, sturdy straps, and a variety of handy pockets.  

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Basic Sewing Supplies & Tools Needed

  • Sewing Machine with 1/4″ foot
  • Chalk marker
  • Fabric clips
  • Fabric scissors or dressmaker’s shears
  • Glue stick
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pins & wonder clips
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Stiletto
  • Thread snips
  • Transparent gridded quilter’s ruler
  • Double sided wonder tape
  • Washout marking pencil or pen


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the ultimate Travel Bag – construction

I recommend you read the entire pattern and watch the entire video before you start making this bag.  This will help you understand where and how all the pieces fit together.  After review of all the materials, you should quilt your fabric sandwich and cut all your pieces.  This pattern comes with some awesome pattern piece markers – so nice to keep organized!

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I took the first day to cut and prep all my fabric and materials.  The next day, I started with assembly.  Watching the video, while making the bag, made a HUGE difference!  This bag has lots of parts and pieces.  You don’t want to skip ahead or assume too much!

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I mentioned in the supply list that I used purse feet instead of buttons.  I like the look of these feet and they are super easy to install.

Ultimate Travel Bag 2

I think the interior binding was the trickiest part.  I will admit that having a stiletto was completely necessary.  I would recommend taking your time and going slow.  The video even has a place where folks have asked questions and received answers.  That’s very handy!  Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect in the Pattern/Video.

the ultimate travel Bag – all finished!!!

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I really love how my Ultimate Travel Bag turned out.  I already have my next bag’s fabric already set aside – These will make a FANTASTIC gift!

I hope you take some time and enjoy this fun pattern!

Happy Sewing!

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Make a Stars and Stripes Quilt

Our family is very patriotic.  In fact, back in 1998, my husband and I said “I do” on Independence Day!  Our two sons simply love celebrating our country’s tradition by shooting fireworks.  My eldest son even helps a family friend at a local fireworks stand.  Needless to say, it was an easy decision for me to make a Stars and Stripes quilt.  Let me tell you how to make your own!

Stars and Stripes Quilt - choosing the fabric

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stars and stripes Quilt – MATERIALS LIST

  • Quilt Pattern by Camille Roskelley for Thimble Blossoms
  • Qty (8) Fat Quarters of Red Fabric
  • Qty (5) Fat Quarters of Blue Fabric
  • Qty (1.25) yards of White Fabric
  • Qty (2) yards of sashing Aqua Fabric
  • Qty (3.5) yards of backing Fabric
  • Qty (5/8) yards of binding Fabric
  • 64” x 80” cotton batting (this is the exact batting I used)

ps – checkout this Stars and Stripes Quilt Kit!  It has some amazing pre-selected choices to ensure a super cute quilt!

stars and stripes Quilt – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

I am an active member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, which is a highly inspirational gathering of talented quilters.  A fellow board member (Kelly L) organized a fun activity called “Block Lotto”.  Kelly chose this particular quilt pattern and color theme, so that all the blocks would be the same size and shape.  In order to play Block Lotto, you need to bring a completed quilt block.  In this case, participants would bring a completed flag block in exchange for a drawing ticket.  Each completed quilt block would render a separate drawing ticket.  At the meeting, there were over 180 quilt blocks turned in!  WOW!!!  That was enough blocks to make over 11 quilt tops!  We did a drawing at the end of the meeting and it was sooooo much fun!

Stars and Stripes Quilt - Block Lotto

These are just a few of the blocks that were turned in for the Block Lotto game at our Guild meeting

This quilt is a very simple project!    I started cutting and assembling my quilt blocks while I was on a visit to my Mom’s house.  The cutting was very simple.  I would recommend layering a few like colored fat quarters to make quick work of this step.  I was actually able to cut, sew AND quilt this project in less than one week!  I don’t normally start and finish a quilt in that short of a time span, but I really wanted to show a completed quilt at our Guild meeting (which was incidentally Flag Day)!  I really love how it turned out.

Stars and Stripes Quilt Finished Quilt by Nicole Moore

This will be a great quilt to bring to the city fireworks show.  The kids are cuddling up with it already!  I hope you make one too!

Happy Quilting!

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Make a Memory Pillow from a Men’s Shirt

Have you ever wanted to take a piece of clothing and repurpose it into a pillow cover?  When my Father passed away, we were not sure what to do with all his clothes.  So many of what he wore reminded us of different days or events that we shared in his life.  I wanted to take some items and find a way to keep a hold of his memory while utilizing his clothing in the process.  In this tutorial, I will show you how I took my Father’s button down shirt and repurposed it into a Memory Pillow to cherish for years to come!    Let me show you how to make a Memory Pillow from a Men’s Shirt!

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Memory Pillow – MATERIALS LIST

  • a Button down shirt
    • Preferably made from cotton (but it is not required)
    • My Dad’s shirt was a size XL, so that gave me a bigger pillow form option.
  • Custom Embroidered Patch (Handmade in America by CR Creations Shop)
  • Pillow Form
  • Shape flex or SF101
    • This is not required, but it definitely gives the pillow cover a sturdier hand

Memory Pillow – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine
  • Serger (not required, but recommended)  I use the Brother 1034D.
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Sharp Fabric Scissors (this is my favorite brand)
  • Large Cutting Mat
    • I have a VERY large mat, but you really just need something that is a little bigger than the front of your pillow cover.  (try one of these)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

Memory pillow – CUTTING & prepping

The size of your pillow cover is going to be limited to the size of your shirt.  Measure the length and width of your shirt to determine the size of pillow form you can use.  My shirt measured 30″ in length  and 26″ in width.  I had a 20″ x 20″ pillow form on hand – so that worked out great for this project!

Before I cut the shirt apart, I buttoned the front of the shirt closed.  Using my favorite fabric scissors, I cut the front of the shirt away from the collar and the back.  I also omitted the sleeves.

Memory Pillow - Cutting the shirt

I cut the back away from the collar and sleeves as well.  Then I used the following measurements when I cut apart my Dad’s shirt.  Again, my pillow form was 20 x 20, so I used the measurements listed on the below chart.

Pillow Form Chart

Memory pillow – sewing and finishing

Next, I followed these steps in assembling the pillow cover.

Memory Pillow Instructions

  • Step 1 – Sew the front of the shirt closed
  • Step 2 – Fuse the Shapeflex to the wrong side of the front and trim to size
  • Step 3 – Fuse the Shapeflex to the wrong side of both back pieces.  Fold a 1 inch hem on each side.  Trip to size.
  • Step 4 – Place one back piece on top of the other so that both hemmed edges will overlap.  This is the envelope opening.  Secure with stitches along the bottom and top edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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  • Step 5 – Follow the instructions to iron the patch onto the front of the shirt
  • Step 6 – Sew the patch to the front of the shirt.  This is optional (since the patch is technically iron-on).
  • Step 7 – place the back assembled pieces on top of the front (right sides together).  Pin along the edges.
  • Step 8 – Sew the perimeter of the pillow cover, using a 1/2″ seam allowance.  You can choose to serge this at the end.  I think it adds a nice touch and finished the cover nicely!

Now all you need to do is turn the cover right side out and install the pillow insert!  Yay!  This repurposed shirt is being gifted to my big brother.  You guessed it, his name is Shad!

Memory Pillow Cover - Finished Collage

You should make a Memory Pillow cover too!  I have a fun giveaway to get you ready!  All you have to do is comment below and tell us what you plan to repurpose and you will automatically be entered into this random drawing.  One lucky winner will receive one Custom created memory Patch from CR Creations Shop!  

Memory Pillow Giveaway

I will notify the lucky winner next week and get the custom embroidery details plus shipping info.  You can comment multiple times to enter.  Each new comment is an additional entry.  You can even enter on my Instagram and Facebook comments!  See my patch for all the contest rules.

I can’t wait to hear what you have planned!  Comment below!

Until next time – Happy Sewing!

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The Eight Point Star Quilt Block

The Eight Point Star Quilt Block has many names!  Some may call it the Evening Star Block, while others call it The Sawtooth Star Block.  Whatever you decide to name your block it is certainly one that has stood the test of time.  In this tutorial, I will show you how to construct this block by making Flying Geese units.  Flying Geese can be considered a staple in the quilting world.  There are many ways to make Flying Geese.  Let me show you one of my favorite Flying Geese techniques while making the Eight Point Star Quilt Block!

Eight Point Star Quilt Block - Styled 1

 

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the eight point star – Materials List

the eight point star – Supply List

the eight point Star – Cutting & mARKING

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

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(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase your cutting measurements

Use this link to purchase the cutting measurements file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this Quilt Block.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

Once you have your fabric pieces cut, follow the directions below.

For really accurate piecing, I would recommend marking your sewing lines on your cut fabric pieces.  Marking your sewing lines can help you maintain your quarter inch seam allowance, which leads to excellent quilt blocks!  One of my favorite marking tools are Frixon markers and pens.  The ink in these pens and markers will disappear when pressed with a hot iron – They are super duper handy!  Mark pieces (C) with a diagonal line.  Then mark your quarter inch seam allowance sewing lines on your remaining fabric pieces (A, B, & D).

 

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the eight point Star – FLYING GEESE UNITS

  • Step One:  Begin by laying piece (C) on the top and right side of a piece (B).  Sew along the diagonal marked line.  Cut off the excess fabric and set your seam with an iron.  Open the seam and press.
  • Step Two:  Next, take another piece (C) and lay it on the top left side of the same piece (B).  Sew along the diagonal marked line.
  • Step Three:  Cut off the excess fabric and set your seam with an iron.  Open the seam and press.
  • Step Four:  Make the other (3) Flying Geese units.

Eight Point Star Quilt Block - Flying Geese collage

the eight point star – assembling the block 

Now that the Flying Geese units are all assembled, we just need to complete the rows.  Using your marked quarter inch seam, sew the pieces (A) to both ends of 2 of the flying geese units.  Sew the remaining two flying geese units to the center square.   Be sure to press your seams in the opposite direction so you can easily nest your rows.

Eight Point Star Quilt Block - Exploded View

Don’t you just love this block?  I especially love this color combination!  You could also use just one main fabric print for pieces C & D for a more traditional block.  Either way – the Eight Point Star is a really fun and simple Quilt Block.  I hope you make lots and lots of them!

Eight Point Star Quilt Block - Styled 3

Happy Quilting and share this tutorial with your quilting friends!

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