New Friday Tutorial: The Inside Out Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Inside Out Quilt

Confession time! What sends shivers of fear down your spine? Ghosts and goblins? Things that go bump in the night? Handing the car keys to a 16-year-old for his first solo drive? Truth be told, I used to be afraid of applique. Too time consuming. Too exact. Too labor-intensive. Right? Wrong!!!

Make the Inside Out Quilt with Jenny Doan!

Today we’re sharing an applique method so quick and easy, you’ll be whipping through the Inside Out Quilt at lighting speed! These appliqued blocks are neatly finished with a teeny zig-zag stitch, and boy oh boy are they cute! Make the Inside Out Quilt with Jenny Doan!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need to make your own Inside Out Quilt!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Orange Peel Lotus Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Orange Peel Lotus Quilt

Quick and Easy Large Orange Peel Lotus Quilt with Jenny Doan! FREE Tutorial!

Have you ever tried to make the Orange Peel Quilt using our MSQC Small Orange Peel Template? It is so gorgeous, but it is a little time consuming. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a larger scaled template to make the same beautiful motif in a larger scale?? 🙂 Well now we do! This beautiful Orange Peel Lotus Quilt features the Large Orange Peel Template from MSQC and shows you how quick and easy this quilt is going to come together!

Close up stitching

A beautiful, easy way to stitch down your appliqué!

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Click on the button to watch the tutorial and see all the supplies you need to make this beautiful quilt!

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Jan Patek Applique

Jan Patek Applique

We are just having a blast with Jan Patek every month.  She is teaching us all the tips and tricks to make applique so much easier.  What is more fun than a bunch of women getting together, doing what they love (sewing) and sharing a snack!?

If you haven’t been in lately, you will have to see all the new stuff we have in.  We have some really (awesome) displays of Jan Patek quilt kits, fabric, patterns and finished quilts.  They are just beautiful.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, wherever you are!

Color Wheel= Sunshine

Color Wheel= Sunshine

So yes, its been snowing, and its really cold!  I don’t know about all of you but about this time of year I start to miss the sunshine 🙂 So, I thought, what could I do to brighten up my day?  Well sewing something usually helps and sewing something bright is even better!

I’ve been dying to use a Kona Solids Charm pack so here it is!

I took one charm pack and cut each 5″ square into a 2.5″ rectangle.P1010001

Then I took my dresden ruler and cut twenty of them into dresden plate triangles.

lovely scraps!

lovely scraps!

I assembled the Dresden plate and machine appliqued it onto a black background (15.5″ square). I also machine appliqued the black center circle.

Then I took the remaining rectangles from the charm pack and made a piano key border for the dresden. It measures approx. 25 inches square.

I still need to decide how to quilt it. and what color thread to use! (the really tough choices:) I absolutely love this little mini quilt! It is so bright and cheerful! and so easy peasy… This is a perfect project for a dreary winter afternoon! Enjoy!

All done!

All done!

KC Star fun!

KC Star fun!

I’ve been having a great time working on the Kansas City Star Quilt!

This is a quilt pattern that is provided free through the Kansas City Star newspaper on a monthly basis.  They do a new one every year and the patterns usually have a historical link of some kind.  I’m really excited to see the new blocks each month.  I’ve been using the provided fabrics from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, and watching Amy’s (our resident applique specialist!) sample blocks closely, and working hard to try to stay at least close to on time! Hahaha!  I’m already two months back since the May block just came out 🙂

These blocks are done in period style fabrics, I’m thinking it would be pretty cool to see one done in brights just for the fun of it!

This is my January Block

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and  February’s

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and March

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April and May are still in the bag.  😀

I’m working on it, but it’s exciting to know that when I’m through I will have a serious treasure, that would have been quite an ordeal to attempt if I was picking up the pattern as a whole and trying to do it all at once.

Not impossible

I know 🙂 but very intimidating!