Circles are your friend….

For real!  Could this be any cuter?  Stripey-strip circles just might be my new favorite thing.   I know, I know.  I sound like an obnoxious adolescent that exclaims every song on the radio her favorite. (hey I can say that…I have one!)  🙂  I just get so excited about all the possibilities these pre-cuts give me!!  The convenience alone is enough to win me over! (See the original full tutorial after the jump)

Think of all the scraps you could use.   ( we all have them.  just admit it.)  We are considering starting a “Quilters Anonymous” for all of us fabric hoarders.   Hahaha!!  🙂  Who wants to be President?

Okay, seriously.  I want to mention a few things….Did you see us featured on the MODA BAKESHOP!??!?!  (not. even. kidding!)   We were thrilled.  (okay, okay….maybe more like ‘over the moon’-screaming-jumping up and down-excited) no, really.  You should have seen us.  🙂

Thank you Moda, for that.  We love your fabric and can’t get enough of the pre cuts!

If you haven’t already WHAT are you waiting for!??!?!!?  TRY a Jelly Roll, you won’t regret it!  {i pinkie swear}

Don’t forget to enter the  two giveaways we have going on right now….one in the forums (easy as ever to enter.  just leave a comment) and the Jelly roll one as well.   Only a few days left to enter!
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Tube Quilting Technique!

So this is an AMAZING, fun and fast way to make a block, that has the look of a “string quilt” block or  an hourglass block.   The cool thing about this idea is that you are able to either make it very matchy-matchy or you have the freedom to make it very random and scrappy.  Their are also a lot of other ways to put it together, and you achieve a totally different look however you choose to lay it out!

All kinds of ideas are mulling around in my head of what else is possible with this technique.   Jelly Rolls make this so easy, too!  (I already have plans to piece one with honey bun strips.)  I can’t wait to show you!  I swear, once you try it you will be SO hooked.

Here is the ‘Main’ tutorial for the technique…..Oh man, you are gonna love it.
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Jelly Roll Week…all about coins

Coins, coins, coins……I bet you’ve seen them all over the ‘world wide web’ this summer, and you are dying to make one!!  They are easy peasy, and you will love the end result!

Using a jelly roll makes it so much easier, because your 2-1/2 inches are already cut, all you have to cut is your desired length.  We chose 5 inches for our example, here. Then you use a coordinating fabric for your sashing and BAM, your done!

If you have made one before, or if you make one after watching this video, upload a photo of your finished project to the forums!!  We’d LOVE to see it!

Thanks so much for joining us this week, for Jelly Roll Week!  We have lots of fun in store.  Videos everyday, a giveaway or two and lots of fun ideas to get you thinking for the holidays!  🙂  Stay tuned…..this is gonna be fun!

*fabric used was one Zippity Doo Dah Jelly roll (by Sandy Gervais) and Bella Solid (Navy) by Moda