quilting tutorials

I made a very pretty quilt top once, but gave up after that because I was intimidated to even try to quilt it on my everyday machine.  This quilting tutorial from Fiskars walks you through from start to finish and pretty much covers every detail with clarity and visuals, as far a I can tell.  It’s the perfect reference for beginners who want to give quilting a try!

How to Quilt from Fiskars

How to Quilt from Fiskars

 

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deals and steals

Click on the image to find the deals!

 

Fabricworm has 15% off organic prints for one more day!

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Owl & Drum has 89 fun prints in the sale section!

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Fat Quarter Shop has Modern Roses yardage for $6.45/yard!

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Canton Village Quilt Works has amazingly beautiful batiks in the sale section!

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For Shabby Fabric’s Chance of Flowers, the more you buy the more you save!

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Fabric Spot give Canadian shoppers (and more!) tons of great selections in the sale section!

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Sew Modern Fabrics had Vintage Happy prints for $2.28/half yard during the shop closing sale!

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Cuts of Cotton has Dotten Ovals for just $6/yard!

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Sew Modern has Leah Duncan’s Meadow prints for $4.28/half yard!

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Pink Castle Fabrics has Monaluna Moon prints for $6/yard!

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This Lush Uptown print is just one of many in Fashionable Fabrics sale sections!

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Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Crafter’s Vision – save an addition 15% on sale section & free shipping over $30!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Gorgeous Fabrics- take a look at the sale section! Lots of apparel fabrics!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – sale section, $6/yard and under!

Shabby Fabrics - sale section!

Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!

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tutorial tuesday

If you have ideas now for your dining table runner from last week, this week it’s time to focus on the place settings.  This is one of my favorite parts of setting the dining table for a special occasion.  There are just so many choices, so many combinations…the perfectionist in me can drive myself nuts.  And. everyone. else.

Pumpkin Placemat from Cherry Heart

Pumpkin Placemat from Cherry Heart

 

Pocket Placemat from Lil Fish Studios

Pocket Placemat from Lil Fish Studios

 

Burlap Placemat and Napkin Ring from Simplicity Creative

Burlap Placemat and Napkin Ring from Simplicity Creative

 

Quilted Placemats from Purl Bee

Quilted Placemats from Purl Bee

 

Burlap Placemats from Seattle Pi

Burlap Placemats from Seattle Pi

 

Turkey Placemat from Sew Whats New

Turkey Placemat from Sew Whats New

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The rich, saturated color palette in this bundle coordinated by blogger Trish Poolson from Notes of Sincerity made me think of a box of crayons.  Trish expertly combined these prints for Fat Quarter Shop’s Blogger’s Choice series. Primary colors–apple red, sunny yellow, and pools of blue mixed with a few grassy green prints gives this grouping a warm, fun feel.  It also reminds me of a field of tulips and daffodils in spring and makes me long for warmer days!

 

Trish Poolsons Blogger's Choice

 

Here’s what’s in this week’s bundle:

  • Penny and Friends – 14662-73
  • Mimosa – 39988-3
  • Mimosa – 39981-3
  • Fancy – 11494-20
  • Dottie – 45009-50
  • Fancy – 11495-17
  • Fancy – 11495-15
  • Dottie – 45009-41
  • Fancy – 11491-11
  • Dottie – 45009-44
  • Fancy – 11491-20
  • Penny and Friends – 14664-140
  • Bella Solids – 9900-236
  • Bella Solids – 9900-140
  • Bella Solids – 9900-103

 

Mix It Up Monday aims to help you coordinate fabrics from multiple collections to take the guess work out of your fabric selections.  I hope this week’s bundle inspires your next project!
 
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sale shopper

 

Pink Castle Fabric – This weekend we are taking 20% off all apparel fabrics!  Use code APPAREL20 at checkout.

Marie Madeline Studio -Happy November!  This week (November 7th – November 15th) you will find our entire boutique section 25% off!  These items have been handcrafted by us in our home studio, and lots of them have been showcased at International Quilt Market.  Our boutique items make fabulous Christmas gifts!  Enjoy! xo Kristie, Apphia, Achaia, Abigail, and Abiah

Fabricworm - This week we’ve marked down all organic fabrics by 15%! This includes designers like Jay-Cyn Designs, Cloud9, Monaluna, plus more. Also, this sale is so awesome it includes substrates like knit, canvas, voile, and flannel! Now’s the time to share the gift of organic for the holidays! runs until Thursday 11/13 8am PST

Sew Simple Fabrics - Shop closing sale! Get great deals on beautiful prints, but hurry, supplies won’t last long!

Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Crafter’s Vision – save an addition 15% on sale section & free shipping over $30!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Gorgeous Fabrics- take a look at the sale section! Lots of apparel fabrics!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – sale section, $6/yard and under!

Shabby Fabrics - sale section!

Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!

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