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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 3

Block of the Month #3 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a patchwork applique block made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics… Patchwork Butterfly  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ The pattern pieces will print for you in reverse,...

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Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 2

Now that we have completed the first three blocks for the Power of Nine quilt-a-long it’s time for the next step in the Quilt As You Go tutorial! If you’re following the qaug method please read QAUG Part 1 first. In this post, I am going to be working on the spacer blocks...

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Block 3 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… My Block 3 is DONE! We are working on block three of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… If you’re just joining in, we are doing a ‘quilt as you go’ version of this quilt.  You can join in any time… I colored in...

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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 2

Block of the Month #2 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a wedge & applique block…  ~Tequila Sunrise~  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ Start by cutting out all your wedges… accuracy and consistency are key.   I’ve got...

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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 1

Block #1 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a Foundation Paper Pieced Block…  ~Tallahassee Twist~ You can find the complete Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ I made my block using this Velum paper… You can find the Vellum paper here on amazon: Simple...

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Sew Scrappy Samper ~ Block of the Month 2015

I had so much fun with my Scrap Happy Sampler BOM pattern that I’m back with another Sampler!  I’m using these delicious fabrics!  This Sew Scrappy Sampler is a Technique Sampler. (foundation paper piecing, applique, english paper piecing, traditional piecing, working with circles, bias tape, dresden plates and more) If you...

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Block 2 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… Block 2 is DONE! We are working on block two of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… doesn’t this look SO different? I used this block 2 color diagram for keeping me on track with my colors and to get a rough draft of my quilting...

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Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 1

If you’re following the Power of Nine quilt~a~long that’s fantastic!  I hope that you’ve done well with block one. If you are going to complete this quilt using the Quilt~as~you~Go method, then I have some additional information and things to think about.  This post is a bit long but please read through...

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Trip around the Tree Skirt

I have this new little pencil tree tucked in a corner and I thought… wouldn’t it be fun to make a Trip Around the World Tree Skirt! It was actually my nephew Sammy that brought it up… Imagine my embarrassment!  He was right… smart puppy! My tree skirt is made from four...

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Quilt Pattern Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew!  I’m giving away a quilt pattern bundle to a US AND INTERNATIONAL winner! I have 5 quilt patterns offered in print that will be added to my shop this week.  To kick it off, I’m giving one printed pattern bundle (including my block of the...

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Block 1 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015 My Scrappy Block 1 is DONE! If you’re just joining in, I’m on block #1 of this quilt… Here is a picture of both blocks, the solid version from the completed quilt (above) and my new scrappy block! I love how colors and values can change the entire...

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Power of Nine ~ Block of the Month

Block of the Month 2015 It’s time to kick off the Power of Nine Quilt~A~Long!  I will be following this pattern shown here:  Before we begin block 1 we have to get our fabric together. I’m making a scrappy version of this quilt and I’m really excited because I have lots and lots...

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diy ~ a hanging phone pocket for charging

Phone Charging Pocket Tutorial I have a quick tutorial for you today!  I made this little pocket for my daughter to use in her dorm room at college.  Now she has a place to hang her phone near her bed while it charges.  So Cute! You will need: * one jean pocket *...

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Modern Block of the Month & Festival!

Here is my newest Block of the Month for 2015! Modern Power of Nine You might be wondering… What the heck is all this ‘Power of Nine’ business in a twelve block quilt?  Well I’ll tell you!  Every block in this quilt is a nine patch block!  Isn’t it...

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Hand Quilting ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

I’m entering my Sampler BOM quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side ~ Hand Quilted Category! Here is a picture of the completed Sampler quilt…  Here are the quilt details: Scrap Happy Sampler BOM Quilt 60″ x 74″ with scrappy border Designed, Pieced and Hand...

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Modern Bloom Quilt Pattern

Modern Bloom Quilt Pattern~ (and a free pieced back pattern!) I’ve got a new quilt pattern in my shop!  Isn’t it pretty?!?! Modern Bloom is for the girls!  It’s a sweet pattern that comes with two size options: lap/baby 48″ x 56″ twin 74″ x 98″ The one shown is a lap...

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She Believed She Could… Sew She Did

My quilt guild has started another round robin, and this time I’m participating in the Embellishment round robin. That means we get to work with all kinds of fun beads and fibers and buttons… you name it!  My project (in progress) is a wall hanging for my sewing studio… There are...

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Modern Montana Quilt Pattern available!

My Modern Montana Quilt Pattern is available! You might remember this post back along when I posted about the Montana quilt.  I got so many super nice comments (smile) and inquiries (insert gratitude) that  I finally had a chance to get down to writing and testing the pattern! Thanks to everyone that...

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Making Memories ~ Memory Quilt Pattern

Memory Quilt Pattern I’ve been spending a little time on Memory Quilt project… We lost a family member last year and I made this quilt in his memory, for his wife.  There are some of his ties and some shirts, some pj’s and even some boxers! (gasp!) I imagine it will...

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Modern Quilt Pattern ~ Modern Gypsy

I have another new modern quilt pattern!  Half price this weekend! ‘Modern Gypsy’  includes  TWIN/FULL and LAP size patterns The TWIN/FULL size (shown) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8.  If you would like to try hand quilting the tutorial is here.   You can purchase the pattern in my shop. Or purchase...

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Modern quilt pattern ~ Grandmother’s Modern Garden

I have a new modern quilt pattern! ‘Grandmother’s Modern Garden’  ~ includes  TWIN/FULL and BABY size patterns The TWIN/FULL size (shown above) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8.  If you would like to try hand quilting the tutorial is here. The BABY size quilt (shown below) is free motion quilted using Superior SoFine...

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Make Quilt Labels with Spoonflower

Recently I decided to try something new and print my own custom fabric labels using  I made some basic labels in four colors… You can write with a permanent fabric marker if you want to include your name/date/quilt title etc. I uploaded a simple design of four labels (one in each color)...

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Finishing ~ How to Bind a Quilt

If you are ready to attach your binding then you should have your quilt sandwich all quilted.  If you need to make binding, check out the tutorial on making bias binding. For this demo I’ll be binding my quilt block from the quilt sandwich tutorial so it’s easier to photograph. Optional ~ before trimming...

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Finishing ~ How to make Bias Binding

Want to learn how to make Bias Binding for your quilt? You might need to grab a cup of tea or coffee for this post.  It involves math… need I say more? You may call me crazy but the binding is really a favorite part of the quilt making...

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Finishing ~ Hand Quilting

We all have our favorite part of putting together a quilt.  For some it’s the piecing, or maybe you love the binding (I do!) or perhaps it’s the quilting?  Free motion quilting is definitely fun but if you don’t have all the right equipment, getting a large quilt through a...