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How To Clean Your Quilting Gloves

How To Clean Your Quilting Gloves

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.       Alrighty friends - time to clean those gloves! Half-way through quilting this lovely Playroom Quilt I realized the ink from the backing was rubbing off on my quilting gloves. I was horrified at first and cursed myself for not pre-washing my fabrics.   Ever been here before?! (Before photo! EEK!)     Not to fear! Today I am sharing a quick and easy fix. (Seriously this might...

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Make Eight Half-Square Triangles

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Make Eight Half-Square Triangles

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.     If you haven't seen this method before - get excited! This is a very fast way to make half-square triangles eight at a time. This saves so much time in my opinion.      1. Cut your squares.  There is a simple way to calculate what size your starting squares should be. You will need one for the background and one for the triangle. If you know the size...

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Sewn Home Series: Playroom Quilt Pattern

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Sewn Home Series: Playroom Quilt Pattern

    The Playroom Quilt pattern is here! This pattern is the second to release in the Sewn Home Series.      I love how playful this pattern is without being overly complicated.  This is a simple and easy pattern! It's the perfect beginner quilt.    Do you recognize that backing? I finally made use of my Itajime Shibori fabrics. Read more about that process here. I have made this quilt four times and every time I am surprised at how fast it comes together. Fun Fact: This pattern was actually the very first one I designed for the series....

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Chain Piecing: How I Stay Organized

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Chain Piecing: How I Stay Organized

Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.      Do you chain piece your quilts? I didn't before I started the Playroom Quilt. I have now made this quilt three times and every time I have chain pieced it.   It feels like an easier way to keep everything in order. It definitely takes some organization. I use these clips to keep the columns in order! I have two of each color.   Step One: Lay your quilt...

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Pattern Matching Your Quilt Backing

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Pattern Matching Your Quilt Backing

 Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.     Until I made this Living Room Quilt - I had never tried matching the pattern on my backing to hide the seam. However, I really wanted to hide the seam on this one because... look at this gorgeous print! I didn't want any interruptions.    Just the other day I was trying to find the seam to show someone and it took me a long time to find...

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