Category Archives: Quilting

Creative Juice #30

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Creative Juice #30

A baker’s dozen of artful articles (better for you than donuts!):

Creative Juice #29

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Creative Juice #29

Fourteen articles, guaranteed to spark lots of creative ideas.

In the Meme Time: When Life Gives You Leftovers

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In the Meme Time: When Life Gives You Leftovers

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Creative Juice #28

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Creative Juice #28

Fifteen articles to ignite the spark.

Guest Post–Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt by TeresaDown

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Guest Post–Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt by TeresaDown

A treat for all the quilters! Many thanks to TeresaDownUnder for this wonderful tutorial that demystifies English paper piecing as we watch over her shoulder. (Be sure to click the link that says “View original post 39 more words” so that you can see the video.)

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Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

This is the perfect project to learn English paper piecing. It’s small enough to get results straight away.

I like the zig zag pattern too. You don’t see it very often but in a large scale, and if you choose your fabrics carefully, the end result can be spectacular.

How to do English paper piecing mini quilt tutorial

Learn to do English paper piecing in just over 2 minutes:

There’re only 3 steps to start doing English paper piecing:

  1. Download the hexagon template (google doc).
  2. Print the required size  (this project uses the 1 inch pattern) on thick or plain paper – I used plain printer paper.
  3. Cut the patterns and get sewing

Two important points to make:

  1. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  2. Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Mini quilt instructions

Print 60  hexagon templates (Google doc).

Make 30…

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Creative Juice #26

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Creative Juice #26

Sixteen juicy articles to tickle your creativity bone:

Creative Juice #25

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Creative Juice #25

Fourteen more articles to start your Friday creative streak:

  • Melanie McNeil shares the quilts she made in 2016.
  • I think you may be obsessive compulsive if you do this, but I love the results. I may have to try this idea…
  • Nostalgia time. My husband had one of these in his classroom to help his students improve their listening skills.
  • Are you jealous when you see all the creative things other people are doing?
  • Combining loves of ballet and reading.
  • The illustrations of Hanna McCaffery.
  • I think a dragon is the perfect subject for a quilt.
  • A grandfather posts a drawing a day for his grandchildren on his Instagram account.
  • Um, some of these one-of-a-kind Etsy finds are examples of creativity gone awry.
  • Scrap paper sculpture.
  • Joel Kioko, a young ballet dancer from Kenya.
  • The embroidery of Humayrah Bint Altaf
  • Norm 2.0 is known for his Thursday Doors photography posts, but here he combines doors and street art.
  • How do you do free-motion quilting at a retreat? Like this.

Creative Juice #24

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Creative Juice #24

Fourteen inspiring articles to send you to your creative work station.

Video of the Week #81 : Quick Flock of Flying Geese

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Video of the Week #81 : Quick Flock of Flying Geese

Guest Post: 15 Minutes of (FMQ) play…by Treadlemusic

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Guest Post: 15 Minutes of (FMQ) play…by Treadlemusic

Note from Andrea: Thank you to Treadlemusic for this interesting strategy for free motion quilting. I’m going to try it!

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