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Quilters Newsletter Best Kids Quilts Blog Hop

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Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Best Kids Quilts Blog Hop.  I designed Turtle Cove on page 12. When I first saw the adorable Sea Buddies line from Michael Miller Fabrics, I knew I had to make a fun, nap quilt and pillow. I was thrilled when the magazine came in the mail and Turtle Cove was on the cover! My Turtle Cove pillow has an envelope backing so it's easy to take the pillow cover off and wash it if necessary. Plus, Sea Buddies is printed on Cotton Couture so it's extra soft on Continue Reading

Smash Your Precut Stash Book Blog Tour

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Hello! Welcome to the Smash Your Precut Stash Book Blog Tour.  I have to admit that when Kate and Elizabeth from Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs first told me that their new book uses precuts I was in a little bit of shock. USE my precuts? I consider my fabric stash ART in my sewing room and though it pains me to use the last of a print, I always manage to replace it with something new! My most treasured precuts are from my fabric lines with Michael Miller Fabrics. Of course, Continue Reading

Quick Dollar Tree Gift for Quilters

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Hello Swirlettes! I wanted to make goodies for a retreat recently and had a lot of fun creating these sewing kits. I'm going to show you how to: I found these sewing kits for $1 each at Dollar Tree. I KNOW... Most quilters won't actually use the cheapo supplies inside, but I was making these more as a decorative, sewing room item. I emptied the contents and put them into some 8 oz. jelly jars. Next, I simply cut squares of scrap fabric with my pinking shears and added a glued Continue Reading

Club Cameo Launch in Warrenton, VA

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This Saturday, January 31st, I will be hosting the Club Cameo Open House at Kelly Ann's Quilting in Warrenton, VA.  Club Cameo is a program I developed for owners of the Silhouette Cameo machine to learn the software and dip their toes into the endless possibilities of crafty projects. I have had SOOO much fun with my cameo and I can't wait to share my exclusive designs through this club.  If you aren't familiar with the machine you can check out their website here. The heart of Continue Reading