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Island Batik Mod Hearts MiniQuilt

Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt

Our second February challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a mini quilt. So, here’s my Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial! I do love making minis….they are the perfect size to test a new block idea or audition a fabric combination.  I’ve also participated in several really fun mini quilt swaps [ …Continue Reading ]

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Sew My Stash Quilt Tutorial

Sew My Stash Commitment and Quilt Tutorial I think that one of the reasons we don’t use our stash is that we over think and over plan how to make a quilt from stash.  This month, I quickly made the 3rd in a series of quilts all made from stash.  Keep reading to see the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Use It or Destash That Fabric Stash

  I love fabric as much as the next quilter!  But, I’ve resolved that I will NOT just hold on to that precious, precious, wonderful, absolutely special fabric anymore.  We call it collecting, but really it’s hoarding. I Resolve to Use It or Destash the Fabric Stash! And, here’s why I will no longer hoard, [ …Continue Reading ]

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Making a Quilt Hanging Sleeve

Here is a tutorial on how I make and attach my quilt hanging sleeve. I use this method to make sure there is ‘slack’ in the sleeve.  It’s important to make your quilt sleeve more open so that there’s room for a pole or slat.  I’ve seen too many quilts in shows where the sleeve [ …Continue Reading ]

Alison Glass Mini #2

Alison Glass Mini Quilt #2

Looking thru my blog draft posts, I realized that I never posted another piece of my Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap story.  So here it is…. I was in an Instagram Alison Glass Swap. My Swap Mama asked me to be an Angel and make a mini for one of the team because their original [ …Continue Reading ]

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Binding a Modern Quilt

When I’m ready to attach the binding, I feel great.  It means that the project is done and the quilt is ready to be used or shared with others.  Hand sewing the binding down on the back of the quilt is a very relaxing process for me.  I don’t do a lot of handwork, so [ …Continue Reading ]

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31 Day Blog Challenge and Quilt Backs

31 Day Blog Challenge–I’m IN!! I decided to sign up for an interesting challenge for people who write blogs. It’s a challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda –our challenge is to write one blog post every day in the month of December. So, here’s my first posting for the month…. And, please visit the Blog Challenge [ …Continue Reading ]

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Faced Binding Quilt Tutorial

Faced bindings are great for modern quilts.   Here is a simple tutorial for how I make a faced binding for my modern quilts. You can download a PDF of the slides so that you can take notes as you watch.CL Shaw Faced Binding Tutorial slides Hanging Sleeves:  I didn’t mention this in the video, [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern Jelly Roll Race Quilt Tutorial

My Modern Jelly Roll Race Quilt Tutorial Jelly Roll Race quilts are a favorite fast & easy quilt to make.  I decided to make a jelly roll quilt as a gift for a dear friend.  I started by reviewing the tutorials on Youtube by the Missouri Quilt Company because it had been awhile since I [ …Continue Reading ]

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Protect Your Memories and Files

Protect your memories and files! Having a plan to protect your photos, family videos, documents and digital files is now more important than ever! We have all been watching or experienced the impact of major weather disasters–fires, hurricanes, floods–across the US, Canada, Mexico and more. When a natural disaster threatens, it’s impossible to gather all [ …Continue Reading ]