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An Interview with Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts + A Giveaway!

Following the success of her newest book, a wedding, and the continuing growth of her online presence, Julie Herman has been pretty busy lately, to say the least. She picked up quilting in the early 2000’s and never looked back. After starting her blog, Jaybird Quilts, in 2009, she realized the potential she had in bringing noteworthy modern quilts to those with the same passion as her. Since then, she has not only been featured in various magazines but ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 9

Hi There~ I’m Stephanie Dunphy and although I have a blog, Rummage, mostly you’ll find me on Instagram.  I’m @sadunphy. I’m really enjoying seeing all of the great quick and fun Gifty Galore projects and I hope you are as well.  My project is called Buttons and Bows.

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September Little Quilt

We have the most beautiful Little Quilt this month. Two of my favorite elements with the September Little Quilt are Log Cabin blocks and warm, rich country colors. A great combination I’d say! Our Little Quilt is made from the ever popular Primitive Pennies and we were lucky enough to get the remaining fabric from this

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Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting
Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 8

Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting For my Gifty Galore project, I made these cute little patchwork trivets with circular quilting from the Sew4Home Blog. When I first saw the pattern, I immediately knew I wanted to use some pretty scraps I had from the Mama’s Cottons Line Dried fabric collection by Connecting Threads. Trivets are such ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 7

I’m so excited to share my Seasons Placemats with you. They can be found in the Fast, Fun, and Gifty book, or you can download the individual pattern here. As usual, when coming up with this project I couldn’t make up my mind which applique design I wanted on my placemats—so Anita at Connecting Threads suggested I do a different design for each season. ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 6

The Lined Drawstring Bag from Jeni Baker of In Color Order was such a fun, quick, and cute project! These bags are great to use for anything from gift giving to carrying around projects. Directions to make this bag can be found by clicking on this link. The directions were so good that even my side seams matched – WAHOO! I ...

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Cottage Chic Introduction & An Interview with Winthur Sempliner

In the summertime, prints such as floral and gingham fit impeccably against an adorable, pastel background. It is evocative of a weekend getaway to the country or the whimsicality in a little girl’s bedroom, which is why Cottage Chic is the perfect name for the 23 playful prints shown in this collection. I could see myself at any age simply adoring the combination of dots and lattice, especially when done up in pinks, baby blues, and sea ...

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August Little Quilt ~ Part 2

Here we are, back again for the finish of this wonderful Attic Windows August Little Quilt! The downloadable pattern is now available and you can access it here! As I mentioned last time, I used the collection Garden Square for most of my Little, however, I did throw in a couple of Quilter’s Candy Basics such as ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 5

The Two-Colored Zip Pouch is a fun and easy project to make for a variety of people on your gift giving list. You can get a completely different look just by changing up the fabrics. This is a fun way to use some novelty fabrics, or you could piece one of the panels from scraps if you would like. (I think scrappy is always ...

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Christmas in July – Week 4

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Week 4 giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected Joseph as our winner! We are thrilled to hear the feedback you have given us so far in the Christmas in July contest and want to thank everyone for their participation. The month is coming to an end, which means so is this ...

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