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Chevron Technique Bonanza

Chevrons seem to be everywhere in quilting, home décor, and clothing. They have a modern, graphic appeal with a sense of movement and vibrancy. Since my work revolves around quilting patterns and designing, I have come across several ways to construct chevrons. While there is often more than one way to do a design or technique in quilting, it is a bit unusual to find so many methods to accomplish the same design element. Please keep in mind, I am ...

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Plethora of Pillows – Chevron Pillow

Last week I wrote a blog about a bolster pillow cover and pillow insert in the Golden Age collection and promised a coordinating round pillow today for my second Plethora of Pillows contribution. SURPRISE! I changed my mind –  due to extenuating circumstances. Today you are going see my 12″ x 16″ Chevron pillow being constructed. ...

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Plethora of Pillows! Throw Pillow Covers Tutorial in Action!

When we started talking about the idea of Plethora of Pillows, I immediately knew what I wanted to do! I love the focal fabric from the Isle of Enchantment collection, especially the orange version. I love it so much that I had a printed version of it tacked to my wall, just waiting for ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 6

Recently, I attended a quilt retreat where everyone took some time out and made these lovely potholders! This is an amazing project and SO doable in a few hours! That is from cutting to finished! All you need is two coordinating fat quarters and cotton batting. This project comes from the blog of Syzygy of Me and she has all the measurements and detailed instructions on how to ...

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 2

On July 4th, I posted a blog about a new binding technique accomplished completely by machine. To see that posting and read more about the  Freedom Flag Mini Runner project itself, click here. The idea for the binding method came from an excellent tutorial on Aunt Marti’s website – I recommend you read that one as well. By the way, for general instructions about adding binding to quilts, there is a detailed  Binding ...

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3 is Finally Here!

It is time for the final installment of  Mystery Quilt 2014! The mystery of the quilt’s design is unveiled and quilt along members may discover what they have been making! For those of you following along on Notions: You can download Part 3 PDF for free: Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3 You can download Part 3 Notes PDF for free:  Mystery Quilt 2014 ...

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 2 Is Here

WOW! It is already time for the second installment of Mystery Quilt 2014. For those of you following along here on Notions: You can download Part 2 PDF for free, here: Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 2 Please note there are additional instructional PDFs, Part 1 Notes and Part 2 Notes, with detailed information and photos for techniques ...

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 1

The Mystery Quilt 2014 Quilt Along is finally here! As you may already know, Connecting Threads is offering a Mystery Quilt quilt along to celebrate National Quilt Month in March. You won’t know what the quilt looks like until Part 3! You can read more about the quilt along in the introduction blost post here. You can download Part 1 PDF Pattern for free, here.

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Fabric Selection

The Mystery Quilt 2014 Quilt Along is almost here! It is time to select and order your fabric in time for Part 1 of the pattern to be posted on March 19th. The Fabric Selection Suggestions PDF is now available to help get you started.

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