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

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected our winner. Congratulations to Linda S!
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, …

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

Seasons Placemats 03
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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English Paper Piecing: the Perfect Introduction to Quilting

If you have read some of my previous blog posts, you might know that I am quite new to the quilting community. Though I have known how to sew for a long time, I wasn’t exposed to things like English Paper Piecing (EPP) and applique until I started working for Connecting Threads. As I settled into the environment and began picking up on different things, my interest in quilts grew more and more.

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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