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Monday, August 31, 2020

TSA Size Travel Bag

While we might all be stuck at home for right now...
we can always plan ahead for better days.

This clear vinyl TSA size travel bag, is perfect for those liquids,
  allowed in our carry on bags.
These use a medium to heavy weight transparent vinyl, sold in craft/hobby stores.
You can make them your own with "Crafter's Edge" Posey Basket die,


Check it out on the Thermoweb blog


til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Here Fishy Fishy

 

How do you like your fish?
Fried, baked, cut out of hand dye fabrics???

These fun guys were easy to make with the new tumbler die from "Crafters Edge"


And  "SprayNBond®Basting Adhesive" from Thermoweb.


The "secret sauce" to these fish, are using various tones of the same colors.


Check out my tutorial over on the Thermoweb blog


I love "Crafters Edge" dies, because you can see exactly where you are placing them 
on your fabrics before you cut. 
You can use them in the Crossover II cutter and


...they work in the Accuquilt GO cutter as well.


With 5 different sizes included in the set, there are so many possibilities.


No matter if your enjoying it outdoors...


...or inside, there is fishy good fun to be had!

til next time...
Keep on Fishin' Stitchin'

Friday, August 14, 2020

Words to Grow By...Blooper Edition

You know we all love to share our projects with each other.
And how we always put our best foot forward, when we do.
Well, it's not always sunshine and roses around here!
I was so excited to get my "Words to Grow" by BOM top pieced!
Uh-huh!
Sadly I even pinned the last row to make sure everything lined up.

Yep, that's how my day ended.
Maybe it was the wine...
OK, lots of wine...
It was quilt club day, what else can I say!

Lets back up a few hours.
I was working away trying to catch up on my blocks.
I bent over to get a piece of fabric, when Denali decided I was
a great climbing post!
Crazy cat! He had never done that before.
And he had no intentions of moving either.
We frequently fight over who's chair it is by the sewing machine...
but this was a first.
LOL!!!!
I'm happy to report that my trusty seam ripper didn't let me down, 
and this baby is now pieced correctly!

SEW...
How is your BOM coming along?

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

One Fish Two Fish...You can sew it too Fish!

While the dog days of summer are rapidly coming to an end, 
it's not to late to enjoy the pool or beach.

Having your own special towel is an added bonus.


This fun little goldfish complete with scales, is easy to do
 with with "Crafters Edge" dies.

as well as with Accuquilt GO cutter, with a conversion plate set

Start by fusing a piece of  HeatNBond Fusible Interfacing on the back 
of your main body piece. 
(This gives it the stability it needs to stitch the scales on) 
Fuse HeatNBond Lite Fusible Web to the back of the fabrics
 for the fins, scales and eye.
Cut out all pieces.
Note:  fish is not fused to the background. 
Start adding the scales from the back to the front, fusing then stitching
 each row as you go.
The back will look something like this when you done.

Spray the back on the fish, fins and tail. Arrange on towel, 
tucking fins and tail under where needed

Stitch down, being careful not to catch the loops of the towel.



til next time...
Keep your head about water in these crazy times!
LOL!!
and...Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, August 10, 2020

Words to Grow by BOM October

We have all had a dream or two I'm sure.
Carla has shared a dream on the more positive side. 
She's brought us right back to our childhood with this sweet little block.
Remember that saying...snug as a bug on a rug?
Well this little bug has the cutest leaf as his rug, 
and what about that dreamy bed...
Complete with a quilt of flowers on top.
Yes, I'd love to crawl into it and not come out til Covid is over.
LOL!!!!

Here is the January Star block. Thank you so very much Carla.

We know this has been a very unconventional year in many ways.
Unfortunately, it has not been any different for us either.
Circumstances beyond our control have forced us to deviate from our usual format
of one block a month for a year. 
This year we have chosen to release all of the blocks
 for this BOM.
They are all now available and links for each are provided below.
Blocks from August thru January of 2021 will be available
 until the end of September free of charge.
After that they will be available, for a small fee.
We so appreciate your understanding and patience with us this year.
Now that you have all your blocks, we are excited to see your quilts.
Our Facebook group is open as always for sharing and questions.
February
March
April
May
August
September
October

November
December
January
Uploaded to Facebook by Just Let Me Quilt
(the link is in the files on the Facebook group page)

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, August 7, 2020

Words to Grow By BOM...August

                                                   It's finally here...
The center block you've all been waiting for.
You have been so patient with us and all our changes, so without further ado...
LOVE
We all need a little love in our lives, and what better way to survive the crazy days
we have been living with this year. 

You can find the pattern
Not a fan of tracing?
Heat N Bond EZ Print products by Thermoweb, make it easy.
Just pop in your printer and your ready to go.
You can check it out 

Again we do apologize for the unforeseen issues we have had this year.
This is the last block of the BOM that has not already been released.
I have a complete list below of all blocks with links, for where to find them.
I will be updating with my block photos as I complete them.

Please note...the August through next January patterns all have been released. These blocks will be free of charge until the end of September.
After that, they will be available for a small fee.

February
March
April
May
August
September
October
November
December
January

Uploaded to Facebook by Just Let Me Quilt
(the link is in the files on the Facebook group page)

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'