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Monday, February 28, 2022

Marching into the new year

March is upon us and this month we celebrate the spring flowers 
that will be making their debut.
This flag shares a bit O' the Blarney as well, after all, what's March celebrating St Patty's day as well.
I'm no green beer fan, or any kind of beer for that fact, but I do love me those little leprechauns!

This is another installment of my garden flags for Thermoweb.

With just a few supplies and these great products

ThermOWeb Pressing Paper 

HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl

You can decorate your garden too. 

This pattern is printer friendly. If you have never used HeatNBond EZ Print Lite, this is a great time to try them out. It takes 5 sets of flowers and leaves. Printing them saves oodles of time over tracing. 

"HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl" protects fabrics from the elements outdoors. It paint on easily and your brush cleans up with water. 

1 coat - water and stain-resistant

2 coats - waterproof and stain-resistant

3 coats - waterproof and stain-resistant with a semi-gloss oilcloth finish

The pattern is free to download on the Thermoweb blog


To all my  friends, Irish or not, may you always have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and a garden  full of blooms!

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop

As we bid the "Tickled Pink" blog hop goodbye, and thank Carla for being the wonderful host she was, it's time to look towards the future.

Carol is hosting 
next month. 

If you haven't already signed up drop her a line ASAP

April is the the next hop and I'm excited to host this one...
The sky is the limit. 
Color, world, lets face it anything fits this theme, don't you think?

Drop me a line if you want to sign up

Please make sure you include all the info above, including your entire blog address.
All the little HTTP://www.......... etc.
It really does help us tremendously to have the entire blog link.

Do you have a blog and want to join in on the fun?
We love seeing new bloggers and our rules are simple.

  •  On your blog post, share the links to the other blogs posting on your day.
  • Visit everyone's blog who is participating and leave a sweet comment. I know it can be hard to visit everyone, everyday, but its great if you can. Just remember how wonderful the warm and fuzzy comments feel when you receive them and try to do the same for everyone else.
  •  Post your project on your assigned day, even if it's not finished. It's better to be unfinished than a "NO SHOW". Life happens and everyone has been there...
  • Have your post ready first thing in the morning. That's 12 AM Central Time. I can't stress enough how important this is to our readers. We have a lot of people that look forward to seeing our posts, so we don't want to disappoint. It is better to be early than late, so please please please have your post up on your day.
  • Have a giveaway or don't that's completely optional and up to you.
  • Have fun! This isn't supposed to be stressful. If things don't go as planned, laugh it off and move on. Trust me we have all been there and enjoy a good laugh ourselves. Just remember we are here to support each other and play well together. That's what blogging is all about! 

I like to call it the OVPHHH rules!

So come on and join in on the fun.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, February 14, 2022

Tickled Pink Blog Hop

 Happy post, Valentines Day! I do hope you all had a wonderful day filled with love. A big thanks to Carla, who knew just what the perfect theme was for this month! You do know how to rock the blog hop world and we "love" you for it.

My project this month is filled with "Minnie" LOVE!

Minnie Mouse, just seemed like the perfect "Pink" project. Well, at least for the moment. Have you heard that Minnie is getting a makeover?  You can read all about it HERE.

Nothing against Stella McCartney, but I am not a fan. Minnie has worn a red or pink dress for as long as I can remember and do we really need to update her with a pantsuit in blue polka dots!


Imagine my relief when I found out it was only temporary.

Getting back on track here...
Once again I turned to free clipart online for this project. You do need to remember, when using online clipart, not all is free. Some you must purchase, and some is for personal use only, so make sure you do your homework when using it. You don't want the clipart police knocking at your door! LOL!!

You can find this Minnie clipart HERE
It's one of the many with a Minnie theme at Clipartbest.com

 I enlarged the clipart to print on 2 pages.
Then framed her with Rick Rack using the Accuquilt GO Rick Rack die HERE

It can be very challenging to stitch on black, especially when it's layered over black.  I've found that using a chalk marker along the edge can make it easier to see where you are going, when stitching it down. You can also go a step further in defining her legs afterwards, by straight stitching with a slightly contrasting thread.

Speaking of layering...Applique can get stiff when you add multiple layers.
I like to use HeatNBond®EZ Print Featherlite fusible web.
It allows for multiple layers, while still keeping your applique nice a soft.

You know how us quilters can be...
I had a vision in my head of what I was going to do and started adding sashings, but that Rick Rack started speaking to me, and took me in a completely different direction.

Using my Crafters Edge Alphabet dies found HERE, and a double layer of Rick Rack, was a fun way to finish off my "Tickled Pink" project, and a great reminder to listen to my inner voice sometimes.

 This pink polka dot fleece was perfect for the backing. I love using fleece on the back when I want a lightweight quilt. I don't add any batting or flannel when using fleece. It quilts like a dream and the quilting sinks into the loft of the fleece giving it great texture on the back.

This little "Minnie" quilt is for the little mini who stole my heart...
Yep, she is something else, and this "Nanas" dream!
Please visit my fellow bloggers today and see whats in the "PINK" for them...

Tuesday, February 15th

MooseStashQuilting (your here)

The complete schedule can be found 

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Monday, February 7, 2022

Sweet Treats Mug Rug

It's "Sweet Treats" week at Thermoweb and with Valentines day just a week away, 
what better time to start thinking about your "Sweetie"?

This little mug rug is the perfect size for a "cuppa" and a little treat.
The back is waterproofed with HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl, that way your top absorbs any spills but the backing  protects your furniture.

For more protection you can add up to 3 layers, letting it dry in between each one.

One coat: Fabric is water and stain-resistant. 
Two coats: Fabric is waterproof and stain-resistant. 
Three coats: Fabric is waterproof and stain-resistant with a semi-gloss oilcloth finish

The free pattern can be found on the Thermoweb blog
It is printer friendly using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite fusible sheets.

Just cut pieces apart and fuse the the reverse side of your fabrics.

I love using HeatNBond®Fusible Fleece on projects like this.
It gives that little extra "firmness" that makes table toppers, runner, and mug rugs lay so nicely.

Check it out and download your free pattern on the Thermoweb blog today!

Happy Valentines/Galentines Day, early!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Cackling Stitches BOM


It's February 1st and it's time for the first block release of  the "Cackling Stitches & Friends Facebook Group" 2022 free Bom "Creepy Critters".

This is "Rotary Rita" by "Carol Swift from Just Let me Quilt"
I just love her sense of humor.
You can find Carol's post
Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks shares the hourglass block pattern 
for the 9 blocks needed.

You can find Carla's post
I am sharing the half square triangle block this month.
It will be posted on the Cackling Stitches Group Facebook page.
These along with a 2,  4 1/2" square solid blocks will create the February portion of the BOM.

Here's how the BOM works. It's a Facebook group free block of the month, that runs from February 1 to August 30th. On the first day of the each month, we will release block patterns that will be free until the next months block(s) is released. Once new blocks are released, the previous month's block(s) will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores at a cost of $2.
On September 1st the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores for $10.
We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating this BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum. If you are quick to get the patterns during the month they are released, they are free and there would be no cost to you. As always we ask that you do not share the pattern. You can direct your friends to the "Cackling Stitches Group" on Facebook 

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'