We love Laura Ingalls Wilder

November 26, 2015

In my early education, I went to an old fashioned one room country school from Kindergarten (back then they called it Spring Primary as it was just in the springtime) through the 6th grade.  Yup, I really am that old!  One of the mainstays and set of books continually checked out from our tiny library …

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Machine Binding a Quilt

November 20, 2015

Suzie Rules Suzie’s Rules Start by joining your 2.5” strips on the diagonal, like this.  Sew corner to corner. I like to chain piece here by grabbing the end and attaching another strip, like this: Next, you need to trim the excess to a 1/4” seam allowance(ish).  I don’t measure, just snip it with a …

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Candy Corn Dresden Plate Block – Happy Fall!

October 31, 2015

It’s Halloween, and we’ve got a sweet treat for you!  We’ve put together a variation on the traditional Dresden Plate that’s so cute it’ll give you a cavity if you’re not careful. Download the printable pattern below, and make it this year for fall or pin it for next year’s festive celebrations! Get your free …

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International Quilt Market – Quilting Exhilaration – Inspiration at its Finest!

October 29, 2015

Suzie and I just got back, and I must say this fall market was one of the best.  We are so excited with all the new things that are coming into to shop this winter and spring for your enjoyment. Fabrics are always a highlight – we have lots of new collections of both cottons …

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Got Panels?

October 22, 2015

You lock eyes.  You fall in love.  You take it home to meet the family.  You can’t figure out what the heck to do with it.    You beat yourself up a bit for your impulse purchase.  You stash it.  You never see it again until you clean your sewing room…does that even happen?    …

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Dresses for Best Friends

October 11, 2015

My quilting cotton stash is never, ever safe. It’s under a near-constant threat, and if I buy yardage with an eye for a certain pattern, I have to hide it in the back under something ugly or it finds its way back out to me, held by two sweet little hands and accompanied by, “Make …

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Monday Morning Quilting Quicky – Quick and Easy Christmas Stocking

September 20, 2015

Welcome back to our Quilting Quickies! This is the last summer Quicky of 2015, so watch for videos to come during the holidays and Marcia will return again with bi-weekly Monday Morning Quilting Quickies next summer.  Join Marcia today as she makes a quick and easy Christmas Stocking…that you should start making now! (Instead of on …

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Monday Morning Quilting Quicky – Quick and Easy Pillowcase/Laundry Bag

September 06, 2015

Welcome back to our Quilting Quickies! We’ll have a new video and project every other Monday throughout the summer, so be sure to catch them all! Join Marcia today as she makes a gorgeous pillowcase that doubles as an easy-to-close laundry or gift bag!   To make this Table Runner you will need:  Fabric of your …

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Monday Morning Quilting Quicky – Quick and Easy Ombre Table Runner

August 23, 2015

Welcome back to our Quilting Quickies! We’ll have a new video and project every other Monday throughout the summer, so be sure to catch them all! Join Marcia today as she makes an absolutely stunning table runner using ombre fabric to create wonderful visual impact. You won’t believe how easy this is! (It’s even quilt-as-you-go!)   …

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Monday Morning Quilting Quicky – 15-minute Fat Quarter Bag

August 10, 2015

Welcome back to our Quilting Quickies! We’ll have a new video and project every other Monday throughout the summer, so be sure to catch them all! Join Marcia today as she makes a sweet little zip-top bag with just a fat quarter and about 15 minutes. Grab a fat quarter bundle and whip up back-to-school …

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The Bernina Newbie: No machine can do that. Right?

August 01, 2015

Hi there, Pinecones! It’s Keely, The Bernina Newbie here!   I’ve just had a MOMENT with my new Bernina 380, and I had to share!    I was working on a dance backpack for my daughter (because the tap shoes have to GO somewhere or they’ll be tip tappity tapping at 6am every morning), and …

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Monday Morning Quilting Quicky – Speedy Quilt-As-You-Go Oven Mitt

July 27, 2015

Welcome back to our Quilting Quickies! We’ll have a new video and project every other Monday throughout the summer, so be sure to catch them all! Join Marcia today as she makes the quickest, easiest quilt-as-you-go oven mitt! It looks like a million bucks and takes just a few minutes – you’ll want to whip them up …

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