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If you love to sew bags, you love to gift some of your bags, as well. You put your heart into your sewing projects; the bags require so much work and time and money! How to make sure that you sew successful bags for gifts? I sew bags for friends, my sisters and their friends. […]

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Are you still looking for the best interfacing for bags? Maybe you already know that I love to sew quilted bags? There are a few reasons for this: Sometimes you don’t have the proper interfacing at hand. If you are a quilter, you probably have batting scraps. With batting and a backing (or no backing), […]

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Yesterday a reader asked me what she could do with a 20” octagon panel, how could she turn it into a bigger quilt? My answer was: add borders! I detailed the response to her and then I thought that maybe there are other quilters that have the same problem so here is a short tutorial […]

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Once again I love the versatility of rainbow fabric. From one piece of fabric, I was able to make a block that required 8 colors! This was the starting point: 1” octagon, small triangles and the technique from my Loving Hugs pattern series. The second row of triangles added. And the third row. A fast […]

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One of the rulers I use more often than others is the Fan ruler – this wedge ruler used to sew Dresden fan/plate blocks. In this tutorial I will show you how to use this 9” ruler (15 degree) and sew BIG Dresden blocks, made with strips of fabric wider than the ruler. I used […]

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I have been quilting for almost 19 years and you may be thinking that during this time I have accumulated a mountain of rulers for making quilts. Well, I am not hoarding rulers! I have a few “speciality” rulers (made specifically for a quilt, they are wonderful, but I used them once and then forgot […]

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Hello friends! Years ago I made this folded star and loved it. There are so many versions on Internet but some pastel stars caught my attention. I wanted to duplicate the texture and the colors but using something different and here is what I have done. This was my first version of a folded strips […]

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Do you need some English paper piecing tips? Have you tried this technique yet? For more than 10 years I stayed away from it, admiring with envy beautiful Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts, thinking that I will never be able to sew something like this, because : “I sew only by machine, I don’t have enough patience […]

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Failing is not fun, but it always comes with lessons for those that persevere. We, as quilters, learn many times from other quilters’ mistakes and experiences, but I think the most valuable lessons are the ones learned the hard way, from our own mistakes. At the beginning of November I found out that the deadline […]

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I made a lettering bag pattern and these special totes before Christmas and I finally share them on the blog. This blog is like a journal of my work, so better keep it updated, girl! It all started with this beautiful fabric, from the “Gradients” collection by Moda Fabrics (there are two more colorways). and […]

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