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QuiltCon trends for 2018

I went to QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena, CA, and had such a wonderful time. I wanted to share it with all you lovelies. Here are QuiltCon trends that I identified, as well tips on the show. Some background info: QuiltCon is a four-day event put on by the Modern Quilt Guild. They have vendor booths …

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My QuiltCon Reject Quilt

This quilt is called my QuiltCon reject. It was one year ago today when I nailed down my design for my first-ever entry into QuiltCon. I was so excited. I had heard about the Michael Miller Challenge for QuiltCon (here is a link to this year’s challenge), and although I didn’t get the free fabric, …

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Cactus Creations by Michelle

Baby Projects Galore & Cactus Creations! I have been mesmerized as I watched my sister Michelle create an abundance of prickly things for her sister-In-law, Pos, who is pregnant with her first little one. Cacti have been trending for a while now, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Each project that Michelle made was better …

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How to Paper Piece (video)

I really love this technique!! Paper piecing is truly addicting! There are some really cute patterns out on the market like this butterfly charm block. The pattern was created by Nicole and you can download it from her website lillyella.com. The best part about this butterfly pattern is that it is free! Click here for …

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What is Paper Piecing? (interview)

Feathers, six-inch blocks, turtles, flying geese and sewing machines… what do they all have in common? All of them were made into mini quilts using a technique called paper piecing. What is paper piecing? It is the best!! A great way to get precise points without any fuse. Paper piecing is also the secret to …