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Feeding the Needle Calendar

Here at Brown Bird Designs I am always searching for new and interesting things to do and talk about. I am not sure about you, but I can entertain myself for hours on end. Just give me some fabric, a sewing machine, food and Netflix and I could be a shut-in. At least that is …

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What is English Paper Piecing?

This month I wanted to learn all about English Paper Piecing. As I was researching the subject, I remembered the Sew Pro Convention I attended last year and a lovely lady I met there. She is a partner of Paper Pieces which is an online store that sells English Paper Piecing (EPP) templates along with …

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Calling All Pattern Testers

I am in the process of creating a series of patterns called the Garden Star Series. It will consist of six quilts that will look similar in design. If made at a smaller size, they can all go together into one quilt. I have Quilt #1 and Quilt #2 done but still need to test …

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10 Gift Ideas for Quilters

It is always hard to find the right gift for a friend or family member. I put together a few items that I think quilters would love. A gift guide. If you are a quilter yourself, you can always pair the gift with a handmade bag, mini quilt or mug rug. A coffee mug with …

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Quilt-A-Long Recap

Hooray! My first Quilt-A-Long is complete. Finished. Done! The final winner of the grand prize was @kaylynowens! It took us two months, six steps with six awesome prizes (and a whole lot of prep time that lead up to this series) and so far we have three completed quilt tops. by kaylynowens, cristinalovescrafts and quiltsintexas I totally loved seeing …

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The Rug Quilt Quilt-A-Long Winner

  The winner is @kaylynowens I just want to thank everyone that participated. I had so much fun looking at all of your progress photos on Instagram. I had intended to have a few extra images of some other quilt top and quilt back options… I have about 30 blocks just waiting to become… something. However the …

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Save The Date To Quilt-A-Long

  What: the Rug Quilt Quilt-A-Long When: September 2016  October 2016 – November 2016 (Sorry I bumped it back due to white fabric issues) Where: Here on my Blog Why? Because Quilting + Free Pattern + Gifts = Fun   I am hosting a Quilt-A-Long! During September to October I will be posting steps on …