Down and Dirty Quixote Sewalong: Marti Michell Templates with Richy

It’s the Down and Dirty Quixote Sewalong weekend and we’re stitching fast and furious. Yesterday, I gave tips for fabric placement for your blocks here. Now it’s time to cut. My friend Richy of Spazzy Cat Designs is a ruler and template fiend. He’s got a great post over on his blog for using the
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Down and Dirty Quixote Sewalong: Fabric Placement

Welcome to the Down and Dirty Quixote Sew Along! It’s down and dirty because we’re going to get right to it and get to stitching. We’re starting it today and stitching all weekend long. Think of it as a virtual sew-in with all your invisible quilting friends. If you don’t have your Quixote pattern already,
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Pin Primer

While at Quilt Market a couple of weeks ago, I was determined to wear my pins with every outfit. They’re new and shiny and they make me happy. Why not wear them all? But the questions I got over and over were, “How did you find quilt ones? Where did you get them?!” For most of my
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Fierce Quilter Enamel Pin

We have pins! Glorious, shiny, rose gold pins! Like the cool kids. Now you can proclaim to the world your status as the Fierce Quilter we know you are. This adventure started, like so many other things, with me wanting to be a cool kid. The 90s are back in style, and though I’ll forego the brown
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Simply Moderne Issue No. 8

It’s been exactly one month since I came home to find some very happy mail. On Valentine’s Day, Issue No. 8 of Quilt Mania’s Simply Moderne arrived, you know the one WITH OUR QUILT IN IT! Bam! Painted Ladies is on page 68 in all of its gingerbread house glory. There are also some great close-ups
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Fierce Kismet

Brenda was inspired by antique cut glass buttons when she chose the color palette for Fierce Kismet. That black background accent fabric has touches of silver. Paired with the pale grey pearlescent Cotton + Steel background, as well as all the vibrant cross-weaves, Fierce Kismet glows. Though you don’t need a ruler to put Fierce
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The Smorgasblocks: No Y Seam Feathered Star

First up on our delicious Smorgasblock menu is this beauty, the No Y Seam Feathered Star by Jessie Ziegler of Threaded Quilting. Now before you think I’ve gone completely insane and this quilt is going to be way too difficult for you, let me explain. I have never made a feathered star before but this
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Kismet Quilt Along: Layout

“Layout? Is the quilt along over? I thought it went for four weeks? I’m so confused.” Never fear! To answer the questions that I know are flooding your brain right now, in order: yes layout, nope we’re not done yet, and yes there’s another week with tips to come. Why am I doing the layout
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