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Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 6 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 6 Link-up

This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, April 30 (4 am ET/1 am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, a new one will open so please don’t […]

My Favorite Thread Weight: 80 wt

My Favorite Thread Weight: 80 wt

The Aurifil Artisan Challenge for April is to share all about our favorite thread weight. As a quilter, the most common thread weight that we use is 50 wt, and I love it and use it every day! But the less commonly known weight that […]

Book Club QAL: Cathy Block

Book Club QAL: Cathy Block

The fifth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Cathy. Cathy comes from the book Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy. When Cathy Scarlet starts up a catering business with her friend Tom Feather, a long-time dream quickly starts to spin her […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 5 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 5 Link-up

This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, April 23 (4 am ET/1 am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, a new one will open so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Penelope Block

Book Club QAL: Penelope Block

The fourth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Penelope. The character of Penelope comes from The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. Penelope is an avid gardener and this block reminds me of a flower. Patty has a different reason for […]

How to Hand Sew Partial Seams

How to Hand Sew Partial Seams

In the Book Club pattern, we have several blocks that require sewing partial seams. For the Penelope and Jo blocks, it’s really more a matter sewing the seams in an unexpected order, and for the Cathy block a more traditional partial seam. I’ve created a […]

How to Hand Sew a Face Mask

How to Hand Sew a Face Mask

If you don’t own a sewing machine and are wondering how to hand sew a non-surgical face mask, I’ve created video that demonstrates the entire process. Additional Resource Links: Free Pattern by Minki Kim How to mark stitching lines tutorial video How to do the […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 3 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 3 Link-up

This link-up will be open for two weeks – until Thursday, April 16 (4 am ET/1 am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, a new one will open so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Louisa Block

Book Club QAL: Louisa Block

The third block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Louisa. The character of Louisa comes from the Me Before You trilogy by Jojo Moyes. Louisa’s life often seems spinning out of control, just like this spinning block. Haven’t grabbed a copy […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 2 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 2 Link-up

This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, April 2 (4 am ET/1 am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, a new one will open (magic!) so please […]