Best Book: Quiltmania Special Kids 2014

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Quiltmania has been one of our very favorite magazines for as long as I can remember. We always think everything included in fabulous, unique and right up our alley in terms of style. When we started designing our own patterns, one of our lofty goals was to be featured in Quiltmania. So we were a bit giddy, to say the least when we found out they wanted to publish not one but TWO of our designs!! Yesterday a few copies arrived of OUR issue arrived and to say we are excited is the understatement of the century. Not only do our quilts look stunning on the pages, but all of the other projects that we are surrounded by are just beautiful! The issue is called Quiltmania Special Kids 2014 and has 28 different patterns inside, all geared towards the little ones. We will have issues in our shop and online to sell in a few weeks or you can pick it up at your local shop, or Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. Pick one up, its a keeper!

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Our E is for Elephant and our W is for Whale patterns are both featured, and our Whale is even on the back cover!

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I honestly love everything else that is included and am a little obsessed with the penguin quilt pattern below.

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Free Pattern: Spring Dress

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This little number is so perfect to wear in the warmer months! If you love to knit, crochet and to sew like we do, you will have a wonderful time making this for the little lady in your life. The pattern has 2 sizes, one is meant for 12-18 months and the other 18-24 months, but you can easily make it larger by just adding a little length to the bodice. You could also easily change the look of this dress, just by using a different fabric for the skirt. Make it your own! This is a free pattern from us to you! Just download the directions that include the supply list in the link below.

Spring Dress Pattern

Quick Tips & Tools: Turn your quilt into a Scrapbook

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This is s super simple tip, that will turn your quilt into a scrapbook of any kind with only a little effort. Why not turn your quilt into a record of memories. This is our O is for Owl quilt and we have been recording the milestones in my niece Piper’s life onto the flags as she creates them. We have used a permanent Pigma pen to write them down, and as she is now writing herself, she can start to record them in her own handwriting. Now, not only does she have a quilt she loves but it will be a scrapbook of sorts for milestones in the beginning of her little life. You can do this on any pattern and it really doesn’t take much time! This will work great for children, babies, anniversary gifts, weddings and much more!

 

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Sneek Peek: Sleepytime is here!

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This is Sleepytime! I think it is my very favorite baby quilt, EVER! And that is saying a lot! This quilt combines simple patchwork with adorable little sleepy animals that are appliqued into their beds. The border is a beautiful scallop that is also the binding as it comes around from the back. We used a beautiful Irish Linen that is included in our kits. Jeanette also hand quilted this little lovely to make it extra special. You can purchase just the pattern or a kit through the links below. So, what do you think?

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Sleepytime Kit with Irish Linen and Pre-cut squares!

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Quick Tips & Tools: “Dog Ears”

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We have had several calls and emails with questions on how to get your points to line up on our Try, Tri Again quilt featured in the current Spring issue of Quilts and More. So we decided to show you how easy it is, by just making sure you have “dog ears” on all of your points. Click the link below to see our super simple (mostly pictures ) tutorial.

“Dog Ears” Tutorial

Favorite Fabric: Littlest

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I know its not Friday yet, but I can’t wait until than. Spring has shown up at our shop! I have been un-packing wonderful new fabric shipments today and they all feel like a breath of fresh air, perfect for upcoming sunny weather. The fabrics above are some of my very favorites! They are from a collection called Littlest and we sell these 3 in a set here.The bottom gray piece has the floral blooms running all across the bottom only, ooohh the possibilities! I think it would be wonderful as the bottom of a skirt, maybe I will have to make one for myself. And the little bunnies could not be more perfect for Easter, well Hello Spring, goodbye Winter.

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