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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Favorite Fabric Friday: Enchant

 

enchantI am obsessed with this fabric, in fact the entire collection of Enchant by Cinderberry Stitches. It has mushrooms, hedgehogs and a bunny, need I say more? If I had a little girl, most of her life would be themed around this collection of fabrics!

P.S. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day! My hot date will probably consist of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and a pukee toddler, I know you are very jealous. But, I am pretty sure I will have access to chocolate, so everything will be just fine.

P.P.S. Come in the shop and make a purchase today and you will receive one of these lovely Valentines! They will also be in all internet orders while supplies last.

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Quick Tips & Tools: Felt Applique Tutorial

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We talked a little while back about our new Love Affair with Bamboo Felt. We have been using it a lot in our applique quilts recently, so we thought we better give you a quick run down on our technique so that you can try it out yourself! We used a lot of the felt appliqué in our M is for Monsters quilt as you can see on the guy above, it can add a wonderful 3 D element and a wow factor! i just started a Monster Lovie Doll that I decided I MUST make for my little guy for Valentine’s, I used it to show you our Felt Applique technique, and will share the full pattern as well as the finished result, later this week in case any of you want to make one too! Click the link below for our full tutorial:

Felt Machine Applique Tutorial

Sneek Peek: Try Tri Again in Quilts and More Spring 2014

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The Piper’s Girls are so excited that our quilt is featured in the upcoming edition of Quilts and More magazine! This is a super simple triangle quilt that anyone can make, even beginners! The quilt shown above was designed and pieced by me and the other Piper’s Girl, Jeanette, did all of the Machine Quilting. We used a mixture of fabrics from 3 of our favorite fabric companies, Riley Blake Fabrics, Adornit & Alexander Henry. It is very rare that we ever use the same fabric collection in a quilt, we love mixing the various lines together. I have not received my copy of the magazine yet (it will be released February 4th), but you can see a sneek peek of all of the projects included on the All People Quilt website. I was blown away by the company we were in! Our quilt is in a magazine with lots of my favorite designers! So exciting!! You won’t want to miss this issue.

We are selling kits for this quilt with the same fabrics, all fabrics for the quilt top are included as well as pre-cut bias binding, you will just need to make sure to purchase the magazine for the pattern!!!

Click here to purchase a Try Tri again kit

Used with permission from Quilts and More (TM) magazine. Copyright 2014 Meredith Corporation. All Rights reserved.

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Sneek Peek: New American Girl Club

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We have been working on some new wonderful outfits for our American Girl Club! We will be starting it up again in a few weeks with a new pattern & kit available every month. Here is just a little peek of a few of the upcoming looks. Please sent us a note if you would like to be on the club list and we will contact you every month so you can purchase a pattern or kit for that months set.What do you think?

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These will fit American Girl Dolls, the Pottery Barn Kids Dolls and any other 18″ doll.