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OCT

21

2014

American Quilt Retailer!

We had a mention in the recent American Quilt Retailer …

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On page 30 there is an article about using texture in quilting …

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They used our “little t” … T is for Ticklish quilt border as an example!

 

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This was a really fun technique and I loved using all the different colors of embroidery thread! It remains one of my favorite borders of all time.

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Thanks American Quilt Retailer!
Barb

 

OCT

15

2014

Makin’ It Cute Blog Hop!

Today we asked a few friends to help us show you our newest Makin’ It Cute Packs!

You might be familiar with the original Petal Pack we introduced in the Spring. Now it has friends!!

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We’re introducing the Hearts Delight

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And the Butterfly Bliss Packs!

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Just like the original, they’re so easy to make and can be used in so many ways. I’ve used them to decorate quilts, pillows, baskets and even packages! The uses are endless!

Complete instructions come with each pack but simply trace one of your favorite shapes onto a “fabric sandwich”. I like to use my FriXion pen in case I make a mistake or accidentally cut outside the drawn line. With a touch of a warm iron it makes all those pesky lines disappear!

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I loved using our new “Bandana” fabrics to make our newest hearts and butterflies.

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Start with a set of templates and your favorite fabrics … then let your imagination run wild!!

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I’m putting them everywhere! Hope the hubby appreciates his newly “cuted” Shop Vac.

Please visit our friends today and see what they’ve created!

Melisa of Happy Quilting
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Stephanie of Quarter Incher
Francine of Callaloo Soup Designs
Laurie of Minick and Simpson
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Tammy of Moda Fabrics

Thanks friends and Fat Quarter Shop!!

Be sure to order your Makin’ It Cute Packs today!

Shop owners who would like to carry these items in your stores please contact United Notions or Checker.

Barb

 

OCT

14

2014

Pattern Of The Month Sale!

Don’t forget to check out our pattern of the month!
There’s still time to download our featured pattern for only $7.50!

The selection this month is …

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It’s been one of our favorites and a best seller!

Enjoy!
Barb

 

OCT

05

2014

And The Winners Are …

What a fun giveaway!!
I had fun laughing out loud at all your wonderful comments!!

So without further delay …

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The winners of the jelly rolls are …

Terri E!  LOL means laugh out loud but my father-in-law always thought it was for lots of love and used to sign all his emails and Facebook posts that way. We lost him a year ago next month and we miss him everyday.

Cathy!  Laugh Out Loud – been drooling over this line as I’ve been watching your creations on instagram. Love!

Congratulations to the winners! I’ll be contacting them by email shortly.

Barb

 

SEP

25

2014

Featured Friends!

Ever wonder what our favorite quilts of all time are?

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Well click on over and visit our friend Pat Sloan to find out because Mary and I answer that very question as a featured friend on her blog today!

That cute little sewing machine pattern is one of Pat’s many favorites! It’s called “Lets Go Sew ” and the digital pattern can be found on her blog.

Have fun!

Barb

 

SEP

23

2014

“LOL” Is Here!

“LOL” has shipped!

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Join us today at the Fat Quarter Shop to celebrate!

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Were telling you all about our latest fabric collection and giving you the insider design scoop on how this print was made!

Simply leave a comment below telling us what the texting term “LOL” stands for OR just say hello and you might win one of these a Jelly Rolls!

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The winner will be chosen sometime on Friday October 3rd.

Good Luck to all!

Barb

 

SEP

19

2014

Million Pillowcase Sewathon!

Starting at 3Pm today and running for 24 hours!

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Lets all celebrate and sew some pillowcases!

Join American Patchwork and Quilting magazine and quilters all across the country as we make pillowcases for charity and try to reach the million pillowcase goal! APQ will be hosting their first 24 hour sewathon in their Des Moines office but quilt shops all over the country are also hosting events.  Find one near you!

You could help by sewing a pillowcase for a local charity. It’s so easy and there are 43 free patterns on the All People Quilt website to get you started!

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I recently made and donated 4 pillowcases to my local Ronald McDonald House. It was so fulfilling and the thought that someone might be sleeping a little easier that night made me feel good!

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So lets get sewing!

For more information and to learn how to add your pillowcases to the count visit here.

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Happy pillowcase sewing!

Barb

 

SEP

16

2014

Up Up And Away!

Mary and I are out of the office on another adventure!

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We won’t be back until October 2nd.

While we’re away we have some fun and automatic posts scheduled so check in for some “away from home” fun!

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but we’ll take extra special care of you when we get home again!

Later!

Barb

 

SEP

13

2014

And The Winners Are …

Thanks for joining in on all the fun during the Moda Love Blog Tour.

Hope that you had fun counting all those LOVES and enjoyed our frog surgery video!

So without further delay …

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The winner of the fat quarter bundle is … Miss Sherry!  LOVE x 23 !!!!

The winner of the fat eighth bundle is … JoAnn!  Love 23! I just died laughing at your frog surgery video! I’m ashamed to say that both Laura and I should have our frog parental rights revoked! Both of our frogs have open wounds from birth! I think y’all need to come to Savannah for STAT frog surgery!

Thanks for playing along and congratulations to the winners!
I’ll be contacting them shortly by email.

Later!
Barb

 

SEP

12

2014

Moda LOVE Blog Tour!

Welcome to our day and also the final day of the blog tour! It’s been all about feeling the LOVE

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It’s been so much fun reading all about all the other designers and their LOVES. I’ve certainly learned a few things! I’m so glad that Laurie Simpson’s husband saved her first quilt from the trash and that Janet Clare draws with her sewing machine!

Now how can we top that!

We can’t! So lets entertain you with a little video Mary and I made this past market in the Moda Lab …

Mary and I LOVE laughing and fooling around! We LOVE our Frog Patch Pattern and are happy to report that our frog recovered from her surgery, is healthy and has 3 LOVELY little frog-letts that are bouncing around!

We LOVE our Moda friends …

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And LOVE our Moda leaders …

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Cheryl and Mark had custom Moda lab coats that all the designers signed. I’m sure they LOVED them!

Are you feeling the LOVE yet? Well lets try harder!

You’re going to LOVE the free pattern you can download on this tour …

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Ours was made with fabrics from our new LOL collection. You’ll also LOVE hearing that our fabrics are shipping to the stores now!

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I embellished our quilt with flowers made with our new Makin’ It Cute templates. I LOVE it!!

I LOVE the new patterns that Mary designed for this collection.

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I cant’ decide if I LOVEReply All” or LOVE the “Text Me” pattern better?

Our favorite pre cut LOVES of all time are …

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The Fat Quarter bundle and the Fat Eighth bundle. I LOVE fat quarters and Mary LOVES fat eights!

Would you LOVE to win one of them? Simply leave a comment below telling us how many times you saw a little pink form of the word LOVE in this post or just tell us how much you LOVE Moda! The winners will be chosen tomorrow so count fast!

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Don’t forget to visit the other designers on the tour today … Sweetwater and Jan Patek. You’re gonna LOVE them!

LOVE ya!

Barb

 

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