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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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09

2014

I Love Quilting And Sewing Blog Tour!

Lets celebrate our favorite past time … Quilting!

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I have to admit, I’m not really a seamstress but Mary was and that’s what got us into quilting.

I remember the first quilt that inspired me. My husband was in college and we lived in married student housing. There was this girl named Kathy who’s sister made her a quilt. I thought is was just about the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen but never thought I could make one for myself and I didn’t have a sister who quilted … yet!

Fast forward several years after graduation and the discovery of a quilt shop near my home. Mary’s daughters were tired of all the pink dresses she was sewing for them. She still wanted to sew and I still wanted a quilt, so it happened that we took our first quilting class together. That’s the moment when I knew I was a quilter!

That first class spiraled into our owning a quilt shop and the dream of all dreams … designing fabrics for Moda!

Mary loves working with color!

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She’s the one in this partnership who writes the patterns and plays with the colors in our quilts. She’s currently working on a secret project with this box of colorful Bella Solid lovelies!!

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It’s the most wonderful thing in the world to be able to work at something you love!

Me … well quilting gives me the best excuse in the world to to collect fabric!

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I have always loved collecting big chunks of fabric. Long before I started quilting I collected my fabric in the form of tablecloths and bedding. I still have a wonderful collection of both, but collecting fat quarters is now my favorite. I have saved a fat quarter bundle of every fabric collection we have ever done!

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All 28 of them and working on the 29th!

Sew lets celebrate National Sewing and Quilting Month with a free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop! Be sure to download their cute “Color of My Heart Quilt Pattern” here.

There was also a small challenge thrown out to everyone on the blog tour … to make something we’ve never made before. I’ve made all kinds of things in my “sewing” life from quilts, to clothes and ever curtains! So this request left me a bit befuddled. I’ve never made underwear but really don’t want to start either. So I decided to make something I would actually use from a mini charm pack.

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I made the FQS Coffee Koozie!

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I now have something functional that I’ve never made before! My Passion Tea has never looked better and my cup isn’t sweating all over my desk!

You can get the free pattern here.

Have a GREAT month sewing and quilting … and don’t forget to collect lots of fat quarters!

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Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

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08

2014

E Book Sale!

This week only on the Martingale website …

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What a deal for only $8.37!!

Happy Quilting!
Barb

 

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07

2014

Pattern Of The Month!

It’s that time again! Time to feature one of our pattern downloads at a great price!

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For the entire month of September you can download our “Let Them Eat Cupcakes” pattern for only $7.50!

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The quilt was made with our Hubba Hubba fabrics for Moda and was quilted by Sharon Elsberry.

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It’s made with fat eights and some coordinating fabrics.

Better hurry before this month’s deal slips away!

Barb

 

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05

2014

Fab Shop News!

Guess what’s in the new issue of Fab Shop News?

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It’s a special issue “all about kids” and features our Hopscotch Mat pattern!

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Thanks Fab Shop for the wonderful mention!
Barb

 

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28

2014

We’re On Our Way!

Mary and I will be out of the office for a few days and will have plenty of fun to share when we return!

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Omaha here we come!!
Barb

 

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27

2014

Even More Quilting Videos!

We have three more quilting videos for you today!

The first will show you how to make a Flower Pot Block.

It’s used in our Poison Ivy quilt pattern.

The second how to make the Ground Cover quilt pattern.

It’s available free on our website!

The third is how to make our Text Me quilt pattern.

It’s also available for download on our website.

Hope you enjoy these videos and the free pattern!
Barb

 

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