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Garden Wreath

Choices, choices

There is no right or wrong way to hang this quilt. It was designed to be hung portrait or landscape, which ever way you want!

Garden Wreath 2 Fabric Applique quilt pattern

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Free Pillow Case Pattern

Fun use for our Applique Quilt Borders and Table Runners patterns

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Thread, Thread and more Thread

Aurifil Threads are the best!

We are often asked for a list of the most useful colors of Aurifil thread, or for a collection of assorted colors for a new appliquer. In response to those requests, I purchased some closeout kits from Aurifil that I feel are balanced so there is a good selection across the color wheel in light, medium and dark values. A perfect starter set, or for anyone who just wants a varied selection of thread without having to make the decisions.

Priory Square Collection


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Sea Turtles and Dolphins

A bit of Hawaiian Quilt Tradition

Sea Turtles and Dolphins Hawaiian Wall QuiltWhen you look at picture books of old Hawaiian quilts you may notice that the design motifs almost never include fish, animals or birds. Why not, you ask?

It was believed by Hawaiian quilters in the past that if you put fish, animals or birds on a quilt that anyone sleeping under the quilt

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Inspiration

Janice's hand-dyes are making it into some big shows!

Pam Seaberg creates beautiful art quilts and has made these three

The Sleeping Artist by Pam Seaberg

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Quiltfolk - Hawaii

Have you checked out Quiltfolk? The new community supported quarterly magazine? I received my third issue last weekend. I loved the first and second but I have to say the third is perfect for those of us who love Hawaiian quilting and Hawaii! I do not consider this a magazine but a quilting travel book. The stories are well written

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Pick Me! Pumpkins

Pick Me! Pumpkins Applique Border and Runner PatternI know it is still summer and it is very hot where some of you live. We have had a quite a few hot days here in Southern Oregon and it got me to thinking about my favorite time of year, fall... I can hardly wait and it is not even the middle of July.


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Hawaiian Quilt Design Ideas

Do you want to make a Hawaiian Wall quilt into a lager quilt? We have a printable PDF for you. READ MORE >
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2 Fabric Applique Placement on background fabric

Using Janice's Hand-dyed Sunset Fabrics

You have found a wonderful hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind fabric to use as the background of your 2 Fabric Applique Quilt (2FAQ)…hooray! But how do you decide where to place the applique? Obviously, the applique fabric will cover up some of that gorgeous background. How can you be sure what will be covered and what will be exposed? Hhhmmm. Here’s some help.

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Marking on Dark or Patterned Fabric

It is easy to trace a 2 Fabric Applique Quilt pattern on a light applique fabric by just placing the fabric on the pattern and tracing the cutting lines. But what if your applique fabric is too dark to see the pattern lines, even if placed on a light box? This could definitely be a problem with the new quilts we are introducing you to this month. What to do??

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