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Calm Lagoon Blog Tour by Sherry Shish

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Inspiration, Quilt

Calm Lagoon Blog Tour by Sherry Shish

When Sherry shared her latest fabric collection we jumped on the opportunity to sew with it. Our absolute favorite place in the world is the beach and these batiks capture everything good about it! Of course, we wanted to make a full quilt and also showcase as many of the prints as we could. My favorite thing about this collection is that not only are they are wide range of blue and green shades, but she has the perfect balance of tones. You get darks, mediums, and lights, making the final project just come to life! We paired the prints...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 12

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Binding, Free Patterns, QAL, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 12

It is the final month of our annual free quilt along and we have so enjoyed sewing along with you this year! Don't worry, if you aren't done, you can always come back to these posts. Prefer a pattern that you can print out? We now have it available in our shop! Spark is available as either a PDF for instant download or a printed pattern. This month we are binding our quilt. If you missed the last video, we talk all about quilting ideas and moving it through a domestic machine. You can find that here: 2021 Mystery Quilt...


How to Make an Easy Layer Cake Quilt

Kimberlee Tanner

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How to Make an Easy Layer Cake Quilt

We are excited to add another free pre-cut quilt pattern to our collection! Using pre-cuts can make a quilt top come together in a weekend and is perfect for when you need a quick, easy project. They are also a great way to get a little bit of all the prints in a collection, without spending a fortune. This month, we are using a layer cake or 10" square pre-cuts. By adding a little bit of an accent color, we'll sew them into finished 9 1/2" squares and finish with a quilt that's about 57x57".   What is a Layer Cake?...


A Scrappy Christmas Pre-Cut Quilt - A Michael Miller Project

Kimberlee Tanner

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A Scrappy Christmas Pre-Cut Quilt - A Michael Miller Project

I love quilting and creating. While people can be quick to make comments about those that put out Christmas decorations early, if making a quilt or craft project, starting and finishing them months early is looked upon with admiration! This year, we are way ahead of the curve and already snuggling under our Christmas quilt. I intend to fully enjoy it all season. When we opened our box of Christmas fabrics we weren't sure what to expect but were thrilled to find a huge assortment of greens and reds with some gold and silver mixed in. Any quilt can quickly become...


How to Free Motion Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags FMQ, Free Motion Quilting, Quilting

How to Free Motion Quilt a Checkerboard Pattern

This month we are working on another fun grid design! This one is super easier to move around, just remember, to always work in odds and you'll be set. This free motion quilting design is a variation on the basic stipple or meander. If you are new to free motion quilting, this is a great motif to master and helps you get used to moving smoothly back and forth. Try mixing up the size and number of lines to fit your project!   Quilting a Grid Design This grid design is a little different than last months since we fill in...