#pumppleSAL check-in #9

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We are almost coming to an end of our #pumppleSAL check-in #9. I have two more upcoming sewalongs in the works for you. The first one was shared HERE last week.

Come back on Friday for details on the second sewalong.

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It’s check-in #9 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t. I hope you are still having fun pumppling along!

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, HERE for check-in #5, HERE for check-in #6, HERE for check-in #7, and HERE for check-in #8.

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“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are supposed to finish making all 20 blocks. I have to say, I am still a few blocks shy… I might have to extend my schedule for this quilt by a week.

Again, this is never a race… as you can see, life/work happened for me, and as a result I could devote as much time on these blocks as I would have liked.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 9 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I am still on catch-up mode after being gone this past week.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/5 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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Announcing THIS LITTLE LIGHT Sewalong

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Happy Friday, Friends! I hope you have had a good week. I look forward to catching up with housework this weekend after putting in long hours for work!

Today, I am happy to announce the schedule for #thislittlelightSAL. Below is a block I made.

It took me about 3 1/2 hours to make because of all the various parts. But the good news is it is a LARGE block, and there are only 9 blocks to make for the entire quilt. I use Poinsettia Plaza fabrics by 3 Sisters for my original design.

Fabric info for Poinsettia Plaza is HERE.

You may purchase the pattern PDF HERE.

Fat Quarter Shop has the Moda “This Little Light” kits HERE! The box is simply beautiful! I always love the boxes Moda Fabrics use to package their quilt kits. In some ways, the boxes are why I want the quilt kits!

Here is the schedule — please note that they are NOT NECESSARILY weekly schedule, but the duration between each check-in dates should give you ample time to tackle the different sections of the block for an easy construction process. I will announce the assignment for each appointed date, and if you follow along, your quilt will be completed in the first week of December.

10/11 – sort fabrics & test block

10/19 –

10/29 –

11/9 –

11/19 –

12/1 – Block & quilt assembly! DONE

OF COURSE, you may sew at your own pace because my sewalong is very informal with no demands. You may also work on the quilt any way you want! It’s never a race, and NO SIGN-UP IS NECESSARY. Mainly, I host these sew-alongs because I want to make the quilts myself!

And…..

YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE ALL 9 BLOCKS! One block gives you a cute mini wallhanging, or you may decide to make 3 blocks for a nice sized runner!

And then…

THERE ARE DIFFERENT COLORWAYS!!

Using Moda’s Nutmeg — fabric info HERE.

Using Moda’s Cinnamon & Cream — fabric info HERE.

Using Moda’s Belle Isle — fabric info HERE.

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And that is it, my Friends! Happy Friday to you!!

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2-Cent Tuesday & De-Stash Opportunity

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week. I am still on catch-up mode from my teaching trip. But I am not complaining – it’s slow going, but there’s a knowing that someday I will get there, haha!

Yesterday we finished up the Puzzle quilt along. Be sure to check back later this week as I will be announcing a new quilt along with my This Little Light design!

You may purchase the pattern PDF HERE.

Or, Fat Quarter Shop has ALL THINGS “This Little Light” HERE – Kits, Fabrics, Paper Patterns! I received my This Little Light box kit today, and the box is simply beautiful! I always love the boxes Moda Fabrics use to package their quilt kits. In some ways, the boxes are why I want the quilt kits!

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I have in the past mentioned about not using steam when pressing small pieces or units that go into a quilt block. Yes, the blocks in This Little Light will have small pieces. Small pieces are just like big pieces, except a bit more care and precision are needed when handling them.

Here are my additional 2-cents about handling small pieces:

Stilettos / Awl are great in guide/feed small pieces toward the presser foot when sewing. However, I have also found that the seam ripper is great too. In fact, the tip of the seam ripper is less bulky to my small hands and is able to BETTER guide/feed my small pieces. Try it and tell me how you like it.

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And lastly, I thought I would share with you the Support Group sewalong as well as stitch along that is kicking off on Sept 29 over at Fat Quarter Shop! The sewalong and stitchalong are in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Support Group quilt is designed by Lori Holt. Supplies list is HERE. Information is HERE.

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We covered quite a bit of ground today. Thank you for stopping by!

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Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #8

Hello Friends, today is our 8th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 8th month? Give yourself a pat on the shoulder if you are still sewing along. We have two more blocks to make, and you will have your very own Norfolk Sampler quilt very soon!! I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that we can all oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

Before going any further, let me quickly go through the QAL essentials in case you just heard about it. You may read previous blog posts HERE.

  1. NO sign-up necessary. Join in anytime. This QAL runs the entire year of 2022.
  2. Pattern is released in 4 installments in Quilters World magazine. Purchase the first pattern (spring 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the second pattern (summer 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the third pattern (autumn 2022) installment HERE.
  3. USE hashtag #norfolksampler2022 when posting your quilt progress picture on social media.
  4. The fabrics in the original sample quilt are available HERE. The pattern in spring 2022 issue will tell you exactly which fabrics to purchase, and how much to purchase. However, it would seem like the blue skus are sold out. So, your best bet might be to purchase the FQ bundle, and mix and match the fabrics that way for a scrappier final look.
  5. I have curated a companion thread box called INDIGO to go with this project. You may purchase the threads HERE. Read about the collection HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the kit. See other patterns and kits by me at Annies HERE. Please note that this kit uses a different set of blue and white fabrics. The kits that use my original fabrics sold out really quickly when it was first released.

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So for today’s check-in, we are supposed to make the flying geese column units.

Here are my “Block 8” flying geese column units — I am using a One Fine Day FQ Bundle (by Moda) to make my quiltalong quilt. I had a lot of fun using all the different fabrics in the FQ bundle to make my flying geese units.

You may purchase the FQ bundle HERE.

Remember, instructions for blocks 7 & 8 are found in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue. If you are not a subscriber, you may purchase the issue HERE. The issue should have the following cover.

And that’s it for #NorfolkSampler2022 — Just TWO MORE blocks to make from the Winter 2022 issue! I was asked when it will be released. I am thinking sometime in Oct. Remember 9/30 will be our breather/catching up check-in. I will be sewing together all the available units to see how mine look with the brighter colors. I have seen on Instagram how some of you have already done that — Kudos to you! Thank you for sewing along, and I hope you have a lovely day! See you again on Sept 30 for our breather post.

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Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #7

Hello Friends, today is our 7th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 7th month? I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that we can all oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

Before going any further, let me quickly go through the QAL essentials in case you just heard about it. You may read previous blog posts HERE.

  1. NO sign-up necessary. Join in anytime. This QAL runs the entire year of 2022.
  2. Pattern is released in 4 installments in Quilters World magazine. Purchase the first pattern (spring 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the second pattern (summer 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the third pattern (autumn 2022) installment HERE.
  3. USE hashtag #norfolksampler2022 when posting your quilt progress picture on social media.
  4. The fabrics in the original sample quilt are available HERE. The pattern in spring 2022 issue will tell you exactly which fabrics to purchase, and how much to purchase. However, it would seem like the blue skus are sold out. So, your best bet might be to purchase the FQ bundle, and mix and match the fabrics that way for a scrappier final look.
  5. I have curated a companion thread box called INDIGO to go with this project. You may purchase the threads HERE. Read about the collection HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the kit. See other patterns and kits by me at Annies HERE. Please note that this kit uses a different set of blue and white fabrics. The kits that use my original fabrics sold out really quickly when it was first released.

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So for today’s check-in, we are supposed to make the leaf blocks.

Here are my Block 7 leaf blocks — I am using a One Fine Day FQ Bundle (by Moda) to make my quiltalong quilt. The leaf blocks were super quick to make — because this is a low demand, and low stress quilt-along!

You may purchase the FQ bundle HERE.

Remember, instructions for blocks 7 & 8 are found in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue. If you are not a subscriber, you may purchase the issue HERE. The issue should have the following cover.

Also, if you happened to have made a few more blocks – you can easily turn the blocks into a tablerunner. Complete instructions are also included in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue.

And that’s it for #NorfolkSampler2022 — we will be looking at the end of the quilt-along before we know it! Thank you for sewing along, and I hope you have a lovely day! See you again on August 31 for block 8!

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I hope you are keeping well! It’s been a happening last couple of weeks here on Ivory Spring. I thought I would give you a brief recap of all the sew-alongs that might be of interest to you.

#1. Of course – Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along (#norfolksampler2022) is ongoing for the rest of the year. You may read more about it HERE if you just heard about it.

#2. Then we have our #pumppleSAL due to popular responses. We are starting on August 3. More details are HERE.

The following will be my sewalong version using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

#3. And then, yesterday I shared with you I am starting the #puzzleSAL on August 1! Details are HERE. Go raid your stash for fabrics if you want to sew this quilt with me. The blocks should go quite quickly for this one!

#4. Just Add Shortcake Sewalong, hosted not by me, but by my friend Pat Sloan. I will be sewing along to try to finish the quilt I started about 2 years ago. This one starts 7/21!

Fat Quarter Shop has all things Just Add Shortcake HERE.

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So now that the quilty stuff is out of the way, I thought I would share with you something handstitching related. I am also doing a #wendyandsusansal with the very talent Susan Ache. This year we are stitching the Pattern Sample by CandleAndNeedle. You can find the chart on Etsy HERE. Our stitch along is just a fun game Susan and I play as we find beautiful stitching charts to tempt each other! There is NOT a deadline, and it is never a race. Here is my progress picture so far. COME STITCH WITH SUSAN AND ME! I KNOW A FEW WHO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ARE!

I am using the blues from my INDIGO collection, mixed in with one of the reds from Susan’s Rubino Russo collection. You may read about my INDIGO collection HERE. Fat Quarter Shop has my INDIGO threads HERE.

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You know how sometimes you end up with wavy outer borders on your quilt top? What I do is, I would also trim off a smidgen shy of 1/4″ of the border strips after I cut the strips in the recommended length. That allows the strips to be ever so slightly taut when I pin the border strips to the quilt center. Doing things that work allows my quilt top to lay flat. And that goes a long way to having a flat finished quilt.

And that’s my 2-cents for you this week. Share with us your 2-cents, would you?

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely rest of your week!

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Pat Sloan’s BIRD SONG Love Fest Fabric Tour Day #6 & GIVEAWAY!

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Hello Friends, Happy Saturday to you! I hope you are having a good weekend. There is a lot to cover today. Be sure you read through the post and get to the very end for giveaway information.

FABRIC TOUR PARTICIPANTS

It’s my turn to share the project I made with Pat Sloan’s new fabric line Bird Song! But before I get to that, be sure to visit the other tour participants and see the amazing things that have been made for the tour so far!

All the Stops this week:

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MY BLOG TOUR PROJECT

And now here is my Scissors & Spools Quilt made with Pat’s Bird Song fabrics. :) You may purchase the pattern HERE. This is a 10″ Layer Cake-Friendly Pattern!! Be sure to read till the end for the giveaway, and how it relates to this quilt!

Check out my video on Instagram where you are able to get a better look at the fabrics. The background fabric is really pretty! I am always on a lookout for great background fabrics.

OTHER BIRD SONG PROJECTS WITH MY PATTERNS!

Elliptical Quilt – FQ Friendly – Pattern is HERE.

And of course, Just Add Shortcake, and Fat Quarter Shop has all things Just Add Shortcake HERE. Remember, there will be a sewalong with Pat Sloan, starting on July 21 (NEXT WEEK!).

GIVEAWAY

US-addresses: A 10-inch “Layer Cake” stack!! Quilters have a chance to win this and make my Scissors & Spools Quilt.

Non-US-addresses: A box of Pat’s new threads for Aurifil

LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and tell me what you have been sewing this summer to enter the giveaway! I will announce a winner on 7/22.

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That’s it, my Friends! Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Have a lovely rest of your weekend.

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I hope your week got off a great start, and that you are enjoying your summer! It turned out to be a busy summer for us. For some reason, every year I think that life in summer would slow down, but that never happens, haha.

Of course, if you haven’t heard about the #pumppleSAL, there is still time to get your supplies ready to join in the fun! Click HERE if you had missed the announcement blog post.

If pumpple isn’t for you, I will have a couple more sewalongs coming up. Stay tuned.

Though not hosted by me, Pat Sloan is hosting a sewalong with my Just Add Shortcake pattern, starting July 21. Pat has posted the information HERE. You may get the pattern PDF HERE, or you may visit Fat Quarter Shop for all things Just Add Shortcake HERE. They will have kits kitted with Pat Sloan’s newest fabrics Bird Song.

If you want to sew along with a different kit, Annie’s has a batik version that is on sale at the moment HERE. Pattern instructions will be the same. Also, I believe you get a free quilting book PDF with any order you place at Annie’s – offer expiring on July 13.

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And for my 2-cents this week:

ALWAYS LAY OUT THE QUILT FLAT ON A LARGE SURFACE OR THE FLOOR AT LEAST OVERNIGHT BEFORE BINDING, ESPECIALLY IF IT HAS BEEN IN A BOX BEING SHIPPED BACK TO YOU FROM YOUR QUILTER!

Then you may use this trick I have posted here to achieve a flat binding with perfectly pointy corners. For me, binding is not a step to be rushed! I am a hand binding person, no matter how busy I am, I always bind by hand!

Now it’s your turn to share your 2-cents!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely rest of your week…. p.s. I have MORE fabrics to give away. Stay tune!

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Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along UPCOMING CHECK-IN DATES!

Hello Friends, Happy Monday! I hope are all keeping well. Now that we have completed the assignments from Quilters World Summer 2022 issue for the first four blocks, I thought I would check in with you to make sure you know what to do for the next two blocks in the Autumn 2022 issue!

When you post pictures of your progress, always use hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard.

However, if you are just starting to make this quilt, NO WORRIES AT ALL! The blocks are really easy and quick to make. This quilt along is supposed to be stress-free. All you need to do to get started is to purchase the Quilters World Spring 2022 issue HEREYou may also read all the post about the quilt along HERE.

For those who have made the first two blocks, it’s time to delve into the Summer 2022 issue. Be sure to purchase the copy that has the following cover HERE.

Now that we have completed Block 3 and 4 from the Summer 2022 issue, the Autumn 2022 is the next issue you should get for Block 5 and 6. Purchase the issue HERE if you are not a subscriber.

So here are our next 3 upcoming check-in dates:

July 31 — Make 6 leaf blocks.

August 31 – Make flying geese column and row units.

September 31 – No assignment, catch up, or companion project day! And some of us might be finishing up our Pumpple quilt for the fall. Click HERE you haven’t heard about the Pummple Sew Along.

[Of course, I know some of the overachieving quilters amongst us will just go ahead and make all the blocks in a month. And that’s TOTALLY fine! You are in control of your own quilt progress.]

And that should take us to the last Quilter World issue for 2022. I have so enjoyed this quilt along – and I hope you have as well!!

See you on July 31!

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Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #6

Hello Friends, today is our 6th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 6th month? I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that I can oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

Before I show you my sixth block, let me quickly go through the QAL essentials in case you just heard about it. You may read previous blog posts HERE.

  1. NO sign-up necessary. Join in anytime. This QAL runs the entire year of 2022.
  2. Pattern is released in 4 installments in Quilters World magazine. Purchase the first pattern (spring 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the second pattern (summer 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the third pattern (autumn 2022) installment HERE.
  3. USE hashtag #norfolksampler2022 when posting your quilt progress picture on social media.
  4. The fabrics in the original sample quilt are available HERE. The pattern in spring 2022 issue will tell you exactly which fabrics to purchase, and how much to purchase.
  5. I have curated a companion thread box called INDIGO to go with this project. You may purchase the threads HERE. Read about the collection HERE.

I recently used my INDIGO threads to make a small wholecloth quilt. Click HERE to read in case you missed it.

Now, back in Feb I mentioned to you the BOM kit club for Norfolk in its original fabrics sold out really quickly. I have curated for Annie’s another blue version using Moda’s Summer Breeze fabrics. The kits are NOW ready! If you want to make the quilt in a fresh blue colorway, get the kits before they sell out again. Click HERE to purchase the kit. See other patterns and kits by me at Annies HERE.

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Now that all the housekeeping stuff is out of the way, here are my Block 6 blocks — I am using a One Fine Day FQ Bundle (by Moda) to make my quiltalong quilt.

You may purchase the FQ bundle HERE.

Don’t forget, Quilters World summer 2022 magazine issue also features patterns to make Month 3 and Month 4 blocks into home dec throw pillows to go with your Norfolk quilt.

Good job if you have made it this far! We are officially 50% through!

If you are just starting, don’t worry — you have PLENTY of time to catch up. You might have more blocks to make to keep pace, but truly this quilt is an easy one to make!

Today is when my sewalongs converge! Watch for another post on Fashionista Sewalong later today. Meanwhile, I will see you again on July 30th for our 7th check-in!

p.s. One important note — you WILL NEED the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for Block 5 (July 30 check-in), and Block 6 (August 30 check-in). Purchase your copy HERE if you are not a subscriber. Pssst — my quilt made cover again! And there might* be a sewalong of the cover quilt if anyone is interested… let me know in the comment section below?

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2-Cent Tuesday & Giveaway

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Hello Friends, I hope your week got off a great start. Thank you for stopping by to visit today.

FIRST OFF, I have been tidying up my sewing room — and came across SCADS of half-square-triangles (dog ears) that I had trimmed off from previous quilts, with the intention of sewing them to make a scrappy happy HST quilt! I have to face the reality – chances are I will probably not get to that in the near future. So, I am giving these happy scraps away. They will make a mix of small to moderately sized HST units. I also have two bags of scraps (leftovers from my recent magazine quilts) to include in the giveaway. They are useable pieces, with some large pieces (probably around 1/4y) mixed in. I will also include a few DVDs from Australian magazine Quilters Companion. [Disclaimer on the DVDs – I think the format would work for US viewing, but I am not for sure. They are new, and have never been watched.]

And if I have room – I will add in yardages — because I definitely have those as well. If you have received fabrics from me before, you know I really do PACK in the fabrics, haha!

SO, if you are interested, please leave a comment below. This giveaway is ONLY for US addresses. I will pick a winner next Tuesday. If you win, you will agree to send me a check for $35. Upon receipt of payment, I will ship the fabric box to you via USPS Priority Mail.

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Speaking of sewalongs from last week’s 2 Cent Tuesday post, did you hear that Pat Sloan is going to host a sewalong using my Just Add Shortcake pattern with her newly shipped Bird Song fabrics? Pat’s Bird Song fabrics give my Just Add Shortcake design a high street Liberty look, very different from the usual Strawberry quilt! You may purchase the pattern or kit HERE. Sewalong start date is July 25! Jot the date down on your calendar. If you want a quick PDF pattern, link to purchase the pattern is HERE.

Click HERE for a batik red and juicy kit of the same Just Add Shortcake design if you want to make a more traditional strawberry quilt!

Sewing along with Pat is always so fun! You may remember the Stomping Ground sewalong I did with Pat a couple of years ago. It was SO MUCH FUN seeing the different fabrics everyone used for their elephants. Click HERE for pattern info if you had missed the sewalong.

I will be sewing along the Just Add Shortcake sewalong. I had actually started making a few blocks, and I need to complete the quilt!

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And for my 2 cents this week:

Use a mug tree to hang and organize your scissors for an at-a-glance display! Then you will realize just how many pairs of scissors you actually have, and not keep wanting to browse and buy MORE scissors (like me!), haha!

It’s now your turn to share your 2 cents. What household items do you use to store/organize sewing things?

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Thank you for stopping by! I will check in with you again later this week for our Fashionista Sewalong. If you haven’t heard about it, scroll back to previous posts and read about this low-demand and SUPER quick quilt to make!

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, Happy Flag Day! It’s hard to believe summer is in full swing, and my daughter is already into her third week of summer holiday. If you are looking for summer/patriotic quilt kits, Annie’s is carrying two that I had designed. You may click HERE to purchase the kits.

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As for my 2-cents this week, join a sew-along /quilt-along if you haven’t tried it before. Sewing along with friends (whether physical friends or online friends you meet on social media) is fun because you get to see and be motivated by the different fabric choices and final different looks from making the same project! So check out the different sewalongs out there, and pick one or two or three that you think will work well for you and give it a go!

So, that’s my 2-cents on Sewalongs/Quiltalongs! It’s your turn to share your 2-cents on sewalongs/quiltalongs!

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Right now, I am part of two sewalongs:

#1. Norfolk Sampler Quilt – this one runs through 2022. You can read all about it HERE.

#2. A super easy and quick jelly roll Fashionista sew along with my cover quilt in Quilters World Summer 2022 issue. We will be on our check-in #4 last this week. Details are HERE.

That’s all for today! Happy Quilting, my Friends!

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My Etsy Shop (THREADS SHIP FREE to continental US): https://www.etsy.com/shop/ivoryspring 

My Online Machine Quilting Classes: https://shrsl.com/3grt0

Find all my stand-alone patterns: https://shrsl.com/337dq