#pumppleSAL check-in #2

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #2 for #pumppleSAL today! Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1.

“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.

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together!

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.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

I am making my sewalong quilt using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics. That way, my quilt can be used for the fall, and way into winter because the pumpkins will also double as apples.

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

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

For today’s assignment, we are supposed to make (10) pumpkin units. I went ahead and attached the corner triangle units. That way, I will have less to do when I work on completing the blocks in a couple of weeks.

Here are my pumpkin units!

We will be making another 10 pumpkin units for check-in #3 next Wednesday. Keep in mind, it’s your quilt — and you don’t have to make all 20 blocks. The following shows a table topper version where you only have to make (9) blocks.

And that is it! We will meet up again next Wednesday – hopefully I would have my (20) pumpkin units done!

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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!

—> WE ARE HERE! 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.

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

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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2-Cent Tuesday & De-stash opportunity

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Hello Friends, I am glad to be back again for a quick visit.

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I was finally able to take a picture of the fabrics from my ongoing de-stashing effort. Here are 20+ Christmas-themed fabrics (totaling at least 12 yards) that I am giving away. Leave a comment below and let me know if you are interested. US address ONLY please! I will pick a winner next Tuesday. Winner agrees to send me a check for $45 that includes USPS Priority shipping, and I will send you the fabrics.

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You have seen my “A Pumpkin A Day” quilt – in fact, if you are sewing the quilt for #pumppleSAL, tomorrow is our check-in #2. If you are wondering about #pumppleSAL – click HERE for details.

I thought you might like to see my other quilt that is featured in the same Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue! Spice Road is entirely SCRAPPY – I used almost 90 fabrics in this quilt.

In fact, Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue included a total of 4 projects by me. Click HERE to purchase the issue if you aren’t already a subscriber.

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And for my 2 cents this week: If you have a quilt that needs binding, set aside a bit of time to get that done. I did – and it’s a great feeling because the quilt is “done” done!

Now it’s your turn to share your 2-cents with all of us!

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Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely rest of your week.

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#pumppleSAL check-in #1

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Good morning, Friends — we kick off our #pumppleSAL today! Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong.

“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.

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together! I showed the quilt being colored in various colorways where the pumpkins become apple — thus the PUMPPLE sewalong!

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

I am making my sewalong quilt using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics. That way, my quilt can be used for the fall, and way into winter because the pumpkins will also double as apples.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

FOR TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: WE ARE TO MAKE A TEST BLOCK TODAY — IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO MAKE A TEST BLOCK JUST TO SEE HOW YOU WILL WANT TO TACKLE THE SUBSEQUENT BLOCKS IN THE QUILT.

Here is a picture of the back of the block just to show you how I pressed my seams.

And here you can see the schedule of the sewalong:

—> WE ARE HERE! 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.

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

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, it’s Tuesday again! I hope you have been well. I can’t believe it’s August, and before the month is over, I will be making school lunches again! I have to admit making school lunches has never been my favorite.

I thought I would share a newly published quilt with you – JOYRIDE. This is a quilt made with 30s feedsack fabrics, EXCEPT generally 30’s fabrics aren’t used against a dark background. Seeing how the whimsical 30s fabrics pop against the blue background made me happy I decided to experiment a bit with a non-white background fabric. The pattern for JOYRIDE is in Annie’s new book Small Blocks Big Designs – the book feature blocks in 6″ and 12″. Book is available HERE. This quilt is totally SCRAP-FRIENDLY and is a quilt ideal for leaders/enders on the side project.

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And for my two cents this week:

Point protectors used for knitting needles are great for keeping the tips of your scissors from tearing through your storage compartment, especially if the compartment is a see-through plastic compartment — definitely a game changer for me especially for my scissors that came without sheaths.

You may purchase these point protectors HERE. You get 4 in a pack.

And that’s it from me today. It’s your turn to share your 2-cents! Thank you for visiting!

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Oh, I almost forgot — did you hear about the warehouse sale at Annie’s? Click HERE to check out the great savings on many quilty goodies.

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#puzzleSAL check-in #1 & Tabletastic & Giveaway

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puzzle#SAL

Hello Friends, Happy Monday and Happy Week to you! It’s #puzzleSAL check-in #1 is TODAY!

Please use hashtag #puzzleSAL when posting your progress pictures on social media so that I can find you.

WE ARE HERE –>>> 8/1: Row 1 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 1.

8/8: Row 2 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 2.

8/15: Row 3 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 3.

8/22: Row 4 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 4.

8/29: Row 5 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 5.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

9/12: Row 6 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 6.

9/19: Sew together pieced rows.

9/25: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top!

Here is my first row sewn today. Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF.

Now, let’s do a quick study of the blocks… this is a ONE block quilt. One block always uses 3 fabrics – one fabric for the main puzzle piece, and two fabrics for the adjoining puzzle pieces. So you will have (7) pieces cut for the main puzzle piece, and (1) piece each for the two adjoining puzzle pieces.

The layout is made possible with two block orientations. There is the vertical orientation, and then there is the horizontal orientation. Both orientations alternate each other when sewing the blocks together.

If you look at the quilt center image above, the FIRST block on the FIRST row is VERTICALLY ORIENTED. So you would have to think about the adjoining left and right puzzle pieces for the other two fabrics.

The SECOND block on the FIRST row is HORIZONTALLY ORIENTED. So you would have to think about the adjoining top and bottom puzzle pieces for the other two fabrics.

So I just cut my pieces as I go after I decide the main piece fabrics plus the two adjoining fabrics.

CLICK HERE in case you need details of #puzzleSAL.

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I am happy to be part of Doug Leko’s TABLETASTIC! 3 Instagram Hop! Please pop on over to visit Doug on Instagram to see who else are on the hop. Tabletastic! 3 book is available for purchase HERE.

For my hop, I made the Portobello block for a table mat. It was a fun block to put together, I can see this block easily turn into multiple blocks for a runner, table topper or even a queen-sized quilt!

FOR THE GIVEAWAY:

Doug is giving a copy of his book to any US address. Please leave a comment between now and 8/6 and tell what size projects you love to make. Winner will be announced on 8/8!

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That’s it for now, my Friends! I hope you have a great week.

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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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Announcing SEW FROM YOUR STASH #puzzleSAL

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Happy Friday, my Friends! It’s time to raid your stash if you want to make my Puzzle Quilt with me! This Puzzle Quilt would make lovely gift to a anyone. Christmas gift sewing, anyone?

TIPS TO MAKE THIS QUILT:

#1. So, it’s a super easy block to put together! I see it as sort of a glorified 9-patch block, kind of.

#2. Because of the interlocking effect, I actually find it easier to cut as I sew the blocks across the piece rows, instead of cutting all my fabric pieces at one time.

#3. If you are not making this quilt following my suggested colors, BE SURE to label your fabrics according to the fabric identifications given in the pattern. Or you can just cut as you go according to #2.

PURCHASE PATTERN HERE:

Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF.

FABRIC CHOICESDO RAID YOUR STASH FIRST BEFORE YOU PURCHASE FABRICS!

#1. You will need 8 Fabrics — be sure to choose CONTRASTING fabrics, in colors and in print scales. That way, you will be able to see the individual puzzle pieces.

#2. However, if you want to make it in FQs for a scrappier look, it’s best to have at least 15-16 FQS to play with. You can use different FQs of the same color hues for placements. Following shows the quilt colored with 8 Riley Blake’s Enchanted fabrics vs Fat Quarters from the same fabric line. Fabrics are available for purchase HERE.

Notice closely — how the quilt takes on a scrappier look if you use an Enchanted FQ Bundle.

#3. I am making mine using one Makower UK’s Amelia FQ Bundle.

#4. Here are a couple more FQ coloring options if you would like make yours with a specific fabric line.

Riley Blake’s Farmgirl Vintage Companion Prints FQ Bundle – available for purchase HERE.

Riley Blake’s American Dream FQ Bundle – available for purchase HERE.

SCHEDULE:

As with my other sewalong schedules, this one is also a low demand schedule! If you feel like you want to sew ahead and faster, please do so by all means!!

TODAY: Fabric Raiding

8/1: Row 1 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 1. These blocks are really quick to make. It took me about 15 minutes to cut and sew the first two blocks.

8/8: Row 2 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 2.

8/15: Row 3 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 3.

8/22: Row 4 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 4.

8/29: Row 5 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 5.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

9/12: Row 6 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 6.

9/19: Sew together pieced rows.

9/25: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top!

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Well, that’s all to start us off with a new week! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely week.

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Announcement: A Pumpkin A Day (Pumpple) Sewalong!

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Friends, there is going to be a sewalong – with Quilters World Autumn 2022 cover quilt, A Pumpkin A Day! Be sure to scroll to the end of post for the schedule!

WHEN: Starting August 3, Ending 10/4 – YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET YOUR FABRICS READY before August 3.

PATTERN & FABRIC INFO: Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

FABRICS: This design is PERFECT for using scraps from your stash or FQs!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please used hashtag #wendysheppard and #pumppleSAL

I have already made the orange fall version! If you want to use the fabrics I used for the original quilt, it’s Late October by Moda. You may purchase them HERE.

And my sew-along version (below) is going to be using Windham’s Rowan fabrics plus the browns in their Darling collection. With the burgundy fabrics, my pumpkins can be pumpkins for the fall, and magically turn into apples for the winter. You know I live in VA, and apples are staples in Colonial Christmas celebrations!

Apples during Christmas is also special to me! Growing up… after Christmas Eve services at church, we were each given a goodie bag with just a whole bunch of junk food AND an apple! It’s a holdover tradition from when my father was a child. Every Christmas, the missionaries would import the apples to give to the locals after Christmas Eve services, as apples were not grown in the tropics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

BUT WAIT, you could totally turn this quilt into a Christmasy quilt with the red and green scraps you have in your stash!

AND for good measure, I also played around with a summery Red, White and Blue American “Apple Pie” version.

This version features Moda’s Belle Isle fabrics. You may purchase the fabrics HERE.

Alright, the schedule!

Again, my schedule is merely SUGGESTED – you may go as slow or as fast as you want! :) I have the schedule to keep myself organized. Again, because I work on multiple things at a time, the only way a sewalong works for me is if it’s VERY low demand. :-)

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.

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

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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Alrightie, I shall see you on 8/3 to kick off our a A Pumpkin A Day sewalong!

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SURVEY – want to sew this scrappy quilt with me?

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Let me know in the comment section below if you would be interested in making my A PUMPKIN A DAY scrappy quilt with me! This quilt finished at 55″ x 68″, a nice throw size for your fall home dec. Complete pattern is in Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue HERE. You would have to purchase the issue to participate in the sewalong.

If there’s interest, I am thinking about starting it in early August. That way we will have plenty of time to finish the quilt sometime in October! Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to hearing from you.

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Fashionista Sewalong Week #3

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Hello, Friends! Today is week #3 for our Fashionista Sewalong.

Do you just want to have a quick summer sew? Then Fashionista is a great one to sew, plus you will be sewing with friends.

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SCHEDULE:

Week 1: Cutting (May 26)

Week 2:  Pieced strip section (June 2)

We are HERE—>>>Week 3:  Handle section (June 9)

Week 4:  Catch up & Finishing up blocks (June 16)

Week 5:  Sew blocks together to make quilt center (June 23)

Week 6:  Catch up & finishing up quilt top — end of Sew-Along (June 30) with a special assignment!

— According to the schedule, we piece the cut pieces. Cutting is not my favorite thing to do. I always feel like anytime cutting is done, everything will be downhill from there! Complete pattern, including cutting directions are found in Quilters World Summer 2022 issue. You may purchase the issue HERE.

— Shop for your jelly rolls HERE or HERE. Click HERE if you want to make your own handbag quilt with the same fabrics I used, as shown on the magazine cover.

— Be sure to use #fashionistasewalong when you share pictures of your Fashionista quilt on your social media feed.

— It’s not too late at all you are just now hearing about the sewalong. Just grab the pattern and fabrics, and join in!

Today’s assignment is to make the handle sections. We will be dealing with small pieces. “BE CALM AND SEW ON” is the best strategy dealing with small pieces. If you are generally careful with cutting and keeping the 1/4″ seam allowance when you piece, everything should be the same. The tip I share most with quilters when dealing with small pieces is to use a DRY (NOT STEAM) iron when pressing. Steam tends to distort fabric ever so slightly.

I will also post a few very short videos on Instagram to show you how I use the diagonal seam tape on my machine to sew my corner triangles, finger press etc.

That’s it for Week #3. Happy Sewing, my Friends!

Here is one of my ALL-TIME favorite articles about handbags. Though written years ago, I keep coming back to read it just for fun.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197038/Whats-bag-Maam–Apart-chocolate-plasters-gin-Secrets-Queen-Mothers-handbag.html

p.s. I shared with you last week it’s always HUGE purses for me. The way I organize my purse is to have different pouches for different things. AND I also carry in my HUGE purse a zip up thingie that folds out into a tote… for emergency in case I need more purse space!

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Fashionista Sewalong Week #1

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Hello, Friends! Today is the day — we are kicking off our Fashionista Sewalong!

SCHEDULE:

We are HERE—>>>Week 1: Cutting (May 26)

Week 2:  Pieced strip section (June 2)

Week 3:  Handle section (June 9)

Week 4:  Catch up & Finishing up blocks (June 16)

Week 5:  Sew blocks together to make quilt center (June 23)

Week 6:  Catch up & finishing up quilt top — end of Sew-Along (June 30) with a special assignment!

— According to the schedule, we cut our fabrics today. So, break out your jelly roll and background fabrics, and start cutting would be our assignment today! Complete pattern, including cutting directions are found in Quilters World Summer 2022 issue. You may purchase the issue HERE.

— Shop for your jelly rolls HERE or HERE. Click HERE if you want to make your own handbag quilt with the same fabrics I used, as shown on the magazine cover.

— Be sure to use #fashionistasewalong when you share pictures of your Fashionista quilt on your social media feed.

— It’s not too late at all you are just now hearing about the sewalong. Just grab the pattern and fabrics, and join in!

Using jelly rolls (or 2.5 strip sets) is a great & affordable way to make a scrappy quilt. Quilters get to play with many different prints included in a 40-ply jelly roll. So they don’t have to spend a fortune buying the various prints to make a scrappy quilt.

TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: We just cut and cut fabrics today, and sort the prints! Here is how I sorted the fabric strips I cut according to the pattern directions.

#1. I pin the bag handle pieces together.

#2. Then I pick (5) G pieces and lay them out. Then I make sure none of them is the same fabric I pick for the handle pieces, and I pin the group and the handle pieces together. That way I have all the pieces I need for a handbag block altogether.

And that’s it for our first assignment, and we will be really ROLLING it next week when we start sewing!

AND HERE’S A FUN “PURSE/HANDBAG” FACT FOR YOU — THE LATE QUEEN MOTHER USED TO CARRIED A MINIATURE FIRST-AID KIT IN HER HANDBAG, A HABIT SHE STARTED DURING WWII AND KEPT THROUGH THE REST OF HER LIFE.

What do you carry in your purse/handbag? I always have an extra pair of contact lens and a little pocket Bible in my purse.

That’s it for Week #1. I am so glad you are sewing along with me. See you on June 2!!

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Have you ever made a photo quilt?

Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good week so far! The weather is quite nice over here, and I am hoping the seeds I have planted in my flower bed will amount to something.

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I recently discovered a fun and REALLY quick way to make a meaningful quilt by using EQ Printable Inkjet Fabric Sheets!

So, these sheets allow you to print your photos or any artwork onto fabric before being incorporated into a quilt! It’s like printing your OWN fabrics. Think about photo calendars, photo paper weight, photo mouse pads… but QUILT edition!

I made a mini quilt, with my Song of Williamsburg quilting design printed on the fabric sheet. The sheets come in a nice size of 8 1/2″ x 11″ (like the regular printer paper). So, I easily trimmed the excess off from the vertical direction to make my quilt center block measure at 8 1/2″ square unfinished. Then, I added a quick checkerboard border to the quilt center, and a mini quilt happened!

Think of what you could do with the printable sheets —

1. Pictures of family printed as block centers, and then pieced to make a large commemorative family quilt.

2. Recipes to be printed for a potholder exchange

3. A child’s artwork for a decorative throw pillow

You may click HERE to purchase the printable fabric sheets.

And don’t forget to check out Fat Quarter Shop’s blog today for more printable fabric sheet ideas!

Thanks for stopping by! hope you have a lovely day!

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