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Just My Type! by Tamarinis for Island Batik

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  This week, I had the pleasure of working with the new Just My Type fabric from Island Batik designed by Tamarinis .   2020 has been a year of adjustment, and one big adjustment has been dressing for working at home and Zoom meetings.  This fabric was perfect for my  Scarves to Share Cutie Pattern .  The pattern calls for 16 fat eighths to make two scarves so I used each fat quarter twice in my scarf. Check out Just My Type fabric and update your work from home wardrobe!

A La Mode for Baby

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My  A La Mode Cutie Pattern  is my go-to giveaway quilt. Kits for this quilt  are on sale so you can make one (or a dozen), too! One of my "quilt crushes" is on Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.  I have most of her books (and fabrics, and templates, and notions, and...).  So when I found this fabric, I needed to have it ALL! I decided to go with my favorite ribbon candy quilting on this quilt.  I teach how to stitch Ribbon Candy  in my  First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting online class , both free-motion, and using a stencil. This quilt has already been gifted to a new baby.   I hope it will be spit up on, dragged, abused, and loved for years to come. I only quilted in the background and left the beautiful fabrics to SHINE!

New Cutie Pattern and Kit -- Freeze Frame!

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I'm sew excited to share the release of my Freeze Frame Cutie Pattern !  I made my sample out of Northcott Cosmo fabrics for a modern, muted look.  This quilt belongs to my brand new great niece!  I can't wait to meet her.  Snuggling newborns makes everything seem better, doesn't it? I put the kit for this quilt on sale on my website .  This quilt is fun to make and fun to quilt! I used Stone Tutti Cotton thread on the gray and pink fabrics alike, quilted a little continuous curve, and quilted A LOT of ribbon candy.  I quilted flowers and leaves in the blocks and borders and am planning a Floral Quilting online class in 2021.  Sign up for my newsletter so you won't miss any details about upcoming classes! If you'd like to learn to quilt ribbon candy or continuous curve, I recommend my Quilting Essentials: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting online class .  There are ten lessons and directions for practice projects.  This class gets rave reviews!

How to Machine Quilt Tuscan Vintage on Your Home Sewing Machine

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 Scott from 4th and Main Designs tempted me beyond my ability to resist and I just had to make his Tuscan Vintage quilt . It was a perfect "I don't feel well" remedy and I enjoyed piecing and quilting it. I filmed as I quilted this quilt, so watch and see the loveliness unfold! If you want to support two designers at once, use Scott's link to buy my Quilting Essentials: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting class!

New Cutie Pattern -- Lemon Bars!

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A few months ago, I had a desperate hankering for lemon bars.  I couldn't make them at the time, so I decided to design a Cutie Pattern named Lemon Bars to hold me over until I could get to the kitchen. I made the sample using Lemon Fresh fabric , naturally, and I love how it turned out! In my Debby Brown's Machine Quilting Studio Facebook Group , I taught a class discussing all the different ways I could possibly quilt this quilt.  The class is saved in the group, so join and watch!  I teach a new mini-class every (most) weeks. Another class I taught was about my Top 10 Favorite Machine Quilting Thread Colors .  I put together a kit of these threads as a machine quilting starter pack.  I chose to quilt this entire quilt in yellow thread, even in the pink.  I love how it turned out.  And I loved not having to change the thread continuously! I machine quilted this quilt using ribbon candy, swirls, and pumpkin seed designs.  That's it.  Three patterns.  I taught the first two

For the Love of a Scrap Quilt

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 I am in the middle of a month of medical treatments that leave me feeling punky and the best medicine for that is to jump into my scraps and make a new scrap quilt. Fortunately, the newest Quilter's World Magazine arrived in my mailbox at the perfect time!  Tricia Lynn Maloney designed Ski Party using a brightly colored jelly roll.  I knew I had scrappy gray 2 1/2" strips already cut in my stash, so I toned down her adorable quilt. I could complain about the really bright sun on this autumn day and how it washed out the color in my photograph a little bit, but I won't because... sun.  In autumn. Inspired by the machine quilting on the sample done by Cheryl Weiderspahn, I stitched a royal blue ribbon meander. I teach the basic meander pattern in my Quilting Essentials: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting online class. I still have more gray scrappy strips and jelly rolls, and I know that I will more of these quilts while recovering from ongoing medical treatments. Isn

Cutie Quilt -- Sweet Tooth featuring I'm So Blue fabric

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It's now the season of "there's no good lighting for quilt photos," so please bear with me. I just finished another Sweet Tooth Cutie quilt , this time using an "I'm So Blue" Cutie Pack .  I've put a kit together for this quilt HERE . I make a lot of Sweet Tooth Cutie quilts and it's because of the Ribbon Candy . It's my favorite thing to quilt.  I was having a bad day and ribbon candied my way through it.  Is ribbon candy therapy a thing?  Because it works! I teach all of the machine quilting in this quilt (Ribbon Candy + Swirls) in my First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting online class .  I made sure to teach the 10 most useful and versatile designs in that class so students will be prepared to tackle their unfinished quilts at the end of class!