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10-08-2014

ABC Adventure Blocks Tutorial

ABC Adventure Block Tutorial
ABC Adventure Blocks Tutorial

Todays tutorial is part of the Dream Big with Dr.Seuss Challenge with Fat Quarter Shop.

Fat Quarter Shop challenged a few bloggers to create something fabulous with the newest Dr.Seuss Fat Quarter Bundle by Robert Kaufman.

Dr.Suess FQ Bundle

This FQ Bundle also includes a super cute alphabet panel you can see in Fat Quarter Shop’s, “Big A, Little A Quilt”, FREE Pattern and YouTube Tutorial below!

So here is how to make these quick and easy ABC Adventure blocks!

ABC Adventure Blocks Tutorial

Cutting:

(26) 5″ squares of batting

(26) 6″ squares for backing your blocks

Trim each of your 26 letters from the panel with a 1/2″ border, about 6″ square.

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Layer each of the letters with a backing, batting and letter. Center the batting on the back of the letter block.

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On each block, stitch a zig zag stitch along the edge of the colored square surrounding your letter.

Then trim about 1/4″ around each square with some pinking shears to prevent the edges from fraying.

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Easy right!?! You could even quilt the centers of these blocks if you like.

Now how about that bag?

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From two of your remaining FQ’s, cut two pieces measuring 15″ x 17″.

Place them right sides together. Make sure if you are using the ones with words that you have them oriented correctly:)

Luckily I caught my mistake before I sewed it together!

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Sew a 1/2″ seam around three of your sides, leaving the top of your bag open.

You can use a zig zag stitch to serge the edges so your bag doesn’t fray on the inside.

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On one side of the opening of your bag…..

Un-sew about 3″ and fold those edges back, then stitch them down.

This creates a hemmed area where your drawstring comes out of your bag….sorry this pic is not the greatest, but these are hemmed individually and not connected…I can put my finger between those.

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Now…. we have to make our string for our drawstring bag!

Cut (2) 2.5″ strips from the long side of one FQ. Connect them together to create one long strip.

Press in half lengthwise.

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Press again so that the edges meet in the center.

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Fold in half again and use your zig zag stitch to close up your string.

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With your bag still inside out…

Double fold the opening and tuck your string into the fold.

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Stitch down this fold all the way around the opening of your bag…. being careful not to catch the string in your stitches!

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Tie the ends of your string together and give them a tug and your ABC Adventure Blocks are all set and now you have a perfect bag to keep them in:)

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial and share it with a special little one.

P.S. This would make a great handmade Christmas gift!!!

Get your Dr. Seuss FQ Bundle HERE!

Enter to win a FREE Jelly Roll in this weeks Sassy Saturday Giveaway HERE!

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10-02-2014

Pumpkins Anyone?

Pumpkin Table Topper

Do we not love all things pumpkin this time of year???

Okay, well maybe not all of us!

Today I am re-sharing my tutorial for a quick and easy fall project! Just a few orange and green scraps and you can whip this up in no time:)

Click HERE for a step by step Pumpkin Table Topper Tutorial.

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If you are looking to try something different…Craftsy is also running a special for this fun looking Halloween paper crafting Kit!

Jillibean Soup Halloween Kit

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Halloween is just around the corner. Get ready for spooky fun with one of Craftsy’s NEW paper crafting kits!

Work with your frightfully fun kit and learn how to create stylish Halloween decor projects with exclusive video lessons. Paper crafts expert Ronda Palazzari will show you how to use Jillibean Soup’s paper pads, black glitter beanboard alphas and festive embellishments to create a witch’s hat, pumpkin centerpieces and even a spooky banner!

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09-23-2014

Flannel Dog Bed Tutorial

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Today is my stop on Riley Blake Designs Flannel Blog Tour and I have a super quick and easy Dog Bed Tutorial to share with you!

If you are like me and you have little pups around your sewing room, you know they love to lay on any quilty thing they can find! So when Riley Blake asked what I wanted to make for the Flannel Blog Tour I knew right away my pups would love to snuggle up on something flannel. So some cuddly doggy beds of their very own were in the works!

I used Riley Blake Designs “Oh Boy” by Lori Whitlock, 100% cotton flannel in Boy Swirls.

What you will need:

1/4 yd. Boy Swirls Aqua Flannel

1/4 yd. Boy Swirls Orange Flannel

1 yd. Boy Swirls Gray Flannel

1 standard size bed pillow( you can get the really cheap ones at Target, 2 for $7.)

 

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Cut 5 – 5.5″  Orange Flannel squares.

Cut 5 – 5.5″ Aqua Flannel squares.

Cut 10 – 5.5″ Gray Flannel squares.

Use the layout above to begin assembling your dog bed top.

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Piece your rows together, pressing each row in the alternating directions.

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Then join your rows together. Your seams should nest together helping you to keep things lined up!

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Cut 1 – 20.5″ x 25.5″ rectangle for the backing of your dog bed in the Gray Flannel.

Lay the backing and top right sides together an pin along all four sides. Sew a 1/4″ seam around the sides, leaving one side mostly open to insert the pillow later.

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On the side you leave open…..stitch just an inch or two past the corner and backstitch. This will keep the corner from trying to tear open while squeezing the pillow in.

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Insert your pillow. These inexpensive pillows are not so great for us people, but perfect for the dog bed. That way when they get a little funky you don’t feel bad tossing them!

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Fold the edges in and pin in place so you can stitch the opening closed. You can hand stitch this closed or use your machine. It is a bit of a squeeze getting this under the needle, but is pretty quick. Since it IS just a dog bed I wasn’t too worried if it got a little wonky, so I did it on my machine!

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Presto! Done……Hey, I’m thinking this makes pretty cool people pillows too:)

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Gus-Gus approved! …..I actually had to force my little pups to get on this thing, lol! Turns out yelling at them for even coming near most of my projects has made them a little fearful. Such a mean mommy I am:) Sorry pups. FYI… I have 2 pups, Gus-Gus and Little O, they are part dachshund and part jack russell terrier.

Don’t forget to enter this weeks Sassy Saturday Giveaway HERE!

(giveawayends Thurs. 9/25 midnight/EST)

If you want to know what other fun things you can do with flannel…

Make sure you check out all the other stops on the Flannel Tour!

September 5th through October 23rd
9/5 Julia @ Riley Blake Designs
9/9 Deonn @ Quiltscapes
9/12 Bonnie @ Fishsticks Designs
9/23 Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
9/26 Liz @ Simple Simon & Co.
9/30 Heidi @ Fabric Mutt
10/3 Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
10/7 Amanda @ Jedi Craft Girl
10/10 Rose @ Rose and Odin
10/14 Samm @ Sew We Quilt
10/17 Marni @ Haberdashery Fun
10/21 Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios
10/24 Lindsay @ The Cottage Mama
10/28 Sara @ Flannel Queen
10/31 Lucy @ Lucy Blaire

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06-12-2014

Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

Today is my stop on Riley Blake Designs Quilted Cotton Blog Tour!

I have a quick and easy sewing project using their new

Double-Sided Quilted Cottons….which are just too fun!

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Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

I absolutely love my sewing machine mat and can’t imagine working without it! Mine was a handmade gift from my sister and really changed my sewing experience. Having all your tools right at your finger tips is great. No more knocking them off the table and trying to find where they landed:) I like my sewing table low and my knees just slide right under the pockets and I don’t even know they are there. Not to mention it adds some flare to your sewing studio!

Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial

Supplies

22″ x 24″ piece of RBD Double Sided Quilted Cotton- Medium Chevron/Dot in Aqua.

1 Fat Quarter of a coordination print/solid for Binding- Honeycomb Dot, Tone on Tone in Red.

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Directions

Cut your Fat Quarter lengthwise into six 2.5″ strips, then join on the diagonal to create one long strip of binding. HERE is a machine binding tutorial to help if you need it!

Using the binding you just made, bind the edges of your 22″ x 24″ piece of double-sided quilted cotton just like it was an entire quilt. HERE is a tutorial for binding a quilt.

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Fold up the bottom edge of your mat approximately 5″(this doesn’t have to be really specific). Secure ends with pins to hold in place. Decide for yourself how you want your double sided prints to show. One side will be the top and the reverse will be the pockets.

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Using a removable marking pen, mark lines where you want your pockets and how far apart you want them. You can adjust this to hold your special tools. I used a disappearing ink pen, but a water soluble or chalk marking tool are other good choices.

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I like a few bigger pockets for my machine quilting gloves with three smaller slots for a pen, seam ripper or a specialty tool. You can’t go wrong here!

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Using a matching thread, stitch along the outer edge just inside the binding. Start  just below the binding at the opening of the pocket and end at the fold where the bottom of the pocket will be. This will close the sides.

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Now finish stitching all of the lines you marked to create your pockets.

Voila! That’s it…simple right?

For the more edgy quilter….I ventured out and made a sewing machine mat with skulls! Yes, I said skulls:) I know they don’t float everyone’s boat, but I thought it would be fun. I even added a little bow to give it some extra sassy-ness! The binding and bow are a Riley Blake Designs solid FQ in Hot Pink.

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Don’t like skulls or chevrons>>>> click HERE to see all the fun prints they have to offer.

***I am going to giveaway both of these sewing machine mats!***

So if you are interested and want to enter, just leave a comment telling me which one you want…chevron or skulls.

Giveaway is open through the 18th. Open internationally.

In case you missed it, I also have a coupon code good for 20% off your purchase at Gotcha Covered Quilting!

COUPON CODE:

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Here is the schedule so you can follow along with all the quilty goodness:)

6/5 – Jedi Craft Girl

6/10 – Nancy Zieman

6/12 – The Sassy Quilter

6/17 – Just Let Me Quilt

6/19 – Simple Simon & Co.

6/24 – Haberdashery Fun

6/26 – Sew We Quilt

7/1 – Jina Barney Designz

7/3 – Leigh Laurel Studios

7/8 – Riley Blake Designs

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05-13-2014

Making Quilt Binding

Making Quilt Binding

Adventures in Quilt Binding…

 

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When recently finishing my Scrumptious Charm quilt I tried a little something new with my quilt binding!

I love using my Robert Kaufman Quilting Calculator app on my phone to start my binding process. Just plug in your measurements and binding width and then it tells you how much yardage you need and how many strips to cut…genius!

Making Quilt Binding

 Now normally I cut my binding strips, usually 2.5″, and then join the strips on the diagonal(less bulk). I overlap them like this using pins to hold everything in place.

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Then I stitch a diagonal line from corner to corner where they overlap. I like to overlap a bit so I know exactly where to stop and start my stitches.

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This time I tried using a glue stick! Super quick and easy.

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I just put a dab of glue in the upper right corner…you will trim this part off anyway.

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With my needle in the down position I line it up in the corner where they overlap and stitch directly across to the opposite corner where the strips overlap. You can draw a line with a pencil or just eyeball it if your good:)

One of the awesome features on my machine, a Baby Lock Crescendo, is this laser line that shoots out straight ahead. It is great for short straight stitching and you can move it to the right or left!

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Trim your 1/4″ seam.

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Press open the seam to reduce bulk in your binding.

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Trim off any corners if they are poking out.

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Press your binding in half lengthwise….P.S. Why does my ironing board look twice as disgusting in this pic!

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There you go! Beautiful binding that is quite Sassy:)

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05-06-2014

Sassy Summer Tote and Giveaway!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Today I am guest posting over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio’s blog.

I have a fun tutorial for a Sassy Summer Tote!

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and Jodie is having a giveaway this week so you can have a chance to win the sassy Mango Margarita bundle I used to make this summer tote bag!

Mango Margarita

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Click Here to Enter the Giveaway!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Click Here for the Sassy Summer Tote Tutorial!

So head on over and leave a comment to say hello!

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04-01-2014

Union Jack Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial and Giveaway!

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Hi there! Paula here at The Sassy Quilter and I am so excited to be the first stop on the

Riley Blake Designs Union Jack Blog Tour!

Union Jack Blog Tour

So….Have you guys seen Riley Blake Designs super cute Union Jack panels!!! Well, I have come up with a sewing machine cover tutorial for you to put these snazzy prints to use. We don’t want our precious machines getting all dusty and if you have ever tried to piece one of these Union Jack designs you will totally appreciate how quick and easy these panels are to use.

Riley Blake has three different color options for a multi flag panel. The smaller flags within the panel are each 9″ x 11″. There is also a giant flag panel that measures 36″ x 42″ and comes in three color options. Click HERE to see!

Today I am using the Union Jack Squares Gray panel.

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What you will need:

1 Union Jack Squares Gray panel.

5 Fat Quarters in assorted prints.

1/4 yard Border fabric.

1 and 1/4 yards Backing fabric.

1/2 yard Binding fabric.

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I am using a collection of Riley Blake Swiss Dots with my panel prints!

Cutting:

From Panel-

Trim two flags to 9.5″ x 11.5″- (1/4″ around the flag)

From Border fabric-

Cut (2)- 4.25″ x  WOF strips, then subcut (4) 4.25″ x 9.5″ rectangles.

Cut (2)- 2.5″ x WOF strips, the subcut (4) 2.5″ x 19″ strips.

From FQ’s-

Cut (1)- 9.5″ strip from each FQ, then subcut (6) 2″ x 9.5″ strips for a total of 30.

From Backing fabric-

Cut (1)- 17″ x WOF strip, cut again on fold to yield backing for front & back panels.

Cut (2)- 12″ x WOF strips, trim selvages and join along the 12″ edge. Trim this long strip to 12″ x 50″ and use as backing for the side panel.

From Binding fabric-

Cut (1) 18″ x WOF strip, then subcut 2.5″ strips on the bias and create at least 160″ of bias binding.

Construction

unionjackpiecingPiece together your front and back panels. Add your side borders first and then the top and bottom borders. Repeat for the back panel.

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Join your 2″ strips together to form one long side panel.

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Layer your front and back panels and your side panel with batting and backing, quilt as desired.

Trim your side panel to 9.5″ x 45.5″ and the front/back panels to 13″ x 18.5″.

Using your bias binding…bind the bottom edge of the front & back panel and both short ends of the side panel.

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Line up the center point of the front panel with the center point of the side panel. Pin these together with the backing sides together.

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Join these two panels together stopping and starting 1/4″ from the corners. Repeat for the back panel.

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Now, pin the remaining sides of the front & back panels to the side panel and stitch together, also stopping and starting 1/4″ from the corners.

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Your sewing machine cover should look like this, with raw edges exposed.

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Now to bind these raw edges!

Starting at one of the bottom corners…Fold the end of your binding under about 1/2″ and start attaching your bias binding to the side panel side of the raw edge.  I stop and start 1/4″ from the top corners to avoid any puckering in the corner. Do not trim anything…just skip a few stitches and then keep going.  Bias binding is stretchy so should go around smoothly.  Stop sewing about 3″ from the final corner. Mark your binding strip and trim 1/2″ longer than needed. Fold this extra under and then finish attaching the binding. Repeat for the opposite side of the cover.

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Hand stitch the binding to the front & back panels.

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The finished dimensions are 9.5″W x 13″H x 18.5″L. It will fit most average size machines.

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Done! I think it looks bloody fabulous;)

Wanna see the inside???

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Do you want to make one of these? Fort Worth Fabric Studios is offering you a special deal this week and a GIVEAWAY!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

20% off all Union Jack Panels through April 7th with discount code:

UNIONJACK20

Click HERE to get your panel, or….

Click HERE to get this awesome kit Jodie created! She even has one for me to GIVEAWAY!!!

***GIVEAWAY!***

Leave a comment to enter to win this kit to make your own sewing machine cover🙂

(Giveaway ends Sunday at midnight/EST, open internationally.)

 

Riley Blake Union Jack Blog Tour Schedule:

 

Tuesday 4/1 – Paula at The Sassy Quilter- You are here:)

Thursday 4/3 – Jina at Jina Barney Designz

Tuesday 4/8 – Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios

Thursday 4/10 – Marni at Haberdashery Fun

Tuesday 4/15 – Julia at My Fabric Obession

Thursday 4/17 – Molly at Rose and Odin

Tuesday 4/22 – Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl

Thursday 4/24 – Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt

Tuesday 4/29 – Julia at Riley Blake Designs

Thursday 5/1 – Ginny at Darling Adventures
 

 Hope you enjoy your visit here today! Here are a few things you might want to check out:

Helpful Charts– a collection of charts useful to Quilters, Quilting Tips– tips and tricks for Quilters, Free Tutorials and Patterns for beginners and Quilty Fun– quilting games perfect for retreats and guild meetings!

I am also currently hosting a Triangle Quilt Along and it is never too late to join in!

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03-22-2014

How to link up my picture..

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If you already have mastered Flickr and linking-up….you probably want to skip this post:)

but…

If this is your first time using Flickr or linking up a picture, take a deep breath and I will show you some basic steps and you will have it down in no time:)

Here is a how to:

The link up area will be at the end of the post. Click on the blue button that says “Add your link”

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Click this to add your link!

The next screen will be….

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This is what your screen will look like after you click “Add your link”

•A box will pop up and the first line will be asking for your: Link or “the URL of the link you are adding”. This is the web address at the top of your screen that shows where exactly you are in the world wide web:) Starts with http:// or www. You can copy this from where you have your image at and just paste it in this first line.

•Click in the next line titled: Link Title or “The name that will be visible under your thumbnail”. The program should automatically search for the image and fill in this line for you. If you have entered an incorrect link it will give you an error and you can go back and fix it now. If using Flickr…you have to have your pictures set to a Public setting for Inlinkz to access them. I keep my entire Flickr account set to Public, no secret info there, just quilt pics:)

•You can leave the link title or name as it is or change it to whatever you like. I usually change mine to Paula@TheSassyQuilter so people can easily see whose picture it is. It will help us get to know each other a bit too!

•The next line will be asking for your Email address. Type that in.

•Below this will be an area titled Image Source. Here will be a grid of all the pictures they found on the webpage you entered. Click on the one you want to use or use the option tabs to add another. I never have to use the other tabs. If you don’t see the one you want make sure you have scrolled down through the options.

Now Click done!  The next screen will give you the option to share on other social media sites. You can do that or just click “Take me back to the Link Up”.

Done!

How to use Flickr!

Flickr is a great way to share your work and interact with other quilters!

You will have to join Flickr and create a yahoo id and a username/password….same as all the other social media. Below is a pic of my personal photostream or homepage on Flickr. You can personalize it by adding a profile pic and cover photo. Make sure you are set to Public for sharing your photos or we won’t be able to see them:)

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Joining the group…

Once you are set up you need to join the Triangle Quilt Along Flickr Group, click this link to get there.

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It should take you to the page above. In the blue circle is out logo button. Where the red button says “leave group” will say “join group” if you haven’t joined yet.You can add photos to the group by clicking the add photos button inside to logo, this is if they are in your photos already. Keep reading to see how to get them in there.

Discussions

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Above that is a discussion area, check here for ongoing discussions with your fellow quilt along members:) The first is one for introductions so we get to know each other.

Uploading your photos…

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When on your personal page, click the Upload button to add your photos. It will then prompt you to get them off your computer.

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Once you pick your photo there is an area below it to title and add a description if you chose.

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You can add directly to the group at this time also! Just click “Add to groups” and pick which group you want to add too.

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Once you are all set…click “Upload” in the corner and you are set!

Flickr Mobile!

If you have a smart phone you can get the free app and upload pics from your phone. It will be the app by yahoo.

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Once you open the app, click on the camera and choose from the pics on your phone or ipad.

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Click on the “Advanced” option and you will be able to add to the group at the same time!

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Click group and find the Triangle Quilt Along Group. It will only be there if you have joined the group already.

Then just hit the Upload button in the upper right corner and you are done!

Hope this helps you guys! Please email me or comment if you have any questions:)

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02-09-2014

How to Clean a Sewing Machine and a Giveaway!

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Are you having tension issues or skipped stitches?

Well, you might just need to do a little sewing machine maintenance! This means cleaning your sewing machine and giving it a little TLC:) This post will give you some tips and show you how to clean a sewing machine. Now I am as guilty as the rest when it comes to cleaning my machine, but it is seriously one of the most important things you can do as a quilter….these babies are our lifeline, right?

Why do I have to clean my machine?

Our thread and fabrics produce a lot of lint and dust that gets down in the feed dogs, bobbin case and under the throat plate while we are sewing. You will be really shocked if you have never looked inside these parts of your machine! This dust and lint can cause the parts of your machine to not work properly and the result is tension issues, skipped stitches and even machine failure. My machine has a lot of electronic sensors and if I don’t clean it, I notice they start to not work properly.

What do I need to clean my machine?

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A screwdriver, a lint brush and my favorite….a pipe cleaner.

How do I get inside the machine?

First and foremost, consult your machine manual! Some machines are different, but here is the basics. Remove your bobbin cover and bobbin and then using a small screwdriver, remove your throat plate. My favorite screwdriver didn’t come with my machine, but it has a magnetic tip on one end that helps me catch those tiny screws so I don’t lose them.

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What do I do now?

Using your lint brush and your pipe cleaner, gently remove all the lint you can see. I use a pipe cleaner that has these fluffier parts, they really grab a lot. Swipe all the areas that your thread travels; the tension discs and the take-up lever can also get linty.

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I use a piece of scrap batting to wipe it on so it doesn’t try to run away:)

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Yes, I took some of these pics after the fact….are you ready to see what I pulled out first????

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Um, what the heck is this thing! Disgusting. I told you I was bad.

You will also need to lift out your bobbin case. Take note of how you got this out so you can put it back. Take a pic with your cell phone if you want to keep a reference. Most of these parts only go back in one way.

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Get ready for more nasty!

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Some references will tell you to use compressed air to blow out the dust, but others believe this forces dust into other areas where is shouldn’t go….use your discretion, but I skip the forced air(and I think most of us don’t have any!)

Put everything back in place and do some test stitching to make sure you are back in working order! Craftsy has a free video on how to clean your machine called Sewing Machine 911. It has lots of other good machine maintenance tips too. Click on the link below to check it out! This is great for beginners.

FREE Online Sewing Class

What else can you do to take care of your sewing machine?

•Keep a cover on it. This keeps all the dust and maybe even pet hair that floats around from settling in your machine.

•Change your needles often! Why do we spend hundreds of dollars on our quilts and shrink away from changing a one or two dollar needle? Your machine likes it and your quilting/piecing will be more accurate. About every 8 hours or even every project is good.

A GIVEAWAY!

This past week I won an awesome selection of Superior Needles from Superior Threads!

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So as an incentive to get you to change your needles and because it is almost Valentines Day…I am going to share the love!

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I am going to giveaway this variety set of Titanium coated needles! Just leave a comment below and you are entered.

Contest ends Friday at midnight, Feb. 14th. Open internationally:)

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01-30-2014

My First Guest Post!

Honeysweet Table Topper

Visit me today over at Bear Creek Quilting Company’s Blog!

They invited me over for a visit to share a tutorial for a Valentines Table Topper using their Honeysweet Jelly Roll by Fig Tree & Co for MODA, which you can get at their quilt shop HERE.

Sign up for their newsletter HERE for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to their shop!

Check it out!

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