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Medium 9781607051985

Funky Flowers

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Lap Quilt

{Rich, earthy background colors provide the base for this quilt and allow the funky teal flowers to create the visual impact. A simple pieced border frames the quilt body.}

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

Finished lap quilt: 64½″ × 80½″

4 yards total assorted grays, browns, and lights for appliqué backgrounds, pieced rows, and borders

2 yards black for lattice strips, inner border, and flower pistils

2 yards total assorted teals and greens for flowers, leaves, stems, and pieced outer border

2¼ yards paper-backed fusible web

4 yards for backing and binding

yard for binding if different from backing

69″ × 85″ batting

Cut pieces on lengthwise grain of fabric.

Cut from assorted grays, browns, and lights for backgrounds and pieced rows:

• 22 rectangles 4½″ × 5½″

• 11 rectangles 4½″ × 6½″

• 11 rectangles 4½″ × 7½″

• 11 rectangles 4½″ × 8½″

• 22 rectangles 4½″ × 9½″

• 11 rectangles 4½″ × 10½″

• 11 rectangles 4½″ × 11½″

Cut from black:

• 12 strips 1½″ × 70½″ for lattice and 2 side inner borders

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Medium 9781617450327

Suite 3: Shaggy Leaves

Judith Baker Montano C&T Publishing ePub

SUITE 3: Shaggy Leaves

JSBK3001 Shaggy Leaves Block (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3002 Shaggy Leaves Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3002V1 Shaggy Leaves Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3003 Shaggy Leaves Border Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3003V1 Shaggy Leaves Frame

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBKPANTO3001 Shaggy Leaves P2P Panto

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBKPANTO3002 BNC Shaggy Leaves Corner & Border (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

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Medium 9781617450426

Bonus: Variation for Jeans

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub


Flared Pants to Skinny Pants

For years I have been transforming bootcut or flared dress pants into matchstick-straight pants. I found I could give old wardrobe staples a second life as flattering and fitted pants that are great for the office or more formal looks. This transformation will make the most out of shopping your closet for brand new pants.

Most trousers are easy to work with since their side seams don’t have topstitching to pick out. If you want to do this project with jeans, see Variation for Jeans.

You Will Need:

•Bootcut, wide-leg, or flared pants (or jeans)

•Standard sewing supplies

•Pinking shears (recommended)

•Fabric pen or chalk (optional)

Get It Done

Refer to Removing Stitches for guidance.

1. Turn the pants inside out and put them on. Place pins along the side seams to mark how fitted you want the legs to be. (Ask a friend to help pin if necessary.) Take equally from the front and back, keeping the old seam allowances centered and folded smoothly together.

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Medium 9781617452697

Using Acrylic Mediums

Wen Redmond C&T Publishing ePub

Mediums are fun to learn about and even more fun to use. Liquid and gel mediums can be used for gluing, as protective coatings, to add transparent overlays, to extend paints, to create medium lifts and skins, and to create papers and other experimental substrates to print on.

Some mediums are clear; some are opaque. They can be mixed with acrylic colors or other mediums. A group of specialty mediums contain small particles, such as glass beads, mica bits, lava, and more. Some will look different on white substrates than on painted or dark substrates. Mediums can even be used as resists.

You can sew substrates that have thin layers of mediums, but note that removing stitches may leave holes, similar to sewing on paper. Substrates with mediums may be ironed on a low or wool setting, either on the wrong side or covered with parchment paper or silicone release paper.

Test mediums on a surface similar to the one that you’ll use in your project. Apply with brushes, palette knives, plastic cards—whatever you have on hand. Different tools produce different effects and textures depending on the thickness of the medium. All the mediums covered in this chapter are washable with soap and water. Do not allow a medium to dry on your tools; it will make them unusable.

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Medium 9781571204042


M'Liss Rae Hawley C&T Publishing PDF

I’ve often been called quirky by my friends. (In checking a thesaurus, I discovered what they really are saying is that I’m idiosyncratic, peculiar, and eccentric!)

My life embraces many crossings, including the countless ferryboat sailings unique to life on the island where I live, as well as the more typical passages of graduation and marriage—or simply the journey to a quilt shop to purchase fabric for the next project. Quirky,

But It Works! is just another expression of my colorful personality and the many crossings in my life.


Fat quarters require 171⁄2˝ × 20˝ of usable fabric. All other yardages are based on 40˝-wide fabric.

■ Fat quarters of 4 assorted

medium to dark fabrics for blocks

■ Fat quarters of 4 assorted light fabrics for blocks

■ 3⁄4 yard of fabric for sashing

■ 11⁄8 yards of fabric for setting triangles

■ 1⁄3 yard of fabric for inner border

■ 11⁄2 yards of fabric for outer border

■ 3⁄4 yard of fabric for binding

■ 1⁄2 yard of fabric for hanging sleeve

■ 43⁄4 yards of fabric for backing

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Medium 9781617450150

Felt Medallion Necklace

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Felt Medallion Necklace

Finished Size: Felt pieces: ⅝˝–2˝; necklace strap: 12¼˝ long

Making these groovy felt medallions is a bit like eating chips—it’s hard to stop at one! They’re not only easy to make and wear, but they make great gifts and holiday ornaments, too!


Makes 6–10 necklaces.

Wool or wool-blend felt, 3 colors: 12˝ × 18˝ sheet or ⅛ yard of each color (I used white, green, and dark gray.)

Hemp or cotton cord, 20-pound weight: 1 yard for each necklace

Metal washers: various sizes from ⅜˝ to 2˝, allowing 1 or 2 per necklace

Spray adhesive and liquid glue

Fabric-marking pen, several colors (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

Coordinating thread

Hand-sewing and large-eyed chenille needles

Hammer and nail (¼˝ head, just shy of ⅛˝ thick)

Scrap wood

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Medium 9781607059912

Alliance Medallion

Janice Zeller Ryan Stash Books ePub

Finished quilt size: 56˝ × 56˝



By Alexia Marcelle Abegg

When designing quilts, I am often inspired by a particular memory of a time and place, and Alliance Medallion is no different. My father was born and raised in Alliance, a small railroad town in western Nebraska—a part of Nebraska that feels like the beginning of the West, tumbleweeds and all. The town is a stone’s throw from Colorado and Wyoming. The idea for this quilt sprang from images of chambray and denim work shirts of my grandfather’s generation of railroad engineers and farmers, and of denim quilts made from old, worn work jeans.

With those work shirt images in mind, I chose a variety of chambrays and indigo shot cottons, along with a Liberty of London print for the blue sections. For the pink and red, I used a print by Melody Miller and some more Liberty of London prints. Last, for the gray and off-white sections, I selected a variety of shot cottons, Japanese prints, and a graphic printed cotton linen by Ellen Luckett Baker. As an alternate variation, this quilt would be fun to make just from the scrap bin, using dark fabrics for the blue sections and light fabrics for the gray/off-white sections.

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Medium 9781617452697

Creating Backgrounds for Digital Layering

Wen Redmond C&T Publishing ePub

The techniques presented in this book are all about layering—physically and digitally. This chapter is about creating backgrounds that you photograph or scan to use as a digital layer (see Digital Layering and Blending). By photographing your own artistic creations as backgrounds and layering them with your original photographs, you’ll produce unique and individual results.


Painted fabrics and other surfaces are a good starting point for creating backgrounds. I paint most of my backgrounds, including new fabric, recycled fabric, already-painted fabric, interfacing, cheesecloth, scrim, Tyvek, paper, and more. Paint fabric, paper, or whatever else you have around for spontaneous paint textures—see what you get.

Painted fabrics

Experiment with painting on dry and wet fabric to see how paint flows differently on each.

When you paint on dry fabric, the paint tends to stay where you place it, creating clear lines.

When you paint on wet fabric, the paint runs and bleeds, creating interesting blends.

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Medium 9781617450242


Cameli, Christina C&T Publishing ePub


An arc is a simple curve that returns to the line or level that it started from. Arcs can be shallow, tall, or anywhere in between. Arcs are often used in a row or along a curved path.

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Medium 9781617450150

Breezy Appliquéd Curtains

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Breezy Appliquéd Curtains

Finished Size: Varies (size will be determined by your window measurements)

Let the summer breeze softly drift in with these sheer curtains. Appliquéd using soft, semisheer batiste in the colors of well-worn sea glass, they will make your room feel like a summer beach house.


The materials listed are based on the curtain I made—so just be aware that the measurements and materials will be different based on your window measurements and the width of the fabric.


To make a single panel:

100% cotton voile, 54˝–56˝ wide: 2½ yards

Batiste: ¼ yard or 1 fat quarter each of 4 soft colors

All-purpose sewing thread in coordinating colors

White gift-wrapping tissue paper

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

T square (or other straightedge ruler)

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Medium 9781577319443

Chapter 9: Maintaining the Magic and Momentum

Jennifer Lee New World Library ePub

Keep Your Right-Brain Business Plan Alive

Bravo to you for making it through the creative exploration and planning process (and even bearing with me on some of those left-brain details)! Creating, exploring, and planning are just part of the fun. The other exciting part is growing your business and truly making your vision real. You’ve done a great job of crafting an inspiring, visual plan for your business success. Now how will you maintain the magic and momentum?

This final chapter offers you lighthearted and practical pointers for keeping your Right-Brain Business Plan alive. We’ll talk about ways to stay connected to your vision. You’ll come face-to-face with your inner critic so you can bust right through the doubt and keep moving forward. You’ll learn how to conduct regular check-ins to assess your progress, how right-brain thinking can continue to be your ally, and how to celebrate your successes. And lastly, you’ll discover ways to connect with other creative entrepreneurs for more support and inspiration, and I’ll suggest possible next steps you can take to continue growing your business.

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Medium 9781607059790

Envelope Clutch

Heidi Staples Stash Books ePub


MANICURE KIT SIZE: 9½˝ × 7˝ closed, 9½˝ × 17˝ open

ART PACK SIZE: 15½˝ × 12˝ closed, 15½˝ × 33˝ open

There is lovely simplicity in an envelope clutch. Its classic shape looks both elegant and modern, and the piece can be designed for so many different situations. I’ve included two sizes that you can easily adapt for a number of uses and occasions.


Kimberly Jolly of The Jolly Jabber (fatquartershop.blogspot.com)

Any tips for busy people trying to fit sewing into their life? Wake up 30 minutes early to get some sewing done during the peaceful morning time.

How do you entertain little ones while you sew? My kids have their own fabric cabinet, and I change it up often. They use the scraps to organize their own “quilts” on the floor.

Best advice for a new sewing blogger? Give yourself an achievable goal. Maybe you want to complete a small project each week. Maybe you will post a group of tutorials each month. Also, set boundaries. Many quilters use codenames for their family members just to be safe.

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Medium 9781611690477

Wild Child

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Wild Child



Blocks with large centers are the perfect spot to show off a wild variety of strings! You’ll find everything in this quilt, perhaps even the proverbial “kitchen sink!”

Half the blocks have a cooling turquoise background, adding an “alternate block” look to this quilt, though all the blocks are identical – only the background colors have changed. Blocks are rotated to change the direction the strings lean and create a secondary design. A wild and modern floral border plays upon the myriad of color found in the quilt center.

I hadn’t decided on a name for this quilt, but was leaning toward Wild Child, and while I was typing up the directions, “Wild Child” as sung by Enya just happened to come through the playlist on my iPod confirming my decision. Serendipity, indeed!

Fabric Requirements

2 ½ yards of neutral/light scraps for block backgrounds

3 yards of turquoise solid for block backgrounds and binding

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Medium 9781935362760

The Scrap Basics

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

The Scrap Basics

Once you get home from your “Fabric Acquisition Road Trip,” throw all your purchases into the wash. I add normal detergent and wash it like my regular laundry. Tumble dry. You don’t know the history of these shirts and other items, so washing not only cleans them up, it ensures the fabrics won’t bleed once stitched into your quilt.

Cut it up

I find the best tools for deconstructing to be a seam ripper, for quickly removing buttons, and a good pair of sharp dress shears. I save the taking apart event for an evening when I am couch- bound watching a chick flick movie on TV.

Remove the buttons. I save them in a pretty glass jar for decoration. I have dreams of using them to tack a quilt. You can also gift them to someone who collects buttons, and spread the love.

Remove the neck band and collar. Throw the neck band away, saving the collar fabric if there is no stiff interfacing bonded to it. I cut the layers apart on the seam, saving the one piece that is not interfaced.

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Medium 9781607051909


Monique Dillard C&T Publishing ePub

Designed by Monique Dillard.
Made by Joyce Davis.
Quilted by LeAnne Olson.

• Light fabric: 7 fat quarters

• Pink fabric: 7 fat quarters

• Red fabric: 7 fat quarters

• Brown fabric: 7 fat quarters

• Inner border: ½ yard

• Outer border: 1½ yards

• Binding: yard

• Backing: 5 yards

• Batting: 68″ × 86″

• Optional: Fit to be Geese ruler (page 5)

Before beginning, match the light, pink, red, and brown fat quarters into sets for piecing. Cut the fat quarters separately. Each set of fat quarters will make 5 blocks.


Fit to be Geese method

• From each light fat quarter:

Cut 3 strips 2¾″ × width of fabric; cut into 20 squares 2¾″ × 2¾″, and cut diagonally once (A).

Cut 2 strips 4½″ × width of fabric; cut into 10 pieces 4½″ × 3½″ (F).


Traditional method

• From each light fat quarter:

Cut 4 strips 2″ × width of fabric; cut into 40 squares 2″ × 2″ (A).

Cut 2 strips 4½″ × width of fabric; cut into 10 pieces 4½″ × 3½″ (F).


• From each pink fat quarter:

Cut 1 strip 3½″ × width of fabric; cut into 5 squares 3½″ × 3½″ (G).

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