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Easy Improv Stratus Quilt Sew Along

Are you ready to dive in to some easy improv strip piecing and make the Stratus Quilt Pattern with me!?

From October 4th – 31st, 2021 I’ll be hosting a Sew Along to make the Stratus Quilt Pattern! Each week we will make small bits of progress towards making a completed quilt top! Of course, there will be PRIZES each week, and I’ll be showing up weekly in emails & videos to discuss the progress. Keep reading to find out all the details.

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The Ultimate Guide to Buy Quilt Fabric Online

If you’re wondering where to buy fabric online, you’ve come to the right place! Buying fabric can be so overwhelming, and even more confusing if you’re shopping for fabric online. When you’re not able to touch fabrics in person, it’s hard to know what’s good for quilting or not! Well, have no fear, I’ve been quilting for years and I’m here to help you find high quality quilting cotton from the comfort of your own home! Are you ready to shop for some quilting fabrics online?

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Floral & Fun Sprightly Quilt from my Fabric Stash

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If you’re a quilter, you have probably started your fabric collection, or stash as we like to call it! For this modern geometric throw size Sprightly quilt I decided to use fabrics from my stash, and I’m super pleased with how it turned out!

The Sprightly Quilt Pattern is written for using yardage of 4 different colors along with background fabric too. And, the pattern includes bonus instructions for using AccuQuilt to cut out your pieces if that’s your preference!

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The Best Fabric Cutting Machine

Which is the best fabric cutting machine? If you know me, you know I get a LOT of use out of my cutting machines! There are a few major fabric cutting machines that are popular, and the two that I have are the Cricut Maker and the AccuQuilt Go!

These machines are both amazing – and honestly I really can’t pick a “BEST” fabric cutting machine because they are also so different. This video highlights the differences between the 2 models in hopes that you can gain clarity into which fabric cutting machine is best for you:

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Chair Yoga Poses for Quilters

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These chair yoga poses will help loosen up your joints and muscles while focusing on the areas you as a quilter need the most.

If you often get lost in a sewing project, then I am sure you are familiar with your back, shoulders, spine, and other joints are screaming at you to stretch! You are not alone! I often find myself forgetting to take breaks for stretching and movement.

I decided to lead this 15-minute yoga sequence specifically as my gift to you! This sequence can be done entirely from the comfort of your chair, hence the name “chair yoga”! Watch the full video here:

I also have a breakdown of the poses here, as you might not have a 15-minute block of time to follow along on the video:

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2 In Quilting/ Sewing Machines

3 Quilting Hacks for Sewing Straight Lines

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In this post I will share 3 Quilting Hacks to make straight line quilting on your domestic sewing machine easy & stress-free. If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to quilt straight lines on your domestic sewing machine, this post is for you! I was quilting for years before finding some of these quilting tips & tricks, and I have to share them with you because of how much easier they make my quilting experience!

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Quilting straight lines on a domestic sewing machine may not be easy at first! It definitely takes some getting used to and lots of practice. Straight line quilting is my personal go-to method for when I’m quilting myself (as opposed to send quilts off to a long arm quilter)

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