Block of the Week · Just for fun.... · Paper PIecing

SEWINGS!! Paper Piecing. I love it…do you?

Paper Piecing
Paper Piecing Demo

I’m taking a class in South Carolina…it’s called “Row of the Month”.  It’s taught by my good buddy, Rachel.  Anyhoooooo, several of the ladies were having trouble remembering how to paper piece so I decided to make them (and me) a video.  Have you ever heard the saying that the best way to learn something is to teach it?  Well…. that’s what I’m doing here for all of us.

Just wondering… do YOU love to paper piece? I do!!!

Block of the Week · Cricut

Success! Cricut Vinyl and Dishwasher Test!

Do you recall that the other day I did a test using the regular Cricut vinyl (631 type) and said I would test it in the dishwasher for you?  Well, I did it and it WORKED PERFECTLY.

I have washed both of my test mugs by hand and in the dishwasher AND they still look as good as new!  If you’re not sure of the test, check out a previous post here, my YouTube Channel or my BRAND NEW FACEBOOK GROUP.

If you want to see what vinyl I used,  please click my affiliate link to check it out! I can wholeheartedly vouch for the vinyl and the light transfer tape for this application.

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Block of the Week · Cricut

Quilting and Cricut Cardmaking

Today was a lot of fun quilting AND Cricut cardmaking!

The day started with my good buddy, Rachel, coming over! She and I love to get together to work on quilts!  Today was no exception.  We worked on our Blocks of the Week projects.  I got two blocks done and Rachel got three. HUMP. LOL

After working on our blocks, I went back to my Cricut machine and Design Space.  I created  a brand new video on using what we get in Cricut Access in order to create a NEW item.   I took a card that was designed as a Mother’s Day card and turned it into a Valentine’s Day card.  I don’t know about you, but it makes me so happy to use what I already have.  Check out the video below to see how easy it is!!

I LOVE MY CRICUT.

BTW, if you’d like to see some of the photos from today’s quilting, please check out my Facebook page.

Also, I would really appreciate it if you’d share my YouTube channel across social media and like it…if you do 🙂

 


 

Block of the Week · Tips

Zig Pen to the rescue!

Have you ever been cutting out fabric pieces using your handy dandy ruler only to have your fabric SLIP?

Zig Pen Glue Stick to the rescue….no kidding!!!!
I have been using rulers that I have coated with the Zig glue for several months now and LOVE them!! No more ruler slippage for moi.

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Block of the Week

LQS Block of the Month

I can’t believe it!!! I’ve gotten all the projects that I’ve been working on finished! So, I’m going to treat myself by working on the block of the month for my local quilt shop.

The block is called Jacob’s Ladder and we’ve actually done this block before in my video series on YouTube.  But for this LQS block I will be using templates 

Anyhoo, I really love working on little kits like this because there’s no thinking involved – it’s just FUN sewing!! Everything I need is right here in the ziplock bag!  


Happy Sewing!

~PattyAnne

DONE! 🙂 

Block of the Week · EQ7 · Wall-hanging

Monkeys and Bears and Granny’s Choice Wall-hanging

I created this week’s Block of the Week, Granny’s Choice, in earth tones to coordinate with the bear shower curtain and the MONKEY????

Granny’s Choice was a lot of fun to create and very easy regardless of what my video bloopers may say. LOL  Link to the PDF is HERE. GrannysChoiceComplete

Below is my YouTube video in case you missed it.

In this video, I am adding the first leaf motif in the middle of each block.  After this was completed, I felt the blocks needed an additional leaf so I simply added a second one to the outside of the first.  I do think I still need to stitch in the ditch or something in the center four-square section.  Not sure what I’ll do yet.

This video shows how I marked and am sewing subsequent quilting. Prior to what you see here, I stitched in the ditchISH around the outside of all the triangles.  What this means is that I actually stitched about 1/4″ from the ditch.

And now….just for fun!!! I sure hope we do NOT have one of these visit our hummingbird feeders! We bring ours in at night because of the raccoons and bears.  Never thought there would be a bear at one in what appears to be the middle of the day!!!

Bear at Hummingbird feeder
YIKES!!

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