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!!!
I’ve been having so much fun playing with paper and cardstock. I hope you’re joining us in our Facebook group (Cricut Design Space with PattyAnne) as it seems I’m able to post there more often than here at times.
For example, I recently posted my version of this beauty. The files for it are from the same link above were the free files are. Isn’t it adorable?
Having fun and livin’ the life! Truly!!
I really do love EQ7!
For the past two weeks I have been taking a free EQ7 class from Kari Schell. If you’re interested (and I highly recommend it) you can sign up any time.
Kari started her class by showing us how to manipulate EQ7 work tables and how to enable the hidden tools in EQ. When we finished the class, we ended up with a quilt like the one shown. Isn’t is a BEAUTY!? Here is a link to Kari’s class. Please know that I am in no way being compensated for sharing Kari’s link.
The EQStitch* add-on will be arriving in my mailbox tomorrow and I am so excited because I want to continue working on project I’ve had in mind for a LONG time. If (when????) I am successful, this project may help me (AND others) finish our blocks/quilts in a ‘something old is new again’ kind of way. I’ve been using about 3 different pieces of software to develop the idea. I’m not really sure if someone has already figured out how to do this BUT, this old grannie is having a ball trying to figure it out. What’s that they say about keeping our brains active? 🙂
Here’s what I’m working towards:
I LOVE designing and piecing blocks but what the heck do I do with them when they’re done-ISH. I honestly don’t have enough of the stick-to-it gene to make a bunch of big ol’ quilts … I’m more like a wall-hanging, table runner or pillow kind of gal.
So anyhooooo, I want to design blocks AND then design quilting motifs that I can use for said blocks where I combine stencil usage with free motion. The kicker is that I want to design the stencils using free clipart and, like I said, several computer programs because I want to cut my stencils using a ScanNCut. So far I’ve been FAIRLY successful. I’m still ironing out how to make the stencil bridges in appropriate sizes, placement and number. When I get it all ironed out, I’ll share what I’ve learned!
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to create and cut your own stencils of ANY motif, size, rotation etc. etc. etc? Really, look at all the cool FREE images on this website. And, btw, if you go to their ‘about section’ it says: PatternUniverse.com is a collection of 1475 free templates to download and print. The patterns include animals, objects, shapes, and more. Use them for crafts, stencils, and more. I would imagine that you can NOT sell them or use them in patterns your are selling, but for your/our own use!? SCORE!
Well, that’s enough for now. I’ve gotta get back to my testing. Sure am having FUN!!
Happy Quilting and Sewing,
*I bought my EQStitch through some folks at Amazon AFTER contacting EQ directly to see why there was such a difference in price. They told me that their resellers can sell the products at whatever price point they’d like AND that I should rest assured that it is exactly the same product and it is fully guaranteed by them.
This is something fun I want to do. I am including it here so I don’t lose it. LOL
Have a Show ‘n Tell to share???
C’mon and join our free, fun, easy peasy table runner sew along!
We will all be able to SEE EACH OTHER 👍(unless you turn off your computer or laptop camera which is an option for you).
All you need is a bit of fabric (charm squares are GREAT), your rotary cutter, ruler and mat to get started.
We will cut the fabric, mark it, sew it and GAB!
Leave me a message or comment with your email and I’ll send you the info!! I’m excited to meet new sewing friends!! I hope you are too!
PS. Please message me by 8:45 tomorrow morning (that’s Tuesday morning) so I have time to send out your info.
Thanks, Jessie, Becky and Rachel! That sure was FUN!! 💕Love you guys!💕
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