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Pixel Beach Mini Quilt

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Inspired by a day at the beach, Pixel Beach is a simple and elegant quilted wall hanging in a checkerboard of neutral tones. What a lovely addition to your summer beach house. Think warm summer sand, collecting pretty stones and sea glass on the shore while the gulls singing overhead. These were my inspirations for my new mini quilt pattern Pixel Beach . Pixel Beach Mini Quilt BUY NOW

Recycle your Batting Scraps

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Over time, like most quilters, I end up with a lot of spare quilt batting pieces in all kinds of sizes. I don't throw any of these bits and pieces out, however. I keep them in a batting scrap box until I'm ready to recycle them. Here are three ways I recycle batting scraps. I hope this tutorial will encourage you to save your batting scraps and find a use for them. USES FOR BATTING SCRAPS stuffed toys pin cushions zipper bag stabilizer post cards quilted coasters One of the best ways to reuse batting scraps is to join them to make larger sheets of batting for your quilting projects. Below are two simple ways to do this. ZIG-ZAG STITCH TOGETHER 1. Trim the rough edges of the batting. 2. Butt the trimmed edges together. Do not overlap them. 3. Join the two pieces with a wide zigzag stitch. FUSE TOGETHER I normally zig-zagged my pieces together but in a rush one day, I used a quicker method that I now prefer. I now recycle my batting bits by joining them together with fu

My Urban Pathway Table Runner Kit at Connecting Threads

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The Connecting Threads Spring 2017  catalogue came in the mail this week and I was excited to see my Urban Pathway table runner quilt kit there. The kit uses Shiny Objects by Flaurie & Finch for RJR. The line has a gorgeous metallic print. Thank you Anita and all the gang at Connecting Threads! Update: July 20, 2021 This kit is no longer available at Connecting Threads but you can still by the pattern HERE

Grand Piano Hot Pad

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This cute Grand Piano quilted hot pad is sure to play a sweet note in your kitchen. The pattern uses one 10" square from your favourite Layer Cake and some black and white scraps. The keyboard is simple foundation paper piecing. The black bias binding completes it beautifully. Grand Piano Hot Pad BUY NOW This hot pad pattern measures 12" x 9" (30cm x 22.5cm), which is the size of a small standard baking pan or dish. I choose bright colours to set off the contrast of the black and white keyboard. Any print would look gorgeous for this project, and the black binding ties everything together, but I think a print with even a little black in it really creates a nice balance of colour.