Delilah Block of the Month – Month 1 – Rising Sun Block

Anyone else listen to "Delilah" on the radio?  You know the intro.... "Deliiiiilaaaaaaaahhh"? Well, I sing that EVERY TIME I am working on one of these blocks... and I kind of love it. (So does my husband, he just doesn't want to admit it)

If you don't know, the Delilah star of this blog post is a recent quilt pattern by Jen Kingwell.  I have been holding on to this block of the month pattern since it started... a year ago.  I participated with Amitie quilt shop, receiving a block pattern, acrylic templates and a selection of fabrics each month.  At this point in time (April 2018) the block of the month program is over and the pattern is not available to purchase.  I will update this once that changes. UPDATE: Pattern available here!

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Sparkle Bags!

My love for boxy bags has gone to a whole new level today. Introducing, sparkly boxy bags!!!

:: applause :: :: cheers :: :: the crowd goes WILD ::

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Fat Quarter Cinch Pouch Tutorial

In an effort to get through the last minute Christmas gift hustle, I realized I didn’t have gift bags on hand for the smaller trinkets.  Instead of braving the elements (and putting on “grown up” clothes) I relied on my handy-dandy sewing room for a solution.

Binding Calculator and Tutorial

  

Here is a handy calculator to cut the calculation time for binding down SIGNIFICANTLY!!  

Simply enter in your quilt and fabric measurements, click "Calculate" and the calculator will tell you how long your binding should be, as well as how many strips you need to cut and how many yards that will require.  

I know.... my mind is blown as well. 

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Boxy Bag pattern additions

The next bag I have been testing out is the Boxy Bag. This is a very popular bag pattern, especially for us beginners. After reviewing a few tutorials, I decided to follow Kelby at kelbysews. She has done such a wonderful job of showing you every single step of the process in her tutorial.

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