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Monday, May 20, 2024

TQC Journal | issue 106


Liberty Legacy preorders are here!
Liberty Legacy's rich reds, beautiful blues, and creams, with a
dash of gold and cheddar are perfect for a quilt that celebrates
Liberty, but also creates a quilt with lasting legacy.

Download my free project, Liberty Squares, and take a
 closer look at this collection on the
Marcus Fabrics website.


Liberty Legacy
Finished Quilt 38" x 45"
I really appreciate your preorder of Liberty Legacy.
Pick your favorite bundle size an place a preorder here

 As a little treat for you! Download the free pattern for
Liberty Legacy below. I cut a few Brown Booster Bundles
that will be a
 great addition to your Liberty Legacy bundle.  

  
Little Legacy
Finished Quilt 20-1/4" x 20-1/4"

As a thank you for your preorder of Liberty Legacy I will include
 free kit for Little Legacy if your preorder is
 placed by May 31
The kit includes the pattern, fabric for quilt top and binding. 

Liberty Legacy arrives in June and your preorder will
ship as soon as fabric arrives. Place your preorder here. 
 Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Twelve
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from light print, cut:
1 square, 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"

Making the block
1. Download the free pattern below. Pattern
includes details necessary to complete block.

This pattern will be used for several blocks
that require English Paper Piecing and Applique. 

2. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding.
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder Project details here. 
Planning a picnic? I think this quilt would make
 the perfect picnic quilt. Grab this pattern as
at a scrappy savings. Enjoy!

Patchwork Picnic
Finished Quilt 55" x 63"
Scrappy Savings $8.00  &4.00

Monday, May 6, 2024

TQC Journal | issue 105


So sorry for the previous post with no information. My
work ahead finally caught up with me. I didn't want you
to miss out so here you go.

This months mini is one of my all time favorites. 
What is it about little squares! I hand pieced this one and
had a great time. I still think I prefer machine piecing but
 doing it by hand is a nice change of pace. 
If you are interested in making one of you own and you
don't have the 2024 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection
yet you can order one here. 
If you have been keeping up with our Potholder Project
You now have enough little cuties to connect a few rows. 
I use a ladder stitch on the back to do this. Here is a
tutorial that I found that is really easy to follow. 
  Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Eleven
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from pink print, cut:
4 squares, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
4 squares, 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"
4 strips, 1-1/4" x 5-1/2"
from light print, cut:
4 squares, 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
1 square, 3-11/16 x 3-11/16 
1 square, 3" x 3"
4 squares, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
Making the block

1. Using 3-11/16" and 2-1/8" light and pink squares make four
flying geese units. Click here for flying geese tutorial.
Your blocks should measure 1-3/4" x 3", including
seam allowances. 

2. Sew pink 1-1/4" squares diagonally to each corner
of the 3" light square. Trim seam allowance and press. 

3. Using flying geese, light 1-3/4" squares and light center,
layout star in three rows of three units. Sew the units in each
 row together. Join the rows alternating seams at intersections.

4. Add 1-1/4" x 5-1/2" pink strips to each side of block. Sew
1-1/4" light square to each end of remaining 5-1/2" pink 
strips and add to top and bottom of block.  

5. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand 
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to 
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder Project details here. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder details here. 

Monday, April 29, 2024

TQC Journal | Special Edition

 
I have been working on a new project with my next collection with
Marcus Fabrics. It arrives in June, Liberty Legacy will be perfect for
a summer project. Preorders will start mid May. 
Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Ten
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from light print, cut:
5 squares, 1- 9/16" x 1-9/16"
3 squares, 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" cut diagonally twice
2 square, 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" cut diagonally once
from navy print, cut:
16 squares, 1-9/16" x 1-9/16"
from cheddar print, cut:
4 squares, 1-9/16" x 1-9/16"

Making the block
1. Layout block in diagonal rows as diagrammed above.

2. Sew units into diagonal rows. Join the rows alternating
seams at intersections. Add corners last.

3. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand 
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to 
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder Project details here. 


It is time for another Fifth Monday Freebie! I have had two
email requests for this retired pattern in the last couple of days
so I took it as a sign that it must be popping up some where,
probably Pinterest.  Maybe you would like a copy too. 
Download the free PDF printable pattern below. 

Four Corners
Finished Quilt 50" x 60"

Monday, April 15, 2024

TQC Journal | issue 104


  Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Nine
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from red print, cut:
4 squares, 2" x 2"
1 square, 3" x 3"
2 strips, 1" x 4-1/2"
2 strips, 1" x 5-1/2"
from light print, cut:
4 squares, 2" x 2"
1 square, 3" x 3"
1 square, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"
2 strips, 1-1/2" x 2-1/2"
2 strips, 1" x 5-1/2"
2 strips, 1" x 6-1/2"


Making the block
1. Using 2" light and red squares make seven half-square-triangles.
Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of light squares.
Place a marked square on a light and red square, right sides together.
Sew 1/4" from both sides of the drawn line, cut on line and press.
Trim the half-square-triangle unit to 1-1/2" square

2. Repeat steps above with 3" light and red squares.
Trim one half-square-triangle unit to 2-1/2" square.

3. Layout and piece basket block as diagrammed above. 

4. Add 1" x 4-1/2" red strips to each side of block. 
Add 1" x 5-1/2" red strips to top and bottom of block.
Repeat with 1" light strips. 

5. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding.
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder Project details here. 

I was walking through my home trying to decide which
quilt to offer for this months Scrappy Savings and this quilt
seemed like the obvious choice. Spring Scraps is a great mix
of all my favorite scraps with an extra special border. 
Take a closer look here and grab your copy. Enjoy! 

Spring Scraps
Finished Quilt 54" x 66"
Scrappy Savings $8.00  &4.00


Monday, April 1, 2024

TQC Journal | issue 103


I hope spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. The grass
 green and perfect pink really set off those little four patches.
Pull out your 2024 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection
and spend some time this week with your little scraps.
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I still have some 2024 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collections
If you would like to order one, you can do so here.
Note - I am out of town welcoming my newest grandchild. 
I will ship your order as soon as I return next week. 
 Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Eight
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from red print, cut:
1 square, 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
4 squares, 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" 
from light print, cut:
4 squares, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"
1 square, 3-3/16 x 3-3/16" 
2 strips, 1-1/2" x 4-1/2"
2 strips, 1-1/2" x 6-1/2"

Making the block
1. Using 3-3/16" and 1-7/8" light and red squares make four
flying geese units. Click here for flying geese tutorial.
Your blocks should measure 1-1/2" x 2-1/2", including
seam allowances. 

2. Using flying geese, light 1-1/2" squares and red 2-1/2"
square. Layout star in three rows of three units. Sew the units
 in each row together. Join the rows alternating seams at intersections.

3. Add 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" light strips to each side of block. Repeat
adding 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" strips to top and bottom of block. 

4. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand 
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to 
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder Project details here. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder details here. 

Monday, March 18, 2024

TQC Journal | issue 102

A sweet little sneak peek at a new collection!
Everyday Essentials is arriving in July. 
A dozen little prints will be the perfect
addition to your low volume stash. 
Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Seven
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from light pink print, cut:
6 squares, 2" x 2"
2 square, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"
2 rectangles, 1-1/2" x 2-1/2"
1 square, 5-7/8" x 5-7/8" cut diagonally once
from red print, cut:
6 squares, 2" x 2"
3 squares, 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" cut diagonally once
1 strip cut on bias, 3/4" x 7"

Making the block
1. Using 2" red and light pink squares make half-square-triangles.
Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of light squares.
Place a marked square on a blue and red square, right sides together.
Sew 1/4" from both sides of the drawn line, cut on line and press.
Trim the half-square-triangle unit to 1-1/2" square.

2. Make basket handle using red 3/4" bias strip. Iron under 1/4"
on each long edge or use a bias tape maker. Position strip
to make basket handle on pink triangle. Using an applique
stitch, hand stitch basket handle into place. 

3. Layout block as diagrammed and piece units together,

3. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand 
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to 
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder Project details here. 

I forgot all about posting Februarys Scrappy Savings
so March brings you double the scrappy fun. Grab one
or both and clean up that overflowing scrap basket. 
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Pinwheel Parade
Finished Quilt 51" x 63"
Scrappy Savings $8.00 $4.00


Timeless Tidbits
Finished Quilt 60" x 75"
Scrappy Savings $8.00 $4.00

Bundle and save even more.
Patchwork Parade and Timeless Tidbits
Scrappy Savings $16.00 $7.00



Monday, March 4, 2024

TQC Journal | issue 101

 
March is here! Grab your favorite green scraps and your
2024 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection and make this 
simple little mini. It is perfect for a Leprechaun. 

The 2024 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection is still
available, you can order a set here
 
 Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Six
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from light print, cut:
8 squares, 2-3/16" cut diagonally twice

from pink print, cut:
1 square, 1 15/16" 
4 squares, 1/7/8" cut diagonally once

from brown print, cut:
6 squares, 1-7/8" cut diagonally once
1 square, 5-1/4" cut diagonally twice
Making the block
1. Using light, brown and four pink triangles make 12 brown
flying geese and four pink flying geese. 

2. Sew flying geese into strip units as diagrammed. 

3. Layout block diagonal rows using flying geese units, brown
triangles and pink center square. Sew units in rows together.
Join the rows alternating seams at intersections. 

4. Add pink triangles to each corner of block. 

5. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand 
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to 
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding.
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder details here.