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Summer is all about FUN!

Made in 2 days on a rainy vacation - great quilt!

I don’t know about you, but summer fun can mean a lot of things.  Cookouts, swimming, biking, time to relax – and  QUILTING!  That’s right!  I’ve decided this summer I’m going to spend my evenings quilting instead of sitting in front of the TV.  My first quilt of the summer was done during a rainy mini 4 day vacation up in the Lake Winnipesaukee area in NH.  This went together in no time at all! (and I got to spend a couple days boating, too!)  Don’t be “bored” this summer – do something you’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and enjoy time with friends and family, too!  Happy Quilting!!  :)

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Recycle – Reuse! Make something useful!

Old towels are a fact of life – we all find them in our laundry eventually.  I’ve decided never to throw them out – but reuse them instead.  Sure, you can cut them into squares and use them as rags; but why not make something useful AND cute out of them?  Here are 3 ways to make a bib – but once you get started, I’m sure you’ll think of many more styles and uses for “the bib”!  If you are not sure of size – then make sure you click on the link below for a FREE pdf pattern to get yourself started!

Towel BIB pattern

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Paper Piecing Example: Stepping Stones Pattern

A very quick look at paper piecing a block. Just a “stepping stone” to an entire quilt. Three blocks together make a unit – 12 units make the center of the quilt. Add a boarder and you are done! All you need is the paper pattern, rotary cutter, add a 1/4″ ruler, plastic template, fabric glue, an iron and of course your sewing machine. This pattern is available at QuiltWorx.com – it’s called Stepping Stones! Have fun!