Monthly Archives - October 2018

Twist and Shout Quilt

I tell ya, when we were kids, we could twist and shout on the dance floor til dawn. But these days? Well,  twist and shout have taken on a whole new meaning. I bend to retrieve a fallen straight pin. “Ouch!” I turn to empty a snow shovel. “Woah, Nelly!” Yes, with this old body of mine, a simple little twist sure can make me shout! This week, stitch together a Twist and Shout quilt that’s so quick and easy,  you’ll [...]

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Candy Twist Quilt and Bonus Table Runner

One hundred years ago, Halloween was more about tricks than treats. Instead of trekking door to door to collect candy, kids spent the evening pulling pranks on their neighbors. A little doorbell ditching here, a little property damage there. Frankly, I say bring on the sweets! Everything is more fun with candy – even quilts! This week Jenny is stitching up a delicious Candy Twist Quilt.  Watch for a bonus Halloween table runner at the end, and you’re going to [...]

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Basket of Blooms Quilt

When you give the gift of flowers, you’re sending a message – so choose carefully!   Sunflowers symbolize friendship, red roses represent romantic love, and bells of Ireland spread good luck. But a potful of petunias or orange lilies? Well, they pretty much say, “I hate your stinkin’ guts.” This week Jenny is stitching up a wonderful bouquet of fabric flowers, and you don’t have to worry! The gift of a quilt practically shouts, “Love ya!” Click HERE to watch [...]

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Time to Sew Quilt

Facts are facts. Quilters love fabric, and quilters love to give! Since 2008, Moda has made it easy to combine those two passions with the annual Collection for a Cause. Every year, Moda releases a beautiful new fabric collection and donates its proceeds to charity. (How perfect is that?!)   This week Jenny has taken the 2018 Collection for a Cause and transformed it into easy hourglasses and spool blocks. Click HERE to learn how to make this pretty quilt [...]

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Splendid Sampler 2: Easy Cathedral Window Block with Jenny!

Jenny is known for her easy and simple ways to make even the most complicated quilt blocks come together in no time. She works her magic on all kinds of quilts, from modern creations, like the dashing Trail Blaze Quilt to vintage blocks like her 54-40 or Fight Freestyle Quilt and the lovely Easy Cathedral Window Quilt. Cathedral Window Quilts were originally inspired by intricate stained glass windows in churches many years ago, and this cute, curvy block with its [...]

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