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Modern Trip Around the World Tutorial and Pattern

Modern Trip Around the World Tutorial and Pattern

In this Stashin’ with Stephanie video, I show you how to take a fat quarter bundle and turn it into a fabulous modernized version of the traditional Trip Around the World Quilt. To make the quilt you just strip piece your fabrics into a large tube and then cut them apart to create the “around […]

OMG I have a pattern in Quilts and More magazine!

OMG I have a pattern in Quilts and More magazine!

When I started quilting 10 years ago quilting magazines were my lifeblood. I learned so much from the pages of magazines and they were the source of my inspiration. I learned how to make triangles from squares, paper piece, sew curved seams. If I liked the pattern in the magazine and felt challenged by it, […]

Demo Day March 2018!

Demo Day March 2018!

Last weekend we celebrated the first anniversary of our brick and mortar shop in Rock Island, IL, with a big Demo Day! We packed the day with free demos every hour and we filmed four of them for you to watch at home. Scroll down to see FREE videos on paper piecing, ruler work on […]

Stippin’ Mini quilt video tutorial

Stippin’ Mini quilt video tutorial

When Leah Day asks you to collaborate on a project, you say yes. Last fall Leah asked me if I would work with her on a new series she has going, where a designer makes a mini quilt, no larger than 14-inches on any one side, and sends it to her to quilt. Leah uses […]

Sometimes done is better than perfect

Sometimes done is better than perfect

My niece is at that age where I can make her happy with a new outfit for her doll, so that is exactly what she got for her birthday – new pjs and a quilt for her doll. I started early with the best of intentions. I picked up a few half-yard cuts of flannel […]