New RBR Free Patterns Found & Anita Goodesign..

Anita Goodesign

Sometimes, really cool things happen when I write asking for items to giveaway during a blog event. 

Anita Goodesign has made that happen with a huge contribution for The Road Home Road Along coming in September.

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I’m Drooling And Swooning..

AurifilIt’s funny the things as quilters that we drool over, but every time I buy a new pack of Aurifil threads, my day is made when they arrive here. I normally buy the big 12 pack each month, but lately I’ve been buying specific colors to beef up on my colors.

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Home Of The 40-Inch Yard…

Connect BlockHave you heard of it? I hadn’t… and then Peggy Benjamin of Connected Blocks wrote me with the offer of a big.. huge.. Continue reading

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A Perfect Pair – It’s Bacon and Eggs For Breakfast How ’bout You?

Bacon and EggsToday marks the second week of Perfect Pairs, Bacon and Eggs is the seventh pattern released in this series.

The free pattern includes only the 9-inch block. The full pattern includes 9×6, 9×9, 12×12 blocks with the machine embroidery designs and the svg cutting files.

Artwork for Perfect Pairs is from JW Illustrations.

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By Now.. Ya’ll Should Know I Love Love Love..

Calibre ArtsHeya Everyone,

Remember yesterday, I told ya I had big news.. well.. here it is 🙂

By Now.. Ya’ll Should Know I Love Love Love my Calibre Arts Mats. I have the 18×24 and the 9×12 and they are absolutely AMAZING.. I’ve had my 18×24 for six months now and because I use it nearly everyday, I’m still amazed by it.. Six months in and it’s still not showing any wear and tear on the mat. That’s pretty dang cool imho..

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Sam In Germany and Saudi Arabia Released

Sam In Germany and Saudi ArabiaHow’ve ya’ll been lately? I have a new phone, another new modem (3rd one since December so we’ll see how that goes).. and they even installed some HD box for the tv, which gives us some new channels that play old tv shows, some UK shows, and even a few Italiano channels where they speak English, but gives us commercials in Italian. LOL

So today, I have ready for release, Sam In Germany, and Sam In Saudi Arabia. So sew exciting!!! I must confess, I really love the German Sue and Sam, they are just adorable. Sam makes the 12th free block to be released in the Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World BOTM. It seems unreal to me that we are already in June, half of the year has gone by so very quickly this year. Before you know it, the Olympics will be starting and you’ll be lucky to see me post at all. I get so darn excited for the Olympics when they are happening.

I am caught up with FlickR rewards, so if you haven’t received a coupon in your email, please re-submit it.

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Perfect Pairs-Pancakes and Syrup Released

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Today marks the first week of Perfect Pairs, and while I hate making excuses, this post is late simply because my internet connection has been on and off all day, and our phone is not working. They’ll be here Friday to fix the phone, but they have to replace the modem apparently to fix the phone.  So I expect to be on and offline until they get here Friday.

I did want to go ahead and get this posted tho, while I could, so it’s now been uploaded to Craftsy and Payhip. The free file is available at Craftsy.

The free pattern includes only the 9-inch block. The full pattern includes 9×6, 9×9, 12×12 blocks with the machine embroidery designs and the svg cutting files.

Artwork for Perfect Pairs is from JW Illustrations.

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Simply Sign Me Update and Sponsors For The Road Home RAL

Today is the first day I’ve had to be able to update ya’ll on little things that are happening at Seams To Be Sew. We have our first sponsors for The Road Home Row Along, and I have a Simply Sign Me Update for you.

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Sue In Saudia Arabia Released…

Arabian SueSue In Saudia Arabia has been released today. You can also purchase her at Payhip or Craftsy.

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

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Craftsy 50% Off Sale

Sorry for posting on a Saturday, but this is a good deal, and I’d really hate for you to miss it.

Craftsy is having a 50% off sale on all classes thru June 13

The link provided by clicking the image is an affiliate link. 

Craftsy Sale

This is a good time to sign up for a class you may want. 50% off is a really good deal. It’s not an “up to” like they usually do, it’s all classes.

This is the kind of sale, we wishlist and wait for. So now’s the time to signup for a class or two.

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Celebrating Electric Quilt – Adding Text In EQ!!

Adding TextIn my ongoing journey this year to explore and learn more about, Electric Quilt along with celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary  with QuiltShop Gal and learning new techniques, my post today delves into adding text in Electric Quilt. It’s really amazing that we can take the fonts on our computer and literally have Electric Quilt automatically make them into an applique object, just by adding the text to our blocks.

The idea for this lesson came along because Joan Kawano of Moose Stash Quilting and I are doing a Signature Swap Along, where you can participate by making a signature block and swapping it with us. You can find that info here.

Mind you, you do have to place your block or your project on your quilt layout, and text can only be added on Layer 2 of the quilt work table. 

I’ve created the first video today on how to do this, and the second video showing you how to rotate your text.

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Are You Up For It? Down For It? Perhaps…

Simply Sign MeLife is a series of ups and downs, twists and turns, and in the end, each day is a memory in how you lived it. We all have many memories, and part of the fun with quilting is that each quilt has its own story.

This post is the newest event to come along at Seams To Be Sew… Joan Kawano from Moose Stash Quilting and I are doing a Signature Swap together. We’d love for you to join us.

We’re still putting together some of the guidelines, but we thought we might try and see if you have a general interest in swapping blocks. Yep, this is for everyone to participate in, a fun interaction for everyone to enjoy and get a little bit of our history together in this day and time.

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Opposites Attract.. Yesterday’s Winner and Thank You’s

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Opposites Attract is over now, and it always leaves me with a feeling of longing when a blog hop ends. Today is no different.

We saw some amazing projects in this blog hop, many of which will leave lasting impressions. I am always inspired after a blog hop, with lots of new and fun creative ideas. Blog hops for me, are like a mini quilt show, we get to “show off” what we’ve done, and hopefully we get some feedback for it with comments from our visitors, our friends. I don’t even mind hearing negative feedback when it’s warranted. 

I’d like to first thank the Bloggers, without your participation and your willingness to participate, we couldn’t do these events. You are what make these events successful.

Our visitors… I prefer to call you my friends, you come to our blogs, you look around, and hopefully enjoy what we’ve posted for you today. Thank you for taking a moment or two of your time to visit each of the blogs, it makes our day when we see your comments, and hear your feedback.

To our sponsors for Opposites Attract, The Fat Quarter Shop, and DJ Inkers, I am truly honored and grateful for your generosity in helping us bring visitors to our blogs, I personally shop at The Fat Quarter Shop, and at DJ Inkers, and I love bringing giveaways from places I personally use myself.

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