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2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1

Happy Thursday friends! Today is so exciting because I am launching my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt!

We will be starting off with a super easy quilt block, the Sawtooth Star block. This is a fun and classic quilt block that has had many different names throughout the years. It was originally called the Sawtooth Star block back in 1884 when it was published in the Farm & Fireside magazine. Since then it has also been referred to as the Variable Star, North Star, and Evening Star.

Regardless of what it is called, this classic quilt block is so much fun to make! And today I will be showing you a new technique called the “four at a time” flying geese technique. Of course, you can make the star points in a variety of ways, but the four-at-a-time method will make this block so easy!

Ready to get started?

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Sawtooth Start PDF Pattern here!

Watch my 2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1 video tutorial here!

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2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1

Happy Thursday friends! Today is so exciting because I am launching my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt!

We will be starting off with a super easy quilt block, the Sawtooth Star block. This is a fun and classic quilt block that has had many different names throughout the years. It was originally called the Sawtooth Star block back in 1884 when it was published in the Farm & Fireside magazine. Since then it has also been referred to as the Variable Star, North Star, and Evening Star.

Regardless of what it is called, this classic quilt block is so much fun to make! And today I will be showing you a new technique called the “four at a time” flying geese technique. Of course, you can make the star points in a variety of ways, but the four-at-a-time method will make this block so easy!

Ready to get started?

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Sawtooth Start PDF Pattern here!

Watch my 2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1 video tutorial here!

Supplies Used in this video:

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Vintage Quilt Pattern Bundle!

Hello friends! Per popular request, I’ve just bundled all of your favorite Vintage Quilts into one easy bundle! The bundles are available in both PDF and PRINT versions, so choose whichever version you like, and make them all.

All of the Vintage Quilts are traditionally pieced, and a lot of fun to make! Fabric requirements are included on the back of each pattern, so grab your bundle and get sewing today!

Get the Vintage Quilt Bundle here!

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The Ultimate Cross Stitch Project Planner

The Ultimate Cross Stitch Project Planner is an 8×10 PDF download including 54 full-color planning pages! Since it’s a PDF, it is also customizable so you can print more or less of the planning pages, making this planner totally customizable and unique to fit your needs!

The planner includes cross stitch and embroidery help pages as well. I have a main DMC floss color chart in there for easy reference along with dream stitching, and stitching specific project pages to help you keep track of all of your projects!

There is a Dream Stitching section where you can list any projects that are on your radar so you don’t forget about them.

The Ultimate Cross Stitch Project Planner is an 8×10 PDF download including:

  • 54 full-color planning pages
  • Helpful Floss Chart Information Pages
  • Cross Stitch & Embroidery Planning Pages
  • Dream Cross Stitch Pages 
  • Notes Pages

And then when you are ready to start a project, the handy planning pages will keep track of your progress and any extra information you need for each project. Not only will this become a great resource for you to refer to in the future, but it’s a perfect way to keep track of all of your beautiful creations!

Feel free to print as many extra copies of these pages as needed to fit your crafting goals!

Once done printing, you will want to spiral bind your planner. I just took mine to a local office supply store and had them spiral bind it with a clear vinyl cover on the front to help with durability. If you don’t want to spiral bind, you can always use a three-hole punch and add your pages to a 3-ring binder! That way you can easily add pages as you create!

And of course I added lots of note taking pages in the back where you can keep track of additional information, inspiration and ideas.

And what would a planner be without a little encouragement and inspiration along the way? Each section features a fun little quote to help encourage and brighten your day!

Download this fun and colorful cross stitch project planner to keep track of all your cross stitch projects!

Get the Ultimate Cross Stitch Project Planner today!

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The Ultimate Sewing & Quilting Project Planner

The Ultimate Quilting & Sewing Project Planner is an 8×10 PDF download including 54 full-color planning pages! Since it’s a PDF, it is also customizable so you can print more or less of the planning pages, making this planner totally customizable and unique to fit your needs!

I have added specific tracking information just for quilters and sewers, along with a sketch area to create your own designs! I also have a ton of handy fabric charts right at your fingertips as well as a dream quilting section where you can keep track of some of your favorite projects.

The Ultimate Cross Stitch Project Planner is an 8×10 PDF download including:

  • 54 full-color planning pages
  • Helpful Fabric Information Pages
  • Quilting and Sewing Planning Pages
  • Dream Quilting/Sewing Project Pages 
  • Notes Pages

I also included helpful information for standard pre-cut sizes, helpful cutting tips, standard quit sizes, binding and backing calculators, and yardage information. I’ve also included a dream quilting section where you can list projects you want to keep on your radar for the future.

And of course, the project planning pages are there to help you keep track of project information, supplies, and a sketch area where you can make up your own project, or keep track of changes, fabrics, and more!

Feel free to print as many extra copies of these pages as needed to fit your crafting goals!

Once done printing, you will want to spiral bind your planner. I just took mine to a local office supply store and had them spiral bind it with a clear vinyl cover on the front to help with durability. If you don’t want to spiral bind, you can always use a three-hole punch and add your pages to a 3-ring binder! That way you can easily add pages as you create!

And what would a planner be with out a little encouragement and inspiration along the way? Each section features a fun little quote to help encourage and brighten your day!

And of course I added lots of note taking pages in the back where you can keep track of additional information, inspiration and ideas.

Download this fun and colorful quilting and sewing project planner to keep track of all your sewing projects today!

Get the Ultimate Quilting and Sewing Project Planner and start organizing your crafty creations now!

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Christmas Quilts in July Trunk Show!

Happy Thursday! After the last Quilty truck show, you all requested an all Christmas Trunk Show and so that’s what we are doing today! I’ll be showing you all of the Christmas quilts I have made over the years, so grab a cup of tea, coffee, or whatever, and let’s dive right in!

Watch the Christmas in July Quilt Trunk Show here:

QUILT 1:
Fresh Cut Pines Quilt from Winter Wonderland book by Sherri Falls
Fabric: Holly’s Tree Farm by Sweetwater

QUILT 2:
Sleigh Bell Sampler from Winter Wonderland book by Sherri Falls
Fabric: Mix of Sweetwater Christmas lines

QUILT 3:
Sugar Plum Quilt from Winter Wonderland bookby Sherri Falls

QUILT 4:
Let it Snow from Holiday Wishes Book by Sherri Falls
Fabric: Little Ruby by Bonnie and Camille

QUILT 5:
Winterberry by Erica Arndt
Fabric: Moda 9900-97 & Red Solid
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QUILT 6:
Jingle All The Way by Sweetwater
Fabric: The Christmas Card by Sweetwater

QUILT 7:
Sweetwater 2015 Personalized Quilt Block Club
Fabric: Holly’s Tree Farm by Sweetwater

QUILT 8:
Sweetwater 2016 Personalized Quilt Block Club
Fabric: Holly’s Tree Farm by Sweetwater

QUILT 9:
Merry Noel by Erica Arndt
Fabric: Mix of Christmas fabric from Sweetwater

QUILT 10:
Snowy Day Quilt by Erica Arndt
Fabric: Mix of Christmas fabric from Sweetwater

QUILT 11:
Vintage Christmas Quilt by Erica Arndt
Fabric: Mistletoe Lane by Bunnyhill Fabric

QUILT 12:
Peppermint Pines by Erica Arndt
Fabric: Holliberry by Corey Yoder

QUILT 13:
Winterville by Camille Roskelly
Fabric: Mix of Christmas lines by Sweetwater
Dear Head Fabric: Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabric

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DIY Design Wall Tutorial

Happy Thursday friends! For today’s tutorial, I’m showing you how to make this DIY Design Wall! It is super easy and I love being able to display my in-progress projects!

For those of you who are new to design walls, they are just a way to layout your quilt blocks as you work. You can re-arrange them, add blocks as you go, and get all of your blocks organized before you assemble your project. Plus it is decor in itself, so your otherwise blank wall looks pretty while you work!

Ready to get started? Watch my DIY Design Wall Video Tutorial here:

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How to Quilt 101: eCourse

Hello friends! I am excited to launch my amazing new eCourse, How to Quilt for Beginners (a.k.a Quilting 101), it is designed specifically for beginner quilters and those who have started but would like to learn more tips and tricks on how to quilt.

This class is perfect for beginners, we will cover everything you need to know to make your own quilt through step-by-step video tutorials.

Always wanted to learn how to quilt?

In this eCourse we will cover everything you need to know to make your very first quilt! We will start out by covering supplies, sewing machines, and of course my favorite notions.

Then we will dive right into the entire quilting process and I will walk you through it in step-by-step video tutorials! In each video, I will have links to the products used, along with all of my tips and tricks for each step along the way.

You will finish the course with a beautiful quilt made entirely by you! And YES, that means you will also be quilting your very own quilt on your home sewing machine too! Don’t worry, I will show you just how easy it can be, and by the end of the course, you will be ready to go out into the quilty world and have a blast making just about any project you want!

And I have TWO BONUS VIDEO lessons as well where I’m sharing all of my fabric storage tips and information on how to safely wash your finished quilt too!

There’s no time like the present! Join me today and get started sewing now!

Here is the video tutorial line up:

  • Introduction and Supplies
  • Lesson 1: How to Prepare & Cut Your Fabric
  • Lesson 2: Assembling the blocks
  • Lesson 3: Assembling the vertical sashing
  • Lesson 4: Assembling the horizontal sashing
  • Lesson 5: Assembling the quilt top
  • Lesson 6: Basting your quilt
  • Lesson 7: Quilting your quilt
  • Lesson 8: Squaring up your quilt
  • Lesson 9:  Binding your quilt
  • BONUS: 1/4″ Seam Tips & Tricks!
  • BONUS Video: Fabric Storage Tips
  • BONUS Video: How to Free Motion Quilt
  • BONUS Video: How to Straight Line Quilt
  • BONUS Video: How to Wash Your Quilt

Chat Forum

As you can see that is a full lineup of classes! Each class has an in-depth video lesson, helpful links, and I will also have a chat forum where you can ask me questions, and interact with others in the eCourse as well!

My eCourses are mobile friendly!

It’s easy to enjoy the course online via your computer and your mobile devices!

Homeschool Organization Course Devices

Once you join the course you’re welcome to download the materials and view the video lessons at your leisure making it super flexible to fit your schedule! You can also re-watch your videos at any time!

You can watch on your computer or any mobile devices making it super easy to access.

Join Me and Get Started Quilting Today!

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Cherberry Quilt Pattern

I’m so excited to release this fun summer sewing pattern featuring cherries and strawberries and a cute dashed border for extra summer vibes! I’m calling it CherBerry, and it’s so much fun I can’t wait to see your versions too!

As is in the name, this quilt is perfect for a FQ bundle, but the yardage is listed in the pattern as well, of course you can make it scrappy too!

The CherBerry Quilt Finishes at 62″ x 76″ but as always, you can add/subtract blocks to make it any size you like! My red, white, and blue version ended up 60″ x 60″ and fits perfectly on the wall above my ironing board. (See that version below.)

Get the CherBerry PDF quilt pattern here!

The PDF pattern includes easy-to-follow step-by-step written instructions along with detailed graphic illustrations to make sewing this project a breeze! It’s a fairly easy traditionally pieced pattern, but there are some small pieces, so I consider it a beginner-intermediate. And really it’s just the cherry stems that are small pieces, so if you are feeling this summer vibe, I say go for it!

I used Ambleside by Brenda Riddle for this quilt. It had the softest pinks and greens and I think it captured the summery-front-porch-sweet-tea-sippin’ vibe I was going for, don’ you?

And as always, the lovely Keri from Catching Stitches will have a limited amount of kits available in her shop. She’s kitted this project using Strawberries and Rhubarb by Fig Tree Co and I think it will be so fun!

Here are some of my favorite sewing supplies:

I used this adorable gingham binding from the Sophie line by Brenda Riddle for Moda, and I think it just has the perfect summer vibe!

I had so much fun, I decided to make a second one using red, white, and blue and added some cute star sashing, a free tutorial on my blog, for the center corners. It’s perfect for Independence Day!

I also added a little star sashing between the blocks for this one, just to go with the patriotic vibe. My Star Sashing Tutorial super easy and a free tutorial on my blog, make sure to check it out!

Oh, and don’t forget to add a fun label to the backside too! These adorable, personalized labels are from the Sweetwater Co. Tagged Subscription. Each month you receive a set of labels with your name on them, and they’re perfect for adding a personal touch to your quilty projects!

Have I shared my favorite binding hack with you lately?

After preparing my binding, I always wind it up in a roll just to make it a little easier. Then I place the binding on my second thread spool on my Juki TL2000Qi and just pull it off as I go! This makes it super easy and convenient, and it keeps the binding from getting in a tangled mess on my floor!

Download the CherBerry Quilt Pattern and have fun sewing! Make sure to share your quilts using #cherberryquilt so I can see what you make!

Happy Sewing!

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2021-2022 Student Planner

Hi friends! It’s time for my 2021-2022 Student Planner. This planner is specifically designed for students to help keep track of class schedules, exams, projects, assignments, grades, reading, and activities that you might need!

NOTE: This planner is a download and print type planner, it is not editable via computer at this time, sorry!

–>> Get the 2021-2022 Student Planner here!

NOTE: This planner is a PDF download. It is DATED for the 2020-2021 school year and is a full 8×10 sheet portrait layout planner with 180 pages.

What’s included?

This planner includes colorful weekly planner pages for the July 2021 – July 2022 school year. This planner is 8×10 portrait format for easier printing and binding. It includes 180 pages total.

  • Pre-dated July 2021 – July 2022 planner
  • Days run Monday-Sunday
  • Year-at-a-Glance pages
  • Monthly overview pages
  • Weekly planning pages
  • Weekly Overview pages
  • Class Schedule
  • Contacts
  • Activity tracker
  • Notes pages
  • Reading Logs
  • Assignment logs
  • Project planning pages
  • Annual grade tracking pages
  • Daily grade tracking pages
  • Attendance tracking

I’ve also added in a weekly overview page for each week. Students can keep track of assignments, exams, reading, as well as basic calendar activities!

There are also grade tracking, attendance tracking, and reading logs and a 2020-2021 year-at-a-glance page.

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I’ve also included student specific pages such as class schedules, project planners, and assignment and exam tracking pages.

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I’ve also included contact pages to keep track of all of your friends as well as an extra curricular activity tracker so you can keep track of where you need to be!

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There are also plenty of “to-do” lists and inspiration pages to keep track of things your ideas!

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This super fun planner is available right now! Click below to get it!

–>> Get the 2021-2022 Student Planner here!

Printing Tips:

I suggest printing the planner double sided. Then I take mine to a local office supply store and had it spiral bound. It cost approximately $5.00 for the spiral, plastic cover, and backing. I also suggest printing it on a light weight cardstock or higher quality copy paper for durability and to prevent ink bleeding through the pages.

If your printer doesn’t have double sided printing, you can simply print all of the odd pages, then flip and print the even pages on the back side. Just make sure you’re pages are set up in the right order to print the correct pages on the backsides.

Suggestions for use:

I get some colorful pens, I like Frixion erasable pens, and start planning! The dates are already dated along the top of each page, all you have to do is fill in your assignments!

You might even wish to use different colored pens for each subject to help keep things organized and easy to read.

Hope you enjoy this planner!