Monday, June 24, 2019

Desire to Inspire July - Looking for a Challenger!




"Winter Whimsy 2-Ply Flannel" by Shelly Comiskey of Simply Shelly Designs is a 10-SKU collection featuring tossed gnomes, snowflakes, stripes, plaid, and a 24" inch gnome-panel. Also included, is a FREE quilt project. Ships in July 2019.⁣

In this month's Desire to Inspire Challenge, the winner will receive this collection to make something great. The caveat is... it MUST BE made in the month of July, and pictures of your finished project(s) must be provided to us by the end of the month. Along with your picture and bio, too, of course. 

Are you ready to take on this challenge? 

Send an email to jennifer@jaftex.com to put your name in the hat!

Get Quilting- Hocus Pocus Bundle Giveaway


"Hocus Pocus" by City Art Studio will surely put a spell on you with its touches of silver metallic. Get a head start on your Halloween decor with this 13-SKU collection featuring a 24" x 44" panel. This line includes two FREE projects, a wall hanging, and a table set of placemats. IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!



Monday, June 17, 2019

Get Quilting - Puppy & Pals 2-Ply Flannel Bundle Giveaway


Puppy & Pals 2-Ply Flannel by Henry Glass Fabrics is a 12-SKU collection featuring allover characters, geometric lattice,  bees, puppies, giraffes, stars, and so much more! Additionally, there is a FREE quilt project. IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!


Puppy & Pals


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Get Quilting - Indigo Cottage Bundle Giveaway


The “Indigo Cottage” collection by Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs is like a leisurely stroll through the English countryside. Designs in the collection provide a variety of size and spacing. The panel evokes a sense of romance. The artistry includes thatched roof cottages and flowered hearts. Perfect for a little embroidery in your project. They mix, match and blend to create beautiful quilted creations. The Palette blends together with hues of indigo, royal, chambray, and white. Additionally, there are two FREE quilt projects (Quilt #1 and Quilt # 2). IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!



Indigo Cottage Quilt #1

Indigo Cottage Quilt #2

Monday, June 10, 2019

Kim Diehl's Simple Friendships II - Stitch A-Long Mystery Sampler Week 5

Week 5 of the Simple Friendships II stitch along has arrived, and it’s time to gather your blocks together and stitch them into a sweet little mini!

For this final week, stitchers can use this link to access free downloadable instructions for stitching the last bits of patchwork (shown in the photos below) and for assembling everything into the quilt.
Please be sure to share your finished mystery sampler this coming week using the hashtag #SimpleFriendships2QAL, which will also enter you in an AWESOME drawing at the end of this stitch along - some amazing goodies are awaiting four lucky participants!

Kim chose to hand quilt her project with an edge-to-edge clamshell design in the big-stitch style, which was fun and easy for this mini. If you’d like to give this method of finishing a try, please check Kim's May 31st post to see how she prepares her projects for hand quilting. And here’s a great tip for auditioning your thread colors: use scissors to snip the choices you’re considering into small lengths and place them on the mini to view the effect (Kim ultimately chose Valdani’s no. 12 variegated Perle cotton in brown color H212). Unlike laying a solid strand of thread on the quilt top, which would look heavy by comparison to a stitched line, this little trick duplicates the look of hand quilting and makes it easy to choose your best option!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Kim Diehl's Simple Friendships II Stitch-Along Mystery Sampler - Week 4

Week 4 of the Simple Friendships II Stitch-Along is here, and the finish line is in sight! The blocks Kim has been seeing are crazy gorgeous, we all thank you so much for joining in.
Homework for Week 4 is to stitch four over-the-top-adorable Churn Dash blocks measuring 3 1/2” square (beginning at Kindle location 86). This is the week that Kim's been extra excited to share because she loves these blocks! You can see by looking at her's that she had a grand time choosing print combinations, even reversing the light and dark values. Kim encourages you to do the same and just have fun.
To access this week’s instructions go to ShopMartingale.com/SimpleFriendships2QAL

Please continue sharing your weekly progress using the #SimpleFriendships2QAL label to enter yourself in the drawing at the end of this stitch along, and also to sprinkle a little eye candy around. 

Here’s a great finishing tip for this week’s patchwork: Lay a pieced block WRONG side up on a clean pressing surface and give it a light misting of Best Press (plain water in a spray bottle will also work nicely); while the cloth is still damp, press the seams from the BACK of the block, ensuring they’re resting in the intended direction. Repeat with the remaining blocks. This step will set the seams firmly in place for blocks that look crisp and lay beautifully flat, without adding shine to the cloth from the front.

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Get Quilting - Berries and Blossoms Bundle Giveaway

"Berries and Blossoms" by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs is a 19-SKU collection featuring florals, stars, polka dots, the alphabet, and more, tossed across hues of reds and whites. Features two FREE quilt projects (Quilt #1 and Quilt #2) This collection is IN QUILT SHOPS NOW!