The Grace Company and Sue Pelland Designs have teamed up to to make a new style of Grace True Grips. I have been using Grace True Grips for many years, I have never found a better product for keeping rulers from slipping when rotary cutting. Cutting curves can be tricky at first, and slipping is a major problem without the true grips. I use them on all my Leaves Galore and Hearts and More templates to keep the tools secure when I am cutting around the curves.
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The talented TIna Dillard is my guest designer this week. Tina is one of my Certified Instructors and she is also a Certified Instructor for Deb Tucker, Studio 180 tools. Tina combines her love of piecing and fusible applique in this beautiful pattern, "Twisted Ribbon". Tina has just annouced the release of this brand new pattern from her design studio, Quilting Affection Designs.
In the second blog post about Community, I want to talk a little about Online Communities.
Quilting, creating, even running a quilt related business can be very isolating. We set aside "me time" to work on our creations,, but that time is often spent alone in our sewing rooms, with only our sewing machines for company. With this tendency to hibernate in our sewing rooms, many of us crave a quilting community where we can join with other quilters who like to do the things we like to do! We want to hang out with people who enjoy fabrics, sewing, and learning about our quilt hobby. Where do you find your quilting community?
An excerpt from Rotary Cut Applique with the Leaves Galore Templates.
Fabric choices for Fusible Applique:
It's here and we are ready!! The next nine month Quilt-Along, Belle en Rouge, will begin on April 1st. Be the early bird and sign up before March 1 to get 2018 pricing of $4.95 per month! If you wait until March 2nd, the price will go up to $5.95/ month for nine months. After April 1 our option for monthly payments goes away. Join now while the price is as low as it will go!!
Sue Pelland Designs is pleased to announce that 2019 Certified Instructor Training will be held at The Happy Cottage retreat center in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina from Sunday, March 31 to Friday, April 5, 2019. The Happy Cottage is a Quilt Retreat facility with 5 bedrooms and workspace for up to 6 participants. We need confident, educated instructors who empower students to apply our techniques and unleash their creativity.
Today is the day. Today I get to speak to one of my idols in Quilting, Pat Sloan!
Do you get nervous when you meet someone you admire? Well, I can tell you, I am a little nervous about doing a live podcast this afternoon!
Today is the day! Our "My Magical Garden" Quilt-Along is now accepting registrations for our nine-month Block of the Month program. Starting in March, registered members will have a Quilt-Along with me so I can show you my methods for making this beautiful fusible appliqué quilt.
Once you know what our Leaves Galore tools can do, there is inspiration everywhere! Whether you are looking at wallpaper, carpets or stained glass windows, you can find these beautiful curved shapes that come together into gorgeous patterns. Each time I spot a shape that I could rotary cut with my tools, there is a quilt waiting to happen!There are never enough hours in the day.