Blog - Category: Demos

Let's do a jig...a Hex-a-ma-jig!

One of my favorite types of quilts is a pieced quilt with applique accents. It doesn't take much applique to make a project special!  Today's tip is about using the Hex-a-ma-jig ruler to make a half hexie background for the Season's Greetings Wall Quilt.  I taught this class yesterday and I found out some really cool things about using the Hex-a-ma-jig ruler!  

Quilt Candy Designer's Tips and Techniques LIVE on FB and Instagram

If you enjoyed last month's Quilt Candy Designer's trunk show, you are going to love this week's Quilt Candy Designer's Tips and Techniques, Live on Facebook and Instagram! 

Here is the complete schedule of events. 

Facebook Schedule:

May 5
May 5 12pm ET                   Cherry Guidry - launch      https://www.facebook.com/CherryBlossomsQuiltingStudio

Running out of elastic, and still making masks for family and friends...

I promised myself I was not going to get sucked in to the MASK MAKING YOUTUBE VIDEO FRENZY!  Every designer and her brother has put out their own YouTube video about making the perfect mask...and I have wasted enough time watching them that I could have made a hundred more masks!  

An interview with Iris Karp from Attached, Inc., aka Mistyfuse

Last week I was at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  This was my first time at this regional guild show and it was a blast!  Also vending at this show was Iris Karp, the owner of Attached, Inc, the home of Mistyfuse.  I was able to get a way on Saturday afternoon to interview Iris about Mistyfuse, and two new products that I will be offering in my Website Store.  Iris has invented Bunny Paper and is now packaging MistyQs, fat quarter size precut Mistyfuse sheets to fuse your fat quarters of fabric!  

Happy New Year! The "My Magical Garden Quilt-Along" page is live!

My Magical Garden Dates

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. 

Christmas Gift Boxes to Wrap up your Christmas Wrapping! Day 12 of the Blog Post Challenge

Gift Boxes made with Leaves Glaore

One of the things I love to do around the holidays is to make gifts for people in my life who would not normally expect a gift.  Last year I made Bowl Cozies for the 26 employees at my local coffee shop!  Why, you ask?  There are five or six women who work there that make my coffee for me and my husband every morning.  They don't even ask, they just make my coffee when they see me waiting in line.  Some days we are chatty, some days I am not so friendly.  Remember, it is morning and I haven't yet had my coffee! 

Hand Applique using the Leaves Galore Templates

Leaves prepared for hand applique

Last November, I was able to spend some time with Rosa Rojas at the Pinwheels Quilt Show in Sturbridge, MA.  Rosa is a native of Spain, but travels frequently to the US, Mexico and France to promote her Apliquick techniques and products. 

Appliqué Tip of the Week: Watch YouTube for a refresher course on SPD techniques

YouTube videos

A recent visitor to the booth made us smile when she said "I've watched your videos so many times, they talk back to me - 'not you again'".  

That is exactly why I made the videos - so you can watch and learn - as many times as you need. You can access the videos from my website or directly in YouTube by searching on "Sue Pelland Designs".  

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Next stop – Syracuse, NY – AQS Quilt Week July 27-30

Who else is going to AQS Quilt Week in Syracuse?  Joanne and I will be in booth # 1821 with all our Sue Pelland Designs products.  We do demos all day long so stop by and learn about the Leaves Galore and Hearts and More templates.  Even if you’ve seen our demos before, we are always adding new tips and techniques to our talk so it is worth a stop.

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