basting your quilt video tutorial by color girl quilts
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Quilting Interest

Now On CG YouTube: Basting Tutorial

I've had a list of beginner quilting videos I want to get done and up on Color Girl You Tube. This week, we can check basting off that list! In this video I'll show you how to baste your quilt from start to finish using spray basting. I also explain the steps I'm doing that are the same as pin basting and how you could go in that direction if you don't want to use basting spray adhesive. There is a playlist on Color Girl YouTube called "basics of quilt making". This list includes videos on binging your quilt, pressing...

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sewing room set up by color girl quilts
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Win Big (and Bright!) with Stella and Me

<<UPDATE>> This giveaway is closed. There were over 200 comments on this post and YouTube, thank you all for visiting and entering! The winning comment was #144, Cindy M. Congratulations, Cindy. I sent you an email to claim your prize. It's a big day! I have a spectacular giveaway for one of you readers, you definitely don't want to miss this one. Stella Lighting is sponsoring this post and wants to send one of you a fancy new project lamp. I am going to tell you all about it and how to win, watch below: ... Okay, I am having technical difficulties....

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Sunbeam quilt pattern layout variation by Color Girl Quilts
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Pattern Variations and Hacks, Quilting Interest, Tutorials

Pattern Hack: Sunbeam Variation

Have you started your Sunbeam quilt yet? I can't wait to see what you all do with this cheerful pattern. Today, I want to share a variation I made on the design and tell you how to hack the pattern to make one like this too. You'll need to have the Sunbeam pattern and the Classic Curves Ruler to make this quilt. I am going to give you instructions for the on-point layout only, not the entire block piecing. Here we go! To make one like mine, you'll find the fabrics featured sold in the Color Girl Shop. Quilt Size: 35" x...

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Tula Pink True colors fabrics quilt by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilting, Quilting Interest, Where I Sew, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

New on Color Girl YouTube: Pressing

I know we all joke that quilters always have an ironing board set up but wear wrinkly clothes. (-: In my case, that's definitely true, BUT, just because the ironing station is not too glamorous and mostly utilitarian, we can still have fun toys over there! I recently started using two new things for pressing my quilt blocks and they are fun AND functional, so I'm here to tell you all about it. In my latest video on Color Girl YouTube, I've done a sponsored video that's all about pressing for quilters. Now, the tutorial part of this video is...

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Quilting Interest

New Giving Program at Color Girl Quilts

To say the least, it's been quite a year. I dare say there isn't a person on earth not impacted by some aspect of the events of this year: wildfires in Australia and California, the pandemic, racial discord in the United States and the ongoing division and political debate over how to best address these issues and now we are facing an election. There have been natural disasters and human tragedies. I'm sure there is more that I'm not aware of around the world. I wanted to put down some thoughts here and how I would like to get...

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Sunbeam quilt pattern for Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts
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Announcements, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Paper Piecing

Sew a Little Sunbeam! New Pattern

It's here and you are going to LOVE sewing this pretty quilt! The Sunbeam quilt pattern is now available for sale <<here>> at Color Girl Quilts. This quilt has been kind of  a departure for me design-wise. I also made the original with all solid color fabrics, which is a challenge for me (-;. But I LOVE how it turned out and can't thank you all enough for the kind words and enthusiastic response to this new pattern. As promised, I wanted to show you some ideas for how to make Sunbeam with different looks. Hopefully give you a bit...

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Sunbeam quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts using paper piecing and curved piecing
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Announcements, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

A Perfect Spot of Quilty Sunshine

What a summer it has been! For better or worse, we have made it this far: school is starting (albeit "home" school) and we all keep on keeping on. I do hope you all have had some chance to enjoy time with family, maybe a quarantine style vacation (whatever that look likes for you!), and plenty of creative time at the least. If you need a little colorful, quilty therapy, I have a new quilt to share...and a new pattern right around the corner! Updated: the Sunbeam pattern is now for sale! Find it << Here >> Last winter, my friend Steph...

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Uppercase fabric with Classic Curves ruler quilt in progress with curved piecing
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Announcements, Fabric

It’s Summer at CG HQ

Hello, Colorful Quilters! July is here and I hope you are all having some time for creativity, color, and fabric fun. I'm popping in to tell you about summer news at Color Girl Quilts. We are enjoying  A LOT of new fabric arrivals in the shop , several exciting quilts-in-progress, summer vacation... it's so much fun! First, I want to make sure everyone knows that our summer shipping schedule is a bit more relaxed. As I travel with my kids for several weeks (we are socially distancing together while enjoying a change-of-scene away from home), shop orders are being filled by a...

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Butterfly Bouquet quilt pattern by Simone quilts
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Sew Dreamy: Butterfly Bouquet Quilt

Attention curvy quilters! So excited to share a gorgeous new quilt pattern from Simone Quilts that you ARE going to want to make. I know that lots of us are fans of curved piecing around here and we know that the Classic Curves Ruler is the best for making quick work out of the cutting. Simone's new pattern, Butterfly Bouquet, is such a sweet new addition to your curved piecing project list. I love seeing other quilters making really cool quilt designs with curves...I so often see one and think, "I wish I'd thought of that!". A while back on Instagram...

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Art Gallery fabrics pure solids fabric bundle sold by Color Girl quilts
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Announcements

June Special! Free Pattern with Purchase

Summer has finally arrived! Here in Central Ohio, we pretty much went from winter to summer in one weekend a couple weeks ago. Now it's soooo hot! Some of you know I got a golden retriever puppy (her name is Birdy) in March. It is so humid here, even her fur gets all kinky when we go outside! Hope you are all faring well as the world opens up a bit post-quarantine, and that you are all finding some escape from a stressful world through your creative projects. To celebrate the arrival of summer and all new quilting projects (because, truly,...

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