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Free Gift with Purchase: Happy (Colorful) Holidays!

It's that time again! the holidays are fast approaching and soon you'll be swamped with lots of noise about Black Friday. Sooooo let's do a little something to treat YOU and get prepared for your next creative project for unwinding during the weeks ahead.   You don't need a coupon code or to do anything but shop! (-: <<get the goods for your next quilt now>>   Please do note that each gift will be different. The fabrics and thread colors vary and you'll get one of two styles of zipper pouch. No matter what your gift contains, you'll know it comes with good...

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Stitch Pink sampler free quilt pattern with Color girl Quilts
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Quilting Interest, Stitch Sampler 2020

Log Cabin Sampler Quilt Block Layout

Next up for our Stitch Pink Sampler sew along: putting the blocks together into a quilt! Have you thought about how you'll set your sampler together? There are so many fun options. In our last post, I showed you how to do one layout option (found here) with sashing strips and cute hourglass shape accents. Today, I want to share an option that uses an alternating block design with one of the Stitch Pink Sampler blocks as the accent. If you are just joining us, learn all about the sew along <<here>> and find links to download all the free block...

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Sensational! Stitch Pink Sampler Layout Design

Did you sew along with us for the Stitch Pink Sampler with Moda Fabrics? Let's get those blocks sewn into quilts, no orphans left behind. Of course, the quickest way to make them into a finished quilt is to simply sew them all together side by side. If you made all 30 blocks, you'll have six rows of five blocks for a quilt that's 60" x 72". If you want to add a bit of something to make your quilt more interesting and pull the blocks together, read on. For those just joining in, read all about the quilt along and...

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Stitch pink sampler blocks free sampler quilt pattern made by Color Girl Quilts
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Stitch Pink Block Round-Up

Happy block 30, we've-sewn-all-our-blocks-day! I confess, at the beginning I wasn't planning on sewing all 30 blocks. I planned to sew a few here and there and mostly cheer you all on to make yours. But I am so glad I made them all, it was really fun to have a set project with an end goal like this. I haven't ever done a 100 day project or anything like that, but I can see how the psychology of committing to a daily project really keeps your fire burning. If you have experienced a loss of mojo or interest in you...

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Stitch Sampler Block #15: Easier

When I did a giveaway a couple weeks ago I asked you all to tell me what is your favorite shape to piece. The overwhelming choice was half square triangles! I am actually kind of surprised by this (-: So I figured you'd all like block 15 for our Stitch Sampler this month: it's made up of 49 HST's and quite striking. It takes a bit of time to sew, but it's soooo worth it in the end. BUT. I did the sewing for this block different from the pattern, I wanted to share my method and measurements with you in...

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how to sew a Dresden plate quilt block video by Color Girl Quilts
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New Video! Making a Dresden Plate Quilt Block

It's here! The traditional and forever favorite Dresden plate is frequently on quilters' must-make list. I'm super proud of the latest video to hit Color Girl YouTube that's all about how to sew these classic quilt blocks. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to cut your Dresden wedge shapes using the EZ Dresden ruler. It is SUCH a handy tool! Use it to cut Dresden and tumbler shapes from 1" to 8" (every 1/2" in between). It's one of my top three most-used specialty rulers. <<get the EZ Dresden ruler here>> In this video, you'll also learn to sew the...

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Tilda Maple Farm fabric bundles sold by Color Girl Quilts
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October Giving Back Program

I have to say a huge thank you to those who took a moment to write a comment about my post in September kicking off the CG Giving Back program. It's always a bit scary to put one's feelings out for public consumption, particularly in our current polarized and rather unpredictable world. It's difficult as a business to know when and how to speak up about things that are important on a personal level. So I appreciate the positive feedback on my last post, and I appreciate all the customers who made purchases in September so we can make...

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Stitch Pink Sampler is Here!

October is a pretty fabulous time of the year. What could make it even better than pumpkin spice, autumn leaves, and cozy sweaters? a FREE block of the day quilt to sew along together! This year, Moda Fabrics is sponsoring a block of the day sampler quilt pattern to celebrate and bring awareness for Breast Cancer month. They've put together 30 quilt blocks with instructions for you to download and sew. As you might guess, the Stitch Pink original is made with shades of pink and white...but you can make your blocks any style that you like! Blocks are available one...

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basting your quilt video tutorial by color girl quilts
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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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