Sunbeam quilt pattern for Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts
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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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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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Mod shapes quilt, free quilt pattern tutorial by Color Girl quilts
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Video: How to Sew the Mod Shapes Quilt

I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of basic, all-over patterned quilts. Take one or two simple shapes, make them nice and big to show off pretty fabrics, and you have something sure to say "happy". The Mod Shapes quilt totally does that, plus! you'll learn a new technique with sewing half circles. It's easy enough to make a quick quilt, super fun to sew, and ideal for large scale fabric prints. There is now a video up on Color Girl YouTube that's all you need to know to make this quilt. You'll learn how to...

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Untamed quilt by Sharon McConnell color girl quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Go Untamed: A New Pattern

It's here, it's here! I always love sharing a new quilt design with all of you and seeing what you make with it. This month the big reveal is Untamed, the newest quilt pattern for the Classic Curves Ruler. I feel particularly fond of this quilt because I think there is a lot of potential for interesting variations by changing the color placement or fabric style. It's a really fun one to sew and see the pattern come together. This quilt was born when Sarah of No Hats Quilts contacted me to ask if I wanted to sew something with...

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How to cut a full circle from fabric with the Classic Curves Ruler
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Full Circle Hack: A Closer Look

Popping in today to show you some detail on how to use your Classic Curves Ruler to cut and sew full circle blocks. Many of you have enjoyed the YouTube video on Color Girl YouTube where my friend Cassandra shares her expertise on this (sometimes tricky!) technique. Some have had questions about adding the tape on the ruler to mark the cutting lines. Here's a bit of explanation and close up pic to help you understand. As you know, the Classic Curves Ruler gives you such accurate and easy cutting of curved shapes because of the concave/convex lines. These lines...

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We *heart* Curves! A Quilting How-To

It's no secret that orange peel is my favorite quilt shape. Playing around with ways to arrange these blocks and creative placement of colors creates interesting designs. There's now a two part video series on Color Girl YouTube showing how to make a cute little orange peel quilt. This tutorial takes you through using the Classic Curves Ruler for cutting, piecing the blocks, squaring up and putting it all together. For our two color challenge (#colorgirlchallenge2019) week two, let's look at how this little quilt looks in black and white! I've figured up fabric requirements for making this striking quilt...

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Bloom Quilt, modern flowering snowball quilt by Color Girl Quilts with Aura fabrics
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Bloom Quilt, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Let it Bloom! New Fabric, New Pattern

There is some pretty new fabric in town...and it demands *just* the right quilt pattern to show off! It's my turn for the Aura Fabrics tour to showcase projects with the latest collection by ever-so-talented Mathew of Mister Domestic. The Flowering Snowball is one of my all time favorite traditional quilt designs and I have long wanted to recreate it with the Classic Curves Ruler. It took some imagination since the original Flowering Snowball requires several fussy templates to accomplish. I also wanted to simplify it to make sewing it achievable for the average quilter **without tears** (-: And so....Aura fabrics,...

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how to cut and sew orange peel blocks video tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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How To: Cut, Sew, Square Orange Peel Blocks

There is a new video on Color Girl YouTube! The second tutorial in our series on using the Classic Curves Ruler and curved piecing blocks is how to make orange peel blocks. It's no secret these are my absolute favorite shapes to sew. This in-depth video shows how to cut the shapes with the Classic Curves Ruler, how to sew and trim and square your block.  <<click here to watch video>> For the sample we are sewing orange peel blocks with bright solid colors and black and white prints. It's going to be a fabulous modern design. These versatile blocks are...

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Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts, with fabric by Alison Glass for Andover fabrics
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Classic Curves Ruler, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved Piecing, For Beginners, Using the CCRuler, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Classic Curves Ruler Video Tutorial is Live!

I have started working on a series of videos for Color Girl YouTube that feature curved piecing and how-to tutorials to help you get started, use and enjoy your Classic Curves Ruler. The first video is a basic but very in-depth look at how the Ruler works, curved piecing and squaring up your blocks. <<Click Here to Watch Video>> This tutorial takes you through making a 6 1/2" drunkard's path block (quarter circle) from cutting out the pieces, to sewing the curved seam, pressing and squaring up your blocks so  that they sew together perfectly. Learn all my tricks for beautiful...

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Classic Curves Ruler instructions for use, curved piecing quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved PIecing, Pattern Corrections, Quilting Interest, Using the CCRuler

Classic Curves Ruler Instructions *Updated*

It's hard to believe it has been nearly two years since I launched the Classic Curves Ruler! You all have been supportive beyond my wildest dreams and it always brings a big smile to my face when I hear from one of you who succeeds at curved piecing and love the tool as much as I do (-: I recently placed an order with my supplier for a new shipment and felt like it was time to update the instructions insert that comes with the Ruler. I took some feedback from you guys and my observations from teaching a lot...

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