polka dot bikini quilt by sharon mcconnell, color girl quilts
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Announcements, Pattern Corrections, Polka Dot Bikini QAL

Pattern Correction: Polka Dot Bikini

Hi, friends! It has come to my attention that some of the printed Polka Dot Bikini patterns include templates that are not the right size. I don't know which ones are correct and which are not, so I want to replace your pattern if you have purchased the print version of the pattern. Pdf patterns are not affected by the template error, but users of the pdf pattern should take note that the unfinished block size is 10 1/2", not 10" as indicated on previous version of the pattern. My apologies for the issue and if it has impacted your use of...

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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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Quilt Now issue 14 featuring Festival quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell
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Festival Quilt, Pattern Corrections, Published Work, Quilting Interest

New Quilt Pattern: Festival, in Quilt Now

This month's issue of Quilt Now magazine features my new quilt pattern, Festival. My quilt (shown below) was made with fabrics from the "happy home" collection by Caroline Hulse for Art Gallery Fabrics (on sale now) as well as a couple prints from my Art Gallery Fabrics stash. I used Hobbs Heirloom batting and Aurifil thread for piecing. Long arm quilting by Darby of Quilted Squid. *note: there are some errors I found in the pattern in the magazine, see bottom of this post for explanation and corrections* I had fun making this quilt with all the bright cheery colors, and the Happy Home...

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Pops quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Pattern Corrections, Pops Quilt, Quilting Interest

Quilt Now, issue 10: “Pops” Quilt Instructions Clarification

I am happy to say the Quilt Now issue 10 has landed in the U.S., and even better: I got my copy! I will be back with more on the issue, but I wanted to write a post as soon as I could when I noticed some typos and a missed illustration on the instructions for my Pops Quilt. In the cutting instruction, for the solid blue, pink and yellow triangles, you must cut with template B and not template A as the instructions list. (There is only one triangle template, so it's pretty obvious this is a typo, but...

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