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The Conversion Project – FUSION STAR (With Free Downloadable Pattern!)

I made the Memory Block for the last block conversion, so this time I just added another layer of chevrons on the outside. The block finishes at 24″ x 24″ in keeping with my giant block project, but if you make your own pattern you could do it any size, although larger even numbers divisible […]

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Convert the Traditional “Memory” Block for Paper Piecing

Hello all! Here’s my video tutorial for converting the Memory quilt block for paper piecing using Quilt Assistant. If you have questions just post a comment here or contact me via email. Just to jog your memory (hahahaaa) here’s what the block looks like. And if you really REALLY want to just skip to the […]

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Update on converting traditional patterns to paper piecing – FIREWORKS

A couple of weeks ago I posted my video tutorial on converting traditionally pieced patterns to paper pieced patterns. I also mentioned on that post that it would work well with Thimble Blossom’s Fireworks quilt, and of course with the Marcelle Medallion quilt pattern. Well, this weekend I actually converted the Fireworks block, and in […]

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Screen Printing Tutorial Part 2 – Make Your Own Cheap and Easy Screen Exposure Unit

I don’t remember where I heard it, but recently someone said something to the effect of – when you are trying something new and difficult, or it might have been about launching a new business, prioritize the things that you hate the most. The things that drive you nuts, that take hours longer than they […]

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Tutorial: Convert standard piecing templates into paper-piecing templates

Recently it was suggested that I write a tutorial on how to convert a traditional standard piecing template for a quilt block into a paper-pieced template. You might want to do this if the quilt block in question has lots of weird shapes or Y-seams (aka set-in seams). The block we’re going to work with […]

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