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The Conversion Project – FIRE STAR (And free downloadable pattern – sort of.)

This week I’m taking a little bit of a cheater’s break and not posting a pattern, but rather an alternative. Fabrics include the same as before: Nordika, Tule, and Waterfront Park. I’m calling this the Fire Star. It’s just the Ice Star pattern, but I’ve flipped the chevron pattern pieces around to face out instead […]

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The conversion project – Fusion Stars galore!

If you don’t have my Fusion Star pattern yet, you can download it here. I love it when people @ pictures of my patterns on Instagram! It’s like a little party in my phone! OK I’m going to be embedding Instagram pics here, so bear with me. This one is from @snippets101, aka Snips, aka¬†http://www.snipssnippets.blogspot.ca/. […]

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Or maybe just this gorgeous bird print from Waterfront Park?

The Conversion Project – Free Pattern for Memory Block

Since I’m on a pattern-creating roll this weekend I figured I’d go ahead and push out the Memory Block downloadable PDF. It’s free! The tutorial for making this block yourself in Quilt Assistant is here. Details: Finishes at 24″ x 24″ as all my conversion project patterns do. Fabric shown is Waterfront Park.   Hit […]

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The Conversion Project – ICE STAR (With free downloadable pattern!)

Okay I seem to have moved beyond traditional pattern conversion into pattern design. *shrug* What can I say, I love it! This pattern is a modification of the Fusion Star pattern I shared earlier this week. I just added another couple of chevrons and Bob’s your uncle! I did originally have more complicated corner pieces, […]

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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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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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