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How to Use Directional Prints in The Last Kiss Quilt

Cristina De Miranda foundation paper pieceing quilt pattern tutorial

How to Use Directional Prints in The Last Kiss Quilt

I've always steered clear of directional fabrics when foundation paper piecing, but I was determined to use FIGO's Serenity striped fabric in a meaningful and intentional way for The Last Kiss sew along. Follow this step-by-step process to prepare and place directional fabrics in your foundation paper piecing projects.

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Choosing the Right Colour Values for The Last Kiss Quilt

Cristina De Miranda

Choosing the Right Colour Values for The Last Kiss Quilt

One of the workshops I attended at QuiltCon Together was Maritza Soto's Color Interplay. While watching Maritza choose colours for her project, I realized the importance of value (the lightness or darkness of a colour) in many of my designs. There are often various and distinct design elements in my quilts; some have been included as secondary or tertiary elements (meaning they weren't put there to be the star of the show!). Instead they may have been included to add depth, movement, or asymmetry. When colour values are used correctly, these crucial supporting actors help to tell a much more effective story....

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Orion's Spur in Andover & Plan to Quilt Organizer Discount

Cristina De Miranda

Orion's Spur in Andover & Plan to Quilt Organizer Discount

We're nearly a month into the new year, and I've been furiously sewing since New Year's Day!  (Read to the end for a sah-weet perk!) NEW YEAR, NEW PROJECTS  Things have quickly shifted into high gear for Ships & Violins with the upcoming release of Orion's Spur, setting up my virtual booth for QuiltCon Together, and building an event that I hope - despite its unusualness - will be surprisingly delightful. ORION'S SPUR  Orion's Spur is the second design in the Constellations Series (header image). It's a paper piecing pattern similar to The Square of Pegasus and is set to release mid-February. My second version of the pattern will feature Andover Solids, Giucy...

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Plush Star Ornament Tutorial

Cristina De Miranda

Plush Star Ornament Tutorial

I'm excited to share a free star ornament tutorial for all of you holiday crafters out there! This is a quick project that will improve your appliqué technique, and add a handmade touch to your Christmas tree. It's scrap friendly and a quick afternoon project that you can use year after year.  Enjoy and happy holidays! Materials:  two colours of felt (6" square of each) two star fabrics of your choice (3" square of each) one 5" square of backing fabric matching thread needle for hand sewing 7" piece of string zipper foot and patchwork foot fusible web  glue stick a handful of polyfil...

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How to Create Your Own Flight Series Templates

Cristina De Miranda

How to Create Your Own Flight Series Templates

The Flight Series pillow and wall hanging pattern requires that quilters draft their own curved templates. Below is a step-by-step tutorial to illustrate how you will use scraps of paper and the provided coordinates to sketch and cut your templates.

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