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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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The Mondrian Curves Mini Quilt Tutorial

Cristina De Miranda quilt pattern tutorial

The Mondrian Curves Mini Quilt Tutorial

The Mondrian Curves Mini Quilt Tutorial I shared a tutorial on sewing inset half-circles during the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild’s virtual sewcial this weekend. I used my blocks for the guild’s QuiltCon Community Outreach Quilt as examples, and a fun, modern mini quilt revealed itself as I worked my way from block to block. I couldn’t stop myself from sharing it with you. Who doesn’t love a free sewing tutorial, anyway?  Share your version on Instagram by using #mondriancurvesminiquilt or join the "Ships & Violins Quilt Patterns" Facebook Group and share with the SAV community! If this pattern is a breeze, and you...

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Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Release & a Creative Cameo

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Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Release & a Creative Cameo

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! What better day to publish your first blog post, then on a pattern release day. Ships & Violins' second quilt pattern, Butterfly Waltz, is available today in Make Modern Magazine, an Australian-based mag dedicated to all-things quilting. Their 31st issue is digitally available here. Many of you may not know that I pursued a career in writing for many years before dedicating myself to quilting. From poetry to reporting, I dreamed of becoming a writing rockstar. Despite my adoration for perfectly coupled words, and capturing the setting for an unlikely tale, I didn't have the drive to continue...

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