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The Drop Quilt Along: Are You In?

Cristina De Miranda

The Drop Quilt Along: Are You In?

Are you joining in on The Drop Quilt Along? Here are a few more offerings to look forward to: 20% off the pattern (with sign-up) Weekly prizes (including patterns, fabrics, and subscriptions) Designer check-ins on the Ships & Violins Quilt Patterns Facebook Group Tutorials on the basics of FPP Weekly tips and tricks including photos and illustrations A segment called "Meet Your Quilt Alonger" to highlight our awesome community! And finally, a chance to hear more about our sponsors, including: PreQuilt, Lindley General Store, Simone Quilts, FIGO Fabrics, Birdie & Dot Fabrics, The Quilt Store, Scrappy Gal Quilting Co., Silly Moon Quilting Co., The Geeky Bobbin...

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An Illustrated Guide to Foundation Paper Piecing

Cristina De Miranda foundation paper pieceing tutorial

An Illustrated Guide to Foundation Paper Piecing

The following illustrated guide to foundation paper piecing (FPP) features template 1A from The Drop quilt.

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Quilted Butterfly Waltz Coasters Tutorial and Templates

Cristina De Miranda

Quilted Butterfly Waltz Coasters Tutorial and Templates

View the full IG tutorial here: Join in by downloading and printing two copies of the required templates.

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Shop Hop: The Finale

Cristina De Miranda

Shop Hop: The Finale

The final round of shops in our Shop Hop is available for your perusal!  It's evident that the pattern designing community is filled with talent, and I hope you found an item or two that sparked your own creativity.  In the end, this Shop Hop was an opportunity for 40+ designers to join in on a synchronized message: support small businesses as best you can. Many designers, including myself, experienced a surge in newsletter subscribers, increased website traffic, and even made some sales. All of this is appreciated as we grow our businesses.  Please enjoy the final round of shops! I've...

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Shop Hop: Round Three

Cristina De Miranda

Shop Hop: Round Three

We're in the home stretch of this shop hop, and there's a ton more to see! How have you been pacing yourself? My favourite products today are colourful creations; I'm envisioning all the wonderful quilts I could make with the beautiful designs. And that applique kit by Hissyfitz Designs?! How fun is that? FYI If you've missed the previous rounds of the shop hop, I've included the links at the very bottom. Ready, set, hop! Bequilter My favourite product: Star Light Star Bright Quilt Pattern https://www.beaquilter.com/shop   Presto Avenue Designs My favourite product: Ferris Wheel Flowers Pattern https://www.prestoavenuedesigns.com   Cheryl Lynch Quilts My favourite...

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