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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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UFOvember: It's time to let your UFO go!

Cristina De Miranda

UFOvember: It's time to let your UFO go!

Despite the pandemic, the TorontoMQG has been able to offer a variety of virtual workshops and lectures to its membership. I proudly serve on the Board, and took every opportunity to attend and participate in its offerings. When I first began quilting, I binged a free Craftsy workshop series by Gail Kessler, Piece, Patch, Quilt, in a single afternoon, and then jumped right into the making, and quickly into pattern writing. I was too consumed with my own crafting journey to attend workshops that would expand my skills. So, when I joined the TMQG I knew capitalizing on its workshop offerings...

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UFOvember - Blog Hop

Cristina De Miranda

UFOvember - Blog Hop

UFOvember Follow 30 crafters and makers during the month of November as they write about and share progress on their UFOs (unfinished objects)! Each day of November will feature a new maker; you can plan your tour using the schedule is below. I'll be writing about  rehoming my UFO on November 26, 2020, so be sure to stop by then! Enjoy! - Cristina De Miranda  Date Name Blog URL Sun, Nov 1 Bobbie Gentili http://geekybobbin.com Mon, Nov 2 Becca Fenstermaker https://prettypiney.com/blog Tue, Nov 3 Joanne Kerton https://canuckquilter.com Wed, Nov 4 Sue Griffiths https://www.duckcreekmountainquilting.com Thu, Nov 5 Ashli Montgomery http://www.meandcoach.com Fri, Nov 6 Anne...

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