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The Drop Quilt: A Style Emerges

Cristina De Miranda

The Drop Quilt: A Style Emerges

It wasn't until I let go of the constraints that so often inform quilt pattern designs that I began to unlock a style. I had to go beyond block-based. I had to intentionally muck things up, and see what would emerge.

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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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