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Sonata Showcase

Elizabeth Chappell

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Sonata Showcase

Sonata Showcase Have you ever seen fabric that you KNEW you needed? This was Amy Sinibaldi's new Sonata line for me.  I love the hand drawn florals, instruments, windows, and yes, even the three dots that I used as my background fabric.  This line was beautifully put together, and to top it off, it was inspired by Beethoven, who I love. Sonata Fabrics When I designed my quilt for this fabric, I wanted to show the hand drawn images.  I wanted the windows and the edelweiss blue florals to be seen.  I knew I needed to make a pattern with large enough blocks to...


'Zakka Home' Book Tour

Elizabeth Chappell

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'Zakka Home' Book Tour
My 'Sweet Pouch' from Zakka Home book, and I just love it!  It's perfect for giving a gift or storing your things in a stylish way.

Quilter's Moonshine Free Printable

Quilter's Moonshine Free Printable

I have heard a lot about Quilter's Moonshine lately.  What is this, you ask?  Well, it DOES include Vodka, but it's NOT for drinking. Quilter's Moonshine is a DIY spray starch! I found a simple and easy recipe from this blog post. I will be the first to tell you that spray starch DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE when quilting. Your fabric becomes stiffer, which makes cutting more accurate, and therefore your corners meet up.   I spray my fabric with starch, then iron it, then cut it and sew.  It's not as helpful to spray and iron after cutting your...


Perfect Half Square Triangles part 1 - THANGLES

Elizabeth Chappell

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Perfect Half Square Triangles part 1 - THANGLES
A quilter's secret weapon for perfect Half Square Triangles!

To Starch or Not to Starch?

To Starch or Not to Starch?

Should you spray your fabric before you cut?  Which products are the best?  Let me share what I found during my little experiment! 

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