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Say Hello to Jeweled Facets

New Pattern

Say Hello to Jeweled Facets

There's nothing like a shimmery new quilt to compliment summer, and my new pattern, Jeweled Facets, is one of my new favorites!  Generous 14" blocks offer a variety of design possibilities and make this quilt go together quickly.  To celebrate, I've put together an EPP Paper Kit containing the pattern, papers for either 12 or 20 blocks (shown), acrylic templates, and a FREE Jeweled Facets needle minder!  Pre-order your kit now until September 15th at a specially reduced price. Or pre-order your PDF copy of the Jeweled Facets pattern, and it will be delivered to your email inbox the day it releases.  I can't...

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Quilters Planner 2020 Pre-Orders Open Today

Quilters Planner 2020 Pre-Orders Open Today

My newest foundation-pieced pattern, Jeweled Blossoms, is featured in the 2020 Quilter's Planner Magazine, and you can pre-order yours TODAY!The Quilter's Planner has been an essential tool for my business. Everything from designing patterns to planning my social media campaigns is housed in this book, and I don't know what I'd do without it. You can use graph paper to create your quilt designs or dot grid pages for bullet journaling, keep track of to-do-lists and appointments, and dream on paper - the possibilities are endless!  This year, they've added a lot of new things you won't want to miss: Enjoy 10% off all...

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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 8

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 8

     Once again we are playing with the mini pieces along with the regular pieces! You will use 4 arcs in each size. This will leave all the diamonds in each size -  you’ll save these for Month 10. Play with light, medium, and dark fabrics to create movement. Reminder: the mini pieces sew together very quickly, but can be a little more challenging to remove the papers. Turn the arcs to form a circle Fold the background diagonal both ways so you can line up the block Sew in place using the technique you chose in Month 1 Use #kwiksparklersBOM...

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Sulky Christmas in July 2019

Sewing Tips

Sulky Christmas in July 2019

Sulky's 12wt Petites are perfect for embellishing your holiday projects, like these sweet snow globes! Use these easy tips for using these great threads in your machine with minimal fuss. Step 1: Reduce the upper tension on your machine. This makes the upper thread sit on top of your project. Increasing your stitch length to 3.5 will also help. Step 2: Use Sulky 60wt bobbin thread in your bobbin. This thread makes it easier for the machine to pull the bobbin thread to the top of your project. You can even buy it in pre-wound bobbins - it doesn't get much better than that! Step 3: Use...

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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 7

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 7

WELCOME TO MONTH 7!   I can't believe we're in Month 7 already! Your quilt should be looking pretty spectacular at this point, and I love seeing all your designs! Don't forget to use #kwiksparklersBOM and #iblamekarie on Instagram so everyone can follow your progress. Let's get to it!  Aren't the mini pieces fun? Just like like Month 6, we're playing with both the mini- and regular-sized pieces.  You will use 8 diamonds and 4 arcs of each size. This leaves 8 diamonds in each size that you will save for month 10.  Incorporating light, medium, and dark fabrics create movement and add interest. The mini pieces sew together...

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