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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 2

Sparklers BOM '19

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 2

WELCOME TO MONTH 2!   This month we are making the Medallion layout of Kwik Sparklers. You can find the details for this layout in your Kwik Sparklers Pattern. When selecting fabrics for this block, think about how you envision everything tyingtogether. Since the Medallion is the centerpiece of your quilt, you have limitless possibilities with this block. Do you want to select one focus fabric that has all of the other colors you will be using in your quilt? Do you want to tie everything together for a cohesive look? Maybe you want to use the same fabric that you use in...

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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 1

Sparklers BOM '19

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 1

WELCOME TO MONTH 1!  This month we’ll be creating the original layout of the Kwik Sparklers block. You can find it in the Kwik Sparklers Pattern. Choose one fabric or multiple fabrics to make your block. I encourage you to play with color and prints and make this block your own! Arc pieces can be cut from one fabric or you can split the arcs into 3 sections to give your block a scrappier look. Point pieces can also be all one fabric, 2, 4, or even 16 fabrics, depending on the desired look. The pattern provides details for how best to...

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Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!I am so excited for what's coming in 2019!  Be on the lookout for my NEW newsletter, coming soon, where I'll give you a peek at what's coming and other fun tidbits I don't share anywhere else. Sparkly new patterns, and a fun theme to celebrate new beginnings. I'll give you a hint - this year is sure to dazzle!What?! You're not signed up?  No problem! Just type in your email at the bottom of this page and hit Subscribe. I'll hook you up with the inside scoop and all the fun going on in the studio. I know...

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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Getting Started

Sparklers BOM '19

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Getting Started

Welcome!   Thank you for joining me!  I can’t wait to show you how fun and versatile Kwik Sparklers can be. This is a great chance to play with your pieces, color, and fabrics to create a design that zings with your own personality. Because everything’s better with friends, please take a moment to join the Facebook group,  Karie’s Sewing Spot.  It’s a great place to share your progress photos, ask questions, and find inspiration for your Kwik Sparklers blocks. Before you begin, you’ll need to gather a few things. Tools: Kwik Sparklers Pattern Glue basting pen and refills Purple Elmer’s...

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My Favorite Needles for EPP

My Favorite Needles for EPP

My favorite needles for English Paper PIecing (EPP) are Tulip Milliners, size 10 by Hiroshima Needle.  Many people say they bend, and they are not wrong - however, it is because of how you hold it, and that just means it fits your hand. Milliners come in sizes 1-10, with 1 being larger and 10 being finer.   Tulip uses an electrodeposition coating. According to their website:  "Electrodeposition coating is a process of forming a coating film by dipping an object in a bath filled with water-soluble paint and then passing an electric current through the coated object." Features of electrodeposition coating:...

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