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Happy Thursday!

~ these are a few of my favorite things ~

in no particular order… my coffee, my sewing machine, and the remote, for switching from HGTV to Bravo and Bravo to HGTV and back again…..

My Vintagy Star Quilt

This is another quilt that I made some time ago.

I used this pattern….

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Happy Thursday!

~ sunflowers in our garden

Quick Layer Cake Quilt

This was one of the first quilts I made. It was easy and quick to make, and I loved the fabrics.

I made a pieced backing.

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How to Square Up a Quilt Block (Part of The Beginner Sewing Series)

Squaring up quilt blocks was a step that I used to skip altogether. But then I just I drove myself crazy trying to stretch, pull and creatively iron 🙂 my squares to make them work and ended up with some really wonky quilts. (Which is really fine, after all, this is supposed to be a fun hobby!) But, the more I quilt, the more I want my quilts to look really good, so I’ve started squaring up my blocks most of the time.

Here’s how I square up my quilt blocks. As with most things quilty, there are probably 3000 different ways to do this, but this is the way that works for me. And, a little heads up, you’re probably going to want to rely on my pictures more than my writing! (This was much harder to explain than I anticipated.)

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