Category Archives: Tutorials

Still We have made it to part two of the Shift a long! Have you designed your layout and purchased your fabric? (do remember to tag them so I can see! #shiftquilt and #shiftalong) Today we are going to talk about the cutting process. I’ve streamlined it through much practice, so I hope that will […]

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  • Kaylyn O

    Thanks for the tips. The pattern was a little confusing as it’s written. Thankfully I’m using only two main colors and won’t have to math too much.ReplyCancel

It’s finally time for us to begin the Shift-a-long! We have a few things to go over today, including the big giveaway from our sponsors and this week’s assignment.  But first things first!! Do you have your pattern? If not you can get your hands on it a few different ways. Alison Glass is running […]

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  • Kaylyn O

    I found your quilt along through the Hawthorne Thread Newsletter. I love this pattern and the many many possibilities that come with color selection. I look forward to completing this with you!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Halfpenny

    Beautiful assortment of fabrics and darling quilt pattern. Color possibilities are endless.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten

    Meredith,
    The First thing I opened this morning, while the house is still quiet, was a Newsletter from Hawthorne Thread. They are one of my all time Favorites and have never been disappointed with anything I have found or purchased. I was absolutely the happiest person around! There they were, your “Shifting Beauties”! I have been trying to try some patterns that I have never tried before, and what better time than now! I have some very special people in my Family, Actually…lol…all of them, that I want to have something special! I get so busy making gifts for other’s or gifts that family member’s want for others, that they have received the short end. They, of all people deserve my best, full of Love and Hope for a wonderful, well, everything! Life doesn’t always comply with such wishes, and if I’m not there in person to give Hugs, they should have a part of me to Wrap Them in a Hug! I can’t wait to get started. I’m warming up my stiff fingers and will be ready to go! Thank you for bringing something a bit fresh and different, for me and those I deeply love!ReplyCancel

    • Your comment is such an encouragement. Yes! Family are the most important, but it’s easy to deprioritize those who we feel we “have time” time to make for. I think you’ll love this pattern, and it’s a quick sew too! :) ReplyCancel

Several weeks ago I made another contrast pleated bodice Fairy Tale Dress for the Oliver + S blog after they they saw this one and asked for a tutorial. Today I wanted to pop in with some pictures and officially share the link to my tutorial so you can make your own! It’s crazy easy […]

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About a month back, the ladies at Hawthorne Threads sent me some fabrics from their new in-house collection, Riviera, to play with. I was just thrilled and began planning straight away. Still on my pleat-all-the-things kick, I decided to make Layla a dress similar to this one I made for Emilee a year or so […]

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I made a Christmasy quilt, so clearly some coordinating pillows were next on my list. Today I’m going to show you how you can use some of the strips left over on your fat quarters from the Argyle Christmas Quilt to make a set of pillows.  In addition to your strips of fabric, you will […]

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  • Jan

    Hoping to comment for the blog hop from Hawthorne Threads. But love your ornament tutorial and hope to try it next week! ReplyCancel

    • It will be up shortly! My child did a real number on my computer earlier and that has caused a delay in posting!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Thanks for the great tutorial – very excited to cut into my tinsel bundle to make these!ReplyCancel