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Sometimes you just can't help it. I had to post these. This is Alex the Cat napping on mom's bed quilt.

Life is sooooo good.

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Awww to be a cat.

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Ok, I'm no Alex Anderson, Amy Butler or Pat Sloan, But check out my first published pattern by a fabric company. I had the wonderful opportunity to design a quilt for P & B Textiles. It was quite a learning experience for this ADD spazzoid quilter.  Yeah I was a bit of a spazz. Probably drove them nuts. (Sorry guys, I was excited!) Hopefully I get to do this again. But check it out. Ask your local quilt shop to carry the fabric. It's called Homecoming by Rachel Pellman. The pattern is called Hearth and Home. I'll even teach a class if the shop is in the SFO Bay Area! Anyway you can click here to see the new fabrics coming out and all the free patterns! P & B Textile free patterns

P & B Textiles Rocks!

Homecoming with wreath

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My son decided to make a large built in shelf in a room we share for stashing stuff. Of course my sewing takes up a large portion. But I can honestly say the room was a mess! So after cleaning everything out and doing some organizing, I was pleasantly surprised to find an old quilting project I had forgotten about. Our quilt guild had Sandy Turner (years ago) come up and do a one day class. She was a wonderful teacher and our project was called " Around the Twist". I had always wanted to make one and I had this wonderful Kaffe Fassett fabric I wanted to use. Here is what I found wrapped up in large piece of batting just waiting to be worked on again. I brought it to my shop so there would be no excuses. Rainy slow days are perfect for this… I'll keep you updated on how it goes.

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Alex called me the other day asking me if I would make a tote for her to take to Houston market. She just got samples of her new fabric line Elizabeth Anne   I Love Them!!! So here is her tote. I have written the pattern and you can find it at my etsy website: BunnyRoseco.etsy.com. Hope you like it!

Alex fav fabric tote
 

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Anyone that knows Alex Anderson can tell you she is an industry unto herself… She has so many cool things going on, and thankfully in my case cannot do everything herself. So I get to help! Alex is redoing one of her many books with beautiful bright fabrics… I can't wait. But today I'm doing paper piecing clean up.. here is a peek at one of the quilts redone….

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Ok so it's the back… I'll give you a sneek peek at the front. Only if you promise not to tell!!

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Keep a look out for when it comes out...C & T Publishing will have all the news… tell your local quilt shop to keep an eye out too.. you won't want to miss it!

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I looked and looked for a good tutorial on this and couldn't find one so I'm attempting this myself. Let me know what you think. First shore up the edge of the fabric so you have a nice clean edge.

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I put the folded edge of the fabric at the top and the salvages at the bottom. Using your ruler, and rotary cutter, cut through only the top folded edge. Start at the bottom but not at the edge. Cut up from the bottom a little.

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Move your ruler over every inch or however wide you are cutting your strips and cut up from the bottom and through the folded edge at the top all the way across your fabric. 

Ok, so I didn't do a great job of perfect measuring, but you get the point.


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This is what your fabric should look like when you are done. Now open up your fabric so each end looks like this. You will then want to cut through every other joint.

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Now do it again at the other end. But pull the first strip down so you can see where to cut. It will be the second cut over.

The first strip on the right is from the other side. I moved over two slits and cut… then skipped a slit and cut the last one.

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You should now have one continuous strip of fabric. The joints will look like this.

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I cut a little closer to the edge. Don't cut too close or you might rip the fabric and then have to join it together either by sewing or tying. 

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So ends my first tutorial! Hope it helps someone out there in internet land!

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