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Midlife Quilter

The Hesper Quilt

The Hesper Quilt

  Today I’m releasing my fourth quilt pattern, the Hesper Quilt! Buy the Pattern Here! My Hesper quilt is my ode to two of my all-time favorite blocks: stars and Irish chains.  When designing this quilt, I wanted something that felt vintage.  I don’t know about you, but I just love something that looks like it could have been made a hundred years ago, too. I also wanted to create a block that incorporated every single fabric from my Beloved bundle.  I curated this bundle for Art Gallery Fabrics as part of their Sewcialite program. I didn’t want to leave...

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Spooky Placemat Tutorial

Spooky Placemat Tutorial

Please note:  this post contains affiliate links.  I receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, when you shop these links.  Thank you! Hello again! Can you believe summer is almost over and fall is almost here?   Around the Midlife Quilter household, my two kids love Halloween.  My youngest is in it for the candy and my oldest loves to dress up and make her own costumes.  She loves all things spooky. So I decided to get into the Halloween spirit this year and make these cute and simple placemats.  I love them because they use fussy cut...

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What I've Learned About Owning a Quilting Business

What I've Learned About Owning a Quilting Business

  Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Amanda @notyourgrannysquiltshow for an interview for her podcast.  We talked about so many things, but it was one of those moments when I had a bird’s eye view of my journey so far. If you had told me when I purchased my first little sewing machine off Amazon, that I was starting this incredible journey, I think I would have wanted to believe you, but not sure I would have. On paper, I’m the least likely suspect to have come this far.  I didn’t grow up quilting.  I didn’t know...

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Patchwork Lumbar Pillow Tutorial

Patchwork Lumbar Pillow Tutorial

Note: This post contains affiliate links.  As an Amazon associate, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you.   I love to mix up quilt projects and little projects like this sweet lumbar pillow pattern.  Smaller projects allow me to work on things daily and keep things fresh. This simple pillow uses 4 half right triangle blocks to make a patchwork cover that comes together quickly.  The finished pillow cover will fit a 12” x 20” insert. I used the following fabrics from the Daisy Collection by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics:   From left...

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How to Save Money on Fabric Part 3

How to Save Money on Fabric Part 3

Hello my quilty friends! Today I have a free gift for all of you who have been so enthusiastic in reading this series! I have a free printable for you to help you with my last set of tips and I hope you will love it!  Read on for all the details.  (You can also find the link to download at the bottom of this post.) So far, we have talked about organizing your stash in part 1 and investing in a color card to avoid buying the wrong fabrics in part 2. My last set of tips is about...

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