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Fanny Pack Sew Along

 Welcome to the Fanny Pack Sew Along! Tina and Jessica look forward to sewing with you!   The Fanny Pack Along is scheduled for June 6 – July 1, 2022. Participants will be able to choose their own pattern for this sew along. We have provided a list of patterns below. Each week, Tina and Jessica will share a prompt to keep you sewing along. Note that participants are welcome to work at their own pace – including finishing early or finishing after the sew along ends. As always, we will end the sew along with a “fashion show” of sorts on Instagram, where participants are welcome to share their final fanny packs. Will you wear yours around your waist as party people of the 90s did or are you super on trend and will sling it over your shoulder?! We can’t wait to find out! SCHEDULE You are welcome to work at your own pace. We like to build in time for life to happen.  Week 1 - Gather materials (pattern, fabrics, and other supplies) Week 2 - Cut fabric and interface fabric Week 3 -

Quilt Coat Along

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Quilt Coat Along , hosted by TinaCurtis and Jessica Plunkett ! We are excited to bring together sewists to make one of the hottest fashion trends around – Quilt Coats. We'd like to start by acknowledging that quilt coats are not a new thing, they were found all over the world being made by people of color and of all different cultures. Below are examples from the International Quilt Museum and the Public Library Quilts page. We appreciate the beauty of both of these garments and are thankful for the rich history they lend to our current mainstream trend. https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/quilt/20140070004 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Public Library Quilts (@publiclibraryquilts) This is a low key sew along – while we have a relaxed six week schedule to try and keep you motivated, you are welcome to work at your own pace. Here are a few key details about the sew along if you’re interested in participating!

Transparent Squares Quilt Block Tutorial

If you are new to transparency in quilting or need a refresher, this is a simple practice block to make to play around with fabric choices and the effects of transparency. Transparent Squares Quilt Block I posted a video on IGTV that explains the very basics of transparency in quilting. A short simplified version of what I shared is that transparency is the ability to see through layer(s) of an object. It can be real or implied. So in quilting, you can use fabric color choices to make implied transparency. The most basic way to achieve transparency, in my opinion, is to choose dark, medium and light values of one color. Understanding color structure is important, but being a master of it is not required to play around with transparency. For example, if a grey fabric has a lot of cool color blue undertones, then you have to be cognizant of how that specific fabric color plays with other colors. Also, it’s important to realize that while many colors are available in fabrics, it’s