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Two-for-One Hula with Stacy Michell

You will learn to carefully cut a Hawaiian-style quilt design, and get 2 blocks from 1 “cutting”! Your fabric (called “Hula-Hoop”) radiates color, and from this you’ll cut your design.

Click here to take a class from Stacy Michell!

Looking for some on-line quilting fun?

Be sure to visit us on Facebook at and join the lively chit-chat of the greatest community of quilters ever. Bring your thoughts, questions, photos of projects, etc., … see you there soon!


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We have another exciting Easy Quilts issue hitting the stands next week. For a sneak peek, visit the slideshow feature on your dashboard - this winter Easy Quilts issue is full of fun, new seasonal quilts plus a variety of projects like pillows, table runners, quilted scarves, and more. Once again, we've overflowed the pages and are offering four additional Web Bonus Quilts that you can download free, right to your own computer. And, if you need to adjust the size of your quilt, scroll down the web bonus screen where we've included convenient and downloadable size charts.

If you are a member of Video on Demand, and enjoy watching Marianne and Liz sew, make sure to schedule some time to watch the latest 1200 series  - Marianne and Liz work with a wide variety of projects and also take you on a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Keep watching, because the 1300 series will also go live this week, and next week we will have the 1400 series ready for your viewing!

Looking for a clever, but simple Pantograph Design for your next quilting project? Download this free design, courtesy of Fons and Porter.

Ready to WIN $250 in prizes??

Don't forget to sign up for the Easy Quilts Winter 2010 Contest. Tell us how you use the internet in conjunction with your quilting – the winning entry will receive a fun variety of quilting notions and books from Michael Miller and Thermoweb valued at $250.00!!


The A-Line Series A Timeless Classic
No one knows your style better than your friends….and no one can help you bring your ideas to life like your friends in the A-Line Series from Baby Lock. Spend some time with these machines and you'll quickly see how fun they are to have a round. They will become your best friends. You’ll enjoy making crafty sewing projects or creating classic timeless fashions like the a-line skirt.

Whether you’re looking for a travel-along quilting machine like Audrey or a perfect starter machine for a family member like Molly, you can count on these durable and easy-to-use sewing machines. Each machine includes a Getting to Know Guide with simple set up instructions and a fun, easy project.  Plus, when you’re ready for more, count on projects found on the Baby Lock web site

Visit or your nearest Baby Lock Retailer for details.


Sew & Tells

I have the stash disease

submitted by Sherri Carlucci, Milford, MA

I had to write a poem for a class I'm taking and thought it an impossible task for a 43-year-old with no imagination. I am a real beginning quilter, just starting to piece, but have been buying material for quite some time. I have the stash disease.

After I wrote this, my teacher told me I should make sure other quilters get a chance to read it and get a chuckle. Enjoy!

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One day, on my way to Japan

submitted by Rene Pachuta, Okinawa, Japan

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I recently completed the quilt 'Asian Harmony' that was featured in the March/April 2007 issue of Love of Quilting. I had come across the pattern while on a guild retreat in Ocala, Florida and knew that someday I would make that quilt. After all, I'd lived in Japan and fallen in love with all the Asian fabrics.

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