Today I am participating in an event called Quilter’s Meet and Greet – a blog hop of quilting bloggers, some new, some established. Welcome to From My Carolina Home! I am a longarm quilter, pattern designer and speaker for quilting enthusiasts, and I’ve been blogging for over 4 years. I do lots of free patterns and projects, along with my published ones. I have numerous tutorials on the blog for new and experienced quilters, gathered at the top of the blog in pages. One of my most popular is Quilt Borders Understanding the Why, which talks about why it is important to measure and cut rather than slap and sew. I made two identical quilts, and then added borders using both methods to show Why you’ll have better results with measuring. See more tutorials by browsing the pages at the top of the blog. Read on for more of the fun readers have enjoyed over the past couple of years, and a preview of what is coming up.
My pattern series is called Scrap Dance, and has several published patterns available on My Patterns Page. The Scrap Dance series began as an annual mystery quilt along, beginning in January every year. The steps are posted free once a month for about six months, then about a month later the pattern is removed from the blog and published. This is the 2018 mystery that I called Square Dance. The pattern has just been published and is available at the introductory price of just $5 for a limited time. Click on Square Dance Quilt Pattern.
My annual Autumn Jubilee event is coming in October 2018, a month long event with a quilt along, sew along, stitch along, crafting, tablescapes and new recipes, with giveaways on most posts. Click on Autumn Jubilee to see the previous years projects and giveaway prizes. Here are last year’s quilt-along quilts, with two setting designs. Click on Stars on Autumn Lane for the first post of that quilt along. These are still free on the blog. The kickoff post this year will be October 1, 2018, and I already have a fantastic lineup of prizes.
I have free sewing patterns too, like this Tablet Cover free pattern sew along from last year’s Autumn Jubilee.
Christmas projects usually include some gift ideas, like this jewelry case that can double as a sewing kit and makes a wonderful gift! Find the free pattern on this post – Sewing Kit.
More free patterns from this year’s Safelight Project, a charity event that has become an annual project to benefit the local domestic violence shelter. Readers contributed cosmetic bags and sunglasses cases made from this pattern – Cosmetic Case / Sunglasses Case along with monetary donations and handmade cards. These items and more went into tote bags for new residents of the shelter. The idea was to give new residents something that would help them feel better. See the the whole project’s story starting here – Safelight Project. The project will have its third annual drive next year in late spring or early summer, depending on how long the bags last at the shelter.
Other stitching projects on my blog include wool applique original designs, like this one from Christmas last year. The post has the free pattern download too – Christmas Wool Applique.
My blog is a variety of subjects, a lot of quilting and sewing, but also tablescapes, recipes, book reviews, hand stitching, stamping cards, crafting, gardening, travel and mountain living.
If you are visiting from the Meet and Greet, please stay a bit and have a look around, my tutorials are gathered at the top in pages to make them easy to find. I hope you enjoy my blog and invite you to follow me. To follow by email or blog reader, use the link buttons on the sidebar. If you are viewing my blog on a smartphone, scroll down past the comments to see the options. If you are on a computer, the options are on the sidebar on the right. Click on the title “From My Carolina Home” at the top to see the latest posts and projects on the blog. The Teacups Quilt Along BOM just started in August, so you have time to catch up. Block #2 published Friday the 8th of September and is linked from the first post.
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