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Friday, December 28, 2018

48 Hour Fabric Sale!

Fabric Sale!

My sincere thanks to everyone who buys a book or pattern, a notion or some of my fabrics through the year as it allows me to continue doing what I love.  Where would I be without you?

So....I'm having a Customer Appreciation SALE!

Visit my website and shop all of my fabric on the bolt for 20% off every print in stock!  

Saturday, December and Sunday, December 30th only!!!  Stock up and save while supplies last.

Happy Shopping and thank you all so much!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Warm Holiday Wishes!

I received a wonderful gift the other day from my friends Debbie and Ronda.  Debbie made me a new Deck The Halls quilt and Ronda quilted it for me.  It was their Christmas gift to me.  
The three quilts in my Tokens of the Past: Yuletide Greetings pattern are three of the four quilts that were stolen from my booth at fall quilt market and they wanted to right the wrong by replacing it for me.  It was the perfect gift!  (No sign or word of the stolen goods so far)

There are so many good people in this world, and while bad things sometimes happen to all of us, many more good things happen than bad.  Especially during this Christmas celebration, it's important to remember Good Will Toward Men and Women!  Thank you Debbie and Ronda for your very special gift!

Wishing you and your family a 
Very Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Fussy Cut Template Winner

My thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on my new Fussy Cut templates!  

As promised, the randomly chosen winner is...

Nettie, who said......

I can't tell you how many times in the past 20 yrs. I have needed these fussy cut templates! I love to center a special motif or saying on some of my quilt blocks. Happy Holidays and thanks so much for the very special drawing!!!

Congratulations, Nettie!  Please email your mailing address to Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com.

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to comment.  I read them all and enjoyed them.  

Click here to order a set for your Christmas stocking or for Santa to give to you....wink, wink!

Besides preparing for Christmas, and the usual work of filling orders and such, I'm working on several new quilt designs.  There are two new fabric lines in the works and several more planned for next year.  It definitely keeps me out of trouble!!  

While we are all so busy at this time of year, I try to find a little "me" time each day to sew something for myself as it makes me a much happier person.   You, too? 

Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

NEW! Fussy Cutting Templates

Heartspun Quilts Fussy Cutting Template Set 
While I was working on The Circa 1880 Nine Patch quilt, I cut lots and lots of fussy cut motifs for the blocks.  I love the surprises fussy cutting gives, especially in such a scrappy quilt!
This is what I was using to fussy cut my motifs.  Yeah....it works, but not well.  I didn't always get the motifs centered correctly because the ruler lines make it difficult to see.   Over and over again, I wished I had a clear template showing an unobstructed view of the fabric I wanted to cut.  
As they say.....necessity is the mother of invention!  

I designed what I think are the perfect fussy cut templates!  Each template will cut two sizes of motifs.  In the sample above, the full template size cuts a 3 1/2 inch finished square.  The inset square cuts a 1 3/4 inch finished square.  I deliberately made the inset lines very faint so as not to obscure the view of the larger motif.  I love it!!
For the larger motif, using the full template, center the design and cut the fabric on all four sides of the template (white arrows.)
For the smaller size, center the design in the inset square (white arrows.)  Make the first two cuts on the right and top of the template. 
Turn the fabric around and align the cut edge with the dashed seam allowance lines on the inset square (red arrows.)  Finish cutting the square (white arrows.) 

 I created six different templates that cut twelve different size fussy cut motifs:

1 inch and 1/2 inch squares
2 inch and 3/4 inch squares
3 inch and 1 1/2 inch squares
3 1/2 inch and 1 3/4 inch squares
4 inch and 2 1/4 inch squares
5 inch and 2 1/2 inch squares

Instructions, with color photos, is included in the set.

To celebrate the debut of my new Fussy Cut Template set, I'm giving away a set to one lucky winner!

Leave a comment on my blog by midnight, Friday, December 7th and I'll randomly choose a winner.  Please include your email so I can notify you.  

To be fair to everyone, do not email your comment.  Only blog comments are eligible. 

If you can't wait....or need a Christmas gift for yourself (your hubby will appreciate the hint!) or a special quilting friend, the Fussy Cut Templates are in stock and ready to ship today!!

I hope you're enjoying the holiday season so far.  Our home decorating is nearly complete.  I started to do some shopping but stopped because we've been busy preparing to ship Mrs. Miller's Apprentice patterns to quilt shops as the BOM begins in January.  

I still can't believe it's DECEMBER!!!   Stay cozy under a quilt...or two....or three!