New Magazine Quilt, quilt as you go lap quilt

Simply Vintage Winter 2020 Is Now Available

Another Quiltmania publication is now available!

I have a lap quilt & a table runner in this issue!

Simplify is a quilt-as-you-go lap quilt.

The adorable runner can also be made

quilt-as-you-go.

When I designed & made this,

I let the appliqué stitch also be the quilting.

If you look closely you’ll see clouds in the sky.

They add quilting in those areas.

I know clever, right? lol

Although this quilt is an earlier pattern of mine,

I think it speaks to these times right now.

It’s definitely the time to simplify life, now!

Stay home & stay safe.

Spend the holidays not sharing COVID

so we can enjoy many more holidays together, please!

Find Simply Vintage on newsstands now or

at Quiltmania by clicking here.

Something I love about Quiltmania magazines

is that they’re so much more than just a magazine.

Simply Vintage #37

  • Feature: Amana Colonies, Iowa
  • Meet Els Feteris, designer of Bobbin
  • More than 15 projects

It’s available in digital download too.

No need to leave the house!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Christmas Sewing, New Magazine Quilt

Simply Moderne Issue #23 Is Now Available

Another Quiltmania publication is available today!

Yes, I’m a fan of this magazine family

&

I have 2 quilts in this issue!

Sharing My Joy

is a quilt-as-you-go table runner.

How cute this will look on your Christmas table!

It will also look great on your friend’s door or wall.

&

Through The Pines

is a quilt-as-you-go lap or wall quilt.

Wrap yourself in Christmas spirit this year

& for many years to come!

If you already have my new Tiny Tree Template set,

you will have these tiny trees made in no time

& have a snugly Christmas quilt

to enjoy all those Christmas movies during this holiday season!

Find Simply Modern Issue #23 on newsstands now or

at Quiltmania by clicking here.

If you’d like the optional Tiny Tree Template Set

it can be found on my website by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…for Christmas!

Susan

Applique quilt projects, Dresden Plate Quilt, My Life, New quilt pattern

Does Freezer Paper Appliqué Scare Or Excite You?

If freezer paper appliqué scares you,

you should know that you’re not alone!

I used to be one of those people,

but the experience of making the centers of little Dresden plates

has changed all of that for me.

I now – LOVE – freezer paper appliqué.

& I think I’ve gotten pretty good at it.

Practice is the only real solution to this obstacle.

Practice easy techniques using the best tools available.

I now find it to be very easy & I love the challenge &

the self satisfaction that comes with each completed project.

That’s the best advice that I can offer you,

that & show you those easy techniques.

Sit back & view these images & short videos & also

go to my Instagram for more short videos that I made just for you!

First use the Apliquick bars to cover the freezer paper shapes. It’s a little different for the round shapes vs. a straight edge & point. You can see the differences in these 2 vidoes.

After the appliqué shapes are made

glue them onto the background fabric.

Stitch them with the tiny blind hem stitch that I use,

or use your favorite appliqué stitch by machine or by hand.

The threads should match the appliqué shape being stitched down,

not the background fabric.

Next you’ll need to CAREFULLY cut slits behind each shape

so the freezer paper templates can be removed.

Use sharp serrated scissors for best results.

With a white cloth, generously wet the shapes.

It’s only necessary to wet the applique shapes.

No need to get the whole block wet.

Let the piece sit for a few minutes

until the glue has a chance to release the paper.

A gentle pull on opposite sides of each shape

will release the paper from the stitches.

If the paper doesn’t easily release,

it’s probably not wet enough.

I’m loving Jen Kingwell’s newest line,

Winkipop by Moda.

I hope that I’m changing your mind about trying freezer paper applique.

It truly is worth the effort!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

New Christmas Quilt Patterns, New Magazine Quilt

QUILTmania Issue 140 Is Now Available

Are you a fan of QUILTmania like I am?

The newest issue, November – December 2020

is now on sale

& I have a quilt pattern within its pages.

Lollipop Tree is a cute little quilt that you can treat yourself or a friend to this Christmas season & for many Christmas seasons to come! Actually you could probably make one for you & a friend if you set your mind to it.

 

 

Of course it has Tiny Dresden plates!

The paper template is included in the magazine, but if you’re like me & prefer to cut around plastic templates & don’t have one yet, you can find them on my website here.

Their magazines are always loaded with lots of quilts, exhibits & other quilt stuff to drool over! Look what’s included in this issue:

In your November-December 2020 issue:

Your quilts and patchwork projects with patterns and explanations:

  • Mystery Quilt, Final Part by Sarah Maxwell
  • Forest by Maria Tamaokoa
  • Christmas Sunshine, from the private collection of Carol Veillon
  • Le Faux Jumeau by Renée Ferré
  • Oiseaux et Couronnes by Michèle Beugnon
  • Lollipop Tree by Susan R. Marth
  • Ho ho ho ! by Anne Sutton

I know you’ll love all the other projects included in the issue too, so look for it now on newsstands or order it directly today.

http://www.quiltmania-inc.us/

& find them on social media here:

If you are not yet a friend, it would be great if you would join:

https://www.facebook.com/quiltmaniainc/

https://www.instagram.com/quiltmaniainc/

https://pinterest.com/quiltmaniainc/

Are you sewing for Christmas now?

What are you sewing?

Share your quilting projects on my FB group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

A Giveaway!, Blog hop

#SewPINK Winner

Thanks for participating in our #SewPINK blog hop!

More than anything I hope we’re encouraging everyone to not put off your breast cancer screening.

Our winner is:

Lee!

I’ve emailed you the $30 coupon code

to use at #ByAnnie.com

If you didn’t received that email,

please let me know.

For more fun & great prizes

please visit the remaining participants listed below

through the month of October,

breast cancer month.

 Oct. 1 (Thur):Mister Domestic

 Oct. 5 (Mon)Sewfinity

 Oct. 7 (Wed)Great Heron Thread

 Oct. 9 (Friday)Knot and Thread

 Oct. 12 (Mon):Snuggles Quilts

 Oct. 14 (Wed)A Bright Corner

 Oct. 16 (Fri)Suzn Quilts

 Oct. 19 (Mon)HUGS’N KISSES

 Oct. 20 (Tues)Sallie Tomato

 Oct. 22 (Thur)Masterpiece Quilting,Nancy Scott

 Oct. 23 (Fri)Meadow Mist Designs

 Oct. 26 (Mon):LoveYouSew

 Oct. 27 (Tue)Teresa Coates

 Oct. 31 (Sat)Sookie Sews of Sue O’Very Designs

 

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection and support for those affected by breast cancer. 

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit: https://www.ByAnnie.com/SewPINK

To find screenings available near you: 

To donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit: https://give.bcrf.org/give/31404/#!/donation/checkout

Just Keep Screening & Sewing…

Susan

Blog hop

My #SewPINK Initiative Day

Welcome!

We all have many family members & friends that have experienced breast cancer. Due to cancer research, many of them thankfully are survivors! Best chances of survival are to catch it early. Please don’t be afraid of having screening done. It’s not fun, but it’s definitely not that bad. I’ve been having intrusive screening every year since my early 30’s because of family history. It hasn’t stopped me from going every year anyway! In my experience the staff are always very thoughtful & caring. If you’ve had a bad experience, go somewhere else! If you’re nervous, take a friend to wait with you if possible. Just get it done.

Would you like to make a sweet little quilt for a dear friend that may be going through treatments now or maybe is a breast or other cancer survivor?

Maybe you just want to make a cute little quilt?

I designed this “pink” quilt for those of us that don’t want the constant reminder of cancer, but instead, love.

Just a couple of Mini Dresden plates,

a few flowers and a few spools.

I enjoyed making this sweet little quilt &

Tamara did an awesome job quilting it!

I love the way the light catches all those beautiful feathers.

It’s available now on my website in both printed and PDF versions.

I also have a limited number of fabric kits available there too.

 

We believe breast cancer awareness is important all year,

and although we emphasize it in October

(Breast Cancer Awareness Month),

our continuous goal is to provide resources and awareness year-round.

Please visit these other blogs for more pink fun & also to donate.

 Oct. 1 (Thur):Mister Domestic

 Oct. 5 (Mon)Sewfinity

 Oct. 7 (Wed)Great Heron Thread

 Oct. 9 (Friday)Knot and Thread

 Oct. 12 (Mon):Snuggles Quilts

 Oct. 14 (Wed)A Bright Corner

 Oct. 16 (Fri)Suzn Quilts

 Oct. 19 (Mon)HUGS’N KISSES

 Oct. 20 (Tues)Sallie Tomato

 Oct. 22 (Thur)Masterpiece Quilting,Nancy Scott

 Oct. 23 (Fri)Meadow Mist Designs

 Oct. 26 (Mon):LoveYouSew

 Oct. 27 (Tue)Teresa Coates

 Oct. 31 (Sat)Sookie Sews of Sue O’Very Designs

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection and support for those affected by breast cancer. 

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit: https://www.ByAnnie.com/SewPINK

To find screenings available near you: 

To donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit: https://give.bcrf.org/give/31404/#!/donation/checkout

For a chance to win a $30 coupon

to use at #ByAnnie.com

just leave me a comment on this blog post.

(If you’re seeing this on my FB page,

please go to the post here to comment.)

The drawing will take place Monday October 19th.

Just Keep Screening & Sewing…

Susan

fall quilts, Halloween quilts

Got Your October On?

One thing I’ve always enjoyed about the changing seasons

is changing some decorations in our home.

Whether you decorate for Halloween or go straight to fall

I have lots of quilts that are fun to sew &

make your home feel inviting year after year.

Some include some Tiny Dresdens…

Turkey, anyone?

A cute scare?

I LOVE this pillow made from my BOO pattern!

My latest Halloween pattern.

My latest fall pattern.

A friendly scarecrow.

A fall quilt that can be incorporated into a larger quilt if you’re so inclined.

Table runner, small quilt &

a small pumpkin for towels

or whatever else needs a pumpkin.

& one of my favorites, Signs of Autumn.

I hope I’ve whetted your sewing appetite!

These& more can all be found on my website, SuznQuilts.com.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

finding a box of Thin Mints that I hid away!

I received several boxes for Mother’s Day

& knew I’d appreciate them even more at a later date.

It’s a later date

& we have plenty of milk!!!

FYI I only brought out 1 roll, shhhhhhhh…..

Someone else around here likes them even more than I do

& they were my gift!

Hope you’re having a great day!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Giveaway!, Dresden Plate Quilt, New Pattern Sample

New Pattern Give-Away Winner

 

Thanks for your comments!

Since I posted this give-away on multiple platforms

I decided I needed to go old school with the drawing.

Names in a bowl, lol!

I couldn’t draw just 1!

Rhonda Colton & Cynthia Holman,

please email me (SuznQuilts@aol.com)

with your preference of either

Dresden Pumpkins or

Tiny Witch Hats

& I also need your mailing address.

If you didn’t win & want to sew these cute little quilts

you can find them along with the templates on my website here.

Just Keep sewing…

Susan

 

Dresden Plate Quilt, New Pattern Sample

New Pattern, Tiny Witch Hats

Get ready for Halloween with this fun little quilt that not only uses

my Mini Dresden Plate Template,

but also my Tiny Tree Template Set!

Do you see how the hats are my tiny trees,

but instead of a tree trunk I added a brim?

I know, pretty clever…

I used a Halloween charm pack,

but you can use your favorite Halloween fabrics.

There are paper templates in the pattern,

& if you already have the templates you’re set,

but if not they’re available on my website here.

The pattern is available here on my website in both paper & PDF versions.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan