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Mar 22, 2017


Mar 22, 2017
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Thank you for the amazing response on the HOOP QUILTS Pattern.  I cannot wait to see what you do with it.  There are so many possibilities!

If you want to make your own Hoop Quilt, check out the Pattern Shop.  Today is the LAST DAY of the Intro SALE!  

Regular price is $12.  Shop today during the release sale and get your copy for $8.  $8.00!
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Mar 17, 2017

HOOP QUILTS Pattern Day + GiveAway

Mar 17, 2017
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HOOP QUILTS Day has finally arrived... break out of the BLOCK!
Quick, inexpensive, different, ROUND and super fun.

They are taking the world by storm!
Well, not really.  They're quite polite actually.

Hoop Quilts are sweet round minis, made with love and a little spunk.  And they want to be displayed pretty much anywhere you can possibly think of.  Sewing room? Yes please.  Bedrooms? For sure. Tiny hallway? Absolutely! Hoop Quilts fit perfectly in just about any space.

I plan on sneaking one into our bathroom downstairs and seeing how long it takes my husband to notice.  ;)
Want to make one?
Here's what you need to know.

The Hoop Quilts Pattern (today releasing as a PDF download, Printed Pattern coming in a few weeks) includes:

*detailed step-by-step instructions
*full color photos and diagrams
*full scale templates
*links to video tutorials for additional help (if you want/need it - check out the Hoop Wrapping Video)

*Charm pack or Scrap Friendly

*instructions provided for 3 different sizes
(Hoops Quilts can be made with 12", 18" or 23" size large quilting hoops.)

*Add as much quilting as you like (none, hand or machine) - quilt top is fused to fusible fleece for body

I found my hoops at Hobby Lobby - they regularly carry those 3 sizes from Darice.  The largest one (23") is $6.99 and I used a 40% coupon.  So $4.20 for the largest size hoop isn't too shabby.  The other hoops are $5.99 (18") and $1.99 (12") full price.
The idea for Hoop Quilts came to me as I dedicated myself to finishing a long time wip embroidery sampler.  I was stitching in the hoop for months this fall.  Of course, I wanted to quilt in the hoop too.  That's IT I thought!  Ditch the block - and quilt in the ROUND.  The designs used in the pattern are built on basics.  Half-square triangles that end up in a circular "block".  It's a simple and stunning way to display favorite fabrics and embellish them with big stitches.
The largest of the hoops, shown above, is my absolute favorite.  I loooooove the two-tone look of the outside khaki fabric.  The little arrows in the darker print are a fab way to accent this piece.  I *might* have added them to the lighter khaki solid too.  

The fabrics used for all 3 hoops could not be any more PERFECT.  These beautiful saturated colors all come from Me+You Fabrics (Hoffman) and are Indah Batiks and Solids.  I started with a Warm Indah Batik FQ bundle (coming this spring) and added a couple aquas from the Honest hexagon precut I had in my stash.  These modern batik prints speak straight to my tone-on-tone lovin' heart.

If you want to get started on your own Hoop Quilt, check out the Pattern Shop.  The pattern is ON SALE today thru Wednesday, March 22, 2017 ONLY.  

Regular price is $12.  Shop today during the release sale and get your copy for $8.  $8.00!

I've prepped a special surprise giveaway just for you.  To celebrate the RELEASE of the HOOP QUILTS pattern, I have cut 3 custom 5" square charm sets of the Me+You Warm Indah Batiks I used in these samples to GIVEAWAY to you!  This FQ bundle is not yet available in shops.  I cut these prints just for you..  I'm giving away 2 here on the blog - 1 on Instagram.

If you would like a chance to win this super exclusive 5" square set, enter the giveaway below. (Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:59pm).  

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Mar 15, 2017

Hoop Quilts Video Tutorial: How to Wrap a Hoop

Mar 15, 2017
Pin It HOOP DAY is almost here!  Thanks so much for your excitement to see Hoop Quilts... Minis in the round are coming soon.  Soon as in FRIDAY  :)

With encouragement from you, I took the leap and gave a video tutorial a whirl.  It shows how I wrap the hoops for the Hoop Quilts and frame them up.  It's not hard at all - but I thought it may be helpful for you to see it in action before you try it.

PSST....This is a SUPER SNEAK PEEK at the samples I made for the pattern.

Check out the video tutorial "Hoop Quilts: How to Wrap a Hoop".... please, go easy on me guys!  This is my first video ever from my home studio.  It was quite the learning experience... with lots of duct tape and other debacles.

Get ready for Hoop Quilts!
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017.
WHAT:  HOOP Quilts PDF Pattern
WHERE:  right here! in the Pattern Shop

NEWSLETTER SPECIAL:  There will be a special coupon ONLY for subscribers to my newsletter.  Insiders in the know.  (You can sign up here now - it's not too late to get in on the goods.)

EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY: Be sure to check back here on Friday, not only for all the details on the Hoop Quilts Pattern, but also for your chance to enter a super-exclusive giveaway!

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