New Sizzix dies in the store! June 25 2017, 0 Comments

Varied Triangle die SIZZIX : Works on the BOG shot and Big Shot Plus and the Big Shot PRO machine

 

Hi everyone! It's been a crazy week, and then I got sick on the first day of summer! What is up with that?? I'm still coughing and droopy but hoping my head clears before I jump on a plane to Milwaukee Tuesday, for the day!  I'm heading over to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a meeting, and turning around and flying straight home in time to pick up my daughter from the airport! She has been in Colorado, taking care of wolves!  Yes, you heard that correct! A community service trip to care for wolves on wolf preserve...I think she has had a blast...If the photo tells me anything!

 

 

 

So while I am stuff here coughing away at home, MY new SIZZIX dies are now in the shop!  Totally Trees, Diamond Point, and Varied Triangle So grab them quick as I only have three of each of my dies...  BTW, I have all my dies in the website and in the store, if you come to visit, but note:

 

SUMMER HOURS: 

We are closed weekends for  JULY AND AUGUST

Monday - Thursday 10-1pm   and Friday 12-6pm

 

 

Totally Trees: Works on the Big Shot Plus and the Big Shot PRO machine

 

Diamond Point Sizzix die : Works on the Big Shot Plus and the Big Shot PRO machine

 

 Grab those dies! :-)  

 

 

In the meantime, I 'm going to take a nap, even if it's 5:05 pm.... achoo!


Totally Trees Sizzix Die! May 20 2017, 0 Comments


 

We are having a whole lot of fun at Spring Quilt Market! It's always fun to realize the new work that we've been sitting on for ages!  Now we can all play with new toys! haha!

The last of my three dies is TOTALLY TREES!  Simple shapes great for scrap busting to make these darling trees in various sizes.... 

I've been having a lot of fun playing with positive negative space,

 and making scrap quits as well!

 

Using the same die to whip through my scrap bins to make this adorable new pillow for my couch...  I hope you've enjoyed seeing the new Sizzix dies!

 

Be sure to visit my website, as we now have my line of dies listed at the website.

click here  *Limited stock available

The NEWEST dies will be available in June!

 

 

 

You don't want to miss out seeing Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts on Fresh Quilting, staring today! 😉Get all the details on this new episode here: 
---> http://www.sizzix.com/blog/catch-victoria-findlay-wolfe-on-fresh-quilting/


To market, to market! May 13 2017, 0 Comments

 

It's that time of year again! Spring Quilt Market starts this week!  This is the Industry Trade Show, (not for public) for buyers buying for their Quilt related shops!  All the new products that are newly released that you will soon be seeing on the store shelves.

 

Each market I have three new Sizzix Dies that release for the Quilting market.

 

Sizzix is a 40 year old company. Remember in elementary schools all the die cuts of letters and flowers?  Ellison Corp. is the parent company... They have been doing die cutting for a long time.

 

Sizzix has three different size machines.

Big Shot,  -- uses 6" dies

Big Shot Plus,  -- uses 6" and 9" dies

and the

Big shot Pro.-- uses 6" , 9" and 12" dies

 

We cut 8 layers of fabric at a time.  (Accuquilt cuts 6)

 

I design for all machines sizes... By mostly they fall in the 6" and 9" platforms... which gives you over 80 dies to use on the two smaller machines!...and....

 

You can ALSO use Accuquilt dies in Sizzix machines using a "Go adapter pad" that is a shim to make up for the thinness of there die.

 

Because our dies are thicker, Sizzix dies do not work in Accuquilt. (we cut 8 layers, they cut 6)  

So that gives you even more die options to use on your Sizzix...

 


IF YOU ARE GOING to Market:  Myself, and Jenny Doan are doing our "Schoolhouse" session together as we both design for Sizzix. Please come see us: Room #265, at 4:40 – 5:10 Thursday

 

 

One of my new dies (which will be in stores in JUNE)  is the Varied Triangle die! 

 How cute is this quilt? Three shapes, makes this amazing quilt. The instructions for this quilt is in the packaging of the die.

 

The possibilities are endless for design! 

The Heart quilt below is ALSO made using this die! All in color placement!

 

 

 

Each day this coming week, I will be showing you my new Sizzix dies, Fabrics lines and (info on my New book Modern Quilt Magic preorder now! !) that will be in stores sometime this year...

 

We are adding my other Sizzix dies to the website this coming week. Stay tuned!!

 

 

Be sure to visit vfwquilts.com for all the new goodies! 

Thunder Struck has been super popular this week!


QuiltCon Booth HOP! February 15 2017, 2 Comments

 

 

 

YAY!!! QuiltCon is coming soon!

 

I am hosting a QUILTCON BOOTH HOP with my other companies that I design for!

Included in the HOP is:

 

JUKI Booth 405

MARCUS FABRICS / STUDIO 37 FABRICS Booth 549

SIZZIX Booth 324

AURIFIL Booth 1056

VFW QUILTS! Booth 338

 

 

So how does a BOOTH HOP work?  

1. Stop by any of Booths on this list to pick up a Postcard. 

2.Visit each participating booth.

3. Collect a Stamp from each on the back side fo the post card.

4. Fill out the contact section, and drop off at your last booth you visit on the list.

 

At the end of QuiltCon, one Luck winner will be going home with a $1,000 of VFW Quilts prizes! You do not need to be present win. We will contact you and it will be announced here.

 

$1,000 in Prizes!!!

 

 

From AURIFL THREADS:

12wt set fresh timeless modern. And my new  50wt light Work set (releasing soon!)

 

From JUKI:

Juki HZL-LB5020 Computerized sewing machine

 

 

From Marcus Fabrics:

Full bundles of Mostly Manor and Light Work

From SIZZIX:

A Big Shot die cutting machine and flower die

 

And

 

A Signed copy of my Double Wedding Ring Book and a set of my Acrylic

Double wedding ring and Full melon templates!

 

An $1,00 dollar PRIZE PACKAGE!!!

 

So, be sure to swing by any of the booths listed above, at QuiltCon, fill your card with ALL your stamps, and turn in your lucky postcard fo your chance to win this awesome prize!

 

 

OOOOH! It's going to be so fun!!!

 

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My Hex Star Sizzix Die! May 24 2016, 1 Comment

 

 

My Videos are back!  Subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel so you don't miss the "up close and personals!"   ;-)

Hex Star!  I LOVE THIS DIE... Well, actually I love them all. I'm making several king size quilts for myself from these dies, and even another geese crossing version that I started today. It goes so quick with my Sizzix!!

 

Three machines sizes. (Think, Small, Medium and Large) 

Big Shot, ( the small machines, take the 6" dies... 

Big Shot Plus, ( medium machine) uses The small 6" dies,AND the 9" dies... 

Big Shot Plus,(the LARGE) can use ALL the dies, 6", 9", and 12" dies... 

These sizes are the WIDTH that can go through the machine.. It depends on how you want to use them... TO carry with you on retreats? Small one... 

Medium for more flexibility uses two die sizes, can still carry it with you... 

And last, the Big Shot PRO- A stay in one place machine, I'll do a video soon on them.

 

Above on the left is the BIG SHOT PLUS, all three dies shown above A 9" platform die,under my hand, and two 6" platforms dies beside that.

 

on my Right, is the Big Shot, (otherwise known as a fabi)

Uses only 6" platform dies... that 6" is what fits through the opening the machine.

 

All my Sizzix dies are available HERE.

 

 

 

OK, My HEX STAR die. You can use this die in a couple different ways, I like to design dies that give you a multitude of options!  Loving HEXIES? The star without the half rectangles, gives you just a nice big pieced hex. I have a video on making all the die shapes at my website.

 

This red and brown version is going to be king size. I already raided my friends stashes for more Reds and browns, as I depleted most of mine!  My bed.  Can't wait.  Must get busy!

 

 

But you can also square out the Hexagon to make it a block, like this one below! Isn't it so fun? I even fussy cut on my die!  Fabulous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the last minute I made up a small wall hanging, that I can hang in my kitchen... using my Yellow Leo Diamond print from Mostly Manorfor the background. Next I  dug out some favorite golds, and bright yellows to make this version. Using the half rectangle, finishes my hexes so they have a straight edge...

 

So much fun!

 

One more die to go!

 

 

All my Sizzix dies are available HERE.

 

 


My Signature Block quilt grows! May 24 2016, 0 Comments

I've been obsessed lately with big quilts, with small pieces… Last September, I started gathering signature blocks from any quilters I know… And will continue to ask for them when I teach or lecture etc…
So now I realized, I missed a bunch of people this past year that I'd like to have in my quilt...
Have you ever taken  class with me? 
...or my come to my lecture? 
or met me somewhere along the way, 
or not even met me but want to contribute a tiny block?
ha ha!
 
I'd love to get a signature block from you, for a quilt I'm making…
Pass it on, ask your quilter pals...
 cut  TWO - 1.5" X 3.5" strips
 of 
A SOLID COLOR
 
NO PRINTS OR HAND DYES PLEASE!!!!
 
Please make it this size, or I can use your block.
 
cut ONE - 1.5" X 3.5" strip 
of WHITE for signature
 
 
Sew them together, press seams open
….and sign, (fabric pen) Pigma Microns are great!
Keeping your signature at least a 1/4"
 in on the sides,
so it doesn't get cut off in the seam allowance…
 
**I am trimming these blocks down smaller, you don't have to worry about doing that.
 
THANK YOU!!!
If I came to your guild, can you ask your peeps and gather some blocks for me from the  members?
There is no deadline…. this quilt will just grow and grow…
Putting all my happy memories all in one place. :-)


NOTE:
I want to be able to use all the blocks coming in, so if your block is TOO SMALL OR TOO LARGE, I can't make it fit in the quilt…

 PLEASE NO HAND DYES!!! 
If I don't know where they are, they will bleed all over the quilt!  
NO cherrywoods, NO hand dyes…

***If you do not have a solid color, 
just send me the white strip 1.5" by 3.5" long, with your signature, 
and I can add the solid. 

Thank you! The quilt is looking so great so far!!!

Big Diamond, Little Diamond! in SHOP now! May 25 2015, 0 Comments

I cut this quilt out Sunday morning, using two of my Acrylic diamond templates. My small Diamond, that makes 4 different sizes..Here I just used the Full small template, Four of them, make one of my LARGE diamond templates... So the two together, give you many fun options for PLAYING!

 

 SMALL DIAMOND ( CLICK)

I LOVE a star quilt! Having larger shapes in acrylic templates allows to play with my made fabric, and design within the shape!  This diamond makes 4 different sizes of stars, with corner squares and quarter triangles marked on the template, for reference.  Finished Size of the largest size Star is 21.5"

 

The small diamond was used to make this wall hanging...

 

 

LARGE DIAMOND: ( CLICK)

I LOVE a BIG star quilt! It's nice to have options! Having larger shapes in acrylic templates allows to play with my made fabric, and design within the shape! Corner squares and quarter triangles cutting instructions are marked on the template, for reference.  Finished Size of the largest size Star is 41"

 

 

MIX the TWO templates together to come up with your own unique designs! PLAY!

 

 

 

One day I will get back to finishing my liberty stars.... But for today, I'm off to finish my Memorial Day quilt!

 

Visit my shop for more QUILTY PLAY THINGS!!

 

 


Sizzix Mini wave die May 25 2015, 0 Comments

 

The Next Sizzix Die is the MINI WAVE. You may recall I also had a large wave last fall... 

Well, to fill the demand and requests, I went small on the wave as well...

each wave piece is about 4 "X 4/34"

 

For scale... See my samples below...

;-)

Little, cute, and oh so sweet!

 

 

 

Shown two ways to sew together for different effects....

 

 

 

Instead of flip flopping the shape, Here I sewed the curves together to make columns, then sewed the strips together...  Picking out the solids was so much fun!

 

I made this baby quilt for a gift, using the Mini wave as "leaves" on this tiny sprout quilt...

 

 

And lastly, I cut my pieces then trimmed off the end to give them a straight edge. That way I can add the mini wave as a scallop, around my Basket quilts!  (which is made with my pies & points die, that I will to show you next!)

 

So many fun projects....

 

ALSO NEW!

I have a new large set of 50 Wt Thread with Aurifil, Called Full Circle Stitching!  Thread for piecing, and free motion quilting, in a fun variety of colors and a few basics to inspire your quilting PLAY!

 

I need to go photograph the colors!  Next post, promise...