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Tiny Halloween Quilts

Is Candy Corn Sampler too daunting a project for you?

Perhaps you’d like a Tiny (Dresden plate) Halloween quilt???

All of these patterns are small & use my Tiny Dresden Plate Template.

Both these quilts display perfectly on the 6 x 6 Scroll Frame,

which can be found on my website by clicking here.

BOO is one of my favorite Halloween patterns!

BOO makes a great workshop!

I love this pillow that I made from my BOO pattern!

These two are new.

Tiny With Chats doesn’t use Tiny Dresden Plate Template, but instead uses Mini Dresden Plate & Tiny Tree Template Set.

All of these Halloween patterns & more

can be found on my website by clicking here.

I hope you find one that you would like to sew up!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

1 More Day ‘Til The Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along…

Just 1 more day until we start the Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along.

Are your tools ready?

Sunflower Block

My best friends when making Tiny & Mini Dresden plates,

or in this case flowers, are my Apliquick tools.

Many tools are available for lovely applique,

but none that I’ve found fit my needs better than these.

They make perfect points on stars.

They make perfect circles for eyes too!

Making 6 circles makes me smile!


Mummy block

Can you say that about your current applique method???

I can!

If you need help with those, you’ve come to the right spot.

You can click here to watch me make a circle with the Apliquick Bars.

All of the tools that I use for making prefect little Dresden plates & mummies & candy corns.. are found on my notions page by clicking here.

Don’t forget, you can still purchase a kit from Needl’ Love by

clicking here.

They have backing kits available as well.

The pattern is ready for purchase in both PDF & paper form by clicking here.

Get ready to sew with us starting tomorrow, October 1st!

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, you should join so you can see & share pics of this & my previous quilt-alongs too. You can find it by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

Let’s Get Ready For The Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along…

Just 2 more days until we start the Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along.

Are you ready?

There are a few things that I like to do before starting a quilt with many different fabrics and one is organizing the fabrics that I plan to use.

In case you don’t know this about me,

the more fabrics I can add to a quilt, the happier I am!

Candy Corn Sampler has 26 different fabrics!

All are designed by the talented Reneé Nanneman of Needl’ Love for Andover fabrics.

Many are Hootenanny prints, several are Acorn Harvest prints & 2 more background fabrics are also Needl’ Love prints.

You can purchase a kit with these same fabrics from Needl’ Love by

clicking here.

They have backing kits available as well.

Because I like to use lots of fabrics in my quilts, organization is key.

One way to be sure that I get a lot of variety across the quilt is to make the fabrics visible so I don’t forget to use some of them & use others too many times.

I’ve come up with an easy system that’s so cute in my sewing room.

Tiny hangers!

I hang them in my sewing room on my curtain rods.

Organization is fun!
Little fabric closet!
Tiny 4″ hanger

As you may have guessed, you can find these on my website by clicking here.

The pattern is ready for purchase in both PDF & paper form by clicking here.

Like all of my patterns, paper templates are included,

but my plastic templates make the cutting so much faster & more accurate!

Candy Corn Sampler takes advantage of 3 of my plastic templates:

Mini Dresden Plate#186
Tiny Dresden Plate #216
Tiny Tree Template Set #286.

Where are the trees in Candy corn Sampler you might ask?

Nope, there are no trees in this quilt, but you will want the Tiny Tree Template Set because there are lots of candy corns and that’s what I used to make them!

In case you don’t have experience with using plastic templates, they make your cutting so much more accurate & you can stack 8 layers of fabric to cut 8 pieces at once!

That’s why they’re great to have.

Order your pattern by clicking here.

Order 1, 2 or all 3 templates by clicking here.

Get ready to sew with us starting October 1st!

Every year you’ll have a cute quilt to hang for Halloween.
Sorry, cute baby not included! You will however probably see lots of pics of Emma along the way!

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, you should join so you can see & share pics of this & my previous quilt-alongs too. You can find it by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

Just One Week Until The Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along Begins!

The pattern is ready for purchase in both PDF & paper form by clicking here.

As always, the pattern has paper templates,

but my plastic templates make the cutting so much faster & accurate!

If you don’t already have them you can find them by clicking here.

Need’l Love has these beautiful kits

& backing kits ready for order as well by clicking here.

Every other day I’ll be introducing a step in the pattern &

I’ll have pics of tips & tricks to show you how easy each block is.

Order your pattern & kit today to be ready to sew October 1st!

Every year you’ll have a cute quilt to hang for Halloween.
Sorry, cute baby not included!

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, you should join so you can see & share pics of this & my previous quilt-alongs too. You can find it by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

My Life

Candy Corn Sampler Quilt-Along Coming October 1, 2021!

Emma*, my adorable, new, first grand baby & I would like to say, Hello!

(*Sorry baby not included with pattern purchase… lol

but you’ll probably be seeing a few pics of her too)

I’m excited to finally announce that it’s time to order your

pattern & fabric kit today for my month-long

Candy Corn Sampler Quilt

quilt-long starting October 1st!

This brand new sampler quilt will be the star right here the entire month of October.

I’ve broken down the pattern to help you concentrate on 1 small area of the quilt

every other day,

so when Halloween arrives you’ll have this adorable quilt to celebrate the season for years to come.

The pattern is ready for purchase in both PDF & paper form by clicking here.

As always, paper templates are included in the pattern,

but my plastic templates make the cutting so much faster & accurate!

If you don’t already have them you can find them by clicking here.

Reneé Nanneman of Need’l Love has these beautiful kits

& backing kits ready for order as well by clicking here.

Every other day, the entire month of October,

I’ll be introducing a step in the pattern.

I’ll have pics of tips & tricks to show you how easy each block is.

But hey, if you’re like me,

you can buy the pattern today &

just start sewing & have it done by October 1st!

Your call!

See how I’ve used my Tiny Tree Template set #286 to make fast & easy candy corn blocks?
I’ve used freezer paper for machine appliqué, but you can choose your favorite method.
Apliquick Bars are my best friend for making perfect appliqué shapes.
Make them yours too!
Appliqué is a snap with the right tools, tips & practice!
Learn a fun way to make a frayed mummy.
Ever sew on buttons with your sewing mahcine?

Order your pattern & kit today to be ready to sew October 1st!

If you’re not already a member of my Sewing With Susan Facebook group, you should join so you can see & share pics of this & my previous quilt-alongs too. You can find it by clicking here to join.

Just Keep Sewing…

It’s going to be sew fun!!!

Susan (& my new associate, Emma)

Applique quilt projects, My Life, New quilt pattern

National Quilting Day 2021

Today is National Quilting Day!

What does this mean?

In my sewing room,

any day that ends in “y” is a quilting day, you?

On this “National Quilting Day”

I thought I’d give you a peak

at my very favorite of the new patterns

I’ve been working on

the past several months.

I showed you a few sneak peeks last fall when I was creating it, remember?

It’s the perfect spring quilt with these Winkipop fabrics

by Jen Kingwell for Moda.

I used freezer paper applique steps,

but you can use your favorite.

Having the right tools is key to

“Having Fun In Your Sewing Room”

which I can teach you & your friends

when you have me over for a workshop & lecture!

Dresdens In The Park is full of my favorite little Dresden plates.

Both my Tiny & Mini Dresden plate templates

are used in this pattern

& you probably already own them by now,

but no worries if you don’t

because the paper templates are included the pattern.

Easy & fun!

I put Dresdens In The Park on my website this morning.

You can purchase the PDF & start working on it today,

this National Quilting Day,

or you can pre-order the paper version

& I’ll ship it to you as soon as it’s available!

I hope you have fun in your sewing room today!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

My Life, Quilt Show

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2021

I’m a sponsor &

I’ll have a pretty booth at the

2021 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!

You should plan to attend!

Registration is now open with lots of classes & lectures.

My lecture, Having Fun In Your Sewing Room,

is scheduled for Thursday evening at 5:00.

So, when your legs are tired,

you can sit & enjoy my tips for getting lots done in your sewing room.

Registration is now open.

There will be many beautiful quilts in the judged show

& lots of vendors.

This is Clare & me in our booth at their last show in 2019.

Our booth will be full of brand new quilts!

My photographer just finished shooting 25 new ones today!

Can’t wait to show you all my new patterns.

It’s such a nice show.

Very close, free parking & reasonably priced hotels right there.

If you live in the St. Louis area,

it’s less than a 4 hour drive straight down Hwy. 70 to KC.

Then it’s right off the interstate.

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66211

Come see us!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan