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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