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I have decided to end the Paid Memberships Program and just go with the Points Program. If you are a paid member, you signed up for a lifetime membership and are no longer paying for memberships. I am not really making any money from new memberships so it does not make sense to keep that part of my business going. Instead, membership is going to be point based. I do not plan to change this again. My income will be from sales of Paper Bead Rollers, downloads for people who don't want to be a member, books I publish in the future on Amazon, templates and template bundles, ads on the site and YouTube revenue.

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Daily Update - March 5, 2022

 

I am still working on Inventory. I want to make enough inventory ahead so that I can concentrate more on making quilt blocks, quilts, videos and other projects, over the spring and summer.

Coming Soon!

I have just ordered a specially made custom die to make Pre-Cut Strips! The size of these strips is the same size I use to make the stabilizer beads for the adjustable length paper bead rollers. 3/8" at the wide end, 1/8" at the narrow end and 8.5" long. I will be using this die to cut the stabilizer beads and also paper bead strips you can purchase! Just think, the strips will be die cut so all of them in the package will be exactly the same size. I plan to not only offer them in different types of paper but also stiffened cotton fabric! If they sell well, I may order another die for another size Pre-Cut strip. Are you interested? Let me know what size you would like. Please use the Contact Us button at the top of the page. Do not be afraid to send me an email. It will generate an email you can send to me from your own email account. It will not have a form on the page like it used to have.

What am I Doing?

Quilt as You Piece Block

I am working on a series of Quilt Block Videos done in the Quilt as You Piece method. When I am done, there should be 30 quilt blocks that I will then put together with sashing in between the blocks. I do plan to make a video of putting the quilt together. This is the primary way I make quilts.


The quilt in the photo is the front of the quilt block, the back is the same pattern, just different fabrics. The patterns and materials list are on the site as well, the same day I post the video I make for each block. The very first block, Five Strip Rail Fence is free for everyone, no points needed and no membership needed. Most of the rest of the blocks for this quilt will be for Members. You can get them with points or for $1.99 each or as a Gold member, you will not need to redeem points or pay anything for the PDF files.

Oh My Goodness! I have an Accuquilt Go Big Electric Die cutter! I am now also an affliate for Accuquilt. I have placed Ads for Accuquilt on every page across the site. If you click on them and decide to make a purchase with the links, I do get a small commission from your purchase.

If you are interested in knowing about the Accuquilt die cutting system, you can check it out at this link: Accuquilt Web Site. This is a referral link. If you buy anything at their web site, with this link, you will get 20% off of your purchase and I get a discount as well!

Featured Pattern

Today's Featured Pattern

This pattern is Free on March 5th only.

This pencil cup is made with a simple file pattern. So simple in fact, that a chart is not required for this. It starts out as a basic circle, then each round is done in straight basic filet with a touch of filled in filet half way up to the top. The work is secured with a row of gathering stitches through the last round to keep it in place.

Filet Pencil Cup

Featured Bead Sheet

Today's Featured Bead Sheet

This bead sheet is Not Free.

Make beads from this bead sheet for jewelry to be worn during USA holiday celebrations like Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, presidents week etc... Combine the beads with clear faceted crystals or white glass pearls for a very festive look.

Patriotic Reflections

Recent Video


Recent Addition!

Recent Addition

This is the 24th quilt block tutorial in a series on how to make quilt blocks using the new Quilt as You Piece Method.

Basic Four Patch

Video Available!

This Week's Tip

Preventing Ink Bleed on Bead Sheets

When you are not sure if the ink on your bead sheets will run, you can treat your paper with 3 thin coats of Krylon's Workable Fixative. Then cut them into strips.

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PreCut Bead Strips

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