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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.

All downloads, that cost points, no matter what level you are at, will now cost 20,000 points each unless otherwise noted on the individual pages. 

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Just Plain Fun

Daily Update - May 1, 2022

Membership is Now Free!

Monthly Raffle

Winners have been chosen April 30th.

Win up to 1,000,000 points! Which will make you a Gold Level Member! No purchase necessary. Click Here to Get More Information!

We have our first 3 Raffle Winners!

  • 1,000,000 Points goes to: Elaine K!
  • 500,000 Points goes to: Ariella C!
  • 100,000 Points goes to: Beverly!

Congratulations on your Win!!

The next raffle starts Today!
The prize will be the same as for April.
The drawing will take place on May 28th 2022.

I am working on the next Quilt as You Piece Block! I recorded the video on Sunday and hope to edit and upload Monday 3/7. The instructions have been finished, except for the photo of the finished block, for a couple of days. I am not quite done with building my inventory back up but I needed to take a break from that so I can make the next quilt block.

Coming Soon!

Pre Cut Paper Bead Strips. One size for now. More information soon. I am waiting on a new machine for the die I bought. The electric one does not like my new die. So one with a crank, The Accuquilt Go will work for the paper bead die I got custom made for me. I wasted quite a few sheets of paper and cardstock trying to get the electric one to accept my new die. It kept spitting it out backwards. So I have ordered a new crank machine so it will have no choice but to let it go through. I cannot wait to start offering Pre-cut strips.

All of the Pre-cut strips will be one size for now. I have only one die for paper bead strips. 3/8" at the wide end, 1/8" at the narrow end and 8½" long. If they sell well, I will order another die.

Reply to the email or contact me and let me know what you think!

What am I Doing?

I am English Paper Piecing!

I am working on a big English Paper Piecing Project, more information coming. When I post the pattern, it will not have a photo of the finished quilt, but it will have a picture of what I am making. I am stitching it by hand and I plan to post progress updates as I make it. I will let you know more in a few days.

I have set aside the Quilt as You Piece quilt for the time being. I will start working on it again on May 8th. I want to get the English Paper Piecing Pattern ready and get it posted so for those of you who are into English Paper Piecing can get the pattern I am working on. When I post it, there will not be a photo of the finished quilt, but a graphic representation of what I am making. The pattern will not be free but it will be available to Gold members only at first. This is a long term project, it may take me years to complete but at least the pattern will be available soon. I will post updates on the progress of my quilt.

Accuquilt Stuff

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!

Monthly Raffle Winners!

Featured Pattern

Today's Featured Pattern

This pattern is Free on May 1st Only.

This pencil cup is made a bit differently from the other ones I have designed. I actually took the time to punch holes around the rim to make the crochet part permanent. It is made like the clutter bags I have designed in the past.

Crosshatch Stitch Tablemat

Now the PDF file for patterns that are not normally free are also available for free download for one day only.

Over time, as I feature a pattern each day, when it is no longer free, I will make the HTML page available to anyone who is registered on the site (Not just Gold members.) This will take time, there are over 600 Gold Member patterns on the site. I am changing them to Registered Member patterns one at a time. The PDF file of each pattern will be available for points.

From now on, new patterns, projects and printables I add to the site will still be gold level pages until they are over 2 years old. This keeps things fair to the members who actually paid for membership.

Featured Bead Sheet

Today's Featured Bead Sheet

This bead sheet is Free on May 1st Only.

jpg:This bead sheet would make great beads for Spring or Summer!

Mirrored Pink Flowers

Now the PDF file is also available for free download for one day only.

Recent Video


Recent Addition!

Recent Addition

This is the 26th quilt block tutorial in a series on how to make quilt blocks using the new Quilt as You Piece Method.

Cornered Kite Block

Video Available!

This Week's Tip

Threading Needles for Hand Stitching

When doing any hand stitching, that will take more than one threaded needle, thread 5 or 6 needles at a time for quick ending and starting of your lengths of thread.

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