Pieceful Chitchat

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Aurifil September

I picked the wrong fabric! Rewriting cutting directions.

I sure didn’t think my fabric choices thru on this block!  Have you ever done that? Talk about being disappointed. Angela Walters made this great block as the August Aurifil BOM and I sure didn’t do it any favors.  The cute print   Read More »

Hand in Hand Hoffman Batiks

The Splendid Sampler hits 50!

UPDATE:  Thanks for all of  the kind comments, especially about the Hand in Hand block and from those of you who “love” the Clearly Perfect Angles. Don’t forget you can still take advantage of the Splendid Sampler discount!  SplendidSampler15 So…(drum   Read More »

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Hand in Hand: The Splendid Sampler

Welcome to my blog!  I’m glad you’re part of The Splendid Sampler and I’m glad you stopped by to learn a bit more about my block, Hand in Hand. Without a doubt, the most influential person in my life was my   Read More »

resized cropped CPA grouping

Using the Clearly Perfect Angles

Thanks for your interest in the Clearly Perfect Angles!  The Splendid Sampler SPECIAL:  Enter the code SplendidSampler15 to receive a 15% discount at checkout. Please refer to these images to learn how you can sew quick, accurate 45° angles –   Read More »

Aurifil & Clearly Perfect Angles

And the winner is…..

Are you following along as we share our blocks with you over at Aurifil’s blog, Auribuzz?  It’s not too late to start on this fun, year-long adventure! January’s block is called Swirl Away, by Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft.  Here’s   Read More »

Lake Life Aurifil

It’s my turn to be Aurifil’s Designer of the Month!

It’s truly an honor to be featured as February’s Aurifil Designer of the Month!  Each month a designer shares insights with you and a free pattern for a 12″ quilt block.  The name of my block is Lake Life.  As a Minnesota   Read More »

Half-square triangles set

Perfectly Pieced Half-Square Triangles: Without Drawing Lines

There are so many different ways to make half-square triangles that sometimes I think we need to step back and revisit what really works, what’s the quality of the outcome, what uses our resources (time, fabric, $) the most efficiently,   Read More »

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Aurifil January Designer of the Month: Heather Valentine

We’re barely into the new year and already so many exciting things are going on here at New Leaf Stitches.  Keep checking back for some fun news.  But now, let’s talk Aurifil!  Sweet Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft, is the   Read More »

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Quilt Guild

Have you ever learned about something and immediately asked yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  That was my thought when I learned about the online Quilt Guild that was started by Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse.  Not only am   Read More »

The Littlest Thistly CPA Blog

The Littlest Thistle does Half-Square Triangles

One of the things I love about social media is finding sewing friends from all over the world.  Recently, popular blogger Katy of The Littlest Thistle (Scotland), wrote a wonderful tutorial about making HST using the Clearly Perfect Angles.  You can   Read More »