Pieceful Chitchat

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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 »

Aurifil Design Team 2016

Aurifil: Shock, Squeal, Awe, Honored

So I can finally spill the beans on this! When Pat Sloan contacted me about being a part of the Aurifil Design Team I was shocked.  With all the talent out there, I wondered why me?  Then in the quiet   Read More »

Fractal

Mini Fractal Quilt using the Kites Plus Ruler

It’s been so fun to see all of the Fractal quilts over at the Fat Quarter Shop using the Creative Grids Ruler I designed called the Kites Plus Ruler. I couldn’t resist…and had to make one of my own. I’m   Read More »