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BERNINA Ambassador: My Story

Over 35 years ago I feel in love with BERNINA. I was in college, doing my student teaching, and the Home-Ec room was filled with beautiful, top-of-the-line machines. There was no turning back for me, I was hooked on the   Read More »

The Splendid Sampler: 1 Year Celebration

UPDATE:  Not that there was ever any doubt, but the quilters of The Splendid Sampler are amazing!  Thank you all for leaving comments below and also along the way as you work on these blocks. Don’t forget that you can   Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Nobility- Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

How exciting! Ten volumes x 100 blocks = 1000 blocks! What an incredible resource for all of us. I hope you especially enjoy this issue.   Anyone who has quilted for any length of time can tell you there are various ways   Read More »