Playdate (projects)

Make Mine Mini (In Scope, Not Size)

October 2, 2014

By Vicki Tymczyszyn I know many of you look at patterns in magazines, on blogs or in stores and see a technique or a design you would like to try, but it just seems too complicated. Or too big. Or too time-consuming. Maybe I have a solution: Rather than try the entire quilt, why not [...]

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Sept-Oct Playdates: !

August 30, 2014

Playdate. Playdate. Oh my goodness, do we have some serious Playdates in this brand-new issue! Let’s start with our cover girl, Kacia Hosmer, and her larger-than-life airplane! (Psst! Follow the link to get the templates needed for use with Kacia’s pattern.)                     And with fresh colors and [...]

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Halloween Treat – Easy Bag Tutorial

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween,Q-bies! It has been an incredibly busy week, what with getting back from Houston and all. Of course, it would have been a bit easier if I had gotten some of my holiday sewing done before we went to Market! Somehow yesterday I got junior editor Cydney’s costume pulled together. (Still not quite sure [...]

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Playdate: This Little Piggy Bib

September 13, 2013

You may have noticed that our September/October issue of GenQ currently out on the stands had a lot about embroidery in it. That’s because we’ve seen the increase in popularity with embroidery for several years and we wanted to explore the topic with you all. We know that our Q-bies don’t just make quilts. We [...]

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Playdate: A Q-Bie’s Brain

August 22, 2013

  Q-bies, thread those needles! Fresh from our September-October 2013 issue, we’ve got a embroiderable brain cross-section that is ALL YOU. Starting with your to-do list and ending with your wish-I-could-do list, this fun stitchable captures your brain waves perfectly. Go here for the downloadable pdf that includes the embroidery pattern and the instructions for [...]

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Playdate: Mr. & Mrs. Scotty McSnail

July 1, 2013

Don’t tell us that you’re already hearing those sighs of summer-time boredom! But if you are, have a peek at this pair of charming cephalopods, and get your young ones busy making some of their own. This pattern comes from Annabel Wrigley of Little Pincushion Studio and author of We Love to Sew: 28 Pretty Things to [...]

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Playdate: Victoria’s Dream Quilt

June 24, 2013

Sometimes, Playdates take a village. Like this one, which was inspired by a vintage polyester double-knit quilt in Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s collection. As we were all oohing and ahhing over a shot of Victoria’s highly prized quilt, the brain synapses started firing. Vicki: Well, that’s a 54-40 or Fight! Scott: I could do that! Melissa: [...]

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Playdate: Ripple

June 20, 2013

  More stitchy stuff from our current June-July 2013 issue…this time Anne Marie Chany’s great stash-buster quilt, Ripple. Follow this link to find the downloadable pattern. Enjoy! Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the [...]

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Playdate: Extra Olives, Please!

June 10, 2013

  Ready to jump into the  paper-piecing precision waters? Read all about this traditional-but-so-hot-again technique  in our June-July 2o13 issue, and then take the plunge with this table runner by Robin Koehler of Nestlings By Robin.  Get the full pattern here.  (But we do recommend you save the real martini for after your sew-session.) Enjoy!   [...]

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Playdate: Raven Plushies

June 5, 2013

   Now here are some birds of a different, ahem, feather. (You expected that, didn’t you?) Our dear friend and Q-bie Rose Hughes created these great plushie ravens for our June-July 2013 issue now available in shops and on newsstands, but we bet you didn’t know the significance the raven holds for Rose. The raven [...]

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