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National Sewing Month, The Quilt Dash and Super Moon

Since 1982, September has been National Sewing Month to honor the importance of home sewing to our nation.  Home sewing includes all categories such as but not limited to garment sewing, home dec, embroidery, needlepoint and quilting.


Challenge yourself to unleash your creative side during September.


Natl Sew Month (1)


As our sewing gift to you, Lovequilting.com has uploaded a free tutorial for a small zippered bag with boxed corners and an elastic handle.  This bag also includes inside pockets.




Also, as our special gift to help celebrate and encourage more sewing, use coupon code isew at checkout and receive $10 off any purchase of $50 or more, through the end of the month.


In other news, we will be participating in the September Quilt Dash.  The Quilt Dash is an online experience that has you virtually dashing to shops to find the Quilt Dash creative image.  The Quilt Dash is free to join and everyone is a winner!  Not only can you win a prize from one of the shops you visit, but you also receive a FREE quilt pattern!




This week is the Harvest Moon, which has been nicknamed Super Moon due to the close proximity to the Earth making it appear larger and brighter.  All space themed fabric is on sale as we enjoy the Super Moon!




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September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  I have a tremendous respect for all types of cancers and long term diseases.  But I have a special place in my heart for ovarian cancer, as this is the disease I watched my mother fight a courageous battle against and eventually lose her fight to.


At the beginning of her battle, I encouraged all the quilters I knew in both my circle of quilters and my mom’s circle of quilters, to make blocks of any pattern using teal fabric, the official color of hope for ovarian cancer.


I received many blocks from this request and was able to put together a quilt of hope and love for my mom as well as several other quilts that I donated.   I continued on this quest of making projects using teal and have donated many many projects over the past 6 years.  These donations have included quilts to be auctioned for fund raisers, quilts to patients from kids to adults, wall hangings to hang in hospitals and doctor’s offices to raise awareness, tote bags and pillows.

 Quilt of Hope and Love


Tote (1)


OC Collage

I have uploaded several free projects to the website for your use in your projects of hope and inspiration.  Also, be sure to check out all the free projects.  They can be customized to your cause by using a different focal color.

 Hope Collage

Please email me with a picture of your special creation and I will post them in the Gallery section along with your description of the project.


All of our teal and various shades of teal fabrics will be on sale throughout the month of September in honor of my mom. 


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September and Back to School

September begins today and for some, school has already begun, for others, it begins after this long weekend.  This Labor Day weekend for me was spent mostly in a hockey rink in San Jose, as the club travel season started.  The kids looked great and I definitely look forward to an exciting season.


While we were in San Jose, I had an opportunity to stop by and check out the Quilt Museum, for a very short time.  Click here for information on the current exhibits.

Quilt Museum 

This past week, we have also heard the high school marching band practice all day and into the evenings and they sound great this year!


All our sports and music themed fabrics are on sale this week – so be sure to check out the What’s on Sale?! Category.  Some of the patterns we like to showcase larger scale sports and music prints are Modern Living, The Big Bang and Tilted Block.  We also like Sliding Scales and the Custom Everyday Tote Kit.

 Pattern Collage

In addition to back to school, September is ovarian cancer awareness month.  In memory of my mom, all teal and shades of teal fabric will be on sale all month.


ovarian cancer


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August Blow Out Sale!

At Lovequilting.com we’re making room for new inventory, so we are participating in the Fab Shop’s August Blow Out Sale!  We activated the coupon to our loyal customers on Friday, but the official sale has started and fabric is flying off the shelves!


Enter coupon code THIRTY at checkout and receive 30% off your entire order!

  30 sale square

This is a great time to replenish your stash, stock up on fabric for backings, treat yourself to the fabrics you love or get started on upcoming autumn and holiday décor or gifts.  Check out some of the recently uploaded free autumn/Halloween patterns.


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Here’s the Scoop – There’s a Big SALE Coming!

Lovequilting.com is participating in the Fab Shop’s August Blow Out Sale from August 25th through 29thAs a loyal Lovequilting.com customer, we’re giving you the inside scoop and have activated the coupon so you can start saving right away!


EVERYTHING IS ON SALE!!!  Type in coupon code THIRTY at checkout and receive 30% off your entire order.


30 off sale


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Italian Vineyards and Lighthouses

This week we have new additions to the Italian Vineyards collection and a new collection of Lighthouses from Elizabeth’s Studios.  We have created a Lovequilting exclusive table runner featuring the Italian Vineyards fabrics as well as some coordinating batiks, as a free downloadable project.  This pattern is a concept that can be applied to other collections including making use of panel segments.  We also have a kit available for the table runner which includes all fabrics as shown for the top, the binding and a pre-fused, pre-cut ring and circle for the center.


Italian Vineyards Table Runner


Another pattern we love to showcase these fun prints is Nature’s Windows.  This pattern creates the illusion of depth of looking at your focal point through a window by the clever placement of light and dark fabrics.  Nature’s Windows is easy to follow and great for beginners and experienced quilter’s alike.




This week’s featured products are Hoffman Bali Pops, which contain 40 pre-cut 2-1/2” coordinated strips.  We have also included patterns made specifically for use with Bali Pops.


Click here to see all New and Featured products. 


As an August Fab Shop Hop special – use coupon code BATIK at checkout and receive $5 off any purchase from the Batik category, which includes the Bali Pops as well as yardage.


Be sure to check out the What’s On Sale?! Category for new sale items each week!


As always, shipping on orders over $50 is FREE!

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August Fab Shop Hoppers Special

Attention Fab Shop Hoppers – as you hop through the batik fabric in search of the bunny, consider adding some batik fabric to your cart.  Use coupon code BATIK at checkout and receive $5 off your purchase of any fabric from the batik category!


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Lovequilting.com recently sponsored several prizes for a sewing contest at So-Sew-Easy.com.  One of the winners wasted no time shopping and completing the Carry All Bag.  Be sure to check out so-sew-easy.com for great tutorials and free downloads, like the bag pictured below!


Dawn was one of the winners in the Make It Yours bag sewing contest, and chose the Carry All Bag as one of her prizes. She combined the pattern with some of the fabric she won from Lovequilting.com, and the purse hardware from 3d Hardwares, and loves her new Carry All Bag. Thanks for sharing Dawn. Want to make your own bag? – pattern here – http://so-sew-easy.com/carry-all-bag-pattern/



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Manhattan Modern to Italian Vineyards

Manhattan Modern is one of the newest collections in the shop and it is fun, exciting and full of energy!  These larger scale prints are bold enough to stand on their own or they can be complemented  with bright solids.  How about using Carousel Bright or City Blocks, add a border and have a bright modern table runner?


 Manhattan Modern (1)


Be sure to check out the free Modern Living pattern featuring the Manhattan Modern collection shown in an alternate colorway.


 Modern Living


Also new in the shop is the Italian Vineyards collection by Elizabeth’s Studios.  This wonderful screen print fabric is absolutely gorgeous and will have you dreaming of your own escape to the hillsides of Italy.


An interesting thing happened as we were checking in this fabric, waiting to be put away were some of our luscious watercolor batiks alongside this fabric.  It was a real “WOW” moment when I noticed these fabrics together and realized that they are perfect for each other, so we have bundled a half yard set of all 6 fabrics.


Italian Vineyard Set 


For this collection, we like patterns that have larger pieces so we can show off the detail such as the postcards and grapes.






Ciao Bella Market Tote Brochure


Other happenings – we are participating in the August Fab Shop Hop.  You can register to join the virtual shop hop by clicking here.  You may become eligible to win some wonderful prizes.  Be sure to watch for Fab Shop specials!




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What is your Color?

I love color.  Color is considered a form of non verbal communication.  There is a psychology of color which predicts your personality based on the color you’re drawn to.  Of course, the meaning of each color can vary by culture.  Color can even be powerful enough to alter your current mood. 


In quilting, we often refer to the color wheel to help find complimentary and contrasting color.  We also very often talk about value, which refers to shades of color, and the importance of having a balance of light, medium and dark.


Some colors have been grouped into “warm” and “cool” colors and then there are the neutrals or the “weak” colors.  And of course, each of these groups have varying shades.  The placement of color and value can add dimension and movement to a project.  The same project made in warm colors can look completely different than one made in cool colors.  Reversing the placement of lights and darks can also create a totally different look.


Using one of my very favorite blocks, below are some examples of a 6 x 6 layout of Storm at Sea in warm and cool colors.  The Storm at Sea block creates such exciting movement.  As you can see from these examples, the use of various colors and the placement of lights and darks can create completely different looks. 

  SAS Warm 2SAS Cool (1)


As we head into the second half of summer, which, where I live, is always the hotter part of summer, I’m focusing on the warm colors – red, orange and yellow and all the shades in between.  All warm color fabrics are on sale this week.  Here are our top picks for “warm color” projects.


Flavalicious quilt pattern


Fiji Tote


Sparks Table Runner



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What’s New and What’s on Sale?!

Christmas fabric has begun to arrive in the shop and it is oh so elegant!  Whether you need small gift ideas or wall quilts or personal quilts, we have some wonderful free project ideas.

   Pine Tree Set


Woodsy Winter Set


Silver Collage


Check out these and other free quilt projects by clicking here:


Christmas Quilts


Click here for Lovequilting.com exclusive projects and make sure to check back often, as we update it constantly!


All of the Loralie Fabrics are on sale this week which includes her very fun and whimsical panels and all the versatile coordinates.


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 Also be sure to check out the free bag patterns offered by Loralie Designs, which can be downloaded by clicking here.



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