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Tips, Ideas, Patterns, and more by the crew at Bernina Sewing & Design

 

Quilting Fuel: Rabbit Season

Marsha Cowan

Quilting Fuel: Rabbit Season

I first made these salads when my kids were small. They're all grown up, but as far as they're concerned, it's not Easter if these bunnies don't make an appearance. And our favorite thing? They're quick and easy to put together!

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One More Ladder to Climb

Marsha Cowan

Our final block in our Block of the Month series is Jacob's Ladder. Another nine-patch, composed of squares, four-patch squares, and half-square triangles, the variations you can create through color choice and block placement are amazing and endless!

Jacob's Ladder has been popular since the late 1800's. It also goes by the names Road to California, Stepping Stones, Underground Railroad, to name a few.

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What? Has it Been a Year Already?

Marsha Cowan

On March 31, 2016, we launched our Block of the Month series with the Ohio Star block (shown in photo above), and we've never looked back! Marsha had lots of fun choosing fabrics for each month's block, and honed her pattern-making skills in creating step-by-step instructions. Carla enjoyed researching the history of each block, and discovering some great quilting history websites. What we really hope, though, is that you enjoyed taking this journey with us, whether you're a brand-new quilter still mastering your 1/4" seam, or an experienced creator who's made dozens of quilts.

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I Can't Go to Paris, so I Made a Pillow Instead

Marsha Cowan

Hello, lovely sewists! Carla here, to show you how I made this simple but sharp-looking flanged pillow sham, with  an envelope back opening.

When the new Destination Paris fabrics arrived in the shop, I knew I needed some of them to make new occasional pillows for my living room.

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Quilting Fuel: Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

Marsha Cowan

Spring winds have arrived in  New Mexico, and when we’re not being blown away, we’re enjoying the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Fresh spring vegetables are making their way to the grocery store: asparagus, peas, fava beans, and greens of all kinds.

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