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Call for Entries: “No Piecing Allowed: The ART of Machine Quilting” Exhibit

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25% Coupon for Submissions Just for submitting your quilt for consideration in the exhibit you will receive a coupon for 25% off any quilt panel purchase through PatternJam.  All photos should be sent to emily.t@patternjam.com by April 1.  If you don’t have a quilted panel, submission of photos that demonstrate your quilting will be accepted and you can use the…

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Quilt Panels 101

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Why Use a Quilt Panel?   Using a quilt panel can be a great alternative to piecing a quilt when you want to make a gift for someone that doesn’t really appreciate the labor that goes into a hand-pieced quilt!  With PatternJam, you can still apply your creative talent, but we eliminate the need to piece the finished project.  Have…

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PatternJam & Innova Offer

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Teaming up with a Great Company I’m so excited to work with Innova Longarm Machines to bring you a great promotion and a quilt contest!  Did you know that Innova is the 2nd largest manufacturer of longarm quilt machines?  It’s been great to learn more about this amazing family-owned company that builds everything in the U.S.  They build excellent quality machines…

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Learn Free-Motion Quilting

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Learn to Quilt Natalia Bonner, one of the most talented long-arm quilter I’ve ever met has a new class on Craftsy!  She will walk you through techniques for quilting traditional quilt blocks.  Right now, her class is on sale for only $24.99!  Natalia’s Custom Training Panels I worked with Natalia to design these training panels especially for her Craftsy class….

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October “Design a Day” Challenge

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Get Creative Earn prizes throughout October and get your projects going for gift-giving season!  Design a quilt from scratch to make a pieced quilt, or choose from one of 100’s of ready-to-quilt designs like this one by Sew Kind of Wonderful, called “Chic Country“… Win Prizes With the help of our Facebook Group, I’ve decided to have some interactive fun with…

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Designer Alyce Blyth on PatternJam

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Meet Alyce I met Alyce at a quilt show a few years ago, and she’s one of those people that is kind, not pretentious and easy to like!  It has been fun to follow her career and her travels– she lived in Japan when I first met her.  In her own words… “I started quilting mid-2011, when my husband had seen…

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Celebrate with Custom Bunting!

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Customize Your Celebration Did you know that PatternJam sells bunting panels that you can customize with your choice of fabric?  Pretty fun, huh?  I LOVE a party of any sort, and getting ready for one is half the fun!  That’s why I designed bunting panels that you can use for celebrating… Birthday  Homecoming  Congratulations How To Make the Bunting 1-Visit PatternJam and…

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Winners of “Sew” Easy Giveaway

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Thanks to so many of you who participated in our PatternJam "Sew Easy Giveaway"!  It was fun to see many of you posting your designs on social media and in PatternJam. Congrats to those winners listed above...You'll be receiving a bundle of fabric or a ready-to-quilt panel very soon. Watch for the next PatternJam giveaway coming soon! ~Emily
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