Monday, September 4, 2017

Making Connections Blog Hop and Giveaway!

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Today kicks off the Making Connections Free Motion Quilting Workbook Blog Hop!


                                
I'm thrilled to be participating in this hop, and have started one quilt top using the designs in Making Connections - A Free Motion Quilting Workbook. Pictures, videos, giveaways, and free stuff - this post is full of goodies!

On September 1st, I chose Making Connections as my September 2017 Book of the Month. And since I had the house to myself this weekend (though blazing hot outside - 105!), I jumped right into the quilting. Here's one of the corner areas.


quilting design using the Making Connections-A Free Motion Quilting Workbook

Isn't that oh-so-pretty?! Certainly brings on the ohh's and ahh's!

Would you like to see the creation of this design live and in action in another area of the quilt?? Then take a look at the following video to see how simple these designs are to stitch!


Just a taste of what's possible with these designs, easily stitched with a longarm or domestic machine. Ready to give them a try?

So how do you get your hands on Making Connections? Fortunately, there's several ways!

  1. Enter for a chance to win, here at QuiltFabrication, and on all of the other participating blogs (see below),
  2. Purchase a copy through everyone's favorite, Amazon (affiliate link),
  3. Purchase a signed copy from Dorie herself, at Forever Quilting. 

So many ways to add this book to the quilting collection! Over the next 12 days, hop over to the fellow bloggers who are also talking about this book, providing inspiration, and offering a chance to win.

                                Making Connections Blog Hop
                          
Friday Sept 1st:C&T - www.ctpub.com/blog/

Monday Sept 4th:
Holly Anne Knight - www.stringandstory.com/  IG: stringandstory
Susan Arnold - www.quiltfabrication.com  -  that's me!  IG: quiltfabrication

Tuesday Sept 5th:
Becca Fenstermaker - www.prettypiney.com  IG: prettypiney
Teri Lucas Blog - www.generationqmagazine.com IG: genqmag 

Wednesday Sept 6th:
Sherry Shish - poweredbyquilting.com  IG: poweredbyquilting
Pam Morgan - www.mysweetlittlestitches.com  IG: sweetlittlestitches

Thursday Sept 7th:
Laura Piland www.sliceofpiquilts.com  IG: sliceofpiquilts
Katy S - www.katyquilts.net   IG: katyquilts

Friday Sept 8th:
Suzy Webster - websterquilt.blogspot.com  IG: websterquilt
Bernie Kringel - needleandfoot.com/  IG: needleandfoot

Monday Sept 11th:
Jamie Mueller - www.sunflower-quilts.com  IG: sunflower_quilt
Nancy Scott - masterpiecequilting.blogspot.com   IG: masterpiecequilting

Tuesday Sept 12th:
Sherri Noel - www.rebeccamaedesigns.com  IG: rebeccamaedesigns
Anorina Morris - www.sameliasmum.com  IG: sameliasmum

Wednesday Sept 13th:
Yvonne Fuchs - www.quiltingjetgirl.com  IG: quiltingjetgir
Barbie Mills - thequiltingmill.blogspot.com  IG: thequiltingmill

Thursday Sept 14th:
Afton Warrick - www.quiltingmod.com  IG: quiltingmod
Kathy Bruckman - kathyskwiltsandmore.blogspot.com  IG: kathyskwiltsandmore

Friday Sept 15th:
Susan Arnold - www.quiltfabrication.com  -  that's me again!  IG: quiltfabrication
Dorie Hruska - www.forever-quilting.com/blog  IG: foreverquilting

Now for your chance to win, here on QuiltFabrication! This contest runs September 4 thru September 15 via the Rafflecopter contest at the bottom of the post (don't scroll or you'll miss the free stuff!). This contest is open to all, as C&T Publishing will send a hard copy of the book to domestic winners and an electronic copy to winners outside of the US. No purchase necessary to enter and win. 

And remember at the top I said this post was full of goodies? Here's something you definitely don't want to miss!



In honor of Labor Day, Craftsy is offering FREE one-day-only access to ALL of their classes - TODAY ONLY! Yes, you read it right - over 1200 Craftsy classes can be viewed for free today only! Wow! I know what I'm doing today!

So enter to win and go learn for free!




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72 comments:

  1. I mostly quilt with a longarm but use my domestic machine to add detail to what I've done on the longarm. I also use my domestic machine to quilt small projects.

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  2. I quilt with a domestic machine. I would love to have a longarm some day though.

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  3. I do all my quilting on a domestic machine. Love the quilting.

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  4. This sounds interesting. Maybe it would propel me to get some of my many flimsys sandwiched and quilted.

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  5. I have a quilting frame (big enough to do king size quilts) and it has a Juki sewing machine on it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  6. No long arm here, except for the two that are attached to my hands! So far, all of my quilting has been done by me on my domestic!

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  7. I quilt on my Q'nique 14+ midarm

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  8. I use my domestic machine for it all. I must say the quilting part is not as enjoyable to me as the piecing is.

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  9. Hi Susan,
    Happy Labor Day to you and your family. I would love to get more into FMQ on my domestic machine. So far I've only managed straight/curved stitching with my walking foot. I will follow this hop with interest. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  10. I quilt, mostly with the walking foot, on my domestic machine. I am always on the lookout for FMQ techniques.


    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  11. oh, oh, oh!!!! loved the video! thanks for the chance.

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  12. Jow exciting! I am watching Craftsy right now machine quilting classes!!

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  13. Both. It looks like an interesting read.

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  14. Long arm quilting all the way!! This book looks like I might need it in my library!

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  15. I quilt with a regular machine, not a long arm. Nice designs you did and cool book!

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  16. Been watching as many of the machine quilting classes as possible! I WILL learn to do that, hopefully sooner than later!

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  17. I quilt with my domestic machine.

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  18. what a great video you make it look so easy though I did have a go on a long arm at a quilt show at the weekend and it was definately much easier than the domestic machine. Will check to see if the book is available here in the UK usually it takes a while to get books here

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  19. Wow, this would be a great book for any quilter!

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  20. I would love tohave a long arm, but don't have the space for one. I use my domestic machine, but it is very limiting.

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  21. I quilt on my domestic machine- anything too big I send to my sister who has a long-arm! Thank you, Susan

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  22. I have a domestic machine , so i do the best i can with it, although i would LOVE a long arm in the future!

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  23. I quilt with a domestic machine!!

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  24. I quilt mostly with a domestic machine. Sometime I rent a longarm.

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  25. I use a domestic machine...thinking about a longarm though!!

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  26. Thanks for sharing the video. Not as complicated as it looks, but I'm not sure I'm ready to try that yet. I quilt on a longarm but use my domestic for straight line quilting.

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  27. That is such a cute corner design! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. That is a pretty design. I have quilted with a domestic machine for years, but have recently switches to a sweet sixteen. Love both.

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  29. Just learning to guilt on my domestic machine
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  30. Domestic machine...practicing FMQ and it's coming along ok. I'm still in love w/using my walking foot though. Thank you for the opportunity.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I use my domestic sewing machine. Sure would like to win this book. thanks for the chance.

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  32. You make it look so easy. I can't wait until all my practice pays off and my quilting looks better.

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  33. I quilt with a domestic machine, usually with the walking foot. I don't have the confidence yet to use free motion-the spirit is willing but the hands can't quite get there! I loved the video!

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  34. I've only just begun attempts at quilting. I use my domestic machine and would possibly like to take on the challenge in the near future to learn with the long arm. My husband is insistent that he purchase one for me :) so it is a win-win

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  35. I quilt with a domestic machine.

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  36. I quilt with a domestic machine using a walking foot. Sewing a large quilt is a challenge!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  37. I just happen to have a radiant wall quilt waiting to be quilted and this book would be a heavenly connection to help me figure out how to get that done.
    Your quilting designs in your project are great and you make it appear so easy, thanks for sharing.

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  38. I quilt with a domestic machine! trotskyn@att.net

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  39. I quilt with my domestic machine.

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  40. I quilt on my domestic sewing machine

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  41. I quilt on a domestic machine. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I use my domestic machine for small quilts and rent time on a longarm at my local quilt shop. When I'm at my winter home, the quilting group in my village has a longarm that I can use. Karen

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  43. I love to win the quilting book . I use a domestic sewing machine

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  44. I could not quilt without my Innova longarm!!

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  45. Thanks for sharing your video. You make it look so simple and yet is so effective

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  46. I'm a domestic sewing machine quilter, with a very small repertoire of patterns, mainly stipple, meander and straightline! I really need to get out of my comfort zone and try some new techniques! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. I've always quilted on my domestic machine, but recently got a frame. I did my first quilt on that, but would love to get a bigger machine with a larger harp space!
    Thanks for the video and giveaway!

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  48. I quilt with my Bernina QE, but have an old Gammill short arm waiting for some repairs, and hope to have it going in a few weeks, The video makes those curves look so easy, and a book to guide along the way would be such an asset to have and refer to for help and patterns.

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  49. I quilt on a domestic - I dream of one day owning a long arm. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. That quilting is so beautiful! Boy, I sure could use that book. I agonize over how to quilt every one I make. I started one the other day, hated the quilting and ripped it out! Here's hoping!

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  51. p.s. I quilt on a domestic machine.

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  52. I quilt with my own domestic machine. I just finished quilting a throw-size quilt and I did have a thought that I would like to buy a longarm. Who knows down the road? Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  53. Domestic unless I rent time on a longarm.

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  54. I quilt on a longarm, and I'm always looking for new techniques and designs to use. Thanks!

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  55. I use my domestic machine. Still need lots of practice but I'm getting better!
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  56. on my domestic, dreaming of a long-arm

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  57. Thanks for the video, it's fantastic, I quilt on a domestic machine.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I quilt on my Janome domestic machine. MAybe someday a longarm . . . Cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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