Building the Monstrosity

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I have been asked many times how I build the large Grid Wall structure that holds the quilts and pillows behind us.  I decided to start filming the set up for conventions to show you exactly how it is done.

First, Nicole and I filmed the set up for Too Many Games in Oaks, Pa.  There is a parental warning on this one.  There is some language being used by those around us.

Then, two weeks later we filmed the set up for Heroes and Villains Nashville.  There is no parental warning on this one.

It is interesting how an inline set up with two people takes 2 1/2 hours but a corner set up with 5 people takes 50 minutes!  Please follow my You Tube or my Twitch page if you would like to see future convention set ups.

If you have ever wanted to use gridwall, here is a site that shows you a few ways you can use it to display your products.  And of course you can always ask me any questions you want!

-Toni


Quiltoni Paper Patterns now available!

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You may have seen the announcement on the Quiltoni Facebook page that paper patterns are now available!  I have developed a partnership with Quilt Exchange, a marketplace to connect designers and authors with everyday quilters worldwide.  This means you can now get my patterns not only as a downloadable pdf around the world, but paper copies as well!

If you are a store you no longer have to wait for me to be in your neck of the woods to order patterns!  Just sign up with the Quilt Exchange as a Retailer and you get the wholesale discount with no minimums required!  This is super exciting news!  If you want your local store to carry my patterns, show them the Quilt Exchange where they can order them!


Meet the Hackers: Nashville Heroes and Villains

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Tomorrow is the start of Heroes and Villains in Nashville and Toni will be there!

She won’t be found under Craft Hackers for this convention.  Instead she will be sharing with Rumble and Roar Wandmakers at booth 317!

Rumble and Roar Wandmakers create amazing one of a kind wands. So if you are in the Nashville area this weekend swing by and say hi to Quiltoni and Rumble and Roar!


Patterns and Kits

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If you haven’t had a chance to see me at conventions or follow my Facebook page, you may not know that Nicole and I have our own line of quilt patterns now!  The patterns are easy for anyone who can sew a 1/4″ seam.  We don’t assume you know quilting terms so explain them in the patterns.  So if you are a new sewer or cosplayer, you can make these quilts!  If you are an experienced quilter, the patterns teach how to make perfect points and become more efficient with your piecing.

 

All of our future patterns will be released every other month.  The newest addition is the Mega Android pattern.  We also launched quilt kits a few months ago!

Each kit comes with the fabric I use to create my quilts I sell at conventions.  The first step of cutting the strips has even been done for you!

To pick up the patterns or kits, visit my Etsy store.  When new patterns are released I will let you know here as well as my own Social Media.

Happy Quilting!

Toni


Hand Painted Umbrellas

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Good morning and happy Wednesday! Here in NC, it’s been raining off and on for almost a week now. While I love a good rainy day, my yard is squishy, my plants are overgrown, and the dogs are bouncing on the walls. Since neither one likes wet grass, I’m having to pry their paws and nails off of the doorframe and toss their furry butts off of the porch. I had to run some errands yesterday, and realized my favorite umbrella is wearing out. I’ve decided to try my hand at embellishing a plain umbrella I have, so I’ve been looking at tutorials on how to do it. I found this one I’m linking to below that looks perfect for a tracing style, as it’s a heat set design. I think a good water color style would work nicely with the directions. It’s on the Instructables website.

If you don’t want to paint your new umbrella yourself, there are a number of lovely ones I have found on Etsy. Cassa Raptor Creations offers this lovely one.

And ArtUmbrella has some stunning designs as well.

Whatever your umbrella style is, I hope you keep dry and happy today!

 


New Fabric Collections: Camelot Licensed

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I went to the Spring Quilt Market a few weeks ago where fabric manufacturers released their new spring collections!  So over the next few weeks I want to show you all of the new fabric goodness that you can find at your local sewing/quilt store.

Here are the licensed fabrics by Camelot that are being released this month along with a few free projects you can make!

 

Tomorrow I will share the Camelot Licensed fabrics coming in the next few months.

-Toni


Mystery Quilt: Return to Avonlea

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Love Bug Studios is back with another mystery quilt a long!  This time focusing on Anne of Green Gables.

From the LoveBug Studios Site:

The quilt itself has been meticulously designed and tested, and is available in two beautiful colorways: Sweet Anne and Fiery Anne. The mix of traditional piecing, dimensional elements, and unique blocks are sure to delight and challenge quilters of all skill levels and interests.

Sweet Anne is based on the lovely & light Anne of Green Gables Collection from Riley Blake Designs:

Fiery Anne is based on the dynamic and bright Sunprint 2017 by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics.

We’re set to begin live classes on July 19th, 2017, but you can join us at any time and work at your own pace. We have designed a quilt that will not only challenge experienced quilters, but will also provide newer quilters with the skills they need to be successful.

If you are interested in participating, pick up your fabric now!  The LoveBug Studios Mystery Quilt a Longs sell out fast!  If you participate, show us what you create!

-Toni


Batiks Go Retro

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If you have been following my Twitch, Instagram, of Facebook, you may be aware that I have been making a secret quilt for Market for one of my new favorite designers, Tamarinis.  It was finally revealed yesterday!

I am SOOOOOO excited to show you the quilt and this amazing line of fabric!

The quilt I made is double sided!  The exact same design is on each side using completely different fabrics.  Tamirinis’ display is amazing here!

You can find this amazing line of fabric in your local Quilt Store soon!  Make sure you ask them to carry it!

Want to spend some time with Tamarini in person?  She is doing her own cruise!!

If you would like to register for the cruise, head over to the website!  Now back to Spring Quilt Market!’

-Toni

 



Spring Blog Hop

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If you have been a reader for awhile you may remember my participation in Cheryl Sleboda’s Spring Blog Hop last year.

She is back with another blog hop!  I am not participating this year because of time constraints, but I wanted to share the bloggers with you to inspire you and give you ideas for your own crafty space.

May 1 – Teri Lucas – www.terificreations.com
May 2 – Tammy Silvers – www.tamarinis.typepad.com
May 3 – Emily Breclaw – www.thecaffeinatedquilter.com
May 4 – Amalia Morusiewicz – www.FUNfromAtoZ.com
May 5 – John Kubiniec – www.bigrigquilting.com/blog/
May 6 – Debby Brown – www.higheredhands.blogspot.com
May 7 – Melissa Marie Collins – www.melissamariecollins.blogspot.com
May 8 – Delve MIY – www.fronddesignstudios.wordpress.com
May 9 – Misty Cole – www.mistycole.com
May 10 – Sam Hunter – www.huntersdesignstudio.com/blog
May 11 – Dale Ashera-Davis – www.dalead.wordpress.com
May 12 – Sara Mika – www.mockpiestudio.blogspot.com
May 13 – Sarah Trumpp – www.Wonderstrumpet.com
May 14 – Carma Halterman – www.beanstrings.blogspot.com
May 15 – Jessica Darling – www.jessicakdarling.com
May 16 – Lisa Chin – www.lisachinartist.com
May 17 – Sally Johnson – www.sallysquiltingcorner.blogspot.com
May 18 – Mandy Leins – www.mandalei.com/blog
May 19 – Shruti Dandekar – www.13woodhouseroad.com
May 20 – Jane Davila – www.janedavila.com
May 21 – Ebony Love – www.lovebugstudios.com
May 22 – Cheryl Sleboda – blog.muppin.com

There are some that have already blogged that you can read now.  Make sure you check out each blogger and show us your own Spring Clean photos!

-Toni