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Week 1- Sweet Star Quilt Along: Choosing Fabric and Cutting

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Hi, Everyone!  Welcome to the Sweet Star Quilt Along which officially starts today!!  I am really excited to make this quilt again (I’ve chosen Christmas colors) and to make it along side of you!
Before I get started with the information today...
-you can subscribe to my blog to get notified of new posts if you'd like and you can follow me on Instagram here
-you can share any posts related to this QAL by using the hashtags #sweetstarquilt and #jessicadayonpatterns
-I also just want to note that this QAL will be different from my last one (the On Point QAL) because the Sweet Star pattern has already been released. You can download the complete PDF below.  As such, the blog posts during the QAL will serve as check in's, instead of tutorials for the actual pattern.  If you come across any questions or problems, just let me know in the comments or on Instagram.
-here is the schedule we will be following--
Week 1 April 26- Choosing Fabric and Cutting
Week 2 May 3- Make 4 Blocks
Week 3 May …

Product Review: Accuquilt Ready.Set.Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System

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I recently had the pleasure of trying out the Accuquilt Ready. Set. Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System.  This system features a die cutting technology that is used to cut fabrics quickly and accurately.  I have never used a die cutting system so I was very eager to try this. And, let me tell you, it’s as fabulous as it seems to be!

Upon getting my Ready. Set. Go! in the mail, I opened it right away and found that it was beautifully packaged.  Have no fears about ordering this online because the packaging was sufficient enough to keep it safe throughout the shipping process.  



When ordering this set, you will receive:


GO! Fabric CutterGO! Qube 8" Mix & Match BlockGO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (2" Finished)GO! Cutting Mats: 6" x 6" and 10" x 24"GO! Qube Book by Eleanor BurnsDie PickOver 70 free patterns included The main component of this system is the Go! cutter.  The actual design is very sleek with a magnet to secure it closed at the top. I thought that t…

Free Tutorial: Be A Rainbow Mini Quilt

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I recently started working with Thermoweb and am one of their Thermoweb educators now 🎉❤️  I absolutely love their products and I’m excited now to be working with them to bring you new patterns and tutorials using them!

For my first tutorial on their blog, I made this mini quilt! 






I loved making it!!   I used a few neat techniques in the tutorial so I really hope you check it out-



1-  I used their Heat n Bond fusible interfacing to make the hexis and guess what!?! You just leave it in...no need to remove it like EPP papers 

2- I used their Heat n Bond Ultra Hold Hem Tape to secure the binding.  It is SO fast to do it like this AND it looks like you've hand stitched it down.  One of my favorite tricks!!

Go ready the full tutorial on their blog- HERE

And, let me know what you think!!  I'd love to see if you make one :)  Post it on Instagram and tag me @jessicadayon  Use the hashtags #bearainbowmini #jessicadayonpatterns #thermoweb #heatnbond #spraynbond and tag me so I can see your v…

Free Pattern: Fade Quilt

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I designed this quilt specifically with a new collection by Moda Fabrics called Boro Wovens.

Here is the information on the line-




I love reading the tidbits about the lines of fabric.  And, Moda Fabrics does a really great job at making these sheets to go with each of the fabric lines they print.  You can find the original sheet here and see all of the fabrics in the Boro lines (there is both a Boro Wovens line and a Boro Prints line).

I have an affinity for woven fabric.  I love how soft and comfortable it is and how the quilts you make with it, without any effort or time passing, feel like you have had them for years.

This specific line, because of the style it is created after, has the most amazing texture.  Each piece is textured in different ways and they look so nice together.




I hope you'll try some of this fabric out.  I can't recommend it enough!

I created this pattern because my husband wanted a throw quilt for our living room that could be his.  There is no shortage of qu…