jessee_artschooldropout jessee_artschooldropout

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Jessee M  A crafter, A momma and A nerd living in MD. You can find my shop & blog links here...

http://www.artschooldropout.net/

The fabric for my massive #diamondburstquilt just came in from @robertkaufman !! .
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They have these newer #konacotton 5" charm packs that are 101 squares instead of 42 and are jammed pack full of bright colors. Which is perfect for what I'm trying to achieve. I also added in some 10" square packs for some of the larger pieces in the quilt. So this pattern is technically pre-cut friendly, you just need to buy different pre-cut sizes. (It's also scrap and yardage friendly πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ» basically it's just friendly!!) I have two projects in front of this one, but I plan on working on a block a day. I can't wait to eventually share it with you guys!! 😍😍😍
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P.S.: if you are in my test group, I'm almost ready to pick testers!! There was a delay due to a shift in my schedule.

I am ridiculously excited about my new FOUR COLOR clicky #frixon pen that was delivered yesterday!!
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Why wouldn't I be? Everyone loves clicky color switching pens, and this one just happens to also be super useful for quilting and everyday life. I might need a second one for when I inevitably lose this one. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»
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P.S.: you can't click more than one color at a time. I tried.

One of the fun things I get to do behind the scenes these days is design quilts that coordinate with upcoming @michaelmillerfabrics lines. I absolutely love coming up with designs that mirror the fabric AND are easy to sew. .
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This month the quilt I designed to coordinate with their Guppies for Lunch line is available as a free download! Just search for the line on their website and it's in the project section. It's an easy enough project that can be made in so many different ways!!
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#jesseemakesquiltsnow #michaelmillerfabrics #artschooldropoutpatterndesign

I just put in the final orders for PRINTED #pixelatedcirclesquilt patterns AND some acrylic templates. I'm excited.
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The patterns will be available to purchase retail and wholesale late April. .
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I will also be teaching my first workshop for the pattern (and my tips and tricks for curves) in May. It's actually why I'm getting printed patterns and why I had the acrylic templates made. I thought they'd be nice for my students to quickly cut out pieces with a rotary cutter, so they'd have more time to sew! πŸ‘πŸ‘
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To celebrate the fact that you read all of the above stuff and because I'm in a good mood, all PDF patterns are 20% off until the end of the month. No coupon code needed, just follow the link in my profile. 😘😘 #artschooldropoutpatterns #jesseemakesquiltsnow #quiltpattern #quiltpatterns .
P.S.: how perfect is @finchknittingsewingstudio as a background for this quilt? The colors coordinate so well.

I had a small break before a crazy stressful day to quilt up two of these panels for myself. .
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Im going to use them for a zipper pouch to hold stuff. Any kind of stuff. I just needed to give my mind a break. πŸ‘
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The top fabric is my own #marbledhexies found on @spoonflower (link in profile) and the bottom is #essexdyedlinen from @robertkaufman . Hopefully I'll have time later in the week to add a zipper. .
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For now I am off to take on my day. Wish me luck. 😘 #jesseesrepeatpatterns #spoonflowerfabric #hexies #jesseemakesquiltsnow

Were spending our day at the Northern Virginia /NOVA Makers Faire hosted by NOVAlabs. I am surrounded by my people ! #makerfaire #novamakerfaire

My newest custom @society6 hand towel, using my designs, just arrived!! It's not too fluffy yet since I just took it out of the package (I was excited) but it'll look super fluffy soon enough. This is going to look perfect in my powder room and now I can switch between this one and my #marbledhexies one β€οΈπŸ‘β€οΈ .
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If you'd like one too, the link to my #society6 shop is in my profile. 😘😘 #society6towel #jesseesrepeatpatterns

I finally took a "me time" break from the work that has been consuming my month so far. I only took an hour, no worries! .
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Of course I went from quilting one project to quilting another. That's what happens when your hobby is also now your job. It's weird how that works. Anyway, I quilted parts of this pillow top I'm making for Coraline's room using @iamlunasol 's #lunasolfabric line and @windhamfabrics #artisancottons . I decided to mix up different weights of @wonderfilspecialtythread thread to give it even more texture. The pink is 100wt #invisafil and the grey is 12wt #spagettithread ! I'm planning on hand quilting the rest of it over time with the grey spaghetti. So I probably won't share more photos of this for awhile!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #jesseemakesquiltsnow
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Fun tip: I quilted with the 100wt first and just stitched along the edge of the hexies to get to the next line. So absolutely NO stopping, cutting and burying threads. Then the 12wt covered those pesky lines when I did the appliquΓ© edge because of how thick it was! πŸ‘πŸ‘ #blanketstitch #applique #hexies #epphexies #windhamfabrics #epp #miniquilt @husqvarnaviking #topaz50 #wonderfilthreads #wonderfilspecialtythreads

Today has been one of those days! The longarm is acting up, I'm having an allergic reaction to fabric I'm working with and I just had to redo half a quilt because I cut my finger and bled all over pure WHITE fabric. And the day is only half over. I still have a lot more to do. .
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I did have a question though, do you guys know of a good pattern weight set I can buy or make? I currently use @sizzix dies and figured I should get more professional about this all. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ THANK YOU in advance!

@society6 has loads of sales weekly, and I didn't want to be THAT person who constantly shared them. .
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However, tonight I purchased some new hand towels with my designs on them, because the first set I bought has held up so well. We use them daily and theyve been washed dozens of times. Anyway, they were 25% off with free shipping, so I HAD to!! ❀️❀️ All bedding and bath stuff is on sale...
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Sooooooo, if you're interested in any of my designs, I'll temporarily include the link in my profile. Just until the discount is over. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ» #society6promo #jesseesrepeatpatterns

This is like the 20th @madebyrae #geraniumdress I've made so far, and it's a gift for my Harry Potter loving niece! I'll continue making these until the girls stop liking them. It's such a fast and easy pattern with big impact.
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The top fabric was from Joann's in the novelty section and the bottom is @robertkaufman .
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#harrypotterdress WITH POCKETS!

I found this #miniminiquilt in my studio that I never took a photo of! It was finally sunny for a few hours today, so I took that as a sign I needed to photograph stuff. .
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This was four of the tiny needle turn appliquΓ© blocks I made in @nydiak 's #glampstitchalot class this past November. I really wanted to leave the retreat with something mostly finished, so I decided to hand quilt the entire thing with random x's and lines. It measures a little under 5" square and fits perfectly with my other tiny quilts. It also inspired some quilting on another project I've been working on behind the scenes. πŸ‘ #jesseemakesquiltsnow #needleturnapplique #needleturnappliquΓ© #miniquilt

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