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Hey Folks! It's Spring Stitching Club time!

I don't know about you, but I'm about ready for spring. It's a time for things to become fresh and new again...including your stitching! Spring stitching is about flowers and baby animals and even some drippy droppy rain. It makes me happy and hopeful just talking about it!

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During the Spring Stitching Club, we'll be making English paper pieced hexagons, joining them into flowers (with embroidery in the centers!), then putting them together to make a lightweight lap quilt.

If this is your first time making hexagons like this, you'll be able to jump in with ease. They're fast and fun and you'll soon be hooked! Full instructions for making the hexagons and the quilt project are included, but I do recommend that you have some embroidery and sewing experience.

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Patterns (all in PDF format) will be emailed to club members on Mondays in March, April and May so you can pace yourself. Additional instructions for making the quilt will be sent along the way with the pattern emails. And if you join up a little late or miss an email or two, you'll have access to everything that has already been sent out.

In addition to receiving your patterns, you'll enjoy stitching along with friends near and far. I'll help you connect with others who are in the Spring Stitching Club too! In fact, seeing connections forming through the Stitching Clubs has been my favorite thing about these.

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When you register through this listing you'll be able to download your welcome PDF. In that PDF is the complete supply list, hexagon instructions, project layout, and printable templates. Since there are a lot of hexagons to make, you'll be able to get started right away!

The price for Spring Stitching Club is a one time cost of just $8.00. That's 13 tiny patterns, plus full project instructions at a serious deal!

Grab your fabric, floss, needle and thread, and let's start stitching!

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39 comments:

  1. So exciting!!! Being a previous member has its benefits, already signed up last night... thanks Mollie ;-)!
    Love the colors you chose, so bright and cheery!

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  2. Looks like loads of fun and hexagons !!! I'm happy to join the aventure !

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  3. Just signed up for the first time. Looking forward to it.

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  4. What are the dimensions of the lap quilt? Thanks!

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    1. Sorry! I forgot to include that! Approximately 44x54 inches, though that is adjustable.

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  5. I also just signed up for the first time with you!! Excited to make this happen;)

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  6. I just registered for Spring. I am a previous member of doing both your Autumn and Winter Stitching Clubs. I am really looking forward to seeing your Spring embroidery designs. :)

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  7. Have you thought about making a Facebook group for all everyone who is part of these stitching groups? I bet something social like that would increase the fun factor!
    I would love to join, but I don't have extra money for the supplies necessary right now. Someday I will partake though!

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    1. Hey April! I'm not on Facebook, so I don't have a way to set that up for folks, though club members could do that. I do have a page set up on Threadbias and there are places to connect using Flickr, Twitter and Instagram. I hope you have a chance to try a project like this some time. I might do some smaller things in the future, requiring less time and supplies...

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  8. Hi. I've just signed up but I was hoping that I could use a different email to the one I used for PayPal. If so how do I go about changing it. I've never done one of these before.

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    1. Could you send me an email with your PayPal email and the email you want to use? I'll take care of changing it over for you. My email: molliejohanson at gmail dot com

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  9. I also signed up for the first time- looking forward to doing something new! I like the portability of this project, as well!

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  10. Oh, that bunny looks so cute! I am soooo ready for spring to arrive. This looks fun! I can't wait!!! :)

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  11. Anonymous1:53 AM

    Oooh...just signed up thru Etsy, tonight. A couple of your other patterns may have jumped into my cart as well *cough*cough*. Can't wait! <3 <3 <3 -Kat

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  12. Love these cute little hexi flowers. Just signed up for this one. I had taken a rest but ready to have a project I can take with me where ever I go.

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  13. Anonymous8:38 AM

    What size squares do we cut for making the hexagons?

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    1. I typically cut right around the hexagons so I can squeeze more in, but 3.5 inch squares should do the trick!

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    2. Anonymous8:38 AM

      Thanks, Mollie. Do you think it is a good idea to make a larger hexagon to trace on the fabric to cut out then use the fabric on the hexagon template provided in the welcome instructions? I am a newbie!! Thank you!

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    3. I usually just eyeball it and it works. But if you're unsure of your cutting abilities, a larger hexagon may help.

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  14. Just signed up and really looking forward to this :)

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  16. just signed up! :) this will complete the seasons for me. i have enjoyed them all so far. i didn't make the project for each season because i want to use all 4 seasons in one big project! looking forward to seeing what cuteness you come up with spring. :)

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  17. I've just signed up, I'm pretty new to embroidery but the cute rabbit was enough to convince me to give it a go :)

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  18. So excited to be joining another season of stitching.

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  19. Had so much fun making hexies last night! http://www.ebethwyatt.com/2014/02/spring-is-on-its-way.html

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  20. Back again with a quick question... Mollie, by any chance, do you remember the name/brand/code of this floral fabric you are using for the Spring Stitching Club? It is very cute! I already have my choice of fabrics but may want to add this cute floral print to my stash if I'm able to find it ;-).

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    1. It's called Vivie Bloom from JoAnn. They have it on their website, or you can find it near the designer quilting fabrics.

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    2. Mollie, *blushing* I just realized that you clearly stated on the Spring Stitching Club Welcome document this information as well, so sorry, next time I make sure to read first. Thanks for your patience and repeating the info so graciously :-)!

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    3. No worries! I'm pretty much in love with this fabric, so I'm happy to spread the word. You know, provided you all leave some for me for when I keep going back for more! (I've purchased two cuts already, and am thinking I need another yard for another project!)

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  21. This this looks like great fun. Love your embroidery patterns! In order to budget, can you let us know what supplies we need, such as how many fat quarters? I am new to quilting. I am skilled at embroidery. Can I do it all by hand or do I need a sewing machine?

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  22. A sewing machine is helpful for finishing the binding, but that's the only thing you'd need it for. Here's the supply list:

    Embroidery floss
    • Linen (or other solid for embroidery & accent) - 1/3 yard
    • Quilting cotton - Color A - 1/3 yard
    • Quilting cotton - Color B - 1/3 yard
    • Quilting cotton - Color C - 1/3 yard
    • Quilting cotton - Color D (floral) - 1-1/3 yard
    • Quilting cotton - Backing - 2 yards
    • Optional: Quilting cotton - Binding - 1/2 yard
    • Optional: Thin cotton batting or flannel - 2 yards
    • 3-inch embroidery hoop, scissors, pins, needle, thread, glue stick
    • Sewing machine (optional but helpful for putting everything together!)

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  23. Wow. Thanks so much for the details. This will move fun!

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  24. Signed up yesterday and paypal says it won't clear until the 4th - 6th. Hope that still counts as signing up before the deadline! Really looking forward to this project. Thanks for all your hard work!

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    1. You definitely get it for the $5.00 price. Did you receive your welcome PDF yet? If not, email me and I'll send it manually. molliejohanson at gmail dot com

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  25. I have just signed up, so happy! It's my first time and I'm really looking forward to it.
    I would like to use another e-mail instead of my PayPal e-mail. I send you an e-mail now to see if it's possible :) Thank you!

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  26. Hello Molly, I think I cut my Hexagons out incorrectly! What size should they be finished? Mine ended up being a little longer than they are tall, and they don't fit together at all. :(

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    1. Uh-oh! Maybe your printer stretched them? The width and height is different, but they definitely should fit together. Measuring from straight edge to straight edge, they should be 2 1/2 inches. From point across to point, they should be just over 2 7/8 inches.

      To save on more cutting or to ensure accuracy, you can buy pre-cut hexagons from paperpieces.com. I recommend buying their 1 1/2 inch hexagons, which come out just a hair larger than the printable pieces in the welcome packet.

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    2. Thank you Mollie! Sorry for spelling your name incorrectly! Duh! I've only seen it about a thousand times on your awesome blog...

      I think I can get away with just cutting out new paper pieces. I'm not letting all my pretty fabrics go to waste!

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