The Luck of the Irish

With Valentine’s Day come and gone, it’s time to shift focus to the Emerald Isle. St. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away, but there is plenty of time for throw quilt that will add a bit of Irish cheer to your home throughout March and beyond.

A new take on a time-honored classic, the Luck of the Irish Quilt by Alexandra Henry adds a lucky shamrock in the center of one of the two blocks used to make a traditional Irish Chain Quilt. Make this beauty in shades of green for a more traditional look, or change it up a bit with a variety of your favorite coordinating prints.

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Luck of the Irish Quilt

Materials List
— 1.25m Green Fabric
— 60cm Black Fabric
— 1.6m White Fabric
— 1m Fabric for 7.62cm (3″) Border
— 3m Backing Fabric
— 50cm Binding Fabric
— 1 pkg Legacy L-835R Stabilize-N-Tear™ Lite
— 1m Legacy L-805 Fuse-Under™
— 1.5m Legacy L-GB-96 White Cotton Batting w/scrim
— Thread

* Materials list is based upon a Throw-sized quilt. See project pdf for additional sizes.

Tools List
— Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
— Rotary Cutter & Related Supplies

To download a free pdf copy of the full instructions, please visit our website.

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One of our favorite Traditional Irish Blessings:
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

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alexandrahenry-newAlexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been an avid quilter and needle artist since childhood. Her first quilt, made when she was 5 years old, was a crazy quilt. She also paints watercolors, portraits and pen and ink drawings. Alexandra designed needlework, including pulled thread and hardangar designs for many years before she started producing her own quilt patterns and books. She incorporates needlework in many of her quilt designs. Alexandra uses many Legacy products, including fusible interfacing for clothing, Fuse-Under™ Web and Fuse-Under™ for applique, tear-away and fusible stabilizers for machine embroidery and Legacy Batting for quilts. She loves the quality, ease of use, and flexibility of  Legacy products.

Alexandra started teaching needlework and quilting while in her twenties and has taught classes all over the country. She is currently teaching at the local quilt shop in her community.

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Legacy @ Spotlight!!

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Legacy products launch in Spotlight Stores TODAY (October 1)!! We’re so excited to introduce this new line of interfacings, waddings, and specialty items.  You won’t want to miss the selection, so pop into your local store and look for this handy display:

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Curious as to exactly what product you’ll find at Spotlight? Check out our handy list:
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To learn more about our products and their uses, gain access to free project pdf downloads and learn more about our talented designers, check out our brand new website!

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Stay tuned this week for more info on our product segmentation, new project ideas and featured products! We’re excited to sew, quilt and craft with you!

Cathedral Window Pillow

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The Cathedral Window Pillow is one of those projects that looks incredibly advanced and somewhat unattainable for a beginner. The big secret? It’s not!! Designer Kim Niedzwiecki of My Go-Go Life offers a simple, easy-to-follow tutorial for how to make one of these beauties in an afternoon. You can use a variety of coordinating fabrics as she did, or make one with a single pattern depending on your desired end result. This pillow appeared in an issue of Project Patchwork magazine via Spotlight Stores earlier this year. Fabrics used are from the ‘French Laundry’ Range at Spotlight Stores.

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Tip: try scaling down the proportions to make the most fabulous little pin cushion you’ll ever have!

Cathedral Window Pillow

Materials Needed
— 1.6m Prima Homespun – grape
— 4 x 40cm squares Printed Cotton Fabric
— 4 x 30cm squares Printed Cotton Fabric
— 1 pk/1m Legacy L-805 Fuse-Under™
— 1.9m Legacy L-808 Craft-Fuse®
— Size 18 Cushion Insert (46cm x 46cm)
— 30cm zipper
— 38mm self cover button
— 110cm square Poster Board (optional)
— Glue Stick
— Coordinating Thread
— Rotary cutter, mat & quilters rulers
— Quilting pins, tape measure
— Scissors, seam ripper
— Hand needle
— Sewing Machine with 1/4″ foot, walking foot and zipper foot

To download a free pdf copy of the full instructions, please visit our website.

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Kim NiedzwieckiKim is an energetic, incredibly kind and endlessly thoughtful lady. She is mom to four and wife to one. She discovered her love for sewing shortly after her last child was born and hasn’t looked back since. She is driven and inspired and is always looking toward the next fabulous project, documenting it all through her blog, My Go-Go Life.

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Big Bucket Tote

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The Big Bucket Tote by Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane Quilts is made of up colorful 2-1/2″ strips, making it a relatively quick sew. The bag is BIG and sometimes you just need that extra space. Whether you’re toting a quilt and assorted picnic items, your workout gear, or you’re packing for a weekend away, this is the bag for you! This bag appeared in an issue of Spotlight’s Project Patchwork earlier this year and we love how it was showcased. It was sewn up using strips from the ‘Multi Spot Blender’ and ‘Study Hall’ ranges from Spotlight. So super cute!!

Materials List
— 13 coordinating 2-1/2″ x width of fabric strips
— 1m lining fabric for lining
— 50cm fabric for straps
— Two 19″ x 24″ rectangles of Legacy L-809 Fuse-N-Shade™
— Two 29″ x 1-1/4″ strips of Legacy L-987F Fusible Fleece
— Two 19″ x 24″ rectangles Legacy L-SF101 Cotton Woven Fusible
— 152cm x 11cm (60″ x 45″) Legacy 100% Natural Cotton Batting
— Matching Gütermann 100% Cotton Thread
— Birch Basting Spray (optional)
— Rotary cutter, mat & quilters rulers
— Quilting pins, tape measure
— Scissors, seam ripper
— Hand needle
— Sewing machine with 1/4″ foot and walking foot

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here.

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What fabrics would you use to sew up one of these totes?

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Jennifer is a modern sewist, a stay-at-home mom, a bookworm, a creative dreamer and a lover of all things beautiful. A self-taught sewist, she loves creating something pretty and useful from a sketch and an idea and happily shares her creations, enthusiasms and experiences on her blog, Ellison Lane Quilts.

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Legacy to launch at Spotlight Stores!

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Legacy is incredibly proud to announce that our new line of products will launch in Spotlight stores on Wednesday, October 1. The product line features a wide selection of nonwoven and woven interfacings (segmented into topline categories via a convenient color-coded system), various waddings from 100% Cotton to Wool and Bamboo, and specialty items like Butter Muslin and Tracing Paper. Key products will be displayed on a dedicated fixture, allowing for easy access and a simplified product selection process. The fixture features an array of free project sheets and helpful product info guides.

LegacyFixtureIn support of the launch, we’ve created a brand new website, complete with product info pages, free downloadable projects by talented designers, handy tips and answers to FAQs.

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The site is easy to navigate and should help to answer any questions you might have about product availability and usage, in addition to providing all sorts of project inspiration! We’re excited to get more active on social media and have so many new projects to share right here on this blog. We’re looking forward to creating with you!!

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