Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lots of Dots Tutorial and a Big Announcement!...

Good morning cute people!
Today's post is all about circles. 


This week I have been sewing for a new pattern called
"Lots of Dots"
so I thought it would fit right in with the blog hop!

So I made lots of small circles....


And lots of medium circles...


And lots of larger circles...


And lots of even larger 4 patch circles!


And guess what I used to make all of them?
Introducing the 
by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Yay!
I am finally able to announce that I am now designing my own collection of quilting rulers and templates!
They will have a worldwide distribution  through the fabulous
wooohooo!


My first three rulers shapes 
(I will announce the other 2 shapes at a later date)
are designed to fit precut fabrics...
 and the first shape to be released at is the "Circle Ruler".
These rulers come in 4 different sizes and are sold together as a set.

The circles can be used with a rotary cutter but for the project I am doing today...I used them as templates.


The smallest works perfectly with a 2 1/2" square...making it easy to use with a 2 1/2" strip of fabric.


Or you can also use the smallest circle ruler to get 4 circles from a 5" square precut. 


The next size up fits the 5" square precut too!


The next size fits a 7" square of fabric...


And the largest size in the set fits a 10" square!
For my new pattern I sewed four 5" squares together into a 4 patch and then laid my large circle ruler on the back of the block and lined up the marked lines on the ruler with the seam...


And traced around the edge with a mechanical pencil.


I cut a square of lightweight non-fusible Pellon interfacing....



And pinned my marked 4 patch with the right side onto the Pellon.


I took it over to my machine and stitched directly onto my marked line...completely around the circle and making sure to backstitch at the beginning and the end.

*It helps to use an open toe foot for this so that you can see exactly where your needle is going into the fabric.


After sewing the circle...I trimmed an approximate 1/4" seam allowance all the way around...


like this.


Then I lifted the Pellon away from the circle and cut a slit for turning.
I used scissors for this because they were right there and handy...but a seam ripper works great also.


The slit does not have to be very long...


Just long enough to turn right side out like this.


Smooth the edges and then press flat...


And you have a completed perfectly shaped circle the exact size of the ruler!


I machine appliqued a prepared smaller circle onto the center of the 4 patch.

Then I pressed a white background square in half both ways to mark the center...
and centered my 4 patch circle on top and pinned it into place...


and machine appliqued the large 4 patch circle to the white square.


I continued making lots of dots...




Using all 4 sizes of the Circle Rulers...



and using my machine to appliqué.


And here is the "Lots of Dots" quilt!
I'm happy to say that I designed this new quilt pattern...
specifically to go with the 
"Circle Rulers" 
I have also designed a new quilt pattern to go with each of my other rulers too!


The Lots of Dots quilt was made using my newest fabric collection...
Polka Dot Stitches

I hope you like my new rulers and new patterns...I've been having so much fun with them:)
xx
Lori









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Pia Eriksen said...

Simply fantastic - I would never have dreamt of such af quilt. It's now on my to-do-list

Karen said...

Those dots are so cute. I love the quilt you made with them all - I bet you had heaps of fun doing it. Lovely!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The quilt is darling.Congrats on your ruler sets! Someday (when I learn to sew), I will be a customer!
Erica :)

May Britt said...

When I noticed this cirkle ruler I thought THIS is one ruler I need to have. I love cirkles and your tutorial on this quilt is great. Love the quilt.

Leeanne said...

Wow haven't even thought of using circles in a quilt. What a clever idea!

Heidi Staples said...

These look amazing!! I love your new fabric line too!

Kate said...

Hi
I love your little quilt, the fabric is great, and it looks so easy with the circles.

Linda said...

Love the jolly circles quilt! Clever idea to use pelon. Your new rulers sound great and I would love to be in your Giveaway.
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Samantha said...

I love those round rulers and that quilt is darling!

I will have to add it to my list of things to make. I love it!

Thanks for a chance to win goodies!

Darlene said...

Well, Miz Lori, these rulers are awesome. I can hardly wait to get my hand on a set. I see so many possibilities and ideas in my mind's eye. Congratulations - this is going to take the quilting community by storm.

It would be so much fun to win - thank you for the opportunity.

Cynthia said...

Wow Lori, I had no idea you had designed your own rulers, fantastic! I love your dotty quilt, and your fabric is superbaliss!!! Is that a word? Your new line of Polka dot Stitches is so gorgeous, it goes so well with Sew Cherry :) I can hardly wait to get some. Maybe I will be lucky enough to win some :) I was so excited to see you in the blog hop!!!

Karen W said...

OMG...I love,Love,LOVE circles. I can hardly wait for this yummy quilting goodness.

trelly said...

OMG Lori! You always have great ideas!!!! Love your rulers and your new design, I think I have to make on for my nephew :) Congrats

Sunshine Girl said...

What a fabulous quilt - fantastic colours you have used! I love your new cutting system too, wonderful tutorial for it too - good luck with your new venture! Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Celtic Heart said...

Congratulations on designing your own range of tools . . a grand achievement to be sure. I love the pattern created with your cirle ruler. It is so balanced in design, and the colour combination is one of my favourites at the moment. ♥

Johanna said...

Love those four patch circles! I could have lots of fun with that. Love, love, love, the new fabric!

Irene said...

Hello Lori

Having just discovered your blog I am amazed by your creativity and talent. Your measuring tools are brilliant and I wish you every success.
luv
irene
xxxx

Nati said...

Wow, that quilt looks amazing and you make it sound so easy with the ruler. Congrats on your new line! It is always great to know that people are looking at ways to making things easier for us all! Will look out for the set in my local quilt shop :)

Christine M said...

What a great idea your ruler is. I love your Lots of Dots quilt.

Theresa said...

Your new fabric is lovely and the circle rulers are fantastic, what a great idea. Love the dotty quilt that you've made.

Siobhan Henn said...

Wow,

The templates are a brilliant idea, I mostly work with pre-cuts, so ideal.

And your pattern with those fabrics looks amazing

Anne said...

Oh my goodness, I *love* the circle templates. I hope I can get them here in Scotland sometime soon! The quilt you made with them is utterly gorgeous. Something else to add to my list of things I'd like to make!

Kleine Vingers said...

What a lovely design, and so colorful, I like it very much. The rulers seem very handy.
Greetings

Heleen Groot said...

Congratulations. I struggle with round shapes....to put it mildly. They always turn out square for some reason! Your ruler is awesome. I can see lots of round shapes in my future now! Love your quilt.

Pam said...

The rulers are fantastic, I have resorted to drawing round glasses and saucers onto thin board, a chore no more. When I turn my circles I use the blunt end of a crochet hook to push the seam out smoothly before pressing.

tartankiwi said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Love all those dots and your new ruler looks as if it makes it so so easy.

BarbaraShowell said...

You DO have a creative bee buzzing in your bonnet, don't you? Love the quilt, and I'd love to have some 10" squares.

Sue said...

Those circles are amazing. What a great idea you had. Congrats on having the circles distributed so that everyone can buy and use them! Thank you for sharing.

FabricFascination said...

This is an adorable pattern. Love the fabrics you chose.

PennyDog said...

Such a nice way of doing circles without annoying curved piecing- I might need one of these. That quilt is fantastic!

Jane said...

Those rulers look fantastic - much more accurate than tracing around the crockery!!

charlotte said...

How cute. I love your new rulers!! I always avoid circles because they are hard to do for me, but with this, I can see it being fun. Great quilt too.

Sentimentally Me said...

Just Darling! I love love LOVE the dotty quilt and the rulers are BRILLIANT * Yay for You! :)

sewyouquilt2 said...

that quilt is gorgeous! love love love the circles. I can see lots of possibilities like green circles overlapping in a circle shape to make holiday wreath quilt.or circle shapes as bodies to make cute animal baby quilts. oh my!

ledamewood said...

What a great concept, Great rulers and fabric - you amaze me.

retdairyqueen said...

Your circle ruler is so very clever and I love the quilt you made using it

KaHolly said...

You are something of a genius! Quilte a different twist on Lots of Dots......and I'm loving it! Your circle rulers will 'rule'!! Congratulations! By the way, your tutorials are incredible. I just don't see how you find the time to do everything that you do!! ~karen

ilaria garbati said...

I love both your dot pattern and the great circle ruler.
Wish I can buy it online because who knows when will get it in Europe!

Jane said...

I've been thinking about circles lately and now here you are with this! Cute quilt & great rulers!

Kathleen Grace said...

Holey Moley Lori, I'm in love! This quilt goes on my project list! Congratulations on your templates and another amazing pattern:>)

Catherine said...

Simply fantastic four patch circles! They are amazing and what beautiful quilts they will make! I`ll bet your circle rulers will be a hit. I`m glad you are offering many sizes. This is my first visit to your blog. It`s been great.

Frog Quilter said...

I see some new tools that will have to be found. Lovely quilt

Pauline said...

Congratulations on your design and your rulers, what an exiting way to introduce them! You know how to inspire, thanks for showing!

Christine said...

Love the quilt and the rulers are fantastic. I will definitely be purchasing a set when they become available.

notqnot said...

Fantastic ruler and lovely quilt!

Britt-Inger said...

Oh Lori, you are such a creative woman and I love your rulers and the circle quilt will be on my Must Do list.
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Martina said...

Oh I love this quilt. So sweet and the ruler looks so useful. So great that you design things to make our quilting easier and faster and happier! Thanks so much!

Fiesta said...

Lori, I love your new ruler. I made those circles into little mats when we remodeled the kitchen last year and I used the circle rotary cutter which sometimes has a mind of it's own. I love the idea of taking the circles and incorporating them into a quilt. My dots design tomorrow will be from one of your patterns I am still working on.

luverlie said...

The quilt is beautiful. And you include the pattern with your new rulers...Awesome! I'm fairly new to this machine piecing game, but am finding the tools to be my best friend. Thanks for sharing your insight on sewing and your instructions and pictures are invaluable. Thank you.
luverlie@gmail.com

Gill said...

Great quilt!
circle rulers are a brilliant idea! much better than plastic templates or paper!

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations on a brilliant idea! These tools would be such fun to use in a variety of ways! Thanks for the giveaway!

tara said...

Congratulations to you ! ! ! so beautiful creations from you! and so good news for us!;o) I would love to have a chance at your contest! I am so il love with your fabrics!!!! many thanks for this contest;o)

Thearica said...

That is such a fun happy quilt! My friend Jean would LOVE it to pieces!

Your rulers are so clever! I love rulers of all kinds!

Sasha said...

Congrats Lori!! I love the new circle rulers!! I'm always running around the house trying to find the right size cup or plate whenever I need a circle template :) Yours are perfect!!!!

I can't get over how cute your new quilt pattern looks in Polka Dot Stitches!!! I just love it =D

Patty D from NC said...

I love the rulers and your circle quilt. What a great technique for getting applique edges neat and clean!

Margaret said...

Very, very clever and imaginative!

Martha said...

Ooh...pick me, pick me, pick me. I love that quilt, that fabric and those fabulous rulers. Congratulations! I will be looking for them at market in Houston...eight wonderful days of buying, drooling, touching, drooling....etc. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win and I will buy some even if I don't win! Have a wonderful day!

Jeanie said...

I love the templates! When I first saw all of those circles, I really loved them but thought I'd never take the time to make them. I've used lids and other plastics to make circle templates but nothing that I could use a rotary cutter with. Great idea and wonderful, happy quilt!

journeying said...

I LOVE these circle rulers! I can't wait till they're generally available! I love dots and circles of all kinds and have made many circles in the same way you did - just didn't have any handy and sturdy ruler/templates, and I love your idea of making a 4-patch and then making a more complex circle (but easy thanks to the lines on the ruler!)
Ooops - almost forgot - and your fabric is great, also!

Maxwells said...

That is great!!!! Such a wonderful idea. And I love the cute quilt.

Debby said...

Super cute quilt!! The rulers will have to be added to my Christmas list, I could use them on so many projects. Congrats to you

Karen M said...

Wow. I love the darling quilt you designed using your new rulers. It is the ultimate dotty project. The rulers look great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love circles, and I've been looking for circle templates for ages! I will definitely be getting these. Your quilt is adorable, as always. Please enter me in your drawing. I would love the opportunity to win. Thanks!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Not too long ago I made a couple table runners that was all circles. Cutting the circles was the worst part. Your remaster with a rotating msn would have made it so much easier.

Wendy said...

I can't decide whether i love the rulers or the fabric more, what could be better than circles made with the rulers from this beautiful fabric line!

Brenda said...

I really like the circle ruler and your tutorial. I would be tempted to make this pattern. It's very fun and lively. Circles wouldn't be so intimidating now.

Naturally Carol said...

Your lovely quilt was a surprise ending to this post..I had no idea what you were going to make..hehe!

PatchworkRose said...

Those little rulers are the perfect idea. Love them and your little quilt is just gorgeous. So Fresh and happy. Looks great.

Dorothy Thornton said...

I love your quilt and rulers. I definitely see purchasing them in my future so I can make this quilt

Dorothy Thornton said...

Love the quilt and rulers. I definitely see purchasing these in my future so I can make this quilt

Madame Samm said...

WOW as always you are an absolute delight. YOUR dots are extra special as YOU created them...How lucky for the gracious winner, now tell me who would not want this lovely giveaway?. NEW TOOL and NEW FABRIC line, Wow perfect timing!

Darlene D said...

Its awesome! The rulers and the quilt! Totally impressed!

Marsha said...

I love the circles! What a great idea and using the pellon to give you the turning ability is great! Wonderful pattern and congrats on the new contract with Riley Blake for your rulers. You rule!

Diane aka Nana said...

I love, love, love your rulers - what a great idea! And the quilt is so pretty.

Lori said...

I love "Lots of Dots".

Laura VanVleet said...

Fabulous! I can't wait for these templates to be available! Awesome!

aussiequilter said...

oh "pick me","pick me" "pick me" PLEASE ! Your rulers are fabulous and the quilt is so gorgeous cheers Teri

Carol Stearns said...

Before I even get into my comment, let me just say that I love, love your blog! And your tutorials are so informational and detailed and easy to follow. I'm doing the row along and it is sooooo much fun and I've passed the info on to a group I belong to and they are participating! Now, your circles are brilliant! And the quilt is cute and the way you've described cutting and sewing the circles makes it sound easy! Circles are daunting but yours are easy! Can't wait to get my set! And I love love your fabrics too! Thank you for all you do!

Lisa Marie said...

Great idea for the circle rulers. I love your quilt -- so cute!

Jocelyn said...

Love the new rulers! Anything that helps me to be more accurate is great. And your quilt is just darling!

Joyce said...

It's beautiful! I love circle quilts and in fact have one in progress...the tool would have made things much easier!

Jamie Lee said...

This quilt is great! When and where will the ruler set and quilt pattern be available? And where do you get those cute pins with the hearts???

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! Congratulations on entering the quilt tool world. The rulers look fantastic!! What a great idea. Sure beats the plates I've been using ;-)

jirons42 said...

I always have trouble making perfect circles and your rulers and method ahould take care of that problem. Love the quilt you designed for using your ruler!

Stephanie said...

This looks totally fun to make! Love the circle rulers and the fabric. Very cool!!

JoAnn said...

This is a super cute quilt! Now I also know how to make the circles but there is no way in heck I would attempt this without using your circle rulers (I have trouble drawing a straight line :))
Can't wait to see this product out, hopefully in a Canadian quilt shop!!
Thanks for the chance to win some fabric... JoAnn

Dorian said...

What a great idea Lori! Love the circle ruler/template. And your new line is adorable.

Linda said...

Well that is a nifty circle ruler! I love the cross lines to keep things nice and straight. Wonderful job on designing it. Congrats!!

Wanda said...

The quilt is adorable, the circle method fantastic, and those rulers....have to get them. I'll be looking forward to their release. Thanks for the giveaway.

Petit Design Co. said...

I love those 4 patch circles. I will be trying out that interfacing technique for circles.

trish said...

Oh my goodness!! That is such a cute pattern with your adorable new line!! I LOVE YOUR NEW RULERS!! I can not wait until it is available to the public. I will be first in line to buy them! Truly. Your new line in my favorite so far. :0) Thank you for sharing it with us. :0) ps. Will the rulers be available for purchase right after market?

B Greene said...

I love the look of your new rulers - they seem to have quite a bit of thickness to them (which I like). I also love that it has the quadrants marked for perfect alignment and cutting quarter and half-circles. Great idea!! Love the quilt, too!

Joan and Kevin said...

Wow!!!!
Love your circles they are great!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mommarock said...

Divided circles..Delicious! And the interfacing, a professional smooth finish to those large circles quickly, wonderful!! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Amazing - the rulers and the quilt.
I will be looking for them when they are available and I have just the set of precuts I've been holding off using because of "fear of circles".
These will make it so much more enjoyable.
Thank you,
Jane (parrotjgw@hotmail.com)

Kim said...

Love the pattern and the templates. Your technique looks so easy! I have been wanting to make a quilt with circles, but was not up for some of the other methods...this way looks much more doable :) Thanks for the chance to win! (Great new fabric line by the way - that yellow is gorgeous)

ginaquilts said...

Great templates and quilt pattern!

Patticakes said...

Rulers now too?? Boy you are a busy gal! I've been following your blog for a long time and I'm one of your prolific Pinners on Pinterest so your beautiful creations are not new to me! Love your Dots project (and all your fabric, quilt patterns, well, just about all that you do!).
Okay, I'll stop gushing now....
A big fan,
Patti

Anonymous said...

OMG! What a gorgeous quilt! Great idea for the rulers too! I usually keep away from circles but this I would be willing to try. Congrats on the rulers and pattern. What a winning combinaton!

Ursula

uschbear at gmail dot com

MamaLadyBug said...

I love curves more than angles and these new rulers will be a great addition to do cirles, curved edges, and even perfect S shapes. I love your "Lots of Dots" quilt design too!!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Well I think your circle rulers are brilliant and your tutorial makes making circles less scary! They turn out perfectly!!

Peggy said...

I love the variety of sizes of circles - the possible pattern ideas are limitless! You always have such detailed, inspiring tutorials! Thanks.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Good idea, no great idea to use the Pellon!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt, how happy it is!! Thanks for the fun, good luck with the rulers!

My Vintage Mending said...

Miss Lori you are revolutionizing my sewing this week...I cannot wait for the mail to come...this is so ingenius. Thank you for all that you teach us....smiles..Renee

hoemwork said...

Pretty cooooooool!

krislovesfabric said...

Your new rulers look amazing, I will be on the lookout for them :) and I am very interested in the texty prints in your new line!

Eileen said...

Love the rulers ! And the pattern is sweet as are all your patterns.

littlelixie said...

Love the rulers - pinned a post about 4 ways to do circle applique just yesterday so this is good timing! Fingers crossed I win the giveaway!

Dawn E. Brown said...

I absolutely love this quilt. Would love to own these templates, would make life so so so fun...Dawn E. Brown

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Circle are one of my favorite shapes along with dots! Your fabrics are wonderful and I would be so happy to win this giveaway!!

Kathy said...

Those dots are sooooo sweet! Just love them. Also love that fusible applique with no edges to turn.

Jaxbabie3 said...

LOVE that you are designing your own tools. The circles look awesome! I could use them for SO many different projects on top of quilting. Loving all the neat things you share with us!! Thanks so much!

Lynn said...

I think your new rulers and patterns are fantastic, a must have. Once I tried to do a cirlce quilt and ended up with a big mess. I just may need to invest in the rulers and try again, or maybe it will be my lucky day!!

JCnNC said...

I can always count on your creative spirit to help us with our quilting obstacles. Love these rulers and fabric choices and a most wonderful giveaway opportunity. Judy C

Charlotte Huffman said...

This is so easy! I don't quilt but I believe I could follow these instructions and complete a quilt. I will be passing this on to others.

Tiffaney said...

Congrads! You are such a creative lady. I love that quilt and the fabrics you designed are so perfect it in.

Becky said...

You are spot on the dot with these! Love circles and love the way this would give depth to a quilt. Keep up the good work. Love your posts!

Jacqueline said...

CONGRAT's to you on your new adventure.. love the quilt.

Thanks for a chance

annemarie said...

This is brilliant - congrats to you.

suz said...

What a brilliant idea! I love that you marked the center of the circles so you can line up a four patch - that was a fantastic idea. These rulers are definitely going on my Christmas list. I've avoided large circles because of the hassle of making templates. I love that you kept pre-cuts in mind when you designed them. The pattern is great and looks like a lot of fun. Congratulations!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

The rulers are brilliant, and I LOVE the quilt. I'm so inspired by this! : )

Anonymous said...

I will definitely need a set of your circle rulers! And the fabric is too, too yummy.

donnadumouchel at aol dot com

Mary Jo said...

So unique! you are too smart!

Katarina said...

Lori, the quilt is gorgeous and it seems so easy to make! It makes me wanna try it one of these days. And your circle ruler are a great idea!

legato1958 said...

Your circle tools look awesome! And it is so perfect for your new fabric. Thanks for adding the too cute pattern! You make me want to make those circles!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Sheila said...

I love your "Lots of Dots". What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for being part of the hop.

beaquilter said...

that ruler is sooo awesome. do you have a link to buy it on rb website (my fav fabric designers)great giveaway too

tmmw said...

I absolutely love everything you do!! You design the CUTEST fabrics! Can't wait tilthe new line is out in stores--maybe I won't have to if I win your give-away!!

Francis Paul said...

I love thr quilt you made with your rulers! it looks so easy :-)

Michelle said...

OMG Lori, you did it again! Love, love love the quilt!

I can't wait to get my hands on the rulers!!

Missy Shay said...

I love the rulers, circles are always hard to do. I love the quilt, I'm going to pin it and keep my eye open for the pattern!
missysaprons@gmail.com

tmmw said...

I absolutely love everything you do!! And can't wait til your new line comes out--might not have to if I win your give-away!!

Susan said...

Lori,
You are amazing! I can't believe all of the great ideas you have! I'm having a ball with the "row along" and now I want to make a circle quilt. I don't have any circle templates and I can't wait to get a set of these! (And I can't wait to find out about your other templates!) Love your new Polka Dot Stitches line. Your lines always coordinate so well together. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric!

Mirabilys said...

Very cute pattern (I think of lovely plates) et so clever rules! Love circles and dots, these sweet shapes are a pleasure for the eyes. And your colors... really lovely!

tmmw said...

I absolutely love everything you do!!! I can't wait til the new line comes out in stores--may not have to if I win it in your give-away!

Catherine said...

You are so clever! I just love the circle quilt. Those rulers will be a hit. Congratulations and thank you.

Catherine
jersey1375@yahoo.com

Toni Stone said...

Love the circle templates. I have been working on this and having a hard time getting it to look like a circle, the templetes would be a great help. Saving my money to get these.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Congrats on your new rulers! Those circles are fantastic and y our quilt is just gorgeous. I am going to have to attempt this technique with your rules for sure! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful new fabric too :)
Amanda

Renea said...

Love this quilt that you made using the circles. I would love to have these circle rulers. I will be looking for them. Thanks for the great giveaway. The fabric is sew pretty.

Cotton Blossom said...

I think the rulers are wonderful! I rarely make a quilt without some sort of polka dot fabric included. Love the quilt.

tmmw said...

I do so enjoy everything you design! Can't wait til your new fabric line comes to quilt stores--maybe I won't have to if I win your give-away!

Cindy Staub said...

Love, love, love the new pattern and the templates! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial!
Happy quilting!

Nance said...

Polka dotted fabrics are some of my very favorites! Now, with your great set of rulers and generously included pattern, I will be able to make my own! I can't wait to see what your other templates are and what patterns will be included? Your instructions are always so clear, well illustrated/photographed, and easy to follow. Congratulations on this new venture.

Julie Pike said...

I absolutely love this quilt! Congratulations on your ruler sets. This is something I'd love to have a go at some day!

Scrapatches said...

Congratulations! ... and ... Thank You! I am dotty over dots and love your new fabric line, Polka Dot Stiches! <3 I also love, love, love your new circle templates and the perfect sizes your have created for cutting and tracing circles. <3<3<3<3 I have made circles in this method for applique before and found it very easy. I love your quilt pattern. I am sew looking forward to buying me a set of these rulers. No more plastic lids and plates for cutting circles for me. ;)
Thanks also for the chance to win the great giveaway ... :) Pat

carol l said...

Really a cute quilt, love all your quilts.
will be looking for the pattern in my quilt store.
Carol L

Scrapatches said...

Congratulations! ... and ... Thank You! I am dotty over dots and love your new fabric line, Polka Dot Stiches! <3 I also love, love, love your new circle templates and the perfect sizes your have created for cutting and tracing circles. <3<3<3<3 I have made circles in this method for applique before and found it very easy. I love your quilt pattern. I am sew looking forward to buying me a set of these rulers. No more plastic lids and plates for me. ;)
Thanks also for the chance to win the great giveaway ... :) Pat

ELNM said...

Congratulations on the rulers! I think it's great to have a pattern included so you can immediately use your new tools. Love the new fabrics also - thanks for the chance to win!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Theresa Johnston said...

This would be great rulers to have to use with my applique. Its such a great idea!

Martha Long said...

This is fantastic. And I love the quilt!!!

Shannon said...

And good morning to you, cute lady!!! I LOVE the circle ruler and your quilt pattern you created!!! I am a novice (when it come to quilting), and this actually looks doable for me--so hooray!!! My MIL is my quilting and sewing mentor. Love her to pieces. She is the best MIL in the whole world, and she adores circles! If I won, I would make her a pretty quilt for her bed, because she so deserves it. Thank you so much for your giveaway!

lushbub said...

That quilt is just fantastic!! The rulers make it so easy! Great idea including a pattern with your rulers. Congrats!! :)

gpc said...

Wow, love this! I have always been afraid of circles and you make them look so easy that I can't wait to try it! Thank you for the inspiration!

Mouster1 said...

I love this quilt cause I'm crazy about dots. Congratulations on your new rulers and projects! Can hardly wait to see what's next. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy said...

Fantastic quilt. I would love a set of your circle rulers. When I want to make a circle, I have to hunt for something that is the size that I want--spool, plate, cup, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

Stunning..just stunning and so creative. Love it and love your circle rulers too!!

Gina said...

We can have so much fun with this ruler . Love the quilt , it's cute and fun !

lifeinredshoes said...

Nothing short of brilliant!!!!!!
You did it....again :)

Laura said...

Those circle rulers look fantastic! I love that you made them easily adaptable to precuts as well! And the pattern is beautiful

Carrie P. said...

You go girl! that is so awesome and what a great tool. Who doesn't love an easy way to make circles. Love that quilt too. Congratulations! thanks for the giveaway.

sheddy said...

Love the new ruler. Love that it can be used as a template and that all sizes come together. Good job!

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

I love this quilt. I just love polka dots and your rulers look awesome. Excellent idea! I will have to add that to my list of wants:)

Tinliz said...

Love your quilt. The ruler looks like fun.

free indeed said...

That is so totally CUTE!!! I'm currently working on a quilt for a new granddaughter and I'm now disappointed I hadn't seen this first! It is great. THose templates seem to work well too and your machine applique is very nice...I've not seen it stitched that way...what machine stitch is used?

Sinta Renee said...

This is adorable! You are brilliant!... I am going to make this, might have to call in sick today!LOL

Material Mary said...

They call it puppy love...Donny himself may even approve...L O V E
Mary

Ruffles and Relics said...

Lovely quilts! Congrats on your ruler sets!

Candice said...

Oh man, I am REALLY wanting one of these rulers- see so many ideas with it in my brain!!! EEPPPPP!

Sharon B said...

SEW creative. Your new rulers sound simply wonderful - and the fact that they fit pre-cuts is so cool. Can't wait for the announcement that they are in the stores!
Thanks for sharing!

Frummie said...

Hi Lori,
Thank you for the chance to be a
WINNER!
When I sew material together to turn rightside out...I cut the backing first. Ask me how I figured that out!!!
Congratulation on your venture!

Kate said...

Wonderful idea for perfect circles. Love the quilt.

entreartes said...

Wow, I will have to add it to my list of things to make. I love it!

Congratulations!

nouveaustitch.com said...

Lori, when will the circle rulers be available? I didn't see them on Riley Blake's site yet.

Twila S said...

Love your new ruler set and the quilt that goes along with it is adorable!!

Unknown said...

I love your new rulers ! They will make it sooo much easier to make circles correctly. I'm waiting for my squares of Polka Dots Fabric. Can't wait to get it.

Cherilyn said...

Love your fabrics! Great idea to make tools for precuts. Lots of dots tool looks like fun can't wait to see your other tools!


Angie said...

I think you rulers are fabulous!! And I LOVE that quilt you made with them. :)

Lynn said...

I LOVE this. I love the circles and the tools which make quilting for novices like me soooo much better! And the pattern is very modern! Another one to add to my to do list! Maybe I will get them all finished by the time my kids graduate high school...and they haven't even started school yet! ;0)

Catherine said...

Congratulations! You are so clever. I just love the quilt with those circles. Your fabric is so pretty. Thanks for showing.

Catherine
jersey1375@yahoo.com

Helen said...

Oh heavens, how absolutely DARLING!!!

I love your circle templates and how thoughtfully you have designed them for precuts and ease of use.

Love your fabrics and sure hope I could be the lucky winner of them.

I'm gonna keep my fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed in hopes of being the chosen one!

Angie said...

Beautiful. I am so amazed at your talent! This is a stunning quilt.

Suzanne W said...

Those templates are fantastic...and your quilt is a great way to use them. In the past, I have used cardboard but these circles are way way better! Thanks for this offer.

Terri Mosier said...

Oh wow, that is so intelligent and awesome! I can not wait to get these circle rulers, my daughter loves 'dots/circle', so I want to make her this quilt for Christmas, she will just love the bright and happy fabric also.

Patty said...

Oh I love the circles! and I will have to get the circle rulers. Won't that make yo yos easier?? As a long time follower, you sure slipped that one in on me. Love your quilt.

mindingmomma said...

congrats on you rnew venture! Love the rulers. Even more love for the quilt!

Nana said...

Those circles look so "doable"!! They remind me of bubbles & would make an adorable baby quilt.

Regina said...

Love dots and your new happy line. Such a sweet pattern. The circle ruler really makes it look easy.

Peggie said...

These tools look great! I love the look you have designed and makes me want to go out and make one myself!

Rosa said...

Absolutely wonderful.Pattern,rulers and fabrics, fantastic.Another one added to my to do list.

Congratulations.Your rulers are great,sure you will sell many!!

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats on your new circle ruler!
That will definitely be on my "must
have" list. Love your "dotty" quilt. Thanks for the tutorial on
making the circles.

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jan said...

I love circles AND polkadots! What an adorable quilt! I will definitely be buying the templates! Your fabrics are so "happy" and bring a smile to my face!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love that ruler!! Great design!! The quilt is super cute!!

Leslie Johnson said...

This is very cute and your rulers are much easier (and more precise) than using a plate. I also like that you used fabric with squares in your circles. Very clever. Congratulations!

Jacque Dunn said...

Love the new rulers and the fabric/quilt are amazing!!! I have never been interested in working with circles but with your system - I now have the confidence to give it a try. Sure hope I win the prize so I can get started soon!

TheaM said...

fantastic use of circles and dots - love your quilt pattern!!!!

thanks for a chance to win, too!

rebecca said...

You are truly amazing! Fantastic job with the new pattern/rulers.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Lori, these are fabulous! And you are SO brilliant to make them to fit precuts! Good for you!!

rebecca said...

You are truly amazing! Great job on the pattern/ templates!!

Carol said...

The circle rulers are awesome. They will be on my wish list for sure. Love the Lots of Dots quilt too. Thank you so much for a chance to win.

Mary said...

I love your Lots of Dots quilt and the tools look great - I'll be anxious to see the others.

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