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June 3, 2017
Behind Jinny is a sneak peak at a quilt coming soon and the one on the right is Arabic Tiles.
Each year when May rolls around, those of us in the quilt business head to Spring Market, this year in St. Louis, Missouri. As both a designer and a shop owner, I get to share new fabric lines and patterns plus explore all of the booths for fun, new products for the Studio. But my favorite thing about Market is all the fellow quilt lovers I get to meet, old friends and new.

I so enjoyed designing and piecing my Arabic Tiles quilt that I have decided to teach a class on this in August here at the Studio. Check out our " Classes" page for more information and to sign up.

In this month's newsletter, we have lots to share with you including new projects, a great appliqué tip and an international shop hop. And don't forget to scroll down to the bottom for the link to the next clue in our Moroccan Mystery quilt.   
All About Table Runners

Last month I introduced you to my new mini-stripe fabrics, shown again here, and the quilt for which it was designed, Arabic Tiles. This month, I have two new but smaller projects to share using these same fabrics.

Arabic Tiles Table Runner
If you love the look of the Arabic Tiles quilt but are looking for a smaller project then the Arabic Tiles Table Runner is the project for you.  You'll get the same intricate look using fussy-cut diamonds from border print and mini-stripe fabrics.

Learn more about the Arabic Tiles Table Runner here.

Route 7 Table Runner

If the Arabic Tiles Table Runner looks a little too daunting, why not try this new table runner using the same mini-stripe fabric.

The Route 7 Table Runner is available in five sparkling colors. 

The Route 7 Table Runner starts with an intricate-looking but easy-to-make border print square in the center with strips of mini-stripe and shaded fabrics alternated for the rest of the runner.  This goes together quickly and you will be finishing up in no time at all.  And best yet, the pattern is a FREE DOWNLOAD!

Learn more about the Route 7 Table Runner here. 

 New Casablanca Borders

My Casablanca collection was inspired by the rich, exotic landscape and colors of Morocco. I have so enjoyed using border prints in this collection that I decided to add three new colorways for upcoming projects.

You can see all of my Casablanca collection, including the new border print fabrics, here.

 Row by Row Experience
We will once again be participating in the Row by Row Experience shop hop which runs June 21 - September 5. It's a shop hop like no other and it's becoming more popular each year with shops participating throughout the US, Canada and Europe!

Simply visit any participating quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern. This year's theme is "On the Go!"

Only at the Studio will you find our Homeward Bound row kit. It can be used for both horizontal or vertical rows so you can get just the right setting for your quilt or you can make it into a table runner or banner.

New this summer is Row by Row Junior designed for young quilters, ages 6 to 14.  As they travel along with an adult, they can collect free row patterns designed just for them. The children need to be present in the shop to get the free pattern handout.

If you can't visit the Studio, we still have items available for you.  Our "Piece on the Go!" license plates and pins will be available online starting later this month.  

Introducing Color Me Confident: The Jinny Beyer Quarterly Quilty Box
Beginning this month, Quilty Box is offering a subscription based on my color theories and using all 150 fabrics from the Palette collection.

The Color Me Confident Quarterly Subscription, the newest offering from Quilty Box, is a four-part series delivered quarterly. Each of the four boxes contains a project with palette fabrics and all four boxes combined create a fifth project. Discover new ways to use color while creating several of my classic designs.

Visit Quilty Box to learn more about this program and use the code CONFIDENT15 to receive $15 off the full year-long subscription.

Moroccan Mystery Survey Results
In April's newsletter, we asked you to take a survey regarding our mystery quilt. We thought you might be curious as to what others said so here are the results.

Many of you are using our kits to make the quilt with the rest using fabric from stashes.

    Kit: 63%
    Own fabric: 34%

While about half of you are sewing solely by machine, I am thrilled to see so many of you piecing all or part by hand!

    Hand: 21%
    Machine: 52%
    Both: 23%

And finally, we're happy to see that you are enjoying taking part in this mystery along with us and would recommend this mystery block of the month to your quilting friends.

Thank you to the more than 700 of you who took the time to respond.

Tip for the Moroccan Mystery Quilt
We've passed this tip along before but it is worth repeating since this month the Moroccan Mystery quilt has you working on appliqué and this is now my "go-to" method.

With typical appliqué, your seam allowance is smaller than ¼". However, Rosa Rojas, developer of the Apliquick tools, recommends a larger seam allowance of a full ¼". With the Apliquick method, glue is added to the seam allowance and stabilizer. For greater success with appliqué, the larger seam allowance makes it easier to manipulate your fabric with the tools.  

You can see how I appliqué on my "Tips and Lessons" page and also in this months' video lesson.

Moroccan Mystery - Clue 5
This month it is all about appliqué!  While there are many methods available, in this months' video, I will be teaching you the Apliquick method.  Included in the pattern download this month, are tips for the appliqué plus, for those of you who are not appliqué fans, we suggest a clever but just as striking option, using embroidery or quilting as an alternative to appliqué.  

This is a free program available just to our newsletter subscribers. Each newsletter will have a link to a new clue plus you will have access to all past clues.

If you watch the video for this month's clue, you will see me using the Omnigrid FoldAway for cutting and pressing along with YLI silk thread for the appliqué.  Both items are on sale this week as part of our Weekly Web Special.

[Download link available in subscriber e-mail only] 
For more information or to order kits and related products, visit the Moroccan Mystery page on our website.

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