Category: Ebony Love / Love Bug Studios

Precision Piecing: Curved Seams With Out Pins

quiltshopgal's favorite tutorialsQuiltShopGal wants every quilter to be comfortable stitching curved seams and achieves perfect piecing.  But, I realize for many of us that this doesn’t happen if we don’t practice. 

Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios demonstrates how to sew a drunkard’s path block without using pins, making this an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning/improving their piecing skills when working with curves.

Want to practice sewing curves with pre-cuts?  


Inchworm Fabrics accepts special orders where you could order curved pieces for the curved Drunkards Path with scrap fabrics to practice, or fabrics from Inchworm that you may want to use to make a baby quilt, table topper or a quilt.  Cutting services and fabrics are offered at an economical price, making this an excellent opportunity for those that want to work on their precision piecing skills with curved seams.


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The Big Little (Blog) Book Tour! & Giveaway

SewCalGal is delighted to participate in the Big Little (Blog) Book Tour and share insights with you today about this new book.  

The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips, by Ebony Love is a new book that is a great resource for those looking at purchasing a fabric die cutting system, as well as those that may have purchased, but still has questions or concerns about how to use these Modern Quilting Tools.  And, while there are many quilters that are also bloggers and share insights on their Modern Quilting Tools,  this book is a great single resource that can really help you through the process of selecting a die cutting system as well as answering all your questions.

Die cutting systems have been on the market for ages and are extremely popular with those that enjoy scrapbooking.  But, a few years back these cutting systems crossed over into the world of quilting and have become a tool that is growing rapidly with popularity!  Still, many struggle with deciding which cutting system is appropriate for them, best way to buy dies to meet “their” needs, as well as how to become efficient when cutting fabric with a die cutting system vs a rotary cutter.

Ebony’s book is here to answer all those questions and more.  It isn’t a project book, but a reference book.  Click here  to read an excerpt from this book.

This 256-page book is packed full of tips, extensive Q & A,  details on how to use a die cutting system, and more!


There is a great chapter “All About Dies” that covers a broad range from getting them home, handling, compatibility, strip cutters, geometrics, traditional dies, applique’, rag, and even insights on custom dies from a variety of die manufacturers.

The chapter on All about Consumables shares insights on Trays, Adapters, mats and more.  Even if you have experience with a die cutter, this chapter will most likely share insights with you to give you a better understanding about the different die cutting systems, with respect to their consumables.
Many quilters feel challenged when trying to convert a quilt pattern written for one die cutting system to another.  Fortunately, Ebony came up with the EDeN system, that can help. And, she shares insights on this great system in this chapter, with more information available on her EDeN website.


The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips retails for $29.95 in the US, and is available for purchase through,  independent quilt shops,  online stores,  or direct from the publisher at Wholesale or distributor inquiries can be made on the same site, or by calling 877-577-8458.

SewCalGal hopes you get a chance to check out this new book at your local quilt shop and/or favorite online store, Amazon, or through Love Bug Studios 

Here is the line up for the Big Little (Blog) Book Tour!  Each of these participating blogs are sharing their insights about this book and offering the opportunity for you to win a copy.  

Did I mention a giveaway?

Thanks to Ebony, one lucky follower will receive their own copy of  “The   Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips, by Ebony Love.   Public Followers can simply leave a comment on this post to let me know you are interested in winning a copy of this book.  I’ll randomly select a winner and announce next Friday.  Ebony will ship the prize to the respective winner.

 Update, the winner of this giveaway, for the book “Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips”, by Ebony Love, the winner is:  Josie McRazie (Insanity Defense).

I’m also happy to announce winners of recent giveaways:

Don’t forget to check the page on this blog labeled “Giveaways” to find insights on current Giveaways & Contests.  I’m currently trying to update this page 1-2 times per week.


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