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#MakersWednesday: Quilt Blocks

This #MakersWednesday, we’ve got Quilt Blocks to share. What are YOU making?

Welcome back for #MakersWednesday, where we celebrate the past week of making! Won’t you join us?

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This week I’m sharing another quilting WIP (if you’ve been following along, I have mentioned my recent addiction to enthusiasm for quilting). In this photo the quilt is just a few blocks that I framed with coordinating semi-solids:

If you’re swooning over that lumberjack fabric – as you should be –…

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Round ‘em Up: Defining Success

How do YOU define success?

This week we’re rounding up some posts from around the Web about a very hot word: success.

We all want to be successful, right? In life, in business, even in our hobbies and families? But the problem is, MY definition of success might be very different from yours. So how does either of us know if we’re successful?

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The answer lies in coming up with your…

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#ThinkCreateReflect: The Business Bucket List

#ThinkCreateReflect: What’s on your biz-related bucket list?

Welcome to #ThinkCreateReflect! Every Friday we take a moment to post a prompt that will inspire your creativity or your business to move forward. We’re so glad you’re here with us!

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This week, take out your journal (of the art or standard variety) and respond to the following prompt:

Step 1: At the top of a page, write down one thing you’ve always wanted to try in business (or life). What’s…

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#MakersWednesday: Anime Quilt

What are you making this #MakersWednesday? - http://blog.patternedapp.com/2014/03/makerswednesday-anime-quilt/

Welcome back for another round of #MakersWednesday, where we’re turning Hump Day into the best day of the week by sharing the creative juices in order to keep ‘em flowing!

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This week I’ve got another quilt to share! I can’t really explain it, but my quilting mojo has been on fire lately, and I figure I’d better keep going with that enthusiasm before it gives out on me. Quilts for everyone,…

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Preparing for the Unknown in your Small Biz

If you own your own business, there are a lot of balls to juggle on a regular basis. It can be overwhelming just to keep up with the day-to-day operations that keep your biz going every week. We totally understand that. But if you’re only doing what you need to do in order to prepare for – and survive – the week (or the month, or even the year), then you’re doing yourself a major disservice.

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#ThinkCreateReflect: Past, Present, Future

#ThinkCreateReflect: Know where you’ve been to plan where you’re going

Welcome to another edition of #ThinkCreateReflect, where we pause during a busy week of making and selling in order to respond to a creative or thought-provoking prompt!

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This week’s prompt:

 Close your eyes and imagine yourself five years into the future of your business. Describe it – how much are you earning? What does your working day look like? How do you spend your time? How wide is…

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#MakersWednesday: Socks in Progress

Welcome to #MakersWednesday, where we take a break mid-week to celebrate the maker in all of us!

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This week I’ve got a hand-knit pair of socks to share! Well, really, it’s the toe portion of one of those socks (the other one is finished but not pictured). I’m designing this pattern and having lots of fun doing it! The leafy motif reminds me that Spring is on the way!

What are YOU making this…

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Round ‘em Up: Ideas for Goal Setting and Planning

It’s a new quarter - check out these great goal-setting resources -

Here at Patterned HQ we know you’re busy. You don’t have time to scour the Internet each week, looking for the best and the brightest information out there on a particular topic. Let us do that for you instead! Every so often we’ll post a “Round ‘em Up” list of articles and other information that’s useful to small business owners like you. Just because we’re awesome like that (and so are you).

What do your goals look like this year?

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#ThinkCreateReflect: The Wild Iris of Inspiration

Welcome to #ThinkCreateReflect, where we take a little time to think about the now, reflect on the past and create for the future! Each week we’ll give you a prompt that will inspire your creativity or get your business juices flowing. We hope you’ll join us!

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Today we’ve got an inspirational quote to bring out the creativity that lives deep inside you:

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So, what calls to youin the quiet…

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#MakersWednesday - Owl Quilt

For #MakersWednesday we present: a neon Owl Quilt!

Hello, and welcome to the most creative day of the week! Every Wednesday we take the time to stop and snap a photo of the creative projects we’re working on. We hope you’ll do the same!

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This week, I’m sharing a project I recently finished – an owl quilt for my daughter, who is 8:

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I used this tutorial to make my star blocks, and then I used a method from this awesome Craftsy class for…

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