My Best Blog Posts of 2018

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Best and most popular blog post tutorials of 2018It is always fun to look back at a year and see what has been my best blog posts of 2018 that everyone is interested in. It wasn’t a surprise to see that the quilt tutorials have been the most popular.

Best of 2018

This year I have created a Resource Library which has all kinds of free tutorials that can be downloaded just by signing up for my newsletter.

I took a class called List Love which has really taught me a lot about the importance of growing an email list and also using ConvertKit.
My mailing list has grown to almost 3,000 people since August when I started it.

With the recent changes that Craftsy has made, I am glad I have a pattern shop on my website and a great group of people who enjoy my website. I used to have 40 patterns on Craftsy and now have 4. I am hopeful that the changes coming in 2019 with Craftsy will be good.

I was also using WooCommerce on my website to sell my digital quilt patterns but I have now switched to a store on Shopify.

Truthfully my Christmas tutorials have been the most popular but I have been sharing them so much lately that I thought I would list a few of the other popular posts.

1. Scrappy 9 Patch Irish Chain Table Runner Tutorial

This sweet little table runner tutorial has been very popular this year. I think having a downloadable PDF has been very popular also. If you have some charm packs in your stash, you’ll have fun making this table runner. This is a simple 9 patch that uses little 1½” squares that you can pull out of your stash or use a charm pack like I did.
Scrappy Irish Chain Tablerunner quilt tutorial

2. Heart Baby Quilt Tutorial

How about a precious little baby quilt made with batik hearts! I shared this tutorial as part of the Put a Little Love in your Quilt blog hop at Just Le Me Quilt. It doesn’t matter what time of year you make this quilt but if you are looking for a quilt project around Valentine’s Day, then this is a good one for you. Use some fat quarters of batik to make this!

Batik Heart baby quilt tutorial

3. Twisting Heart Wall Hanging

This is a quilted wall hanging that is fun to create and perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.

Twisting Heart quilted wall hanging tutorial

4. Midnight Glow Tutorial

I have been going back and updating some old tutorials like this one which continues to make it a popular post.

Midnight Glow Quilt Tutorial quilt finished

5. Fabric Baskets
Have you made a fabric basket or two? This blog post has been my all time most popular post. This post had over 30,000 views this year.

Easy Fabric Basket Tutorial

Thank you Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs for organizing the Best of 2018 Linky Party!
Best of Linky Party 2018

I hope you have enjoyed my Best Blog Posts of 2018! If you make any quilt project using these or any of my patterns, I would love to see them!

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  1. I made a twister heart for valentines–thank you for the pattern. I actually think i did it a few years ago. I still would like to do some of your little baskets and i think i will add to my list for Easter. I hope to make a dent in some UFO’s..but small projects in between are always an accomplishment. Thanks for sharing & Happy New Year!

  2. Great tutorials! I too have been caught in the Craftsy issue (I went from 40 to 4 also 🙂 and am now starting to build my e-mail list (a little too late). Thanks for linking up!

  3. Just wanted to let you know that I smile when I see an email from you. I know that the content will have meaning and you’re not just showing me some bit of sewing you’ve done. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    1. Oh Mary, that is the sweetest thing to say! I actually used to do tons of posts showing what I was quilting LOL. Then so many people would ask how I did it and I decided it was more fun to share information with others!

  4. These are all great posts, and I will take a look at your suggestions on the mail list. Just want to begin posting patterns, so at least the Craftsy thing didn’t hurt me. I am sorry for those that it did hurt. I do have to check my patterns though that I bought and see what is there…. Wishing you a very successful 2019.

  5. I am so unhappy with Craftsy that I will only go there to watch the classes I have there, since I can’t download them. I won’t go back there for patterns for anything any more. I know this hurts the designers still left there, and I’m sorry for that, but I hope they will all leave Craftsy and either have their own place for the patterns like you or find another place to group together to sell their designs. What NBC/Craftsy has done to everyone, sellers and buyers alike, is wrong (in my opinion) and I won’t do business with them. They gave the “shop owners” 10 days notice during the biggest holiday season of the year and the did not notify those of us who only go there to buy at all…their lack of understanding of the crafting community just shines right through. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do in 2019!

    1. I think it will all work out in the end. About 2 or 3 years ago they had a big change and as an affiliate for them the amount of money I made dwindled. I could never believe we were able to sell patterns for so long without them charging us. Let’s hope all will get better after the first of the year.

  6. Hello Connie, I am thrilled to have decided to follow your blog and begin to get to know you better as a friend! You are a very talented designer and I am constantly wanting to make each of your projects that you share with us! I look forward to another great year of following you! Have a fantastic day!

  7. It’s been fun viewing everyone’s 2018 review posts, but it’s also dangerous. I’ve seen so many projects I want to do, including your Irish chain table runner. Guess I should spend more time sewing and less time reading blogs.
    Happy New Year.

    1. I agree with Debbie Connie and best wishes for a very happy, healthy New Year/ Feels like 2018 flew by at lightning speed. lol

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