My favorite things about my Laurastar Smart U ironing system!

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I’ve had a lot of people write to me asking about what I think about my Laurastar Smart U Ironing System, so I put together a little video to show you my favorite features.

It is definitely on the more expensive side, but I’ve never had an ironing system like this and it has changed the way I piece!

You can find out more about Laurastar by clicking on my affiliate link below:

Happy quilting!

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Shops that are stocking First Frost

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Hi there!

I’ve had a lot of emails about where people can locate my new line, First Frost, in this chaotic world.  While I do have a limited supply kits for both the light and dark versions of Woodland Sampler, I don’t have yardage and leave that to the shops.  I asked Benartex to send me a list of shops that ordered First Frost directly this month.  Keep in mind it isn’t a complete list as I do not have access to distributor information which means that I don’t have access to the names of shops who might have ordered the collection from U.S. distributors or any international orders, but at least this is a place to start:

The French Seam

The Presser Foot

Once Upon A Quilt

Peace & Applique Quilt Shop

Calico Point Goshen IN

Le’ Za Me, LLC Kenner LA

Material Girls La Plata MD

Quilting & Crafts by Mercer

Annika’s Arts Missoula MT

Prairie Pines Quilt Shop

New Mexico
Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Ctr Albuquerque NM

North Carolina
Sew Much Fun!, Lowell

South Carolina
Accent Sewing, Inc. Murrells Inlet SC

All Around the Block Quilt Shop

Nuttall’s (Murray location)

Blue Line Quilts

If you are a shop, or you know of a shop, that is stocking this line, please let me know so I can add that information. 

The new patterns that were designed for First Frost are:

Pictured above: Woodland Sampler (dark version)


Pictured above: Woodland Sampler (light version)


Pictured above: Skyscraper (medium grey background)


Pictured above: Winter Blooms (with SVG files)

I also reworked my Hometown quilt in First Frost.

Above: Hometown in First Frost

You can access the SKU information for this quilt here and the pattern can be purchased here.

I hope you love the projects.

Stay safe and happy quilting!


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First Frost (and a pattern bundle) is coming to town!

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Happy spring!  Even though the temperatures are warming up I’m excited that First Frost will be shipping to shops next month.  Now is the time to check with your local shop to see if they’ve ordered and ask them to kit anything you might be interested in.  Your requests are what gets fabric into shops!

Some of the First Frost fabrics…

I’ve posted a First Frost PDF bundle and printed pattern bundle (both at a discount!) in my shop to help you plan.  The patterns list the SKUs I used for all the quilts in detail.  You can also find the individual patterns sold separately and, as always, if you are lucky enough to have a local shop it is great to support them!

First Frost pattern bundle

Woodland Sampler – we’ll be piecing this one together in my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy!
Skyscraper is a great modern easy-to-piecew pattern perfect for both boys and girls!
Winter Blooms – I can’t get enough applique or Aurifil thread!

We’ll be piecing Woodland Sampler together in my Facebook Group starting in June.  So stay tuned for information on that because I have a bunch of great prizes lined up!

Also, in addition to the patterns showed above, my Hometown pattern, originally designed for Celestial Lights on a navy background,  looks great in First Frost on white!  I had a lot of fun piecing this one and you can find the modified yardage chart here.

Hometown in First Frost – I only used the reds, greys, and aquas in this one…

I hope you are as excited as I am about these projects!  Have a wonderful week and happy quilting!


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