Tamarinis Blog Hop

Tamarinis Blog Hop

Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis, one of our fabulous pattern designers, has just wrapped up her first Craftsy class “Quick Quilted Gifts”,  and we’re excited to help her spread the word about the launch! Check out Tammy’s blog for official launch details tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8th. To get everyone excited, we’re kicking things off with a blog hop! Follow along as we hop along to some of our Island Batik Ambassador blogs and get a feel for Tammy’s new class.

Quick Quilted Gifts Graphic

Tammy has been working with with our fabrics for years. Her birght, bold patterns breathe fresh new life into our batiks each season. Check out some of her more recent projects made with our fabrics!





Let’s get to those hop details! During the hop, you’ll read some Q&A with Tammy, get a feel for Tammy’s Craftsy class projects (which feature Island Batik fabrics, of course!) and experiment with different colorways for the Stitch n’ Flip quilt featured in the class. Each blog you’ll visit is authored by one fabulous Island Batik Ambassador!

Here’s the lineup –

July 7 – Island Batik (you’re here!)
July 8 – Tammy Silvers
July 9 – Freemotion by the River
July 10 – Bejeweled Quilts
July 11 – Freemotion by the River – Stop #2!
July 12 – TeachPany
July 13 – Kauffman Designs
July 14 – One Quilting Circle
July 15 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Art

But wait! THERE’S MORE! Did you think we’d be part of a blog hop and not give away some fabulous batiks?! 😉 Enter to win a bundle of five, one yard cuts of, you guessed it – batik! There are many ways to enter – see below for details! Giveaway open to US and Canada only. Enter until 12:00pm PST on July 15th.

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127 thoughts on “Tamarinis Blog Hop”

  1. Margaret Schindler says:

    I am learning free motion quilting, applique and paper piecing
    All of these are online classes

  2. Tiffany says:

    I taught myself to quilt from online directions! Yep, I knew nothing and wanted to do it, so I looked it up and taught myself. I get lots of ideas and tutorials from the web! 🙂

    (Thanks for the giveaway and blog hop!)

  3. Susan says:

    I learned how to english paper piece from various tutorials. Also how to put in a zipper in a zipper bag. Plus others.

  4. Vicki H says:

    I have learned to make hexies online.

  5. jean says:

    I have looked up many ideas and techniques online! Thanks!

  6. Pauline Gudas says:

    I have learned some really great binding tips as well as some new ways to make blocks like the disappearing 9 patch and pinwhell

  7. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    I learned how to plan which way to iron seams so the blocks can match up better with the magic Y. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  8. Pat says:

    These are beautiful patterns! I love batiks. Thank you for the chance to win … 🙂 Pat

  9. Sharon says:

    I just made my first all batik quilt this year.

  10. swooze says:

    Love your batiks! Hope I win!

  11. melissa says:

    Paper piecing hexies without sewing through the paper.

  12. Lisa Marie says:

    Most of my exposure to modern quilting has been online. Now I am a big fan!

  13. Susan Arnold says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Mary D says:

    FMQ I learned online plus lots and lots of tips. I migrated from clothes sewing to quilting so many things learned from online.

  15. Through websites I have learned how to fmq. I watched videos and read a lot of tutorials. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  16. Kathe says:

    I’ve learned almost everything on the web but the most important – to me at least – is that I really enjoy the creation of all that I do. Thanks.

  17. Maryellen says:

    Wow! I’m so excited about this hop, and seeing more of Tamarini’s projects. I’ve learned lots of free-motion quilting designs and paperpiecing throught Craftsy.

  18. Janis T says:

    I am current learning FMQ through various blogs and Youtube.

  19. Joyce Carter says:

    I have learned about EPP hexagons. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. LINDA says:

    HI, I have learned so much from on FM quilting on the web>I’m self taught and the tutorials and free patterns are so helpful. Thank You for sharing!

  21. Jacque says:

    Learning so much online about free motion quilting!

  22. Colette says:

    I have learned how to make a gorgeous binding finally!

  23. Quilting Tangent says:

    I’m learning free motion quilting.

  24. JReeves says:

    Binding, basting, all different quilt blocks are just some of the things I have learned.

  25. Delaine says:

    Pretty much everything I have learned about quilting I researched on line. Thanks!

  26. John Reed says:

    Learned shortcuts on how to make 1/2 triangle squares, flying geese and plenty more.

  27. Kim says:

    I have learned foundation piecing through viewing demonstrations posted on YouTube.

  28. Kathy Davis says:

    I learned how to make binding on line.

  29. Heather says:

    i’ve learned how to be adventurous with my designs.

  30. Anita says:

    Love your designs, and I love batiks!

  31. Karen Martin says:

    I’ve learned a lot of free motion quilting designs online.

  32. Carla G says:

    I learned to quilt via online & books. But learning the way to bind a quilt I found online and it works well. The internet is such a valuable resource. 🙂

  33. Not certain my comment was recorded. Blogger is having issues for me today. I adore learning and trying new projects. Island Batik fabrics are my newest wish for items. Thank you. Creative Bliss…

  34. barbara woods says:

    i just made a bag thanks to Jenny

  35. Cindy says:

    I’ve been learning FMQ. I love batiks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Diannia says:

    I did my first paper piecing project. Intense! I have never worked with batiks but want to try them. The island colors are so beautiful.

  37. MaryBeth says:

    I love blog hops. thanks for the chance to win fabulous fabrics.

  38. Betsy says:

    Paper piecing and back basting appliqué

  39. CarolAnn H says:

    I have been learning free motion quilting online this year.

  40. Marjorie henwood says:

    love to good giveaway..thank you

  41. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I learned how to make the quilt binding. Thanks.

  42. Joanna says:

    I’ve learned my things about quilting online since I don’t belong to a quild and have never taken a quilting class. For one, I would say most recently I learned how to use the Tri Rec rulers for cutting flying geese; it was a Bonnie Hunter video and was very well done.

  43. Lee says:

    I have learned the basics of free motion quilting ! thanks!

  44. Donna says:

    I taught myself to quilt using online tutorials and quilt alongs. This has been and continues to be a fun process.

  45. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!! I am still learning the basics but pretty much everything has been from the internet!!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!

  46. Ive learned so much online!
    I’m practically all self-taught, so online blogs, classes, handouts, tutorials, have all helped me. A few examples:
    Perfect circles for appliqué. Bump less binding techniques. FMQ with Craftsy (Leah Day, Angela Walters, etc). Celtic bias appliqué. My current one is Hawaiian appliqué.

  47. Maxine says:

    Binding. applique , and FMQ

  48. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I learned back basting applique from an on-line source, as well as general ways to increase the accuracy of my piecing.

  49. Vicki in MN says:

    I learned modern quilting!

  50. Kathy S. says:

    I have learned domestic machine quilting via following blogs. I have also learned that I am ADDICTED to quilt alongs. Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. Michelle says:

    Other than my first quilting class, I have learned EVERYTHING online!

  52. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’ve learned some FMQ designs. Thanks.

  53. Karen says:

    I’ve learned to use the decorative stitches on my machines.

  54. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    Making no waste flying geese, putting a binding on, and paper piecing to name a few.

  55. Penny says:

    I learned to make half square triangles and bias bindings. Both really essential techniques. Thanks Bloggers!

  56. Sallie says:

    disappearing four patch

  57. Toni says:

    Tutorials and many online searches have helped me with binding, accurate seams, and yardage calculations!

  58. Karon says:

    free motion quilting as well as countless tips

  59. Audrey says:

    I can’t pinpoint one technique I have learned on the internet but I have refined my quilting skills in all techniques. It is such a wonderful resource. Thank you for sponsoring the blog hop and offering a giveaway.

  60. Renea says:

    I have learned how to make hexi’s and how to crochet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Sandy says:

    I Have Learned Some Thread Painting online!

  62. I have a few Craftsy quilt courses that I have signed up for- perhaps this will be the summer that I get to view them- I have a free motion quilting one and Gloria Loughman’s Landscape quilts . Lots of great ideas – just not enough time to pursues them all.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Alberta,

  63. Pam S says:

    The most recent technique I’ve learned online is how to sew quilt bindings completely by machine. Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Margaret says:

    so many things I have learnt from blogs, all the blocks I have done and how to bind a quilt. No classes near me so this is the place to be

  65. Terri says:

    I learned how to make a triangle quilt through an online quilt along

  66. Chris says:

    I am always looking up easier ways to do things like sewing hexagons or diamonds on line. You can learn so many neat tricks from bloggers.

  67. Sharon Jones says:

    The latest technique I have learnt is how to cut a bias binding for my quilts.

  68. Margaret R says:

    Wow, I am a self taught quilter so almost all my knowledge has come from on-line. I recently learned a new way of sewing and finishing my binding on a quilt.

  69. Susan says:

    I have learned to make really nicely finished bindings by tutorials online. One of my favorites is a flanged binding that looks like piping.

  70. Elaine says:

    I have learned the easiest way to do appliqués. One of my favorite
    Sewing techniques.

  71. karen fisher says:

    how to miter borders

  72. France says:

    I have learned to do free motion quilting on line. By looking at some videos, reading tutorials and posts about the subject and simply by looking at gorgeous pictures posted by talented bloggers.

  73. KatieQ says:

    I have learned different methods of making HST that have made the process easier and more accurate.

  74. Barbara Colvin says:

    I have been learning how to paper-piece via several blogs!

  75. Susie says:

    I have learned about free motion quilting and long arm quilting. Love those Craftsy Classes!

  76. Cheryl Campbell says:

    I think I have finally mastered quarter inch seam from watching videos and reading blogs. Learn so much from internet.

  77. I learned how to make one-seam, 3-d flying geese from Ricky Tims!

  78. Wanda says:

    I learned the disappearing 4 patch and 9 patch.

  79. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    The best tutorial I have used on the internet was about pressing and starching fabric before cutting…..it has helped keep my projects from stretching and getting wonky!! Thanks for the give away!

  80. Verna says:

    WHat a great win the would be !
    Please enter my name. THanks

  81. Lisa Angel says:

    I’ve been learning embroidery stitches online and also free motion quilting through craftsy and different blogs. Thanks for the hop.

  82. Cheri says:

    I have learned binding and FMQ. Love doing them both now! I don’t do facebook or instagram or pinterest….I follow you via email!

  83. Sheila says:

    I learned to do the Jelly Roll Race online

  84. Debbie D says:

    I’d love the chance to win this very generous bundle.. such pretty fabric!

  85. Susan Paxton says:

    I joined Craftsy.com 2 years ago and made my first pieced quilt with their Block of the month class. I always wanted to know how to cut and piece together a quilt and Amy helped to teach me how.

  86. Carol Ann Johnston says:

    I Love Batiks!!

    I learned free motion quilting on my home machine via online tutorials

  87. S says:

    I love batiks! They make my heart beat a little faster. Have used them for years & have a small stash. Friends have asked me what do with them & I say “Anything you want!”. So many of them have stashes of batiks now, too.

  88. Sandy says:

    I have finally mastered binding a quilt!

  89. Diane says:

    Pressing is a technique I learned on Craftsy…how NOT to distort my seams.

  90. allison pogany says:

    I learned how to bind a quilt from online tutorials. (thank goodness, because you should see how i was doing it before!)

  91. Missy says:

    I have learned to do most things online, but the bif=ggest thing is binding and FMQ.

  92. Janie says:

    Machine applique. Thank you for the free projects. Thank you for the giveaway.

  93. Helen says:

    I’ve learned many tips and technics on-line but I most appreciate the inspiration for my own quilts from others’ finished creations.

  94. nancy in IN says:

    I am learn free motion quilting

  95. Jess says:

    I just learned how to press embroidery, which was very timely, because I’m putting embroidery on my current quilt.

  96. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I’m learning to do some different free motion quilting from different blogs!

  97. Mary says:

    FMQ, along with loads of designs and techniques.

  98. Rachel says:

    I’ve learned some nifty binding tricks online. Thanks for the chance to win!

  99. Margo says:

    absolutely love batiks! Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Karen Thurn says:

    I’ve learned several different ways to make half-square triangles. I’ve also learned that there are a lot of quilters out there and I thought sewing was becoming a lost art. kthurn@bektel.com

  101. kaholly says:

    I’m currently working my way through the color theory class.

  102. sarah clemons says:

    Practice Practice Practice!! Free motion Quilting Mines terrible!! love raw edge applique Thats why I love batiks.

  103. Wendy says:

    I learned English Paper Piecing from blogs online…and I have never looked back…I absolutely love it…a great go anywhere hand project and is always available where ever you go….

  104. Mara says:

    Reverse applique and a little bit of FMQ

  105. Aurea Gillis says:

    I totally enjoy paper piecing. I am also learning to machine quilt. Thanks for the give away.

  106. Sandy C says:

    I learned how to do a faux piped binding on the internet – it’s awesome!

  107. Sharon L. says:

    I love Island Batik rayon. The drape is wonderful.

  108. Aunt Marti says:

    The new Island Batik colors are stunning!

  109. Tracey G. says:

    I learned piecing from Camille Roskelley’s Craftsy class. It really made a difference for me.

  110. Mickey Louth says:

    I’ve picked up tricks for paper piecing…it always seems to give me fits 🙂

  111. Piroska says:

    I’ve learned how to do a proper binding.

  112. Carol Ann Johnston says:

    I love batiks and want very much to make something with some new ones!
    I learned free motion quilting on my home machine online

  113. Judith says:

    Free motion quilting!

  114. Julie A. says:

    Applique and love it.

  115. Charmaine says:

    I learned how to make a disappearing nine patch online.

  116. Dawn Frisch says:

    I’ve learned applique’ techniques, binding techniques, and general quilting techniques!! I can’t imagine life without the internet and all of the great sewing and quilting resources and blogs!!!
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  117. Sarah says:

    I have learned how to sew flying geese.

  118. carol n says:

    I love your fabrics!

  119. carol n says:

    oops, I have learned alot about fused applique online, think I will sign up for your blog

  120. Tabitha Keener says:

    So far I’ve learned quilting itself because I’m new. I’ve been trying applique and paper piecing online too. Thanks for the giveaway!


  121. jmniffer says:

    I’ve pretty much learned all my quilting techniques from online blog posts and videos. Wonderful resource.

  122. Cecilia says:

    FMQ and embroidery.

  123. jackie says:

    I am learning fmq from a Craftsy class and I love it. I have leaerned most of what I know about quilting, including alot about the love that goes into every stitch from the quilters in my life and on the web. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Quilty love to all. Jackie

  124. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    I’ve learned different tips for the most part and gained some ideas with color. From Bonnie Hunter I’ve been learning Leaders and Enders too.

  125. Brandy says:

    I learned how to make a mitered binding thru a youtube video tutorial. Thank you very much for sharing Tammy’s new book, and for the opportunity to win some batiks!

  126. Nicole Sender says:

    I have learned different block designs. I love to use the great tutorials that are available.

  127. Cindy Charlton says:

    I learned the basics of Free Motion Quilting online.

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