100 Fat Quarters

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Copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe

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Cheesy Potatoes and Ham Recipe

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Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

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Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe

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Chocolaty PB & J Cookie Bars

Big Fabric Haul plus Personal Chat

Big Fabric Haul plus Personal Chat

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I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks.  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric!

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales. 

Please consider joining all the others who love to shop and save!

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My Top 10 Most Viewed Videos Last Week (12/30/19 – 1/5/20)

Below is a list of my Top 10 most viewed videos for the week of 12/30/19 to 1/5/20.  If you have not seen them all, now is a great time to binge watch!

Narrow Fabric Scraps is still number one.  It has been in the top spot since I uploaded, 4th week in a row!  It’s starting to die down now so something might bump it down next week.  I’d like to do stats on that one soon so you can see what a good performing video looks like.

Check out my New Youtube Stats Blog Series where I show you various stats on some of my videos including how much they earn!

My Top 10 Most Viewed Videos last week!

  1. How I Turn Narrow Fabric Scraps Into New Fabric (#1 4th week in a row)
  2. Selvage Scraps Fan Blocks on Fusible – For Selvage Addicts Only
  3. How to Quilt As You Go by Row (QAYG) – Rag Quilt with Lace Binding – Quilting Tutorial
  4. Cheater’s Sampler Quilt – Ep.1 – The Layout – Sampler Quilt Sunday
  5. How to Quilt As You Go by Row (QAYG) – Rag Quilt with Lace Binding – Quilting Tutorial
  6. Small Stuff Quilt Series Ep.10 – It’s Done! Strange Ending – Sampler Quilt Sunday
  7. Easy Crocheted Tote Bag – How to Crochet Tutorial for Beginners
  8. 1 Hour Fat Quarter Quilt with Batting – Easy Quilt Tutorial
  9. Crumb Quilting Adventure – How to Start Piecing the Blocks | Ep. 1
  10. Easiest Ever Top Stitched Quilt Blocks Using Iron On Fusible

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Chocolaty PB & J Cookie Bars Recipe – Only 4 Ingredients

Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

INGREDIENTS:
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1 roll Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup strawberry jam
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Heat oven to 350°F. Break up 3/4 of the cookie dough and press dough evenly in bottom of an ungreased 11 x 7-inch pan to form crust. (you can flour your hands so the dough won’t stick)

2:  Spread layer of peanut butter over crust. Spread layer of strawberry jam over peanut butter. Sprinkle chocolate chips over jam.

3:  Break remaining cookie dough into small pieces and evenly scatter over top.

4:  Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until light golden brown (cookie will be soft). Cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Serve warm or cool completely. Cut as desired.

Darlene’s Tips: You can refrigerate the warm cookies if you want them to cool faster. Chilled cookies will be easier to cut into even squares. You can line the pan with foil and leave some extending over the sides so you can lift the entire cookie out of the pan to cut. You can skip the chocolate morsels if you want just pb & j or you could use peanut butter morsels.

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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Rectangle Wonky Star Quilt Block Tutorial

 

Rectangle Wonky Star Quilt Block Tutorial

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I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks.  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric!

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales. 

Please consider joining all the others who love to shop and save!

And did I mention?  Shipping is FREE for all orders in the USA!

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Youtube Stats – Crumb Quilt Adventure Episodes 7 thru 9 plus Quick Tip Episode

In this series, I show you stats for some of my videos so you can see how youtube works for content creators.  Please remember, I am a very small youtuber compared to what is out there and my growth has been very slow.  But I don’t give up! I just keep going and make changes along the way.  Hopefully sharing my stats can help other content creators by showing them what they might be able to expect over the life of their channel.  I will be sharing videos that performed well and videos that fell flat. I hope you enjoy this series!

Playlist for this video series: Crumb Quilt Adventure
Previous stats for this series: Post 1Post 2Post 3

Videos we are exploring in this post:
Crumb Quilting Adventure – Sewing Vlog – I Make Mistakes | Ep. 7
Crumb Quilting Adventure – Making an Odd Shaped Block Square | Ep. 8
Crumb Quilting Quick Tip #1 – How to Quickly Finish a Block and Save the Scraps
Crumb Quilting Adventure – Recap for Those Struggling with Their Crumbs | Ep. 9

Video was uploaded on:
Episode 7 – Aug 25, 2017
Episode 8 – Aug 26, 2017
Quick Tip – Aug 27, 2017
Episode 9 – Aug 28, 2017

Date of this blog post: 1/6/20

Videos are over 2 years old at the time of this post.  All stats are up to the date of this post.

Views:
Episode 7 – 35,263
Episode 8 – 35,913
Quick Tip – 28,621
Episode 9 – 30,782

Watch time: 
Episode 7 – 4.3K hours
Episode 8 – 5.3K hours
Quick Tip – 1.5K hours
Episode 9 – 2.4K hours

Total earnings:
Episode 7 – $118.01
Episode 8 – $106.71
Quick Tip – $84.83
Episode 9 – $36.13

Earnings for the past 90 days:
Episode 7 – $15.91 (currently earning 17.7¢ per day)
Episode 8 – $8.52 (currently earning 9.5¢ per day)
Quick Tip – $10.87 (currently earning 12¢ per day)
Episode 9 – $10.06 (currently earning 11.1¢ per day)

What does this mean?

It’s hard to know what this means because youtube is suddenly having a reporting issue for January, 2017 through June 2018.  Yes, a 1½ year analytics glitch (see graph below).

It says reporting can be incorrect for that period and they are working on a fix.  So those horrible views, watch time and earnings might be higher than the numbers I showed you.  I hope!  I have no clue when this will be fixed, so I’m going with what I currently see inside my analytics.

I do know that people were not watching as much this late into the series. I remember my heart was sinking because my old subscribers were leaving like crazy.  I got lots of hate for the crumb quilt adventure.  I was pumping out a crumb quilt video almost every day and I was not uploading any of the funny stuff my subscribers were used to at that time.  The pissed off subbies were very vocal about it.

Yes, I gained lots of new subbies with this crumb quilt series. I thought, oh, cool!  But then many of them hated me when I stopped sewing and went back to the funny stuff.  In other words, subscribers only love you if you grant their every wish. There is no way I can always do that.  I’m not a fucking genie.

Since analytics are down for that period, I can’t see how many subs I gained and lost. I will double check the numbers if/when that mega glitch get fixed.

With all that said, the numbers above for the current 90 day earnings are correct.  That’s very sad. lol And I see I tucked a “quick tip #1” video in that series. I guess that was part of my never ending quest to create quick videos. There was no quick tip #2.

I hope I can wrap up this series next time with actual numbers!  I want very much to do stats for the entire series at the end, but I’d really love for the numbers to be correct, you know what I mean, jelly bean? How totally unfortunate that the analytics are messed up.  A year and a half of missing data. That’s quite the mess!

See that blue rectangle? That’s the year and a half that is missing.

At least I already got paid for all that. lol

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Copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe

NOTE: Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

INGREDIENTS:
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Slaw
1/2 small head cabbage, cored and cut into 8 pieces (2 lb)
1 small carrot, cut into 4 pieces
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
Dressing
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of paprika
(see my tips below)

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DIRECTIONS:

1:  Add cabbage to a 7- to 10-cup food processor. Cover and pulse in short increments until finely chopped. Transfer cabbage to a large bowl.

2:  Add carrot pieces to food processor and pulse in short increments until finely chopped. In fine mesh sieve, rinse carrots under cold water until water is clear. Drain carrots thoroughly.

3:  Add drained carrots and onion to bowl with cabbage and mix well.

4:  Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl to make dressing. Add dressing to cabbage mixture in bowl and mix well.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Darlene’s Tips: Not much to say about this recipe other than give it a try!  Please remember that I did not make this recipe.  I say so at the top of every recipe post. I am often asked why I didn’t record a video making it.  Answer: I didn’t make it!  I just share these recipes because people like recipes and it gives me content for my blog. Do you really think I have time to do all this cooking?

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)

 

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There’s Still Time! Join Patreon Today for a FREE Gift!

FREE GIFT for New $5 Patrons
40 Rotary Cut 2″ Squares
10 Prints, 4 of Each Print
prints are random and will not match the image

A FREE Gift for the New Year!

Join my Patreon at the $5 level Jan 1 thru Jan 5 and you will get a FREE GIFT simply for joining. No additional purchase needed!  The free gift is 40 of my little rotary cut 2 inch squares (yes, it’s a new addiction).  You can use the little squares for smaller projects like patchwork hot pads, mug rugs, a phone case, whatever! You can also make some fun 4 patch or 9 patch postage stamp quilt blocks to add to any quilt. You will get 40 squares, 10 different prints. 4 of each print. The prints are random and will not match what you see in the image.

Why should I join?  

Because joining instantly makes you an exclusive shopper!  You will be part of my weekend Flash Sales and Fabric Frenzies. You will SAVE $$$ on my fabric because I sell to my exclusive shoppers at a lower price than I list in my ebay store.  You will also have much more fabric to choose from.  I often sell 50% to 75% of my stock during my Fabric Frenzies. During Flash Sales, I sometimes sell up to 90% of my new listings.  You are missing out on all that fabric!

Who can join?

Anyone can join, but I only ship to the USA during my exclusive sales. If you are outside the USA, you need to wait until any leftovers are moved to my ebay store. Free gifts are also for USA only.

Do I have to join Patreon? Can I become a Youtube Member instead?

I highly suggest Patreon because they will notify me when you join.  Make sure you include your mailing address and YOU MUST OPT IN to receiving mail, else patreon won’t give me your mailing address.  If you become a youtube member, email me at peanutgallery@darlenemichaud.com and send me your youtube name and your mailing address.

What are you waiting for?

Join right now and your free gift will be on the way!

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Cheater’s Sampler Quilt – Ep.1 – The Layout – Sampler Quilt Sunday

Cheater’s Sampler Quilt – Ep.1 – The Layout
Sampler Quilt Sunday

Get the Layout and Sizes of the Blocks Here

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I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks.  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric!

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales. 

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Cheater’s Sampler Quilt Layout and Size Info

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Cheater’s Sampler Quilt Video – Episode 1

I have a new sampler quilt series starting!  This is my Cheater’s Sampler Quilt. I’m calling it that because I will not be doing any piecing for this quilt.  Instead of featuring a variety of different quilt blocks, I will be featuring a variety of different fabric prints.

I created the design you see in the image.  I wanted some big blocks to feature some large prints.  I also wanted some small blocks to hopefully feature some motifs. Now I just have to round up my fabric!  At this point, I really don’t know what I will be using.

If you want to follow along, you can start looking for fabric to fill the spaces.  This is a very good time to make a memory quilt if you have clothing from loved ones that you want to use in a quilt. You can use cotton or poly or stretch. Anything goes!  If you have very light weight fabrics or stretch knits, you can use my iron on fusible to stabilize it.

Below are all the sizes of the blocks for my design.
Each square in the grid is one inch.

All measurements below are in inches and are wide x tall
The sizes below allow for 1/4 inch seam allowances on all sides
Sashing will be 2½ inch strips by width of fabric (1½ yds should be plenty)
Finished quilt will be 40 inches wide by 55 inches tall.

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A – 8.5 x 5.5

B – 3.5 x 4.5

C – 3.5 x 4.5

D – 11.5 x 16.5

E – 7.5 x 5.5

F – 4.5 x 5.5

G – 3.5 x 3.5

H – 3.5 x 4.5

I – 8.5 x 9.5

J – 8.5 x 12.5

K – 4.5 x 10.5

L – 12.5 x 4.5

M – 4.5 x 4.5

N – 6.5 x 4.5

O – 6.5 x 15.5

P – 8.5 x 6.5

Q – 18.5 x 3.5

R – 4.5 x 4.5

S – 8.5 x 6.5

T – 9.5 x 9.5

U – 9.5 x 5.5

V – 4.5 x 10.5

W – 3.5 x 4.5

X – 3.5 x 4.5

Y – 8.5 x 2.5

Z – 9.5 x 5.5

AA – 4.5 x 9.5

BB – 3.5 x 3.5

CC – 3.5 x 4.5


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I have fabric Flash Sales almost every weekend and a big Fabric Frenzy every 4 to 6 weeks.  Patrons and Members get lower prices and first pick at all the awesome fabric!

Leftover items get moved to ebay after the sales, but you miss out on so many choices by waiting for ebay because more than half my stuff sells out during the sales.  If you love to buy fabric, you are going to save so much money by shopping my exclusive sales. 

Please consider joining all the others who love to shop and save!

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10 New Penny Auctions – All Smaller Scrappies for Patchwork or Postage Stamp Quilts – eBay

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