Monthly Archives: February 2014

Flannel Panels

I’m sure lots of people make quilts with cotton flannel but I had never done so until now. The last time I sewed with flannel, I think, was when I made a pair of pajama pants in high school. But … Continue reading

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Sochi Olympics banners as quilt inspiration

The 2014 Winter Olympics ended on Sunday but their impact on the quilting world continues to reverberate thanks to the patchwork-inspired, rainbow-colored official posters and banners designed for the games by Russian fashion group Bosco. While there are those who … Continue reading

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What If?

Today I want to take you through the process of writing a pattern and the “what if” of looking for a mistake. There are three of us on the editorial team who write patterns and edit and proof each and … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Sew-In, Season 4 Weeks 5, 6 & (part of) 7

OK, no spoilers, because I still haven’t finished watching last week’s episode of “Downton Abbey” owing to the fact that I was visiting my parents last weekend and my dad has been following the Olympics, and I’ve only been able … Continue reading

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Final Present Report

Ok, last one. For now anyway. This one was made for a special request from my husband. For his birthday, he got a cool portable drum machine, the Korg Volca Beats. He’s very happy with it, apparently it is a … Continue reading

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A Two-Hit Weekend

Wow! Last weekend was a delight! It started out Friday after work when Bake (my husband) and I went to the opening reception for the MANifestations exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (RMQM) in Golden, Colorado. RMQM was founded … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Fabric Storage

How do you store your fabric? When I first started quilting, I got a nice big plastic tub and figured that would be plenty of room for all the fabric I was going to need. It was, for a while. … Continue reading

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Nancy Zieman — Determined to Succeed

“If something is worthwhile, you have to work for it.” — Nancy Zieman’s motto Seams Unlikely, Nancy Zieman’s autobiography was recently released and we’re happy to participate in this blog tour celebrating the release. I first met Nancy Zieman several … Continue reading

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Quilting with Embroidery Software

Note: This is a guest blog post from our partners at BERNINA. By Debbi Lashbrook, BERNINA of America Educator It is absolutely amazing how software can add special touches to your quilting projects … from the beginning stages of planning … Continue reading

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This Little Piggy

I am making such good progress on this quilt. It was #9 on my list of PIGS (Projects in Grocery Bags) in my first blog post this year. It was cut out but then the stacks of patches got shuffled … Continue reading

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