Monthly Archives: March 2014

Quilting Decisions

The quilt top is done and I want to machine quilt my own quilt. What design should I use? It’s so hard to decide sometimes. Let me tell you some of the things that enter into my thinking. The first … Continue reading

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Bartering Creativity

Not too long ago (Okay, maybe quite a while ago), I was asked to make a decorative cover for a pillow that sits on the back of a chair. My parents decorate their house in a minimal arts and crafts … Continue reading

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New Books

Usually I blog about my quilting/sewing hobby. Although I spent more than 18 hours this weekend sewing, I don’t have a quilt to show you today. The quilt I’m working on is for a video shoot later this week so … Continue reading

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Flannel Quilt Finished

I quilted and bound the flannel quilt top that I recently blogged about, so I thought I’d share. It’s nothing very fancy or complicated since I wanted to finish it quickly. Complex quilting is always beautiful and appealing but for … Continue reading

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Quilting Tips Addendum

There were many great tips shared by you, our readers, on our National Quilting Day giveaway, and since not all of us have time to read through all the comments, I thought I would pull some of the more general … Continue reading

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A Celtic Quilt for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and we’re all wearing at least a touch of the requisite green. Some of us are thinking of traditional Irish dishes for dinner tonight. In fact, many of us have been celebrating all weekend with parades, … Continue reading

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Fabrics for an almost-spring day

Last weekend, on the first almost-warm day we’ve had this season as winter finally winds down and the crocuses start to bloom, I took my girls with me to my local quilt store to pick up some hand quilting thread … Continue reading

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Baby Quilt!

Baby quilts are really fun to make. A quilter gets to use super cutesy fabrics, simpler blocks are ideal and the quilts don’t need to be very big so they don’t take very long. Plus you get to give it … Continue reading

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National Quilting Day Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED. CONGRATULATIONS MIRIAM! While the entire month of March is National Quilting Month, Saturday March 15, 2014, marks this year’s National Quilting Day. And to celebrate, the editors of Quilters … Continue reading

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Quilting with a Serger

Note: This is a guest blog post from our partners at BERNINA. By Connie Fanders, Director of Education, BERNINA of America As a quilter you may not see the need for a serger, but think again, the serger is the … Continue reading

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