Monthly Archives: April 2014

Purple Pieced Quilt Back

It’s obvious. I like purple. I’ve evidently passed that color preference on to my grandchildren.  I give each of my grandchildren a bed-size quilt for their high school graduation present and three of the five grandchildren who have already received … Continue reading

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Quilt Fiction Friday

Since more interesting quilt-related fiction books have come across my desk in recent weeks, I figured that some quilters who love to read might want to know about them! If you’re busy quilting they may have escaped your notice. Some … Continue reading

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Embellishing Quilts

I had a great day sewing yesterday. I finished a quilt top and got a good start on the pieced back but the quilt is for an upcoming issue so I can’t show you what I’m doing. It will be … Continue reading

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Gradation Nation

Have you had a chance to look through our latest issue yet? The April/May 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter (available at the Quilt and Sew Shop if you haven’t got a copy yet) is full of all kinds of cool … Continue reading

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More About the Serger Quilt

I’m a bit of a freak about having things organized in my office so on Fridays, I try to spend some time working on sorting and arranging, just making things neat and tidy. This past Friday, I was working on … Continue reading

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Casual Quilt

Most of the time I want to make interesting and attractive quilts, which require a fair amount of time, patience and thought, but sometimes I’d just like to get one done already. I was at sort of an in-between place … Continue reading

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Quilting in the Hoop

Note: This is a guest blog post from our partners at BERNINA. by Susan Fears, BERNINA of America Educator Quilting in the (embroidery) hoop is a great way to achieve those beautiful feather quilted designs on your  quilt even if … Continue reading

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Serge On!

Because April is National Serger Month, I decided to time myself making a serger quilt. Serging is a nice way to get a quilt done quickly and to use up bigger pieces of scraps. I think serger quilts are ideal … Continue reading

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Quilts and Color Exhibit

If you are in the Northeast area of the country and you are interested in quilts and color, you really should check out the new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston titled, yes, Quilts and Color: The … Continue reading

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Doll quilts, rayon thread and 12 bound corners

What follows is a mini-saga of knowledge assumed, mistakes made and lessons learned, all thanks to the love for three small quilts. At first I was only planning to make one small quilt, a 15″ road to California block done … Continue reading

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