Monthly Archives: July 2014

Big stitch hand quilting: troubleshooting the tools

While it’s great to start a quilt knowing exactly what tools you’ll be using, sometimes you just have to figure things out as you go. I recently made a flannel baby quilt and decided to add some big stitch hand … Continue reading

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Sunbonnet Sue

Last week, some of us at the office were talking about the advantages of storing quilts flat. They don’t get wrinkled; they don’t get permanent fold marks. The best place to store quilts flat is on a bed. We moved … Continue reading

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Cutting Edge Technology, continued.

Have you picked up your copy of the August/September 2014 Quilters Newsletter? It’s our 45th anniversary issue! You can find it at the Quilt & Sew Shop if you’ve not yet seen it. It’s full of all kinds of cool … Continue reading

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A Finished Quilt – Just for Me

I finished a quilt last week and the more I looked at it, the more I wanted it for me. Frequently, my quilts these days begin with a pattern Quilters Newsletter published or a pattern we are going to publish. … Continue reading

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Off the Wall Basting

The thing about ideas that are just crazy enough to work is that a person must be crazy enough to try out the idea, to see if it will in fact work. As we’ve been settling into our home and … Continue reading

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More about the Denver Art Museum

Gigi told you in her blog post on Friday that we went to the Denver Art Museum for a media open house. We saw so many wonderful things, Gigi couldn’t possibly include them all. In fact, even after I tell … Continue reading

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Quilts and Activities at the Denver Art Museum

Yesterday we were lucky enough to go and visit the Denver Art Museum for their media open house, which was an introduction to the exhibits and programs that they will launch this summer. There was a fascinating retrospective of the … Continue reading

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Yeah, sometimes things don’t go as planned. That’s how it was for me this weekend. I had a project I wanted to work on. Two projects for work are due on the 18th so I feel like I really need … Continue reading

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