Monthly Archives: April 2015

More Is More

I think I’m finally ready to start quilting this thing. You may remember this quilt top; I blogged about it a few months ago after our Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 special issue was released. In my letter from the … Continue reading

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Kids Quilts Books & Fabric Giveaway

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS MICHELE and SHIRLEY! Yesterday was the official on-sale date for Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Kids Quilts 2015, which means that if you haven’t already run out to get your copy … Continue reading

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Hurry, Hurry

Graduation time is fast approaching and I need to finish two quilts this year. I give quilts to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school and I have two graduating the middle of May. Both quilts are in progress. … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Hand Applique Your Way

Way back when, like in the late 20th century, I took a class on hand applique and ended up with this quilt. Aside from one of the long stems that was first stitched to the background by machine and finished … Continue reading

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Tango Giveaway

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS NANCY! The Quilters Newsletter April/May 2015 issue holds inspiration both for making quilts and embellishing quilts. It also holds a quilt pattern for April showers (see Shower Power by … Continue reading

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Just a Tweak

I’d like to talk a bit about designing quilts, about how it doesn’t take a lot to make a quilt your own design. Sometimes a tweak is all it takes. This quilt, Moonlight on the Snow, is what sparked the … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Improve Your Free-Motion Quilting

If improving your free-motion quilting skills is on your to-do list — I know it’s on mine — you can get started this weekend. All it takes is the decision to give it a try, and we have  blog posts, … Continue reading

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So Many Books Giveaway Part 8!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS PEGGY, CAROLYN and CHRIS! My cat likes to sleep in my sewing and quilting stash. She’ll turn 8 years-old this year, but she’s small — only … Continue reading

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My Polyester Double-Knit Quilt

This quilt is, according to my records, the 10th quilt I made and the first that was hand-quilted. Previously I’d tied my quilts and all but three were baby quilts. I’ve learned a bunch about quiltmaking in the 20+ years … Continue reading

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Speed Up Your Quilting This Weekend!

Looking to learn some tips to improve your quilting this weekend? Check out the links in our blog post and you may be surprised with what you’re able to accomplish by Sunday night! Continue reading

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