Monthly Archives: June 2015

An Oldie But a Goodie – A Quilt from a Kit

I can’t show you what I’m actually working on right now – I just finished a quilt for an upcoming issue and my current project is for our next filming for Quilters Newsletter TV: The Quilters’ Community.  So I brought … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Serge That Quilt

Have you ever used a serger to make a quilt? Neither have I. Truth be told, I think I’ve only ever given a serger a test drive on one occasion. But we get enough visitors to our blog from people … Continue reading

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Organize Your Quilting Tools

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS JENNIFER and HOPE! Summer officially started for those of us here in the northern hemisphere this past Sunday, which actually means that days are getting shorter again … Continue reading

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Time to Teach How to Quilt

I have a delightful task ahead of me. In fact, it’s going to be so much fun, task seems like the wrong word. I have a daughter-in-law who wants to learn to quilt. I am thrilled. It is so enjoyable … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Curved Piecing Courage

I’ll keep this short and sweet: you should try curved piecing if you’ve never tried it before. It’s not hard, and it’s not scary. It will require making templates or using special acrylic rulers. And you’ll need pins. Other than … Continue reading

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Quilt long and prosper

[whispering] I did it. I finished the foundation-pieced Vulcan Greeting project I started a few weeks ago. But it’s still in transit to the friend I made it for, so let’s keep this just between you and me for another … Continue reading

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Three Times the Urban Textures

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ROBIN, JULIE and BECKY! Do you like fabric? Do you like quilt blocks? Do you like new fabrics and free quilt block patterns? Keep reading. Our June/July … Continue reading

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National Week of Making?

That’s right, it’s an official thing. This week is the National Week of Making. My first thought when I read this was “Humph, like I need a special week.” I guess I was having a grumpy moment. But the more … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Tech-Savvy Techniques

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog post, June 12-18 has been declared a National Week of Making in the U.S. According to the White House, “During National Week of Making, we celebrate the tinkerers and dreamers whose talent and drive … Continue reading

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Quilters are Makers, too

I’m not exactly sure what drew me to quilting in the first place, but I know one factor was being a cheapskate frugal and perhaps a little hopeful: while I couldn’t afford to buy the quilts I liked, I knew … Continue reading

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