Monthly Archives: October 2015

Scrap Bag: Houston 2015 winners, amazing reproduction quilt, how to protect your iron, and more

It’s time to clean the virtual sewing room and assemble those scraps of quilt-related stories that are too good to do away with. (Click the links to read full stories and to view photos and videos.) International Quilt Festival 2015 … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS KATHY, LU and DOT! There’s still time to make some quilted Halloween decorations for celebrating with on Saturday if you feel so inclined. To the right … Continue reading

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Images from Houston

Fall Quilt Market is one of the high spots of the year for me. I love to go to Houston for Quilt Market. I’ve been here nearly every year since 2003 when I started working in the sewing industry. Quilt … Continue reading

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The 72-Hour Quilt

Last week I made a quilt, from cutting the fabric to finishing the binding, in less than 72 hours. I mean a real, honest-to-goodness, large-enough-to-almost-cover-an-adult-human quilt, not a doll quilt (although there are doll quilts I’ve made that took me … Continue reading

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My Greek Key quilt

You really don’t need a pattern to make Pam Rocco’s Greek Key. You just need to understand how to make a courthouse steps block and be willing to put your ruler away. Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Charity quilts old and new, quilt for peace, batting tips and more

The focus of this week’s Scrap Bag is on feel-good stories of quilts being used as instruments of peace and gratitude, along with various other items that may be of interest to those with a passion for needle and thread. (Click … Continue reading

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Chic Neutrals and Haiku

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS LINDA and STEPHANIE! October, as a month, has a lot going for it here in the northern hemisphere between the fall decorating of turning leaves, gourds, … Continue reading

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The Churn Dash Quilt Top

A month ago, I started blogging about doing a churn dash quilt. At that point, I had 20 blocks done, 10 with light background and 10 with a dark background. By the following week, I had 36 blocks done and … Continue reading

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This Is Halloween (Fabric)

It’s only mid-October, which means you still have time to make something for Halloween if the spirit moves you. It doesn’t have to be a full quilt — wall hangings, candy totes, pillows and many other small projects are all … Continue reading

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Autumn Trees and Holiday Pines

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) ADRIANNE, ALI, ALICIA, ARLENE, BARBARA, BRIDGET, CECILIA, CHRISTINE, CONNIE, DARLENE, DONNA, ELAINE, GINGER, JACQUELINE, JULIA, KAY, LAURA, LYNETTE, MARY, MARY BETH, MICHELLE, PAT, … Continue reading

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