Tag Archives: hints

Quilt as Desired? Oh Dear!

I’m the person who made this quilt. So I get have to decide how to quilt it. “Quilt as desired.” Sometimes that phrase makes me a little nervous. I had a wonderful four days off for Thanksgiving. I had a … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: antique quilts on Flickr, Turkish quilt traditions, online tutorials, and more

Here’s this week’s dispatch of quilt-related news tidbits we found too interesting not to share.   Cleve Jones, the San Francisco gay rights activist who founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, has a memoir coming out this fall. The … Continue reading

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Getting back together with your UFO

A couple of weekends ago, having just completed the pieced backing for a queen-size quilt and faced with the prospect of then basting said quilt, or maybe finishing marking and basting a twin-size quilt top, or perhaps marking and basting … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Quilts for Fort McMurray, Jimmy Fallon on quilt fiction, quilt block patio design, and more

Hey, guess what? It’s Friday! Looking for some fun and interesting news tidbits from around the internet about quilts? Then you’re in the right place! Museum Open House is a video series produced by NewTV in Newton, Massachusetts, that highlights … Continue reading

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

This is the view at the office this morning. It’s a really gray day. Our office is nestled right up against the foothills but you can just barely see them on the left side of the photo. Snow is falling … Continue reading

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Piano Keys?

I’m excited this week. My friend, Sara Gallegos, is coming to film the second set of segments for her show on QNNtv.com, My First Quilt. It is aimed at the beginning quilter but I really believe we can always learn … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Brontë sisters quilt on display, taking on the Quilt Police, and more

Happy Monday! Let’s kick off the week with an assortment of quilt-related news items and blog posts. For too many of us our weekly routines don’t allow nearly enough time for sewing, but perhaps one or more of these ‘scraps’ … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Luke Haynes interview, quilt gardens, fabric-choosing tips and more

It’s a rather mixed bag of quilt- and textile-related news items I wanted to share this week, much like the photo of scraps below. But that just means there’s pretty much something for everyone — take your pick! Luke Haynes’ star … Continue reading

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When it really is the fabric’s fault

OK, maybe “fault” is too strong a word. But sometimes you can chalk up small imperfections in your piecing to the fabrics themselves and, most importantly, how they play together. I’m working on my second baby quilt for recent arrivals … Continue reading

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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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