Tag Archives: Machine Quilting

Scrap Bag: CBS spotlights heavy metal quilter, valuing a quilter’s work, quilts come home, and more

A round-up of quilt news for the week ending December 2, 2016. Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilter’s van stolen in Houston, Quilt Market/Festival round-up and more

I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to logging some serious time at my sewing machine this weekend. Christmas is coming and I have projects to finish! I think I’ve been inspired by Quilt Market and … Continue reading

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Finally, the September PIGS Project

As I promised, I want to tell you about my September PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish. I chose to work on this PIG because of its size, the amount of room it HOGGED in my sewing space. It’s an … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans …

Well, bummer. I was going to write my blog today about finishing this quilt. But it’s not finished. My goal for the year is to finish one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) each month and I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Sewing Troubles

I’m trying to finish quilting a small quilt. It’s my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for the month of August. So I only have 10 days to complete it. I talked about the quilting and my quilting plan in … Continue reading

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This Month in Quilt History: August

For the past few years, every issue of Quilters Newsletter has featured quilt history tidbits on our Design Wall page, and on the Bulletin Board page previous to that. At this point we’ve amassed a few hundred “Backtrack” items that can be … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: WWII signature quilt & “escape map” dress, 13-year-olds quilt, IMQA closing, and more

It’s been a few weeks since our last Scrap Bag post, and we hope you’ll enjoy its return in time for your weekend sewing plans! (As for the photo, well, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) “Why Are These People Abandoning … Continue reading

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Sewing? Making a Quilt? Who? Me?

I make quilts all year. It doesn’t matter to me whether the weather is cold or hot. I just like to make quilts – so I do. Some weeks are crazy though and nothing happens at the sewing machine. That … Continue reading

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Up Close with the Quilting

I finished two quilts last weekend. And today I want to talk a bit about the quilting on one of them. I quilted this one myself. Most of the quilting is free-motion except around the applique patches and all of … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

When I’m asked to describe what I do at my sewing machine, I call myself a seamstress. I know there are other words (sewist, sewer, quiltmaker), but I must be a bit old-fashioned, so sewist doesn’t work for me. And … Continue reading

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