Tag Archives: scrap quilts

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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Scrap Bag: Controversy at the quilt show, missing Hawaiian scrap quilt, Texas fundraising quilt, and more

Please enjoy some news from the quilt world as you plan your own weekend sewing adventures!   Amelia Perry, mother of former Texas Governor Rick Perry, made a red-white-and-blue quilt that she donated to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to raise money for construction of the … Continue reading

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Free Pattern: Ring Around the Rosy

I’ve been Pam Rocco’s regular editor for her “Words to Quilt By” column and free web patterns for over four years now, and have always looked forward to the challenge of writing patterns for her often improvisational and always unique … Continue reading

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More from Pepper Cory’s “Southern Scrap Quilts”

Quilt author, teacher and hand quilter extraordinaire Pepper Cory contributed the article “Southern Scrap Quilts: More Than the Sum of Their Parts” to our June/July 2016 issue, and I was lucky enough to be the editor assigned to take it … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Bonnie Hunter gets honest, Bicentennial quilt found, celeb’s quilt-themed baby shower, and more

Happy 4th of July, y’all! A Nigerian woman named Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale created a business initiative she named Tosin’s Turn Trash to Treasure that employs women who’ve survived domestic abuse to create quilts, shopping bags and other products out of … Continue reading

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Another Mistake!

I’ve finished the quilt top I talked about in my blog post last week, well almost. I corrected the math errors that I talked about by making the 9-patch blocks rectangular. I sewed all the blocks together and realized I … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilting crossword puzzle, fabric designers’ studio tour, cotton crazy quilts, and more

Happy New Year! The quilting news was a little quieter than usual over the holidays but I still have some tidbits to share for the first Scrap Bag blog post of 2016. (Click the links to read more and to … 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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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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FOCUS (Is that even possible?)

I have a several projects going at any one time and I know myself well. They are in my sewing room in plain sight. If I put them away, I will soon forget about them until I go through the … Continue reading

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