Tag Archives: staff 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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Autumn Spice

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ELISABETH! No matter how many times we check and double-check a pattern, sometimes we make a mistake. More often than not when we get asked if … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Quiltmas

Yes, you read that right: Merry Quiltmas! I know, as I described myself in last week’s Scrap Bag blog post, I’m typically a grouchy Grinch who doesn’t even want to talk about Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. This year, … 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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Free Quilt Pattern: Waterfall

As a member of the larger quilting editorial team here in our office in Golden, Colorado, I’ve been contributing to McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts. For the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, I was assigned the “I Love This Quilt!” regular … Continue reading

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A Stack of Books pillow for my reading chair

In a blog post from a few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to make a small project from Penny Layman’s The Paper-Pieced Home. Which I did end up doing, but of course these things always take a little longer … Continue reading

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The quilt I made for my parents

In a recent blog post I talked about realizing that an old, scrappy delectable mountains UFO I thought I might finish to donate to a charity had become too meaningful over the passing years to give away owing to 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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Quilting Progress 2016: 1st Quarter Report (& 2015 wrap-up)

Setting goals for our quilting is a great thing. But there are times when all we can do is sew what we can, when we can, and let the process and outcomes speak for themselves. 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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