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Scrap Bag: 68 years of blue ribbon quilts, quilt show controversy update, 50,000-year-old needle found, and more

Summer is winding down whether it feels like it or not — how long until “quilting weather” arrives?   “Marian Brockschmidt of Springfield won eight blue ribbons from among her 21 entries in the textile division at this year’s Illinois … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Iowa Quilt Museum opens, France Patchwork’s “crazy project,” English quilt show winners, and more

Let’s dig into this week’s scrap bag of quilty news items from around the world to help get our weekend sewing off to an inspiring start! The U.S. has a new quilt museum! The Iowa Quilt Museum is holding its … 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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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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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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What’s your quilting season?

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CYNTHIA and PATTI! According to my Facebook timeline, people in some parts of North America are beginning to feel the season transitioning from summer to fall. … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Serge That Quilt

Have you ever used a serger to make a quilt? Neither have I. Truth be told, I think I’ve only ever given a serger a test drive on one occasion. But we get enough visitors to our blog from people … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Curved Piecing Courage

I’ll keep this short and sweet: you should try curved piecing if you’ve never tried it before. It’s not hard, and it’s not scary. It will require making templates or using special acrylic rulers. And you’ll need pins. Other than … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Tech-Savvy Techniques

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog post, June 12-18 has been declared a National Week of Making in the U.S. According to the White House, “During National Week of Making, we celebrate the tinkerers and dreamers whose talent and drive … Continue reading

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