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Octagon Donation Quilt

Like most quilts, this started as an idea and morphed into something very different as I went along. I used scrap fabrics – squares, and strips of varying widths. I…

Rowenta Box

Iron Addiction – An Update and a Rowenta

I’ve been posting about my different irons. I really don’t have an addiction as much as I have a need for a good one. Here are the earlier posts: My…

Caiden Sewing

Sewing with Children, Pint Sized Workspace

Adjusting your work space for young children is no different than if they were working with you in the kitchen. Pull up a chair, have them stand on it and…

Ditch stitching on top 2

Binding Tutorial – Sewing to the Back of Your Quilt

Binding Tutorial— Sewing to the Back of the Quilt This is the 4th and last in a series on binding your quilt. There are several ways to stitch your binding…

SueNami on the Long arm

An Update – Trust Word Quilt – Hexagon Quilt – Twilter Swap – Sue Nami Quilt

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update so I thought I’d share a few of the things I’m pushing to get done: Trust word quilt – it’s presented…

Ocean Hopscotch Mazze

Ocean Hopscotch Maze

This quilt created an interesting and different outcome. My local sewing center suggested I teach a beginning quilt class using this pattern – (Hopscotch Maze in Teal). Even though I…

While Wet Dyed FQ

Marbling and Fabric Dyeing

I took a class at my local quilt shop on marbling a few weeks ago just for fun. Here is a photo of 3 of the 4 pieces I did…

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Foot Pedal Rest an ICE Strap and Play

Club and Mini retreat was this past Saturday and this weeks project (we focus on things that sew up quickly) was this foot pedal rest: I know I’ve seen them…

Getting Ready to seam join

Binding Tutorial – Sewing to the Front of Your Quilt

Binding Tutorial— Sewing Your Binding to the Front of Your Quilt I always sew my binding to the front of my quilt regardless of how I plan to finish it…

Elizabeth's Top

Quilting 101

I taught a 2-part beginner quilting class last month using my Woven Sticks and Stones On Etsy pattern or Craftsy.  The class was jam-packed with information and a lot of work…

April In Review

On the Brain: Waiting for the Rotary Cutter: On the Design Wall: Under a Needle: Misc.  In Line for the Long Arm: Finishes: The project of preparing for and teaching…

Woven Pattern Photo

Woven Sticks and Stones in Solid

I feel as though I’ve posted about this pattern many times. And I have. I made the original one for a possible beginner quilting class (which is finishing up tomorrow),…

Starting point

Binding Tutorial – Determining Your Starting Point

This is part two of a 4-part series on binding. Part one is  Binding Tutorial – Preparing Your Binding. A key factor to prevent too much bulk at the corners…

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The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting – A Book Review

I’m selective when it comes to buying books and I use the library for most things. I’m also a quilting pattern/technique junkie. So those books find a permanent place in…

Renew – A Word for the Year

Not my word…   … but a gift for someone special who is moving away. When she told me her word for the year, I immediately thought of the rising…

On my design wall 2

On My Design Wall

I’m linking up with Val over at Val’s Quilting Studio  for her Tuesday Archive Posts. I’m sure your thinking this is not Tuesday nor is it an old post. 🙂…