Monthly Archives: May 2017

Workshop Wednesday: Free-Motion Quilting Troubleshooting

Tourist: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New Yorker: Practice, practice, practice. Practicing is hard. No matter what skill you’re working on, practicing is often tedious and frustrating and just plain hard. That is, until you learn how to … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Flannel Quilting Fabric

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! I know I’ve been away from my sewing machine lately—it felt good to finally find some time to sew. How about you? Have you been working on any quilty projects? Read more to see what the … Continue reading

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Ding Batt

Do you remember “All in the Family,” the television show from the 1970s? One of the main characters, Archie Bunker, often called his wife a dingbat. The expression remains in my vocabulary and, in fact, became the name of my … Continue reading

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I Still Love This Quilt: It’s Finished!

You guys, I finished it! I finally finished my version of Kinabalu! If you’ve followed along with me making this quilt, you may remember that I started it way back when. If not, read about the process here. I changed … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Homeland Mini

Homeland, designed by Candy Hargrove, is a scrappy, stylized American flag  designed to commemorate a lifetime of service. The project was featured in the  McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017 issue. A mini version of this design is available for you to … Continue reading

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Quaker Lane: A Visit with Audrey Wright

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Audrey Wright. Audrey’s new quilt, Quaker Lane, is a traditional throw quilt. This design features two chain variation blocks that can be quickly and easily made with strip-piecing techniques. You’ll find this quilt in the … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Kids’ Quilts

I don’t know about you, but I love to make quilts for kids. One reason is that they’re just fun; I get to use cute or silly prints and wild color combinations that adults might find odd. While I’m serious … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Quilt Block Pillows

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! From silk to hand-dyed fabrics and more, our editors have been busy. It’s always fun to try something new or different.

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PIGS: A PIG for All Seasons

With one PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May under my belt and a weekend looming, I decided to see if I could get another project well under way. I went through my PIGS on Wednesday and decided to … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Waterfall, Part 2

I know it’s been a while, but I realized that I never shared the finished product of my “I Love This Quilt!” choice for the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Considering that I’m now working on another “I Love … Continue reading

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