Author Archives: Lori Baker

PIGS: Machine Applique Hints and How-to’s

In my last blog about PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks), I showed this photo of orphan blocks that all feature applique. I decided rather than use them to make small projects, I’d put them together to make a quilt. I … Continue reading

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Can I Read a New Book and Work on PIGS?

I have admitted before that I am easily sidetracked from my goal of completing one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) every month. This month is no exception. I finished a bed-size quilt the end of June and then … Continue reading

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10 Fixes for Problematic PIGS (or, How to Finish a Quilt)

I’d love to tell you I never make mistakes when I’m making a quilt but that wouldn’t be true. Sometimes PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) are unfinished because there is a problem with the project. There is not enough contrast, … Continue reading

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PIGS – A List of What-Not-to-Dos

As I write this, I’m absolutely delighted. By the time you read this blog, it will be July but I’m writing it in June. With the holiday and a family vacation, I’m working a bit ahead. So here it is, … Continue reading

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New Toys (Tools)

Bake, my husband, is a gem. He’s been a blue-collar worker most of his life and still does a lot of handyman tasks around our house. Because he knows the value of tools from his work, he knows the value … Continue reading

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Fixing a Mistake

Finally, finally, I’ve finished this queen-size quilt. It was supposed to be my second PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May but I just didn’t make it. I’ll tell you a little about it. You can read about the … Continue reading

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Still No PIGS

I’d hoped to finish two PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) in May but it didn’t happen. I had a project for Creative Machine Embroidery to make.  See my blog here to see that pretty quilt. Then I planted my garden. … Continue reading

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Believing in Tomorrow

This pretty wall hanging is my latest quilt in print. You’ll find Believing in Tomorrow in the July/August 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting. It is on newsstands now and our subscribers should have their copy.  It’s available in print or … 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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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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