Author Archives: Lori Baker

PIGS: A Precious Not-so-precious Project

I’ve gotten really frustrated lately at the number of PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) that I have. I have a list on my computer and there are 36 items left on the list to finish. The top item is Orphan … Continue reading

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Quilts in the Privy

As I was thinking about this blog, Quilts in the Privy, I couldn’t help but remember the Cyndi Lauper song from the early 1980s; Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Sometimes I have to do things just because they are … Continue reading

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PIGS: My Appliqué Sampler

I’m sitting at my computer staring at the blank screen trying to remember what I’ve finished in the last couple of weeks in the way of PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks). There is one but it is for another blog, … Continue reading

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Fearless Free-Motion Stitching 2 Class by Eric Drexler

I found a great new class online this week. We have a video studio here in the Golden office and a while back Eric Drexler from Sulky of America was here filming. Some of you know that I really, really … Continue reading

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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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