Author Archives: Laura

A Quilter Moves In! Part 8

Thread, beautiful thread! I have been so busy with real life that my unpacking has been languishing and I’m getting grumpy without my fabric. Last night, however, I finally got back to work and found my thread racks. Yippee! I … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In!, Part 7

Even unpacking quilters need to play! Okay, the plan was to show you the incredible amount of unpacking I got done this weekend, but I’ve got something else to show you instead. I made this European pillow sham to make … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Part 6

I had no idea!… Did you know that cutting mats can shatter?! I sure didn’t… until now that is. One of the days when we were loading a truck to move things from my old place in the mountains (we’re … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In, Part 5

Sewing room décor…ha! I can hardly wait to get this room the way I want it. I’m envisioning shallow shelves where the map now is (photo below), holding scads of fabric (small pieces) and looking like a prism exploding against … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Part 4

Closet? Did someone say closet? I’ve just spent the last several days trying to unpack my fabric and get it put away. As it turns out, I had 18 large boxes of fabric. Hmmm, I wonder how that happened. Anyway, … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Day 3

And the fun begins! The fabric ‘cage’ is up! Next step… putting away my fabric. I have 100s (if not 1000s) of pieces of fabric, not counting the ones in my scrap bins. Some are no bigger than 1/8 yd. … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Day 2

If the bolt fits… Aaron (AJ) was helping me to wrap my bolts into 5-bolt bundles and when we finished he declared, “She has 99 bolts!” I don’t really, they’re not full bolts… it’s just that whenever I have 6 … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In!

Fabric? What fabric? I am in the process of moving in with my wonderful guy, Dan, and his teenage boys, Aaron and Jake. The three of them have been helping me move and it’s been an eye-opener for them to … Continue reading

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Baby Quilt Fun!

I’m a soon-to-be great-aunt and I couldn’t wait to start on a baby quilt. Ta da! Here it is in sunny yellow, grass green, and soft aqua. It was really quick and easy to make and I love the way … Continue reading

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Left-footed Sewing …

A while back a comment appeared on my Left-Footed Sewing blog entry. A fellow quilter, David, has suffered a stroke and now his wife is helping him sew. He’s asking for any tips to make sewing easier for someone with … Continue reading

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