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Easter Quilt Shop Sale

Our online store, QuiltandSewShop.com, is holding an Easter sale now through 4/26 that gives shoppers 20% off entire orders! That’s 20% off exclusive McCall’s quilt kits, patterns, back issues, and loads of other quilty merchandise. Hop on in (hey, somebody … Continue reading

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Come See the Sightlines!

Landthreads: Sightlines by Pat Owoc This fantastic prairie-scape is just one of 14 amazing art quilts about to be hung in the gallery we share with our sister magazines. This special exhibition of  Sightlines, sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses Finale

The quilting is finished, and I bound this miniature with single-fold binding to avoid bulk. I think it turned out pretty well, considering my limited machine quilting skills. It was amazing to me how well large-scale Kaffe Fassett prints worked … Continue reading

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Stash-Busting with Enthusiasm… Really!

Spring is just two days away, thank goodness, and the spring-cleaning bug has hit! As you may have read, I have a pretty large stash that I’ve been sorting through as I move. (Photos and blogs about my stash)  I’ve … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 6: Finishing and a Comparison of Process

With framing borders added, I stitched the looped mohair yarn on by hand. This proved to be a delicate yarn, and I snagged a few loops which then became fluff! Oh no! I gave the fluffy places a crew cut … Continue reading

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Newborn Snuggler

A dear friend asked me a few weeks ago to make a baby quilt she could use as a gift, and I was happy to do it. There was just one catch…it had to be done very quickly, as the … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 5: Framing & Embellishing

My border fabrics are chosen and sewn. I decided to sew the backing to the front in pillowcase style, with batting in between and no binding. Now that I’m nearing the finish line I know this art quilt needs a … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses…Time to Quilt!

This quilt is so small, there’s really no excuse to ask anyone else to machine quilt it for me. I’ve decided to quilter-up and do it myself. And I’m using a pretty elaborate quilting plan. Rebecca Segura of Zeffie’s Quilts … Continue reading

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The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 4: Stitchin’ Away

Now and then I’m breaking away from the actual quilt piece to practice putting fabrics together and stitch applique edges. I like a more active sky background with a sparkling print effect rather than a plainer, more subtle texture for … Continue reading

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The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 3: Layering begins!

I’m beginning to lay down my basic shapes of roughly cut fabric. My mini design wall consists of a piece of white terry cloth wrapped and taped around a large artist’s clipboard. It’s totally portable! I’ll refer to my rough … Continue reading

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