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Workshop Wednesday: Beachy Quilt Projects for Summer Fun

I just got back from a weeklong beach vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and I am tanned, rested and ready! Well, “tanned” may not be entirely accurate; “sunburnt in some spots, more freckled in others” is more like it. … Continue reading

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Star Crossed: A Visit with Melissa Corry

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Melissa Corry. Melissa’s bed quilt Star Crossed is tailormade for using precut 10″ squares and is composed of just 16 supersized blocks that are very easy to piece. You’ll find this quilt in the McCall’s Quilting July/August … 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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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: 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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Machine Quilting and Binding PIGS Finish #4 for 2017

In last week’s blog, I told you about this pretty little PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) quilt. I’m working hard at finishing at least one PIG a month. I had to hurry to get this project finished while it was … Continue reading

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PIGS: April’s PIG – a Hybrid with Free Motion Quilting, Feed Dog Driven Quilting and Long Arm Quilting

PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) accumulate way too quickly at my house. I try to finish one PIG every month but have lately come to realize that I am falling further and further behind.  I’m going to start trying to … Continue reading

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PIGS: String Theory – A Queen-size PIG

I try to complete one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) every month. Here it is nearly the end of April and I have only finished three. This quilt was actually the first PIG I completed in 2017 but … Continue reading

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Adventure #1 with the Q’nique Longarm Quilting Machine

We recently got a new Grace Q’nique 14+ longarm quilting machine and frame here at work. As things happen, the day we were to get lessons from Nathan with Grace, the weather didn’t cooperate. It was a nasty, snowy day. … Continue reading

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Corralling the PIGS – Unfinished Quilt Patterns and Projects – Part 2

Maybe I make it too hard, but I always think that part of corralling my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks), also known as quilt UFOs, is figuring out the whys and whats. Why do I have so many? What happened … Continue reading

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