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When a Quilt is so much more than a Pretty Blanket

This last six months has taken an unexpected turn of its own in my quilting focus and I just went with the ride. There was the time (and who knows ~ it may still come) when I really wanted to … Continue reading

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Why Contrast Matters Part 3 …the quilt is rescued from NO contrast!

I must admit I had my doubts this quilt could be helped, but I do love a challenge! Let me say here that taking the time to plan  as I described earlier is a LOT LESS WORK than trying to … Continue reading

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 Why Contrast Matters Part 2 …Can This Quilt be Fixed?

We’ve all have had THAT quilt that we were sooooooo EXCITED about that we just couldn’t wait until we could get to cutting and piecing it and see it come together! And then… the moment we were waiting for… to … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Quilt!…why Contrast Matters 

Have you ever had a project get away from you? It can happen easily especially when you’re working with many prints or colors and trying to get a limited amount of certain colors to work together if you forget one … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Fabric for Sewing Projects

When I first started using a long arm quilting machine, I was intrigued by the many uses one of which is to combine different fabrics for sewing projects not just making quilts. It is literally a whole cloth quilting project…  and … Continue reading

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Ever Use Gluebasting For Machine Binding?

If you never used gluebasting with school glue for machine binding a quilt, you MUST try it! I never liked machine binding until I did. Arthritis in my fingers got really challenging and so pushed me to try it, especially … Continue reading

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I. Love. Gluebasting!

…especially for matching triangle points! Have you ever tried it? At first I thought it would take more time but really NOT true. It actually went faster than any struggle for perfectly placed points I’ve had so far. Here are … Continue reading

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A Lot of Changes going on!

When you decide to put up a shop of any kind all of a sudden there is so much more to do and think about! Is the name just right? How do I display my wares? How do I price … Continue reading

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One of my favorite kind of days….

                                    …a quilt fabric Road Trip! I was so sorry to hear that another quilt shop in (sort of) my area was closing! … Continue reading

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Baby Dragon Quilt…

…and digital quilting. My niece and great nephew inspired this quilt because …we love dragons! The Hobbit started that for me and I LOVE all the How To Train Your Dragon movies and series! So does my granddaughter, so I get to … Continue reading

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