Category Archives: Patterns

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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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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Whoo Loves You Owl Quilt Pattern

It feels so good to get another pattern done! I loved making this quilt for my granddaughter Madalyn when she was born. It’s such a bright and cheerful happy quilt! I love the idea of layering the owl and branches … Continue reading

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“Ellie’s Birdies”…a new quilt pattern

After a long break from pattern making I was able to wrap my head around it again to finish this one! Pattern writing is much Much MUCH harder than you think! But I’m so glad to have this one ready to … Continue reading

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Preparing Patterns for Glue Basting Tutorial – Part 2

To continue the tutorial I started here, I will tell you about the glues I recommend and why and how to go about gluing your masterpiece in preparation for machine thread painting an quilting. 7. My flower pieces are all … Continue reading

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Preparing Patterns for Glue Basting Tutorial – Part 1

  Using the Master of the pattern you have, in this case the Spring Poppies, tape it to a light source (window or light box). Lay a piece of freezer paper, shiny side down, on top of it an tape … Continue reading

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Thread Painting Student work!

Teaching thread painting these last few months has been both a challenge and a joy! It has challenged me to be clear about this technique which can feel very awkward or foreign the first time you try it…much in the … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 2

In the previous tutorial, Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 1, we finished with a Value Sketch and a Master (line drawing). From these we will create pattern pieces, choose fabric and start cutting out the pieces. Let’s look at … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 1

In a few parts, I will explain what you can do with a photo of your pet to prepare a pattern for an art quilt. There are several approaches but if you’re feeling intimidated by the drawing aspect, this can … Continue reading

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From Painting to Art Quilt

While I am in the “Ideas for Art Quilts” blogging mode, and as I beat the heat here in So Cal near Downtown Disney, I thought I would share an idea or two that I have been Bird Watching for … Continue reading

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