Quilting

I’ve tried lots of times to bind a quilt with my sewing machine and it never looked as good as I wanted it to. For years I’ve been hand sewing my bindings, and although I enjoy hand sewing occasionally, I really don’t have the time to do it for every quilt! And I worry about […]

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I’ve been a little MIA, but I haven’t been doing nothing! I had no idea how much work moving would be and we’re no where near finished yet. But we can park both cars in the garage and there are fewer than…20? boxes unpacked in the house (not counting the basement…). The office has been […]

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I am super stressed right now with all the house drama with everything that’s gone wrong and so slowly and I just really need to obsess about something else for a while. A new quilt seemed like as good a thing as any. So I’m gonna try out the Bizzy Kid pattern which I’ve loved for a […]

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I started this quilt about a year ago and kept moving on to other projects and leaving it in my to-do pile. I don’t know why, cause it’s beautiful and was so much fun to put together. I used mostly an older fabric line called Weekends for Free Spirit Fabrics (designed by Erin McMorris) with […]

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There is no good reason to avoid paper piecing like I did for so long. It’s so easy! And the results look beautifully intricate and uniform. My first stab at paper piecing is this lattice quilt and I am totally loving it. I cannot wait to see it all put together! It’s going to be […]

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I took a nice long break from quilts, and this Jack’s Blocks pattern was a fun one to get back into quilting with. My stash has grown in the meantime so…it’s time. I had a handful of Michael Miller quilting cotton prints to use for this quilt – Dino Dudes, a few from the new […]

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I FINALLY quilted and bound this pirates fabric quilt – and now Riley Blake has a brand new Pirate Matey’s line that I think I like even better! Of course…I love it all! Linus just can’t keep himself out of trouble. All over that hangy blanket was where he HAD to be. I tried something […]

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  I am FINALLY getting around to finishing up some quilts. This is the Ginger Blossoms fabric from Michael Miller from a while ago. I decided to do a tulip stipple design and tried marking the design on the fabric BEFORE basting the whole thing together which is a very good idea. I used a […]

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I tried a new basting method on my Riley Blake pirates quilt and loved it. I found this video on YouTube and tried her method and it was so fabulous. It takes time to put together and do, but it’s so easy to quilt and remove the basting when you’re finished and no poking myself […]

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  I finished this pirate quilt top ages ago using the very cute line for Riley Blake by Emily Taylor. I just saw that she has a brand new Pirate Matey’s line coming in October and I think I like it even better than this one! But I always say that… I finally got around […]

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