I basted the last of the 5 Wonky series quilts. I will quilt it on my straight stitch machine, ditch quilting.
Today is the twice monthly sewing group so I'll ... read more
I have a few machine quilting video that you might not have seen, you can watch them right here!
How to move from one spot to the next
Fast action basting!
What do you most want to know about for machine quilting?
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Don’t you just love it when your sewing room is chock full of color – here is an over view of my room – and let me get it straight right now LOL – the tumblers on the wall are not a border for Ciera’s quilt – it is a completely different quilt – I […]read more
It's the end of January and I have spent about half of it pondering, drawing and sewing for this Valentine themed project. It came out one Heart Quilt Block and two Embroidery Designs: one for Her and one for Him.
Here’s another example of half square triangles .. I really do love the possibilities and they are an awesome stash buster quilt
Elizabeth Olwen is in the hot seat for this edition of Two Truths and a Lie! Elizabeth Olwen is a Toronto-based surface pattern designer and flower enthusiast. Inspired by pastoral beauty, nature in its most playful forms, folklore, and romance, Elizabeth’s work is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes. Her ever-growing client list includes Target, Land of Nod, Cloud9 Fabrics and Madison Park Greetings on products like bedding, fabric, stationery, packaging, flooring and more. Her next fabric collection for Cloud9, Morning Song, is due in April and you can set up ...read more
A few weeks ago after struggling for the umpteenth time to inspect the back of my quilt on the longarm I had a real light bulb moment. I was tired of the time and effort it took to crawl under the table with a flashlight every time I wanted to check stitching, backing etc.
How wonderful it would be if I could light the entire area on the table so the mirror I use on the table would reflect the condition of the backing stitching perfectly.
Hmmm, now how could that be accomplished? Then I remembered the LED lighting I ...
So my daughter Kayla has been taking a grad school class…and playing with fabric. Lucky for us, it’s actually a great combination.
Kayla is a Family Consumer Sciences teacher Marion, Iowa. She’s a great teacher and is always looking for ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Kayla is a bit techie herself and knows that students especially love technology…so it’s a win-win. She uses it and the kids love it.
On her quest for college she took a grad class that taught her how to “make movies”. She learned about voice overs, adding music ...read more
I know that hate is a really strong word, but after this last move – it really is appropriate – there just isn’t a strong enough word in English, and even that falls short
This isn’t the first time where my move last May has caused me endless issues finding things. As you can see, I’m still ‘struggling’
It’s my fault of course. pfft House wasn’t fully packed and that created no end of issues. But the worst of it was, I decided that I and my gf would stay back at the old house with the ...read more
|Rose's piles are growing! She's been making these lovely blocks for a while and soon, very soon, I think we will be spreading them out and having a good look at the plan. Rose is following a pattern from a book... which always helps.|
|Giggly Gillian continued with her lovely Teddy Quilt. She played with her stitches and decided to use a blanket stitch for her edges... we love 'sticky stuff' applique! Gillian is going to change thread colours as necessary, which always looks great.|
Yesterday was the first time to go to the big guild here in Blairsville, and I wasn't going to let a skim of snow ruin it! Fortunately for me, the sun came out and the roads were fine. I miss snow...I'm from Wisconsin, and we know snow! This little dusting was enough to stir my northern soul and the nip in the air made me feel really alive. Hot weather just doesn't do it for me; I am a cold weather gal!
|First light, and I see snowflakes!|
|I'm glad it was melting ...|