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September 1, 2021
Ask Jo: Commission and More from Jo's Country Junction

Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to.  That’s when I feature them on the blog.  This is one of those days… I’m working on some follow-up questions today.

Last week I had a couple of questions from you after I posted about Kathy from Cotton Cabin asking why I provided Amazon links for people in my blog posts (Find that post HERE), particularly for quilt books…like this current favorite of mine Scrap School.  You can find it HERE.


I explained that if you click ...

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August 25, 2021
Ask Jo: Amazon and Quilting Books from Jo's Country Junction

Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to.  That’s when I feature them on the blog.  This is one of those days

I’m only tackling one question today.  Here goes…

Kathy Regan commented:
As the owner of a quilt shop in the area, I’m very saddened that you choose to send people to Amazon to purchase books. Is there a reason that you need to do that?

There is a reason I need to do that.  I’ve addressed a very similar group of questions ...

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August 11, 2021
Ask Jo: Question on the Halloween Quilt from Jo's Country Junction

Hello…
Thanks so much for the wonderful response to our Halloween quilt, Halloween Hoopla, that is published in the current, October 2021 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.


I’ve gotten quite a few questions related to the quilt so I thought I would get to them all.

First off…from Laura K:
“I absolutely love this pattern. Where can I purchase it?”

The quilt pattern is in the current issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  This issue.


For me, our Walmart and our grocery store regularly stock this magazine.

Next up…the packages of Halloween fabric.  Remember I had ...

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August 4, 2021
Ask Jo: Scrap Management from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m tackling a question from Cindy about fabric storage and use.

Cindy asked:
Hello, I just ordered the book scrap school, and I have a couple of questions regarding your technique. Do you have an Accuquilt machine or do you cut your pieces by hand ...

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Ask Jo: Pantry Challenge, Halloween Quilt and More from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m tackling the pantry challenge, the Halloween quilt, and some other random questions.

Gail asked:
How is pantry clean out going? I have been working on mine for 2 months now and just barely making any progress. It is very hard to not go into ...

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July 21, 2021
Ask Jo: The Hand Print Quilt, Quilt Shops and More from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m tackling some quilts questions and a few other things too.

Elaine asked:
“LOVE THIS!!!! So, what size were your blocks, what kind of paint was used, brand used etc. Would LOVE to make this as I am expecting my 8th grandchild in Nov.”

Elaine ...

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July 10, 2021
Ask Jo: This and that from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m tackling a variety of topics from quilts, to donuts to recipes.

Susan in Kentucky asked:
Jo, do you happen to know the name of the pattern of the middle quilt in the picture at Country Threads? I believe you said you hadn’t made ...

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July 3, 2021
Ask Jo: Tomatoes and Cross Stitch Frames from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m covering topics from tomatoes to framing cross stitch.

I had a VERY popular question…

Elaine asked:
Jo – your gardens and pots look lovely and your veggie garden is waaay ahead of mine! In one of the pix, it looks as tho your tomato plants ...

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June 18, 2021
Blast from the Past: June 2011 from Jo's Country Junction

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about projects I finished in June of 2011.

My yo-yo table runner was in terrible shape.  I made this back in the 90’s.  By 2011 it needed a little updo.  I had to take a yo-yo apart to get the size and remake ...

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May 22, 2021
Ask Jo: Quilts, Kits and Shoes from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m taking everything from quilts, to kits, to shoes.

Janice asked:
Good day Jo, I am looking at your first photo of the two red blocks. I really like the choice of fabrics. As I am studying them, I noticed a quilted item just peeking ...

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May 21, 2021
Ask Jo: Sharing Goodies from my Email and Questions from Jo's Country Junction

I have some tidbits and goodies that came in my email box that I wanted to share with all of you.

The first comes from Pat D from Ottawa, Canada.  She writes:
Recently you posted the instructions for the “pizza” quilt. I enjoyed making it for Victoria Quilts. They make quilts for people undergoing cancer treatments.

I made a small change to it. At the “pointed” end, I marked back 2″ and added a pinwheel of white and blue.

Thank you for the inspiration. Keep up the good work.

Oh my word!!  I am in love with this and it ...

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May 6, 2021
Ask Jo: Quilts, Morning Glories and Cheese, Oh my!! from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m tackling a mixture of questions…

Sally said, “Jo, you freeze cheese? What kind of cheese and is it a block or shredded? I freeze butter all the time (I buy it when it’s BOGO), but had no idea you could freeze cheese. Please ...

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May 4, 2021
Ask Jo: Quilts, Cookies and Pizza (what an odd combo) from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m answering a bunch of miscellaneous questions.

Beth asked:
“When will your Halloween quilt be coming out in American Patchwork and Quilting?”

The quilt Beth is referring to is this…

I never did show you the finished quilt.  It will be published in American Patchwork ...

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April 16, 2021
Ask Jo: From Shirts to Blog Posts to a Big THANK YOU!! from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m addressing a few of the questions.

The first question came from Brinda:
There was no information in the article regarding how many shirts it took to actually make that quilt and was wondering if y’all kept track of how many shirts you actually ...

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April 9, 2021
Ask Jo: All about Floss from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m tackling a question about embroidery floss.

Sally asked this question after I talked about floss bobbins:
“What are the floss ” bobbins” called and where can I get them?”

I had shown this picture.  I had floss and was putting it on “bobbins” while traveling ...

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March 23, 2021
Ask Jo: Dough Bowls from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m answering one question from Paula.

Paula asked, “What is a dough bowl?  You had mentioned it a time or two.”

Can you believe I wrote a whole blog post and answered this question only to find out the post got completely lost.  UGH.  So ...

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March 20, 2021
Ask Jo: Lot of Miscellaneous from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.   Today I’m addressing a lot of miscellaneous comments and questions.

Shelley asked:  “Where can I find the pattern for your Hip to be Square quilt?”

Hip to be Square is this quilt…

HiptoBeSqurare-1The pattern is listed in the right-hand column of the blog.  I made this ...

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March 8, 2021
Ask Jo: The Most Asked Question in the History of the Blog from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.

Today I’m only tackling one question but it’s an important question as I am confident that this is likely the most asked question followed closely by the question, “Do I ever sleep?”. Today’s question was asked LOTS this week.  The question gets asked over ...

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February 24, 2021
Ask Jo: The Iron Edition from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog.

Today’s question comes from Sue.  It ended up being a REALLY long answer so I am only answering one question today.  Here’s what she asked:

My question, is I am looking for a good, heavy-duty, and HOT Iron…Wondered if you can give a testimony ...

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February 23, 2021
Ask Jo: Many Topics to Share from Jo's Country Junction

Hello, and welcome to another edition of “Ask Jo”.  I get many comments and questions from all sorts of places, the comment section here, Youtube, email, and from our Facebook group.  Sometimes I think others of you might want to know the answers as well so I answer them here on the blog. In today’s feature, I have a little bit of everything to share.

First off I want to share an email from Bobbie C.
She wrote:

After reading your post about “Cut and Run,” I thought you might like to know about a site I visit often ...

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