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March 22, 2020
Batting time! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

How am I amusing myself during our virus shutdown?

Do you remember seeing this photo in a July 2019 post when my young great niece was visiting and after coming back from using the bathroom and the look on her face said it all?  Well, since then, more batting pieces were added and the shower stall was bulging almost to the top and bags kept falling out of the opening.  Time to deal with them!

For now, just the 80/20 cotton/poly batting pieces are being used.  The 100% poly batting pieces will be dealt with later.

Not all ...

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March 13, 2020
How to bind a quilt by machine that looks near to invisible from Quilt Social

The fabric’s been chosen, the quilt top’s sewn and the quilting is done. Now it’s time to add a binding to finish the Spring Blossoms for Mom lap quilt. I really don’t want to mess it up now and it’s all about the finishing touches that sometimes make or break a project. No FOB (fear of binding) allowed.

There’s a way, yes there is… to add a binding to a quilt by machine that does not look wonky, messy or unprofessional. Today, I’ll explain this process to you. You’ll need Gütermann invisible ...

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March 12, 2020
UNIQUE pattern tracing film helps to audition quilting options from Quilt Social

Sewing of the quilt top Spring Blossoms for Mom is complete. Quilting decisions can now take place. It’s important after all the work sewing the quilt, the quilting be considered carefully.

Quilting design factors

  • How much do I want the quilting to show on the front and the back.
  • What color of thread should be used.
  • Which fabrics need enhancing or showing off.
  • Scale of the quilt blocks and in this case appliques as well.
  • The use of the quilt. i.e. Quilt show worthy, art quilt to be hung, utilitarian?
  • How much washing may or may not take ...

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March 11, 2020
Gütermann cotton and invisible nylon threads for piecing and applique from Quilt Social

The last few days, I’ve discussed the materials needed and prepared the fabric for a really fresh Spring Blossoms for Mom lap quilt using HeatnBond Lite iron-on adhesive to make the tulip appliques. This quilt will be an awesome Mother’s Day gift this spring. I’m ahead of the curve and will have it made in advance. Today I get to sew with Gütermann cotton and nylon (invisible) thread. It’s sew time don’t you think?

Sew the background

  • Gather up the background strips and leave them in order from 1-5 as discussed yesterday.
  • Sew 7 strip ...

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March 10, 2020
How to prepare applique pieces for quilting from Quilt Social

Today, I’ll discuss how to prepare the strips for the background of the Spring Blossoms for Mom quilt I discussed yesterday as well as the applique fabric for the tulips with HeatnBond Lite iron-on adhesive. It’s so easy to applique with HeatnBond Lite iron-on adhesive and this technique will open your mind to thousands of applique possibilities.

Cutting the background

  1. Press all background fabric (gray as shown below).
  2. Lay out the background fabric in an order that pleases, keep in mind all 5 fabrics will be sewn into a strip set.
  3. Number each fabric 1-5.
  4. Cut 7 strips ...

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March 9, 2020
Spring Blossoms for Mom lap quilt from Quilt Social

By now we’re all tired of winter and wanting to look toward spring. It’ll come be rest assured. At this time of the year we’re also thinking about projects for spring and of course, I’m thinking ahead to Mother’s Day.

Join me this week as I share with you a new original design for a modern, strip pieced and easy applique lap quilt that can be made just for mom. I’ll be showing how to assemble easy strip pieced blocks, how to applique simply with Heatnbond Lite iron-on adhesive and Gütermann invisible nylon thread ...

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February 10, 2020
Video: How to Choose Batting for Your Quilt – Quilted Joy Clubhouse Live! from Quilted Joy

Did you catch our February 2020 Quilted Joy Clubhouse live online meeting? This month was all about how to choose batting! If you missed the livestream it’s available to watch (or re-watch) whenever you’d like. Find it on the Quilted Joy Youtube channel!

Our main program for this month’s meeting was about how to choose the right batting for your quilts and understanding the differences between battings. Watch the video below to learn all about batting and so much more!

How to Choose Batting for Your Quilts

Let’s talk batting! I think a common misconception about ...

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February 3, 2020
The Quilted Joy Clubhouse is Back on Wed. Feb 5! from Quilted Joy

The Quilted Joy Clubhouse took a break in January to recover from the holidays, but we are back! I hope you can join us at 1 pm Eastern on Wednesday February 5 for our online guild meeting.

You can watch the live meeting in two different places. Members of the Quilted Joy Clubhouse can watch the meeting in the Facebook group. Not a member of the clubhouse? Click here to find the group and request to be a member. You will need to answer a few questions about yourself, this is just so we can be sure you’re a ...

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December 7, 2019
As Time Flies By... from From the Strawberry Patch...

It seems like I just indulged in this all-too-wonderful annual treat; the limited- time-only peppermint chocolate chip milkshake! Speaking of limits, that's exactly what I put on myself when it comes to this splurge-- ONE A YEAR. Well, it might seem like I just indulged in one but it's been a year already. Oh, my! And as if I needed further proof that time is flying and leaving me in its dust,

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As Time Flies By... from From the Strawberry Patch...

It seems like I just indulged in this all-too-wonderful annual treat; the limited- time-only peppermint chocolate chip milkshake! Speaking of limits, that's exactly what I put on myself when it comes to this splurge-- ONE A YEAR. Well, it might seem like I just indulged in one but it's been a year already. Oh, my! And as if I needed further proof that time is flying and leaving me in its dust,

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November 27, 2019
My shopping trip from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


If the economy were to rely on me to stay strong, that wouldn't happen. I'm not a big shopper. Not on-line, not in person. And the number of marketing e-mails that get blasted to us EACH and EVERY day is totally insane. I don't subscribe to many, but the few that I do? It's become a daily (if not more frequent) barrage of Black Friday madness. STOP!!!!  I know where you are if I need you.

However, from time to time, I do venture out with money in hand to buy something. The weather has been ...

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November 22, 2019
What is YOUR Favorite Quilt Batting? from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! What is YOUR favorite quilt batting? Why is it YOUR favorite? That is our Open Line Friday question today. Collective Knowledge There are more than 10,000 readers of Lori Kennedy Quilts (and growing every day!) and 10,000 heads are better than one (unless you have a headache.) We need YOUR opinion and…

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November 7, 2019
Understanding Quilt Batting for Better Quilts from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today’s topIc:  Understanding quilt batting for better quilts. I know it doesn’t seem like an exciting topic. However,  if you’ve ever been disappointed by the look or feel of your quilt, you’ll realize the importance of the middle quilt layer! Manufacturing Process All batting begins as individual fibers of cotton, wool, polyester,…

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November 4, 2019
Infrastructure Quilt Along Row 9 from Christa Quilts

This week we are making the last row of Infrastructure quilt – can you believe it??? Row 9 features simple pieced strips and it’s another great chance to fussy cut the Geo Pop fabric if desired.

Infrastructure Row 9 Geo Pop

First I’ll walk you through the process to piece this row, then you can take a look at the bonus YouTube video I created while making this row.

Cut the Strips

You want to cut nice straight strips according to the pattern instructions on page 6. If you are fussy cutting, you’ll want multiple strips of the same fabric to be cut ...

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October 17, 2019
Quilt Tools 2019 from Carol Lyles Shaw

Using the right quilt tools makes all the difference when you are quilting.  Good tools help you cut and sew more accurately and generally make the entire process more enjoyable.

And, you don’t have to spend a lot of money–just focus on a few high quality items and they will last forever.

Here are some of my favorite tools.  No affiliate links–opinions based on personal use only.

Shop Local

As always, please check with your favorite local quilt shop or local shops with online shops before going to ‘big’ retailers. Note:  there are NO buying links in ...

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