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December 5, 2021
Ribbon Weave Quilt from Quilting and More...

I started another quilt (of course!), this one called Ribbon Weave, by Basic Grey. The original pattern shows the quilt in a sort of subdued Christmas color way, but I decided to do it in purples and turquoises. I finished constructing all of the various blocks — four different kinds, as well as corner and […]

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December 3, 2021
Fun towel embroidery from Quilting and More...

I ran across an adorable embroidery motif, and it was on sale; what was I to do?

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November 10, 2021
Exciting Delivery from Alamosa Quilter

 I purchased new toy recently for my shop.

New Q20 in boxes

New Q20 in boxes

I currently have a HandiQuilter Sweet 16 at my shop that belongs to a customer. She brought the machine in so I could help her to get it working and then give her lessons on it. I've got it working and she has started lessons. I quilted a small project on it to make sure everything was working properly and realized how much I missed quilting some things myself. I also have a HandiQuilter Sweet 16 at home but I rarely have time to quilt something at home. So I decided ...

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November 7, 2021
Double Zip Gear Bag from Quilting and More...

I really like my Martelli rotary cutters; I have a 45mm version as well as a 60mm version. The thing that makes them so comfortable for me to use is that they have offset handles — which is what makes them awkward to take anywhere, given that they aren’t flat. (Note: I see that they’ve […]

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October 24, 2021
Idaho Quilt Retreat...2021 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

From Oregon to Idaho

10 hour road trip...


This is my home away from home...

I brought lots of hand dyed fabrics...

My loyal Bernina 801...

I filled up my 8 foot work table...

This is our work space...

Lots of natural light pours into the room...

I brought along some improv units and...

this in-progress... improv quilt top

I keep adding more rows...

It is nearly lap size...

I am calling this.....DONE !

Here it is hanging on the back of the lodge.

We are staying at:

Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center

Rathdrum, Idaho

More to come...

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October 18, 2021
Feathered LeMoyne Star from Quilting and More...

Ta-da! It’s done!

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September 30, 2021
Ruffle Duffle from Alamosa Quilter

 I found an adorable duffle bag pattern! It's a free tutorial from Bernina. Click the link to go to the tutorial:

  Ruffle Duffle Tutorial

Ruffle Duffle 1

Ruffle Duffle 2

Ruffle Duffle 3

The finished size of this duffle is 14.5" by 8" by 8" tall. I have kitted this project in case you want to make one too. The kit includes the laminate, the cotton webbing and a black zipper.

Ruffle Duffle Kit

You can click the link above to go directly to the item in my online shop. Or you can go to and click Shop>Kits and this one is probably the ...

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August 19, 2021
Dragonfly Playground from Quilting and More...

The latest quilt is now finished! I had such a good time quilting this one, especially since I wasn’t constantly fighting the weight as I moved it around under my Bernina, thanks to my new suspension system. The background fabric is a white-on-white fabric with happily flitting dragonflies, which is where I got the name […]

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August 1, 2021
New quilting tool from Quilting and More...

One of the most difficult things about quilting on a domestic machine is managing the bulk and weight of the quilt. For some time now, I’ve been looking at a couple of tools that claim to help hold the weight to make quilting easier and less tiring. One of those tools requires floor space, which […]

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July 1, 2021
Snail’s Trail blocks from Quilting and More...

The quilt I’m working on needs sixteen Snail’s Trail blocks, and my Bernina and I finished making those today — yay! I still need to make 25 pieced cornerstone blocks and 20 diamond sashing blocks, but these Snail’s Trail blocks have more pieces in them than the others. Hmmm … I see that I managed […]

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June 10, 2021
The Year of the Gnomes from Quilting and More...

Remember these gnomes that I showed you last week? I’ve added some different ones to the “collection” this week. I’d signed up several weeks ago to take a class at the quilt shop after seeing how cute the samples were. The design is by Embroidery Garden, and it’s easy to make with the embroidery machine; […]

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May 25, 2021
Orange Peel / Pumpkin Seed Quilt......Machine Quilting from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I spent the day with my Monday quilt group...

Yes, the orange peel quilt is.....

under the needle !

I purchased this quilt support from

I never machine quilt on a domestic machine
without it....ever !

Absolutely NO DRAG when machine quilting.
It is the only way to go !

I drew myself a little road map to remind me

which direction the feathers go...

I have one block quilted so far...

the lighting isn't the best right now

to view the quilting stitches.

Here is a close up view of the quilting...

I will refer to my ...

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April 21, 2021
Giverny Teleidoscope Quilt Progress + Custom Sewing Cabinet Modifications from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'm still chugging along with my son's high school graduation quilt, in fits and snatches!  The real challenge is coming up with new pictures for each post about it, because it looks pretty much the same up on the design wall regardless of whether seams have been sewn together yet!  

Giverny Teleidoscope In Progress

You can't see the whole thing in the photo above, but the top six rows have corners attached and blocks sewn together into rows.  I have three more rows to go with attaching corners and joining blocks into rows.  There are no borders ...

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April 20, 2021
Organisms & Hand Stitching from Where Art & Life Meet

When last we met, I had just pulled my Bernina 790 out of hibernation only to find it did not fit my Koala sewing cabinet and so I had to order a new insert. Check, check and check. Who says I’m not getting sh*t done? I know all of you want to know how Pat… Continue reading Organisms & Hand Stitching

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April 15, 2021
Something New… from Where Art & Life Meet

“What fresh new hell is this?” You might rightfully ask upon seeing the photo below. Okay, sure YOU might not ask this, however these were the exact words that came to mind when I set up my sewing machine yesterday afternoon, only to realize that when I traded in my Bernina 880, which was plagued… Continue reading Something New…

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March 7, 2021
My best tips for buying a sewing machine from Quilting with Claire

Looking for a new sewing machine but don't know where to begin? Start by reading this blog!

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February 9, 2021
Miles and miles … from Quilting and More...

Now that I’ve finished the quilting on my elephants, I’m making the piping that I’ll add before the binding. Miles of piping. But I do love the extra detail of the piping on my quilts, so I’m glad to make it. My Bernina is practically an expert by now!

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January 3, 2021
Birth Announcement from Quilting and More...

Our extended family has had another addition. This is a second child for our son-in-law’s niece and her husband; I’d finished another one some time ago for their first child. Thinking ahead, I had sort of “stockpiled” a few ready-made embroidery designs for occasions like this, so I quickly decided to use this one (such a cute […]

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November 29, 2020
Christmas stockings from Quilting and More...

Years ago, when our daughters were little, I made Christmas stockings for them. Then I made stockings for grandchildren (except for the ones who got needlepointed stockings from another relative — gorgeous!), and finally one for our son-in-law. This year I decided that my husband and I were deprived.

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November 22, 2020
Name banner from Quilting and More...

I saw an embroidered/trapunto banner hanging in the Bernina area of my local dealer, and I liked it so much that I purchased the design files, which were from OESD. It took me a while to get around to actually making what I had in mind, but I’ve finally done it.

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