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June 26, 2019
Unpacking from Quilt Fantastic – Podcast #111 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Quilt Fantastic was Saturday and today I’m unpacking a mountain of stuff on my sewing room table!

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Click Here to check out the Quilt Friends Club and help support the podcast! I’m going to post my UFO pieced straps on Saturday at 12 pm EST and of course we have the new giveaway of precut fabric each week too.

Yep, I’m still pretty beat from Quilt Fantastic, but that’s okay! As I said in the podcast, I love to shake things up and ...

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June 18, 2019
The Game of Perfection – Podcast #110 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I’m thinking about the game of perfection this week! In this Hello My Quilting Friends podcast I share an insight that popped into my head over the weekend – how demanding perfection in every stitch is like expecting to win every board game you play.

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The podcast feature begins at 11.46 in case you want to jump right into my discussion on perfection.

News from Around the House

Nearly all of my time is getting prepared for Quilt Fantastic coming up this Saturday ...

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June 12, 2019
A Short Story From Quilst! Podcast #109 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I have a wonderful podcast episode for you this week! Today I’ll be reading a short story by my husband Josh Day written in my Mally the Maker universe! The story is called Scant and the Quarter Scamming Baby Chicks. As a quilter, I hope you understand the reference! (Scant and quarter-inch seams.)

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scant quarter scam

The short story starts at 29:35 in case you want to jump right into the main feature.

Spoiler Alert! You really should read Mally the Maker and the Queen ...

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June 4, 2019
Organize and Decorate Your Sewing Space from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today we’re discussing how to organize and decorate your sewing space with Stephanie Socha. Welcome to episode 109 of Hello My Quilting Friends!

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Check out Stephanie’s podcast Make and Decorate here.

Home Decorating Vs. Organizing

What was so interesting talking to Stephanie was learning there’s a vast difference between organizing and decorating. Case in point she talks about how a lot of professional home organizers are awful decorators, and vice versa. In the end it’s all chalked up to personality.

How many times have ...

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May 29, 2019
7 Reasons Why I DO Want and Need a Longarm – Podcast #107 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s high time I updated my infamous post from 2011, 7 Reasons Why I DON’T Want or Need a Longarm and share all ways my perspective has changed in the past 8 years. I do believe this is the longest podcast I’ve ever shared! If you want to get straight to the topic, just jump to time: 34:00:

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7 Reasons Why I Want and Need a Longarm Quilting MachineClick Here to help support the podcast by joining the Quilt Friends Club! We’re doing a weekly giveaway now, just for ...

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May 15, 2019
Time Lapse Quilting with Todd DuBay from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! Today I’m sitting down with Todd DuBay who makes awesome time lapse quilting videos. I hope this podcast inspires you to try out the time lapse setting on your phone and shoot a video as you make your next quilt!

I did have issues with color balance in this video and I’m investigating a new method for filming the screen. If the trippy color swirls are too much for you, simply listen to the podcast using this player or download it to your computer:

Todd Dubay Quilting in the Fast Lane

Jump ahead to time: 25:16 to get straight to ...

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May 8, 2019
Painting My Rabbit Hutch and Puttering around from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends, and welcome to Podcast #104! This week I’m organizing, cleaning, painting, reorganizing, and just generally putting around. Just a few days ago I massively cleaned up my workshop, so I decided it was time to do the same thing in my upstairs quilting room.

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We’re going to raise Champagne D’Argent bunnies. I put together this hutch using mostly scrap wood from previous projects. It’s designed to hold the rabbit cages inside so they’re easy to access and clean ...

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May 1, 2019
Meet Laura Hendrickson of the National Quilt Museum from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I’m chatting with Laura Hendrickson, the registrar from the National Quilt Museum! We talked about what that job is like – taking care of lots of quilts, planning exhibits, and keeping track of all the quilts that are traveling to different places around the world. I hope you enjoy learning more about the behind the scenes of the National Quilt Museum:

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Jump to time stamp: 16:14 to get straight to the interview with Laura!

News from Around the House

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April 24, 2019
Sorry, No Podcast this Week! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Last week I shared a podcast titled, Do You Ever Sleep?! and this week I can do very little except sleep! I caught a bad cold over Easter that is really putting me through the wringer. All my plans for this week have gone out the window as all I seem to be able to do is sleep like Pickles all day:

Sleepy Pickles the Cat

Yep, this is about all I feel like doing too!

Be looking forward to a podcast episode next week and hopefully I’ll have kicked this bug and have lots of fun things to share.

Cheers,

Leah Day ...

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April 17, 2019
Do You Ever Sleep? Podcast 102 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! This week I’m covering a topic that concerns all of us: sleep!

What’s Going on around the House

I continue plugging away on the Ms. Bunny doll spoonflower panel. This will be a print you can purchase from spoonflower with instructions and the full pattern to make your own Ms. Bunny doll. Ms Bunny is a character from my children’s novel Mally the Maker.

bunny doll sewing pattern

Leah Day with Ms. Bunny doll

Speaking of bunnies, I’ve finished my rabbit hutch! We’re going to start raising Champagne D’Argent rabbits. I built the hutch ...

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April 10, 2019
Quit Gaming and Start Quilting with Luann Fischer from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Luann Fischer is on the show with me today to talk about how video games were limiting her quilting time. She quit gaming cold turkey after listening to my Word of the Year episode in January and… what happened next? Hear her story in this new quilting podcast:

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Quilting News from Around the House

Click Here to find the new Dream Big fabric panel. Let me know if you’d like to do a Dream Big quilt along. Maybe we could quilt new free motion quilting ...

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April 3, 2019
Episode 100 of Hello My Quilting Friends from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This is our 100th episode of the Hello My Quilting Friends podcast!

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If you’re interested in making a fun flower hat like mine, be sure to check out my tutorial here.

I’m sure you want to see my Flower Girl costume! Click Here to check it out and read more about how I put it all together.

flower girl costume

Leah in her Flower Girl costume.

No, the Ms. Bunny spoonflower panels are not yet available, but you can download the cute sewing pattern. Click Here to check ...

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March 27, 2019
Overcome Fear so You Can Create! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I began working on the goddess quilt book and immediately ran smack into FEAR. Learn how I identified my fears and began working on them (so they stopped working on me) in this podcast episode:

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Jump ahead to time: 34:00 to listen to the podcast topic.

Quilting Behind the Scenes

I shared a post about modifying a treadle cabinet to fit a larger machine on Monday. I’m so pleased with the Singer 15 Clone I have in the cabinet now! I just need ...

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March 20, 2019
Permission to Make What You MOST Need to Create from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Do you have a project you’ve been wanting to make for years, but just keep putting off? I sure do! This week I decided to clear the decks which means shelving a book I’ve been working on for months so I can focus on another book that’s much more important. Hear all about my decision in this episode:

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Jump ahead to time: 21:55 to get straight to the topic of the podcast.

I apologize for the rambling nature of this podcast. I had ...

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March 6, 2019
Running National Quilt Museum with Frank Bennett from The Free Motion Quilting Project

A few weeks ago I received a note from Frank Bennett, the CEO of the National Quilt Museum. I asked him to come on the show and share about the museum and what it’s like to take care of so many quilts. Get to know Frank and learn more about how quilts are displayed and preserved by the museum in this podcast episode:

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Jump ahead to time: 15:06 to get straight to the interview with Frank!

Support the Quilting Friends Podcast

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February 27, 2019
Creative Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, Podcast #96 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

We got seven straight days of rain last week and, yes, I was feeling pretty blue. I had to stop and work my way out of a dark spot and it made me think about how differently I work through sadness now than I did several years ago. See what I’m working on around the house and the huge progress I got on my new Eye of Calm goddess quilt during this podcast:

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Jump ahead to time: 40:48 to get straight to the topic on ...

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February 20, 2019
From Fire Fighter to Fiber Artist with Brandy Maslowski from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I’m chatting with a Canadian quilting friend, Brandy Maslowski, the Quilter on Fire. Brandy is transitioning from a firefighter to a fiber artist and has a terrific perspective on everything from keeping her studio organized to planning a fun quilting retreat. Enjoy getting to know Brandy in this new podcast episode:

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Super Busy Quilting Week

I didn’t realize how many fun things I have in progress until I sat down to share the introduction this week! I’m getting lots of different projects done ...

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February 13, 2019
Cleaning Up to Be Creative, Quilting Friends Podcast #94 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I’ve done a major clean and clear up of my sewing room in order to be more creative. This is something I have to do regularly because I’m just not a tidy person. In this podcast episode I share a new perspective on keeping things clean to be my most creative self:

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This is the first podcast I recorded in my new sound booth (bedroom closet)! Let me know what you think ...

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February 6, 2019
Creative ways to fix quilting mistakes with Beth Collins from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I’m chatting with Beth Moore Collins about fixing quilting mistakes. I can’t count how many quilts I’ve made over the years that reached a critical point and then something stopped working. I enjoyed chatting with Beth about this topic and thinking of new ways to work through quilting issues:

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Fast forward to time 28:35 for the interview with Beth!

Click here to check out the Quilt Friends Club and help support this podcast and all the free tutorials I share online ...

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January 30, 2019
Rising to Unexpected Challenges, Quilting Podcast #92 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s been a challenging week, but also wonderful in many ways. In this podcast, I’m loading a new quilt on my frame while I share about our unexpected trip to Florida over the weekend:

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Block 3 of the Friendship Quilt Along will be out on Friday! This Tree of Life pattern will include the block pattern for the Friendship Sampler Quilt, plus an extra bonus supersized quilt pattern for you to make as well. I’ve already pieced my Tree of Life Quilt and I’m loading it ...

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