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January 23, 2019
Quilt Blogging in 2019 with Vicki Holloway from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I’m chatting with Vicki Holloway about quilt blogging in 2019. She’s actively blogged for over ten years and has a great take on how blogging and sharing online has changed over the years. Enjoy!

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Jump to timestamp: 20:21 to get straight to the interview with Vicki!

I had Vicki on the show about this time last year where we talked about time management. Click Here to find that episode. She has a really good take on that because Vicki runs a longarm quilting ...

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January 16, 2019
Tracing a New Goddess Quilt, Quilting Podcast #90 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Have you ever started something and thought it would go one way, only to find it went a completely different way? That’s kinda how I feel about this podcast episode! I shared news from the week as I traced a new goddess quilt onto freezer paper and talked a lot about the quilt design, working with leather with my son, and goals of creating with him every weekend. Enjoy!

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Tracing a New Goddess Quilt

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January 2, 2019
My Word of the Year for 2019, Podcast #89 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It’s a new year which means it’s time to pick a new word to be my guide through the year ahead. In this podcast, I reflect on the past year and reflect on how the word Challenge has made a very big difference in my life. Then I share some exciting news and my new word for 2019!

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Friendship sampler quilt king size

Friendship sampler quilt king size

Kicking off the Friendship Quilt Along

I’m super excited about many things that are happening this year, but one of the ...

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December 19, 2018
Hand Quilting Since 1981 with Sue Griffeth from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I chatted Sue Griffeth who celebrated her 84th birthday this year. Sue made her first quilt in 1981 and shared her perspective on how things have changed and what she values most these days:

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Leah’s Quilting Friends News

During the podcast introduction I was starching and pressing dupioni silk fabric. I’ve been stashing away this special fabric for years. The idea was that “one day” I’d have a project to use it or “one day” I’d have time to experiment with ...

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December 11, 2018
Quilting on Vinyl and Leather with Katie Baker from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This week I’m chatting with Katie Baker, a bag maker and chemist who enjoys quilting on unusual quilting materials like vinyl and leather. Learn how this works and how Katie planned and launched her signature black collection of bags on Etsy in this podcast episode.

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Behind the scenes at Leah’s house

This week I finally got my Singer 12 treadle in its permanent home in my living room. At the beginning of the podcast I was polishing up screws and hardware to put ...

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December 5, 2018
Be Open to Your Creativity with Ann Walsh from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Meet Ann Walsh and enjoy hearing about her awesome passion for free motion quilting in this episode of the Quilting Friend’s Podcast. Ann has a wonderful perspective on living a creative life and healing and growing through craft.

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Help support the Quilting Friends podcast by joining the Friendship Quilt Along! Each month we’re going to piece and quilt a new block together step-by-step. Click Here to find the pattern for Block #1.

Ann Walsh Quilting

Ann is such a wonderful quilter and creative person! She ...

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November 28, 2018
How to Quilt in a Tiny Space, Quilting Podcast #85 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This past week I received a great question from Ellie about quilting in a super tiny sewing space. I decided to shoot an entire podcast episode just to answer her question and share my tips for sewing and quilting in a small area!

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Just in case you’re interested in the Hemline Advent Calendar I shared in the introduction, here’s an affiliate link to find it on Amazon. Thank you so much for your support of the show!

Quilting is a Space Hogging Craft

quilting podcast how to quilt in a tiny spaceThere ...

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November 22, 2018
Teaching Kids to Sew and the Friendship Quilt Along, Podcast #84 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

This past weekend I had an amazing opportunity to teach two girls how to sew! Hear about how that impromptu hand sewing class went along with more information about the new Friendship Quilt Along in this Hello My Quilting Friends podcast:

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Teaching with the Right Attitude

This past weekend we went to Charleston and made the big Thanksgiving meal on Saturday evening. But throughout that day, I was also teaching a 6 and 7 year old ...

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November 7, 2018
Pattern Writing in a Hurry, Quilting Friends Podcast #82 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! It’s been a week of detailed quilt planning and writing so this podcast episode is just a short chat. Enjoy the episode and watch as I organize the little drawers of a cute apothecary cabinet:

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Busy Writing the Friendship Quilt Along

Podcast 82 pattern writing in a hurryAs soon as I finished printing the last batch of Ms. Bunny sewing patterns, I turned my attention 100% over to the new Friendship Quilt Along! So many of you liked ...

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October 31, 2018
Hand Quilting and Reenacting at Hart Square, Podcast #81 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! This weekend I went to Hart Square Festival, a special event held one day a year. I dressed up in a (somewhat) period costume and enjoyed hand quilting all day in a log cabin originally built in 1840. Hear more about this amazing adventure and see the pieces of my costume I made in this week’s podcast!

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It’s the last day to preorder Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt and get your copy signed! Click Here to check it ...

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October 11, 2018
Listen to a Chapter from Mally the Maker from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! This week I’m trying on a new hat – audiobook narration. I’ve read Chapter 1 from Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt so you can begin the journey with Mally into the magical world of Quilst.

Click Here to preorder your copy of Mally the Maker.

I had SO much fun reading this! I’ve loved reading out loud since I was a kid so narrating this book felt natural and fun.

I’ve been planning to record the audiobook within the next few months, but sharing this first chapter has finally ...

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August 23, 2018
Lessons Learned from Nine Years in Business from The Free Motion Quilting Project


I can't believe it's been nine years since I started the Free Motion Quilting Project!

So many thoughts and moments of thankfulness to share.

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August 15, 2018
Why did this quilt take four years to finish? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! Today I am stitching the faced binding onto my Dream Goddess quilt after four years in progress. I still have a lots of hand stitching to go, but it feels great to be nearing the end of this multiyear project.


I shot the podcast for this week while preparing the fabric for the facing. It was an adventure trying to talk through my thoughts about this quilt and cut and press fabric at the same time, but I think it worked out well.

It was nice to take the time to really think through all the ...

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July 11, 2018
Can I Make a Quilt with a Bed Sheet? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I have a new Great Quilting Debate for you today! Can you make quilts from bed sheets? SHOULD we make quilts from bed sheets?

It seems like this single question is enough to start a riot in certain quilting groups and I decided to weigh in on the issue today with a new episode of the Hello My Quilting Friends podcast.

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I also ended up weighing in on fabric purchased from big box stores, and using weird fabrics like silk, jeans, corduroy, and wool in our quilts.

Basically - if my machine doesn't ...

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June 20, 2018
Chatting about Fear? Podcast #62 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yep, fear is the topic of the podcast today. Have I mentioned that sharing my goddess quilt stories is scary, scary, SCARY?


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I decided the next quilt to share should be Torrent of Fear, a goddess quilt I created in 2012 after spending a year stuck in place by ultimately very silly fears.

Yes, this is a dark quilt about a negative emotion, but the funny thing is when I look at this quilt, it actually makes me feel good. I feel good and happy because I know I'm not THERE - stuck ...

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June 13, 2018
Back from Vacation Podcast #61 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

James and I popped off to Charleston this past weekend for a short trip to visit family and hang out together. In this week's podcast I share about the trip and my major obsession: freeform crochet!


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I think I'm mostly loving freeform crochet because it's the perfect project to work on while I'm editing Mally the Maker. I've spread out over my couch with yarn, crochet hooks, and the printed book galley and as I crochet, I'm listening to the book being read to ...

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June 6, 2018
Quilting Gratitude in Your Life and Quilts from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! Today I've shared a new podcast episode with my first quilt story all about quilting with gratitude and how I constructed the quilt My Cup Runneth Over. Click Here to find the episode.

Why this new style of podcast? I've wanted to share my goddess quilts in more ways for years. I've wanted to write a book on these quilts for years. I've wanted to rebuild their pages on my website...FOR YEARS!

I finally realized that this was never, ever going to happen if I didn't MAKE it happen by ...

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May 30, 2018
Quilt Design with the Quiltrovert from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Quiltrovert! I love the name Niki Gordham-Harrison goes by on Instagram. Today she's on the Hello My Quilting Friends podcast and we're talking about how she became a quilter just 8 months ago and is already designing her own quilts and writing patterns.

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It's really interesting to see how different quilters get into this wonderful craft. Some quilters instantly begin designing and playing with shapes, while others prefer to follow patterns and not have to worry about the math coming out right.

The thing I love most about our ...

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May 24, 2018
What Can You Do in 1 Hour? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friend! I have a new podcast for you this week with a big update on what's going on around the house. Many huge projects are finally getting finished, or moving steadily in that direction and I'm feeling great about my progress on Mally the Maker, my quilt fiction novel.

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The main theme of this podcast was about how to reach your goals in tiny increments, every single day. In the past 8 months I've written a full length (90,000 word) fiction novel, designed rulers with Grace ...

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May 10, 2018
Who's Quilt Is It Anyway? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I've heated things up this week with a new Great Quilting Debate about quilt ownership. If you hire a service like longarm quilting, having binding attached, or even piecing, is that still just YOUR quilt?

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I had a lot of fun with this one and found the more I thought through each angle, the more interesting it became. There are so many different sides to it:

 - If I pay for the service, doesn't that take care of it? 

- If I don't end up liking the person that did it ...

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