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August 12, 2019
How to Use Quilting Practice Pieces? from The Inbox jaunt

Buongiorno, Quilters! How do YOU use quilting practice pieces? I love to turn my practice pieces and blocks into small works that I use around the house. I call them “vase quilts” and I try to match the fabrics to the flowers. A Quilt by Any Other Name I made this log cabin (the cut…

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July 10, 2019
Quilting Mistakes-A Machine Quilting Quick Tip from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! What should you do about quilting mistakes? Should you stop immediately and rip out the stitches? Or should you continue quilting and fix it later?Or maybe you could leave the quilting mistake and never rip it out? To rip or not to rip…that is the question! I rarely-very rarely– rip out any…

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June 26, 2019
Binding Before Finished Quilting? WIP from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we are discussing whether or not it is okay to do the binding before the quilting is finished. Before we get started…I had to say I laughed out loud at how many of you saw “MOM” and “WOW” in yesterdays tutorial of The Egg and Dart motif!  I will always think…

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May 22, 2019
A Lovely Floral Motif Combination from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, a quick look at quilt with a winning motif combination: The Forget-Me-Not and Nora’s Rose. Yesterday, we reviewed the lovely, Forget-Me-Not motif. Nora’s Rose Tutorial Nora’s Rose step-by-step tutorial is available in the LKQ Flower Motif Tutorials and in my first book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3. Also, check out the…

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April 15, 2019
How to Determine Thread Weight Without a Label from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, we have a Nancy Drew style mystery, one we can all relate to—The Case of the Missing Thread Label! A few weeks ago, we discussed thread weight and how it determines the look of our machine quilting.   Read Understanding of Thread Weight. Then, we used thread weight to choose the correct…

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March 11, 2019
Machine Quilting Quick Tip-How to Create Even Quilting Stitches from The Inbox jaunt

Hello!? Hello!? Good Morning, Quilters! We are settling into our new home here at Lori Kennedy Quilts!  Thank YOU so much for joining us here! Unfortunately, many of YOU are not receiving email notifications of the new posts.  Rest assured, we are aware of the problem and our developers at Lifted Logic are working to…

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October 29, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip: Don’t Steer! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today’s machine quilting quick tip is in response to something I occasionally observe while teaching workshops. (My workshop schedule is very limited, but I am considering all warm climate opportunities in Jan, Feb, March 2019 LOL!) While … Continue reading

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October 2, 2018
Focal Points–Machine Quilting Quick Tips from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Do YOU remember those old bumper stickers… “I’d rather be fishing, or swimming, or skydiving or… of course, quilting! In my stash, I found a fat quarter sandwich with the step-outs for The Fish tutorial.   One “housecleaning … Continue reading

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July 6, 2018
When is the Best Time to Learn Machine Quilting? Open Line Friday from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I think the vast majority of us began to learn free motion machine quilting well after we learned how to cut, piece and applique quilt tops. THE MACHINE QUILTING MYSTIQUE I have observed that in some circles, … Continue reading

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June 11, 2018
Machine Quilting Great Combinations from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Part of the art of machine quilting is learning how to combine motifs effectively. Closely quilted motifs like The New Leaf often look great next to more open motifs like Circle Pop. This combination of patterns works … Continue reading

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May 21, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip-Combining Motifs from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Just time for a quick visual tip…. Our  New Leaf motif  looks great when combined with any flower motif! Here I combined it with The Crabapple Blossom machine quilting motif. The densely quilted leaf contrasts well with … Continue reading

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May 10, 2018
Play! Don’t Think! Machine Quilting from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Several weeks ago, I created a large whole cloth quilt sandwich (44 x 36″)…(Warm and Natural light weight cotton batting). I’ve been using this piece to try out new motifs like (The New Leaf) and experimenting with … Continue reading

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April 30, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip–Practice Sandwiches from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I always have a stack of quilt sandwiches of various sizes sitting by my sewing machine. I use them for warm up exercises, to try new motif ideas and sometimes to create small quilts. The sandwiches range … Continue reading

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March 12, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip-Bobbin Thread Color from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Thank you to all who pre-ordered personalized, signed copies of More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 from my Etsy Shop. YOUR enthusiasm is heartwarming! MORE is selling like hotcakes–Thank YOU!!!  The first book of motifs is a … Continue reading

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March 5, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip- How to Choose a Bobbin Thread Weight from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! TRUE OR FALSE?:  Always use the same thread in the top and the bobbin. The conventional wisdom:  by using the same thread top and bobbin,  it is easier for the machine to create a well-balanced stitch. This … Continue reading

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February 26, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! We have a busy week here at The Inbox Jaunt–including a BIG Announcement–so stay tuned… Today–a machine quilting Quick Tip…one that seem sooooo obvious once you see it… Some machine feet are “open”-like my favorite for machine … Continue reading

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December 4, 2017
I Love Home BOM and a Giveaway! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Have YOU been working on the I Love Home Block of the Month with us? The project is adorable and the instructions are fabulous! Jacquelynne Steves Art of Home blog is full of great ideas-be sure to … Continue reading

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November 2, 2017
Machine Quilting Quick Tip! Plan Your Quilting with a Vinyl Sheet! from The Inbox jaunt

  Good Morning, Quilters! After a week away–teaching at the John C Campbell Folk School and at Quilt Market in Houston– it seems fitting that this week, I am working on the I Heart Home Quilt with Jacquelynne Steves.  (Stay … Continue reading

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September 8, 2017
Personalizing Quilts with Handwriting from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Looking for a great way to personalize your quilts?  Use your handwriting!  There are a variety of ways you can use handwriting in quilting. First, mark your quilts with evenly spaced lines (Chalk is my favorite marker) … Continue reading

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