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July 31, 2019
Waves Quilt from From My Carolina Home

This was a quilt for a dear friend that I did before putting Scrap Dance Minuet on the frame.  It had a couple of minor problems, and it is a good time now to show you how I dealt with those.  It was a really pretty quilt, with a batik backing.  Regular readers know that batiks are not my favorite thing to work with.  The tighter weave doesn’t shrink with steaming to deal with extra ripples here and there.  The very thing that most of you like about batiks is the quality I don’t like, LOL!!  Luckily, my ...

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May 29, 2019
Quilting a Mystery Star from From My Carolina Home

Longarm quilting is sometimes a true joy.  When you get a perfectly pieced top with a wide backing and quality batting to do, plus the machine behaves without thread breaks, it is fun to do.  I had to take a longer than usual time to get this one done, as I could only stand to do a couple of rows of pantograph, then had to sit and get my knee up again for an hour or so.  But, persevering over several days, it was done.

Star Quilt at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Folding up the bottom, it did not surprise me at all that her borders were ...

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March 7, 2019
What Are Pantographs, and Why Quilt with Them? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I received so many questions about pantographs over the past week. Today I want to share more information about what a pantograph design is and why this is a great way to begin longarm quilting:

Click here to find the Curvy Chevron pantograph design. This is one of my favorites because the sharp points give you a nice place to stop in the design. It has a beautiful flowing texture that results in a soft bed quilt feel.

Also check out my other tutorial on quilting with pantographs I shared last week.

What is a Pantograph?

Pantograph designs are a ...

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June 14, 2018
Quilting Day from From the Strawberry Patch...

Well, if the truth were told I would love for every day to be quilting day at my house; wouldn't you? But, as we all well know, life creeps in around the edges and the time we have to dedicate to our favorite passion is often squeezed in where we can fit it. I took a whole day a week or so ago and quilted up these two long-forgotten quilt tops for my Mom. She only recently found them in a box

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Quilting Day from From the Strawberry Patch...

Well, if the truth were told I would love for every day to be quilting day at my house; wouldn't you? But, as we all well know, life creeps in around the edges and the time we have to dedicate to our favorite passion is often squeezed in where we can fit it. I took a whole day a week or so ago and quilted up these two long-forgotten quilt tops for my Mom. She only recently found them in a box

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May 18, 2018
Square Peg in a Round Hole from Cowtown Quilts

Reposted from my other site.

Susan inherited this quilt top from her dad and step-mom. You can obviously see that the design flows into kind of a “sweep”.  But, to me, it looked like it could have been a Native American design.  The design is merely different colored squares sewn together into an interesting design.

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Susan already had the PERFECT thread for this quilt.  The colors matched perfectly. When I got it home and threaded the machine and put the first stitch into the quilt, I realized it was thicker than any thread I’ve used.  And, I was worried ...

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April 6, 2018
Bubbly from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started, as every quilt does, with a stack of fabric. This quilt was to be a special one for our five year old granddaughter's bed. She knows what she wants. The walls of her room are decorated with painted circles: red, turquoise, two shades of green, yellow and, of course, Lynnleigh's favorite color: orange. My daughter-in-law and I selected the fabrics and the background from swatches

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Bubbly from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started, as every quilt does, with a stack of fabric. This quilt was to be a special one for our five year old granddaughter's bed. She knows what she wants. The walls of her room are decorated with painted circles: red, turquoise, two shades of green, yellow and, of course, Lynnleigh's favorite color: orange. My daughter-in-law and I selected the fabrics and the background from swatches

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November 11, 2017
First Feathers Quilting Designs are Here! from AndiCrafts

In my last post, I asked which of several feather wreaths you would prefer I include in my First Feathers quilting designs collection. No clear ‘winner’ emerged between hexagon or octagon-shaped wreaths, and many people said ‘both’. So, I took your advice, and my First Feathers collection includes both types of wreaths! And, I’m happy […]

The post First Feathers Quilting Designs are Here! appeared first on AndiCrafts.

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October 11, 2017
Quilting Design Sheets – Ebb & Flow Quilting Designs from AndiCrafts

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted one of my Design Sheets – the time went really fast! I’ve been super busy with non-quilting related activities. First was an organized bicycle ride, the Mickelson Trail Trek, which hubby and I have done for the last four years. Beautiful scenery, well […]

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October 3, 2017
Variety Is the Spice of Life! from Quilted Joy

I’ve written before about how much we enjoy the variety of quilts that our renters bring in to quilt. This post will reflect some of that variety – have fun!

1600 inch quilt

First, we have a jelly roll quilt pieced and quilted by Judy. Some call this design the “1600-Inch Quilt” because it uses a jelly roll, typically 40 strips which are approximately 40 usable inches long. Judy quilted this top with the Funky Fleur de Lys pantograph and lavender thread.

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Campbell Ridge Elementary School

Next, Pat S. brought in this top which was created by the fifth grade class of Campbell Ridge Elementary School as ...

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September 15, 2017
Friends and Family, Renting Together from Quilted Joy

Quilting is an activity that many friends and family members share with one another. We love it when people come in together to rent – the atmosphere is full of excitement and fun!

Summer in the Park Quilt

Valerie and Judy are neighbors, friends, prolific piecers, and frequent renters here at Quilted Joy. In fact, they are here quilting as I’m writing this! Judy recently brought in this top, a Missouri Star Quilt Co. design called Summer in the Park, and quilted it using white thread and the Cascade pantograph. I love the blues, greens and golds together and the secondary patterns created when she ...

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September 9, 2017
More Beautiful Summery Quilts from the Renters from Quilted Joy

They just keep coming! The theme of today’s post is summertime quilting.

Pinwheels Quilt

Melissa is a relatively new renter at Quilted Joy, but she is definitely not new to the world of quilting and sewing. You may know her popular blog, Polka Dot Chair. She quilted this top earlier this summer and blogged about it here: Polka Dot Chair Summer Pinwheel Quilt. We’ll let her speak for herself! Melissa is a fabric designer with Riley Blake and her passion shows in every project she quilts here.

Turn Twenty Quilt Batiks

Fammie’s quilt is made up of summery blue and green batiks. This ...

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September 7, 2017
Sarah’s Bed Runner – A Different Shape of Quilt from Quilted Joy

Bed Runner Quilt

Usually, customers bring in what we would call “bed shaped” quilts to be quilted edge to edge. Throws, fulls, twins, queens, and the occasional king quilt are all rectangular but not long and skinny. Sarah recently pieced a bed runner for a family member which was a change of pace for me as the quilter!

Bed Runner Quilt

Why do people make bed runners? There are quite a few reasons: to keep the feet warm, to give pets a defined place to lay, to protect the bed from shoes left on during a nap, to test out a specific block, or just to ...

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