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June 16, 2018
How to Layer and Baste a Quilt (Make a Quilt Sandwich) – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

When I was making my first quilt I went to the fabric store to get batting and the very enthusiastic sales woman, was very excited that I was about to make my “quilt sandwich.” I nodded politely, but inside was thinking she must be nuts.

Later I learned making the quilt sandwich was the process of layering the quilt back (the bread), the batting (the warm fuzzy stuff inside aka the meat) and the quilt top (also the bread) together before you quilt it. This is also called layering and basting.

There are all kinds of methods for layering and ...

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March 13, 2018
Pinning the Sandwich from Quilting Solutions

Last week I wrote about how I will mark the black border on my quilt.  Seredipitously (is that a word?) Jenny Lyons of Quilt Skipper wrote her blog last week on marking black fabric.  She did a lot of research on numerous markers and her discoveries are well worth reading.  Guess what:  her choice is the Sewline pencil...same as mine!  Always nice to be validated.

I have spent the last couple of weeks doing just about everything except sewing although I got my quilt sandwiched and pinned.  I have a long, narrow table (22" x 60") fitted up as ...

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February 5, 2018
Celebrating holidays and travel from Quilting & Learning

Saying hi to the reader!
Tomorrow I go back to work. As I'm trying to stay positive and zen about the whole thing, I have decided to share some of our travel pictures - for inspiration and to celebrate! I've had a wonderful  holiday and was able to travel to Spain and Paris, as well as take two weeks to rest, read and play. I am very grateful and need to focus on this as I get back into the routine :-)

Barcelona

You will notice that most of the photos are not panoramas of sites, but generally small things ...

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