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September 12, 2018
Tips for Naming and Tagging Your Quilts, Podcast #74 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Happy podcast day! I'm having a blast in my kitchen studio today which is finally put back (more or less) together after being collapsed for two weeks after Josh's fish tank disaster. I'm slicing up embroidery squares to experiment with a new quilt-as-you-go method.



This podcast came about from a listener suggestion. Dawn wanted to know if I had any tips on naming quilts and adding tags or labels to the back. I had a fun time thinking through both topics and shared my take on the importance of ...

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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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April 25, 2018
That Quilt is Cheating! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friend! I'm back this week with another Great Quilting Debate asking a simple question - what is quilt cheating?

Are there quilting techniques you consider inferior or just plain WRONG?

What do you think about cheater cloth? It has "cheater" in the name so it must be bad, right?

Do you find yourself shrugging your shoulders at quilts made on an embroidery machine or quilted on a longarm?

I've dug into this topic this week and had a lot of fun thinking through my past judgments and criticisms. Yep, there was a time that I thought ...

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April 18, 2018
Take Better Photos with Brenda LaFleur from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I've made an awesome new quilting friend with Brenda LaFleur! She is a photographer and teacher from Louisiana and she came on the podcast to chat about photography.


I was digging in the dirt during the introduction so I apologize for the less-than-perfect sound. Josh and I had just picked up several herbs and tomato plants and I knew if I didn't get them into the ground immediately, I'd kill them with neglect.

I also had some bulbs to plant too and I'm not sure...they were looking ...

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April 4, 2018
Three Step Quilt As You Go with Jenedel Wilcox from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! This week I have a really fun podcast with Jenedel Wilcox. She is a hobby quilter and emailed me a few month ago about a neat Quilt-As-You-Go technique she uses to connect her quilted blocks together.

Click Here to find this podcast episode.

We started a conversation via email and decided to collaborate on a little quilt project. I sent Jenedel some embroidered quilt blocks and she connected them together to create this cute mini quilt!


This was a really fun experience and I love how this mini quilt turned out. I hope you'll come ...

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March 29, 2018
Long Term Goals and Best Time to Blog from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I'm still trying to figure out my schedule around blogging daily. It's not so much the HOW - get on the computer and write something Leah! It's the WHEN.

I like to chain behaviors together so I'm always blogging right after breakfast or at the end of the day or something like that. I still haven't figured out the best time that will work every day.

Part of the reason why is every day is so wildly different. Yesterday I quilted on the longarm for an hour, then worked on the website, then went out to ...

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February 21, 2018
No Sewing Until You Quilt with Ann Holmes, Podcast Episode 46 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Ann Holmes, the creator of my favorite No Sewing Until You Quilt It applique technique. Get to know Ann and her assistant Rachel and how this cool technique works in this podcast.

Listen to the episode or download it to listen anytime:


Or watch the podcast and see me cooking sausage and apples for lunch!


Click Here to check out Ann's website AnnHolmesStudios.com. Ann is both a stained glass artist as well as a quilter and her goal in creating the No Sewing Until You Quilt It Applique technique ...

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January 31, 2018
Leah's On a Diet? Quilting Friends Podcast #44 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I decided to share a personal update on the quilts I'm working on right now and a big challenge I've taken on for the month of February. Listen or download this episode using this player:


Or you can watch the episode and see me working on the Love the Light wholecloth quilt here:


I was stitching on the hanging sleeve to the back of this beautiful quilt while recording the podcast. This is the walking foot wholecloth quilt from my book Explore Walking Foot Quilting. I'm trying to take care of little ...

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January 17, 2018
Piece and Quilt Precut Fabrics with Christa Watson, Episode #43 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with my awesome quilting friend Christa Watson about piecing and quilting with precut fabrics. This just happens to also be the topic of Christa's new quilting book! Listen or download the episode here:


Or you can watch the episode and see me stitching away at this forever cross stitch project in my living room:


Ad: Click Here to find Christa's newest book Piece and Quilt with Precuts. 

This is a terrific book for slicing into those precut packs you've stashed away so you can turn those nice fabrics into ...

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January 3, 2018
Longarm Quilting and Yoga with Amy Helton from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Amy Helton, or LongarmYogiGal, a longarm quilter and yogi from Kentucky! Listen or download the episode using the player here:


Or watch the episode with a live intro with me in bright orange here:


Click Here to check out Amy Helton's Facebook Page. This is where you can connect with Amy to talk about longarm quilting your quilts. Her goal is to have a quilt in all 50 states so help her reach her goal this year!

I found Amy on Instagram where I ran across her handle LongarmYogiGal and ...

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December 27, 2017
My Word for the Coming Year, Podcast Episode 40! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

We're in that wonderful week between Christmas and New Years and I've been taking the time to reflect on all that has happened in 2017 and what I'm hoping to create in 2018. Listen to the episode or download it to your computer with this player:


Or you can watch the episode and see the little project I'm painting in this video:


Every year I pick a word that acts as a guiding light. It's kind of a like a mantra in a way. Just one single word that helps me remember my goals and ...

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December 13, 2017
Teach Crafting Online with Melanie Ham, Episode #39 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Melanie Ham, a super successful quilting teacher on YouTube. Listen to the episode or download it below:


Or you can watch the podcast using this player:


Click Here to check out Melanie's YouTube Channel. I love her videos which are so nicely edited and clearly demonstrated.

Also check out Melanie's Premium Course Website Melanie Makers. This is where Melanie shares more in-depth courses, projects, and quilt alongs. Remember she shared a coupon code in the podcast - make sure to enter Leah in the checkout to save 25% on your ...

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November 29, 2017
Highs and Lows of Business Transformation with Stephanie Soebbing, Episode #37 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I'm chatting with Stephanie Soebbing once again about the amazing transformation her business has undergone in the past eight months. Listen to this new episode right here:


You can also watch the episode and watch me whipping up Zuchini Ravioli in the introduction here:


Click Here to find Quilt Addicts Anonymous, Stephanie's website. Stephanie recently expanded to create a full scale quilt shop which is open five days a week and carries a wide range of beautiful fabrics.

Stephanie was a bit tired during this interview because she just got back from fall ...

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November 15, 2017
Quilt Market Recap with Sheri Cilfaldi Morrill, Episode #35 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I have a new interview with Sheri Cilfaldi Morrill from WholeCircleStudio.com! Sheri recently attended Fall Quilt Market in Houston and she's going to give us a recap on what she noted at the show. Listen to the episode or download it to your computer here:


You can also watch the podcast and see the things I talk about in the introduction here:


Sheri is an awesome quilter and wonderful pattern designer. Make sure to check out her website right here.

Now a bit about Quilt Market - this is an industry trade show where ...

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October 18, 2017
Teaching Quilt in Spanish with Luis Sanchez, Episode #31 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! Today I have a wonderful interview with Luis Sanchez, our first international quilter on the show! Luis is a hobby quilter, but has started sharing quilting tutorials in Spanish to help spread this wonderful craft in his home country of Costa Rica and beyond. Listen to the show on this player:


Or watch the show in this new video:


Click Here to check out Luis's YouTube Channel. The videos are all in Spanish, but you can use the translator to read the translation in English.

Luis was raised listening to a sewing machine hum because ...

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October 4, 2017
Etsy Success with Deborah Fisher, Podcast Episode 30 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! This week I'm chatting with a successful ceramic artist Deborah Fisher about running her Etsy shop and balancing ceramics with sewing, quilting, and the rest of her life! Listen to this new episode here:


You can also watch the episode with a live introduction with me here:



Click Here to find Deborah's Etsy shop. Does her shop look empty? It's because every time she adds new products they sell out in a few minutes! Make sure to check her sold items to see the beautiful ceramic pincushions she sells.

Deborah began selling on ...

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