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February 14, 2016
Trial Run from Tim Quilts

A few years ago I made this quilt.


Since then I have had the idea of making a whole cloth quilt of Teddy.      Here is the picture I will base it on.


Before I buy fabric and get going hand quilting I decided to do a test run using the treadle machine.    It will help me to work out the details better than just drawing it.   I am using  fabric I had on hand and wool batting.    It is about 44″x36″  here is the start.


It won’t be anything great but it will help me to design the ...

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February 13, 2016
Captain Jack Pirate Ship Quilt (and a giveaway) from Seriously...I think it needs stitches

Ahoy landlubbers! Happy halfway to Friday day. :) I realized the other day that I never did blog about a few of the quilts I made for Quilt Market last October. I think I posted them on Instagram from there, but that was it. Today, I wanted to post about my Captain Jack Quilt, and how it came to be and give away the leftovers of the fabric that I made it with. It all started when Jina from

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Ready for Easter from Pointless Quilter

Last year my friendship group had a signature block exchange where we got to chose the theme of our blocks.  I've been wanting an Easter quilt for a while so I asked my friends to make me 12" Easter themed blocks.  Once I received the blocks I had to put it together.  I had collected some springy fabrics and created this.

I didn't do much fancy quilting - mostly in the ditch and a little scribbling.  It will be a utilitarian quilt.

I also got two block of the months done tonight.

The Fat Quarter Shops Designer Mystery block ...

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February 12, 2016
Craftsy Sweetens Up My Quilting Life! Blog Hop and Slow Stitching from Pink Doxies

Pin basted, and ready to quilt! Finally.

We're still hoppin' and showing our love, but flu has hit this household. It means a minor change in plans for me, and a good reason to find something portable to stitch while playing nurse. Check it out below. But first, let's 'talk hop'.

Are you registered for the Giveaways?
 Over $500 of Craftsy products!

Two more talented ladies are ready to show their discoveries on Craftsy.

Zenia at A Quilted Passion is enamored with FMQ and her review of three classes, "Start FMQ" with Elizabeth Dackson, "Secrets of FMQ" with ...

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micro geese mini quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Well, I already claim to be crazy, so showing you this shouldn't hurt my reputation at all, right?

These are left over scraps from the handles of the mini coffee cup quilt that I am working on. Most people would throw these scraps away.....and that is great! It's the sane thing to do. However, I had a feeling that they had potential. I trimmed the corners at a 45 degree angle, which produced instant fusible micro geese!
I had a lot of fun playing with different arrangements, but settled on this ...

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Quilts for sale from Tim Quilts

I make a lot of quilts.   I have lost count of how many I have made since I started in 2006 but I have plans for many many more.  I have decided that it is time to let go of some to make room (and money) for more. I get sort of attached to them after putting all the hours of work into them but  I have listed several for sale on my Etsy site.      I have priced them far below what I really should.    If I were to add up the cost of materials and add the hours of ...

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the welded quilt from Ritacor

no final do ano passado encontrei este molde no blog da Fat Quarter Shop. fiquei logo com vontade de experimentar este molde. decidi que queira fazer com tecidos lisos e que iria aproveitar um charm pack com cores pastel escuras. juntei branco e cinzento à festa e preparei-me para começar. percebi que iria mudar ligeiramente… More the welded quilt

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Happy Valentine’s Day! from The Inbox jaunt

Happy Valentine’s Day, Quilters! Valentine’s Day fills me with happy memories of school days… The decorated coffee can mailbox, the tiny cards to sign and address, perhaps a new pen? Paper hearts, doilies, paper rings…the smell of kindergarten paste… All … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake from Quilts....etc.

Turned out great and this little quilt is done!  Now to decide if I will sell it or keep it on hand for when needed.  I used left over Tuscany 80/20 wool/cotton batting from a larger quilt and it did shrink up a little bit in the wash/dryer but that is fine – it is […]

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Great Quilt Designs from Nancy Mahoney from Quilter Chic

A few years ago I became acquainted with Nancy Mahoney when I became a Martingale & Co. author. She was the editor on my first book, Fresh and Fabulous Quilts! I will admit I was a little taken aback at first at the editing process, but I’ve become a firm believer in the importance of a good editor! I’m very grateful for the work she did on my book, and I’m a better writer because of her skills.

In addition to being an editor, Nancy has authored 13 of her own titles with Martingale & Co., as well as ...

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February 11, 2016
Quilts from Within from Inside Quilters Newsletter

It’s no secret we have some very talented quilt artists in our offices in Golden, Colorado, home of Quilters Newsletter, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts. You’ve see their work from time to time in the various publications, but we thought you would like to see some of their work currently hanging in our office gallery. We call the exhibit Quilts from Within because all 23 quilts were made by staff members. If you’re in the area, stop by and see the beautiful quilts in person — 741 Corporate Circle, Suite E, Golden, Colorado.

Enjoy ...

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Baker's Dozen from Rana Quilts

Just finished quilting a small quilt top I made last summer. Time can get away from me! In a departure from my usually more scripted work, this top was pieced improvisationally from strips and squares. I don't have solids in my stash, but I had a bag of solid scraps (and added one fabric to make 13 colors, but used the back side to hide the print!) With a few parameters in place, the blocks came together quickly and went up on the design wall. Pieced sashing helped blur the block edges and brought the composition together.

I enjoyed ...

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WIP- Radiant Star Quilt Class ProjectWow, this is so cool!  I am... from Living Water Quilter

WIP- Radiant Star Quilt Class Project

Wow, this is so cool!  I am working on a project for my Beyond Basics intermediate free-motion quilting class. It will be a two-day class in April.

Students will

  • Learn how to piece the star without Y-seams
  • Receive free pattern instructions
  • Learn at least 5 free-motion quilting designs
  • Learn various ways to place free-motion quilting patterns in quilts

Check out “Teaching Dates” to learn more about my classes and workshops.

Stay tuned!  The completed quilt will showcase soon.

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All Day Sew Day from Quilts....etc.

I decided to stay home all day yesterday and get one project finished.  I’m tired of having so many started and really needed to finish Strawberry Shortcake – why did I start that one when I had so many others going LOL – because I needed a little change of course and a fast finish […]

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COTSIM Key West Beauty Mystery Quilt – Clue 2 Finished from Quilt Obsession

I know – I vanished again.  But I’m back and hopefully a bit more often. So what have I been doing?

Well, I’ve been listening to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and following the clues in the new Inklingo mystery quilt, the Case of The Stranger in Margaritaville (COTSIM), made with the shapes in the 6″ Key West Beauty collection.

Before Clue 1 came out, there was an introductory clue about fabric choices – pink for hibiscus, blue for a blue-eyed stranger in Margaritaville, gold for the tequila in a Margarita, green for lime and white for the salt on the ...

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How-To Mock-Up A Quilt Layout In Seconds from Canoe Ridge Creations

Hello, friends!

As quilters + creative people we tend to be are very visual. Sometimes it is hard for me to get a full grasp on what my finished project is going to look like (and let's be honest, the finished product is the best!). If you follow me over on Instagram or Facebook, you've probably seen me mock-up a quilt layout using my iPhone. I've found it's the best way to take a step back and look at fabric selection & balance without having all of your quilt blocks sewn...and it only takes a few seconds ...

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February 10, 2016
That’ll quilt out from Tim Quilts

After I finished the treadle quilting on the last quilt (  I began thinking of the hundreds of quilt tops I have.   Some of them are really great and deserve hand quilting.   Some of them aren’t so great.    One of the reasons a quilt top gets packed away and not quilted it that the maker wasn’t really happy with it.  Most often  it seems that it is because they really aren’t flat and therefore very hard to quilt.  I decided to try quilting one of my less than perfect tops with ...

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Carkai Mini Quilt from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends, Trying to get back on track with blogging and sharing some projects from the past few months after this move that has seriously slowed me down. Today’s share is actually my “after market” project. Every year after Quilt […]

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Fan Features: Valentine’s Mystery Quilt-a-Long from The Cloth Parcel

Remember our Valentine’s Mystery Quilt-a-long? Do you also remember how we offered a prize pack to those who finished by the end of January? Today, you get to see both the finishes and the prizes!  First off, here are the lovely quilts submitted to us on Instagram and in our Facebook group: Hugs and Kisses […]

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Too Many Projects Going On! from Quilts....etc.

I bet we all feel the same way sometimes, that we just have too many projects happening at the same time – right now I feel like that with one quilt almost off the frame and getting another one ready to go on it within the week?  Also getting the baby quilt pinned basted again […]

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