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July 9, 2020
New Living Water Quilter Videos  I am excited to share I am... from Living Water Quilter

New Living Water Quilter Videos

  I am excited to share I am finally making time to record  free-motion and ruler quilting video demos.  I hope they will be a source of inspiration and you will find designs you can use to finish your quilt projects.

The videos live on Living Water Quilter’s YouTube channel.  Please visit the channel and subscribe. Then watch, like and comment on your favorite designs.

BONUS: In every video description box there is a list of quilting and sewing tools used in the video and links where to find more information and where to purchase ...

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June 26, 2020
Interwoven from Quilting and More...

It’s done! Oops — *almost* done; I still need to make and add the label, but the quilting and the binding are finished.

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June 12, 2020
Playing with the quilting from Quilting and More...

I haven’t posted anything about my Interwoven quilt in quite some time. I don’t even remember when exactly I finished putting the top together, but then I set it aside during our stay-at-home order; I just couldn’t get motivated to begin quilting it. However, I’ve now given myself a kick in the pants and begun, […]

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May 11, 2020
New Skill - Quilting with Rulers from Magpie Quilts

Even though I've been quilting for over 30 years, there's always something new to learn or ways to improve my skills. I happened to see a post about ruler quilting on one of my social media feeds and looked into it a little to see what it was all about.
 That little foray into ruler quilting led to a class at my local quilting shop and a purchase of a ruler foot for my specific machine and a set of basic rulers to get started.
 I made up a simple table runner from some pretty fabrics and after ...

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May 5, 2020
Fun FMQ samples at Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi and welcome to week 278 of Free Motion Mavericks. I finally have some free motion quilting (FMQ) to share with you as well as a Big Mandala finish. Yeah!

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April 14, 2020
Newish techniques, old favorite things from Elaine Adair Pieces

Garlic Knots - I'm practicing ruler work in the border - tedious, but kinda cool as well.  I lost my way, here and there.  Seams under the ruler sometimes helped, sometimes hindered.  I need to improve on sharper corners, and I also wish I had left more extra batting and backing on the outside of the border, to grip.  Two more sides to do, then just binding and it will be D O N E!  

I added a strip of sandpaper to the back of my ruler.   It might not be needed by others but helped me hold onto the fabric ...

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April 13, 2020
Tea for Kate Kitchen Quilt. from I Patch and Quilt

It has been a while since you saw anything from this kitchen project. The blocks are from the ‘Tea for Kate’ set that I designed in 2016.

This is what I started out planning.


I used lots of Alison Glass fabrics combined with lots of ‘pretty friends’. The blocks are 12x 12 inch and I added a 3 inch border. It will be a 30″x42″ wallhanging.  I used all different white-on-white fabrics for the background.

This quilt will go on a wall near my kitchen, and I decided to use a double batting: 100% cotton on the bottom an ...

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April 7, 2020
Let's Do Some Ruler Work Linky Party #6 from The Quilt Yarn

Well, here we are again...I have decided to run the linky every week as it is easier to remember both for participants as well as myself!

Last week we had Terry from On Going Projects participate with some very intense quilting on her Tea Room Quilt.

This really inspired me! I don't know about you, but I have been slightly overwhelmed with what's going on in the world at the moment and surfing the internet has also become somewhat stressful. There is so much going on in the cyber space at the moment...QALs, videos, more posts ...

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March 10, 2020
Quilting around the corner – type 1 from I Patch and Quilt

Several people who commented on my posts on my blog or on Facebook/Instagram requested information on how they could quilt around a corner using the Ribbon Candy pattern, just like you would do in borders around a quilt.

So I started drawing to see what I could come up with.  Almost directly, I came to the conclusion I had to order the corner options into different types. These types are not definitive as some options/types are similar, but I hope they will help you decide which ones you would like to try.

Today I will share a few ...

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January 30, 2020
Rule Your Quilt: Quilting Arch Borders from Quilted Joy

There are so many beautiful ways to quilt a border. One of my favorite ways to fill in a quilt’s border is to grab an arc ruler and create beautiful arch designs. I love how versatile the simple arch design can be thanks to easy changes to the arch’s height, width, and repeat. Let’s grab an arc ruler and quilt some arches!

Quilting Arch Borders with APQS Lenni

I have so much fun quilting with rulers. The designs you can create with a simple ruler can be beautiful, intricate, and inspiring. This year I’m writing a series of articles for Quiltmaker Magazine ...

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December 29, 2019
Swirly Whirly from Quilting and More...

And … it’s done! I had originally envisioned doing swirling feathers in all of the colored areas, but that was an impossible task. The bulk created by all of those tiny seams just meant that my free motion foot kept getting hung up; it’s rather difficult to do smooth curves and even stitches when the […]

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December 28, 2019
Lonestar Quilt from Quiltmanufaktur

Im April 2017 habe ich diesen Lone Star Quilt als Beispiel mit den Kursteilnehmern im BERNINA Creative Center genäht. Er lag lange Zeit unvollendet im Regal, bis ihm Maria Dlugosch jetzt dieses fantastische Quilting verabreicht hat. Eigentlich muss ich entsprechend sagen Not my work!

Not my Work! weil es augenscheinlich das wahnsinnig tolle Quilting ist, das aus dem Patchwork Top erst diesen tollen Quilt macht. Um es gleich vorneweg zu sagen: Maria nimmt keine Kundenaufträge an... daher bin ich wirklich froh, dass sie sich dennoch die Zeit für dieses Stück genommen hat. Es sieht auf jeden Fall nach viel Spaß ...

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December 11, 2019
Local Quilting Class from Terificreations's Weblog

Friday January 17, 2020 I’m teaching a beginner/intermediate machine quilting class with the Village Squares Quilters from 9:30 – 3. Location is on the Village Squares Quilters website. Please contact Donna; for all the information including class fee and location. I’m going to approach this class in a specific format quilting a particular… Continue reading Local Quilting Class

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December 8, 2019
The Challenge Quilt from The Quilt Yarn

 I am continuing on my goal list for the 2019 Finish-A-Long.

Currently working on my Challenge Quilt. This is a quilt that our local Handiquilter group has been stitching along for the entire year. I loved doing this. Although I am an experienced freemotion quilter, there is always something new to learn. This time it was the size of the designs in the block. I am used to smaller blocks and was surprised how difficult it was for me to quilt in bigger spaces. For example doing a simple loopy design would not work for me because the space was ...

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November 7, 2019
A tip from Quilting and More...

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I absolutely agonize over which quilting designs I’m going to use on a quilt. In the past, I’ve begun a motif, only to decide that it simply doesn’t work on that particular area, and then I’ve had to pick it all out. Ugh. However, I took a class […]

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October 19, 2019
Echoes from Quilting and More...

I know it’s been a long time, but I’ve finally finished the quilt I’ve had in the works for some time. It sort of went onto the back burner for a while when I needed to rework my main website, but it’s finally finished and will be gifted to a very generous friend in a […]

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October 10, 2019
Rule Your Quilt with Crosshatching from Quilted Joy

Few quilting designs seem as classic as crosshatching. Crosshatching is found in traditional, contemporary, and modern quilts. I love using crosshatching to fill large spaces or behind applique to allow the piecing to really shine. Of course, to quilt that simple grid I’m relying on my favorite rulers.

Using a ruler to quilt a crosshatching quilting design on a longarm quilting machine

I have so much fun quilting with rulers. The designs you can create with a simple ruler can be beautiful, intricate, and inspiring. This year I’m writing a series of articles for Quiltmaker Magazine and APQS all about machine quilting with rulers. My latest article was recently published in the ...

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October 9, 2019
Teaching Ruler Work from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

At the last minute (I knew late in the afternoon on the day before we left), one of the instructors wasn't able to attend the convention. My classes had low attendance so I was asked to step in. I was asked first if I was comfortable teaching the class which I was. So my class got canceled and I stepped in for the full class.

I didn't have any samples of the ruler work but I had my own quilting samples (and embroidery) packed. That's what got hung up in the room.

The two classes were full ...

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October 4, 2019
Video: Border Designs with Straight Edge Rulers | A Quilted Joy Clubhouse Meeting from Quilted Joy

Wednesday was our monthly Quilted Joy Clubhouse live online meeting. This month was all about using straight edge rulers! If you missed the livestream it’s now available to watch (or re-watch) whenever you’d like. Find it on the Quilted Joy Youtube channel!

Our main program for this month’s meeting was simple border designs you can create with a straight edge ruler. Watch the video below to see the borders I created and more!

Scratching your head wondering what the heck this Quilted Joy Clubhouse is? Click here to learn more about it!

Border Designs with Straight Edge ...

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August 19, 2019
Blue Dot, Blue Dot, Where Are You? - Denniele's Quilt from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

I posted a block of this one, but now I"ve gotten permission to post the full quilt and all it's wonderful blooms.  Denniele Bohannan from Louanna Mary Quilt Design made this incredible Blue Dot, Blue Dot Where are you,  quilt designed by Barbara Brackman who has a free BOM - Hospital Sketches  which you can find on facebook.  This one is super sweet.  Two layers of batting, Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs Wool, I used a 60 wt Glide thread that just blended wonderfully with everything.  Yep only one color of thread on this beauty. And Denniele won a ...

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