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May 22, 2019
Flying With My Sewing Machine in Australia from Blossom Heart Quilts

Obligatory disclosure – this post is sharing my experiences on these specific routes on these specific planes on these specific days with these specific security people… it will give you a good guide of what to expect, but don’t take this as official advice!

A couple of months ago, I flew from Melbourne to Adelaide for a quilting retreat, which meant that it was my first time flying with my sewing machine as carry-on. I have previously flown international when moving to Japan and back again, each time with a sewing machine, and those times I simply packed them back ...

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April 11, 2019
What Needle Size Should I Use? from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters!  Today we are going to discuss the all-important topic of how to choose the right sewing machine needle size for quilting and for any sewing. FREE SHIPPING Before we get started, just a quick reminder that there are just three days left of our FREE SHIPPING sale ($5 off international orders) on…

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March 27, 2019
Pink and Blue Nine Patches from Romany Quilting

It’s been a busy old week with several social outings to attend, but I’ve managed to do some work on my two little nine patch cot quilts.  These little blocks had been hanging about for ages and I stitched the rows together a while ago as leader and ender sewing.  I can’t even remember why I made all these little nine patches, but it must have seemed a good idea at the time.

An hour or so sitting at the picnic table outside on a sunny day and they were all pinned up, and ready to go ...

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March 3, 2019
5 of the best recommended sewing machines for beginners from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Here are the list of my top 5 recommended sewing machines for beginners.

If you have been thinking about starting to sew, or learn how to make a quilt, then you may want to start investing in a good machine.

But how would you know which one is the best machine to start with?

I know from all the questions I get from beginner sewer or quilter, that there are a few things that they are concerned about. 

  • One : the budget. You don’t want to spend a lot just yet, cause you’re just testing the water.
  • Two: The ...

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March 2, 2019
It’s Getting Closer from Romany Quilting

I’m not quite there yet, but I’m getting closer to the finish line on my Animal ABC quilt.  All the small blocks have now been machine quilted and I’m working on the Z is for Zebra panel across the bottom of the quilt.  Then I just have the borders and binding to complete.

Z is for Zebra

You may remember that I mentioned earlier that Gemma doesn’t sit on my sewing machine and watch me sew.  But lately she has decided that curling up on the quilt being worked on is a good idea.  She waits ...

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January 16, 2019
A wonderful, wooly find from Quilting with Kimberly

Have you tried the Wooly Betty?

Meet the new WOOLY BETTY.

I love trying new notions and quilting products and when I find one that is really amazing, I’m excited to let other quilters know so they can benefit from a great product recommendation. Recently I discovered such a fabulous find I want to shout it from the rooftops! You may be familiar with all the terrific products by Kathy Purdy of Steady Betty, and you may even have your own Steady Betty. But have you seen the new Wooly Betty?

One side is high-grade foam, like the Steady ...

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January 15, 2019
start off stashing from Charm About You

Today I'm sharing a monthly sewing themed treat and my new favourite custom thread organiser!

How brilliant are these stickers?!

sewing stickers, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

Part of the latest Signs of the Sewdiac subscription box from Sew Crafty, which has now ended but you can still snap up some of the goodies from the range in Samantha's Etsy shop. I'm not a knitter but still appreciate the design of this month's box 'The Knitting'.

The knitting, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

And although I will probably pass the pin on to my knitting mum, these two products made me do a happy dance...
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December 14, 2018
A reveal from Quilting and More...

Now that the holiday party for our quilt group is over, I can show the things I made for our gift exchange. I had a lot of fun looking for things I wanted to make that would be quilt-related, and I settled on three small items. First, there was this Christmas ornament with its cute […]

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December 5, 2018
Storewide discount moves to 30% and the Bernina discounts are amazing! from Bear Patch Quilting

Effective Wednesday, December 5, 
our storewide discount moves to 30%!  
The same rules apply as before, if you click this link you will get the full information.  We are still cutting lots of fabric and people are coming in prepared with measurements and colors to get big chunks for backings.  I keep discovering new fabric that catches my eye, like this one--
This is a panel print, it's about 40" square, and would make a wonderfully
creative piece of wall art on stretcher bars.  It really makes a statement! 

All of our notions, rulers, books and patterns are also ...

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The BERNINA Q20 Review-One Year Later from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters, It’s that time of year… We are purchasing presents for everyone on our list–maybe even for ourselves? Like my daughters, Faye and Nora, wouldn’t it be fun to start out the 2019 with a new sewing machine? … Continue reading

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November 29, 2018
Nora: First (Mis)Adventures with My New BERNINA Sewing Machine! from The Inbox jaunt

Hey all, Nora here! Another long hiatus with a lot keeping me busy (follow me on Instagram to see what I have been up to) but I don’t wan’t to spend time on that today because I have something very … Continue reading

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November 19, 2018
My First Sewing Machine – Bernina 530 from The Inbox jaunt

Hi all!! It’s been a minute, so let me get straight to it…..I bought a sewing machine!!!!!!!!!!!   It happened while we were at the Wisconsin Quilt Expo in September. I had been thinking about it for a while and … Continue reading

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October 21, 2018
Down and Out from Quilting Solutions

I was stitching away enjoying my time and an audiobook.  Frustration took over as my needle refused to pull the bobbin thread up.  Re-thread the machine.  Nope.  Change the needle.  Nope.  I probably messed up the timing trying to micro-stipple over heavily layered fabric.  I  called my wonderful repairman.  Would you believe that he and his wife sold their business, retired and moved to Vegas?  I had no clue.  The new people will take a look at my machine, then transport it to a town 40 miles north.  I can have it back in three weeks.  What?!!  Forget that.  Ed ...

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October 20, 2018
You know you’re in Texas when… from Texas Quilting


I was gone somewhere every night this past week so I’ve been playing catchup today on sewing the quilt top that I’m working on. The friend that I’m making this for had asked if I could put a few things in the white diamonds – I think she eventually ended up with about 10 things which is nice.  It’s not too crowded but not too sparse. She had asked me to include a cross, her late husband’s nickname, his confirmation verse and a handful of words that described him.  I am trying to get this done ...

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October 4, 2018
Where did September go? from Stitchin at Home

I seem to have lost a whole month of blog writing. September came and went and it appears I went right along with it.

It is guild season and that means it's time for our annual BOM. This year I went for a little bit more of a modern look. Most of my guild members are more traditional quilters, but sometimes getting out of our comfort zone is good for our creative spirits.

2018 BOM for my quilt guild the Quaker Quilt Guild in Norwich, On

All that negative space to quilt as little or as much as we ...

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September 27, 2018
A good idea from Quilting with Kimberly

I’ve got a great idea to share with you.

Take care with scissors or a knife when opening the box containing your new machine. I had some expert help from my son, Josh.

As you may know we’ve recently completed a move from the east coast to the west coast. However, we’re actually veterans of many military moves so I’ve had lots of experience dealing with packing and shipping of household goods including my cherished sewing machines! And whether you have moved frequently or lived in the same home for many years, I think you’ll ...

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September 14, 2018
Clearing my Head from Terificreations's Weblog

My sewing room hasn’t been functioning well for a little while. A non-functioning sewing room isn’t a good place for any quilter. We want so much to be in a space that simply doesn’t work. While on a vid call a few weeks ago I showed part of it, stuff I’d been working on and… Continue reading Clearing my Head

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August 18, 2018
Quilterly love from Quilting and More...

I may have mentioned before that I enjoy free-motion quilting. One aspect of that is ruler work, which has only relatively recently been widely done on domestic sewing machines, though longarm machines have had the capability for quite a long time. The problem has been that availability of specialized feet for this technique simply weren’t […]

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August 17, 2018
Cute little Quokka from Romany Quilting

When is a rat not a rat?  When it is a quokka.  And what is a quokka, you may well ask?  A quokka is a marsupial the size of a hare or domestic cat, and as with other marsupials, such as the kangaroo and wallaby, the females suckle their young in a pouch. Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth, Australia, has quokkas galore.  Rottnest Island was named by Dutch explorer William de Vlamingh in 1696, meaning rats nest, mistaking the quokkas for huge rats.   It wasn’t long before we saw our first quokka, there were plenty around the ...

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July 30, 2018
Storage from Quilting and More...

I have been collecting Bernina feet for a very long time. While some people don’t much like the “Barbie box” that comes with most Berninas, I’ve liked it quite well. The only problem with it is that I can no longer fit all of my feet into the box — not even close! I’ve found […]

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