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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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July 23, 2018
The New Kitten Keeps us Busy from Romany Quilting

We'd forgotten, or chose not to remember, jus how much of a time waster having a new kitten can be.  There’s balls to be rolled, cuddles to be shared, and antics to be exclaimed over.  And  keeping a good eye out on such a live wired little Missy when we are opening doors.  We don’t want her venturing outside until she has had her second vaccination, and been micro-chipped. 

Gemma loves patting those little balls around

Then last Friday we had an all day trip to collect a new to us car.  The dealer drove the car ...

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July 17, 2018
LMQG Swap: What is it? from The Cozy Quilter

Members of the London Modern Quilt Guild are swapping small quilts with members of the Ancaster Modern Quilt Guild.  Christine and I both decided to participate in the swap. We received the name and preferences of our swap partners in February and the quilts were due at our July meeting this past Saturday.  Now that my quilt is handed in, I can show it to you on my blog!

I started by making some random sized building blocks with some brightly coloured scraps.

I was on a roll and did not take any more process pictures as I put it ...

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July 8, 2018
Where has the Week gone? from Romany Quilting

This week has just rushed by, and I haven’t really got much to show for it.  With my sewing machine away been serviced, I thought I’d have plenty of time to do all sorts of things.  But that didn’t really go to plan, although I did a little hand stitching during the week.  And stitched on the label for my Winter Quilt Festival wall-hanging too.  Although one of my aims was to get my Christmas ABC quilt pinned ready for quilting, but that didn’t happen.  I took a trip up to the quilt shop to purchase ...

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June 29, 2018
Bye bye sewing machine from Romany Quilting

Today I waved goodbye to my sewing machine, as it was taken away to be serviced.  I’m sure it will come back better than ever and I can get back to my various projects.  Quilters tend to use their sewing machines continuously, so we shouldn't skimp of the cost of an annual service.

Off to be serviced

I’ve enjoyed a very social week, with one outing after another, which is a little unusual, but that’s the way it is occasionally.  So although I haven’t been rattling the dice and rolling it this week, I have ...

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June 28, 2018
We Quilt This City! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Every summer we host thousands of visitors from near and far in our happy little town of Hamilton. Many of these visitors come to us as their end destination or as part of a detour on their road trip. No matter how our visitors get to us, we do all we can to make sure that they have the best experience in Hamilton.

If you needed another excuse to come visit Hamilton this Summer, starting June 21st we are participating in the Row by Row Experience again this year!

The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in ...

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