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September 19, 2017
I Love my Accuquilt Studio Cutter from BedofRosesMQ

How many of you have the Studio Cutter? I purchased mine after I started selling the Go and the Baby. I like all the cutters but hands down my favorite is my Studio. Recently the Studio Dies went on sale and I had just discovered the Hawaiian Dies so I quickly purchased a couple of the dies to try. These two dies with one cut give you a Negative and a Positive look. These are just two of 8 different dies by Stacy Michell you can use to make a Hawaiian Quilt . I have since purchased the Dolphins, Palm Trees ...

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September 14, 2017
From Chaos to Order from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

I (Teri) am a person of piles—piles of papers, piles of "to do" items, piles of projects. It is a rule in our house: Don't mess with my piles! My right-brained system of organization depends on seeing something in order to remember to complete the task involved. Mail that needs to be answered goes on a pile. It may be an inch deep, but I know where it is. (In all honesty, this was probably one of the hardest things my husband had to learn about me, as he is just the opposite. It's true what they ...

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September 13, 2017
My Studio And My Work–An On Going Process from Quilts + Color

I am always tweaking my lists, projects and studio organization.
At the present time my studio is full of works in progress waiting to be completed and an assortment of other fiber related things.
My cutting table has pieces of leftovers from projects that I will use to create new work. It also has many  things for various other uses.
There are several projects waiting for attention on my main sewing machine!
I went through a lot of boxes and bins and pulled out small projects to finish when I have short stretches of time to sew.
These are some ...

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September 9, 2017
Sewing a little.......... from Exuberant Color

My daughter-in-law stopped yesterday afternoon with an elephant ear from the fair for me.  It was still warm!  Yum!!  Deep fried bread dough, butter, sugar and cinnamon, what could be better.
While she was here I asked if we could make a path to my sewing machine.  She moved the dining room chairs out and rearranged the bookshelves on wheels.

Next I needed to clean off the top of the cabinet.  Most of it was just shifted over to a shelf on the rolling cart.

Remember the little 2" pinwheels made of the Australian fabrics?  The fabric I thought I ...

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August 26, 2017
Creativity: Being Prepared Part One from Val's Quilting Studio

Which right now, I'm not!
Yet, as a school teacher, the new school year is more often than not my "New Year's Resolution" time of year. There are so many things I love about being a teacher, and the schedule is one of them.
Thus this Saturday morning as I find myself catching up on all your blogs and myself happily settled into a new school year, I find myself contemplating my quilty list of projects and set to use today to prepare myself for a productive year of Saturdays. 
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Being Prepared

First, I've rearranged household routines ...

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August 18, 2017
August This and That, Etsy Sale and Studio Sale from From My Carolina Home

Thrift shopping and warehouse sales have been very fruitful lately.  The four bolts of fabrics were my haul during a recent trip to Foust.  While we were out that day, I picked up my Shop Hop win! Yes, amazingly, for the first time ever, my entry was drawn for one of the Shop Hop basket prizes!  Wahoo!! Just look at all the goodies inside!! Some of them will become door prizes for other events, but I’ll sure have fun with the fabric.

This and That at From My Carolina Home

The fabric box it came in will be really useful.

This and That at From My Carolina Home

Of course, getting new stuff means I ...

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August 2, 2017
Confirm..... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It was with a great deal of flourish that I hit the "confirm submission" button last night.  The pictures were taken and edited and the artist statement written. Everything went smoothly and I still had HOURS to spare before the midnight deadline!  AH - what a nice feeling!

I did have to finish an item for work that will be a free download and should be on the web site before the end of the week. But the pace was relaxed, the mood was joyous and I got to enjoy my little art piece while I was madly bustling around. 

However ...

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July 7, 2017
scrap treasures from Making A Lather

I set my timer for 15 minutes, put my 2 inch strip cutter on the accuquilt studio, and started cutting through the bucket of 2 inch strips. When I had sorted a basket of scraps earlier, I had separated them according to what strip size I thought I could get out of each scrap. It was time to tackle the 2 inch bucket.

I use this size the most often and always need more in my strip drawer. so I am overly generous when dividing the scraps in favor of the 2 inch bucket.

I have an assortment of strips ...

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July 4, 2017
busy from April Sewing Journal

So time went by like a storm- a new graduate and all that entails.  Had a fun time. This also happened:

Since my graduate doesn’t really like to have his picture online, I won’t share those, but here is the story. It was a beautiful graduation. I didn’t cry, but nearly did several times. It was great to see him so grown up.  Then we had a lovely party with so many friends and family.

The day everyone left town, a storm came through and this tree went down.  For me, it was hugely emotional. In the ...

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June 23, 2017
templates from Making A Lather

Does our templates look like this? ack..

Many of these templates are still in their original packaging. Why am I not using them?
I bought a new template at the quilt show
I still haven't used it. I have my favorite templates, and that is all I think about when it is time to cut.

While talking with my daughter, I added the side pieces to the bargain basement blocks. And now I have a puzzle. the cutting directions called for 3 x 9 1/2 inch rectangles to complete the block. The actual directions say to add the ...

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June 18, 2017
Stash report June 18. 2017 from Making A Lather

I bought 4 scrap bags at the guild silent auction. I don't know how to count that so I won't :p.
 I have been cutting scraps down into useable sizes. I have emptied 3 grocery bags. My drawers are filling up, but the scraps are reproducing at an alarming rate. And I bought some more, because I love them them. There is something amazing about a little scrap of fabric, that seems almost free. So many colors and prints that I would never be able to purchase any other way. I love them. And I love cutting ...

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May 30, 2017
Pep talks really do work! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm not a gadget girl. 

I used to be a gadget girl and I would buy every new little gadget/tool that came out in the quilting world.  However, a while back I realized that I couldn't afford to continue to do that.  Not only was it a question of money, but it was a question of storage and then it became a question of remembering that I had a gadget designed to do a specific job. The biggest issue of all was that I became smart. So smart (I'm so full of myself!) that I had ...

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Studio Quilt Gallery from Quilts + Color

Studio Quilts 4 edited for blog
You are seeing about 21 feet of my 30 foot studio design wall.
The part you are not seeing is a work in progress. Most of the time the entire wall is being used to work out designs for my new pieces.
The 4 quilts on the left are from the Colors Of My Life series. There are 20 quilts in the series.
The 5 quilts on the right are all my Ice Dyed Tapestries. These pieces were all in my recent show and will be part of another upcoming show in 2018.
The quilt on the far right under ...

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May 26, 2017
Where Is That Quilt? Part 4 from Quilts + Color

These are the final pictures of the quilts I have laid flat on the bed.
Layer 17
Layer 18
Layer 28
Layer 29
Layer 30
These photos are not meant to show the quilts in their best light…just the way I store them and a teaser as to what they look like.
The rest of the quilts are either stored under the bed on 2 trolleys we built to store them, stored elsewhere or are on display in my lower level gallery or throughout our home.
Yes, I have been rearranging and sorting quilts so they are more accessible ...

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May 19, 2017
Studio move - Downsizing is not easy! from 13 Woodhouse Road

If you have been following me for a while, you must have realized I haven't been posting much on the blog lately. 

That's the reason I jumped and said yes when Cheryl announced the blog hop, I absolutely jumped onto the train!

That will give me a  reason to clean my studio, I thought!!! I had ignored my studio ever since i came back from Quiltcon. Other things had taken priority and needed my immediate attention. As a result I could not find ANYTHING that I needed and the studio had become an unbearable mess.

For those who ...

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April 9, 2017
Take time for yourself from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

First I have to say a HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to those that showed up for the West End Modern Quilt Guild (unofficial title) meeting yesterday!  I was totally blown away by the response.  Now don't get me wrong - there weren't hundreds there, but given the fact that some couldn't make the time and date, we had an excellent showing for a first meeting. Get this - we already discussed and decided on a cap to the number of people in the group!  I know - first meeting and we're talking capping the numbers!

I'm super excited ...

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April 7, 2017
Boards from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Boards...A funny title for a blog post but it was definitely the theme in my sewing room this week.

An afternoon was spent making a few more design boards.  I use them all the time when I am sewing up various blocks or quilt sections right at my machine.  I like to work on multiple projects at once so this allows me to pull a section of fabrics off my design walls and stack them up next to my machine as I sew.  I can also take them to my ironing board as I sew up the blocks - keeping ...

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March 4, 2017
big cat from April Sewing Journal

So, I haven’t posted for over a month. Sorry. Just been having the winter blahs, and lots of stress at work. I have been still plugging away at my quilts. It has been cold also, so my sewing room is inaccessible. Tomorrow it should be sixty degrees, so should get some solid time in there…anyway, here is the next zoo block:

I like him, but he is a little scary with his orange eyes, I will have to see how he looks in the context of the quilt.

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March 1, 2017
Blog Hop ... magic happens here from Adventures in Life

A recent move of about 1000 kilometres also brought with it a downsize ... so instead of a much larger room with overflow i have had to seriously downsize my "stuff". This has meant i am in a small way starting from scratch ... when my LQS went out of business i snapped up her CD storage boxes painted them white and filled them with my fat quarters. Those fat quarters look fabulous stored in their little boxes ... next because i had 9 foot ceilings to work with my husband mounted white shelving close to the ceiling leaving enough room to place ...

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February 15, 2017
QuiltCon 2017: See You in Savannah! from Marcus Fabrics

QuiltConEast-DatesLocation1So, who’s joining us at QuiltCon in sunny (hopefully!) Savannah, GA next week?  We’re proud to return again as sponsors, and we can’t wait to share all that’s new with you from Studio 37 Fabrics!! For now, here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find at BOOTH 549!

  • #MarcusMugshot Mugrug Challenge:  As if ten free mugrug projects from your favorite Marcus makers wasn’t enough, you can also visit us in Booth 549 to select a few FREE SWATCHES to get your entry started!  Have your #MarcusMugshot taken right in the booth, and share ...

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