How to make a portable design board, featured by top US quilting blog, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shares a quick and easy how to post on design boards.
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How to Make a Portable Quilt Board

Hi friends! Today I thought it would be fun to share how easy it is to make your own portable quilt board.  If you joined us for the Retreat From Home quilt retreat last weekend, or watched any of my Facebook Live demos, you've seen how I use a small design board to hold and… Continue reading How to Make a Portable Quilt Board

Color Theory in Quilting: Exploring Value and the Effect on an Overall Quilt Design featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: talks about value and what to consider when picking fabrics for a quilt.
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Color Theory in Quilting: Exploring Value and the Effect on an Overall Quilt Design

Hi friends! Today I want to chat with you about color theory in quilting and the impact of value. Color Theory in Quilting: Putting Fabrics Together Have you ever put fabrics together for a quilt, the fabrics look great together and when the quilt was done, you thought, it’s just OK. Pretty but not great. I know I… Continue reading Color Theory in Quilting: Exploring Value and the Effect on an Overall Quilt Design

How to Make a Flat Bottom Bag, a sewing tutorial featured by top US sewing and quilting blog, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
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Making It blog series: How to Make a Flat Bottom Bag

Hi friends!  Welcome to the third week of the Making It mini blog event! This Week: How to Make a Flat Bottom Bag Kris, Joanne and I have been having a lot of fun sharing projects with you that we made using the Soulful Shades of Pink fabric line by Laura Berringer for Marcus Fabrics. … Continue reading Making It blog series: How to Make a Flat Bottom Bag

Fold the pocket in half, right sides together, and sew the side seams. 
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Making It Blog Series: How to Add a Pocket to a Tote Bag

Hi friends! Today is week 2 in the Making It mini blog event. Making It Last week, I shared a free PDF for a tote bag, Kris shared tips on strip piecing and Joanne shared her breast cancer journey. It was so moving to read about her story. So many of us know someone who… Continue reading Making It Blog Series: How to Add a Pocket to a Tote Bag

Breast Cancer Series: Quilted Tote Bag with Soulful Shades of Pink Fabric featured by top US quilting blog Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs: shares a tutorial on making a quilted tote bag.
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Making It Breast Cancer Series: Quilted Tote Bag with Soulful Shades of Pink Fabric 

Hi friends! Today is day 1 of the mini blog event, Making It … Jo’s little chemo goal!  Making It - the Story Here is the mini blog event story: while at Quilt Market last fall, Joanne and I were chatting with Pati from Marcus Fabrics. Pati showed us their breast cancer fabric line, Soulful… Continue reading Making It Breast Cancer Series: Quilted Tote Bag with Soulful Shades of Pink Fabric 

Bonus Quilt Pressing Tip: the Rotate Pressing Technique featured by top US quilting blog, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, shows you a fun pressing technique to swirl the seams.
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Bonus Quilt Pressing Tip: the Rotate Pressing Technique

Hi friends! In my Exploring the Basics blog post on pressing, I talked about tips for good pressing practice and mentioned some of my favorite pressing tools. Quilt Pressing: Rotate Pressing Tutorial Today let’s explore the pressing technique called Rotate Pressing or Four Patch pressing. You may also hear someone say to swirl or spin… Continue reading Bonus Quilt Pressing Tip: the Rotate Pressing Technique

Paper Piecing Quilt method, a tutorial featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
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Paper Piecing Quilt – Love it or Hate it?

Hi friends! How are you? Sorry I did not post last week but I was teaching at the AQS Quilt Week quilt show in Lancaster PA. And even with all the snow, we were busy! I had such a great time. Exhausting but fun. The students in all my classes were so nice, even when… Continue reading Paper Piecing Quilt – Love it or Hate it?

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October Island Batik Ambassador project and…

Hi friends! It has been  while since my last post- a month! Where did the time go? Since I last posted I have been to Des Moines to the AQS quilt show. I had a booth there and it was a blast. It was hubby's first time at a show and he came in handy… Continue reading October Island Batik Ambassador project and…

quilting with aurifil thread
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June Island Batik Challenge

Hi friends! The Island Batik Ambassador challenge for June was to create a curved pieced quilt.  Curves.   Have you done a lot of curves? Do you like to do curves? I love how curves look in a quilt but I have not done a lot of them. So definitely a challenge! I started with… Continue reading June Island Batik Challenge

Ice Dyeing Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs.
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Fabric Dyeing: Ice Dyeing Tutorial

Hi friends! Last week was a busy week for me! How about for you? On Thursday, I went to my local quilt guild meeting and was part of Demo Night. It was great! We had 6 stations with demos on machine embroidery, thread painting, proper binding techniques and what judges look for at quilt shows... … Continue reading Fabric Dyeing: Ice Dyeing Tutorial