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Pressing matters

Hi friends! How are you? Today I have a question for all of you: do you primarily press your seams to one side when making a quilt or press them open? I am typically a press to one side kind of quilter. I think it goes back to when I first started making quilts; that… Continue reading Pressing matters

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Adventures in Quilting- the Half Square Triangle

Hi friends! Today on the blog we are having another quilting adventure with my good friend Tammy Silvers and today we are talking about Half Square Triangles (HST)!    So here is the question- do you love HST, like HST or can't stand HST???? I think HST get a bad rap. I designed a quilt… Continue reading Adventures in Quilting- the Half Square Triangle

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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Hello Blog Hop!

Hi friends!  Today is my day on the Hello blog hop! Hello is a new fabric line by Susan Emory of Swirly Girls for Michael Miller.  The line has fun funky prints like this one called call me!   And this one called get to the point! And these bracket stripe and hashtag textures in… Continue reading Hello Blog Hop!

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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

Wonky 9 Patch Tutorial featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
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Wonky 9 Patch Tutorial

Templates, templates, templates! So many templates to play with!  Fons and Porter has a Template of the Month program and it is a fun way to build up your template collection. They asked me to try out their Wonky 9 Patch Template and I am here to tell you, what fun!   Normally when you… Continue reading Wonky 9 Patch Tutorial

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Winners of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine and an Ikea hack!

Hi friends! How are you? We had a cloudy, grey Monday morning here but now it is sunny, 60 degrees...  This past weekend hubby and I finally put together my new ironing board. I love it! Hubby had made a big wood top for my old ironing board and it was great. But... the ironing board itself… Continue reading Winners of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine and an Ikea hack!