19 – A Mondo Bag/Product Review, Update on FriXion Pen, life update and quilt guild show happenings

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I talk about the Quiltsmart interfacing product that I’ve tried out, I give some updates on the Pilot FriXion pen I spoke of in Episode 18 and some other life and quilt guild happenings. QuiltSmart Printed Interfacing Mondo Bag Fun Pack (this is the one I’m working on now – see photo) Lone Star Classic Pack (the one I eventually want to purchase) Video of the Lone Star Quilt using QuiltSmart Printed Interfacing (the sound is not good on the {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday – Creepy Crawlie Edition

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As a child, you would often find me catching frogs, bugs, mice, and other various creatures of the woods.  My mom loves to tell a story of the time I caught a mouse (while trying to bait and catch a squirrel) and brought it inside to show her my catch – only to have it jump out of the coat hat I used as a trap into the house.  We had a nice little mouse house guest for two weeks {Read More}

18 – My Scrappy Day Out, a Longarm Plan and a New Marking Pen

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If you missed my very short post on my Bonnie K. Hunter class go see it if not just to look at all the wonderful photos!  I obviously had lots of fun and talk in detail about the class.  I met some wonderful people! Free String Block Tutorial Word Play Quilts:  Easy Techniques for the UnRuly Quilter by Tonya Ricucci (easy pieced letters) Adventures With Leaders and Enders by Bonnie Hunter Scraps and Shirttails – The Art of Quilting Green by {Read More}

A Scrappy Day Out

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In the May guild meeting I heard about the Bonnie Hunter workshop and lecture in my area and immediately signed up. I had two workshops to choose from and I chose the project that would result in the smaller UFO smaller project. The Love Shack wall hanging is not a pattern available in any of her books or on her website. Somehow I lucked out choosing this one because we learned so many new techniques. String Blocks using foundation paper {Read More}

17 – Accuquilt Go! Review, Mystery Quilt Progress, Class Preparation

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Accuquilt Go! Review Progress on my Delectable Delights Mystery Quilt Deciding on borders How I prep for a quilting class Fabric closet reorganization A listener’s sewing machine quest update Quilt Show Ribbon research What do you think about my border ideas for this mystery quilt?  I’ve discussed several options in this episode.  Not sure what to go with! Sewing Studio Before Operation Cleanup End of the Bolt Selections I Received from Fabric.com Some of the fabric notions I won at {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday – Quick Gifts x 3

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Now is the time to start thinking about those pesky holiday gifts that always seem to sneak up on you.  Start now and you’ll have plenty to pass out for co-workers, family and friends when holiday season hits!  Here are a few ideas: Geta’s Quilting Studio – Fabric Boxes I love how handy these are!  Quick to make and a great way to use up those extra bits of interfacing you might have lying around.  Dig into your scrap bin {Read More}

Breaking News…..

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My birthday gift came in (the Accuquilt Go!) and….. drumroll please…. I finished piecing the blocks for my mystery quilt top!  Just need to put them together and add borders.  I’m very tempted to send this one out for longarming because I’ve become rather attached to it. I was testing placement here.  What do you think?  Had to use the flash since it is dark outside so no natural lighting available.  I love it though!  Can’t wait to see it {Read More}

16 – Busy, Busy, Busy, Plans, Fabric Basket and Mystery Quilt

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I haven’t been podcasting because I’ve been sewing a good deal lately working away on the lap quilt commissions.  Took a few days break before jumping into the next set of tops I need to cut fabric for and piece. Firstly – apologies for the dog barking in previous episodes!   I got my first critical review in iTunes and that was the main complaint.  I do spend a good deal of time editing the sound and try to take {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday – Quillow

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What is a Quillow? Quillow |kwi – lo| noun 1: a quilt that folds into a pillow 2: a pillow that unfolds into a quilt. I first heard of these when I joined my quilt guild and heard them talking about charity projects.  I had no idea what in the world they were talking about and envisioned something involving an old fashioned quill used for writing.  I was wrong! These make for handy gifts for family members, children, friends that {Read More}

One Flower Wednesday

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I can usually do one complete flower each time I sit down to watch TV.  These are my latest ones!