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I'm a 20-something quilter that is totally addicted! I podcast, blog and bleed quilting.

FINALLY – Finished Photos of Hopscotch Lane

It will not stop raining in Florida for more than about 20 minutes at a time. I managed to dash outside and hang this up so I could photograph it for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge and get it submitted before the deadline. I’m very excited with the way this quilt turned out! Probably one of the few times it came out just like I imagined it in my head, all the way down to the quilting.  This quilt is 100% Michael Miller fabrics and I quilted it using 40wt Aurifil thread for the teal background and used a little bit of 50wt white thread for the dresdens. I quilted this on my Pfaff Powerquilter...
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Alison Glass Thread and Fat Quarter Giveaway sponsored by Massdrop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway What is Massdrop? Massdrop is a group buy website that helps you get a large discount on popular items. Once enough interest is shown in an item or group of items they go to the company and negotiate a group buy discount. As more and more people sign up to participate in the “drop” the price goes down! Each drop is open for a certain number of days before they close it and place the order for the items. Then you receive your discounted item in the mail, usually with free shipping! What sorts of crafting items do they offer? Recently completed drops include: Aurifil thread kits, Designer fabric collections, Quilter’s Dream Batting,...
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83 – Finishing Hopscotch Lane and Sundry

My process finishing up my Michael Miller Challenge Quilt Straight line quilting Figuring out how to quilt dresden plates in one continuous line Anne gets moody A quilter does a twist on my Corgi Fairytale pattern with great success! Massdrop’s upcoming Allison-Glass-a-Palooza and a fantastic giveaway! My contribution to a Quilter’s Newsletter article and an upcoming tutorial for Thermoweb Loving my new Olfa rotary cutter Corgi update – enjoying summer House update (desks, selling old one, latest repair odysseys,) Modern quilt guild fun! Eyelash Extensions and airbrush makeup Recent podcast reviews
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Nearing the Finish Line

I’m getting close to having Hopscotch Lane finished.  I completed the quilting portion last weekend and put the binding on a day later after I trimmed it. I assumed I’d have plenty of time this week to do the hand binding at home but several things threw a wrench in my plans so I’ll be rushing today to get that done. I really wanted to do a “finished” post for this quilt next. Oh well! Some progress pix with captions for detail:   I have a blurb in an article of the August/September issue of Quilters Newsletter on how to price a quilt for sale. Lots of other great quilters are quoted too giving sound advice...
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$20 Southern Fabric Giftcard Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter to win a $20 gift card to Southern Fabric so you can add to your fabric stash! Giveaway Ends 7/2/2014. Open internationally. Fun things going on over at Southern Fabric: $2 Charm Pack – Winterlude by 3 Sisters for Moda – 80% OFF!!! Come Follow us on Instagram @southernfabric and come be apart of our $2 Club. Occassionally we offer awesome deals like 80% off of a charm pack but you have to follow us on instagram to know when and what it is going to be. On Tuesday, June 24th, we announced the code so you can build your Stash and get an Winterlude Charm Pack for only $2, reg. $9.88....
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My First One-Star Podcast Review

I realize the podcast quality hasn’t been up to snuff lately with everything I’ve had going on. My heart just hasn’t been into it hence the longer gaps between episodes – and then I get reviews like this that further discourage me trying to get back into podcasting. If you’re gonna leave a one star review I don’t see why you have to do personal attacks or assume you know something about someone after listening to 8 minutes of a random episode. Maybe I should stop talking about my personal life in my episodes altogether. Edit: Thanks for the comments of support and the kind words on Facebook, the blog and Twitter! Other podcasters have been...
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82 – Projects galore! Tool and pattern reviews, MM Challenge Quilt

Boy I’ve been busy! I’ll talk about the variety of projects I’ve been working on, new tools, new books and some design process. Products I reference in this episode: EZ Dresden Quilt Tool Set Handiquilter Versa Tool – Longarm Ruler How to Make Stuffed Animals – 18 projects Amy Butler – Honeybun Pouf Pattern In-The-Hoop Hedgehog Stuffed Toy Save on group buys for crafting and sewing items over at Massdrop Learn how to baste your quilts using trim boards
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Hedgehog, Pouf and Summer is here!

I’ve been in a flurry of sewing ADD. I probably have about 5 different projects scattered around my room right now in various states of being finished. I did get a few things finished this past weekend though. This cute hedgehog is an in-the-hoop stuffed toy I decided to try because I was participating in a Plushie swap. I will say I was disappointed with the instructions provided with the file but I managed to get the toy done without much fuss. She turned out cute and I was able to use up some scrap minkee I had floating around in my sewing room. I finished my first Amy Butler pattern! This is the large Honeybun...
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Take the drag out of free motion quilting

When I bought my Powerquilter I had to think about ways to help reduce drag on large quilts as I’d be working on them. I didn’t purchase the extension table leafs because I thought perhaps I had a better solution. My idea was partially inspired by Leah Day’s bungee cord rigging she uses on her domestic machine.  I didn’t want to drill into my ceiling though so I thought of a different way that would work with any table I had. I have three corgis so I’m very familiar with lots of dog grooming products out on the market. One such item is something I thought might work perfectly for this.  It’s a dog grooming arm!...
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