85 – Where in the world is Katie Sandiego


Burnout – the real issue of overextending yourself. Website frustration October NYC Trip The apartment we rented at Bubba and Bean lodges Sunday outing with Kati and Attila – M&J Trimmings, The City Quilter, Purl Soho, Washington Square Park 9/11 Memorial Amy Ruth’s in Harlem Colbert Report and Daily Show Swings in Central Park and one solitary corgi Top of the Rock Chelsea Market food tour Modern Quilt Guild Meetings and upcoming events Quilting the MQG charity quilt on Anne {Read More}

84 – A mermaid and a princess, class samples, Corgi Fairytale news


A gift for my hairstylist/tutorial for Thermoweb turns into a new class Pentel Fabric Gel Pens vs. other pens GoPro camera – timelapse and regular video Gradient fabrics for use in tickertape projects Carolyn Friedlander Shirts paper pieced pattern Cooking up a storm – bread machine, Pots De Creme, fresh produce, herb garden, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Beauty corner – airbrush makeup review, automatic curling iron “Daisy Mode”, Jamberry nails Wedding, funeral, Robin Williams/depression Binding thread transport tip Oliso Iron {Read More}

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 {Read More}

82 – Projects galore! Tool and pattern reviews, MM Challenge Quilt

Episode 82 Mosaic

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

81 – Vegas, Quilting Research, Peacocks and Gingham


My trip to Vegas was lots of fun! I spent nearly a week there. I’ll share all the fun things I did. Flight and arrival at Bellagio, In & Out Trip to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead overlook and Quiltique Couples Learn to Float Big Dig excursion Downtown Fremont St. and Heartattack Grill Visit to Green Valley Ranch House update – plumbing fun, recent rains, new bench Getting back into the swing of things: Patriotic charm swap Modern quilt guild projects {Read More}

80 – The hiccup episode


The joys of moving Flying with sewing stuff Teaching large groups New camera bag! – this is the Jill-e camera bag. I absolutely adore it. It looks like a regular handbag but it has everything build into the bag for a DSLR camera. And photos from our Sew and Share at the April 2014 Tampa Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

79 – Moved in and staying sane


Moved in to the new house and I’ll tell you all about it! Here are some random photos from the move and stuff:

78 – House Hunters, Mario Quilt, Wander hot air balloon


Still house hunting. Wander – the hot air balloon quilt and how it came to be Pigma Paintstiks – what they are and some experimentation Teaching classes in the new season Planning some new tutorials Minecraft Corgi Fairytale on the move

77 – Everything is gonna be all right


I update you on what’s happened since Episode 76 aired. I got my class samples done! House hunting Katie style An upcoming trip on the horizon to Vegas! Iron review Quilt Bear shipping policy changes Various and sundry photos:

76 – Tissues Required.


I share what’s been going on with me. It does involve me crying. You’ve been warned. Here’s my new hair:

75 – Pfaff Powerquilter 16.0 “Anne”, More Teaching and Interviews


Meet Anne! I talk all about my purchasing decision and what I love about my new Pfaff Powerquilter. A little bit about the classes I’ve been teaching I did an interview with Stephanie from Modern Sewciety! More “Ask anything” questions answered and what I’ve been up to

74 – Sashiko, teaching, experimenting, book review


A bit about Sashiko and why I love it My teaching season has started! First class done, several more to go. Corgi Fairytale news! Keyfobs in the hoop Playing with leather My coneflower class and thread sketching used as quilting Participating in a Kimberly Einmo Craftsy workshop – a new mystery quilt with new Robert Kaufman metallic fabric Creating a wedding guest memory quilt – my design process Sod replacement drama More “ask anything” questions answered!

73 – Thread Painting Class, Show quilt prep, more Ask Anything answers


A thread painting workshop with Nancy Prince Corgi Fairytale gets shipped off. A final note (warning) about using the bleach gel pens. Creating a free motion quilting class – musings from a teaching perspective Feedback from the “so you want to sell a quilt” post  More answers from the recent Rafflecopter giveaway “ask anything” prompt And some photos from Nancy’s workshop: Nancy’s Samples (these are referenced in the podcast)   My Samples and Workshop Photos

72 – Bleeding, Stashing, Tinkertote, Pricing a quilt for sale


Problem solving time! Bleeding and what to do about it on white fabric Quite a bit of stashing going on New computer Review of the Tinkertote Craftsy class and my finished tote – plus some things I’ll be changing on my next one Pricing a quilt for sale Book reviews – Liberty Love and Sew!   Bamboo Tablet Create More HOA woes I answer some questions from the recent giveaway “Ask Anything” prompt

71 – Finishes galore, class prep, copyright, fabric storage


You can see my recent finishes here Copyright Articles (good food for thought): http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CopyrightLaw/Quilting/Quilting.shtml http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2012/03/copyright-terrorism.html There are many, many traditional blocks that are now in the public domain, which means their copyright has expired. If a block was published before 1923 it is in the public domain and can be used freely. There are other specific rules, but 1923 is a good date to remember. Check Barbara Brackman’s book,“Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns” or its companion software, Blockbase(through Electric Quilt), or “The Quilter’s {Read More}

70 – Making of Corgi Fairytale, Sewing Space update, Fear of Failure


Everything you wanted to know about my Corgi Fairytale quilt and more Print your social media photos quick and easy! Sewing space update The Fear of Failure and how it plays into quilting Site migration Sew South 2014    

69 – Flowcharts, new stash, basting, Quiltsmart lonestar, teaching

Quiltsmart Midi Bag - Chevrons

I created a handy-dandy flowchart for you to use when you have a UFO you don’t quite know what to do with Where do I fit in the World of Quilting? Trying out the Quiltsmart Lonestar kit Taught two classes, one completely new – what I learned Birthday gifts! Quilt basting – Origins Pinwheel Quilt A new finish – Quiltsmart midi bag using Riley Blake Chevrons New stuff at the Quilt Bear The Iris Quilt comes home Quilting at a {Read More}

68 – Let’s do some math! Plus new tutorial, furniture refurb, ruler talk and more


A breakdown of precuts  – worth the money?  Let’s do some math!  Here’s the Google Spreadsheet Link if you want to use it.  Furniture refurb finished – what I learned New pegboard mounted – thread and ruler stash reorganized Some teeny paper piecing – new long-term project for my overflowing scrap bin Creative Grids rulers – what’s so great about them? I’ll tell you! New tutorial! Pineapple pincushion I make some iron caddys Splurging for my birthday – a new {Read More}

67 – Website Overhaul, New Pattern, Design work


Episode 67 Show notes: The website got an overhaul this last week Playing around in Electric Quilt Pixel Lattice – first pattern for sale! The design process for that. Selling patterns on Craftsy – why you should! Testing out some new crayons for my sea creature class sample Gone with the Wind fabric collection New iTunes Reviews and a podcast mention Basil’s latest knee adventure Machine Embroidery quilting designs on Etsy Are you a quilty or crafty blogger? Become a Craftsy {Read More}

66 – Quilt Finishes, Pulling out UFOs, Money saving tips


Origins Pinwheel Top is Finished – design process for border Moving the quilting corner Another Fat Quarter Shop grab bag – see me unbox it here Finishing Nostalgia Corgi keyfobs and filled designs Sewing photo challenge on Instagram Recent shopping adventures (Gone with the Wind fabric/blu-ray), Totoro Flag for boston Pressing foot tip! Shelf liner New facebook covers and plans to update the website. – Get your own free templates here Some custom Etsy order work Tampa Modern Quilt Guild {Read More}

65 – Clip It Up, New Bag, Text Prints, Meeting a listener


I’m using a new Clip It Up system to organize my fat quarters and pieces of fabric smaller than 1/2 yard.  Pincushions in the hoop Class previews Grommets, buttonholes on Kismet, a new Midi Bag Owl Stuffies Meeting a longtime blog/podcast follower at a quiltshop Rainbows End New fabric obsession – text prints New podcast from across the pond – Bashful, British Quilter Podcast Finish – Riley Blake quilt

64 – Quilt Hanging Options, Notions, Star Trek, and Ripping Quilting


My poor Honda Element gets some work done after breaking down the morning of my last podcast interview Joined the Aurifil thread club!  First magazine publication Nostalgia quilt top is finished Quilt hanging options Owl keyfob in the hoop Redoing some old furniture We meet Patrick Stewart and attend Megacon along with the TNG Panel  New Thimble and I attend Sew Expo in Lakeland Work award New camera!  The Bonnie Hunter patchwork Seam Guide Bernie’s Famous! Quilting and ripping out {Read More}

63 – Interview with Modern Quilter Elizabeth Dackson


An interview that has been in the works for a while! This is a very fun and informative interview with modern quilter Elizabeth Dackson of “Don’t Call Me Betsy“ blog and pattern shop. Links from “Housekeeping items” section: Xero Shoes – minimalist running sandals Quilters Health Challenge on Twitter – Hashtag #QHC Zombies! Run! App and if you’re not quite a runner yet (like me) the Couch to 5k Zombies, Run App trainer My Madrona Road Challenge Quilt From Elizabeth’s {Read More}

62 – Back from my Cruise! Taught first quilting class, Iris quilt finish, and much more


Thank you Ruth for your generosity! Also thank you Connie and Jaye for the mail this week. I got published! Taught my first quilting class Iris quilt gets a binding finally Designing for Madrona Road Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt Cruise was relaxing Download any old episode of the podcast here (iTunes will only show the latest 40 episodes right now).    

61 – Cruise prep, Tank Top Dresses, Serger fun, Viking Update


Prepping for my cruise that’s coming up in less than a week! More involved than I’d like but I’ll make it. I’ve spent the last few days working on some tank top dresses and really had fun learning about making skirts.   Exploring my serger has been really fun too! I’ll update you on the latest with my Viking Topaz 20. Hotfix crystal fun and making a folding clutch purse Rearranged the quilting corner a bit and shared photos of {Read More}

60 – Viking Sucks plus quilts, projects and more

Why This Quilter Will never again purchase or recommend Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines

I’m gonna unload about Husqvarna Viking in this episode so be prepared. New Projects (and a few finishes): Cruise Tote Baby Bibs Iris Quilt almost finished Nostalgia honeybun quilt Folding purse Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Madrona road challenge Fat Quarter Shop 12 lb Scrap Grab Bag

59 – 2013 Goals, Kismet update, Minkee, Monthly projects and product reviews


I’ve been doing lots of quilting on Kismet! Oh how I love her IDT foot. Leftovers DONE First embroidered Minkee project More crayon melting fun Holiday Houses & Class Preview Cruise is closer and closer! 2013 goals Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset w/ Microphone review Flush and Sparkle toilet cleaning system review Being Water Dual Flush Assembly Lucky Stars BOM Flickr Group for Lucky Stars Easy Street Stalled Website now optimized for mobile browsing Buying vintage machines on Ebay- a few recommendations {Read More}

58 – A Christmas Mom Interview


Here are the links and photos about some of the things we talk about in the interview. Barb Smith this is the song you were looking for: Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key – Little Blue Egg – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. This is my favorite rendition of the song out of all of the ones that I’ve heard. Berry Mallow Yam Bake Recipe – We use mini marshmallows instead of large ones like the recipe calls for. I think they work {Read More}

57 – Meet Kismet (new Pfaff Creative 2.0)


My breaking point with the Topaz 20 is reached Speaking to my Pfaff dealer I find out there is a used Pfaff Creative 2.0 in my price range I research the features and find it’s got extras my Topaz doesn’t have Debating what to do and how to convince DH this is the right move to make Bringing Kismet home Topaz drama continues

56 – Mystery quilts, Dealer problems, Etsy and geekyness


Prepping a sample for the crayon melting class Major Orca Bay progress The Topaz 20 has issues We have our first EasyStreet hangout! EasyStreet progress Betty and I have some bonding time Etsy gets some exercise The December Modern Quilt Guild meeting Photos edited for the pinball festival Thanksgiving was survived and a recipe trial success Crockpot Creamed Corn Recipe I attend a Star Trek show in Theaters