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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

60 – Viking Sucks plus quilts, projects and more

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

55 – The BIG Quilt show episode! Plus pegboard installation and reorganization

Big Quilt Show Update!! We're done! My purchases that I made Reorganizing Sewing studio - read the whole post here with links to items like the pegboard and hooks Lightscoop … [Read more...]

54 – Quilt Show prep, thread storage, bowls, photography

Custom zipper cases - owls! More quilt show prep Label for viewer's choice basket ballots Bowls, bowls, bowls A bowl gets purchased before it leaves my … [Read more...]

53 – Craft shows, In-The-Hoop fun, to do lists, coupon policies and tips for you!

Some fun with craft shows Custom price board Display ideas E-reader case in the hoop Getting closer to quilt show and what I have left to do Bali pop quilt makes it … [Read more...]

52 – Preparations, new tutorial, quilting by check and failures

I spent a few weeks of September getting things made for vending at a pet event - didn't really work out. New plan in action! Two finishes!  Quilt show prep #quilterWeddings - I share … [Read more...]

51 – Quilt Shops, a book signing, embroidery projects, quilting

I visited two quilt shops in Sarasota Sew Worth It tried a new longarm at Expert Sewing Center Bought a few panels, pattern for hubby New purse! Went thrifting with a friend … [Read more...]

50 – A look back, book review, new quilt shop, new sewing machine, hurricane prep

My first big milestone has been reached - 50 episodes! I look back at the last 50 episodes and what I fondly remember the most. Some of my favorites that you should listen to if you haven't … [Read more...]

49 – Finishes galore, borders, notion reviews, 80’s timewarp

I embroidered a tank top with Rainbow Brite to wear to Gamewarp in Orlando! Had a blast. The Ravenous Pig was fabulous as always. I caught up on all my swaps and finished the last fabric … [Read more...]

48 – Lots of Reviews, Sew Day, and Strings

Quilting Book review - String Fling by Bonnie Hunter I can see said the blind man (I'm getting glasses) TV Tray Portable Pressing table made Sew day with Tampa Modern Quilt … [Read more...]

47 – Traveling, quilt shop review, Mom Interview #2, Jelly Roll Race quilts

I visit Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida (see photos here) My first trip to Hobby Lobby New camera lens! Basil travels with me Progress on Orca Bay Two new Jelly Roll … [Read more...]

46 – Some Assembly Required, Strings, Food, and New Guild

Episode 46 shownotes: The epic saga of assembling the Arrow Bertha cabinet String blocks for the upcoming swaps and a time-saving tip I visited a new guild (Tampa Modern Quilt … [Read more...]

45 – Leftovers, Rotary blade tip, mystery quilts and new furniture! Also a book review.

"Leftovers" - quilt update and border decision process Rotary blade trade in program and warning against Harbor Freight blades Hoopsisters Mystery Quilt update Working on an … [Read more...]

44 – I visit Sarasota, clean my sewing room, finish a big quilt and much more

We visited Yoder's Restaurant, Alma Sue's Quilts and the Ringling Museum. Here is that "special exhibition" I talked about with the vintage quilts that I didn't care for. Photos from … [Read more...]

43 – Interview with Listener Tracy and Quickie Update

I interviewed one of my listeners Tracy regarding her recent longarm purchase and renovation of her quilting space. Here are photos of her new area: … [Read more...]

42 – Your Questions Answered from the Giveaway contest

I answer a whole mess of questions from the giveaway post!  Thanks so much for calling in and asking questions, this was a really fun episode to do. I hope to do another one in the … [Read more...]

41 – Juanita Yeager, Swap Blocks, Leftovers, New Toy

I attended a lecture and workshop with Juanita Yeager, art quilter. What a great experience! I worked on my blocks for the Scrappy Trip Around the World swap Playing with some leftovers … [Read more...]

40 – Techie Quilting Tools, Rainbow Insomnia Finish, Pinterest Rant, embroidery

Techie Stuff for Quilting and Embroidery iPad/iPod/iPhone apps Fabric Converter Robert Kaufman's Quilt Calc Block Fab Block Tool Fabric Stash Fabric Journal Quilt … [Read more...]

39 – Embroidery fun, Finishes, Rainbow Insomnia Progress, Listener Thank yous

Metro Embroidery Thread Rayon thread issues Tip about quilting in the hoop - cover your clips in masking tape to prevent them from popping off! Rainbow Insomnia and the different types … [Read more...]

38 – “The Jumbled Episode” Embroidery, Time Loss, Workshops

I'm trying out some new embroidery software - Stitch Era Universal I embroidered some shamrocks using an applique pattern Got some stuff digitized Spring Cleaning EQ 7 Aurifil … [Read more...]