Katie's Quilting Corner http://katiesquiltingcorner.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:03:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Craftsy Black Friday Sale! http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/craftsy-black-friday-sale.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/craftsy-black-friday-sale.html#respond Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:02:49 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3945

Online Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist Class Online Stupendous Stitching Class
I’m already shopping in my jammies… Craftsy has extended their Black Friday sale through December 1st! Crazy awesome prices for these classes.  All classes are $19.99 or less.  Kits and supplies are also on sale.

What classes did you snag during the sale?

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Win a 30 Fat Quarter Bundle from The Quilt Bear http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/win-30-fat-quarter-bundle-quilt-bear.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/win-30-fat-quarter-bundle-quilt-bear.html#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:00:15 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3940 {Read More} ]]>

The Quilt Bear is sponsoring a fantastic giveaway for this 30 fat quarter bundle of Quilting Treasures Quilting Essentials fabrics.  A rainbow of delicious blenders, perfect for any project.

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Upcoming promotions and new items in the shop

Daisy Chain Cottage Quilt Kit

Stuff My Stocking begins soon! It will begin December 1-12 and emails will go out each day as well as on Facebook and Twitter. This is a great way to snag a bunch of neat notions, gifts, fabric and more each day!  The way it works is each day a stocking stuffer is announced on the site and via the newsletter. You can decide whether or not to “stuff your stocking” with the item. At the end of the promotion all the items you decided to snag will be shipped at the same time. Great deals on gifts this way!

Redwork Angel Quilt Kit or Block of the Month

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WIP Wednesday – Adventures in Airbrushing http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/wip-wednesday-adventures-airbrushing.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/wip-wednesday-adventures-airbrushing.html#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:47:55 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3936 {Read More} ]]>

My journey in airbrushing has been a frustrating one. When I first got the idea for this technique I had never airbrushed anything except makeup onto my face and I wasn’t sure how it would work out. I didn’t know much about airbrushing equipment, paint, airbrush guns or what the advantages/disadvantages are between gravity feed and siphon feed. The first air compressor I bought wasn’t suited for the job so I had to return it and get a new one. Come to find out… in order to keep constant pressure going in your airbrush gun while you paint you need a compressor with an air tank attached. Once that problem was sorted out, I got an Iwata Siphon Feed gun to quickly change out paint colors and I was finally ready to experiment for real.

My idea was that I could take any shape, cut it out in freezer paper, iron it onto fabric and paint around it to create a resist design. I didn’t know how the freezer paper would hold up with paint being sprayed directly on it (would it curl up? Would it fall off?) and I wasn’t sure how the paint coverage would be.

Well I got lucky. I cut my feather pieces out of the freezer paper using my Accuquilt Go! feather die which made it go really quickly. Placement was a bit difficult but I think for the most part it turned out pretty even for a test sample.

Airbrush over feather resist - quilting - WIP Wednesday

Airbrush over feather resist - quilting - WIP Wednesday

Airbrush over feather resist - quilting - WIP Wednesday

Airbrush over feather resist - quilting - WIP Wednesday

Airbrush over feather resist - quilting - WIP Wednesday

Airbrush over feather resist - quilting - WIP Wednesday

Airbrush over feather resist - quilting - WIP Wednesday

I played with some of the quilting to get a feel for what worked and what didn’t.

So now I’m stuck in my head designing a quilt around this technique. It’s a fun place to be!

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NYC Trip Photos http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/nyc-trip-photos.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/11/nyc-trip-photos.html#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:17:52 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3932 {Read More} ]]>
In early October my husband and I took a fun trip to NYC. It was our second time there and the weather was much better this time around. I wasn’t quilting the first time we went in 2003 so this trip was my first time hitting up fabric and quilting stores. I got lucky and one of my longtime readers and friends was able to join me! Kati and her fiance Attila joined us for a fun Sunday shopping around NYC.   Our first stop was a huge trim store called M&J Trimmings. Floor to ceiling ribbons, buckles, buttons, lace…. you name it they have it if its a type of trim.

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

I bought some lace and some hot fix crystals and Kati got some wooden buttons for a Christmas ornament project she’s working on. Then we headed up to The City Quilter – the only quilt shop in NYC. They buzz you in the door when you arrive.

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

The City Quilter has a lot of really current fabric collections around the shop and some other fun samples and projects.

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

They also have a shelf of special NYC themed fabric.

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

And my husband thought this quilt was hilarious:

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

Purl Soho was our next stop. It’s in a very trendy neighbhorhood and focuses mostly on yarn and needlework. There are some fabrics there and other cute little projects. Kati recommended it and I’m glad we went!

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

NYC Trip - Quilting and Sewing

 

During our trip we did quite a few things – a Circle Line night harbor cruise, we attended tapings of both The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, hit up the Top of the Rock for some great morning sunrise photos over the city and had a delicious food tour of Chelsea market. I know both of us were exhausted by the end of the trip (we mostly walked and took the subway everywhere). Really had a fabulous time! Here is a slideshow with all the photos from my trip:

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Photo Catchup Post – September addition http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/10/photo-catchup-post-september-addition.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/10/photo-catchup-post-september-addition.html#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:39:53 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3926 {Read More} ]]>

Sorry for going dark for so long! I haven’t been up to much sewing or quilting hence the absence. Get ready for a big photo post so I can catch up.

I did a little fun sew day with some Modern Quilt Guild friends a few weeks ago.

We visited The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida for some inspiration. Our guild is having a design challenge based on the art we saw that day. I got some cool photos! It’s a really neat museum.

I did teach a few classes and my students turned out great projects.

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Last weekend I took a day off from work and headed up to Epcot for some fun on a dreary Florida day. It rained most of the time we were there but we enjoyed it anyway. The food and wine festival was going on so we got to sample some interesting foods. My absolute favorite thing is the Disney Turkey Leg! I had to get one first thing. Ringo snapped this photo of me enjoying my turkey leg:

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84 – A mermaid and a princess, class samples, Corgi Fairytale news http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/08/episode84.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/08/episode84.html#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:50:07 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3886 {Read More} ]]>

Frozen Quilt - Elsa

Frozen Quilt - Elsa

Frozen Quilt - Elsa

Super Mario quilt Along - Cloud Block

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Binding thread holder – thread is on a bobbin inside! You get a build in thread cutter.

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Tutorial – Sea Glass Mermaid http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/08/tutorial-sea-glass-mermaid.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/08/tutorial-sea-glass-mermaid.html#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:30:15 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3879 {Read More} ]]>

Download the free pattern at Craftsy

I’ve been itching to post this tutorial since I finished it over the weekend! This was a fun tutorial I did for Therm-o-web demonstrating my favorite glue stick to use for ticker tape applique. My hairstylist is a huge mermaid fan and after seeing her for years I decided it was time to make something special in a mermaid theme. I hope you enjoy it!

Sea Glass Mermaid Quilt - Free Pattern

Sea Glass Mermaid Quilt

Sea Glass Mermaid Quilt

Sea Glass Mermaid Quilt

Sea Glass Mermaid Quilt

Sea Glass Mermaid Quilt

Sea Glass Mermaid given away

And some behind-the-scenes progress photos:

Sea glass mermaid quilt progress pix

Sea glass mermaid quilt progress pix

Sea glass mermaid quilt progress pix

Sea glass mermaid quilt progress pix

Sea glass mermaid quilt progress pix

And a timelapse video of coloring in the scrollwork border

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FINALLY – Finished Photos of Hopscotch Lane http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/07/finally-finished-photos-hopscotch-lane.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/07/finally-finished-photos-hopscotch-lane.html#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:44:10 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3874 {Read More} ]]>

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 16.0 and used a Handiquilter Versa Tool for the straight line work.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

Hopscotch Lane - Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge 2014

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Alison Glass Thread and Fat Quarter Giveaway sponsored by Massdrop! http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/07/allison-glass-thread-fat-quarter-giveaway.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/07/allison-glass-thread-fat-quarter-giveaway.html#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:32:38 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3857 {Read More} ]]>
Field Day fat quarter bundle

Field Day fat quarter bundle

Allison Glass Essential Aurifil Thread Collection

Alison Glass Essential Aurifil Thread Collection

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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, rotary cutters, Tula Pink ribbon, Oliso irons, and Moda precuts. They add new crafting items every week!

I have an idea for a group buy! How do I tell them about it?

Create a poll then you can share your poll with your friends by tweeting or posting the link on Facebook. Once it gets enough votes the folks over at Massdrop look into making it a new drop! You can also check on active polls to see if someone has already created a poll similar to your idea so you can vote on it.

Upcoming deals: Alison Glass Thread and Fabric Sets!

Massdrop will be offering the Alison Glass Aurifil thread set and Field Day fabric bundles starting July 20th! By creating an account you will receive regular e-mails letting you know about new deals so you don’t have to check the site all the time. Once the Allison Glass deals go live you’ll have until July 27th to commit to buy.

Allison Glass Giveaway Photos

Allison Glass Giveaway Photos

Allison Glass Giveaway Photos

Allison Glass Giveaway Photos

Giveaway open to US/Domestic residents. Ends on 7/23/14 at 12:00AM EST. Good luck!

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83 – Finishing Hopscotch Lane and Sundry http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/07/83-finishing-hopscotch-lane.html http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/2014/07/83-finishing-hopscotch-lane.html#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:17:05 +0000 http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/?p=3852 {Read More} ]]>

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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