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Tip Tuesday: 7 Hand Sewing Tips

When you were a little girl, did your mother or grandmother sit you down and sew alongside you? That’s how I learned how to hand sew. My mom would sit and hand sew any number of paper piecing quilt projects or … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Art Quilts

Have you been to an art museum lately? If the answer is no, I highly encourage you take a visit sometime in the near future. You won’t regret it. I know I’ve said it one hundred times before, but as … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: Sewing Needle Tips

Threading needles, dropping needles, finding needles, storing needles. When it comes to those pesky needles, it can be nice to have a little help working out the details. Thank you to many other quilters who were willing to share their favorite sewing … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Disappearing Nine Patch

This morning on my drive to work, I was listening to ghost stories. I have a work commute that can be a little boring, so I listen to podcasts. I like the storytelling shows, and the subject this morning was … Continue reading

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Tip Tuesday: 7 Paper Piecing Tips

Whether you’re making a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt or you’re making a New York Beauty quilt, you’re going to be using paper piecing techniques. Paper piecing quilts is a difficult technique to pick up initially and certainly can be time-consuming. This … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Maureen

My great-grandparents were original homesteaders. My grandmother learned to sew out of necessity and would make dresses for her sisters based on pictures from order catalogues. She taught me to sew (and crochet) and I had been sewing most of … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Karen from Bowling Green, KY

“The quilt I decided to submit is one that I made for my husband’s Air Firce Retirement. I love this one because it reflects all his hard work during his 19 years of service. The fabric used are uniforms he … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Dresden Plate quilt block

This week’s quilt block is reminiscent of a wheel, or a flower or perhaps a pretty oriental fan. The Dresden Plate quilt block has a unique quality about it. I’ve always thought they look like the gears in a machine. … Continue reading

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National Craft Month Dedication – Marla

“This is my 3rd quilt of about 37. I found the pattern (loosely based) in an old magazine of my mother’s. I made this in 2007 specifically for my kitty, Toya, who was 16 at the time and 23 when she died in … Continue reading

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Inspire Your Quilting in Tuscany, Italy

This past December, I went on the most relaxing, beautiful and refreshing trip of my life to beautiful, sunny southern Thailand. If you can imagine it, there were white sand beaches as far as the eye could see, gorgeous cliffs … Continue reading

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