Quilt Motif Monthly – Filler Flowers #2

Quilt Motif Monthly – Filler Flowers Welcome to month two of Quilt Motif Monthly. This week we learn about what I call, Filler Flowers. These beauties work in all sorts of spaces and at all sorts of sizes. This motif is one of my favorites because it gives your quilting a puffy organic fill, especially

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Learn to Make Flying Geese Four at a Time – Week 1 – Free Pinwheel Quilt Pattern

Flying geese are the staple of a great number of quilt patterns. When I first began quilting, I convinced myself they were hard and time consuming. As my confidence in quilting grew, I needed a challenge. I sat down to make them, and I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly they come together. They weren’t

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Quilt Motif Monthly – Switchbacks – #1

  This month, I am introducing a new free resource for followers: Quilt Motif Monthly! I am super excited about this new project. I have twelve months already planned out for you. Each month, I invite you to check back to the blog (or subscribe to the blog) for a new free downloadable quilt motif

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Join the Wyoming Wind Baby/Mini Quilt Along

I am excited to announce the 2019 Quilt Along! We will be using the Wyoming Wind pattern. Beginning on June 1, 2019 we will cut out our fabric. Each of the following four weeks in June we will make a 24″ block. On the last Saturday in June we will also sew our 48″ square quilt top together.

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Learn How to Paper Piece – FREE Pattern & Video Tutorial

Ever wondered how some quilters get those amazing points on really odd shapes? Fun designs with lots of colors going in every direction… Well, they most likely paper pieced them. There are two types of paper piecing. English Paper Piecing…that’s when we wrap fabric around a cute little cardboard shape…and then HAND stitch it to

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Improve Your Quilting – Quilt Yoga

(This information also appeared as an article for Make Modern Magazine, Issue 24.) You spend countless hours choosing fabric, fussy cutting, matching points, ripping out missed seams and squaring up the most amazing quilt top ever. You admire it. You make your family run into the sewing room to see every stage. You photograph it.

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How to Make Chrismons – Quilted Chrismons

With the passing of Thanksgiving each year, the world begins to pay more attention to light. Lights on palm trees along the sidewalks in towns our southern towns. Lights on trees in our homes and store fronts. Ornaments begin to appear too. One can get lost in the Christmas isle in Target picking up and

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Jelly Roll Rug Virgin

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Jelly Roll Rug craz…thinking there is NO way I would commit to that…but once I learned that there were pre-cut batting rolls I decided they might be for me. NO way in the world I would take the time to cut strips of batting! So I ordered two

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Tips for Quilting With Rulers

The value of ruler quilting…rulers are a very personal thing. There are times in my life, when the quilt in front of me really needs some straight lines, or clam shells, or curves that I feel I can’t “hit” without a guide. For those of us who are perfectionists, a ruler can really help us

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