The Davenport Knit Sack – Free Pattern

I made this cute little knit sack for my two week vacation the end of July. I made it in an evening with not much thought really to construction or logic. I learned some, “oh next time I would” stuff, but ultimately it has become my favorite bag. I started carrying it like a purse.

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The Back to School Block – Pouch of the Month

On a trip back from Florida with a friend, I started sharing that the August Pouch of the Month Block was a struggle. I was having trouble coming up with a design. She replied, “August…August is for Back to School…” She is a teacher…and the idea was sparked! Here is what I designed in EQ8,

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Guide to Quilt Sizes – Planning Your Quilt Top & Batting

WHY  YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR QUILT SIZES I have always believed that quilt patterns are more of a suggestion than a rule. Whether you want to design your own quilt top from start to finish or alter a quilt pattern to a new size, first you need to know the purpose of your quilt.

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How to Bind a Quilt – Machine Binding

CHOOSING HOW YOU SHOULD BIND YOUR QUILT Before you bind your quilt, you should determine what the quilt will be used for. Some examples of quilt use include, being loved on by a child or family member, hanging in your home as a wall-hanging or even being entered into a quilt show. This tutorial focuses

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Learn to Make Half Square Triangles Two at a Time or the Traditional Method

Half Square Triangles (HST) are a staple in the quilting world. A large number of patterns require them. When designing patterns, I tend to gravitate toward designs with triangles. You can make them two at a time, and even eight at a time. The methods I use are designed to match the number of HSTs

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Half Square Triangle Size Chart – Two & Eight at a Time

Half square triangles (HST) are a staple in the quilting world. I hear lots of quilters say they are afraid of them or that they take too long. Using the right method for your design can minimize the fear and time. I use one of two methods for making my HSTs. Two at a time

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Learn to Make Half Square Triangles 8 at a Time or the Magic 8 Method

Half Square Triangles (HST) are a staple in the quilting world. A large number of patterns require them. When designing patterns, I tend to gravitate toward designs with triangles. You can make them two at a time, and even eight at a time. The methods I use are designed to match the number of HSTs

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What’s Wrong with My Quilting – HELP?

I spent 6 hours with some amazing ladies in Fountain Inn, SC this week. We worked our way through my Improve Your Practice: Free-Motion Quilting class, and I have to say, they blew my mind. This was a great group of ladies, eager to pay attention and soak up everything I had to say. By

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Quilt Motif Monthly – Wavy or Curvy Lines #3

Quilt Motif Monthly – WAVY/CURVY LINES Welcome to month three of Quilt Motif Monthly. This week we learn about what I call, Wavy Lines – but you will totally hear me say Curvy Lines as well. If you need a fast and easy quilt motif, wavy lines are your friend. They are also the foundation

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