Category Archives: patterns

Ten Reasons to Join a Quilting Guild

Have you been on the fence about joining a guild? You searched for reasons to join a guild and cannot decide? Here, we give you our top ten reasons to join a quilting guild. Ten Reasons to Join a Quilting Guild … Continue reading

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How to Make a No Applique Quilt

Lisa Mullenburg creates adorable quilts that feature dogs, dinosaurs and owls among many other characters. Her story is interesting. She started designing quilts for her Mother to make, so that Mom could make quilts for each of her grandchildren. She … Continue reading

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Quilting for Health

Hobbies like sewing and crafting have long been recognized for their health benefits. Engaging in arts is relaxing, engaging and can have significant health benefits. But quilting, a study by Glasgow University found, is “uniquely” good for you. Read on … Continue reading

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What we Love about Barb Sackel’s New Garland Patterns

Designer Barb Sackel of Rose Cottage Quilting has introduced her fun, new line of garland patterns that are easy fast and fun! Here is what we love about Barb’s new garland patterns.  1. They are no-sew patterns. We all love to … Continue reading

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Quilting for Charity

Quilting for charity can be a wonderful way to give back while putting your skills to use at the same time. While we enjoy quilting, we enjoy the act of presenting our creations to charitable causes that much more. Take … Continue reading

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How to Be More Creative

I think we have all experienced this at one time or the other. It seems like our creative juices and motivation to create simply quit flowing. We have seven exercises to share with you to kick-start your creativity and get … Continue reading

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Why We Love Aprons

I continue to be inspired by all the cute, fun apron patterns I am seeing everywhere. I mean, there is an entire magazine devoted to creating aprons. Apronology, by Stampington and Company, contains instructions for creating dozens of artful aprons. From … Continue reading

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Why I Love to Sew (and you should too!)

Sewing is a huge passion of mine. I love sewing for so many reasons. If I had to narrow it down, these are the top five reasons why I love to sew. 1. I’ve learned to spot quality. Since I have sewn … Continue reading

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Ten Things to Know Before You Start Quilting

We have all been there. The world of quilting seems exciting to beginners yet intimidating at the same time.  The vast array of supplies, patterns and tools to choose from seems overwhelming. Here are ten things to know before you … Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight- Interview with Ann Anderson

Ann Anderson is the designer who founded QuiltWoman.com. We sat down with Ann a couple of weeks ago to ask her about forming an online business, her inspiration and her artwork. Here is what she had to say in our … Continue reading

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