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Summertime with Aunt Em

School got out this week and Memorial Day was last weekend.  Its official, summer is here!  YEAH!  Time for picnic’s and gardens. Aunt Em’s Beeline quilt is perfect for both. And heaven knows when that garden gets going you’re going … Continue reading

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Great New Northcott Pattern

A great new pattern from the girls at Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing. Nellie Holmes and Christine Baker are the co-owners and designers at Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing. They have been designing quilt patterns and writing books for over 15 years … Continue reading

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Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings Today I’m going to take you on a little journey behind the scenes. Let’s go all the way back to a quilt’s very humble beginnings, the cotton plant. Cotton plant Now this is what I call a blank … Continue reading

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On Pins and Needles Part 2

On Pins and Needles Part 2   Choosing the right hand sewing needle can be overwhelming. Their odd names often don’t help point you in the right direction either. Ultimately, you want a needle that feels comfortable in your hand, glides easily through … Continue reading

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Trucks, Trains and Rocket Ships – Quilts for Little Boys

Is there a special little boy in your life that needs a quilt?  In a family full of boys I am always looking for appropriate patterns for both big and little boys.  This week I found a few that will … Continue reading

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Baby Quilts

Love is a newborn baby! It’s no surprise that quilters love to make baby quilts. More and more of us are or are becoming grandmothers! And once the grands all have their first quilt the older kids are demanding a … Continue reading

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Iron Out the Details

Iron Out the Details   I’ve gained a new appreciation for irons after picking up a few for my mantel. Did you know that thousand year old paintings have documented the Chinese using metal pans filled with hot coals to smooth and … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside so Make it Quick

When the cold weather comes it is time for an indoor project that we can complete quickly.  Some people like to make a snowman or winter scene, others dream of a warm tropical vacation.  No matter where you dream of … Continue reading

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Jeanne’s Bags

Extraordinary Bags by Jeanne Nivard I grew up in Philadelphia within a creatively-gifted family. My mother was a professional dressmaker and my father was a chef who worked in only the finest establishments. Both were trained in Europe. My sister … Continue reading

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Washable Lady Products

And Now for Something A Bit Different – Washable Lady Products Available at Quiltwoman.com Femininewear is probably not what you normally think about when looking for wearable patterns. BUT sanitary pads are essentially teeny tiny quilts, right?! And, making them … Continue reading

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