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Interview with Diane Phalen, Quilt Painter

Nancy: We first met at a quilt show many years ago where you were representing your line of fabric. I was completely drawn to the beauty of your prints and immediately knew I had met someone I would like to … Continue reading

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Sewing for Tweens with Fat Quarters!

Are you looking to bring new customers into your shop?  Have you considered the Tween sewist? As a sewing instructor, my students, girls aged 9 – 13  would ask me – “Ms. Ellen, why can’t we find patterns to sew … Continue reading

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Fall Quilt Market Update

According to Quilts, Quilts eInsider, this year’s Market in Houston drew 2,634 registered attendees, with 1,614 of those people also enrolling for classes and/or events. 1,062 people enrolled for Schoolhouse Series, and 1,169 for Sample Spree.  But the real news … Continue reading

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Washable Lady Products

And Now for Something A Bit Different – Washable Lady Products Available at 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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Fresh Fruits and Veggies

        It is harvest season and gardens and full of bounty.  Bring some of that wonderful summertime bounty indoors with these great fruit and veggie patterns! Use eight mouth-watering fruit and veggie fabrics to make this easy … Continue reading

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Designs to Share with You by Ursula Riegel

The head, the hands and the heart behind “Designs to Share with You” is Ursula Riegel, a Canadian designer located in beautiful Victoria, BC. She started quilting in 1991 and over the years has extensively taught quilt making classes which … Continue reading

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Why I Love Scraps! by Deanne Eisenman

I love scraps because …. I always have a lot of them! I don’t think many quilters are actually without scraps. When I cut out a project, I usually end up with the side of my cutting table looking like … Continue reading

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Bag Adventure

I am a bag lover.  Tote bags, hand bags, shopping bags.  And there has never been a better time to indulge in a new bag than the summer season when I can’t leave the house without a bag on my arm. … Continue reading

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Blog Hop is Hopping

  Hello Quilters! The Blog Hop has begun! For the next week we will be hopping around seven designer blogs. Each day…starting today…there will be a new blog post by one of our designers featuring a new technique, project, … Continue reading

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Quilting Fears – Do you defeat them or do they defeat you?

Today’s guest post is from Jessica J.E. Smith of The Quilt and Needle. A talented designer with a love of mystery quilts, Jessica hosts Mystery Weekends online and Mystery Retreats onsite, teaching at Lonestar Quiltworks in College Station. Her patterns are distributed … Continue reading

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