Monthly Archives: July 2009

A String Quilt

I was surfing instead of working (reading quilting blogs is much more fun than my normal work) and found a blog by Kindred Crafters that talks about a string quilt top. Now the discovery of this blog post is very … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Flower Tutorial

I don’t know about the rest of you, but free motion quilting sometimes frustrates me.  I can stipple with the best of them.  But to do anything else, it’s a challenge.  Sometimes a project will languish in my sewing room … Continue reading

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Sewing Projects for Beginning Quilters (and Girl Scouts)

I’ve always been one to encourage non-quilters to take up quilting.  It’s just part of the passion of quilting!  So it’s not surprising that as the leader of a Girl Scout Troop, I have been trying to talk the girls … Continue reading

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Portable Ironing Station

What a great idea this is!  Kevin Kosbab of the Feed Dog blog describes how to make this portable ironing station!  He started with a laundry bag from Ikea. “That’s hot!” to paraphrase a certain socialite (think she knows what … Continue reading

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Worst Quilt in the World Contest

Yes, you read that right…the WORST Quilt in the World Contest. No, don’t scramble to get your entries ready.  I’m sure we all have a quilt or two that we feel didn’t live up to its potential and would qualify … Continue reading

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Fabric Dyeing is to dye for!

I’ve been playing with dyeing my own fabrics for the past couple of years.  Some yardage turns out better than others.  Regardless, I have found that ALL the resulting fabric is usable. You just have to find the right project. … Continue reading

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