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Quick and Easy Machine Quilting

This is one of the main features that encouraged Sandy Petsche to design her new pattern series “Quick Kids Quilts”. Big pattern pieces, no triangles, beginner friendly, all two-color quilts, and all smaller size quilts – all of these features … Continue reading

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“It’s the Little Things” Kit-of-the-Month

The other day I was thinking that I have SO many quilts and a crazy number of pillows that I just don’t “need” any more but I still want to keep making things. I love playing with my GO! Cutter … Continue reading

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Twisted Hearts

by Mary Ann Sprague, of Mary Ann’s Makings Over the last few years, I’ve experimented with foundation paper-pieced quilts and table runners. Through paper-piecing, I’ve explored the world of Celtic knots, incorporating shadows into the quilt top to show the … Continue reading

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Christmas Topiary

Christmas! It is the happiest time of the year for so many of us. I think that part of the reason we love Christmas so much is because we take the time to add beauty to our surroundings. These acts … Continue reading

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Quick Tree Skirt Pattern by Julia Deal

Despite the initial geometry used in development, the Modern Spiral Tree Skirt (SEW-104) was the most fun of any pattern I’ve written, and it came together in record time thanks to the mathematical assistance of my college age son. We … Continue reading

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Fractured Panels – Pillows or Wall Art

This is a very easy way to use small panels that are 6” to 12” square or rectangular. Sometimes you have them leftover from a project or sometimes you just bought them because they caught your eye. No Pattern Required … Continue reading

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HOW TO FINISH A LINEN RUG WITH OPEN BACKGROUND

I hadn’t seen this done before but when I hooked my lighthouse rug pattern onto a linen background, I decided it would look like a dark stormy or dusky sky if I left the background unhooked. That left me wondering … Continue reading

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Yarn Inspiration

I went to visit my friend designer Barb Sackel a few months ago at her quaint home on a little lake where we always sit and talk about our latest projects. I bring along something new to work on and … Continue reading

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Stained Glass

​Years ago when I got back into quilting after my kids started school, I attended a large quilt show in Nashville.  I remember being overwhelmed by all the different types of quilting projects and I think I bought every quilting … Continue reading

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Itchin’ to be Stitchin’ with Felt

I just love the look of wool felt applique. I love the raised texture, the traditional and the modern looks that can be done with felt, and I really like that felt doesn’t ravel. What is also great about wool … Continue reading

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