Author Archives: QWBlog

Water Lily Surprise

I am still in the first year of owning my new home here in Western NY. Fall was beautiful as the large maple tree in front showed its colors.  Winter gave me a chance for rest and settling in.  Now, … Continue reading

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Stitch and Flip Adventures

by Kathleen Khosravi of Olive Leaf Quilts Have you ever looked at a quilt with thousands of little pieces and wondered how someone found the time and fortitude to make such a thing. Well, sometimes there are easier ways. My … Continue reading

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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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Helpful Hints by Sandy Petsche

Designer Sandy Petsche has recently put out two new pattern series: Quick Kids Quilts and Quick Gift Quilts. Each series is a collection of patterns that feature big pattern pieces, easy cutting, no triangles, beginner friendly, and all just two-color … 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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