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* Color Play *

October 12th, 2019 at 8:21 am

Try this fun color game. It will help train your eye to see all the color variations, and the endless combinations you can use in a quilt. Pick any photo that catches your eye. Then, working with your stash or scrap bin, cut 2 inch squares from all the fabrics you find that match bits […]

* Cranberry-Apple Pie *

February 6th, 2018 at 11:30 am

Sometimes I do something besides quilt. Here is the recipe. Pastry for a 10 inch 2 crust pie 6 cups peeled, cored and slices golden delicious apples 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cup granulated sugar 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp ground cinnamon Place apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon in […]

* “Hot Spot” Table Mat *

January 22nd, 2018 at 8:41 am

Put a stop to the endless rearranging of hot pads and trivets on a buffet table with this Jumbo “Hot Spot” Table Mat. Cover the entire buffet with this “Hot Spot” and it is easy to adjust dishes and keep the buffet surface protected. Simple to make with the following materials. 1 1/2 yards each 100% cotton top […]

* Scrap Folding and Storage *

December 2nd, 2017 at 11:57 am

Some scraps are too big to toss in a scrap bag, and they are too small to fit in with folded yardage without getting lost.   Folding the fabric to fit into a tissue box was more successful. Here is how we did it. You will need a large tissue box, some wide packing tape and […]

* Knife Edge Finish *

September 14th, 2017 at 7:57 am

Knife Edge Finish is the method of finishing a hexagon edge when binding is not used. First, press under the 1/4 inch seam allowance on hexagon edge before removing the foundation paper. Then after the quilting is completed,  hand baste about 1/2 inch from pressed edge. Second, working in about 2 foot sections,  trim backing and batting […]

* Coin Ruched Blossoms *

March 1st, 2017 at 1:22 pm

How to Use the TR600 Coin Ruched Blossom Guide Cut 7 3/4 to 8 inch circles of fabric for blossoms. Fold circle in half with the grain. Place TR600 Coin Ruched Blossom Guide on folded circle with etched dash line on the fold.  Mark with your favorite marker. I use Mircon Pigma, Frixion or ceramic […]

* Baby Burp Cloths – Quick and Easy *

February 3rd, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Need a quick gift for a new baby? These quick, perfect size burp cloths are easy to make and you get two from two fat-quarters. Place two prewashed flannel fat-quarters right sides together and press smooth. Cut two 10 inch by 17 inch double pieces from pressed piece. Sew around each burp cloth set using a 3/8 […]

* Binding a Scallop Edge Quilt *

January 27th, 2017 at 11:24 am

Binding a scallop edge quilt, is not hard but it does require some preciseness in sewing and making up your mind to take your time. Don’t rush, sew carefully and you will end up with lovely even scallops. And, you must use bias binding.

* Goal Setting *

January 25th, 2017 at 10:22 am

Many goals occupy my mind, new quilts, finish UFOs, keep the public part of the house “company ready” and, an organized studio, are just a few of my goals. Blog posts are another thing I want to keep up with this year. Pictures are the most exciting part of any blog, and pictures are the […]

* Choosing Binding – Finishing Makes The Quilt *

February 21st, 2015 at 10:17 am

Selecting the right binding and finishing technique for your quilt is important. Whether you are making for yourself, as a gift or entering is competitions, how the quilt is finished plays big in first impressions. This little quilt was made by Carol Williams and machine quilted by Kathy Conway. A Challenge at Quilt Til You […]