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* Wash Big Yardages Without Wrinkles *

January 26th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

I am a prewash every fabric person. I want the sizing removed for applique and the grain of the fabric to relax and straighten out. This trick makes washing those large pieces easy and you don’t get wadded up wrinkles. Open up the fabric all the way so it is a single layer. Accordion fold […]

* Background Choices *

January 20th, 2015 at 11:29 am

Selecting just the right background fabric can make or break a quilt. Taking pictures of choices is a great way to compare, and the camera lens often exposes fabric clashes. Here are several more options for Scrappy Hexies. Lavender seems to bring out the warm red tones and the more muted gold makes the blocks appear […]

* Scrap Reduction Ideas *

January 17th, 2015 at 10:41 am

These Scrappy Hexie Blocks measure 6 1/2 inches on a side. I am considering finishing the quilt with yellow sashing or a gray-blue similar to what they are laid out on. What do you think? There will be some negative space and a border of which ever one I choose. Now for all the great suggestions […]

* Scrap Reduction Project *

January 14th, 2015 at 8:42 am

While I was sorting and cleaning the studio, filling the two boxes that Marilyn and Kathy won, I sewed all the scraps to small to save into these Scrappy Crazy blocks. These are 12 1/2 inch blocks, but you can make them any size. To get started, pin scraps of similar size together in twos. I […]

* Scraps to Small to Save *

December 27th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Quilt blocks made from “Scraps to Small to Save”. These blocks are 12 1/2 inch square, but you may make them any size you like. These blocks get sewn when I am chain piecing. I call them chasers. Some people call them starters and stoppers. Saves thread and you don’t have to do so much […]

* Big Ruched Bouquet Brings Spring Early *

January 15th, 2014 at 8:36 am

Create a bold bouquet of blossoms with our NEW Jumbo Coin Ruching Guide TR700, produced by Quilting Creations International, and bring spring into your home early. You can make the flowers for Big Ruched Bouquet and Doily #1601 or embellish quilts and apparel. Big blossoms make a bold statement adorning hats, purses and tote bags. […]

* Punkin Has His Own Name Tag *

March 8th, 2013 at 8:38 am

Punkin, our Manager of Operations, overseeing the making of name tags for my class participants. The name tag base is cut from brown bags, and adorned with a gathered blossom. Student tags are pinned on, but Punkin prefered one to hang around his neck.

* Fun New Fabrics *

February 27th, 2013 at 10:22 am

What fun I have had creating projects for our new book due out in August. Shown here are fabrics from In The Beginning Fabrics and Moda, that we used in the samples of pintucks, pleats and Coin Ruching.

* Cutting Table Cleared for Action *

January 5th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Not one inch of space to work. A clean workspace…now there is room to work and show you some of the fun things I am doing.

* New Year- Clean Cutting Table *

January 2nd, 2013 at 8:17 am

Two goals for today: 1. Clear off my cutting table 2. Learn how to size pictures for WordPress, so I can show you the before and after. By following my own advice, of keeping projects and tools handy to work on in bits of time, I have managed to finish a number of projects, in […]