Autumn Coasters

  Every year, as Arizona temperatures stay scorching rather than dropping pleasantly like I would hope them to do, I get the craving for some real autumn atmosphere.  I dream of hayrides, pumpkins, and turning leaves. Afternoons spent with rain drumming on the window panes while we sit inside with cups of steaming tea and…

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I don’t know what it is with this scrappy yellow log cabin quilt top that I just finished, but it has been a while since I completed a quilt top that I am this pleased with. Something about collecting all these different shades of yellow and then getting the overall voice of the quilt to…

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Are you fascinated by small scale piecing and miniature quilts? Have you ever found yourself admiring a small log cabin quilt block in a magazine, in a show, or at your local guild and thinking “Oh, that looks so amazing and way too difficult for me”? In quilting, a small scale usually means it is…

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There are several ways to make log cabin quilts, but our favorite method is foundation paper piecing. The reason is that you get perfectly accurate quilts every time. Even those of us who are not that great at piecing accurately (..that would be me) can up their game tremendously by using foundation paper piecing. Here…

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Join me for a chat about applique threads and being a beginner while we machine applique down this cute running rabbit…or maybe its a hare. This is a block in the upcoming Block of the Month program I will be releasing later this summer.        

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I am hankering for a fun and not-too-self-important applique quilt. Do you know what I mean? Something playful and pretty. For the last month I have been designing on just such a quilt. A little whimsical and folk-art inspired in the vibrant and funky fabrics that I love. I made a little video of the…

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stash fabric

After years of interacting with quilters of all levels, I have learned that many of us have stash fabrics that we love, but we don’t use them. The reasons may be different for everyone.  Often, the fabrics have a personal history attached to the owner. They are bits and pieces inherited from grandma or they…

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