Quilting

How to Make Small Log Cabin Blocks

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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10 Best Tools for Foundation Paper Piecing

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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Sharon Holland Gossamer Quilt

Yay! It is finally done. I quilted this several weeks ago and it has been hanging over my studio door waiting for the magical moment when I find time to sit down and hand-sew the binding on the back. Given that I am in the last few weeks before sending all the quits for my…

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Purple Planning

The other day I was laying out the colors for my new quilt with Michael Miller Cotton Couture. I was doing raw edge appliqué again, so of course I wanted the right color threads. When I want to start a project, I want to start it RIGHT AWAY. I hate having to order stuff and…

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Aurifil + Island Batik = Love at first sight!

This last week all the  Aurifil thread to go with my Island Batik fabrics arrived.  There is something incredibly alluring about new supplies under the worst of circumstances, but when the fabric and the thread both glow like these do, euphoric creativity invariably follows….except I almost don’t want to break open the beautiful spools of…

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