Taking a Quilting Class

Whether you are a quilter, sewist, home cook or amateur gardener, do you like taking classes?  I certainly do!  I always learn something new, and I get to have a whole day of sewing with friends, and meeting new friends.  Even better when it is taught by friends!  This quilting class was actually a bit …

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A Live Blog Event is Coming for Quilts of Valor!!

Save the date, Saturday February 1, for a first time LIVE blog event, with lots of ways for you to participate whether you are local to Western NC or live elsewhere.  From My Carolina Home is hosting a Quilts of Valor Sew-In at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, an all day event to make …

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Christmas Tree and Bell Table Topper

Sometimes I do designs for MadamSew, and this little table topper is one of those with two new block designs.  The Tree and Bell blocks are 10 inches square, and are set in the round.   For here, I'd like to show you how I quilted it. The patterns for the two blocks are on the …

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Fear of Freemotion – Quilting the Leaf Panel

I've been wanting to do one of these digital panels for some time, and found a leaf one a few weeks ago. I thought this would be a great panel to do for the season.  But with Autumn Jubilee starting, it wasn't time to tackle that project.  I promised we'd get to it in November.  …

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Raw Edge Applique Quilt Repair

Bringing a well loved quilt from tatters back to usable is always a gratifying project. Recently this one came to me for some tender care. It is certainly well loved, with three sections ripped through to the back, and the entire binding shredded or missing.  It wasn't quilted, it was tied, which does contribute to …

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Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along Finishing

Today we finish up the quilt along table runner, and I'll show you some more ideas for making full quilts from the blocks.  We left off last week here, with two quarter-square triangle blocks, one on each side of the Tri Recs Star block. For the Harvest Star runner, I added only one border 2-1/2-inches …

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Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along – Block B

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along continues today with the second block.  Block B is simple, we'll take two pieces of fabric and sew/cut, sew/cut until we have two quarter square triangle units. Begin with two pieces of fabric, one in the black background, and the other in the center star print, both 13-1/2-inches square.  Or you …

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block A

The part of Autumn Jubilee you've been waiting for is here!  The Quilt Along starts today!  Get those sewing machines ready, as we also have two more sewing projects to come as well.  This year for the quilt along, I have a fun idea that really works nicely as a table runner.  It is quick, …

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Once Upon a Story Row Along

Quilt alongs are really fun, and I've been joining more of them this year as a designer.   Earlier this summer I did one with Moda for their Summer at the Beach. When when Marian at Seams to Be Sew announced her fifth annual Row Along, I had a idea right away, so I decided …

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