Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Finishing the Quilt

Finishing the quilt along today for Autumn Jubilee, I'll show you my quilting and finishing.  I don't know if you go back to read comments on previous posts, but I added one myself with another idea for arranging the blocks.  After I had mine on the quilt frame, I thought about doing them in rows …

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A Radical Idea to Handle a Wavy Border

It must just be my year for bad borders.  I am not going to reveal where this particular quilt came from, I work with several charity quilter groups to do Quilts of Valor, and I do not want to embarrass anyone.  I am reasonably sure that this piecer doesn't read my blog, and I want …

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Another Lesson on Measuring Borders

Recently, I was discussing borders with a lady after her quilt was done.  I asked if she had measured the borders and she said yes she had. But they were too big, and it occurred to me that I have not yet talked about why you need to measure a certain way to get the …

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Quilting the Black Blue and Gold Quilt

This past week, I had the privilege of quilting a beautiful quilt for a new quilter.  Although there were a few issues with the quilt top, I have to say I had a most pleasant experience.  This lady was so eager to learn the right way to do things, she was a delight to quilt …

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French Cottage Quilt

A generous donation was made to our local quilt group of a number of kits from a collection called French Cottage. Each kit made one block. Our program chair brought them to a meeting, and asked for volunteers to make the blocks. I think there were a couple of dozen block kits, and I took …

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Fixing More Quilt Problems

Now, several more charity quilts later, I promised to show you how I fix some other common problems with longarm quilting.  Once again, the main reason for this post is to educate those that send quilts to a longarmer, but new longarmers may find something useful here. First up, the issue of using sheets as …

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