Baby quilt

Here is a quick baby quilt using a very simple design. In this case, I used blocks, no batting, and flannel for the backing.  It is soft, not bulky, and great for swaddling baby.  Perfect for a newborn, and great for a baby shower gift. Perhaps add a burp cloth with matching fabric? You will […]

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unzip files

Buying and storing files

Buying and storing files from a website can be a little daunting, especially if you are used to getting a cd and transferring designs to your machine in this way.  Unfortunately, technology is not standing still, and with change comes new challenges.  CD drives will soon be history, as new machines don’t have space for […]

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quilting a story

Quilting a story

Quilting a story is an art.  Art quilting takes many forms, and is influenced by many factors.  I am influenced by news and events, current affairs, politics and my own emotions.  This particular quilt is therapeutic. Someone’s War Someone’s War tells the story of Someone’s struggle with mental health and depression. About the quilt The […]

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karlee porter review

Karlee Porter’s all over graffiti quilting

Karlee Porter is well known for her graffiti quilting technique.  It is very popular amongst modern quilters because it moves away from the more mainstream feathers, blocks and stippling. I am not in the habit of writing reviews of other digitizers’ or quilters’ designs.  In using this design, I have found joy and frustrations.  I […]

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quilt labels

Quilt label – why add one to my quilt?

Adding a quilt label to your quilt is the finishing touch.  How many old quilts are going around anonymously because the quilter did not add his/her name, where and when the quilt was made? Labels are available for purchase that already have a border printed as well as a design.  You can simply add your […]

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Make a yo-yo without the yo-yo-maker

Yo-yo’s have become very popular in quilting, and there is a variety of yo-yo shapes that can be made with the help of a plastic yo-yo maker. To make a traditional yo-yo you will need: Something to make a circle on fabric, a mug or glass will do Marking tool Needle and thread Beeswax (optional) […]

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quilt in a day four steps to one great quilt

How to make a quilt in a day

Have you ever tried making a quilt in one day?  I have a simple pattern and full details on how you can do just that! What you need 1 Layer cake or 42 10″ x 10″ swatches of fabric Rotary cutter Cutting mat Quilter’s ruler You will need fabric for binding – the finished quilt […]

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binding a quilt

Easy quilt binding tutorial

Binding a quilt can sometimes be a little daunting, and if you don’t do it properly you may spoil all the hard work you’ve put into your quilt.  Here is how I bind my quilts. Before you can begin binding, you need to measure your quilt to determine the length of binding you will need. […]

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quilt tools in my toolbox

More quilt tools from my toolbox

Quilting tools come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Some are more useful than others, and some are a duplication of another.  This is the second in the series on the tools that I keep in my toolbox.  You can read the first instalment here. Let’s take a look at the secondary tools – […]

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