Quilting Life 28 April 2020

It seems like this is turning into a bit of a log, you know like the log on Star Trek:  “This is captain whatever his name was from Starship Enterprise.  Its such and such a date and…” you get the idea.  Or like I suppose a lot of researchers are doing nowadays: “Today’s date, I’m …

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How tense is inktense on fabric

Inktense on fabric – what a load of fun! When I started with inktense pencils and blocks, I kinda felt a bit late to the party.  I mean, these things have been around for such a long time, where have I been? The advantage to arriving late to the party is that the inktense products …

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Quilting on lines

Quilting on lines may seem intimidating to some quilters, heck, it even makes me all tense.  There are ways around this using tools that are available on the market.  In this video, I quilt the cockatoo that I traced from the printable available in the store. The rulers I use in this video are: Handi …

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Appliqué on traced designs

Appliqué is one of those quilter passions that I believe we all enjoy.  There is some accuracy involved, but you can quickly and easily create a beautiful quilt top. In this video I show you how I used Magnificent Ellie Elephant to create an appliqué design by tracing the pieces of the traced pattern.  Try …

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Marking a whole cloth quilt

A wonderful new range of printables is available, and especially useful at this point in time. They are simple to download, print and use to make your own wholecloth quilts or experiment with fabric painting.  And you can keep the kids busy too! You will need some sticky tape to stick the printed pages together, …

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How do I quilt Hexagon Party

The quilt top featured in this video is Kirsti and is available in the online store. I used Sid throughout, which is a ruler designed by Angela Walters.  It is widely available from most quilt stores, and also directly from Angela’s website. Hexagon Party uses three hexagon blocks arranged in a floraly like pattern.  I …

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Leftover Quilts

Leftover quilts are what I call those tops made from bits and pieces of patchwork blocks, binding and fabric that didn’t make it to the original quilt.  Kinda like stash-busting doing improv piecing, but using the fabric that coordinates and is too much for the scrap bucket. The quilt I’m featuring in this post had …

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