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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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Which embroidery machine is the one for you

Which embroidery machine to buy

Embroidery machines are available from practically every sewing machine manufacturer. The choice of which machine will be best for you will be determined by the purpose that you have for the machine. How much money do you have to spend on this machine? Will you be doing this for yourself and your family – so […]

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Machine Embroidery Redwork

Can you imagine a time when you could sit back and enjoy a good gossip with the ladies of your circle while you decorate something or other with embroidery (probably a handkerchief!)? You can throw yourself back to the time with a Jane Austin movie. Mothers and daughters do needlework together whilst someone plays a […]

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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 tells the story of Someone’s struggle with mental health and depression. The background for the quilt is […]

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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 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! 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 measures 55″ x […]

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