Longarm quilting

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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Copyright and fair pattern use

Digital design fair use and copyright is a very interesting, though sometimes controversial topic that most people try to avoid because they don’t want to find themselves on the wrong side of it. Or they’re too scared to talk about this because let’s face it, some forms of copyright breach have somehow become socially acceptable, …

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Transferring patterns to fabric

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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Going long-arm!

My new baby arrived and she is awesome! Took some putting together for the encoders, and she is remarkably heavy so don’t try and lift it on your own.  I then took some time going through the Bernina frame instructions again, but I’ve got my first testing quilt going. Testing quilt you ask?  Yes, well …

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