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Ohio Star Barn Quilt

Ohio Star Barn Quilt

on Jun 30, 2015 in Blog, tutorial | 1 comment

It is warm enough to finally put together a small barn quilt project. I have been wanting to make a barn quilt for about 5 years now. Unfortunately, I have no barn. In fact, I live in HOA-suburban-America-land. (Ok, but it would be awesome if I could just hang a barn quilt over my garage!) Thankfully, my parents live in a rural area where a barn quilt would look...

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Knit Tights ala The Crafty Gemini

Knit Tights ala The Crafty Gemini

on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, sewing | 0 comments

Knit Tights ala The Crafty Gemini Vanessa, of the Crafty Gemini, said “You can never have enough tights.” and my 14yo agrees. With that simply quip, I watched her excellent tutorial and set out to create more tights based on a pair my 14yo already owned. I have a serious amount of grey jersey knit fabric. Let me tell you why: Thrift Store!! I bought this...

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Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along – Finished

Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along – Finished

on May 26, 2015 in Blog, sewing | 1 comment

This is the Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along dress: FINISHED! The Sew Along featured McCall’s Pattern M7152. It was very fast and easy to sew. I didn’t alter the pattern at all for my daughter, but I probably should have made a couple adjustments.  Next time… Overall, it turned out well. I do need to find my iron and take another go at the hem. It...

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Craftsy Pattern Fabric Kits

Craftsy Pattern Fabric Kits

on May 21, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, business, quilt | 0 comments

Craftsy to cross-promote fabric kits: Craftsy is rolling out a “test” on fabric kits for FREE patterns. I have a couple freebie download patterns that slip in and out of the Top 20 Free Quilt Patterns (Plus Quilt and Disappearing 9-Patch with Layer Cakes). Since they are Craftsy-popular patterns, they were selected to run the test program. Oh my gosh!...

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Longarm Quilting with Rulers

Longarm Quilting with Rulers

on May 19, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, quilting | 1 comment

This is a small little Christmas Quilt made using the Missouri Star Quilt Company Double Slice Layer Cake pattern. It is a rockin fast quilt tutorial over on youtube. The pattern is already designed to be quickly chain-pieced, but guess what? I serged it; making it in record time, using my Kate Spain Jingle fabric layer cake.* *This wasn’t a whole layer cake....

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Sampler Quilts Magazine

Sampler Quilts Magazine

on May 17, 2015 in Blog, Press | 0 comments

Sampler Quilts Magazine 2001 I have a copy of almost every thing where my name has been published. It is a small box, but still exciting. I was missing at least two magazines. Sampler Quilts is one of them. The one above is the very first quilt magazine to include one of my quilts. My closest friend had a copy!!! Can you believe that? She bought the copy of Sampler...

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Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along

Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along

on May 13, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, sewing | 0 comments

I’m happy to report that I’m stitching along in the Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along! #NZKnitDressSAL When I showed the dress and sew along to my daughter she seemed pretty excited to have one of her own. I was a bit surprised. She says, “Yeah, I’d totally wear that, but make it red at the top with a black bottom.” That was really...

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Boerne Quiltfest 2015

Boerne Quiltfest 2015

on May 4, 2015 in Blog, business, fabric stash | 0 comments

Hauptstrasse Quiltfest The first weekend in May is Quilt Weekend in Boerne Texas! The city’s Parks and Rec department organizes an outdoor quilt show with works of art hanging in the downtown square, the Veteran’s park and throughout the downtown shop store fronts. The event is called Hauptstrasse Quiltfest. I’m not finding, online, how many years...

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Quilting a Patriotic Quilt

Quilting a Patriotic Quilt

on Apr 16, 2015 in Blog, contests | 2 comments

My friends came to visit recently and longarm quilted her military-themed quilt on the HandiQuilter. In the picture, my friend is working on a large, bed-size quilt with a patriotic, military theme. The whole project is part of a Moda challenge.  She used the fabric line, Moda: Red, White and Free , I believe. For me, I pretty much quilt swirls or something really...

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Finished Scrappy Dresden Quilt

Finished Scrappy Dresden Quilt

on Apr 2, 2015 in Blog, charity | 2 comments

If you have been following along on the blog, you’ll know that I was working on a group quilt project to send to MD Anderson’s Quilt Auction. Well, what I couldn’t share on the blog was the PLOT TWIST: The group project actually was to make two quilts. Three friends and two moms made a total of 40 blocks. (That would be only 8 blocks per person.)...

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Fabric Gift Boxes

Fabric Gift Boxes

on Mar 28, 2015 in Blog, sewing | 3 comments

I have quilty best friends coming over this weekend, and I thought I might need to make each of them a little fabric gift basket. (That isn’t crazy, right?!) After searching ye ole pinterest, I found this great tutorial by Birch Fabrics. The tutorial offers multiple sizes and is very easy to follow. I chose the size that would best fit on a Fat Quarter...

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