Yearly Archives: 2017

Saturday Morning Quilt Break: News from the Quiltosphere

Welcome to the Saturday Morning Quilt Break! I know the weather can vary wildly, or sometimes not at all, with the change in seasons, and here in Colorado it feels as if the seasons are changing right on cue. The … Continue reading

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First-Timer Tips for Longarm Quilting (Everyone Can Longarm Quilt!)

When I started putting the Snowbirds quilt, designed by Wendy Sheppard, together for my soon-to-be-born daughter, I never dreamt it would take me three years to finish. Talk about a UFO (or PIG, as Lori Baker would call it). I … Continue reading

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Appliqué: Some Thoughts on Thread

Before I get to into my method for appliqué I thought I would share my 3 favorite threads with you. When I am choosing a thread for appliqué I look for thin cotton threads in the right color. Mettler 60 weight … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: What I Quilted on My Summer Vacation

We may still be a week away from the meteorological beginning of autumn, but we both know that Summer 2017 has essentially ended. Sometimes the end of summer leaves me with an immediate sense of nostalgia, a feeling that I … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure – Easy Triangles – Free pattern

Hi, welcome back! I hope you had fun with the Stacked Bricks Halloween quilt from last time. Did you make one? Did you use the pattern with different fabrics? I’d love to see your charm square quilt creations! Please send … Continue reading

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Decorating For Halloween with Table and Wall Quilts

I love the end of summer when the nights start becoming cooler and the leaves just begin to turn. Now don’t get me wrong – I love summer with its warm nights and long days…messing around in the garden, tending … Continue reading

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Hooray For Uncle Sam!

Did you know that Uncle Sam had his very own day? Well, it’s today! I know summer is almost over and we aren’t really thinking of patriotic quilts but this is the perfect time to get going on one for … Continue reading

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It’s National Make Your Bed Day!

Do you make your bed every day? I confess that I do not, although I’m getting better. Having an honest-to-goodness quilt that I made myself on the bed with matching pillow shams helps a lot. I get a sense of … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: September in Quilt History

Quilters are part of an unbroken tradition stretching back hundreds of years, and although many quilts were made by women who never signed their work, quilt history is rich with interesting stories. Here are just a few quilty things that … Continue reading

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It’s All About Brown: Part 2

What do you think of when you hear the word BROWN? For a long time, as a result of a very effective marketing campaign, most Americans conjured up the image of a UPS Truck and the delivery folks dressed in … Continue reading

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