2018 Quilter's Planner

Quilter’s Planner GiveAway

My first GiveAway for 2018 is a Quilter’s Planner and QP Mini! If you’re interested in winning this wonderful Quilter’s Planner package, it’s really simple!  Comment below with an answer  to one or both of the following questions. Question #1. If you make modern, modern traditional or contemporary quilts, have you considered using batiks?  If [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik 2018 Ambassador

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018! I’ll be posting lots of projects  throughout the year using Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread.  Some will be brand new patterns and others will be new versions of patterns from my books in batiks. It may seem [ …Continue Reading ]

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Wall Quilt Basting Tutorial

Wall quilt basting is much easier on the back and knees!! Here’s a quick tutorial on this method.  I prefer wall quilt basting because I don’t have to bend down or kneel on the floor.  And, I’ve had much better success–few or no wrinkles! Not a Spray Baster? If you prefer to pin baste your [ …Continue Reading ]

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Use It or Destash That Fabric Stash

  I love fabric as much as the next quilter!  But, I’ve resolved that I will NOT just hold on to that precious, precious, wonderful, absolutely special fabric anymore.  We call it collecting, but really it’s hoarding. I Resolve to Use It or Destash the Fabric Stash! And, here’s why I will no longer hoard, [ …Continue Reading ]

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Making a Quilt Hanging Sleeve

Here is a tutorial on how I make and attach my quilt hanging sleeve. I use this method to make sure there is ‘slack’ in the sleeve.  It’s important to make your quilt sleeve more open so that there’s room for a pole or slat.  I’ve seen too many quilts in shows where the sleeve [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook Group

I started a new Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook group!   Well, I looked around Facebook and I couldn’t find a group that celebrated modern designs for patriotic quilts so I decided to start one. It’s open to anyone who is interested in reinventing the traditional approach to this type of quilt design. It’s a totally [ …Continue Reading ]

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Solid Alternatives for Modern Quilts

Solids are a favorite fabric for modern quilts and many stunning quilts are being made every day using solids.  I think it’s great that fabric  manufacturers have given us a wonderful range of colors, tones, values and shades in solid fabrics.  We actually have hundreds of choices! But did you know that there are many [ …Continue Reading ]

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Alison Glass Mini Quilt #2

Looking thru my blog draft posts, I realized that I never posted another piece of my Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap story.  So here it is…. I was in an Instagram Alison Glass Swap. My Swap Mama asked me to be an Angel and make a mini for one of the team because their original [ …Continue Reading ]

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Binding a Modern Quilt

When I’m ready to attach the binding, I feel great.  It means that the project is done and the quilt is ready to be used or shared with others.  Hand sewing the binding down on the back of the quilt is a very relaxing process for me.  I don’t do a lot of handwork, so [ …Continue Reading ]

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31 Day Blog Challenge and Quilt Backs

31 Day Blog Challenge–I’m IN!! I decided to sign up for an interesting challenge for people who write blogs. It’s a challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda –our challenge is to write one blog post every day in the month of December. So, here’s my first posting for the month…. And, please visit the Blog Challenge [ …Continue Reading ]