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Selvedge X Quilt Pattern Published

I am happy to announce that my Selvedge X Modern Quilt Pattern has been published and is available on Craftsy as a digital download. We all love to save those beautiful printed selvedges.  And, we really mean to use them someday in a special project. This pattern was designed to put selvedges to good use. [ …Continue Reading ]

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Improvising Triangle Mini Quilts

This month, I decided to enter the Curated Triangle Mini Quilt Challenge.  I decided to give myself some restrictions to further spur my approach to improvising one or more triangle mini quilts. My restrictions were: No curves! Straight lines only. Improvising design and quilting Machine quilting only (no hand quilting) Stash fabrics and leftover batting [ …Continue Reading ]

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Inset Circle Tea Pot Mug Rug

Here’s an update on making an inset circle.  It was my Island Batik Try A New Technique Challenge for March 2018.  I used one of my Inset Circle blocks to make a Tea Pot Mug Rug. A couple days ago I posted about learning to make pieced inset circles.  I decided that one of the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Using Fibonacci Numbers in Quilt Patterns

Now that I’ve published my first Fibonacci quilt pattern based on Fibonacci math, I’ve been asked why and how I started using Fibonacci Math in creating a quilt design. I was introduced to Fibonacci number series by a quilt colleague who was intrigued by how this number series might add other options for block design.  [ …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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EQ8 Fabric Yardage Tip

EQ8 gives us different ways to estimate fabric yardage when designing a quilt.   EQ8 is the latest upgrade for Electric Quilt software. [no sponsorship] A lot of my quilts have improvisational blocks or even large improvisational sections, like in this quilt shown below.  One of my challenges has been estimating yardage for quilts that [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilt designed in EQ7 from my book, Patriotic Modern!  Look for it in September 2017.

Learning to Design Quilts Using EQ7

Hi Everyone, UPDATE:  I’m now using EQ8 and I love it even more!! Check out these posts: Quilt Tutorial Modern Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Calculating Fabric Yardage.    I often hear quilters say that they want to learn how to design quilts using the software design program called Electric Quilt.  Too many quilters bought the [ …Continue Reading ]