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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 ]