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Island Batik Improv Log Cabin Tutorial

Making an improv log cabin quilt was a fun challenge.  In my newest Island Batik challenge, I combined two themes to create an improv log cabin wall hanging–here’s the tutorial showing how I did it. Cozy Log Cabins is the first challenge theme that I used!  Log cabins are a great traditional pattern and I [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Star Struck Quilt Tutorial

This month’s challenge for Island Batik is Star Struck and this is my quilt tutorial and free pattern for my modern version of a star. The Island Batik Ambassador challenge this month was to create a Star Quilt.  I decided to take a modern approach and create an oversized wonky star using a limited color [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Modern Pattern Play

This month, the Island Batik challenge was secondary pattern play.  So, of course, I made it Island Batik Modern Pattern Play! I returned to one of my favorite techniques–improvisational curved blocks that I call Parisian Curves. (Pattern and detailed tutorial is in my book, Madly Modern Quilts available online and at local quilt shops).  This [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial

The Island Batik challenge for March 2018 is to Try A New Technique!  I chose to learn the 6 Minute Inset Circle Technique. Here’s my Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial!  As most of you know, in the past, I always cut my curved piecing freehand–no templates or pinning.  My circle shapes aren’t ‘perfect’–they [ …Continue Reading ]

Island Batik Mod Hearts MiniQuilt

Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt

Our second February challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a mini quilt. So, here’s my Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial!  [My first project is HERE–it’s a set of greeting cards that I sent to friends.] I do love making minis….they are the perfect size to test a new block idea [ …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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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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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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Modern Jelly Roll Race Quilt Tutorial

My Modern Jelly Roll Race Quilt Tutorial Jelly Roll Race quilts are a favorite fast & easy quilt to make.  I decided to make a jelly roll quilt as a gift for a dear friend.  I started by reviewing the tutorials on Youtube by the Missouri Quilt Company because it had been awhile since I [ …Continue Reading ]