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Tips And Tools Tuesday – I HATE MAKING THIS BLOCK!!!!!

So, it was about 19 years ago, I’d successfully made two quilts and now I wanted to make a special one for my husband, Rick. I bought several books, searching the pages for just the right one. At last, I found the perfect pattern!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Mystery Quilt Entry #2

  This quilt is the second entry I’ve submitted to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival organized by Amy Ellis. Visit Amy’s website amyscreativeside.com for details on how you can submit a photo of your quilt and enter to win prizes. You will be delightfully amazed at all of the beautiful quilts that have been entered in Read More

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Tribute to my Husband Entry #1

I’ve discovered the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at amyscreativeside.com by Amy Ellis. So much inspiration to be found there! And it’s a great way to meet other bloggers, see their work, and get your creative juices flowing! Thank you, Amy, for organizing this adventure and thank you to your sponsors for the prizes to be given away. Read More

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Tips And Tools Tuesday – A Stitch Regulator

I hope that the initial photo here has made you curious. As you know, I’ve been really enjoying learning to machine quilt using my domestic sewing machine.  I’ve watched many videos on YouTube and learned a great deal from watching professional long-arm machine quilters. One thing I’ve noticed is that many, if not most, of Read More

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Tips And Tools Tuesday – Balking At Bulk?

Does your sewing machine BALK at a bulky seam?  Mine does.     Sometimes I need to sew over an intersection where many seams converge as in this eight-pointed star. When the presser foot reaches the bulkiness, it “balks”.  It just sits and sews in place. I used to have to tug a bit on Read More