Tips and Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Six, Hot on the Trail

Years ago, our daughter and son-in-law had a couple of hound dogs named Jake and Jessie. They were a mix of Redbone Hound, and Black and Tan Hound. Hounds have a well-deserved, great reputation for being good hunting dogs. They can follow the trail left by critters with uncanny accuracy. A rabbit, for instance, usually Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting Part Five, Odds or Evens?

In my last machine quilting post, Machine Quilting Part Four, Creating a Design, I promised that this post would show you how I traveled from one quilting design to the next in my Sawtooth Star quilt. Well, before I explain HOW I travel from one design to the next, I thought I should share with Read More

Here’s a Fun “Take Along” Project, Folded Hexagons

About a month ago, at our monthly quilt club meeting, two of our members shared a great hand-sewing project with us. Shirley, and Harold showed us how to make folded hexagons. We each received a zip-top bag containing seven fabric circles to make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden flower. As they demonstrated the technique, we followed Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Three – Piecing The Units

It’s hard to believe it’s already Week Three of this Quilt Along! It’s not too late to join in the fun!  It’s easy. You can purchase the PDF Just Buzzing Through Quilt pattern here.  Each week’s Quilt Along post will stay on my website indefinitely. Just click the Quilt Along heading on the menu.  The Read More

I’m Hosting My First Quilt Along! Woohoo!

I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting my first Quilt Along! I’m finishing up the pattern, and taking lots of photos to help you along the way. The pattern, “Just Buzzing Through”, includes instructions for both a throw-size quilt and a baby quilt, so, if this is your first time joining a Quilt Read More

Still Time to Celebrate Quilts! With a Sale, Sale, Sale!

National Quilt Month is almost over but, there is still time to celebrate your passion with a HUGE sale and coupon! All patterns have been reduced to $8.95 each, and, on TOP of that,  the coupon code “grandma” is still good for 10% off of your entire purchase! Shop now and save BIG!       https://lookoutmountainquilter.com/shop/ Today Read More

Not Your Grandma’s EPP – Grandmother’s Flower Garden Fowers Made Easy

Have you wanted to try making Grandmother’s Flower Garden flowers, but were intimidated by the thought of cutting out all of those paper pattern pieces? I was. But then I discovered plastic hexagons.  In a previous post, “Paper or Plastic? Quilting? What? “I touched on the idea of using plastic hexagons as opposed to paper Read More

New PDF Patterns Released! 10% Off Until March 31, 2019

Hello Friends! I am so excited to share with you my two newest PDF patterns! The first one is titled, “In The Garden”. This queen-size quilt pattern was inspired by my husbands grandmother, Grandma Meyer.  She was a precious lady who made dozens and dozens of beautiful quilts.   Her favorite hymn was, “In The Garden”.  Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Freezer Paper Applique

I love, love, love doing hand applique! Why?  Well, for one thing, it’s totally portable.  I try to keep a hand applique project in my “Go Bag” so that I always have something to work on in case I’m sitting somewhere in  a waiting room. Like a doctor’s office, auto mechanic’s garage, or just any place Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Easy 1-2-3 “Frame” Ornament

It’s November, now, and I’m really getting in the Christmas spirit! Why so soon? Well, my day job is at a local home improvement warehouse, and we are in full swing of Christmas merchandise. I love it! I wouldn’t mind if they started playing Christmas carols, too! In an earlier post, I shared my method Read More