Tips and Tools Wednesday Edition – A Portable Design Board/Easel

Well, remodeling is officially underway! As our granddaughter, Little Miss B, would say, “Grandma, your room is naked!” Except for my computer and desk, it certainly is! The internet cable hanging from the ceiling has to be rerouted to a different room, so my wonderful husband is getting things ready so that I have as little down Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Make your Own Portable Pressing Board

Many people have asked me where I got the pressing board I use for quilting. Well, I made it. And you can make one, too! In just a couple of hours you can have one of the best quilting tools around. It has a handle so you can easily take it to quilting class. And, it’s TWO-SIDED! Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Monofilament Thread – It’s Not So Scary

I’m making a multi-colored baby quilt and was wanting to practice my machine quilting skills. Well, the fabrics vary widely in both color and value (light, medium, and dark, compared to the background fabric.) Choosing just one color of thread for the entire quilt just didn’t seem like an option. There were just too many Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Thread Storage

Now, I know it’s Wednesday and I’m posting a “Tips and Tools Tuesday” a day late. But, our grandchildren were here for 5 days and I was just having so much fun playing with them, that I didn’t want to take time away to write this post. Plus, “Tips and Tools Wednesday” just doesn’t sound Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Be Careful With the Blue. It May Make You See RED!

One of our sons-in-law  is a huge University of Alabama fan. HUGE fan. So, I decided to make a quilt for him using Alabama themed fabrics. I made sawtooth star blocks alternating the flying geese fabric. Half of the  blocks had grey (like their mascot, an elephant) and the other had white with Alabama emblems on Read More

Snow and Quilting – Can this day get any better?

The last weather report I’d heard said we might get some snow flurries Friday night into Saturday.  I thought, “Yay! I love to see any snow falling! Maybe we’ll get at least a dusting.” Well, when this South Florida born and raised gal woke up this morning, and looked out the window, this is what Read More

Tips and Tools – Backwards is Better

Tips and Tools – Backwards is Better Posted on October 31, 2017 by lookoutmountainquilter Let’s face it, cutting fabric is a time consuming, tedious, and yet necessary job. Now, I know that there are numerous precuts on the market in various shapes and sizes, but, sometimes those just won’t work for the pattern I’ve chosen. Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Make It An Autograph

Is there a special person that you would like to honor? Or an occasion that you would like to commemorate? Perhaps you have a family reunion coming up. Maybe it’s a gift for a baby shower or a new bride. An autograph quilt is a great way to record family history, genealogy, or special memories for the Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – A Different Kind of “Batting”

Thirty-nine years ago, I married a wonderful man, Rick. Becoming part of another family meant that I was introduced to many things I’d not known growing up. New traditions. New recipes. My siblings were all girls. Rick’s siblings were all boys.  I now had brothers!  Among all of the “new” things I was learning about my new family, was the tradition of Read More

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!