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    How to find Quilt Guilds

    One of my favorite part about quilting is the community.  There is always someone that is interested in getting together for a little bit of sewing- whether that’s hand sewing or machine sewing. What do you do though if you aren’t in a spot or area that has groups or guilds?  Or maybe you have moved, and you have no…

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    The Cranky Quilt

    The Cranky Quilt is one of the funnest quilts I have designed– as well as one of the first larger….and block or row by row quilt along. It features 7 rows that vary in style and size. The idea was to take the typical blocks and make them so –the points didn’t matter, rules were kind of tossed to the…

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    Paper Piecing Thread

    Last year at Quilt Market I was sooo lucky to be on a panel for Coats & Clark. It was ‘thread talk’ and there was 3 of us on the panel. Amy, Susan and I. It was so much fun to sit and chat about thread and show off a few projects. One of the threads that we were showing and talking…

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    Quilting for Beginners

    When I first started sewing I was drawn by the idea of making a quilt.  Something to snuggle my little kiddos in.  Something that was reflective of who I was, my style and it even became a talent…and I totally lucky that it has become a way I earn money as well. As a quilting beginner (which just might be…

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    Hacky Sack Snowballs

    This hacky sack snowball tutorial is totally given credit to my Sister-in-law Amber. She passed these around at our Christmas party this year and they were a hit….with the adults. She mentioned how she had put them together, so today, we are sharing this fantabulous project. Materials needed: white fleece – you can go with the fuzzy fleece too or…

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    Free Online Hexagon Generator

    Are you wondering where everyone is getting all those adorable little hexagons? The free online hexagon generator might be just what you are looking for. Enter the information, print off hexagons.  Total customization is available. Could it be simpler?  Nope.  You’ll even get a little help with what kind of materials you can use for the templates. Not ready to…

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    Poo Pourri Recipe

    You probably are going bonkers trying to figure out where in the world this came from or how it fits there.  Let me hurry and tell you before you run away. You sew.  You sew with others.  You go on retreats.  Your bathroom is right next to the ironing station.  You have to use the restroom.  Yeah….you see where this…