Exercise your Stash to Break Free encouragement play Mar 16, 2021

Like exercise, our creative spirit benefits from shake-ups and challenges.

The fabric companies and quilt shops have done a wonderful job in making our lives as quilters easier. They’ve got...

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How Small is Too Small? crumbs play process scraps Mar 09, 2021

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is just how small of a scrap do I keep?

The short answer is that I keep anything that can still be sewn and seen. 

If you keep a 1/4" seam...

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Build a Quilt One Block at a Time encouragement process scraps Mar 02, 2021

Save yourself the overwhelm, the intimidation, and potential frustration and make your quilt one block at a time.

Better yet, don't even worry about making a quilt. Just make blocks until you get...

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Things I Would Tell My Beginner Quilter Self encouragement Feb 24, 2021

Everyone is a beginner at some point. After 22 years as a quilter there are some things I know now that I wish I knew then.

At 45 I can look back at my life knowing I totally rocked the...

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The Importance of Play instigation play Feb 17, 2021

"Play is about venturing into the unknown with a sense of adventure and a little bit of direction."

Cheryl Arkison

While no one would deny that value of play in our children, too often we...

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Play for the Fun of Playing

There are no expectations on Quilters’ Playcation. Show up for yourself, hang out, sew as little or as much as you want. Nothing you sew on Playcation has to turn into anything. This is all about giving back to yourself and playing for the sake of playing. 

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