Adventure Sewalong Week 2 - Fabric Pull and First Stitches play Oct 13, 2021

This is rather freeing, having the decision making authority taken away!

I chose my inspiration based on a comment on my Instagram Live for a favourite toy. I didn't pick a toy - I don't remember...

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Adventure Sewalong Week 1 - Gathering Inspiration Oct 06, 2021

Do you remember those old Choose Your Own Adventure books? Everyone started at the same place, with the basics of the story. But at the first corner, the first conflict, the first mystery you had...

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10 Simple Things (4) - Clip All Threads Before Basting/Quilting encouragement process quiltmaking Sep 29, 2021

You know how you sew and get covered in little threads from your fabric? Yeah, those are also all over the back of your quilt and in your seams too.

Take fifteen minutes to look at your quilt top...

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Play Makes Us Human encouragement imagination play Sep 21, 2021

It isn't that no other creatures in the world play for the sake of playing. But it is our imagination fuelling play that truly sets us apart. 

The great writer Ursula K. Le Guin called the...

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10 Simple Things (3) - Clip Points and Grade Seams encouragement finishing quiltmaking Sep 14, 2021

The excitement of finishing the last seam of a quilt top will almost always outweigh going back and trimming details. Almost always.

Even if you aren't making a show quilt - a quilt to entered in...

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Summer Optimism finishing play scraps Sep 07, 2021

From an orphaned block to a bed size quilt. Sometimes you have to make just because the fabric makes you happy.

That is exactly what happened here. It was a discarded block, a sample for a class I...

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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. 

Start Playing!