Leaders and Enders Jul 21, 2021

For a long time my default end of a seam routine was to stick in a scrap of fabric, often called a spider, so I didn't have to hold my threads to start and stop.

Someone then introduced me to the...

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10 Simple Things (2) - Press Well Jul 13, 2021

As a teacher of mostly improv techniques I can attest to people thinking you don’t need to press much. Wrong!

This isn’t about the debate on pressing direction, but actually taking the...

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Beat the Heat Sewing Jun 30, 2021

Oh, the contradictions in quilting in the summer!

I've spoken about seasonal sewing before. Once, I even surveyed readers about whether they sew more in the summer or the winter. All I know is...

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10 Simple Things (1) - Slow Down to Sew Better Jun 22, 2021

Quilting is exciting work! Like most of us, I get going and want to get going even faster because I am just so into what I'm doing. 

It's hard, but slowing down makes for better quilts.

To be...

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Someday Jun 16, 2021

"Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and remind yourself that everything happens for a reason."

John Mayer said...

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Playing Hooky Jun 08, 2021

As a good two shoes growing up I wasn't one to skip school. Same goes for work.

As an adult with no boss but myself I find it much easier to play hooky. Frankly, I find it necessary some times....

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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!