10 Simple Things (7) - Practice Your Quilting First encouragement finishing machine quilting tips May 05, 2022

You completed the onerous step of basting your quilt now you are ready to dive in with the quilting. Hold up, wait a minute.

Machine quilting can be both infuriating and exhilarating. One way to...

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Play Disguised As Learning encouragement play Mar 10, 2022

Did you realize that trying something new is play? Trying something hard is play as well.

Me? I'm at improv quilter. Heck, I have a whole virtual trunk show on how improv is my love language. So...

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10 Simple Things (6) - Make Precise Pivots encouragement finishing machine quilting Mar 03, 2022

Still talking about machine quilting and today's tip applies to both straight line and free motion quilting.

Do your best to make precise pivots when you quilt. Slow down as you approach the...

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Accept Orphan Blocks encouragement play Feb 02, 2022

Experimentation and play means that you will be left with random blocks around the sewing room.

For some quilters this is hard to accept. For them, everything has to turn into something. I am...

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Naked Quilting encouragement machine quilting tips Jan 26, 2022

Sorry, no risqué picture to go along with this title!

Not being silly about this either. There are advantages to naked quilting. In my trunk show I tell a story about the project pictured...

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10 Simple Things (5) - Bury Threads When Quilting encouragement finishing quiltmaking Jan 13, 2022

Taking the time to pull the bobbin thread to the front before you start quilting (if you are starting in the middle of the quilt and not off the edge) then burying the knot after you finish makes...

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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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