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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Is Seasonal Sewing a thing? finishing process May 04, 2021

Here in Canada the sewing seems to slow down as the sun starts to shine longer and the birds begin singing.

A few years back I asked the question, thinking it was only me, about whether sewing is...

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Every Quilt Tells A Story process quiltmaking Apr 20, 2021

Every quilt tells a story and fabric selection is often the heart of that story. 

Without fabric we wouldn’t have a quilt, so it gets top billing in our story telling. Fabric makes up...

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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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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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