Monthly Archives: October 2015

Marking a quilt top!

Marking a quilt top is fun and challenging.  It takes time to decide what would look best on the quilt but it gets easier the more you practice.  I like to mark with Tailor’s chalk, Chaco yellow chalk roller and … Continue reading

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Four techniques to baste a quilt top.

Four techniques to baste a quilt top: Basting gun – quick and fast, but be careful not to cut your quilt top when removing the basting tabs. Basting pins – low-cost and reusable, but it is time-consuming and you have … Continue reading

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Simple Free Motion Quilting Demo

After marking a quilt it is time to move to the sewing machine to begin free motion quilting. You will need an open or closed toe foot and the ability to drop or cover the feed dogs. You need to … Continue reading

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A quilt for Mothers Tears An organization near and dear to my heart is the quilt for mothers tears.  I worked on the police department that this mother lost her son in the line of duty.  I loved being a police officer where I … Continue reading

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Quilting Makes the Quilt!

Quilting can make the quilt come alive!  This quilt was very plain before the quilting.  The quilt came alive after the quilting!  This is a quilt for charity and I can’t wait to see what the quilt maker thinks of … Continue reading

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Recipe for a Great Quilt!

Need: 100% cotton fabric, 1/4 seam foot and an iron To make a great quilt you will need to start with good quality 100% cotton fabric found in quilt stores.  Quality fabric does not distort, fade, bleed color nor is … Continue reading

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