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Category: quilting

How to quilt it – fence rail

Clean up & National Quilt Show

The past two weeks have been busy, but I haven’t done a lot of sewing.  First, I got new cupboards for the studio, and then I sorted everything I have.  It is the first time in many years that I have seen everything in one place.  This will make it easier to use my stash, since it is not stashed so securely.  I love how it looks now!

Hanging Quilts

I don’t like hanging sleeves.  I know sometimes this is a necessity, especially for shows, but I just don’t like putting them on.  Once they’re on, I don’t mind them, it’s just the process of putting them on.  I don’t know why.

Luckily, I found a way to hang quilts that doesn’t involve sleeves at all.

Spring placemats

Spring is firmly here, and summer is coming fast, so I needed something new for my table.  I had a bunch of fat quarters in these bright colours, so I decided to make placemats.

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Spiral Shape Quilting Tutorial

A spiral is a fun all-over design that is done with a walking foot, but there is no need to limit yourself to a circle.  Any simple shape can be “spiralized”.  Once your quilt sandwich is basted, you are ready to go.

To begin, choose a simple shape.  I have chosen a rectangle.  Don’t try complex shapes with curves and points (like hearts or flowers) as a first project.  Draw the shape with a marking pen or chalk marker.  I am tracing my pin container to get a rectangle.

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How to quilt it – straight lines

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This quilt is called Rolling Meadows.