The Best Midwestern Christmas Inspirations

For the very first time, ever, I did not sew, quilt, paint, crosstitch or bake even one Christmas Inspired item this year. In the past, my Janome would be humming – stitching, quilting, binding one Christmas inspired project after another.  I would be running to catch the elusive spool of thread as it rolled off …

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Making a Bubble Quilt? READ THIS FIRST!

The “Bubble Quilt” or “Biscuit Quilt” as it is sometimes called, was designed to be a super quick and easy quilt… A “finish it one day or weekend” quilt that you can begin and finish long before you lose interest and send it sailing into the UFO (UnFinished Object) basket. I’ve had my eye on …

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Favorite Fall Projects

Funny how Fall will suddenly jump right smack-dab on top of you. Looking at the calendar I know it’s coming but, it isn’t until it’s officially HERE that I begin to sort through those fall project patterns and fabric bundles. This is when the rubber meets the road and I’m painfully reminded there are only …

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The Janome Memory Craft 9450 – An Honest Review

My search (at least for now) for the perfect sewing / quilting machine is over. In my previous article I described the “train” that enabled me to reach the end of a long fabric tunnel – the train being the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP. After using this machine on an almost daily basis (minus …

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The Light at the End of My Quilted Fabric Tunnel

… And the “Train” that brought me to my destination. The road from here: (Kimberbell Basics Spring Charm Pack) To Here: And finally, to the finished quilt: wasn’t all that long but I somehow managed to find at least one hundred ways to turn what was originally a straight stretch of smooth, freshly paved highway …

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A Quilt That is More Than Just Piecing Together a Bunch of Squares.

In The Beginning… When I began my quilting venture a few years back, I often began a project by scouring the web or paying a visit to a local fabric store making a bee-line for the display shelves with one main objective: to locate that elusive easy-to-make-quilt- that -only- looks- complicated pattern. For some reason, …

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A Quilter’s Path to Inspiration

We’ve all been there. A newly released fabric bundle, quilt pattern or QAL announcement appears in our email. The images spark a wave of energy and the anticipation of creating a new “something” takes over all sense of reason and logic. We can can hardly contain our giddiness as we change the blade in our …

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The Best Way to Spend a Monday

And the benefits of mixing tequila and quilt fabric! Hello Sunshine!  The sun has finally returned. The days of below zero temperatures, ice and snow will hopefully remain in the rear view mirror for at least another year! However, this post isn’t about that sunshine, but this one: The Hello Sunshine fat quarter bundle from …

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