Freehand Baroque Swirls on batik quilt

Yes, I’m Back Quilting Again!

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I know I’ve been really quiet lately. I needed to take some time off, recharge my batteries, and do something other than quilting for a while. Part of what I spent a LOT of time on (WAAAAYYYYY more time than I thought it would take – now I know why website designers charge what they do – it’s a lot more work than you think it is!) is designing this new website. I hope you like it, and if you find something isn’t working the way it should, please let me know so I can fix it. READ MORE...


Which Would You Rather Sleep With?

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In my longarm quilting business, I encounter a wide variety of battings. Some I love, some are okay, and some I’d really rather not work with. Recently I had a customer bring me a package of batting along with her quilt top. This is a name brand batting, one that I stock as yardage, so I wasn’t expecting any problems. But this is what it looked like: READ MORE...


Win a FREE Queen-Sized Wide Quilt Back!

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Would you like to win a free quilt back? I now carry almost 40 different wide fabrics on my Website and in my Studio.

I’m so excited to have such an extensive selection, that I thought I needed to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than to have a giveaway!

There are actually TWO ways you can win! READ MORE...


What Does Steak Have to do with Quilting????

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Have you ever been to a restaurant that served many, many, MANY types of food – Italian…. Steak…. Mexican…. Chicken…. Chinese…. American…. etc? Usually when trying to prepare many diverse things, none of them are done particularly well. Then you visit the restaurant that serves ONE thing – let’s say steak. Big steak …… or little steak ……. is the only choice. You KNOW you are going to get a great steak at that place. READ MORE...


More About the X-Blocks Rulers

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After my last post about X-Blocks rulers, I’ve had some questions about the different sizes and types which I’ll try to answer  here.

The Large X-Blocks ruler comes in two sizes: 6-1/2″ and 7-1/2″. The only difference is you will start with different size strips or squares, and the finished projects come out different sizes. For instance, if you were to make the Triple Play quilt using the 6-1/2″ ruler, the quilt would finish at 40″ x 40″. Using the 7-1/2″ ruler it would be 45″ x 45″. You would only need one of these rulers to make any of the quilts in the first book, as well as most of the individual patterns. READ MORE...