Work-in-Progress Wednesday

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Today I finished up quilting a T-shirt quilt, with the pantograph “Square Spiral”. I love this pattern for adding texture to quilts, and it works well on masculine quilts too. 

I also started a new piecing project. I’m working on a new pattern – I actually designed this one a few years ago, and published it as a lap quilt. But I’ve always wanted to offer it as a baby quilt as well. READ MORE...


Edge-to-Edge or Custom Quilting? Part 3

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So now we know what is meant by Edge-to-Edge (or Overall) Quilting and Custom Quilting, but how do we decide which one is right for a quilt? I usually consider 3 things :

#1 How will the quilt will be used? Is it for a child or college student – meant to be loved, dragged around, washed often? (Choose E2E). READ MORE...


Learning the IQ

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The IntelliQuilter is a tablet computer mounted on top of the machine, with motors that drive the machine head around the table. Here it is at work on my first customer quilt:

It’s quite easy to use, I started a customer quilt the day after I got it! But there is still much to learn about the system, and I need to train this old brain of mine the right steps to take. So right now I’m only doing overall designs with it, until I can do those without thinking about it so much. Here are a few of the ones I did this week: READ MORE...