Several years ago I read about using Press-n-Seal as a means of marking your quilt. I decided why not, I’ll give it a try. I was still quilting on my Elna domestic machine then. I used press-n-seal on the borders and large side triangles of this quilt. I finished the rest of the quilt with free motion quilting. Like it’s advertised, it sticks to anything. You simply (more…)
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Sisters come with strings attached started out as a spur of the moment activity one evening at a gathering of the Stitching Sisters in Fayetteville TN. Our sister Darlene was a real “matchy matchy” quilter when the evening started. We decided to dart up to her studio, cut out an 11″ piece of muslin and start pulling strings from a bag. We sat her down at her machine and pulled one black string and then whatever else came from the bag. We had her stitch them to the muslin. That wasn’t so bad, since black goes with everything.
We each pulled from the bag and had her sew string by string to the growing scrappy block. Oh the faces she made since nothing seemed to match in her mind. It was hilarious to (more…)
Now that I decided to blog my mind won’t shut off. Where do I start? I’m considering posts about how I organize my “stuff”. A good friend and fellow blogger just wrote a great article about how she organized her space. She is a full-time RVer so she has to be very creative.
I’ve always wanted to do a project using different types of stabilizers and write about what I used and what I thought about it. For instance, my guild recently took a class from the authors of String Quilt Revival and they used a new stabilizer (new to us) called Sheer Delight. I didn’t want to add one more unfinished project to my room so I didn’t take the class but I picked up ten yards of Sheer Delight. Everyone seemed to love it. I have plans to (more…)
To blog or not. I’ve thought about this for a long time and decided not to. However, here I am thinking about changing my mind. There are a lot of things I could write about regarding my love of quilting but will it be beneficial to anyone else? Let’s find out ……………
I love modern and art quilts but haven’t personally made many of them. I have however made lots of quilts over the last 15+ years. Pictures of most of my quilts can be found here: www.imageevent.com/quilter/myquilts. I enjoy scrap quilts, quilting for Project Linus and the local animal shelter so they can raffle it off to raise funds to support the shelter. I love hanging with my gal pals shopping, stitching and (more…)