Tag Archives: Techniques

When Leaders & Enders Go Wrong

I was thinking about my WIPs last Sunday as I tried to adjust to the horror that is Daylight Savings Time. There is a lot of chaos in my head about projects lately. I couldn’t figure out why until I … Continue reading

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Tutorial: LeMoyne Star

This is a tutorial on making a LeMoyne Star. This block is also called an Eight Pointed Star. This is one of the ways that I make it. There are many methods and I encourage you to try different techniques. … Continue reading

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Triangle Technique

The other night I caught a new episode of Love of Quilting and Jo Morton was a guest again. She was showing another technique for making half square triangles. I first became aware of Jo last year when I watched … Continue reading

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Flying Geese Tutorial

This is a thinking girl’s tutorial to making flying geese.Knowing how to make Flying Geese allows you to make Sawtooth Star blocks, Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks, borders and other parts needed for your quilts. You are going to have to use … Continue reading

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Twirling Triangles Test

I think this might be alliteration week. First, Food Fabric FQs and now Twirling Triangles Test. I got the Pyramid Ruler from Fons & Porter and decided, once I started sort scraps for various scrap projects, that it was time … Continue reading

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Chunking It – For Frances

If you haven’t started listening to the Off Kilter Quilter podcast, I suggest that you go over and start right away! TFQ taught me this method of putting quilts together. I have adopted it as my own and use it … Continue reading

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Dale Fleming Class

I took the Dale Fleming circles class through EBHQ last weekend. Short Answer: AWESOME. I was a little skeptical when I saw the supply list and began trying to gather the items required for the class. I talked about this … Continue reading

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Update re: Stellar Quilts

Last week, I posted an Odds and Ends post that included some information about a new Judy Martin video. Hope you watched it. After I watched it I had the following question: “I was just wondering if I cut the … Continue reading

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My New Best Friend

As soon as I got home on Friday, I pulled out the Jem and set it up. I figured that if I didn’t do it right then, I would put it off and all of my sewing projects would languish. … Continue reading

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Thinking about Throw Pillows

Some years ago I took a pillow making class at the Sewing Workshop. Sewing Workshop classes are fabulous: thorough, and inspiring. I am sorry to say that, although the class was fabulous (with Linda Lee, no less), the pillows are … Continue reading

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Perfect Circles from Linda M. Poole

Linda M. Poole, appliquer extraordinaire has posted a tutorial for making perfect circles on her blog (http://www.lmpoole.blogspot.com). Take a look. The lightweight fusible, I think is the secret. I have seen similar techniques, but not using the lightweight fusible. clipped … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the Junk Drawer of my Blog

The title is paraphrased and re-imagined from a phrase that DebR uses on her blog, Red Shoe Rambling. I have a lot of little bits to pass on and thought this would be a good time to do it. More … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Swain Class Day 2

The second day of the Gabrielle Swain class was about the technical steps of putting the blocks together. Swain does all of her applique’ by hand and all of her piecing by machine. She wanted us to follow her through … Continue reading

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Nance O’Banion Workshop

I will be taking the Nance O’Banion workshop on Saturday with EBHQ. It is a little different than the normal quilt workshops, but I thought it would help with the visual journaling theme that I have been dipping into of … Continue reading

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Art Quilt Thoughts

My website and blog both have Art Quilt terms in the title. I think about designs that are not block related and have made several quilts that do not use the block format. One of my favorites is What Comes … Continue reading

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