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Simple panel baby quilt

3 ways to use fabric panels for quilt blocks and borders

So many wonderful panels!! The ColorWorks Concepts line of fabrics has seven amazing panels that coordinate with all of the ...
The finished strip set

Cutting ColorWorks Concepts strip sets

I'm really enjoying working with the ColorWorks Concepts fabric line from Northcott! Yesterday we cut all of the strips of ...
The fabrics have arrived!

Using strip sets to make quick and easy quilt blocks

My fabric has arrived! Thanks to Elaine at Northcott, my fabric arrived quickly and I'm able to get started on ...
The retreat tote - made in December on QUILTsocial

Flying geese in quilt blocks, sashing and borders

Last week I used my retreat tote when I joined a few of my friends for a day of quilting ...
Inside of the bag showing all of the pockets

Finishing up the quilted retreat tote

Now that the individual parts of the quilted tote are ready, it's time to put them together. I'm loving how ...
Topstitch the side covers onto the vinyl pocket

4 easy ways to make fabric pockets

Now that my plan is in place, I’m going to start sewing! Since I want my retreat bag to hold ...
The finished front of the bag

New York Beauty quilt block made easy

I’ve always wanted to make a New York Beauty quilt and just recently quilted one on my Gammill for a ...
My clean working space

3 ways to spark your quilting creativity!

There’s been a lot going on in my world lately. Between extra shifts at work, extra medical appointments to drive ...
More than just a pretty design

3 top features of the PFAFF Creative Sensation Pro

It doesn't matter what the temperature gauge says or the calendar, once Labor Day is over and the kids are ...
Example of skipped stitches and thread breakage

5 things you need to know about thread when free motion quilting

Today, it's all about the 5 things you need to know about thread when free motion quilting. I'm going to use ...
Finished binding

10 ways to make your quilts more “modern”

Definition of a modern quilt Although I live in an old stone house surrounded by farm land with a multitude ...
Zentangle on fabric

50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation 33, 32, and 31

Welcome back to 50 ways to keep a quilter (and her family) happy while on vacation. Hopefully you're able to ...
Lots of local flavor in the fabrics

50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation 47, 46, 45

Number 47 - Rent a house with lots of room! Welcome back! The countdown of the 50 ways to keep ...
Show and Tell...Quilting Fun

Show and Tell…Quilting Fun!

It's Monday! Are you ready to start another exciting week of quilting possibilities? I am! I get very inspired by ...
Quilting the College Bound Blanket

Quilting the College Bound Blanket

Quilting the college bound blanket is underway and inching toward completion. Yesterday, we hemmed the sides of the waffle weave ...
Quilting a Study Pillow for College Life

Quilting a Study Pillow for College Life

Soft and cozy pillow in quilted flannel. This study pillow holds music and chocolate. It's important to engage in quilting ...
Embroidery Stitches: Let's Get FANCY!

Embroidery Stitches: Let’s Get FANCY!

Today we're going to have a look at some of the embroidery stitches: let's get FANCY on the Husqvarna Viking ...
Ta-da! The finished fabric journal cover collage.

Fabric Journal Cover COLLAGE

As I mentioned yesterday in the Fabric Journal Cover Tutorial, I'm a bit obsessive about making stuff, hence the Fabric ...