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A wee bit of Aurifil and Finding your way around

Several months ago Donna from Follow That Thread sent me a spool of Aurifil Lino (linen).  Donna has a bit of a sense of humor and drew a smilie face on the wooden spool.  That wooden spool will be a keepsake forever.  All it needs is a little red pompon and voila! a clown like… Continue reading A wee bit of Aurifil and Finding your way around

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New Class

I'm taking a moment from the usually scheduled machine quilting posts to share with you that there is a new class in the works.  "From Inspiration to Whole Cloth. . .with a twist".  I mentioned it here on my schedule. Before I share more about the class I started what I hope to be the… Continue reading New Class

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Quilting

Last summer I took a business related class with Mary Kerr at the quilt show in Maine.  As a result I quilted for her and I'm beginning to listen to her advice about promoting what I do as a quilter. I am a quilter for hire.  Have been for quite a long time, however I've… Continue reading Quilting

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Thread Part 2

Practicing with the good thread certainly goes a long way toward improving machine quilting. Understanding tension helps - basic rule of tension reduce it.  Make sure your presser foot is in the highest position before trying to change the tension.  When I was beginning to learn the machine quilting process, I would try and change… Continue reading Thread Part 2

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Maine Quilts part 1

Visiting vendors at a quilt show is delightful.  The different fabrics and tools they have available are different than those lqs's near home.  It's also an opportunity to support other local quilt shops or businesses. Hand dyed fabric attracts my attention.  When I saw the Rainbow Dyes booth I knew something would go into the… Continue reading Maine Quilts part 1

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Venetian Lace Update

Elizabeth Rosenbergs Venetian Lace really speaks to me in an unusual way.   First of all doing appliqué in a combined fusing and stitching...not normally my favorite in quilting.   A few years back when I learned about fusible appliqué I was a happy quilter.  This is a process I can get in to! As… Continue reading Venetian Lace Update