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Blog Tour: Me & My 18” Doll by Erin Hentzel

Me & My 18'' Doll Sew 20+ Matching Outfits, Accessories & Quilts for the Girl in Your LifeErin Hentzel Avery Lane SewingPublished by C&T 8.5" x 11" 64 pages  Softcover, $24.95; Ebook, $19.99 If memory serves I met Erin on a shuttle from Pittsburgh Quilt Market to the airport on my way home. She'd just… Continue reading Blog Tour: Me & My 18” Doll by Erin Hentzel

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Book Review Day: step-by-step Texture Quilting Christina Cameli

step-by-step Texture Quilting 65 NEW Free-motion & Walking-Foot DesignsChristina Cameli stash books $24.95, softcover; $19.99 eBookChristina happened to wander through the Northcott booth at Spring Quilt Market and we had a few minutes to chat. She gave me a copy of her book, I set it down at the table where I was working, and… Continue reading Book Review Day: step-by-step Texture Quilting Christina Cameli

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Travelogue and more

Before I get to the long overdue Travelogue I'm going to share something really exciting but I can only share part of it. Last night I received an image of the front cover of my book from the my Book Designer at C&T. You can understand why I'm exciting, why this finally feels so real.… Continue reading Travelogue and more

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Blog Tour: Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Congratulations Claire! You're the winner of the book!!! Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary: 3 Steps to Joyful Machine Stitching in 21 DaysJenny K LyonC&T Publishing96 pages, 8 1/2 x 11softcover, $27.99; eBook, $22.99 Learning to free-motion quilt is daunting as there are a lot of moving parts, literally. In Free-motion Quilting From Ordinary to… Continue reading Blog Tour: Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary

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Blog Tour: Doll Dress Boutique by Erin Hentzel

Doll Dress Boutique: a dress for every occasion = sew 40+ projects for 18'' dolls Erin Hentzel of Avery Lane Sewing C&T Publishing 64 pages plus 16 page pattern pullout 8.5x11 Softcover: $22.95 e-book: $18.99 I met Erin in Salt Lake City at Spring International Quilt Market in 2014 where her first book, Sew in Style… Continue reading Blog Tour: Doll Dress Boutique by Erin Hentzel

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Reminders are a Quilters Best Friend

My favorite boss of all time said frequently, "We don't need new teaching, we need reminders." I'm going add that learning and teaching the basics is essential. A while back I wrote a post on having "the talk" Around the same time I wrote this on a popular social media site: You are a smart,… Continue reading Reminders are a Quilters Best Friend

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Book Review Day: teeny-tiny Quilts

teeny-tiny Quilts 35 miniature projects tips & techniques for success Donna Lynn Thomas 112 pages softcover $29.95 e-book $23.99 all photos courtesy C&T Publishing C&T Interview with Donna I can actually see this tip working on any sized quilt simply because it's a brilliant tip: "Sometimes there’s no perfect pressing solution. In that case, if… Continue reading Book Review Day: teeny-tiny Quilts