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Learning to Machine Applique

On Saturday I took my first quilting class by Karen Kay Buckley where we learned how to machine applique. Karen was gracious enough to snap a photo with me after a long day of learning and sewing: Karen Kay Buckley & I In addition to learning and playing with a machine applique piece, I also went shopping at her display. I bought an adjustable square which I am sure will save me a lot of time and money on individual rulers. This gives me as small as 4″ and as large as 24.5″ to square up my quilt! Here is

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Christmas Wedding Quilt

For my cousin Michelle’s wedding on August 11, 2012, I made this cozy queen-sized winter quilt. She loves winter and Christmas so I was inspired to use flannel and reindeer prints. This quilt I did free motion stipple quilting using a “homemade frame” and my domestic sewing machine. Read more about this quilt here.  

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“Three Little Piggies” German Baby Quilt

In November 2013 I created this commissioned baby blanket with the German version of the “Three Little Piggies” poem inscribed in thread on the outer borders. This is one of the first quilts I made on my long-arm machine and frame using a free-motion loop pattern. Read more about this quilt here Photo Credit: More Than A Mom I’m sharing at these blog parties.

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November 2010 Wedding Quilt

I was nominated on Facebook to show three works I have made for 5 days. I have already posted some on my More Than A Mom blog but I thought the subject was interesting and I want to share them with The Ruthless Crafter blog also. You may enjoy reading about my quilting journey as I increase the complexity of techniques and as the sewing machines I use have evolved. This queen-sized quilt was made for my cousin Diana​’s wedding in November 2010. I believe it was the second quilt I ever made. I used a walking foot on my

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Organizing Sewing Needles & Pins

I have 4 sewing machines. My 8 year old daughter and I each have a basic Kenmore, I have a serger, and I have my long-arm quilting machine. Each of these machines has their own needles and I use different lengths of pins for a variety of projects. Now how to organize them all so I can find them when I need them? The Domestic Diva’s Disaster’s blog has also had this problem and she posted an informative article on just how to organize the needles and pins. What is your favourite tip and/or how do you organize your supplies?

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Quilt Binding Basics

Many quilters I know (including myself) find the binding bitter-sweet. In some ways it is wonderful knowing that once complete your project is done. In other ways making and attaching the binding fabric is quite fiddly and time-consuming. Heather, from The Sewing Loft has created a picture tutorial “Quilt Binding Made Simple”. Credit: The Sewing Loft blog

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Scrap Jar Star Quilt Tutorial

I am starting to get quite a lot of scraps from my quilt and sewing projects. What to do with them? Make a scrap quilt. Sometimes I find scrap quilts are “messy” looking. This Scrap Jar Star quilt from Gigi’s Thimble is stunning and doesn’t look very scrappy at all. Visit her blog for a FREE tutorial on creating this lovely piece of art (and scrap eater!!).

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Baby Chevron Quilt

I had the pleasure of long-arm quilting this purple and green chevron baby quilt for Irene B. of Bear Hug Quilts. The pantograph used is Mod Dotz. This is just off the long-arm frames so the binding still needs to be complete. The flow of the swirls versus the hard lines of the chevron really captivates me. The back view of the quilt. I’m sharing this post at these linky parties.

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Baby’s Memory Blanket

One of my sorority sisters asked me to make her a blanket using her son’s blankets and baby clothes. I used 98% of the baby items on the front and the back. I also used a layer of cotton batting plus a layer of polyester mid-loft to give it that extra coziness you can see. I chose a free-hand meander on my long-arm machine to give it just enough density to make the negative space puff up. My “sister” and I were both proud of how it turned out. Thank you for letting me help you cherish your son’s baby

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Turn Any Photo into a Pixelated Pattern

Interested in turning a photo into a quilt pattern? I suppose this could work for crochet or knitting or cross stitching or pretty much any craft idea. Source: Make blog  I’m sharing this post at these linky parties.

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Hi! I'm Elizabeth

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