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Barn Quilts

My in-laws live in a small northern Ontario town. On our way up from southern Ontario we pass many farms. As a quilter I have noticed many barns that have “barn quilts” on them and have always wondered about the significance and admired the beauty and uniqueness of each block. I have wondered if they were wood or fabric pieces too. Perhaps there were a few of each as we zipped by. Sewing with Nancy recently posted about barn quilts and it intrigued me to do some searching. Interestingly enough, there are  actual Ontario Barn Quilt Trails. Have you noticed barn

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Reindeer & Polar Bear Christmas Tree Skirt

As I mentioned a few times (here and here), I participated in three craft shows this November. It was a good experience and opportunity to promote my The Ruthless Crafter business. Over the next few days I will highlight the items that I made. Some of them you will find for sale on my Etsy shop. Today I am showing you my reindeer and polar bear Christmas tree skirt. My favourite part of this one is the scalloped edges – so elegant! In this photo the scalloped edges are really clear. Love them! A closeup of the reindeer, polar bear,

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No Quilt Border or Multiple Borders?

Modern quilters tend to not use borders at all while traditional quilts have borders. If you are looking for inspiration on using multiple borders, check out this Craftsy blog post all about it. When Fall Leaves quilt photo via Craftsy member Diane Knott What is your favourite or personal style of bordering quilts?

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Craft Shows 2014

This afternoon I will be at my third and final craft show for the season. Three weekends in a row sitting and smiling and engaging potential present and future clients. I believe it is important to have a presence in the community for word of mouth and face-to-face to be a potential business attraction. I know myself I prefer to do business with people who I “know” rather than a sterile webpage. Crafting is all about art and the human reaction to it and that is how I would like to represent my business. The product may not have been

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Nifty Strip-Piecing Trick for Quilters

I am always looking for tips and tricks to make my quilting more efficient. Check out this “Nifty Strip Piecing Trick” by Bloom and Blossom. Photo Credit: Bloom and Blossom Do you have any tips and trips for piecing? I’d love to read about it in the comments below!

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Animal Quilt

This 24″ by 38″ panel quilt has a cozy flannel front. The back is also flannel picturing frogs. I used a wide blue satin ribbon for sensory stimulation. The batting is 100% cotton and it is a very cozy quilt. To quilt I used invisible thread and outlined each animal for definition.  

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Circus Baby Quilt

This circus-themed quilt was given to my second cousin’s son. What does that make him? My second cousin once-removed or a third cousin? Anyhow, they loved it! The front panel is 100% cotton panel front and I used a blue checked flannel back and binding. I quilted a free motion loop with my long-arm quilting machine.

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Bath Time Baby Quilt

I quilted this adorable baby quilt with a free motion loop on my long arm machine at the end of 2013. The panel is 100% cotton with a pink gingham flannel back and binding. Baby in Bubble Bath Front is a 100% cotton panelBatting is 100% cottonBack is pink gingham Flannel Quilted free hand on my long-arm machine. All work done by me! Measures: 34.5″ by 43″

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Welcome to your Regularly Scheduled Program

Last week I announced that I am starting a new business venture, The Ruthless Crafter(see the announcement post here). While I am excited to move forward on this new venture, I spent a lot of time weighing the benefits of keeping More Than A Mom alive. After all, I have been writing on it since April 2008!! So, after much debate, I have decided to continue with this blog. It has such a special place in my heart as it has seen my children grow up – and they still have a lot of growing to do! I will aim

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The Ruthless Crafter

Knit, Crochet & Quilts by Elizabeth theruthlesscrafter.wordpress.com It has been far too long since I have been here. I needed a bit of breathing room to re-evaluate where this blog was going and what I am going to do now that next month my baby is entering grade one and my eldest is entering grade 3!! I am still doing my home daycare business but I feel that I need something *more*. Ever feel like that? After months (yes, I realise it has been 6 months!!) of brainstorming I have finally decided to open an online eBoutique as well as

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About Elizabeth

Hi! I'm Elizabeth

Welcome to More Than A Mom, a space for daydreamers and creative thinkers who are obsessed with improving yourself, your home, and loving your family.

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