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Welcome to my newly designed website thanks to my talented friend and designer, Sally of Cappataggle Creative.  My website is now responsive so it should be easier to place orders or read posts from your devices.  A new wholesale page is planned and will be coming soon-ish.  Under “Sew Alongs” … Read More

EQ Stash Flash Sale

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The other day, I was wishing that I had the Kona solids as coloring options or fabric choices in EQ7. It wasn’t the first time that I had wished that, so I decided to look into it.  And guess what? It’s been an option since 2014.  I had missed it … Read More

The Daylight Company

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At QuiltCon, I had the opportunity to use Wafer Lightboxes by the Daylight Company in my paper piecing classrooms. They were a lifesaver! My sewing space at home is full of natural light so seeing through my fabric to the foundation lines is not normally a problem for me during … Read More

What Will You Do For a Quilt Photo?

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Yesterday, when I wrote about this quilt, I told you that I thought I needed to write another post about all the silly situations I have been in while taking photos of my quilts. I hope you will share some of your stories too. While I was taking the pictures … Read More

Patchwork Heart Baby Quilt

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My daughter’s teacher recently announced that she was having a baby.  That day, Penny came home asking if we could make a baby quilt for her. I told her that she had to do some investigating first and find out what colors her teacher was planning on using the in … Read More

Sixty Seconds Quilt

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I thought I would share another quilt from my book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design today.  I named this quilt Sixty Seconds because I based my design on the traditional hourglass block.  I divided up the space a little bit differently though.  My hourglasses are asymmetrical, improvisationally … Read More

Sea Glass Quilt

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I just returned from QuiltCon in Savannah where I taught three classes, one of which was Improv Paper Piecing, based on the shape based section of my new book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design.  I really enjoyed teaching this class.  While I was writing this book, … Read More

Bamboo Table Runner Pattern is Ready

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The Bamboo Table Runner project that I showed yesterday can now be purchased as a PDF pattern in my shops.  Links are in my sidebar to Etsy, Craftsy or my Pattern Shop. The bamboo table runner is minimalist and striking, finishing at 12” x 31”. In addition to the table … Read More