Tag Archives: sewing

M is for Museums of Quilts

Quilts often give us a chance to travel back in time. Imagine wrapping a quilt made by your mother, grandmother, aunt, or even great-grandmother. My friend and fellow author, Deborah has a quilt made by her mother-in-law, just for Deborah. … Continue reading

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Music, Food, and Quilts

Cajun cooking, jazz music, Mardi Gras parties, with all that going for it Louisiana must have quilts. They do, quilt guilds across the state, at least one show each year, and they have their own block. The Louisiana quilt block is a … Continue reading

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Hopping for Quilting

No rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma in the Quilt stores, especially in April. No, in April (April 24-May 3) we have the HOP THE RIVER SHOP HOP. An extravaganza of quilt store shopping that couldn’t be contained in one state. … Continue reading

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Wax Paper in the Sewing Room

  Save time and money. Shop at home. The time you save can be used working on a project. The money will go towards your next fabric purchase. Shopping at home allows us to finish our projects without making a … Continue reading

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Spoons in the Sewing Room

I love my wooden spoons. They serve several purposes. On the rare occasions that I cook, they are great for stirring mixes together, stirring food in the skillet or saucepan. I’ve even used it to move the ingredients in the … Continue reading

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31 Days of Sewing Tools From Around The House

Quilters,and sewists,  love gadgets. Even if we missed the shoe buying gene, the shopping gene, and the “must have chocolate” gene, we seemed to have managed to acquire the, “anything for the sewing room” gene. We have multiple sewing machines, … Continue reading

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Three Considerations when Looking for Quilt Show Venues

Location is the first consideration when planning a quilt show. You can read all five important ingredients for a quilt show here. Your location will depend on where you live, and what is available to you. You can make almost … Continue reading

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Using Zig Zag in Quilts

Thanks to Calico Connections for reminding me that a zig-zag stitch is often used in quilting. I’d planned to write about the Zig-Zag quilt which some call the Chevron, and can be made with half-square triangles. The problem is I … Continue reading

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Quilts, Tied, Unsewn, Washed and Versatile

Playing catch-up today. Tied or tacked quilts are most often relegated to the functional uses. In fact there are some, like my father, who don’t consider a tacked quilt a “real” quilt.  In his world, a tied quilt was a … Continue reading

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Sewing and Speaking

It’s Show and Tell Monday! Ok, it’s not, it’s just Monday. But, today is letter S for the A to Z challenge. Okay, it’s not even Monday, it’s Wednesday. The post was ready, except for a picture on Monday. Still … Continue reading

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