12 02, 2015

Quiltcast #65 :: Using Your Fabric Stash

By |February 12th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

Moving beyond fabric collections to make beautiful and unique quilts, with fabrics curated by you, from your fabric stash! April and I share tips to combine fabrics with success!

Here’s our tips, be sure to listen in for more info.

1 – A lot of your stash will be cohesive since you chose it to begin with.

2 – […]

6 02, 2015

Featuring Ben :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

By |February 6th, 2015|Featured Quilter|7 Comments

Today’s featured quitter is Ben! Ben blogs at Huntspatch Quilts, and has some fantastic quilts to share with us today. I hope you enjoy getting to know Ben a little better –

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting in 2011.  I had been intrigued by the idea for some time, and had thought I […]

4 02, 2015

Quiltcast #64 :: Fabric Storage

By |February 4th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Regardless of how big your fabric collection is, storing it nicely is a fun challenge for quilters everywhere! Listen in as April and I discuss our fabric storage solutions, and issues.

We tend to both use shelves to keep things organized –

Stacked fabric, in piles

-by color

-backing yardage in one zone

-solids by color, separate from prints

-minky/flannel; non-quilting […]

30 01, 2015

Featuring Nina Marie :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

By |January 30th, 2015|Featured Quilter|7 Comments

The best part of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, for me, is the huge variety of quilts, and thus inspiration. Today’s featured quilter has beautifully pieced, and striking art quilts to share! I hope you enjoy getting to know Nina Marie and her quilts better —

1. When did you begin quilting?
I began my great passion in […]

26 01, 2015

Current State of my Quilting Studio

By |January 26th, 2015|Baby Lock, Long Arm Quilting, random, work in progress|15 Comments

I shared my quilting studio space via Instagram yesterday, and thought I better keep it real, and put it up here too! It looks pretty messy still, but it’s all picked up and I can walk around a bit – huge improvement!

My Melody is dropped into the little table on the left, Crown Jewel is […]

23 01, 2015

Featuring Belinda :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

By |January 23rd, 2015|Featured Quilter|2 Comments

Little known fact – you can participate in the Blogger’s Quilt Festivals by sharing a Flickr link instead of a blog. That’s how today’s featured quilter, Belinda has shared her work in the Festivals! The main thing I ask, is that you still share the story of your quilt, along with the image. You can […]

21 01, 2015

Quiltcast #63 :: Quilt Storage

By |January 21st, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

As quilters we tend to collect quilts! Today April and I are sharing best practices in caring for and storing your quilts. We hope you will share your Quilt Storage solutions with us too!



April’s giveaway is happening here!

The Quilt Storage pin board is here.

Cardboard tube for rolling quilts.

Quilt Ladders, and display racks are always fun if […]

16 01, 2015

Featuring Yvonne :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

By |January 16th, 2015|Featured Quilter|9 Comments

I’m always inspired by the featured quilters, and today is no different! Today’s featured quilter is Yvonne, also known online, as Quilting Jetgirl. I hope you enjoy getting to know Yvonne, and her quilts more —

1. When did you begin quilting?

I started making my first quilt when I was 15 to have to use in college. […]

14 01, 2015

Quiltcast #62 :: Success in Quilting Patterns

By |January 14th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Sometimes piecing a successful quilt pattern is more challenging that you would like. We’ve all been there, when nothing is working, and frustration has set in, when it seems a blow torch, or seam ripper are the only options. Today we have some tips so that you can have success with quilting patterns. Listen in and […]

9 01, 2015

Featuring Kelly :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

By |January 9th, 2015|Featured Quilter|4 Comments

Thinking about the year to come, and this space, I decided that I needed to reinstate my features of other quilters! My pool of quilters is large with the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, and so I spent an hour looking through entries, and emailing a number of quilters that I liked, and you all seemed to […]

7 01, 2015

Quiltcast #61 :: Computerized Quilting – Is it for you?

By |January 7th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|4 Comments

Hi there! In the new year April and I are starting off with what could be a controversial topic for some : Quilting with a computer, does it take away from the art and tradition of the act of quilting? Listen in and share your thoughts with us!

Catching up from the last two weeks, the […]

5 01, 2015

New Year, New Projects!

By |January 5th, 2015|work in progress|3 Comments

Hi there! I knew my time at the computer would be much less with the kids home from school the last two weeks, but after a couple of days of trying, I decided to just leave work to wait, and enjoy my time with them. It has been such a nice couple of weeks with […]