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22 04, 2015

Quiltcast #72 :: Current Happenings

By |April 22nd, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

A quick catch up with April, while baby Hazel napped for a few minutes. For sweet, new baby pictures, visit April’s instagram!

Check out fabric images here and here. And shop for patterns here and here.

We will be back next week with a more complete podcast – Thanks for listening!

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our […]

2 04, 2015

Quiltcast #71 :: Sewing for Babys

By |April 2nd, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Most everyone knows an expecting mom, and sewing for a new baby or mom is always fun! Check our group of tutorials before you sew a gift for the next baby shower.

Amy’s new fabric and patterns can be seen here, and April’s new fabric can be seen here!

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Latch cover

Cart covers

Single layer flannel swaddling blankets

Changing mat with […]

25 03, 2015

Quiltcast #70 :: Quilty Housekeeping

By |March 25th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Battings and labels are both needed in our quilts even if they aren’t the main attraction, but there’s so many options for both! Listen in for our favorite battings and ways to label a quilt.

Check at your local quilt shop, or long armer to purchase batting.

Cotton, polyester battings are most commonly found.

Warm & Natural is 90% […]

19 03, 2015

Quiltcast #69 :: What’s Your Favorite Color?

By |March 19th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Making a gift for someone can be very rewarding and fun, but the color palette is often a challenge! Here’s our tips for finding the right colors for the gifts you are sewing.

What’s your favorite color?

Check out current decor in their home, and use it as a jumping off point.

What color do you not like?

Check […]

4 03, 2015

Quiltcast #68 :: Selecting Patterns for Your Precuts

By |March 4th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Use those precuts that (somehow) collect on your fabric shelves! Learn what to look for when selecting patterns for your precuts, and get started on your next quilt!

Find a pattern that uses a background so you can add a solid precut, or yardage for additional contrast, and a bigger quilt.

To highlight your fabrics, don’t cut […]

25 02, 2015

Quiltcast #67 :: Growing a Fabric Stash (& Chat with Jenny Doan)

By |February 25th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Just home from Quiltcon, I’ve got a few experiences to share, and I was fortunate enough to sit down with Jenny Doan to talk about ModBlock. April and I are also talking about what to look for when growing a fabric stash!

The photos of quilts at Quiltcon, that I took are here.

ModBlock is available here!

Missouri Star […]

18 02, 2015

Quiltcast #66 :: Top 5 Apps

By |February 18th, 2015|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Catch up with us, and what we’ve been working on in our studios.

Check out the Pillow Collective details here. And enter April’s book contest here.

 

April’s favorite apps:

Kindle

Duolingo

Rhonna Designs

Kaufman Quilt Calculator

Lynda.com

Craftsy

 

Amy’s favorite apps:

WordSwag

Pages Facebook manager

Pinterest

One King’s Lane

Cooking Light

 

 

Our shared Pinterest boards – Stitched Gifts, Gifts for Quilters, Quilt Storage, Fabric Storage

Those are our current fave’s share […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]