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Quiltcast #7

Posted on October 9th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 4 comments

Our favorite ways to piece quilts, and get things done!

And tips to keep us focused, and on task.

Headphones to hear over my machine. Klipsch Image ONE  (I’ve been catching up on Parenthood and Brothers & Sisters)

Seam Fix – Seam Ripper And Thread Remover

Masking Tape

Ruler- 1 1/2″x 6 1/2″

Sewline Pencil

Walking Foot

Bamboo Stiletto

Thread – Aurifil Thread 50wt , Superior So Fine!

Sharp needles – Titanium Coated Needles by Superior

Cuticle Creme

Visit April to see how she sews HST units without marking the diagonals – I’m really curious too!

Share your top 5 with us in the comments.

All of our episodes are available here, and on iTunes.

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Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes as well – Thanks!

Amy



Quiltcast #6

Posted on October 1st, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. No Comments

Our longest Quiltcast to date, the subject of fabric made us quite chatty!

We are talking about the substrates available, and our personal inclinations.

Flannels, voile, velveteen, rayon, home dec, linen, coated cotton -

Do you sew garments for yourself?

Modern Neutrals is available here.

 

Top 5 Current fabric lines

April – Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander

Party Streamer by Allison Glass

Technicolor by Emily Herrick

Bungalow by Joel Dewberry

Shirtings Floral Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings

Little Things by Arin Turnmire

All time favorite – Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt

Amy -  Lottie da by Heather Bailey

Barcelona by  Zen Chic

Just my Type by Patty Young

Glimma Lotta Jansdotter

Solids Kona/Bella/Cotton Couture

All time favorite – Wonderland

 

Amy Smart’s Peppermint Pinwheels Tutorial

All of our episodes are available here, and on iTunes.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes as well – Thanks!

Amy



Quiltcast #4

Posted on September 18th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 4 comments

Today April and I chat about our favorite traditional quilt blocks and how we like to make them unique, and current. Share your favorite blocks with us in the comments!

 

Beth found some snips that she loves. She didn’t have the brand available, but I’m guessing they are Havel’s or Famore’s snips. I use the rainbow pair of Famore snips, and April has a Fiskars snip that she keeps hidden from her kiddos!

I haven’t mentioned this on the blog yet, but I am a new contributor to Quilty! I’m talking about quilting on your domestic machine in each new installment of Quilty, if you are just getting started, this entire mag is a great resource for you! There’s also lots of great quilt patterns too – be sure to check it out :)

 

Download the pdf of blocks - Top 5 … Read More »



Quiltcast #3

Posted on September 10th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 4 comments

Hey! You guys get us – yay! This week Amy and April recap Amy’s trip to Wisconsin for Quilt Expo, and talk about their creative processes. Check out our top 5 sources of inspiration, and share your inspiration sources.

Available on iTunes – just click here! Or scroll down to listen in your browser.

Show notes :

Completely hand pieced and quilted this quilt was beautiful to look at. I was amazed by her tiny hand stitches and all the details included.

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Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

Quilt design software mentioned : Electric Quilt 7 also available Quilt Design Wizard this is a simplified option, with less features.

Design process – keeping a notebook of ideas, EQ7 to draft patterns, audition fabrics, and first round of fabric calculations.

Button Box Quilt -

Making a quilt for myself is always a treat! … Read More »



Quiltcast #2

Posted on September 3rd, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 3 comments

Learn more about Amy and April as we share more of our own stories, when and how we started quilting, and eventually blogging. When designing quilts became a part of our daily lives, and some of the notions that have been in our toolbox since the beginning.

Available on iTunes – just click here! Or scroll down to listen in your browser.

Show notes :

In case you’ve been looking for April’s quilt she mentioned last week, it’s adorable, and she posted it here.  Check it out and encourage her to keep blogging :)

We mentioned a number of great notions and tools – are any of these your tried and true notions?

I use Nikon D50 April uses Nikon D5100, which is the newer more mega-pixel option.

Bernina Patchwork foot or snap on 1/4″ Quilting … Read More »



Introducing – The Quiltcast

Posted on August 27th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 15 comments

I’m excited to start on a new adventure with all of you today! I’ve been making plans all summer, and stocking on up on a little bit of equipment to record and produce a podcast! April and I recorded the first episode this morning and look forward to getting together weekly and share more.

The podcast will be on iTunes soon, until then you can scroll down and listen in your browser!

Now available on iTunes – just click here!

 

Show Notes :

Special thanks to my husband, Joe, who did his best to edit out our first round of podcast errors. We are a work in progress, and promise to continue to make it even better!

April can be found online here, and plans to post about the quilt she mentioned in the podcast right away! I can’t wait to see it! While you … Read More »






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