19 11, 2013

Quiltcast #13

By |November 19th, 2013|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

I hope you are enjoying the Quiltcast! The feedback we’ve had so far has been great, and we welcome your emails and comments here!

Today we are chatting about what we are sewing for gifts this year, or liked making in years past. (For others, and maybe for ourselves!)

Zip pouches

Table runners – check out the Baby […]

13 11, 2013

Quiltcast #12 – Our Wishlists

By |November 13th, 2013|podcast, Quiltcast|8 Comments

Grand to mundane gift ideas for quilters, and what April and I have on our dream lists!

Sewing Table, SewEzi or Koala cabinets

Sewing Machine – April is having major tension issues with her 30 year old Bernina and hoping to upgrade in the next 6 months, so far she’s considering this Bernina, Janome, and is planning […]

5 11, 2013

Quiltcast #11

By |November 5th, 2013|podcast, Quiltcast|4 Comments

Today we are talking about sharing your passion through blogging.

Whether you are starting a blog, or looking for ways to maintain your blog, we have some tips! Listen in here.





flickr.com – photo hosting


Button code generator

Sew, Mama, Sew – Giveaway day coming December 9


Staying warm post mentioned :)

Adsense, afflilate marketing, analytics


All of our episodes are available here, and […]

30 10, 2013

Quiltcast #10 – Market Round Up

By |October 30th, 2013|podcast, Quiltcast|23 Comments

Hi friends! If you haven’t been listening yet, check out the Quiltcast! With Blogger’s Quilt Festival going strong this week, I put together a few snippets from Market last weekend. All of our episodes are available here, and on iTunes, plug in for your next piecing project!

Natalia Bonner mentioned her new book, co-written with Kathleen Whiting (aka […]

16 10, 2013

Quiltcast #8

By |October 16th, 2013|podcast, Quiltcast|14 Comments

April and I talk about where to begin when learning to quilt, or teaching a friend to quilt! Lots of helpful tips and information for the beginner, or beginning to teach, and some of our personal strategies for success!  Success is a new quilting addict – of course!

Tutorials by Amy and April.

1, 2, 3 Quilt by […]

9 10, 2013

Quiltcast #7

By |October 9th, 2013|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 , […]

1 10, 2013

Quiltcast #6

By |October 1st, 2013|podcast, Quiltcast|0 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 […]

18 09, 2013

Quiltcast #4

By |September 18th, 2013|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 […]

10 09, 2013

Quiltcast #3

By |September 10th, 2013|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 […]

3 09, 2013

Quiltcast #2

By |September 3rd, 2013|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 […]

27 08, 2013

Introducing – The Quiltcast

By |August 27th, 2013|podcast, Quiltcast|16 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 […]

18 11, 2010

Spinning Pinwheels Quilt Pattern

By |November 18th, 2010|pattern|9 Comments

Wow it’s been a slow week here!  I’ve been getting this pattern ready to sell and taking care of a few other details for The Sewing Summit, along with a cold in the house (4 kids – need I say more?) my time has been stretched.

I shared this quilt for Blogger’s Quilt Festival, and have […]