I was listening to a program recently that brought to mind my own previous misconceptions about computerized quilting and prompted me to put together a video to show a few aspects that might also help dispel any ideas others have about how it works. The software that runs on my Gammill Statler Stitcher allows me… Continue reading Longarm Quilting – Computerized and still Creative!
One of my goals for this new year was to get things organized so I could put my Free Motion Quilting for Beginners class online. I finally got the recording done, for sit down and long arm quilters and, during the editing process, the seriousness of our current global crisis became very real in our… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting Class for Beginners
As usual, I'm a bit late to the game when it comes to cool new things that can be made from fabric LOL. However, I have been wanting to make an official Jelly Roll Rug for a while now and finally got dow to doing it. I love the finished rug - even though it… Continue reading Jelly Roll Rug
If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you will know that piecing quilt tops is my least favourite part of quilting. I do it when I need to, and once in a while it isn't too bad if it doesn't take too long LOL But I'm not like a lot of… Continue reading My very own Elephant Abstractions quilt!
Just wanted to share a quick video with a cool idea I got from Julia at Stitches by Julia for making some cute doodle stitched owl appliqués 🙂 Check out her Youtube channel too for tons of fun ideas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouCCM7iEYfU&feature=youtu.be
I recently spent a fun day with a friend who was willing to be a guest on a video I posted on my Youtube channel and Facebook pages. Luckily, she's a good sport with a sense of humour, and we spent as much time laughing as we did sewing! Check it out below, and be… Continue reading Featherweight Fun with a Friend
I started free motion quilting in 2015 on my old workhorse of a Pfaff using a darning foot, quickly realized I loved it and that I wanted a bigger throat space, so upgraded to a new domestic machine designed for quilters. With the eventual progression to bigger longarm machines in my studio, this new domestic… Continue reading For the Love of Vintage
I am happy to announce that after five years into a quilting journey that started because I wanted to make a little rug for my kitchen, I HAVE FINALLY MADE THE RUG! For the background that goes with this post, please check out my story here if you don't already know how I went from… Continue reading My Kitchen Rug – FINALLY!
I've mentioned already - and if not here, then in several other places! - that I sat down in the fall and pondered a few projects I had thought of maybe doing "some day" and made decisions about which ones I was going to go ahead with and how. I set some goals and one… Continue reading Hippie Trailer Quilt
As I stood over the trash can in my sewing room this morning about to dig for "crumbs", I faced an unavoidable truth: I've hit the point of no return. When I started quilting, I bought precuts for projects and used the scraps on the back of the quilts because I wanted nothing leftover to… Continue reading Crazy Quilt Lady