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Small Business Saturday: When a Semi-Annual Newsletter Isn’t Enough

Posted at April 30th, 2016
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Categories: Small Business Saturday
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Saturday

I am my own worst enemy. I need to start sending newsletters more often, but I’m not quite sure what would be of most interest to people.

Tribute to a Prince: Choosing the Right Sized Triangle

Posted at April 27th, 2016
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Tribute to a Prince Quilt by Ebony Love

With the fabric selected for my Tribute to a Prince quilt, it’s time to move on to the next step: choosing the right triangle for the quilt.

Tribute to a Prince: My Purple Quilt to Remember Him By

Posted at April 24th, 2016
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Tribute to a Prince Quilt by Ebony Love

How do you process strong emotions or lock-in important memories? If you’re like me, you make quilts. Right now, I’m grieving the loss of a musical genius.

Shifting the Mindset: From Quilt Along to Quilting Class

Posted at April 10th, 2016
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Categories: Behind the Scenes, RUNNING THE BIZ, Small Business Saturday
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Saturday

I woke up to an epiphany this morning: I don’t host online quilt alongs, I teach quilting classes.

The REAL Cost of Online Quilting Classes

Posted at April 2nd, 2016
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Categories: ANNOUNCEMENTS, Small Business Saturday
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Saturday

Saturday

Can we talk frankly for a few minutes?

I’ve been struggling for the past few months with something I know I need to do, but that I know a lot of people won’t like.

Cutting Up Monday: Using a Die Cutter to Bisect a Block (Disappearing Nine Patch)

Posted at February 29th, 2016
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Block5Collage

The Splendid Sampler continues with Pat and Jane, and the latest block, Simple Simon, gives me a great opportunity to talk to you about using your dies in a different way.

We Love Friday: Die Cut Applique Tips for Splendid Sampler Block 4

Posted at February 26th, 2016
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4 - Happy Happy

Just because you’re die cutting doesn’t mean you’re limited to fusible or raw-edge applique. I know of at least four different techniques for applique using your dies, and I’d like to share a couple of those techniques with you today as we explore the Happy Happy block by Jen Kingwell.

Cutting Up Monday: 4 Tips When Die Cutting Isn’t An Option

Posted at February 22nd, 2016
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What happens when you encounter something that you want to make, but it can’t be die cut? Block 3 of the Splendid Sampler is a perfect opportunity to illustrate that situation, and I wanted to take today’s post to show you what I do when a block can’t be die cut. As an aside: technically, Melissa’s awesome block CAN be die cut; it starts out with rectangles and squares, and it’s pretty straightforward to do the cutting.  Here’s the die chart if you just want to make the block she designed. Die Cutting Chart for Lots of Love Fabric (Qty) […]

We Love Friday: Splendid Sampler Block 2 Die Cutting

Posted at February 19th, 2016
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Wings Collage Splendid Sampler Block 2 Die Cutting

Need some die-cutting tips for Splendid Sampler Block 2?

Cutting Up Monday: Splendid Sampler Block 1 Die Cutting

Posted at February 15th, 2016
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Are you participating in Pat & Jane’s Splendid Sampler? I’m one of the 80+ block designers invited to participate in this project, and I thought I’d contribute a little more to the project by offering up some tips for die cutting these adorable little blocks.