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Summary Sunday: Carousel Quilt Along and UFO Progress

Posted at April 26th, 2015
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Quilt Alongs, Summary Sunday, UFOs
Carousel quilt

I finally turned on the sewing machine, after 90 days away from it, and I’m thrilled to be sewing again.

We Love Friday: Meet John Kubiniec – Aurifil’s April Designer

Posted at April 24th, 2015
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Categories: We Love Friday
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Aurifil April 2015 Aurifil Designer John Kubiniec

It’s time for Aurifil’s April Designer of the month, and this time up, we have John Kubiniec!

Let’s Quilt Wednesday: Selecting Five UFOs and Deciding Their Fate

Posted at April 22nd, 2015
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Let's Quilt Wednesday, UFOs

I mentioned in last Thursday’s post that I would be choosing 5 UFOs from my pile and deciding what to do with them, and I thought today would be as good a day as any to start! If you’re playing along, I want you to choose a couple of UFOs to make some decisions on.

Cutting Up Monday: What Is Fabric Die Cutting?

Posted at April 20th, 2015
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Categories: Cutting Up Monday

I’ve been writing about and making quilts using a fabric die cutter for years now, and it still surprises me when I encounter someone who doesn’t know about fabric die cutting. So if you are not sure what fabric die cutting is, I’ll try to explain it to you in today’s Cutting Up post.

Wildcard Thursday: What’s Your Oldest Unfinished Project?

Posted at April 16th, 2015
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Categories: UFOs, Wildcard Thursday

It’s Wildcard Thursday, and today I want to talk about UFOs… those unfinished quilting projects that everyone seems to have.

May 20, 2010. That’s the date of my oldest UFO. I call it my “forever project”, because it’s a scrappy double wedding ring, and the thing is just going to take forever to finish stitching.

Talk n’ Tips Tuesday: The Best Time to Prewash Your Fabric

Posted at April 14th, 2015
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Talk n' Tips Tuesday
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Sometimes, people send me emails to ask clarifying questions about something they’ve read or seen in a magazine or video. I usually respond back via email, but sometimes the questions are the kind that I think lots of people have, and I think it’s better to share them more broadly. This question about pre-washing fabrics comes from Irene in Canada.

Summary Sunday: Laundry, UFOs, and Books

Posted at April 12th, 2015
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Summary Sunday
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Today is Sunday, and in my world, it’s Laundry Day. It also happens to be the only day this week that is relatively calm and relaxing. Not that I intend to relax, mind you, but if I were – today would be it.

We Love Friday: Fly Me to the Moon Art Quilt Call for Entries

Posted at April 10th, 2015
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Categories: We Love Friday
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While I was at the Creative Arts Business Summit a few weeks ago, I met a quilt artist names Susanne Jones. She does these amazing realistic art pieces, and I’m still trying to figure out how she made the roast beef in this quilt of hers.

Let’s Quilt Wednesday: Meet Audrey Hepburn, My Vintage National Reversew Machine

Posted at April 8th, 2015
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Let's Quilt Wednesday

Last November, on Small Business Saturday, I was at the local quilt shop when I spotted a bunch of vintage machines on a table in the classroom. I made a bee-line toward them, and started chatting up Susan Sobon, who newly-owned the array of machines. With them was a Featherweight, a super-cute toy chain stitch machine, and a Montgomery Ward-badged National Reversew.

Cutting Up Monday: Tame Your Fat Quarter Obsession with the Fat Quarter Wrap Die

Posted at April 6th, 2015
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Cutting Up Monday, Die-Cutting, Tutorials
Sizzix Fat Quarter Wrap Die

Do you have a collection of fat quarters stashed away somewhere? Well in my studio, they used to be just stashed away, but now they are starting to leak out of their containers. Here’s a great way to organize them.