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Cuttin’ Up Monday: 5 Essential Dies for the Serious Beginner

Posted at June 27th, 2016
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Cutting Up Monday, CUTTING, CRAFTING & QUILTING, Die-Cutting, EDUCATION, Tips
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My Take Flight block - Uses 4" finished HST, 2-1/2" strip die (to cut squares), and the 4" finished triangle-in-a-square

A question that I get multiple times per week from people new to the die cutting world is, “What dies should I get?” This is sometimes a hard question to answer, but I think I’ve come up with the must-have dies for anyone, especially a beginner.

BIG Changes Here at the Studio…

Posted at June 25th, 2016
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Behind the Scenes, RUNNING THE BIZ, Small Business Saturday
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Saturday

This has been a hell of a week, folks.  With one assistant out with a hurt elbow, another out with a sick kid, one with a sick parent, and another just sick, I’m sitting here in a pile of 600 unfolded fat quarters dealing with my life changing in a BIG way.

Cutting Up Monday: 5 Reasons the AccuQuilt Studio Smokes the GO! Big

Posted at June 6th, 2016
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Cutting Up Monday, Die-Cutting, Tips
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Ebony Love's AccuQuilt Studio

Recently, someone asked me this question:

“You mentioned that you REALLY like your Studio 2, but may I ask why you like it so much better than the Go Big Electric?”

Oh girlfriend; how much time do you have? :)

Cutting Up Monday: Quilt Market Recap in the Die-Cutting World

Posted at May 30th, 2016
Posted by Ebony
Categories: Cutting Up Monday, CUTTING, CRAFTING & QUILTING, Die-Cutting
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Market is a cool place to see new things in the quilt industry, especially in the area of die cutting. The two major players in this die-cutting game are Sizzix and AccuQuilt. They always present new dies at each Market, and this one included some cool ones.

Quilt Market Recap, or How I Spent 5 Days in a Scooter

Posted at May 29th, 2016
Posted by Ebony
Categories: HAVING FUN!, Quilt Market, Summary Sunday
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Quilt Market was 2 weeks ago, and I feel like I’m still recovering; isn’t Market always like that? If you’ve never heard of Quilt Market, it’s basically an industry trade show for designers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other industry professionals to connect and share their newest product offerings. They are held twice a year; the spring Market rotates cities (this year it was Salt Lake), and the fall Market is always held in Houston. This year found me riding around in a scooter; my present health didn’t allow me to walk the 25-30 miles over 5 days that I would […]

Tribute to a Prince: Let’s Get Cutting!

Posted at May 19th, 2016
Posted by Ebony
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Categories: CUTTING, CRAFTING & QUILTING, Die-Cutting, HAVING FUN!, Quilt Alongs, Wildcard Thursday
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Tribute to a Prince Quilt by Ebony Love

Is all your purple fabric ready? I’m working on my Tribute to a Prince quilt, and cutting all the purple Kona I have into equilateral triangles.

While I’ve been dealing with some health issues over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to continue to progress on various projects. This purple quilt is one that I felt well enough to work on, after my assistant moved the die cutter for me so I could cut.

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

Posted at April 30th, 2016
Posted by Ebony
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
Posted by Ebony
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Categories: Let's Quilt Wednesday
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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
Posted by Ebony
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Categories: Summary Sunday
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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
Posted by Ebony
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.