My road to quilting hasn’t been all that long. I started quilting about 8 years ago and immediately fell in love with it. I wanted a new sewing machine, it was suppose to be just to make things for around the house like curtains and pillows. I bought my machine at Joanns, it’s a Viking… Continue reading My Longarm Quilting Journey!!!!
I have not been a fan of using sheets for backings. Not that I have ever used a sheet as a backing, so no real experience , but only because I’ve always heard that its not a good idea. Well I had a customer want to bring me two t-shirt quilts and use… Continue reading Sheets as Backings
Along with always wanting to do longarm quilting, I’ve also had the desire to do embroidery. My current sewing machine will do basic embroidery but I want to be able to help my customers give their quilts that extra touch. It would be nice to add a label, personalizing your quilt, or to add… Continue reading Coming Soon!!!! My Bernina E16 Embroidery Machine
Would you like to receive a free pattern book by Tricia Cribbs? Your choice from 5 different Turning Ten or Turning Twenty books. Just drop off a quilt for Quilting that’s 70×70 or bigger, and receive your pattern book, a $10.95 or more value. I’ve pieced several patterns using these books, the patterns are… Continue reading Free Pattern Book by Tricia Cribbs
44th Annual Quilters Unlimited Show Over 600 quilts exhibited by QU members. The quilt collection “Inspired by the National Parks” exhibited. 70 retail vendors offering fabric, notions and other quilt related products. Additional Features: Free Educational Demos, Member made Boutique Items, Exciting Classes for a fee offered by Talented Quilters and Fiber Artists.
Well its over – For 5 months I was waiting and looking forward to this weekend, and now just like that – I can’t believe it but its over. Lori , her crew and everyone at “Thread Runs Thru it”, did an awesome job planning the Conference. The Gammill conference was at the Wyndam in Glen Allen Virginia. … Continue reading Gammill Conference Weekend – Longarm Classes
What kind of weekend did I have you ask!!!! It was a great one – it was just about an all quilting weekend, or quilting related weekend. I managed to get one UFO completed, it only needed borders – but its been like that for about 2 month so it was about time to get… Continue reading A Quilting Weekend
Acronyms and Definitions used in the Quilting World. BOM = Block of the Month DSM = Domestic Sewing Machine FQ = Fat Quarter FMQ= Free Motion Quilt HST = Half-Square Triangle LAQ= Long Arm Quilter LQS = Local Quilt Shop MAQ = Mid-Arm Quilter PhD = Projects half Done TGIF = Thank God It’s Finished! TOT =… Continue reading Acronyms and Definitions used by Quilters
I think I’m perfecting the art of stashing fabric. All these years and my husband thought the cabinet in our spare bedroom was to store pillows, blankets and sheets.
For many quilts I piece, I like to use Jelly rolls, so I thought I’d share some tips for sewing with strips…jelly roll (or 2 1/2″ wide strips), honey buns (1 1/2″ wide strips), and even larger strips all save time for quilters. But there are some helpful tips that can help make your strip sewing more… Continue reading Cutting Jelly Rolls
Last weekend was the Mid Atlantic Quilt show in Hampton Virginia, over 160 vendors showcasing new and exciting quilt patterns, fabrics artwork, tools and quilting supplies. Over 500 Quilts and pieces of art were on display, I couldn’t believe some of the quilts – just beautiful and amazing work. I also found a lot of… Continue reading Mid Atlantic Quilt Show – Quilt Show