Category: My Quilt Projects

Learning How to Use a Longarm Quilting Machine

Several months ago I set out to learn longarm quilting. My motivation–I’m terrible at quilting on my domestic machine! I haven’t gotten much past straight-line quilting and after many struggles with free motion I managed to put my machine in the repair shop. My first experience using a longarm came about when a friend offered

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Ode to Half Square Triangles

What can you say about the half square triangle? It’s one of the most foundational units of so many quilt designs. It’s simple but not simplistic. It’s humble and versatile and basic and beautiful in its way. It’s a common, every-day-old-block, and yet, with it, quilters create a seemingly endless number of unique designs. I

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Craft Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

There’s nothing like the holiday season for unleashing the craftiness in us all. Crafters and quilters can revel in a season when the spirit of making falls on kids making advent paper chains and dads stringing popcorn and cranberries with their daughters alike. Of course, it can also be hard to find the time for crafting in the

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