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Autumn Rails

Over coming your fear of cutting (FOC) or just short on time? This rail fence pattern is a great option. I found some great jelly rolls on sale, so I bought four rolls and some coordinating backing. As an aside, I have found that buying the backing fabric at the same time eliminates one of […]

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Wine and quilting?

This design was inspired by the lovely Henry Glass Wine night fabrics. Of course, the pattern would work with any 9 1/2 inch squares. The simple pattern allowed me to cut and piece the top in less than a day. That left me plenty of time to enjoy my quilting! For the panel blocks and […]

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what Is the Right Quilt size?

Have you ever bought or made what you thought was the perfect quilt, kit or pattern only to find out it is too small for the bed? I know I have… I was so disappointed. Not being one to settle for disappointment, I have found a few different ways to manage this situation. The first […]

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Quilt Challenge

If one is going on an adventure, you should expect a few challenges – right? I am taking this quite literally and have joined a Quilt Block Challenge through www.nationalquilterscircle.com. I saw several quilt challenges posted over the years. I was already challenged to finish my planned projects, let alone take on a new one. […]

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Fear of Quilting

Learning different techniques in quilting is certainly psychotherapy. For many of us it helps us to express our creativity, break out of a rut, gain of sense of accomplishment, or conquer our fears! Yes – quilters have many fears – fear of cutting (FOC), binding (FOB), piecing (FOP), applique (FOA) and quilting (FOQ). As strange […]

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What is Quilting?

When I decided to change careers from management to quilting, my husband asked me one very simple question – “what is quilting?”  Honestly, he doesn’t live under a rock. He just wanted to know more about quilting. I have been quilting for over 30 years and that simple question – “what is quilting” – gave […]

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Start Quilting

As this is my first blog, I figured I would explain how I acquired my quilting habit. I can honestly blame my mother. She wasn’t alone in her influence, my grandmothers and a few good friends ensured I was hooked. Quilting may be therapy (I agree with Angela Walters), but let’s be honest, fabric is […]

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