Category: Quilting Tips

Tips for any level of quilter from beginner to expert

Western Spy

This week EQ8 announced another block challenge – Western Spy. Think eight-point star meets wreath. Designing with this was fun… piecing it would be a different challenge: y-seams galore! When I saw this block, two totally different ideas came to my brain – two complementary blocks vs medallion. I am not good at choosing, so […]

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Kitty in the Middle Fabrics!

Les Chat Noir (the black cats) fabric from Dear Stella has arrived in shops! I was so excited to get my fabrics. As a designer, I see the pictures of the fabrics before they are released, but they always look so much better in person! The little kitty faces (LW1170 White), silhouettes (LW1769 Black), and […]

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A Whimsical Year

I have decided to have some fun in 2021 – I am introducing my Whimsy line of patterns. The patterns will have a central theme of checkboard medallion and border, which were inspired by Mackenzie-Childs designs. The quilts will have fusible appliques associated with the them of the quilt, which makes them great for using […]

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Kitty in the MIddle Quilt-Along

February 1st, we start the Kitty in the Middle Quilt Along. This quilt along will help beginners learn several blocks and hone the technical skills of more experienced quilters. There are eight different blocks in the quilt – we don’t want to use up the kitty’s nine lives! The quilt was designed for Dear Stella’s […]

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Quilting Terms and Acronyms

Have you ever had to search the internet to figure out what a quilting acronym or term meant? Quilting acronyms are definitely an alphabet soup with its own flavor. There are some amazing blogs out there that provide great answers. But you still have to hunt and peck to find those answers. Wouldn’t it be […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!! May 2021 be a healthier, more productive and more positive (not in the COVID sense) year than 2020. Even though 2020 may go down in history for all of the remarkable things that happened around the world, it was a very good year for me. First and foremost, my family was very […]

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Wrapping Up 2020

The end of an unbelievable 2020 is coming to a close. For many people 2020 will no longer mean 20/20 vision. It will mean “don’t ask what else can happen, because it will!” But that isn’t all bad, so good things happened this year and that is what I choose to focus upon this week. […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Happy holidays from our house to yours. I hope you spend the next few days enjoying time with family and taking some relaxation time for yourself. Happy Holidays Laureen Smith

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Timeless Treasures 2021Q1 Patterns

Several times a year, Timeless Treasures asks quilt designers to submit proposed designs for their upcoming fabric collections. I am pleased to announce that two of my patterns are featured in the 2021 First Quarter Catalog! Both of these designs will be coming soon. The first design is called Summer Sweetness and features the fabric […]

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Scented Mug Coaster

Part of my morning routine is making and drinking a mug of hot tea. It helps wake me up and brings immediate cheer to my morning. I once had a boss who believed I drank a bit too much tea, so I took a hiatus from my morning ritual. By the end of the week, […]

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