Category: Quilting Tips

Tips for any level of quilter from beginner to expert

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday! On Giving Tuesday, proceeds from all of my Quilts for a Cause are donated to their respective charity. The Justice Quilt has proceeds donated to “Facing History and Ourselves.” Facing History and Ourselves provides teaching resources nationwide to help stem bigotry and hatred. Stopping these in you people is a key […]

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Christmas in July Continues

The Christmas spirit is alive and well this July. We have just released a second holiday design – Poinsettia & Pine. This design comes in two colorways: Light and Dark. You choose which you like better! My guys like the darker one better and my sister likes the lighter one better. The two colorways have […]

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Quilt Patterns are like Recipes

My mom taught me that the first step in cooking is to read the WHOLE recipe before you start. The same is true of quilt patterns. Sometimes we are so eager to get started that we want to skip this step, but it is a bad one to skip. As my mom explained, the list […]

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FIghting with Technology

My longarm has sat idle for about four months as I have been in mask mode and in a design frenzy. So I decided to finish Palmetto Pines on my longarm. My husband was great and helped me to get it loaded a week ago. Then came quilt time. As most longarm quilters know, you […]

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Finding Memories

Over the weekend, I finally finished cleaning out my studio. It took forever as I carefully folded and organized fabric. I scrutinized each item to determine if I really needed. If I didn’t, it was donated or pitched. That takes time and sometimes emotional strength. In my studio, I found boxes of my kids school […]

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Wintergreen Dreams

It is Christmas in July at Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts as we publish out first Christmas Quilt- Wintergreen Dream. The pattern is designed for foundation (paper) piecing, so it comes together quickly and accurately for a great weekend project. The block is set on point. The secondary design within this quilt really makes it fun. […]

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Vlogging?

Thanks to my kids, I am entering the 21st century. In the past few days, they have taught me to produce my own videos and publish them not only to Facebook, but to YouTube as well. I am strictly a novice, but keep learning new tricks with each attempt. Under their tutelage, I have had […]

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Justice Pattern Facebook Page

For a limited time, the Justice Quilt pattern will be offered free in a Quilt-a-Long in the Facebook Group. Starting this week with Fabric Requirements, we will be posting one part of the pattern a week for eight weeks. Once the pattern parts have all been posted, the pattern will be removed and available only […]

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Quilts for A Cause

On the first Tuesday of every month (#Giving Tuesday), Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts will donate the 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of a Quilt for a Cause Pattern. Each Quilt for a Cause Pattern will have a specific non-profit associated with it. Justice – the first in the program – will support Facing […]

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Detest Ironing?

I don’t mind pressing blocks or unwrinkling lengths of normal width fabric, but I detest ironing extra wide fabric. No matter how you place it on your ironing board, some of it drapes onto the floor and crumples. It is a never ending wrinkle battle! However, I like using extra wide fabric for large quilts, […]

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