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Rotary Cutters

Have you ever noticed that there are so many different types of rotary cutters? Why do we need so many different kinds? Is it just marketing? Well, it isn’t just marketing, some really do different things and have unique features. For example, some have more ergonomic handles than others. That is important especially if you […]

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Star Dahlia

It is time for the EQ8 Block Spotlight again! This month, it is the Star Dahlia, which is similar to the Jungle flower we tackled last year. This block can be made as a pieced block, but is probably easier to make as a combination of piecing and applique, like a true dahlia or wheel. […]

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Building Blocks

My boys grew up with Bob the Builder, Legos and Tonka trucks. I loved to watch they play and create and sometimes destroy. My oldest liked to build castles and with Legos. Anyone who has had Legos in their house knows they end up everywhere and you find them best with your feet! My oldest […]

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Shore to Peaks

I have some very exciting news to share with you today! Short to Peaks has been published in Quiltmaker’s July/August 2021 issue! It is a foundation pieced pattern made from Hoffman of California’s Watercolors. The editors at the magazine did an amazing job of not only writing the pattern, but showing the free motion quilting […]

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Scented Neck Pillows

I am thrilled to share this collaborative project between Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts and Timeless Treasures. We worked together to create this video demonstrating how to make scented neck pillows. For more information, visit the Timeless Treasures blog or see our video on YouTube! The video was released at the perfect time for a last […]

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Frond Studios

Frond Studios has joined Northcott and I am so excited to have two patterns designed for their absolutely fabulous Daydreamin’ collection. If you haven’t seen the collection in the Northcott Look Book, it is truly a work of art! This video shows some of the panels in the artists studio. If you happened to click […]

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Forget Me Not

As many of my followers know, the Forget Me Not Quilt Along starts in July. Of course, to ensure you have the tools you need, we are preparing pictures and a few simple videos to minimize the stress of your quilting. These will be available through Facebook and on our website. This is supposed to […]

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Spruce Diamonds

Have you ever noticed that you have a favorite quilt block? Mine is apparently Priscilla…. I like her sharp lines, which is why Spruce Diamonds quilt is full of them! Isn’t it fun how stacking four Priscilla blocks together creates a diamond effect? Sometimes, I make them with foundation piecing and sometimes, I make them […]

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Whimsy

Many of you may be aware of one of my favorite quilts – Snowflake Whimsy. Well, it has a sister quilt. Actually, it has an older sister. Whimsy as shown here is the original Whimsy quilt I designed! It was inspired some artists in New York – Mackenzie-Childs. So why was Snowflake Whimsy released before […]

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Christmas Weaving

I have always been fascinated by weaving. When we were kids, a friend of the family, Ruth, had a huge loom sitting in her living room. She would shuttle back and forth making the most beautiful designs. We spent a lot of time with Ruth as kids, so I began experimenting with my own forms […]

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