Thursday, November 29, 2012


Just a quick post  regarding a fast technique I use on small wall quilts. Take 2 squares of fabric ( these were 3 1/2 inches) and iron in half diagonally. Sew the raw edges even when you are sewing on the binding. The edges will be covered when the binding is sewn down by hand or machine. Insert a dowel and hang on  small brad nails or I have even used push pins if they will go into your wall. This works for quilts that are not too large. This one is 15 inches wide. If you don't have a wood dowel and  the piece is small, I have used a chop stick. Just a thought to share!
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Saturday, November 17, 2012


Holidays require time away from the machine. I know, its hard. So I have prepared these bowls for hand applique, my favorite type of hand work while I visit with friends and family. These bowls were all over the web earlier in the year and they were paper pieced. The pattern is a PDF called Piling Up . What do you have planned for your machine free time?
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This is a store sample for the improv curves class.
It also serves as an example of how to use feathers in blocks.
So I get two for one!