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Making a Custom Sewing Machine Extension Table {Tutorial}

I recently purchased a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 118 sewing machine, and I knew that I would use the machine for quilting. To help balance the fact that the 118 does not have a huge throat space, I wanted to add an extension table to extend the working surface as much as possible. After looking at the available extension table...

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Quarter Arch Piecing Tutorial

When I shared my Crop Circles Table Runner in December, I immediately wanted to create a tutorial to show how I pieced the quarter arch blocks. This week I had a small window of opportunity to make a sample block and photograph the steps, so without further ado, let's get started! Note that this tutorial does not cover in depth...

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Evaluating Fabric Contrast {Photo Tutorial}

I received a great question in the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook group regarding the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along fabric selection: How much contrast is enough? Let's look at some real life requested examples and discuss! Above are are two potential Kona color palettes, photographed and evaluated as close to true color as possible. Above are the same two images in grayscale. Note...

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Cutting Color Cards

A few weeks ago, I took the plunge and cut up a Robert Kaufman Kona solids color card and an Aurifil color card! Kitty from Night Quilter joined me on the adventure of cutting up an Aurifil color card, and today you can find our joint tutorial for cutting the Aurifil color card and ideas for how to use it...

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Troubleshooting Thread Breakage

At the end of last week, I was having a very frustrating day quilting on my longarm. It seemed like no matter what I did, I was only able to quilt for an inch before having my upper thread break. After trying to get restarted on my quilt several times, I knew it was time to take a deep...

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Linky Party, Tips and Tutorials Tuesday, Tutorial

Tips and Tutorials Tuesday #1

Welcome to Tips and Tutorials Tuesday! I am thrilled to be working with my friend Stephanie @Late Night Quilter to co-host this linky party. We are going to start off slow and build momentum. The link party dates through the end of the year will be: Tuesday, October 4th – Link Party Open 4 weeks Tuesday, November 1st –...

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Tips and Tutorials Tuesday {Coming Soon!}

My good friend Stephanie @Late Night Quilter started a fabulous weekly link party about two years ago that she called Tips and Tutorials Tuesday. I thought the premise of the link up was fantastic: to encourage bloggers to remember to write down their lessons learned, tips, and create tutorials to share and grow the quilting community. I enthusiastically participated and...

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Rainbow of 12wt Aurifil Thread
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Quilting with 12wt Aurifil: Auribuzz Tutorial

Remember the delicious rainbow of 12wt Aurifil thread I shared about a little over a week ago? I spent quite a bit of time learning how best to set up both my long arm and domestic sewing machines so that I can take advantage of this amazing rainbow for a free motion quilting project. You can get all the...

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Updated Tutorials Page

As I was adding the Nautical Mini Quilt tutorial link to my Tutorials page yesterday, I noted that the format I had been using was starting to be problematic. The page has filled up and it was hard to find content on the long, scrolling page. I counted up, and I currently have 45 tutorials, quilt and block patterns, tips,...

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Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator (Image Only, Click to Redirect)
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Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator

I am excited to introduce a new quilting tool to you today, the Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator. When piecing equilateral (60°) triangle quilt tops, it can be hard to know what size your quilt top is going to finish. With this spreadsheet based tool, you can now determine just how large your quilt top will finish! You can get...

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Nautical Mini Quilt
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2015 Finished Quilts, Giveaway, Quilts, Tutorial

Nautical Mini Quilt, Tutorial, & Giveaway!

Today I am excited to be sharing a nautical mini quilt tutorial on the Inspired by Fabric blog for their Tute-Happy Summer! For me, nothing says summer like thoughts of spending time around water, whether on a beach, in a boat, at a pool, or in a summer rain shower. I selected a grouping of 9 Fabri-Quilt cotton solids (Navy,...

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Creative Cutting Ideas

I work with an 18-inch by 24-inch self healing mat. Occasionally I need to cut pieces of fabric that are larger than are easily accommodated by my mat, and I wanted to share two different methods I have used to overcome my limited space / mat size. Method 1 - The "Good Enough" Method I am currently working to make a...

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Spring Rain Baby Quilt III - Teal and White
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern, Quilts, Tutorial

Spring Rain Baby Quilt Tutorial

I am so excited to share my first quilt pattern tutorial! A quick heads-up: The image and link below will jump you over to my Etsy shop to purchase a digital download of this pattern, if you are interested. In order to make the tutorial, I made one more version of Spring Rain in a baby size quilt, which is...

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