Tag Archive: hand quilting

Sep 08

Labor Day Sew-In Update

I sort of started my Labor Day Sew-In on Thursday night by hand piecing while watching the Michigan – Utah football game. Football is so great for hand piecing because you can look up for the plays and replays, but you can sew while everyone is just talking. During the football game, I got 8 …

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Feb 03

Books on Monday – That Perfect Stitch

Books on Monday is back! Sorry for the two week hiatus. I just haven’t been buying books, so I guess I haven’t been very motivated to write book reviews. This week’s review is for the hand quilter in me. It’s That Perfect Stitch: The Secrets of Fine Hand Quilting by Dierdra A. McElroy. This book …

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Jul 09

Hoop vs. Frame

I usually quilt in one of two large quilting frames – the church frame which was constructed many years ago from saw horses and 2 x 2s and my Grace Z44 which is one of those no baste frames. (After all, we all know I hate to baste. Well, if you didn’t, you do now.) …

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Jun 26

Wedding Quilt Update

Monday I got the call I’d been waiting for – I could pick up the wedding quilt! Yay! I have two queen-sized frames in the basement, I mean quilt studio, but the wedding quilt was not destined for either of those. My no-baste frame is occupied by the Fat Quarter Shop 2009 Designer Mystery BOM. …

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Nov 26

Easy Street

The fabric choices that are not batiks

I guess I’m going to be attempting to have to catch up to Easy Street. This week is crunch time on the church quilt – it needs to be completed by next Sunday – or at least only need the binding by then. I prefer completed, including washing, so we can show it in church …

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Oct 07

Ridiculous Fabric Purchases

Okay, I know that ridiculous is in the eye of the beholder (or spouse of the purchaser), but I do seem to be a bit out of hand recently. I blame it all on the Quilter’s Newsletter Christmas issue! Huh? As I looked through the Christmas issue, I saw a quilt I wanted to make. …

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Aug 11


So I let nine days go by without posting! Even after promising myself that I would get more regular here. Sigh. This week the church quilt got its borders, got marked and got layered. Today or tomorrow it will make its way onto the frame and I’ll take a picture of it to post here. …

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Jul 08

Pieced Backs

I have yet to make a pieced back, other than sewing a couple of seams to make the back large enough. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that more and more extra wide fabrics are appearing on the market so that I don’t have to sew backings together. Is this because I am …

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Jul 03

Quick Question

Am I very terrible if I take today to get the next hand quilting project of my own (FQS 2009 Designer Mystery BOM) pressed, layered and on the frame instead of working on the church top? (Look at me avoiding the church top!) I really would like to have something of my own available so …

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Apr 05


So this is just a brief post to catch you up on what I’ve been doing lately. Mostly at home I’ve been working on finishing the quilting on this: I am actually on the last border row so it looks more like I will be done with the hand quilting by tomorrow! Yay! I have …

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