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This is my favorite part of the entire quilt.  Binding.  I’ve started quilts just so I can bind something while camping.  It’s true.  You can make your binding on the basis, but that freaks me out.  Ripping is so much easier for me.  I make mine straight.  If I was doing a curved project, basis […]

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Sorry for the delay on this post, but really it’s the easiest part: the quilting!  It’s also pretty important.  Without it, the entire quilt is just a bunch of fabric. I’m not an artistic quilter.  I’m pretty lazy about it.  I look at the quilt and decide what type of quilting is going to highlight […]

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It figures I’d drag my feet on this post.  It’s the worst part of the process for me.  Picking the fabric fuels creativity.  Sewing it together brings the creativity to life.  But the sandwich?   Shit that’s the grunt work of the quilt. But let’s tackle the back first.  As you could guess, I’m lazy […]

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All your three block rows are done, right?  Good, let’s make ourselves a 9 patch block. The first thing I did was find three rows that I really enjoyed and stacked them together.  I wanted to see if the colors matched up.  Here’s where things can get a little tricky if you let it, but […]

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Here we go.  You figured out how to thread your machine, right?  The bobbin too?  Good let’s do this. I use white thread and a quarter inch seam allowance.  My foot has a quarter inch guide, so it’s always pretty perfect if I sew straight.  Remember to use the same seam allowance for the entire […]

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Ok, so you’ve shopped.  Hopefully you went to your local shop, but I won’t be mad at ya if you didn’t.  Well not super mad.  A little disappointed maybe (read that with true Mom tone). You’ve either washed or just sat tight.  Next up, prep. First thing, we need to get straight.  Not in a […]

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Fabric gets me in trouble.  I buy fabric with no plan.  I’ve created plans off  new fabric.  I’ve got fabric that I can’t cut into because it’s so pretty.  I’ve got fabric that I’ve bought so many times, I should have purchased a bolt.  Sometimes l walk into the store and just let my fingers […]

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