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Category Archives: Quilts

I’m a purely selfish volunteer. I do the PTA because I live on top of the school.  How do I not go and my lights are on?  I also do it because I dig hanging out with the other members.  It’s a side effect that I also help the school. I serve food once a month at our neighborhood resource […]

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I feel silly putting a quilt up for sale.  No clue why, it just feels funny. I feel silly keeping this quilt.  We have too many and this is a generous baby-sized one.  Finger crossed we won’t be welcoming any more babies into our family. But I didn’t feel silly starting this quilt knowing the above facts. […]

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I’m not opposed to resolutions.  Nor am I anti-resolutions.  I’m mid-resolutions. I just resolve to be a better person. To be kinder. To scream less. To snuggle more.  With everyone in the house.  Even the new hamster. Read more. Take more stock photography. Take more photos that show actual faces and less details. Or at […]

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For me there’s always a burn-out with quilting.  I’ll finish a quilt and I’m done.  I can’t even look at fabric. But that also means there’s a quilt that lures you back with a lustful vengeance. 14 :: 30 The one that makes you love again.

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Today’s Random Crap is different.  I don’t feel like sharing links.  Instead, I’m going to share a recent quilt.  I have a friend who sends the best cards!  A few years ago, I got a “You’re all that and a bag of chips.”  I’m pretty sure my Christmas card had “fuck” in it somewhere.  A […]

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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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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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