Friday, January 19, 2018

How To Organize Your Quilt Projects

I swear half the questions that land in my inbox is about how can you organize your quilting area. I think every creative person struggles with organization.  The downside of that is if we don't maintain a little bit of organization we can go nuts looks for what we need to finish our quilted project.  Today, we are going to talk about how we can organize our individual projects to keep all those pieces together.  Few people have the ability to cut all your fabric, sew all the pieces into quilt blocks, and put all those blocks back into a quilt and when our furry friends or little buddies show up in our sewing studios those pieces have a way of getting scattered.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Why We Use Gloves In Quilting

Hello everyone, today we are not going to be discussing treadle sewing machines. We are going to ignore all the urges to discuss hand crank sewing machines. Tailed or electrified sewing machines are also going to be off the topic list as well. So what do we have left to talk about? Needles? Thread?  We could delve into the different types of industrial drive systems used throughout history; all of these would be fun to get into sometime, but not tonight. Tonight I am going to share some ideas about gloves. Not just any gloves. Sewing gloves, we are going to discuss the gloves we use here in the Quilting Room.

Learn what kind of gloves we use and why we use them in quilting.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Fiber Tuesday 140

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  We are freezing here!  The windchill in the morning is supposed to be around -20.  I am thankful that I don't have to get out in it but I know others will have no choice.  On cold days I spend a lot of time with my sewing machine and hot tea or coffee.  I have to go out to the garage to get to the basement so I need the warm drink to help me recover from those 30 seconds.  I know, I am a wuss when it comes to the cold.  I'm already planning my move to Texas unless one of you wants to house me now.

Fiber Tuesday Link Party for all fiber crafts

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ohio Star Quilt Block

I wanted to do something for the members of my Facebook group and they picked to do a block of the month in 2018.  We will be doing 12 star blocks in three different sizes this year.  I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to participate who wants to so the first block is going here on the blog.  We are starting with the Ohio Star quilt block.  It's super simple to make and is stunning when done.

Learn how to make the very pretty Ohio Star quilt block

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Temperature Quilt 2018

I have seen my knitting and crochet friends making temperature afghans for yours.  I've always wanted to do one but really wanted it to be a quilt.  I have looked to see if anyone was doing a temperature quilt along but I couldn't find one.  So I played with some ideas and I came up with my own idea for a temperature quilt that will include the high temp and the low temp for each day.

Join me as we make a temperature quilt to document the highs and lows of 2018.