Category Archives: Tutorial

Attach quilt sleeve entirely by machine & other finishing techniques – 2017.11.29

My favorite parts of making art quilts are the design process, selecting the fabrics and constructing the quilt top. My least favorite parts are the finishing – burying threads, applying facings, and attaching the hanging sleeve and label.  By the … Continue reading

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Circles and other shapes – 2016.12.18

In January, I’ll be teaching a 2-day workshop on my Circles technique.  I teach participants how to design and create their own freezer paper patterns, and demonstrate a variety of techniques I use to create my circle quilts. In a … Continue reading

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Mistletoe postcard exchange – 2016.12.02

In December 2014, I participated in a Snowflake fiber postcard exchange organized by Brandy Lynn of Quilter on Fire.  It was a lot of fun to make the postcards, and even more fun to receive postcards in the mail.   … Continue reading

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New facing technique – even easier corners – 2016.06.12

‘Wildfire’ is almost finished.  The facings are sewn, and just need to be hand-stitched to the back. I experimented with a new technique and I’m very pleased with how it turned out.  Instead of cutting the batting larger than the … Continue reading

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‘Wildfire’ almost finished – 2016.05.21

‘Wildfire’ is almost finished.  I will have to do some quilting near the top and bottom, but I’m going to leave it on my design wall for a few days while I decide if it needs any more flames. As … Continue reading

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Another change in direction – 2016.05.04

I hate it when I forget to follow my own advice! In all my workshop handouts, the final section is about Selecting fabrics.  This is what it says: Value is more important than color – if all your fabrics are … Continue reading

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Off my design wall – another circle quilt – 2015.08.19

Another week, another circle quilt! Although it looks finished, this quilt can still be considered a WiP because it doesn’t yet have a label, a hanging sleeve – or a title.  (If you’re interested in titles for quilts – or … Continue reading

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