316: Pricing Quilts to Sell and Making Quilts for Men
Apr13

316: Pricing Quilts to Sell and Making Quilts for Men

We talk about pricing and valuing quilts for sale or donation, and what exactly makes a “man quilt”, or a quilt for a man. This episode is brought to you by QT Fabrics! The quilt hanging behind us is Pam’s quilt, “Ted”, which was the precursor for our Belinda pattern! Tips and links for this episode: Check out the pattern and hardware for the pop-up bins from the Fat Quarter Gypsy Here’s a good...

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Using Fabric Panels in Quilts
Apr02

Using Fabric Panels in Quilts

It’s a blessing and a curse to see the rows of fabric panels at your local quilt shop.  First you think, wow that fabric panel would look gorgeous in a quilt and I don’t even have to piece that much! Then you buy and get it home and look at it sideways and think, “What now?” Here’s some tips on how to make the most out of those fabrics panels in your quilt. Tip 1: Watch the difference between the printing...

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315: Picking a Sewing Machine for Piecing and Quilting Antique Top
Mar23

315: Picking a Sewing Machine for Piecing and Quilting Antique Top

We talk about what we look for in a sewing machine for piecing, and also different ways to quilt antique or vintage quilt tops. This episode is brought to you by QT Fabrics! The quilt hanging behind us is Lynn’s vintage quilt, “Grandmother’s Flower Garden”. Tips and links for this episode: Things to consider when picking a sewing machine for piecing: Extension table Needle up/down selector Knee lift Separate...

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314: Applique Preferences and Starting a Quilt Guild
Mar09

314: Applique Preferences and Starting a Quilt Guild

We talk about some tips for starting a quilt guild, and the results of the applique preferences survey we ran on our blog. This episode is brought to you by QT Fabrics! The quilt hanging behind us is Lynn’s quilt, “Tumble Down”. Tips and links for this episode: Mary Fons is now the editor of Quiltfolk Calvin Klein Spring Fashion campaign features a lot of quilts Applique tips and notes: Freezer paper is one method to...

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Quilt Story: Coin Op
Mar02

Quilt Story: Coin Op

In this quilt story, Pam shares the background of the Coin Op layer cake quilt, from design to inspiration. Learn more about beach vacations, laundromats, and the origin of her social media handle Pantsfreesia. The fabric is Lucy’s Crab Shack by Sweetwater from Moda Fabrics.  Here are better pictures of the full...

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