August Stitch Along Week Three rules

Posted by Ruth on 14 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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Here we are on the fourth week of stitch along rules for July/August so I'm sure you know exactly what is coming next. I have to admit I'm a bit behind this week because I have been very busy getting the new format set up for our workshops at academyofquilting.com .... more about that in the very near future.

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Piecing or Applique?

Posted by Ruth on 8 August 2017 | 1 Comments

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When Rose Hughes introduced me to her Fast-Piece Applique™ technique, I first thought it was another way to applique, but I was wrong. This is the easiest way I have ever seen to piece curves and circles, even spirals! If you're like me and not fond of piecing curves then you are definitely missing out if you haven't tried this. I tried Rose's method and couldn't believe how easy it was.

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My Stitch Along August Week 2

Posted by on 7 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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It wasn't until the very last moment that I actually decided which piece to finish. I looked at my free block and decided that would look better with some more quilting on it. I looked at Moon Lake and was not sure what sort of finishing I would do so that left me with my Halloween Pumpkin.

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August Stitch Along Week One Rules

Posted by on 30 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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Did you complete the last two sets of rules for two different types of quilt finishing? If you haven't check back to see what I did for Week Two (a facing finish) and Week Four (an alternative facing finish).

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My Stitch Along July Week 4

Posted by on 23 July 2017 | 2 Comments

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This week I am going to do another type of facing which is quite different to my last one. I would only use this method for small quilts but I have used it to make cushions too. There are some really good advantages such as, completely no hand stitching, very easy to attach a label by machine and very easy to add additional quilting if you decide to afterward.

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July Stitch Along Rules for Week Three

Posted by on 17 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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As a reminder, stitch alongs are now spread over two months instead of one, so there is always time to catch up if you missed a week or even the first 2. Join me in the July/August stitch and get some WIPs finished. 

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Your Own Unique Hawaiian Quilt is just around the corner

Posted by Nancy Chong on 10 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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I’ve been designing and making my own Hawaiian quilts since March 1978; when, with a tiny bit of help from my teacher, Luika Kamaka, I designed a king-size Hawaiian Plumeria Quilt.Nancy's first Hawaiian quilt made in 1978

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My Stitch Along July Week 2

Posted by on 9 July 2017 | 3 Comments

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The first quilt I chose to finish off is Wild Flowers which is a quilt I made a couple of years ago and I actually have the pattern for sale on my website. For some reason - I was probably in a rush at the time - I never added the binding.

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Developing one's own style

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 7 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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As a teacher, I am frequently asked about how one can develop one's own style. We can clearly see that the Big Names all have it, but how is it done? Does it just happen over time? Or can you jump start it?

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Fast and Easy Piecing

Posted by Barbara Dieges on 3 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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Barbara Dieges SewfasstQuilting has come a long way since I became an dedicated quilted back in 1982. I wanted to make the hundreds of quilts that were swimming through my head when I learned how to quilt. I went from hand piecing to machine piecing. Starting with Half Square Triangles, sewing squares instead along that bias cut edge of the triangle, I stepped outside the box and did a lot of "what ifs?"

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