Pressing to one side

Posted by Ruth on 26 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Day 6 already! The great thing about this challenge is I get to quilt every day or at least get in a little sewing as well as use my camera. But that's not all, I also share some of my quilting tips too. Today's task was to make a 9-patch block and show you why I prefer to press my seams to one side.

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Feather Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 25 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Everyone loves feather quilting including me. I don't do it enough! Is it easy? as long as you know how to free-motion quilt, then yes. I have to say it is very difficult if you try to accomplish it with straight quilting. 

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A Perfect Miter

Posted by Ruth on 24 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Today's photo is the perfect mitered corner.

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101 photos

Posted by Ruth on 23 June 2012 | 1 Comments

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Today is the third day of our photo challenge and so far I've taken 101 photos or more. Ok, so I'm working on my new online class. The photos aren't actually for the challenge. Instead, I decided my challenge photo would be nothing to do with my class at all. I took a dinner break and thought dinner looked so good, I'd snap a shot and share it. And to keep it on the quilty theme, I set it on one of the table mats I made earlier this year.

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Snowball Corners

Posted by Ruth on 22 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Today I was making snowball corners. A snowball corner is when you sew through the diagonal of a square and flip one half of it over to form a triangle. You can see me ready to sew through the diagonal in the photo below.

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What is Chain Stitching?

Posted by Ruth on 21 June 2012 | 3 Comments

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Today I began Cricket's 30 day Photo Challenge. That is, taking a photo every day for 30 days. How about joining me? You can find out more here: http://tech.v7n.com/2012/06/21/one-photo-a-day/

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Bargello History

Posted by Ruth on 31 May 2012 | 4 Comments

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I love making Bargello quilts. Even more so, I love teaching others to make them. I have several classes that are very popular, from beginners to advanced quilting. Today I wanted to share a little bit of bargello history with you and show you where I began my bargello journey.

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Free Fabric

Posted by Ruth on 20 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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Today I was looking through my stash, thinking about my next quilt project when I came across a bunch of 2 1/2" cut squares. They were mostly blue but with a few other colors. I sifted through them and thought to myself, "these are not much use to me really but I reckon they would be great in a certain pattern".

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Online Quilting Class survey

Posted by Ruth on 7 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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We just listed a survey about online quilting classes and would love to hear your thoughts. We want to make the Academy of Quilting a great place to learn and have quilting fun so speak up.

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