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bargello in summer - a featured quilt in the beginners bargello course

A Student's Beautiful Bargello

As I sit here in the midst of a cyclone currently causing havoc, I thought instead of sewing today when at any moment we could lose power (currently working on...

A Student's Beautiful Bargello

As I sit here in the midst of a cyclone currently causing havoc, I thought instead of sewing today when at any moment we could lose power (currently working on...

creating colorways in ninepatch playground

One Pattern, Multiple Themes

Over the past couple of week's I've been adding some of Pat Daniel's patterns to my website and I was so inspired by the designs that I started playing with...

One Pattern, Multiple Themes

Over the past couple of week's I've been adding some of Pat Daniel's patterns to my website and I was so inspired by the designs that I started playing with...

electric quilt workshop upgrade with Shirley Goodwin

Best Features in Electric Quilt

EQ8 has a greatly enhanced user interface, meaning it’s much more user friendly than earlier versions. Every aspect of the program has been overhauled to make it easier to use.

Best Features in Electric Quilt

EQ8 has a greatly enhanced user interface, meaning it’s much more user friendly than earlier versions. Every aspect of the program has been overhauled to make it easier to use.

learn how to add beads by machine

How to Add Beads by Machine

My quilt pattern "A Second View" includes instructions for adding beads by machine so today I thought I'd demonstrate how it was done after a quilter (recent customer of said pattern)...

How to Add Beads by Machine

My quilt pattern "A Second View" includes instructions for adding beads by machine so today I thought I'd demonstrate how it was done after a quilter (recent customer of said pattern)...

Overcome Your Thread Problem

Overcome Your Thread Problem

Award-winning quilter Linda explains how to use fine and twisty metallics, rayons, blending filaments, yarns, fine braids, invisible threads and others in your sewing machine as you create a beautiful sampler quilt...

Overcome Your Thread Problem

Award-winning quilter Linda explains how to use fine and twisty metallics, rayons, blending filaments, yarns, fine braids, invisible threads and others in your sewing machine as you create a beautiful sampler quilt...

creating your own fabric

Creating Your Own Fabric

Most of us have a big stash of fabric but often we still don't have the right fabric or a piece is simply not large enough so I created my...

Creating Your Own Fabric

Most of us have a big stash of fabric but often we still don't have the right fabric or a piece is simply not large enough so I created my...

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