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Quilt as Desired

September 25, 2014

quilt as desired identical blocks + different quilters = stitchy madness! Riddle us this Q-bies: What three little words will make quilters stop in their tracks with eyes twitching and teeth gnashing? Answer: Quilt as desired. Cleansing breath people! Now, let’s talk. While “quilt as desired” does freak many quilters out (and will, for as [...]

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More Fun From The July-August Issue

July 5, 2014

The July/August issue is getting out and about, being enjoyed across the country. What better time than the 4th of July weekend than to contemplate making a celebration quilt like Fireworks  by Tara Faughnan? Happy Independence Day, America! (And follow this link to find the patterns needed for Fireworks.) Color Carnival Row-along!   Getcher Row 2 [...]

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Between the Covers: Generation Q Magazine May/June issue!

April 23, 2014

The latest issue of Generation Q is out and about, people! And gracing our May-June 2014  cover is Jake’s daughter, Samantha Finch, sporting a lovely smile and snuggling up to some great pillows created by our pal, designer Melissa Peda! Now, word has it that said daughter Sam was not thrilled (read: had a snark [...]

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Sewing = A Beach Vacation

March 4, 2013

  For professional organizer Elizabeth Tawney Gross, sewing is like a beach vacation, except there’s no sand and no sunburn (unless you back into the iron!) Well, we’re kinda stretching it here. Actually she’s talking about your sewing room. If you approach organizing your sew-space with a beach vacay metaphor in mind, it’s easy to [...]

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How To: Shop for a new sewing machine

January 30, 2013

How many of us dream about our next sewing machines? You know, those deep, dark mechanical fantasies that give our car-obsessed other halves a race for their unending devotion to what could be? Yep. That’s what we thought. All of us! And since there are more than a few makes and models on the market [...]

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Road Games

November 3, 2012

(Or, how two Q-Bies amuse themselves while slogging across Texas toward their Albuquerque home, after several days of action-packed Quilt Market.) Maybe it was the hypnotizing, lunar-like landscape west of Fort Stockton. Or the fact that we ran out of Market chatter outside San Antonio, right about where radio signals fade. (Or the fact that [...]

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My First (& Second) Quilts: Melissa Edition

March 21, 2012

My First & Second Quilts: Melissa Edition Here’s a loose, technical description of my very first quilt: a whole cloth affair that I machine-quilted myself (although I had no clue that that was what I was doing). It was the late ‘70s. I was in college, and was preparing to move into my first apartment after a year [...]

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