Round Up

Round Up: ‘Sleeper’ Colors & Combos

November 16, 2011

Sometimes you’re confronted with a color palette that is, well, a bit off. The ungraceful color combo might be in a new fabric line, or it might be on a project you’re starting. And you secretly think the project just might suck a little…until you see the finished project in all its glory. Wowza! The first thing [...]

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Roundup: Pre-Cuts

October 26, 2011

When I was a young, neophyte quilter (okay that was only a couple years ago, but just work with me here) I quickly developed a love affair with pre-cuts. Charm squares and jelly rolls were the answer to all my problems, since at the time I couldn’t manage to cut anything in a straight line, [...]

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Round Up: Scrap Management

September 21, 2011

This is one of those questions for which there is truly NO wrong answer: How do you manage your scraps? Perhaps you burn them at dawn while the neighbors sleep, or maybe you use them in place of Styrofoam packing peanuts, or (gasp!) maybe you actually cut and sort them in specific sizes to make [...]

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Round Up: 9/11- A Decade Later

September 9, 2011

  It’s hard to believe 10 years have passed since four airplanes, 19 terrorists and the loss of almost 3,000 people changed life in America forever. Observing the anniversary of this profoundly disturbing event is never going to get easier, nor should it. As people of the cloth, many of us reached for our stitching comforts [...]

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Round Up: Q-Celebs Dish on Unlocking Creativity

September 6, 2011

It happens to the best of us. Some days you just don’t have that creative spark, that little voice that says, “Do this next!” Sometimes that little voice appears to have packed its bags and headed off to Aruba without you, and now you’re stuck, staring at your stash and thinking, “What the heck am [...]

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Round Up: Non-Sewing Tools We Love

August 31, 2011

Remember when playing with a big box was more fun than some expensive toy? Well, we quilty/stitchy/crafty people use that same genome for resourcefulness when it comes to stocking our sewing spaces.  We find plenty of  I-had-this-hanging-around-the-house ways to get done what needs doing. That’s why you’ll often find everyday items hanging out with our [...]

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