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Posts in category Sew You Wanna Quilt series

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Stitchin...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Stitching and Pressing

Welcome to the seventh installment of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? series My apologies for the late posting of this edition. Please note that all photos in this post may be enlarged by clicking on them. Today’s post is all about stitching and pressing – it is time to learn how to piece fabric to […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Delayed ...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Delayed posting

Those of you looking for the next installation of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? series will have to wait for another week – my deepest apologies.  This week really got away from me and then yesterday and today I am doing a Quilt Shop hop with a friend (we’re planning to visit five shops today!). […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Cutting ...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Cutting Your Fabric

Welcome to the sixth installment of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? series Last week I encouraged you to choose a first project and buy your fabric for it – and this week I am going to talk all about cutting fabric. When I first started quilting, this was the scariest part of quilting for me! […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Choosing...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Choosing a Pattern (or Not) – Your First Project

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? Series This post is designed to help you understand the mechanics of putting together a quilt and will discuss selecting your first project. Many people I talk to express a desire to make a quilt, but are afraid to start. I commonly hear this: […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Books an...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Books and Inspiration

Welcome to the the fourth installment of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? series. I am a book lover as you all know, so of course I have to include a post about quilting books! If you love books and you become a quilter, you will most likely begin collecting quilting books. I use my books […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Fabric O...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Fabric Obsession

For this edition of Sew You Wanna Quilt? I am going to be talking about fabric – where to find it, how to select it, how much to buy, how to store it, and color and value. Readers are addicted to books and quilters are addicted to fabric. I don’t know one quilter who doesn’t […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Creating...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Creating a Quilting Space

Welcome to Sew You Wanna Quilt? This is the second installment in the series. Quilting requires a little dedicated space. It does not have to be fancy. It can be an underused guest room in your home, a nook in your living room, a corner in your bedroom, or the dining room table. I spent […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Tools of...

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Tools of the Trade

Welcome to Sew You Wanna Quilt? – a series of posts which I hope will help empower those individuals who long to make a quilt. Since this is the first post in the series, let me take a minute to explain my “vision.” I plan on posting once a week on Fridays (the exception is […]

Sew You Wanna Quilt?

Sew You Wanna Quilt?

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile have probably noticed more and more posts about quilting these days. It has become a passion for me – something that relaxes me, but also something that frees that creative part of myself. Many people have left comments that they wish they could make […]

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