Tuesday December 29th 2015

‘The Quilt Life’ Archives

He’s pretty smart, that Ricky

He’s pretty smart, that Ricky

Libby Lehman used a circle attachment and the fancy stitches on her sewing machine to make a great pair of quilts, Piñata and Piñatita. The pattern’s in the February TQL. But it was Ricky who figured out how to sew circles with any sewing machine (yours! mine!) [Read More]

Make this one for you

Make this one for you

I’m always glad to see an email in my inbox from See How We Sew, letting me know that there’s a new post. It’s always a feast for the eyes. One of TQL’s frequent contributors, the very creative Jennifer Rounds, is part of this collective blog. In [Read More]

Resolutions I Can Keep

This year I’m being realistic about my New Year’s resolutions. They are quilt-related, of course – after all, what’s more important? · Resolved: no more pressing over plastic-headed pins · Resolved: no more fusing things to the ironing board cover. · Resolved: no [Read More]

Inspiration is Everywhere!

Inspiration is Everywhere!

Have you gotten your hot little hands on the February issue of TQL? The theme of this issue is “Where in the world?” I hope you can take a few minutes out from the holiday festivities to enjoy some armchair travel with Alex and Ricky. Our contributors to this issue have [Read More]

It couldn’t happen to a nicer person

It couldn’t happen to a nicer person

Susan Stewart is hot. Now stop it – you know I don’t mean it that way. Sue’s a big name on the quilt show circuit these days, winning big prizes for her elegant machine-embroidered and -quilted heirloom creations. She’s teaching in Paducah in April. Sue’s been in [Read More]

At the last minute…

At the last minute…

A friend and I are meeting for lunch today. At the last minute I decided to dress up the little Christmas gift I was bringing (realizing the gift bag I used was probably from the gift she gave me last year). I remembered some gift tags my very creative friend, Caroline [Read More]

Free Quilt Pattern – A Bit of Barcelona

Free Quilt Pattern  – A Bit of Barcelona

Cheryl Lynch finds inspiration for quilts everywhere she goes. Early twentieth-century pressed-concrete tiles from Barcelona, Spain (see her article in the February 2012 issue of The Quilt Life) inspired the design of this lovely throw-sized quilt. Cheryl used fusible [Read More]

My best friend is ailin’

Bad news. My sewing machine isn’t feeling well and I guess it’s time to go in for a checkup. Nothing serious; the light bulb burned out. But it got me to thinking that it has been an awful long time since an expert has taken a look under the hood. I take good [Read More]

Are you in your comfort zone, or are you in a rut?

Ricky pondered that question in the December issue of TQL, and it’s something I think we all wonder. But in this holiday season, you just might have cheerfully, unwittingly ventured out of your comfort zone when you decided to make a quilt as a gift for someone else. This [Read More]

Support your local quilt museum

The quilt world got some troubling news last week when we learned the Lancaster Quilt Museum is shutting its doors. According to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, out of the 85,000 annual visitors they expected, only about 8,500 actually showed up. The museum had a hefty [Read More]

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