The Final Step: Binding Decisions

Binding. It’s the last step when quiltmaking. Some of us love it, some hate it, and some just do it and get it over with. Many of the greatest UFOs are lying there with their raw edges exposed. Isn’t that sad? All that hard work deserves a great finish that’s as good looking and durable…

The Iron Giveaway Winner is…

Francine Lee! Francine, from New York, was excited to hear that she’s the winner of the Reliable Iron offered in the American Quilter giveaway in last week’s OnPoint and on Facebook. We received 3,937 entries and learned a lot about your “first project of 2014”! The winner was chosen randomly through Rafflecopter’s raffle generator, which…

Send a Comfort Quilt to Oklahoma

Our hearts ache for the families in Moore, Oklahoma, suffering through the aftereffects of the horrific tornado. So now we go to work doing what we, as quilters, do best—quilting. Sharon Crozier informed the American Quilter’s Society that Ellen Medlock of the Ellen Medlock Studio Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has started a quilt drive for…

Moving a Sewing Room

After 3 and a half years of “camping out” in a tiny little rental house, my husband and I are moving into larger digs. There will be one well-lit room dedicated to quilting. Hurray! I’ve camped and de-camped sewing rooms before, but there’s always some good advice out there, so I’m asking: Do you have…

Memories in the Closet

I know it’s not polite to go through other people’s closets. However, it’s a practice you may want to adopt. A few years ago, I visited a friend over Memorial Day weekend. We were invited to dinner by his golfing buddy and his wife, named Ann. Ann is a quilter, so we had lots to…