Thursday June 11th 2015

Posts Tagged ‘TQL June issue’

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Pat Moore and I met at a guild meeting years ago, so I was thrilled when I found out  she’s a TQL subscriber. Pat’s feet are planted firmly on both sides of the quilting fence. She’s a historian who collects old quilts and loves research and reproduction [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 14: Rinsing, blocking, and binding

Stockholm Star: Step 14: Rinsing, blocking, and binding

Once the quilting is finished, Irene puts the quilt in the washing machine–in cold water, with about a tablespoon of Clorox 2 and a color-absorbing sheet. She sets the machine for the very end of the delicate wash cycle, so it’s mostly rinse. This will wash out all the [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 13: Thread selection and quilting

Stockholm Star: Step 13: Thread selection and quilting

Now it’s time to select quilting threads. I’m going to go through my thread stash and see if I already have some colors that might work. My friend ZJ Humbach, a longarmer, showed me this trick. To get an idea of how thread is going to look when it’s sewn in, you [Read More]

Salvaging the selvage

Salvaging the selvage

We quilters hate to throw anything away. Am I the only one who remembers cutting the legs off old pantyhose and saving them, just in case I might someday need to stuff something, like a biscuit quilt? I even once heard about a quilter who had a big box labeled “scraps too [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 6: Joining the patches

Stockholm Star: Step 6: Joining the patches

Here’s where you can see why I cut the patches with the template – those cut corners make matching the diamonds a breeze. I’m not going to try to chain piece this – it’s too easy to get confused. Adding the patches one at a time might seem like taking the long [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 4: Cutting, finally

Stockholm Star: Step 4: Cutting, finally

Admittedly, templates are old school. But for this quilt, it’s the way to go. I speed up the cutting process a little by first rotary cutting 3” strips. Then I mark around the template, rotary cut along the straight lines, and use a sharp new scissors to snip the [Read More]

There is a difference!

Pop quiz: what’s the difference between a labyrinth and a maze? I didn’t know either, until Meg Cox introduced us to Laurel Reinhardt in the June issue. Laurel, a former psychologist, uses the labyrinth as it has been used since ancient times – as a spiritual tool. [Read More]

Stockholm Star: Step 3: Starch

Stockholm Star: Step 3: Starch

Even though I can’t wait to start cutting fabric, I’m going to do something really important first – starch the heck out of the fabrics. Yes, that’s a technical term meaning “make it stiff as a sheet of paper,” and it will help so much where accuracy is [Read More]

Spilled the beans in Paducah

Spilled the beans in Paducah

I’ve got a quilt in Paducah this year! Not in the contest, though, but I’m still excited. My quilt is Stockholm Star, and it’s in the TQL booth. I’m putting the cart before the horse a little, telling you now, because it may still be a few days before you can get [Read More]

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AQS Summer Facebook Scavenger Hunt

AQS Summer Facebook Scavenger Hunt

Let the Hunt Begin! Join the fun! See how many quilty things you can find on ShopAQS.com and win prizes, too! Six weeks [Read More]

Announcing Syracuse, NY 2015 Special Exhibits!

Announcing Syracuse, NY 2015 Special Exhibits!

Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Syracuse, July 29 through August 1, 2015: FOR [Read More]

VIDEO: Using Janome Circular Attachments

VIDEO: Using Janome Circular Attachments

Nancy Fiedler from Janome demonstrates making circles on her Memory Craft Horizon 8900. You can make circles from any [Read More]

Five Reasons to Love Northern Indiana Amish Country

Five Reasons to Love Northern Indiana Amish Country

Looking for a fun road trip? 5 Reasons Quilters Love Northern Indiana’s Amish Country 1). We love quilters Our [Read More]

Brenda Miller’s Bag Sewing Tips!

Brenda Miller’s Bag Sewing Tips!

Have you thought about making a quilted or fabric bag but don’t know where to begin? How do you create a bag that [Read More]

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