Category Archives: Quilting

Stash Bohemian Bedroom

“Mom, I am moving into an apartment at college.  Can you help me decorate it?” Oh, yes.  Yes, I can. Have Stash, Will Decorate. The desk, chair, and chest of drawers were second hand.  We painted them with two greys.  … Continue reading

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Cosmetics and Jewelry Case

My daughter actually ASKED me to make her something! She needed a cosmetic and jewelry case that would work for traveling and for the dorm room. We visited The Stash and she selected a Stars and Moon Face fabric.  A … Continue reading

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Two hundred+ Ties

A family member collected over 200 ties while working as a FBI agent.  After he  retired, the ties were forwarded my way to create a quilt. Most of the ties were 1980s and 1990s vintage. If you were not around … Continue reading

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Ohio Star Quilt: Beautiful Quilting

The Ohio Star Quilt met me 2,000 miles from home. The Long Armed Quilter had worked her magic in record time and had shipped it so that it and I would arrive in time for my son’s wedding. As I … Continue reading

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Ohio Star Quilt: The Math-Free Version, Part 2.

The Ohio Star Quilt Pattern is beautiful and can be sewn Math and Frustration-Free! After finishing the Double Half-Square Triangles (DHST) from Part 1, it is time to sew up the blocks! Each Ohio Star block will require the four … Continue reading

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Ohio Star: Math-Free Version. Part 1: Double HST.

I envy those quilters that can turn a perfect “scant” 1/4 inch seam. The engineer in me cannot compute the term “scant.”  Engineers use calipers.  Engineers measure 3/16″ or 7/32″ or 5.55625 millimeters, but “scant” is not in our vocabulary. … Continue reading

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Embellished Military Jacket – Take 2

Found a military jacket on clearance – it was missing a few buttons. The jacket had princess seaming and some sleeve detail that just screamed out “Embellish Me!”  Not being one to deny a screaming jacket, it came home with … Continue reading

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