Category Archives: Quilting

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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Grandpa’s Ties Pillows

When Grandpa passed, his ties became a quilt for his daughter, but there were small scraps left over. When fabric has a sentimental value, a project can be found for even the smallest scraps. The long narrow pieces of fabric … Continue reading

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CD Quilt Tutorial

Circle Quilts are a great way to use scraps of fabric – and stay warm while stitching during these colder evenings! Pottery Barn used to have one, Garnet Hill has one currently – they seem to be available commercially in … Continue reading

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