Category Archives: Quilting

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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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Visiting family for the Christmas Holidays is always fun. While there I noticed many of the past Christmas presents are still being used, so I snapped a few pictures. These pillows were made several years ago to coordinate with a … Continue reading

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The Destashification Christmas – Day Five

  On the fifth day of The Destashification Christmas, my needles gave to me:  5 *100 quilting stitches (approximately). … ..stitched into a feathered heart pillow.  The subtlety of the quilting makes it difficult to see in the picture to … Continue reading

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The Destashification Christmas Day One

Christmas was always handmade – until we relocated 2,000 miles away!  This year, we are traveling back to snow country so the handmade Destashification Christmas will be packed in our luggage for the trip! On the First Day of The … Continue reading

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Stripes Quilted with Bubbles

The “I Can’t Sew a Straight Line Quilt” enjoyed its stay at the Long Armed Quilter. With less than 24 hours to wheels up for a trip to  visit the daughter whose claim of not being able to sew a … Continue reading

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