Category Archives: Beginner Sewing Projects

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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Destashification Christmas: Day 8 – Feathered Quilted Pillows

On the 8th Day of the Destashification Christmas, me needles gave to me…. Two large feather quilted pillows. The Stash contained some rather expensive home decor fabric remnants in the color needed. The “crinkly” bronze/gold polyester was marked “Dry Clean … Continue reading

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Destashification Christmas: Day Six – Huck Towels

On the sixth day of Destashification Christmas, my needles gave to me….. Several Huck Towels!  The perfect Hostess Gift, Aunt Gift, Friend Gift. Just a perfect gift for so many! Colors can be made to match the recipients kitchen…or just … 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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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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Never Too Old for Trick or Treat!

My 20-something daughter and her friends still enjoy Halloween. No Fairy Princess costumes for them – they wanted a more modern look. So Ipods it was! We used our older-than-technology-should-be ink jet printer to print the “screen” and the controller … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Ties Quilt

Ties from Grandpa. Beautiful silk neckties. Wonderful tactile silks with intricate designs. Much time was spent deciding just what quilt pattern would highlight the fabrics from these beautiful ties and pay homage to the man they belonged to. Pinwheel was … Continue reading

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Squares and Stripes Quilt Pattern

I received a few requests for the pattern I developed for the Quilt Top for my daughter. Although Squares and Stripes is the obvious name for this quilt, it might be considered a Goldilocks Quilt. The first attempt was the … Continue reading

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As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip

Persons who sew know that feeling of “something is just not right.” It might be the colors, it might be the design, it might be a combination – but we know we are not happy with some aspect. Oh, we … Continue reading

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MMQ: Final Block and Sashing

The 16th and final block for the MMQ is a simple 1″ square in the middle of the 4″ center design block. This block is “A Square in a Square in a Square!” Once all 16 squares are complete – … Continue reading

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