Category Archives: Quilting

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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