oh deer daisy ~ collage quilt

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morning out here y’all ~  greetings!oh dear.  and oh deer!  yes, i know. it’s an old story with a new contemporary take.  collage quilts.  i’m addicted just like a puzzle maker.  and the funny thing is this.  i don’t really like puzzles!  nope.  never have.  but this kind of puzzle?  YES.  i’m definitely ‘all in’ and quite enamored.the inspiration comes …

show me how ~ free motion quilting books

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hi all ~when i was first learning free motion, I purchased books.  and many of them were not so helpful!  {and i didn’t appreciate spending my $ on them!}  at that time, there was no internet, nor blogs… or actually, local access to good teachers who were teaching free motion.  {which was one of the major reasons i became one}.the books …

Turkey Talkin Placemats ~

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it’s the tuesday turkeys! love fall.  love sewing n’ quilting.  love turkey {yum} ~ and now ~ make that turkey-talkin’ placemats!   basically all that is required for quilting is a straight line of stitching.  i chose to engage the dual feed mechanism on my bernina 830, using an open toe foot bernina #20D {“d” is for dual feed in bernina …

Psalm 91:11 for JAMIE

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Jamie’s Angel… flashy and funky, stylin’ and cheerful…bright and red-haired, creative and musical… that’s our JAMIE!  This quilt was inspired by, and is dedicated to my friend and Christian sister, Jamie B.  I had so much fun playing ‘dress-up’ with this doll of an ANGEL.  Love her red hair! Everything else I chose revolved around the red head!  I had …

TNT Thread NeedlesTension

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Very Important:  With threads, the bigger the number (weight), the SMALLER the thread is. With needles, the bigger the number, the BIGGER a needle is. Once you get those two concepts in your mind, you can really begin to understand what will work for you in your machine, with the process or product you have.  It’s all about the basics! …