sweetwater scalloped placemats ~

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happy weekend!  hope yours is coming along very nicely!i’m having a sale in the etsy shop, and these darling scalloped edge placemats are part of the sale, too!  {coupon code: SAVE20MAY for 20% off everything}, until june 2, 2014.these placemats are made from my adorable sweetwater “noteworthy” fabric stash, and i loved making this shape!  it was one of the …

Christmas Placemats ~

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Hi everyone!UPDATE 11/27/12:  Joining what looks to be a wonderful Christmas Show at the Blog:  Quilting Tutorials… go check it out!  {Door Prizes… too!}I got quite a few fabric Christmas projects done over this past, wonderful, long, weekend!  Sooooo nice to be home. I only had four finished when I took the picture, but I have actually made six as …

Classic Round Table ~

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Hi there ~ It’s been a rock n’ roll week… but I‘ve tried to be diligent in my sewing studio these past few weekends… preparing for my art show in November, in my hometown of Chester, MT, and cleaning up, finishing up! I have very much enjoyed a bit of ‘traditional’ sewing and quilting in making fourteen turkey placemats!  I’m …

Christmas Placemats

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I’ve really enjoyed making these placemats!  What I really love the most about making them, is writing the words of the Christmas carols, and bible verses that run through my head this time of year! You might think this is curved piecing, but it is NOT!  I simply free-cut with my rotary cut, a soft, undulating line on a piece …

“Miss Betty”

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Miss Betty is a true delight!  I am so excited to share a bit of her through today’s post. When I see Betty walk through the door, my heart leaps with joy!  Not because she’s a student in a class (although that’s very nice!) but because she exemplifies tenacity, a willingness to keep learning, to try new things; coping with …

SPRING FLING Placemats

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Welcome in Spring! Okay…. maybe NOT just yet…blizzard conditions here in MT yesterday.  Nevertheless… the time is to sew for it is now! Soon it will be here, (truly!) and y’all will be wanting to be out in yards, gardens, and smelling that new grass!  So it’s more than a couple months off here in Montana… but why not DREAM …

Bernina Foot #43 Free Motion Couching

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So… we visited yesterday with a quilt using more “traditional” type of couching, with the blog the day before on the #39 foot.  Tomorrow I will be posting a small project showing this technique, and I hope you will check back then! And TODAY… more couching!  How I love a free motion foot of any kind… but this #43 free …

QUILT-A-WAY CLASSES I’m teaching Jan, Feb, March 2011

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All of the classes in this blog entry are scheduled at  the wonderful  THE QUILT-A-WAY  quilt shop, who made into one of the TOP TEN Quilt Shops last fall, in beautiful GREAT FALLS MONTANA!  I hope you can JOIN me for lots of sharing, spontaneous laughter, and tons of inspiration! Each of these classes are offered at two separate times  …