machine quilting made easy ~

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hear ye, hear ye:  “people out there ~ quilters and lovers of free motion:”this is one of of the best free motion quilting book ~ everrrr!!{hands down!}and just to {partly} illustrate how valuable, popular, and how good this book is, it’s still being published!  which is unusual in the quilting world.  i can’t remember how many re-printings this book has, but it’s been …

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 …

Inspiration for a Resource Notebook

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More from my ‘spring cleaning’ – it’s never-ending, really!  Anyway, besides keeping a notebook of my drawings and sketches, I also keep a separate resource notebook full of inspiration I find.  It contains pages from magazines, quilting patterns, photographs, clothing, miscellaneous ads or anything that grabs my attention. As I’m sure many of you are aware… inspiration is everywhere! It …

Through The Needle

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 Recently, I’ve been re-organizing my resources into notebooks – finally just cleaned up the chaos and I have found several extra items that I will be giving away to commenters in the near future as the first-ever “MarveLes” give-a-way! Since it’s usually no more than a couple commenters… you should have a great chance! So you may recall my latest …