Now that this one has arrived back to its owner, I can share it! This is a pattern under construction by my customer Terri, and she wanted something simple to go with the overall simplicity of the quilt, and something that wasn’t full-on custom or too boring. At first I thought I would do a zig zag […]
Crayola Washable Markers and Quilt Marking, Technique of the Week
It’s been a hot topic on the professional longarm forums lately: what do we use to mark quilts? Blue pens that are water soluble? Purple pens that disappear in air? Washable pencils? On a whim, I decided to try the new “ultra clean” Crayola Washable markers, and to run a little experiment. My hypothesis: Crayola […]
Your Quilting Business: Do You Need a Media Kit?
One of the things that turned up several times in the comment thread for “The Problem With Free Milk: Giving Away Your Quilt Work”, was how to present yourself and your business as a bona fide business, and there was some discussion in the comments about media kits, what they were, and how they are […]
The Problem With Free Milk: Giving Away Your Quilt Work
I’m a Southerner, and we often speak in idioms or with phrases that have special meaning. You know something more is being said without vocalizing it when someone says “Bless his/her heart,” or “Oh, honey, it’s so sad”. That last one is usually followed by an awful story about someone else which should be a […]
Quilting Tutorial, Variations
I had meant to put this up around Valentine’s Day, because one of these looks an awful lot like hearts, and it’s probably as close to hearts as I get. In any case, these three variations are based off the earlier tutorial, with the first line being some form of swirl. The simplest variation is […]
Practice sheet for background fill
Look at me, learning how to use the arc tool in Illustrator! Ahem. Celebrate the little things. Anyway, here is a PDF version of the swoopy grid I used in the tutorial below. Print out as many as you’d like. The first one has dark black lines: OnionBackgroundFill And this one has lighter grey lines: OnionBackgroundFillGrey
Longarm services sale!
To celebrate the New Year on the right foot, nothing says “i’m going to rock this year”like a quilt finish! I’d like to help you get there by offering a sale on my quilting services for finishing up the quilt top of your choice. Those Block-of-the-Month quilts or those group projects that seem to languish, […]
I kind of stink at getting pictures, but here are some!
I know, I know.. taking carefully curated photos is a *thing*, but I haven’t really been so great at that! In any case, here are a few pictures I just found scrolling through some pictures today: This quilt was a block of the month from a friend of mine. She wanted minimal quilting on it, […]