Hawaiian Quilting, 2 Fabric Applique, Lessons and so much more!
I mentioned in an earlier article, one of the side benefits of traveling to quilt show: local cuisine. Another benefit is connecting with friends.
Last month I shared the following quick note with you:
Earlier this month one of Nancy's students and an additional customer asked us if we had given our permission to a company that produces rugs and bedding to use our Herd of Turtles design. We were shocked to find out that this company APPEARS to be selling products with our Herd of Turtles, Halloween and Dragonflies in Flight designs on the products. This company, AZCOZY has not been given the rights to use any of our designs! We hold the copyrights.READ MORE >
I did not think this one would come together so quickly but it has. This is "My First Sewing Machine" 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern. It is available now...
I am very excited about these SPECIAL new fabrics. I have been working with Majestic Batik from here in Oregon to create some fabrics that you have been asking for!!! I am thrilled that I can now share the new fabrics with you and I have them available online. I have the yardage, fabric packs as well as the kits which include the pattern. These fabrics were created to resemble the fabrics which some of your favorite samples were made from.READ MORE >
We love going to quilt shows. Sure the days are long and the set up and tear down are back breaking. However, it is such a joy to meet with our loyal and new customers. As I have said before, quilters are some of the nicest people.
Traveling to quilt show also has a side benefit.Connie and I are both “foodies.”We love fresh, regional locally owned restaurants.There are times we patronize fast food and chain restaurants because of the convenience, but in our travels, we try to seek out those rare gems, serving made from scratch unique cuisine. Prior to our arrival, I do an internet search of Yelp and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.READ MORE >
Writing pattern instructions is not easy. Instructions need to be accurate, concise and complete. Providing information about a specific size for a Hawaiian quilt pattern introduces a number of variables. What we have done on our wall-quilt patterns is to assume that most suitable cotton fabrics average about 42" wide. Since Hawaiian quilts are square (with exceptions, of course) we state that the quilt is 42" square. We have designed the pattern to fit on a piece of fabric that is at least 42" square, but the fabric could be larger.READ MORE >
As you know I am a needleturn girl and love the process of stitching by hand but I have found that when I do this for many hours and days at a time my hands tell me they have had enough. I am sure this is something many of you have experienced. Add to that a touch of Arthritis and you have the perfect storm. READ MORE >
I decided to enlarge our Dog and Daisy 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern by 200% to create a 48" x 72" lap quilt. It is like making the 2 Fabric Applique on steroids. The pieces are all larger and there is a bit more stitching! But you know, I am really enjoying it. This was the piece I took with me when I traveled to Minnesota. I worked on it in the airplane as well as in the car.
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Earlier this month I was invited to teach a 2 Day Hawaiian Wall Quilt Class. This class was in the Blocks to Bolts Quilt Shop in Albany Oregon. In this class each participant was able to select a Pacific Rim Quilt Company Pattern and learn all about making their selected patterns. READ MORE >