Are you ready to follow along as I turn a pile of t-shirts into a snuggly quilt? https://youtu.be/Vt4wrZrTyi8 I suggest washing your t-shirts before starting. This client washed them before bringing me - that was very much appreciated. These shirts were brand new, so the wash eliminated a lot of that new t-shirt smell. I've … Continue reading T-Shirt Quilts: Prepare the Shirts
I have made two t-shirt quilts in my life. I blogged about them, considered putting up a page on my site advertising them as a service, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Figuring out a pricing structure held me up. Last week a new client reached out to me, asking if I could … Continue reading T-Shirt Quilts: Generating an Estimate
I realize I haven't posted an update on this project in quite a while. I alternate working diligently every day for a week or so, then lose interest and do other things. Keeping at it is a real struggle lately, especially since I am getting busy with my quilting business. I had originally wanted to … Continue reading La Passion – The Eternal Work In Progress
I first heard about using dryer sheets as a foundation for string quilts a long time ago. It isn't an idea that everyone likes - putting those weird plastic sheets in their quilts. I am not a purist by any stretch, and they smell great. Also, I'm a bit of a nut about recycling. I … Continue reading Dryer Sheet Scrap Buster
Bust some scraps and make some adorable cards for your loved ones.
I was fortunate to spend this Friday taking a class with Victoria Findlay Wolfe. My friend Deb set it up - she has FANTASTIC connections. Of 8 people taking the class, 5 were from the Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild. It was a fun day, and a great way to get to know my fellow … Continue reading The Thunderstruck Quilt, or Stitch, Rip, Repeat
I like big backings, and I cannot lie. I've been asked this several times, and some quilters seem to feel that I am insane. They can quilt their quilt with a backing just an inch or two larger on their home machine, why can't I do that? Today I am going to show you why. … Continue reading Why do Longarmers Insist on Such Big Backings?