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Continuous Curve Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot

This original version of this post was originally posted on the official Cotton Cuts blog. I’ve added a few new photos here that I wasn’t able to include in the original post due to the size of the files. I hope you’ll find them helpful! 🙂 Continuous Curve (also known as Orange Peel) quilting has […]

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Finishing Spree & My Top 4 Favorite Patterns of Summer 2021

Since I like to work on multiple projects at a time, I occasionally experience a bottleneck of quilts that are all at the same stage. Such has been the case this month, when I ended up sewing bindings on 8 different quilts in a little over a week. Wow! My arms are ready for a […]

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New Classes for Fall 2021

Registration is now open for my new fall classes! Stop in or call the Wyoming, Michigan Lakeshore Sewing location at 616-531-5561 to register for these ZOOM classes. Note: Lakeshore Sewing will be closed Saturday – Monday of Labor Day weekend. And don’t forget – locals can save 10% on class supplies at Lakeshore Sewing! It’s […]

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NEW Free-Motion Quick-Start

I’m working on a bunch of new non-class-related info for the blog; but meanwhile, I do want to let those of you who may be interested that I’ve added another brand-new Zoom class. 🙂 Free-Motion Quilting Quick-Start – NEW Are you interested in free-motion quilting, but need a boost to get going? Join Beth Ann […]

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The New Zoom Class Schedule is Up!

The new January and February Zoom class schedule has finally been published!I’m excited about the mix of classes I have coming up – some brand-new offerings you’ve asked for, plus a few repeats of popular classes. You can see the full list (and download supply lists) on the Upcoming Zoom Classes page on my website, […]

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Classes Machine Quilting Quilting

Finishing Spree! Fireworks, Curvy Quilting & “Disappearing” Binding

A quick note: my new fall online teaching schedule is up! In addition to repeating a couple of my most-requested classes, I’ve got some brand-new classes to share with you all. I haven’t been posting much this summer, but I’ve certainly been sewing up a storm! I’m finding it good therapy. 🙂 Due to the […]

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NEW Online Class

Some exciting news – I’m teaching my first online class next week! 🙂 I’m a little nervous, but also very excited about engaging “live” with fellow quilters again – I’ve missed everyone so much while keeping safe at home during this pandemic. Here is the info from the Lakeshore Sewing website: Creative Machine Quilting with a […]

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Bargello Color & Value Quilting Technique Tutorials

Making a Bargello Quilt – Cascade

This is the first in a series of sew/quilt-along posts about making a bargello quilt. For a little more background information, you can check out my previous post, Colorwash Bargello. For this series, I’ll be referring to the Cascade pattern from my book Colorwash Bargello Quilts.  If you don’t have the book or would rather […]

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Bargello Color & Value Quilting

Colorwash Bargello

What makes a quilt a bargello quilt? And what does colorwash mean? In the introduction to my second book, Colorwash Bargello Quilts, I credited 3 main influences: Centuries-old bargello needlepoint, also known as Hungarian point, flame stitch, or Florentine work. Modern strip-piecing methods pioneered in the 1970s by quilt artists such as Barbara Johannah Colorwash/watercolor quilting designers in […]

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Celtic Machine Quilting Quilting Technique Tutorials

Making a Celtic Quilt – Adding Additional Texture with Machine Quilting

This is the tenth in a series of posts that will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a Celtic Quilt. The lines that form my Celtic and Celtic-style knotwork designs are formed by cutting bias strips of fabric and sewing them into tubes, which are then fused onto background fabric. For this project, I added […]

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