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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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Endings and Beginnings – A Personal Note

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” This quote, usually attributed to Lao Tzu, but perhaps written by someone else entirely, nonetheless speaks to me – especially given what is happening in my life right now. Journal Quilt – Tree of Life. Journal Quilting is one of the ways I process my life experiences […]

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Machine Quilting with a Serpentine Stitch

This is a slightly expanded version of a post previously published on the Cotton Cuts blog in September 2021. I’ll say one thing about the global pandemic: I think I’ve done more sewing and quilting in the past year and a half than in the previous 10 years! Seriously, my sewing machine has been a […]

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Classes Quilting

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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Finishing Spree! Finish with a Facing

A quick note before we dive into facings – I have 3 more Zoom classes coming up soon: ⭐Easy & Effective Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot – Sat., April 17 & 24, 2021; 10 am – 1 pm ⭐It’s All About the Thread – Thurs., April 29, 2021; 6 – 8 pm ⭐Color Tools […]

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Classes Quilting

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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Link Love Machine Quilting Quilting Reviews Technique Tutorials

Finishing Spree – Take Wing, Foundation Piecing, & Mixing Quilting Methods

A quick note: my 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. 🙂 And now to the topic at hand – foundation piecing (also called foundation paper piecing) is a great technique for achieving precise piecing and […]

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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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Classes Quilting

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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Machine Quilting Quilting Technique Tutorials

Finishing Spree – Quilting with Decorative Stitches

Now that I’m participating in at least four new sew-alongs over the next few months, my finishing-spree is more important that ever! This time, I’d like to share yet another machine quilting option – quilting with the decorative stitches that are built into your sewing machine. My observations & recommendations:

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