Quilting Quilts Reviews

Pattern Testing the Log Cabin Toss Quilt

Why would a quilt designer like myself pattern-test another’s designer’s quilt? Because it’s FUN! AND I’m also firm believer in artists and designers supporting each other. 🙂 Jemima Flendt of Tied with a Ribbon is one of my all-time favorite Australian quilt designers. I love her fresh, modern take on traditional – and sometimes non-traditional […]

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Machine Quilting Quilting Quilts Technique Tutorials

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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Celtic Machine Quilting Quilting Quilts

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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Link Love Quilting

Quilters Supporting the People of Ukraine

Quick Zoom class update: The Free-Motion Quick Start 2: Crescents, Swirls, Flowers and Leaves class is coming up on Saturday, March 12; and the brand-new Cathedral Windows by Machine class starts on Thursday, March 17. Quilters have a long history of showing love and support for the people and causes they care about. As I […]

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Machine Quilting Quilting Technique Tutorials

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 Reviews

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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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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Quilting Technique Tutorials

Finishing Spree! Quick Bindings That Mimic the Look of Hand-Sewn

I like to have lots of different projects going at different stages at the same time, so I always have something interesting to work on. But sometimes there’s a bottleneck, and I have a bunch of projects that are all at the same step. That’s what has been happening to me lately – a pile-up […]

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Classes Quilting Technique Tutorials

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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