Our Longarm Machine Renters Play With Circles

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Blue Batiks Orange Peel Quilt

Let’s be honest, straight lines are so much easier to piece and so we see most quilts made with straight lines. But the circle is a beautiful shape and belongs in quilting as well. Not all of these quilts were made with round seams. In fact, applique can be the easiest way to create a…

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Three Memorial Quilts from our Longarm Renters

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Hand embroidered blocks on a memorial quilt for a school

Some of us are hoarders. We like to keep things that have long past their usefulness. But how do you throw away something that reminds you of happy times? How do you throw away something you’ve held onto for decades? Some of us just can’t do it. But then the question is what do we…

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Three Fabulous Jelly Roll Quilts from our Longarm Renters

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Kathleen displays her Jelly Roll Race Quilt with red, white, and blue nautical themed fabrics at Quilted Joy after her longarm quilting machine rental

Precut fabrics can be a lot of fun and a fast and easy way to add to your stash or make a gift. Jelly rolls in particular are great for beginner quilters or more experienced quilters looking for a quick project. There are lots of fun ways to play with those 2.5″ x 44″ fabric strips.…

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Gender Neutral Quilts from the Renters

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Kathleen's ombre wall hanging, quilted at Quilted Joy

Every quilt has a theme. Whether it is done with the color, or the quilting pattern or a print in the fabric, every quilt has a vibe that appeals to one person or another. For whatever reason, it is very common and very easy to make a feminine or girly quilt. Pinks, flowers, hearts, etc.…

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Floral Quilts are Blooming!

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Margie's floral quilt was a gift for a young woman going through chemotherapy

Flowers are blooming here at Quilted Joy. Floral motifs are so popular with fabric designers, so it is not uncommon for us to see many beautiful quilts sporting a floral design. They can be as unique and elegant as there are unique and elegant blossoms in the world. Here are a handful of some of…

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Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts!

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Judy's Off Centered Around the World Quilt made with half square triangles, quilted at Quilted Joy

A lot of quilts come into this studio, but what really gets everyone “oohing” and “ahhing” tends to be bright and colorful quilts. What can I say, I love color! Quilts are excellent spaces to explore and use color to the extreme. These quilts were chosen for this post because the quilters had some fun…

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These Renters Like Big Blocks!

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Beverly's sample quilt, quilted at Quilted Joy

There are a lot of quilts that made up with a lot of tiny blocks. They can be beautiful and intricate. But sometimes, you can cover a lot of real estate by making just a few really big blocks. What a great way to showcase fabric that you really love. The larger blocks can really…

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Animal Inspired Renter Quilts!

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Rebecca's Appliqued Owls quilt

We are always talking about the different shapes that make up quilt blocks. Squares, triangles, rectangles, even hexagons can be combined in a variety of ways to create tops of wonder to the eye. But besides sewing blocks with shapes, you can have a lot of fun with applique as well. Now not all of…

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These Renters Love Triangles!

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Valerie's Sequoia Quilt. She quilted this at Quilted Joy!

I’m always talking about shapes here. Shapes are what make up the patterns of all quilts. Circles, squares, rectangles, even hexagons are used in quilting. These quilts are made up of triangles. Take a look! The first quilt is from Valerie called “Sequoia”. She made it with colors of the University of Louisville for her…

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Our Renters Make Fabulous Quilts with Simple Blocks!

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T-shirt quilt for a teenage girl.

Intricate complicated piecing designs are amazing to look at. These are the show stoppers that demand attention at competitions or hanging on your living room wall. But not every quilt needs to be ornate. A lot of times, we just want a warm quilt to curl up in on a cold winter’s evening. The following…

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