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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A Quilt Fit for a Soccer Star

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Sue asked me to quilt this awesome soccer jersey quilt! I was so impressed with the way she played with the sashing and cornerstones, and how she cut some of the jerseys in really surprising ways.

What’s the perfect gift for a soccer star who has it all? A T-shirt quilt made with their jerseys of course! What do you think of Sue’s Soccer Jersey quilt? I love the black and white sashing and cornerstones. The nine-patch blocks remind me of the pattern on a traditional soccer ball. Isn’t that clever? At…

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Three Ways to Go

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How fun is Judy's Pins and Paws quilt? She quilted it with a bubbles design board at Quilted Joy

There is never just one way to do something right, especially with artistic endeavors. Multiple choices should be seen as multiple opportunities to try something new. With longarm quilting there are so many choices to be made like thread, color, density, and design. In fact, our renters have three different ways to quilt their quilts.…

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Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Quilting with Specialty Fabrics

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Beginner's Guide to Machine Quilting: Quilting with Specialty Fabrics

Have you ever had a friend suggest that you use Minky to back a quilt, only to have another friend say, “It’s SO hard to sew with Minky!” Should you try it or not? Is it O.K. to use fabrics other than quilting cotton in your quilt? The answer is YES! Some fabrics need to…

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T-Shirt Quilt Camp – Wrap-Up!

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Barb shows off the finished T-shirt quilt she made during the T-shirt Quilt Camp at Quilted Joy

On Saturday, our fearless adventurers finished up their T-shirt quilts on the third day of T-Shirt Quilt Camp.  In their first session, they learned how to use the heat press to stabilize their T-shirts, then selected a layout for their tops.  In the second session, they cut out sashings and borders and assembled much of…

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Yet Another T-Shirt Quilt From Jennifer!

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Kitty is at it again! Who knew that when she took that T-shirt quilt class from me, she’d be whipping out so many great t-shirt quilts? She made another one for Jennifer. This one has great personality. Take a look at the “Trix are for Kids” shirt. Oh, and the Hawaiian Punch & Spongebob shirts.…

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Patty’s Tshirt Memory Quilt for Graduation

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Patty’s daughter is going to get a fun, funky t-shirt quilt for her graduation! Patty picked out her own fabrics for the sashing, cornerstones, outside border, binding and backing. Here’s the stack of T-shirts waiting to be interfaced and blocked. Take a look at this custom air brushed shirt of Patty’s daughter. Isn’t that awesome?…

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