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Star AlternativesA couple of days ago we posted the Patriotic Table Runner that we have a workshop set up for on two Mondays in May.  Here is the same pattern using different colors just so you can see that there are so many options available to make beautiful things once you learn the basics.  Same basic pattern in a whole different color scheme….

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Table Runner 5After the last few Rag Quilt classes we were asked to have a “regular” quilting class.  Of course, traditional quilting is more detailed than the simplicity of Rag Quilts but they are great fun to make and there are so many variations.  This pieced quilted table runner is a good example of a beginning quilting project…and just in time for Memorial Day and the 4th of July!  Click here to register for this two-part class on Monday, May 15th and 22nd.

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Yesterday I got to finish the “Pup Walk” applique and quilt piece that was started a few years ago.  I love the way raw edge applique looks and wanted to give it a try along with free motion quilting.  Plus I have a different machine with decorative stitches that I wanted to test.  I let other things get in the way of sewing and needlework so I was glad to finally get back to it.  There are several more projects that I’d like to try using this technique.  Lots of possibilities.

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20170418_074822We are working on improving our applique and free motion quilting skills.  Loving it! Hoping to show you the finished piece tomorrow.

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Coin Quilts

20170417_065713After our last couple of Rag Quilt Classes we were asked by some participants to have some other quilting classes….simple ones for beginners.  So one that we are working on preparing a couple of samples to get people started in piece quilting.  One that is going to be scheduled soon is the Coin Quilt.  There are many varieties of way to put these together.  It’s simple but helps to learn quilting basics.  Watch for it on the calendar soon.

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Rag Quilts Sunday

rag quilt aprWe had a group of quilters at The Studio yesterday making Rag Quilts.  They were great…and FAST.  Each of these ladies had sewed before so they brought their own machines and whipped right through the rag quilt.  Can you believe it just took three hours to make their quilts?!  Great work everyone.

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Yo-Yo Projects

Yesterday I worked on a Yo-Yo project or the upcoming class.  The Yo-Yo quilt was a popular style of quilt making in America from the 1920-40s. These small tiny circles of fabric were gathered and sewn together to create a three-dimensional effect. Then, as now, Yo-Yo quilts are popular because women can carry small pieces of fabric with them and make Yo-Yos whenever they have a little free time.

On April 1st at 10 am we will learn a quick and easy way to make nicely shaped Yo-Yos that are perfect for quilts as well as embellishments for covers, table runners, bags and more.  Join us at The Studio for this fun and informative class.

The fee of $35 includes tools needed to make Yo-Yos as well as fabric to make practice Yo-Yos.  You’ll leave with the skill to make whatever Yo-Yo project you like!  Click here to register.

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