Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cataloging a Quilt Book Library

  I love quilt books! I collect them, read them, and refer back to them often. Over the past 23 years of quilting, I have accumulated a large library!  It became obvious to me the books needed to be better organized; I couldn’t always remember if I owned a book and acquired duplicates (more than I care to admit). Here's the story of using my smartphone to scan the barcode on my books and catalog my library on the computer.  

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It’s the last week to save on books and batting!

Hi there! I wanted to write a courtesy blog post to let you know that our book and batting sales end next Tuesday. We’ve had this great offer going for a while now, and if you’ve been waiting to buy that new book you’ve been eyeing, or if you’ve been thinking about stocking up on batting, now is the time! In case you missed the sale details, you can save ...

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Sewing Machine

Oh my goodness, why, oh why, did I choose a paper piecing project to share with all of you when it is my least favorite of techniques? I like the end results but the process is painful! I picked the project of the sewing machine months ago from the book Needles and Notions by Jaynette Huff.

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My Very First Quilt…Top!

You might have noticed that we recently came out with a bunch of new stash builders with some great color combinations. I instantly gravitated toward the yellows and grays in “Clouds and Sunshine”. It’s such a beautiful and soft combination of prints and colors. I just love it! Mari just so happened to have a new pattern (Half-Square Triangle Fun) that needed testing, so I bravely stood up and volunteered to do a test. As a result, I have now officially started quilting. Hurray!

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Winners of the Best of Fons & Porter giveaway!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Best of Fons & Porter giveaway. Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners. Our first winner is Comment #185: CeciliaWhat a great trio of books. Thanks for the chance to win them. I especially love the quilt on the cover of the Stars book. Our next winner is Comment #95: LisaAlways looking for new projects! Would so enjoy these books. Our final winner is ...

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Gifty – Lazy Holly Days

I saw the Holly Days table runner in the book Quilt Lovers Gifts.  It also had a 2nd option of this cute 16” table topper.Well since I am lazy (we’ll discuss this more in detail later), I decided the smaller project was more to my liking.

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Tuffet-Inspired Ottoman

I was really curious about the project, Tuffet-Inspired Ottoman from the book, Fabric by Fabric, One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, so I decided to give it a try.  I used fabrics 5377 and 5375 from the Home Front collection.

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