Category Archives: books

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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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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Gifty Galore: Peas in the Pod Pincushion

I love really small projects, so I decided to sew up this for our Gifty Galore project. Some of you guessed it on our Quilt Along group on Quilt With Us. It's the "Peas in the Pod" pincushion from the book, Super Cute Pincushions!

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Hot Pad Apron made from Home Front fabrics

I really do love the Home Front collection, it's just so bright and cheery!  I came across an apron pattern that I thought was adorable, so I decided to make one up with this collection.  It's the Hot Pad Apron from Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders.  I love the silhouette of the apron, I think its very stylish and flattering.  It was so easy to sew up, the whole thing (including cutting the fabrics), took me about 2 hours.  It's a pretty clever design because of the hidden hot pads within the inside of the apron. 

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Tulip Mini

Five cheery tulips standing in a row, just waiting for any one to sew. putting scraps together to help them grow, will make a nice gift for someone I know.

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Holiday Rose Mini Quilt

Hi all! I wanted to share with you my most recent project from the book, No Sewing Until You Quilt It by Ann R. Holmes. This book is great for unleashing your inner creativity. I love this book because Ann has packed in a lot of great ideas for working and designing your own quilts using freezer-paper. 

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We’ve got our winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Simply Triangles blog tour contest! Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners. The grand prize winner will take home their very own copy of Barbara’s beautiful book, Simply Triangles, courtesy of C&T Publishing. The runner up winners will each receive a stack sampler of our beautiful fall/winter batiks. The grand prize ...

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