Easy to make coasters

Posted by Ruth on 16 December 2013 | 3 Comments

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A couple of weeks ago, I purchased some cookie cutters because I had a project in mind that I wanted to use them for, instead I borrowed them to use as inspiration for quilting designs. The reason I purchased them was to make scented decorations so my house would smell of Christmas.

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Hanging multiple small quilts

Posted by Ruth on 9 November 2013 | 1 Comments

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To finish off my October challenge piece, I made some hanging straps (for a lack of a better name) to hang my four blocks. I had several quilters ask me how to make these so I decided to write a post so everyone could have the instructions. You can see them here in my "Changing Seasons" quilt blocks below.

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Have you worked with Tyvek?

Posted by Ruth on 30 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever played with Tyvek? I have been meaning to for a long time but never got around to it until today. I'm not sure why I waited so long because I had lots of fun.

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Puffy Stuff

Posted by Ruth on 16 September 2013 | 1 Comments

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A friend gave me some Sulky Puffy Foam that she didn't want so I thought I'd give it a try. I figured this might make some interesting embellishments for Anita's new class coming up or my Stitch Along Sunday challenges.

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GIMP tutorial

Posted by Ruth on 2 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today I was playing with Snagit again. This is rather fun. I keep practicing. This time I made a better demo on how to crop and reduce the size of an image and replaced my existing video which is at the Academy of Quilting.

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How to make tabs

Posted by Ruth on 26 August 2013 | 1 Comments

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I had a number of inquiries today asking how to make tabs for a quilt like I made on yesterday's challenge piece so I thought today was a good day to share that with you all. 

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Fabric Beads

Posted by Ruth on 12 August 2013 | 0 Comments

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The other day I was playing around with embellishments and remembered way back when I made fabric beads last. I remembered it being a whole lot of fun so decided to make some more. They are so easy to make.

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How to scale and crop an image

Posted by Ruth on 29 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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So I know you are wondering where today's block design is. I did have it planned but unfortunately my iron died :( and you know you just cannot make a block without an iron, so instead I made a tutorial on how to take your block image and scale and crop it. You'll need to know this for uploading your own pictures into the Academy of Quilting.

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Bias Binding with Bias Bars

Posted by Ruth on 21 July 2013 | 2 Comments

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Which method of bias binding do you prefer to make? Using the bias tools makers are really good, but the bias is not as stable as when it is made with bias bars. For Celtic Work, I prefer using the bias bars. 

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Using Applique patterns to make quilting designs

Posted by Ruth on 16 May 2013 | 2 Comments

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Today I want to show you how to make a quilting design from a single motif or applique designs as you see in my art quilt Summer Reflections.

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