How to make a name tag usable anywhere

My modern quilters guild has challenges throughout the year but no rules. So you can make them or not, for that month or later. We had a challenge in January of ‘put a letter on it’ or a name tag. I made a sign but decided I wanted to do the second part as well.... Read more »

How to create Doll quilts for a good cause

Here are the two I made, one more feminine and the other unisex.
I am so pleased that I was able to create doll quilts for a good cause and it’s all because of my guild. A generous woman told us about an organization that creates dolls for children that look just like them. It’s called A Doll like Me and the dolls are often for children who... Read more »

Improve your zippered bags by using a serger

I love making zippered bags because they are so handy. I really enjoy tidying an area up by putting things in a bag. They are also terrific for travel or purses. I have a new tip for you; you can improve your zippered bags by using a serger. Let me show you how. If you... Read more »
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Tea Kettle block for our Charity quilt

  My Modern Quilters Guild is very open and flexible to the ideas of our members. When Joan suggested that we make a charity quilt we all said sure. We are not sure yet for whom or when, but we just like the concept. She also suggested the source for the blocks. Farm Girl Vintage... Read more »

BOM blocks were finally used to make a quilt top

In 2010 I signed up for what seemed like an interesting and fun several year Bock Of the Month project. Each month I picked up 4 baggies with directions and fabrics for 4 blocks. These blocks were 6 inches finished, surely I could sew those small blocks easily and for a while, I did. Then... Read more »

Use your flannel scraps to make reusable paper towels

I try to find ways to add less to landfills and I’ve seen some ways lately of using fabric for spills and cleaning. “Oh, rags?” You say. Ha, yes but a tad fancier. I am urging you to use your flannel scraps to make reusable paper towels. (They’re actually not paper at all, they’re fabric.... Read more »
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Winter Games Challenge at Quilt Expo

Nancy Zieman will be missed, I am glad I have this shot giving her credit for this challenge.
I am not athletic nor graceful but I sure love watching those who are. I am excited that the Pyeong Chang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will begin at 6:05 PM on Wednesday, February 7. I have been saving these pictures of quilts from the Winter Games Challenge at Quilt Expo 2017 until now. All of the quilters... Read more »

I used my serger to make pillowcases faster

Recently I used my serger to make pillowcases faster and as a result, I made 18 of them. That’s a lot of pillows that were covered! I had meant to make some for Christmas presents but I just didn’t have, or make, the time. The final nudge was a raffle my daughter had at a... Read more »

Modern half square Log Cabin quilt is complete - thanks Heather Jones

When I was in Sisters, OR last July I started a modern half square Log Cabin quilt in a class with Heather Jones. It was a marvelous workshop and I was very challenged and inspired by a new way of making a quilt. I only used scissors, no rotary cutters or rulers. It was scary... Read more »
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I sewed my sign for the Chicago Women's March 2018

When I was in high school and college, I never marched in any kind of protest or statement march. I guess I decided I would wait until I was in my 60’s because this was my second! This year, I sewed my sign for the Chicago Women’s March. The theme of the march was March... Read more »
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