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Free Motion Monday – Quilting Designs in Triangles

I have been trying some new patterns using the Angle Play templates.  Angle Play quilts feature strong graphic lines formed by half-square and half-rectangle triangles and lots of pinwheels.  It's time to think of new quilting designs in triangles!
A Basic Spiral

For some of the blocks, I quil...

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Free Motion Monday – Figure 8 Quilting Design

Loops are an easy free motion quilting design that adds great texture to a quilt with lots of straight lines.  I chose a figure 8 quilting design for a recent customer quilt.  The quilt pattern is Stacked Coins and she used men's shirts to create the blocks.  This is a keepsake quilt for children to...

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Free Motion Monday – Stars and Stripes

Happy Independence Day!  Here in the U.S. of A we celebrate our country's birthday on the 4th of July, waving the Stars and Stripes and proudly displaying our patriotism in red, white, and blue.  That patriotic feeling extends to the quilting world in various ways.  My charity of choice is the Quilt...

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3 Reasons why I love EQ7

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How does the tactile experience of quilting fit into the high tech world of computer design?  Electric Quilt developed a software package that has become my favorite tool for designing quilts.  What began as a long process of sketching with graph pap...

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Free Motion Monday – Quilting Hearts 3 Variations

As quilters, we try to express love through fabric. Adding some free motion quilting hearts to your next project puts another layer of love into the quilt. When a customer brought me a red and white quilt with raw edge applique, I came up with three variations of quilting hearts to blend with the ov...

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