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message 1: by Tanya (new)

Tanya #TeacherReader | 90 comments So I have been on summer break for a few weeks now and have been quilting up a storm. I have also discovered several quilting blogs...Do you have any favorite quilting blogs?


message 2: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2 comments MINE! The Longarm Lady. Well okay, it's not great but I try to put some eye candy out there every once in a while :)
http://longarmlady.blogspot.com/2013/...

I also like Crazy Creek Creations, The Quilt Rambler, and Threadtales - The Stuff of Life.

What kind of quilting are you interested in?


message 3: by Tanya (new)

Tanya #TeacherReader | 90 comments I kind of like a little bit of everything--primitive, wool felt, trendy stuff, etc. The little shop we have in my town does not even have a block of the month and most of the quilters are not up on any of the trends. When I moved here 8 years ago, they had never even heard of wool felt!

I am learning to use my mom's long arm and it is much more challenging than I ever imagined. I will check out you blog and the others you recommended. Thanks!


message 4: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2 comments Oohh I've recently become enamored with wool felt!! I haven't done much with it yet, but I've started to accumulate a stash for when I have some free time. And since I live in a 220 year old house, it'll go perfectly whenever I happen upon that free time :)


message 5: by Tanya (new)

Tanya #TeacherReader | 90 comments I posted a picture a while back under the photos for this group it is my Wool Flowers quilt. It took me over 8 years to finish it. You need yo check out the blog quilts by Cheri. She is an amazing primitive quilt designer who I used to take classes with when I lived in San Diego. Also cloft.com which is my favorite primitive and wool felt shop in the world. I still order lots of stuff from them. I also am in love with embroidering with pearl cotton and using it in quilts.


message 6: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut I don't have a blog, but I do have a Pinterest board with my quilts - http://pinterest.com/craftnut2012/my-...

I love wool felt applique too. Here is my Pinterest board with links to wool inspiration projects - http://pinterest.com/craftnut2012/woo...


message 7: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Craftnut wrote: "I don't have a blog, but I do have a Pinterest board with my quilts - http://pinterest.com/craftnut2012/my-...

I love wool felt applique too. Here is my Pinterest board with links to wool i..."


Loved both of these sites. I'm just getting into wool applique and will have to get busy in Pinterest and pin some of these beauties. Thanks for sharing!


message 8: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Cheryl, when you go to either one of these, if you click on Craftnut, you'll see all my boards. I have a lot of interests and do a lot of different crafts. Plus I love to cook too.


message 9: by Tanya (new)

Tanya #TeacherReader | 90 comments I started my own quilting blog this summer because I was so inspired by other quilting blogs. I find it a great motivator and a way to keep track of my finishes. Please check it out if you would like:

http://tanyaquiltsinco.blogspot.com/


message 10: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut You have a wonderful blog, Tanya.


message 11: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Craftnut wrote: "Cheryl, when you go to either one of these, if you click on Craftnut, you'll see all my boards. I have a lot of interests and do a lot of different crafts. Plus I love to cook too."

Will do. Thanks for the tip!


message 12: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Tanya wrote: "I started my own quilting blog this summer because I was so inspired by other quilting blogs. I find it a great motivator and a way to keep track of my finishes. Please check it out if you would li..."

Enjoyed looking at your blog. I too have become a convert to the Clover Wonder Clips. I won some during a shop hop and used a coupon to get some more. So pleasant to finish a binding and not get poked with pins! I'm curious about the new cutter you mentioned. Does it have a different kind of blade or mechanism that makes it cut better than the usual Olfa cutters?


message 13: by Tanya (new)

Tanya #TeacherReader | 90 comments Cheryl S. wrote: "Tanya wrote: "I started my own quilting blog this summer because I was so inspired by other quilting blogs. I find it a great motivator and a way to keep track of my finishes. Please check it out i..."

It is much lighter weight. It does not have the bolt and nut, instead it has a quick release mechanism for changing the blade, and it has more of an ergonomic shape. I almost bought another one today!


message 14: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Tanya wrote: "Cheryl S. wrote: "Tanya wrote: "I started my own quilting blog this summer because I was so inspired by other quilting blogs. I find it a great motivator and a way to keep track of my finishes. Ple..."

Thanks for the info. I've cut with my old one for so many years I'm kind of attached to it. A better ergonomic shape might be nice however.


message 15: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut I thought of a couple of blogs that I enjoy that aren't already listed.

http://thesecretlifeofmrsmeatloaf.blo...

http://www.fiberobsessive.blogspot.com/

http://www.tamarackshack.blogspot.com

These are all internet friends blogs from the longarm group I frequent.


message 16: by Karen (new)

Karen | 1 comments Thanks for sharing those blogs. I'd never encountered them before and I really enjoyed them.


message 17: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Craftnut wrote: "I thought of a couple of blogs that I enjoy that aren't already listed.

http://thesecretlifeofmrsmeatloaf.blo...

http://www.fiberobsessive.blogspot.com/

http://www.tamarackshack.blogspot...."

Thanks for sharing. Always fun to see what others are up to.


message 18: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments I've just posted on the 'what we're quilting now' thread, as I'm busy making quilted cushion tops at the moment, and have posted some pics on my blog, www.karenlowe.co.uk - I've finished the 2 quilts I started last year, and also made a beach mat, so I'm really enjoying these smaller projects


message 19: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Karen wrote: "I've just posted on the 'what we're quilting now' thread, as I'm busy making quilted cushion tops at the moment, and have posted some pics on my blog, www.karenlowe.co.uk - I've finished the 2 qui..."

Cute. Thanks for sharing!


message 20: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Like your blog, Karen!


message 21: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Thank you!


message 22: by Aileen (new)

Aileen | 5 comments I love red pepper quilts; film in the fridge; happy zombie; in color order; freshly pieced; blue mountain daisy; and oh fransson. also, craftster is an open site where craftsters of all kinds post images of their creations, tutorials, challenges and swaps. It is fantastic for inspiration and instruction.


message 23: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Thanks Aileen, lots for me to go and check out. I may be some time...


message 24: by Karen (last edited Sep 05, 2013 04:40PM) (new)

Karen | 12 comments My blog has a page dedicated to "Recipes & Cool Quilting Tips and Ideas" and I recently started interviewing quilters, fiber artists, and authors...you may have to click on "Older Posts" to see the interviews. Check it out at: http://karendewittauthor.blogspot.com/
The blog also features info about my book "The Bunco Club" which is a story about eight quilters that gather once a month to play Bunco. Enjoy!
The Bunco Club by Karen DeWitt


message 25: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Some great tips on your blog, Karen! Re those buttons to make, over here (UK) they're called Dorset buttons - my M-i-Law used to demo them in her knitting classes - perfect for matching onto home-knitted garments


message 26: by Karen (new)

Karen | 12 comments Thanks Karen. I updated the post to reflect your info about the UK name of the buttons!


message 27: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Karen wrote: "My blog has a page dedicated to "Recipes & Cool Quilting Tips and Ideas" and I recently started interviewing quilters, fiber artists, and authors...you may have to click on "Older Posts" to see the..."

Can't wait to read your book Karen. I just ordered it so should be here shortly.


message 28: by Karen (new)

Karen | 12 comments Thank you Catherine--I appreciate it! Hope you enjoy it =)


message 29: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Just finished my quilted Shepherds Advent Calendar, the photo is in the gallery
https://www.goodreads.com/photo/group...

I've put the templates and details on my blog.
Now I can concentrate on the wedding designs!


message 30: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Karen wrote: "Just finished my quilted Shepherds Advent Calendar, the photo is in the gallery
https://www.goodreads.com/photo/group...

I've put the temp..."


Very cute.


message 31: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Thanks Cheryl. One of the few times something has come out exactly as I'd imagined it!


message 32: by Sandy (new)

Sandy H (sandyquiltz) I'm following all your blogs now! My blog and my quilting podcast are both at www.quiltingfortherestofus.com. The podcast is also available via iTunes. I'm part of a whole community of quilting podcasters--check out CraftyGardenMom (who is another GoodReads user, works in publishing and does a lot of great book reviews!), Hip To Be a Square, The Off-Kilter Quilt, Quilted Magnolia, Very Lazy Daisy, The Quilting Pot, Within a Quarter Inch, Nonnie's Quilting Dreams...There are also "celebrity" podcasters but this list is those of us who are just normal ol' quilters, LOL.


message 33: by Cheryl S. (new)

Cheryl S. | 161 comments Sandy wrote: "I'm following all your blogs now! My blog and my quilting podcast are both at www.quiltingfortherestofus.com. The podcast is also available via iTunes. I'm part of a whole community of quilting pod..."

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed looking at your projects.


message 34: by Kim (new)

Kim Powers Tanya wrote: "I started my own quilting blog this summer because I was so inspired by other quilting blogs. I find it a great motivator and a way to keep track of my finishes. Please check it out if you would li..."

Tanya! I didn't know you were a member here! I just joined a few weeks ago.

I also have a blog at http://kimsbigquiltingadventure.blogs... and I'm hosting a quilt along for the Country Homecoming quilt--Tanya is playing along too. We're going to start this month if anyone's interested. I'll be posting something further to my blog in the next couple days.


message 35: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Well, I am joining you all in the world of blogging!! Started my own blog and posted several articles I wrote some time ago - one on an organization system and projects for using up scraps, plus a few projects and book reviews. I am now following a couple more of your blogs, hope you will follow mine! Today, during the Super Bowl, I am doing a wool project that will go up on the blog in a few days. I am having a ton of fun! Wish I had started one years ago. It will be a little of everything, so I just call it From My Carolina Home - quilting, cooking, books, and lots of stuff.
http://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/


message 36: by Tanya (new)

Tanya #TeacherReader | 90 comments Craftnut wrote: "Well, I am joining you all in the world of blogging!! Started my own blog and posted several articles I wrote some time ago - one on an organization system and projects for using up scraps, plus a..."

Craftnut, I added you to my blog list and can't wait to see your wool felt project,


message 37: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Thanks, Tanya! I finished up the silk flowers last night, and just have some beading to go. I am enjoying your blog too, signed up to get emails when you post. And I have signed up for emails for most of the blogs here on this thread too!!


message 38: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Love yr blog, Craftnut. Some gorgeous projects on there. And I loved the sewing machine history! I started out using a Singer treadle machine, which had belonged to my grandmother. Once you got into a rhythm with it, it was brilliant.


message 39: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Just had a look at Sandy and Kim's blogs too, so much lovely stuff!
What a wonderful talented lot you all are.


message 40: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Thanks, Karen! Would love to have another follower! I just put up a full tutorial post yesterday on a wool work project. This weekend I am going to do a tutorial on attaching quilt borders and why the slap-and-sew method doesn't work. Last night I revamped my About Me page with some stories. Blogging is more fun than I thought!


message 41: by Kim (new)

Kim Powers Karen wrote: "Love yr blog, Craftnut. Some gorgeous projects on there. And I loved the sewing machine history! I started out using a Singer treadle machine, which had belonged to my grandmother. Once you got int..."

Thanks, Karen!


message 42: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Definitely have to be a follower now!


message 43: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Put up a full tutorial on borders this weekend. It has gone crazy with over 400 views in just two days. I am just amazed at that!


message 44: by Tanya (new)

Tanya #TeacherReader | 90 comments Craftnut wrote: "Put up a full tutorial on borders this weekend. It has gone crazy with over 400 views in just two days. I am just amazed at that!"

I get so much inspiration from quilting blogs and it is amazing how many of us are out there!


message 45: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Just taken time to read your blog re the borders, Craftnut. Excellent, and lovely clear photos. I will try to be good next time I do a border!


message 46: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Thanks, Karen! More lessons on binding color and thread color went up yesterday and today.


message 47: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments Will have a look later. Forgot to say, I liked your idea of quilting with a darker thread - it looks very effective.


message 48: by Craftnut (new)

Craftnut Generally I like the darker color too, but it overpowered the toile.


message 49: by Craftnut (last edited Feb 28, 2014 06:07AM) (new)

Craftnut I put a new tutorial on my blog about mitering printed borders. It is on its own page, look at the top of the blog page.

Forgot to mention, I am following all of you now too.


message 50: by Karen (new)

Karen Lowe | 66 comments thanks Craftnut, will go and look


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