How-To’s

Rita on September 22nd, 2012

This morning I bounce out of bed, ready to finish sewing down the binding and start the cutting.  It took a long time, I’ll tell you. You have to carefully cut only the panel layers (the top 3). Then I popped it into the dryer for 15 minutes on ‘air fluff’.  I didn’t wet it [...]

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Rita on September 21st, 2012

Reading the list of categories in the  Metcalfe Fair book to see what I might be entering in the homecrafts division, I came across “Rug, any medium, not to exceen 48″ in any direction”. Suddenly something I’d seen in a quilting store recently sprang to mind. So, I phoned up Sue at her lovely quilting [...]

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Rita on July 6th, 2012

This post is a bit of an addendum to yesterday’s postage stamp how-to. Yesterday I mentioned that I had been sent a large number of 2″ squares a while back, which I posted about on May 9th .  It sure seems like longer ago to me.  In any case, today, with all kinds of other [...]

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Rita on July 5th, 2012

I may have mentioned that I joined a quilting block bee in January.  We all take turns deciding what all of us are making.  We send the block to the leader and she makes a quilt with the blocks.  August is my month and I thought I’d publish a tutorial on how to make a [...]

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Rita on May 4th, 2012

Barbara at CatPatches is making a similar quilt.  That’s where my inspiration came from.  She doesn’t say how big her blocks are so I worked out my own sizes.  I haven’t exactly decided that this will be the quilt for the baby but I was intrigued enough with this design to go ahead and make [...]

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Rita on March 28th, 2012

I joined  a quilt block bee, the We Bee Learnin, back in January and I thought I’d show March’s block because it’s kind of nice.  I really like it at least.   March’s leader wanted a wonky star and I can’t remember where I came across this version but I figured out how to do [...]

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Rita on March 22nd, 2012

After nearly hitting the ’100 posts’ mark, I have this month-long gap without a word.  sigh.  Sorry to all 2 of my subscribers.  ha ha.  There are a couple more of you but that’s not a big exageration.  Anyhow, there was a lot of paid work to be done that doesn’t get reported on here.  [...]

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Rita on February 1st, 2012

I’ve had some positive comments on that blue/pink quilt I showed yesterday.  I added to yesterday’s post the reminder that when it comes to these community quilts, I don’t piece’em, I just quilt’em.  They’re all done for the Common Threads Quilt Guild. Here’s a tutorial on how to achieve the blue/pink quilt.  I don’t know [...]

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Rita on January 24th, 2012

Here it is, the final version of the Featured Artist/Blogger of The Needle and Thread Network.  Ta Da!! I was having a lot of trouble with loading this .gif file.  Apparently, if you resize the image (meaning: choose a size other than ‘full’), the background becomes black.  Since I link the button ‘from’ address to [...]

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Rita on January 15th, 2012

For quite a few years now, our family has been mostly using cloth bags to wrap our Christmas presents.  I’d gotten to hating that humongous garbage bag of wrap that had to be tossed every year so I decided to do something about it. How fresh are your memories of all the time you spent [...]

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