Niemeyer Vintage Compass

Judy Neimeyer Vintage Compass

Judy Niemeyer makes fantastic paper pieced quilt patterns!  This quilt is called Vintage Compass, and I had the pleasure of longarm quilting it!

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The Quilt That Kicked My Butt

Machine Quilting Example

Creating longarm quilting designs for quilts is enjoyable to me.  When I’m given the opportunity to “quilt as desired”, I’m even happier.  And that is why this quilt stumped me.  Absolutely just stymied my mind…. [Read more…]

The Joy of Longarm Quilting

Why do we quilt?Sampler Quilt

Because we want to be creative?  Because we want to make a keepsake for someone we love?  Because we want to cut something whole into little pieces to make a new “whole”?  Sometimes I wonder….

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One Quilt Three Ways

Batik QuiltThree of my customers recently purchased kits to make the same quilt.  They used the same fabrics with the exception that borders were a little different in size or quantity.  How could I make them all beautiful but different? [Read more…]

Wallhanging Tabs

Finished Quilt Tabs for Hanging Quilted Moose WallhangingHanging a quilt is as important as the quilt itself.  Your finished project shouldn’t hang in a way that will detract from its beauty.  Here’s an easy and practical way to make tabs to display your quilts. [Read more…]

Prima Diva

Prima Diva

Prima Diva

I made this Prima Diva Purse.  It’s T H I C K and loaded with pockets – zippered, open, curved, credit cards!  [Read more…]

Leaf Placemats – A Judy Niemeyer Pattern

Judy Niemeyer Placemats

Judy Niemeyer Placemats

After quilting Judy Niemeyer’s Cattails quilt, I was intrigued to see what all the fuss about Quiltworx patterns is.  Making four placements would be a snap.  I chose something small, quick, easy.  Right? [Read more…]

Sewing a Holster

Coleman's Holster

Coleman’s Holster

Yup, a holster.  As in to hold a gun.  What’s the most unusual thing you have sewn?  I’m certain this is mine! [Read more…]

Continuous Bias Binding

Continuous Bias Binding

Continuous Bias Binding

When making a separate binding for your quilt, continuous bias binding is the way to go.  You can maneuver the binding more easily around corners, and it’s an economical way to use up leftover fabric from your quilt top. [Read more…]

Simple Stars

Unquilted Star Block

Unquilted Star Block

The instructions for longarm quilting this star quilt were to keep it simple without a lot of quilting.  Right away I knew I wanted the stars to be stitched in the ditch.  Initially I thought I would quilt loops and curls in the background.  I love that look, but it fancies up a block and isn’t what I’d call simple. [Read more…]