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Cuteness overload warning: Making a quilted apron

This cute little apron is a modification of a pattern from my friend Dara Tomasson’s new book Walk, Jog, Run. I used these adorable Pine Lullaby prints from Art Gallery Fabrics and cut the squares at half the size to make a toddler size version of the apron. It came together super quickly, and I just love how it turned out.

Choosing a Quilt Design: Secondary designs on the Ruby Roads Quilt

One of the questions I get most often is how I choose quilting designs. This customer quilt from a few months ago offers a great peek at how I come up with complicated-looking quilting designs that are not that hard to execute.

12 days of Sewing Tips: Quilting In Contrast

Have you ever gotten your quilt sandwich all basted, your machine all threaded and then... crickets? It's like the sewing equivalent of stage fright! Maybe you even have a quilting plan, but you second guess it after doing a few lines. Now, I firmly believe that there are no Quilt Police and you should make … Continue reading 12 days of Sewing Tips: Quilting In Contrast

Free Quilt Patterns? Sign Me UP!

Update: thanks for all the enthusiastic responses! I'm looking forward to getting these patterns into your hands! I've had half a dozen quilt patterns in various stages of the publication process for the past year or so. With my longarm quilting business up and running, the pattern side of things is next on my list! … Continue reading Free Quilt Patterns? Sign Me UP!