Indiana Quilter 40 – FAQ

Indiana Quilter 40 – FAQ

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Indiana Quilter 40 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

How did I learn to quilt? I took really basic skills and observations that I received during childhood and practiced them.  And then practiced and practiced some more. Watched others, found some helpful books, ask questions at fabric departments (remember when JC Penney had a fabric department?). I grew up around quilts.  My grandma sewed but only clothing that I remember.  My mom did not sew – period – and could not understand why I wanted to. Here’s a post on my old blog about this:

What is my favorite quilt pattern? Honestly, I am unsure if I really have a “favorite”. However, looking through photos of quilts that I have made, it seems that I make Log Cabin or Flying Geese (or incorporate blocks from these two) more often than others.

What is my favorite color scheme for quilts? My favorite color schemes are red, white, and blue. Also, blue and yellow. However, it is easy to see looking through this blog that I like color and don’t stick to a color scheme for most quilts.  I like to experiment with color and see what happens.

How many quilts have I made?  Too many is the real answer. At last count over 1,500 of all sizes and for all reasons (personal, gifts, family, charity, to sell). I keep track of them by taking photos, making notes, and doing scrapbooks.  The scrapbooks are fun for “strolling down memory lane.”

What is my favorite “quilting” tool? My stove timer.  I am extremely busy, and I want/need to make my time count.  The stove timer allows me to sew, cut, iron, etc. without watching the clock.  The timer allows me to get a few extra minutes of quilting in every day around other things that have to be done (like work, family, etc.).

Have I considered turning my quilt designs into patterns? Not really.  I use basic shapes and sizes for most of my quilts.  I am happy to share the list of supplies and directions in the various blog posts with any and all quilters.

Sewing Machine with fabric and scissors
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My old quilt blog is still active and has some interesting posts, please visit at:

Please check out the other tabs on the home page for more info. There is also a contact form at that tab.

Here is a blog post to get you started too:


383 thoughts on “Indiana Quilter 40 – FAQ

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    1. I am always glad to hear that people find this quilt blog inspiring and/or instructive. Happy quilting.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. You are welcome to subscribe so you don’t miss any posts. Have a great day.

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  6. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this quilting info. Thanks for making this site, I’ll be visiting it again. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.

    1. I am so glad you visited this blog and found useful quilt info.

      No, I do not do a newsletter. At this point, this blog is all I can make time for.

      Happy quilting.

  7. I love this blog. My morning routine includes a cup of coffee and reading various posts on this blog. Keep the good stuff coming.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment. I am so glad you are a subscriber and loyal reader. Happy quilting.

  8. I am so appreciating the dedication you put into your blog and detailed information you present. It’s good to come across a blog that isn’t the same old information or same quilt patterns in just different color themes. I had never thought about combining different blocks in the same quilt until your blog. It’s a fantastic read! I’ve subscribed. Keep up the great ideas.

    1. Thank you for subscribing. I do what I like when it comes to quilts. I make them my own. Enjoy your quilt journey and happy quilting.

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    1. Hello, thank you for contacting me and letting me know how much you enjoy this blog. No, I have never studied art beyond whatever was done in school all those years ago. I just do what appeals to me at the time and with the available resources. My suggestion is simply to make each quilt your own – whether that is a change of border, color choice, layout design, and whatever. Enjoy the quilt journey. Happy Quilting.

  11. Thanks for your marvelous quilt posts! I am really enjoying this fun and informative blog. I have subscribed and am so excited about each new post. I want to encourage you to continue your sharing and inspiring quilters. Happy quilting and have a nice afternoon!

    1. Thank you for subscribing to this blog. I am so glad the posts inspire and encourage you. Have a wonderful day too. Happy Quilting.

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  14. Hi, This is an excellent blog. I favorited it and will visit once again when I have more time to go back through and read the posts.

    1. Thank you for visiting. There are lots of quilting posts to read, so enjoy and happy quilting.

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  19. I recommended this quilt blog to my cousin, who has been quilting about a year. I am a subscriber and think it will be a real help to him for quilt info. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

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  22. So many good posts for beginner quilters. You are certainly going to a famous quilt blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  23. There is so much to learn from this quilt blog. Helpful ideas and directions. Thanks for being willing to share with others. Subscribed and shared the blog address with some other friends who are quilters too.

    1. Thank you for reading my quilt blog, and sharing it with other quilters. Enjoy the posts and happy quilting.

  24. Excellent blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Thanks!

    1. I use the paid version – eventually I hope to monetize this quilt blog. I feel like the paid version also has more options and extras that are helpful. Finding shortcuts and tools makes blogging and quilting easier and less time consumptive. Wishing you the best in your blogging journey.

  25. This theme design is spectacular! It isn’t all cluttered and is easy to read. Thank you for that. Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say and how you present it. Too cool!

    1. I put a lot of thought into how to present this blog, and keeping it uncluttered. Thank you for the kind words. Enjoy and happy quilting.

  26. I am regular reader, and a subscriber. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this quilt blog. Lots of ideas and inspiration for my own quilts. Thank you.

  27. I really like what you are up to with this quilt blog. Clever work and inspiring! Keep up the awesome work. Added you to my personal blog favorites.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. I love to quilt and I believe it shows in the quilts that I do. It is fun to share this area of my life with others. So glad you are finding the ideas useful and inspiring. Happy quilting.

    1. Thank you for subscribing, and for the kind words. It is wonderful to know that quilters are enjoying this blog. Happy quilting.

  28. After looking at a number of the articles on your website, I honestly appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I saved it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. I haven’t been quilting for long and I need easy ideas. This blog has lots of easy projects. Thanks.

    1. Thank you for visiting this blog. So glad you found useful ideas for your quilting journey. Please subscribe and happy quilting.

  29. Ηelloǃ
    I love your quilt blog. Started reading your old blog, and then switched to this new and improved quilt blog. You have so many ideas and are willing to share. Thank you for the years of ideas and encouragement.

    1. Thank you for all the years of being a blog reader. I am so glad you have found the blog to be useful to you. Happy quilting.

  30. Wonderful quilting information – well written and user friendly. So many ideas here for quilt ideas, especially for scrap quilts. Thank you. Subscribed.

  31. Wonderful blog! I love all the fun tips and great photos. You are very quickly proving to me that simple quilts can be super pretty. Keep up the great work.

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I love to quilt and am becoming equally passionate for blogging about them.

  32. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your quilt blog. Keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one. I spent some time looking at various posts and you cover so many various things that have to do with quilts and quilting. Subscribed. Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. It is readers encouraging me that keeps me blogging. Happy Quilting. Merry Christmas!

  33. After looking at a few of the blog articles on your website, I really like your way of blogging. I book marked it to my website list and will be checking back soon. You make quilting look fun and easy. I am returning to quilting after many years of other hobbies and need to be encouraged but not overwhelmed.

    1. I enjoy quilting a lot and hope it shows in my quilts and blogging. I firmly believe that quilts do not have to be complicated to be beautiful. Happy quilting.

  34. Greetings from California!

    I decided to check out your blog during lunch break. Wow, exciting quilting stuff. I consider myself a beginner since I have only completed 10 quilts, but you approach the whole quilt process as fun and non-threatening. I am going to look back thru the past posts and try to catch up. I am thinking there are a ton of quilt projects here that I can actually do without feeling overwhelmed.

    Thanks so much for the great style and attitude.

    1. Thank you for letting me know that my quilting blog is helpful to you. When readers let me know they find helpful info here, it encourages me to keep blogging.

      There are lots of projects you can do on here as a “beginner” quilter. Have fun reading the blog, and happy quilting.

  35. Nice blog. I have been checking this blog regularly and I am impressed!
    Very useful information, especially for me, who has only been quilting 2 years.
    Lots of inspiration and fun ideas. Thank you and good luck from this reader in Scotland.

    1. It is always good to get feedback from readers, and from non-American ones is super helpful and encouraging to me. I am so glad you are finding helpful information here. Thank you for subscribing. Happy quilting.

  36. Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! Thanks for sharing your quilting life like this. So many ideas, and many of them I actually think I could do even as a beginner. I have only completed 3 quilts so far.

    1. It is always nice to know that this blog is useful to other quilters.

      Be proud that you have completed three quilts – and you can complete many more in the coming years. Enjoy your quilt journey.

      Happy quilting.

  37. Hi – this is Cindy from the library. Please send me your email address. This is a very impressive site and I look forward to exploring it. Take care and GOD bless you!

    1. Hello,

      I am so glad you contacted me and that you are enjoying the blog. Hopefully the email I sent back to you made it – I used the address from this comment.

      Have a great day and happy quilting.

  38. Hey there! I’ve been following your quilting blog for some time now and finally decided to give you a shout out from Lubbock Tx!
    Just wanted to say keep up the good job! I love your quilts and all the great ideas.

    1. I am always glad to hear from quilters who like the blog. Thanks for your kind words. Happy quilting.

  39. I am a real beginner quilter getting ideas for my second quilt. A woman in the local quilt guild referred me to your blog. So many ideas, and you keep it simple. Thanks so much from this quilter in the UK. I also subscribed.

    1. I am so glad you are finding this quilt blog a great place for ideas. Thank you for subscribing.

      Happy quilting.

  40. Wow, incredible quilt blog! The entire website is fantastic and really great material and photos! I subscribed today. Can’t wait to see the future posts.

  41. Thanks on your marvelous blogging! I definitely enjoy reading this quilt blog. You are so relaxed and informative about what you do to make a quilt. Your book suggestions are wonderful. I will subscribe to your blog and will come back another day when I have more time to read some of the older posts. I want to encourage you to continue your great writing. Have a nice day!

    1. Thank you so much. Glad you are finding the blog helpful to you. Quilting is fun, and I really want beginner or discouraged quilters to understand that they can make beautiful quilts with easy directions. Happy quilting.

  42. Really appreciate all the great blog posts. So much info here for quilters of any skill level, but especially this beginner.

    1. Glad you are enjoying the blog. All quilters start as beginners. Pick a quilt design you can do and go for it 🙂

  43. Sweet site, super pattern, great content. This is a super nice quilt blog and just tons of fun to read and look at all the photos. Thanks for sharing this part of your life.

  44. Finest quilt blog ever in my opinion. I subscribed several months ago and you have so inspired me to try different designs and step outside my comfort zone on colors and fabric designs. I make doll size quilts with very tiny pieces, but now I am considering doing a lap size quilt and having it machine quilted (instead of my normal hand quilting). You are so amazing. I don’t know how you can be so creative, and you make it all look so easy. I guess maybe I over think the whole project and then I am slowing down because I will take something apart or recut pieces. Thank you for the great blog and all the wonderful ideas. Please keep blogging about your “quilt journey”.

    1. Thank you so much for thinking this is the finest quilt blog ever. I try to make the blog interesting and fun. I get frustrated with the blog because it takes so much time that I could really be quilting but I want to help others, and I have to remind myself of that a lot over the course of each week. I am not much on working with tiny fabric pieces so I admire that you can do that. Please don’t over think your projects because then they start to not be fun. I would love to see photos of your finished quilts. Happy quilting.

  45. Sweet blog! Thank you for all the time you put into sharing your quilt world with other quilters. Or in my case, a beginner quilter who is very encouraged by this quilt blog. You have convinced me that I can make simple quilts, and that they can be beautiful.

    1. Thank you for reading this blog. Yes, you can make quilts. Simple and beautiful is entirely possible. Happy quilting.

  46. Good blog. I learn something new and challenging about quilting on this site every time I read a post.

  47. I’m inspired to get back into quilting thanks to your blog. I was in a fabric store today for the first time in several years. I’ve forgotten how pretty the fabric is. Thank you so much for reminding me how fun quilting can be. I left the “quilt police” discourage me and so I just stopped quilting. You have restored my belief that my quilts should make me happy.

    1. People can be mean or thoughtless with comments, and it is easy to take those comments to heart and be discouraged. I want to encourage people to quilt and enjoy the process. We can make beautiful quilts. Enjoy the journey. Happy quilting.

  48. Whoa, this quilt blog is magnificent and I really like reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You realize, lots of quilt blogs are pretty similar to each other, but yours’ stands out because it is unique. Thanks for all the encouragement.

  49. Pretty! This is an incredibly wonderful blog. Many thanks for supplying all this quilting information.

  50. Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my craft group? There’s are several quilters that I think would really enjoy your content.

    1. Yes, it would be fine to share this blog with other quilters in your group. Thank you for sharing this blog with other quilters.

  51. Want to thank you from a happy visitor to this wonderful quilt blog. Thanks for sharing the quilts you make. My quilts are really plain and I am not creative, but I love the process.

    1. You are so welcome. The quilting process is fun and a great way to eliminate stress. Make the quilts that make you happy.

  52. Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing for log cabin quilt patterns. You sure have a whole lot of quilt ideas. Thanx for sharing.

  53. Outstanding blog. There are lots and lots of amazing posts on this quilt blog. Keep up the wonderful work on this blog. I am already looking at some of your ideas for getting re-started in quilting. I stopped several years ago because I got discouraged and just could not seem to get past that. My projects were put away in a closet. I have gotten them back out and started playing with the fabrics and cut pieces. Thanks so much.

    1. I am so glad you are returning to quilting. It is easy to get bogged down in harder patterns or if you are stuck and cannot get past the problem. I hope to keep inspiring your quilt journey.

  54. Excellent web site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find high quality writing on quilting. I usually feel like the writer is trying to sell me some fabric, tool or pattern. Take care!!

    1. I am glad you like this quilt blog. I really do try to keep it encouraging and fun without selling any specific tools or fabrics. I hope to monetize the blog, which means there will be some ads but I will keep to my same mission – to encourage and inspire other quilters.

  55. I really love your website. Very nice colors and theme. It bothers my eyes to have so much stuff crammed into the space of a quilt blog, but yours is nice and clean and easy to read. You have so many ideas and I leave your blog feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new quilt project. Thank you for sharing your quilts.

  56. I’ve been following your quilt blog for a long time now and want to give you a shout out from Houston, Texas! Keep up the fantastic job!

  57. Very interesting blog! Most quilt blogs are trying to sell some specific product. Thank you for just giving great information.

    1. I do eventually hope to get some sponsors for this blog, but my real goal is simply to help and encourage other quilters.

  58. I am glad to be one of the readers of this outstanding quilt website, thank you for putting up. Amazing info and photos here.

  59. Thanks for this blog. I am a big fan of this “new and improved” quilt blog. So much info on it. I used to read occasional posts on the old blog, but it was obviously written to other really experienced quilters since there was not much guidance to how to do the quilts. But this blog is simple, fun, and I can sure do some of these quilts with your simple directions. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    1. I am really trying to make this blog “new and improved” over the old quilting one. You are correct, the old one was written in a way to show off the quilts but not really help others make them. Hopefully this blog solves that problem. I really want to encourage quilters to just get busy making quilts and having fun doing it. Please subscribe so you don’t miss any posts. Happy quilting.

  60. Fantastic all around quilt blog! There is so much quilt info on the web these days that I’m totally confused about where to start or what to do for my next quilt (it will be my second). Then I found your blog. Refreshing to see so many beautiful quilts that are super easy to do. Thanks so much and kudos!

    1. Am always glad to hear that other quilters find my quilt blog a great place to come for project ideas. Happy quilting.

  61. Thanks for all the marvelous posts! I really enjoy reading it and have gotten so many ideas from your quilts. You are super creative. I bookmarked your blog and will come back. I want to encourage you to continue your great work on this blog. Have a nice day!

  62. Wow, wonderful weblog! I am not sure how I did not find your quilt blog before this, but I have subscribed now so I don’t miss any posts. Wonderful content!

  63. Hi there, Amazing blog on simple and fun quilts. Will share it with my quilt guild and quilting buddy. Keep up the good work. Subscribed.

  64. Nice quilt blog right here! Additionally your site lots up fast! Thanks so much for all the hard work you put into your quilts and this blog.

  65. I am regular reader. Love, love, love this blog. So much to read here and so many great photos and links to other quilt ideas. I keep sharing this blog with other quilters.

    1. I am so glad you love and are excited about this blog. Thank you for the kind words and sharing this blog with other quilters.

  66. Useful quilt info here. I discovered your blog by chance, and I bookmarked it. I can’t believe all the ideas here. You are super creative.

    1. I am so glad you found this quilt blog too. The more quilters the merrier as far as I am concerned. I am not sure how creative I am, but my brain certainly has an endless supply of quilt ideas.

  67. Very good quilt blog you have here. Have been reading through the posts and there so much info. Thanks so much.

  68. It’s not my first time to visit this web site, and I keep coming back because I keep finding new stuff that I can use in my quilts. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the rest of us.

    1. I am always glad to hear from other quilters who find new ideas for quilts on this blog. Thank you for visiting.

  69. Hey there. I discovered your weblog and must say that is an extremely smartly written blog. So much great info here for those of us looking for simpler patterns to use our own stash. My goal this year is to use the fabric I have on hand, and your blog is a great place to come for ideas. I will bookmark it and come back to your useful info. Thank you.

    1. Hello, I am so glad you discovered this blog and are getting ideas for your own quilts here. Happy quilting.

  70. I think this is among the most interesting quilt blogs I have ever read. Also it is easy on the eyes and has really nice photos. Subscribed. Cheers.

  71. This is a really interesting blog. You’re a very skilled quilter and blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to more of your great posts. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

    1. I am so very glad you are enjoying the blog. Please share with your friends – the more quilters the better. Happy quilting.

  72. I merely wanted to thank you once more for that amazing web page you have created here. Its full of ideas for those who are interested in the quilt subject. You really are so sweet and thoughtful. Reading the blog posts is a superb delight! We will make use of your guidelines for our next quilt project. Our collection of ideas is a kilometer long which means your tips is going to be put to fine use.

    1. I am so glad the blog is useful to you for quilting ideas. I know what you mean about a long list of ideas – I probably will never get all the quilts made I would like to. Thanks for visiting the blog. Happy quilting.

  73. This blog is exciting and so relevant to where I am right now in my quilting. Please keep sharing all these great ideas.

  74. Great posts on this blog. I check here regularly and I’m impressed! Very useful info here for beginner quilters. Thank you and best of luck.

  75. I need to to thank you for this fantastic read!! I absolutely enjoy this blog so much. Tons of quilt ideas. I have several quilts from this blog that I want to make. I have you saved as a favorite to check out new things you post…

  76. My spouse and I absolutely love your quilt blog and find a lot of your posts to be just what I’m looking for as I am looking for new quilt projects. Also lots of tips to use scraps I have on hand. Again, awesome weblog!

    1. Thank you for visiting the blog. Glad you are finding tips and ideas that are useful to you.

      Happy Quilting.

  77. Hello, thanks for all the great content. I have shared this blog with several other quilters I know because there is so much useful info and photos here.

    1. You are so welcome for the content, and thanks to you for sharing this blog with other quilters.

      Happy Quilting.

    1. Thank you for bookmarking this quilt blog.

      I am happy that you are enjoying the blog and liking the quilts here.

      Happy quilting.

  78. Thank you for this excellent quilting blog. I am slowly reading through the posts and there is just so much great information here. Thank you for being willing to share with quilters who aren’t to your skill level.

    1. I am glad you are finding useful info on this blog.

      The only reason I am a “skilled” quilter is that I practice a lot.

      Happy quilting.

  79. Excellent site you have here. Such great quilting ideas and they are usually pretty simple. Thanks for sharing with us quilters who are not nearly as creative. Take care!!

  80. Really nice quilting blog. Love all the ideas, so much here. I will bookmark it and come back later to read more. Cheers.

  81. Spot on with this write-up, I truly believe this quilt website needs a great deal more attention. I am working my way through all the posts. Thanks for the great ideas!

    1. What can I say…..I love to quilt. But I also see no reason to make it complicated. Enjoy the ideas and have fun quilting.

  82. Going through your blog posts is a fantastic experience. Thank you for taking into account readers like me who are in the beginning phase of quilt making. Subscribing.

    1. Thank you for subscribing. I want beginner quilters to see that beautiful quilts do not have to be difficult. Happy quilting.

  83. Thanks on your marvelous blog! I certainly enjoy reading it and there are so many really neat ideas here that are not complicated. Thank you for not “selling” any brand of fabric – the quilts are done with what is on hand and I love that. Scrap quilts rule!!

    1. Thank you for visiting this blog. You are so right – “scrap quilts rule”. Back in the dark ages of my quilting journey I tried to plan each quilt and coordinate everything. It usually meant spending $$ I really did not have to spend. The last few years I have simply enjoyed and used the fabric that is already here on my shelves. My budget is happier, and I love scrap quilts.

    1. Thanks for visiting. I am always glad to hear that people like this quilt blog. Makes all the hours it takes to do a good blog worth it.

  84. Excellent blog. I am checking this blog frequently and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful information here that would be helpful to so many quilters 🙂 Thank you and good luck.

    1. So glad there is helpful info here for you.

      Thanks for visiting. It’s easy to subscribe so you don’t miss any posts.

  85. This is a fantastic blog. A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back. Finally ideas to use all my scraps in one place. This quilt blog is totally inspiring.

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying the quilt blog. Yes, there is lots of ideas here. It’s obvious that I am way too involved in quilting, but it is such an enjoyable use of time.

      Please visit again.

      Happy quilting.

  86. This blog is…very relevant my quilting hobby. I can’t believe all the ideas here!! There is just so much information and great photos. You make quilting seem so easy. Thank you for the simple directions and all the ideas and hints. I feel like I have just discovered a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Thank you so very much.

    1. You are so very welcome. It is great that this blog is such a big help to your quilting hobby.

      Please keep visiting or subscribe.

      Happy quilting.

  87. After checking out a few of the posts on your quilt blog, I really appreciate your way of writing and all the photos. I bookmarked it and will be checking back in the near future.

    1. Thank you for your kind words as that encourages me to continue to blog.

      Please visit again or subscribe so you get each post when it comes out.

  88. Admiring the dedication and hard work you put into your site and all detailed quilting information you provide. It’s nice to come across a blog that isn’t just rehashed quilt related material. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I subscribed to your RSS feed.

    1. I am really about all the quilts and quilting. But for quilting to continue, I think it is important to show that quilting can be easy and beautiful – hence the blog.

      Thank you for subscribing.

  89. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great quilting info you have on this blog. I will be coming back to visit soon for more ideas. You are so talented and I can’t believe you are willing to share. Nice change from all the blogs that are selling patterns.

    1. I am glad that you find the info here useful for your quilting journey. Patterns are helpful whether just an idea or for sale. I would rather just share and help quilters make easy beautiful quilts.

      Happy Quilting.

  90. I truly thank you for your content on this great blog. I look at many blogs that are about quilting, and yours is one of the best. I’m going to favorite your blog and keep reading the posts that are already written. I subscribed to your feed too.

  91. I absolutely love your blog and find most of your posts to be what precisely I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing all this quilting ideas and techniques.

  92. I’m thoroughly enjoying your site. So much great information and a lot of encouragement. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us your quilt world.

  93. I have been looking for simple quilts to make. Not only do you use simple shapes and sizes of fabric, but you just have the attitude that anybody can quilt. Thank you so much.

    1. Hello,

      I do believe anybody can quilt. I have mentored beginner quilts for years and the one thing they all had in common (despite skill levels, ideas, and a willingness to learn) was that somewhere along the line, they stopped believing they could make a quilt. I want to make quilting easy enough that anyone who wants to make a quilt can.

      Have a great day. Happy quilting.

  94. This is fantastic blog! A wonderful read. I will definitely be back to see what new quilt project you are showing. You make quilting look so easy. I have wanted to make a quilt for ages, but then I get discouraged. No way to be discouraged with you encouraging us beginner quilters on. Thank you.

    1. Believe me Dede, you can make a quilt or more if you want. Quilting is fun and can be really easy.

      Come visit often or subscribe so you get each new post.

  95. Hey there,

    You have done an excellent job with these posts. I will personally suggest this blog to my quilting friends. I am sure they’ll benefit from visiting this site.

  96. Hello there,

    I discovered your website/blog and have been reading through the posts over the past several hours. I’m hooked. What a great place for another quilter to hang out. I am currently living in Europe and there just is not a whole lot here for quilters in terms of groups or getting together with others. You make this blog seem like we are having a great time talking quilts.

    I’ve favorited this blog and intend to keep coming back.

    Thanks so much.


    1. Hello,

      Am so glad you are enjoying the blog. I really do try to keep the posts simple and encouraging for quilters who stop in here. I lived in Germany 30+ years ago and remember how quilting was a pretty unknown hobby to be doing. It was really tough to get cotton fabric too.

      Have a great day.

  97. Hi! Someone in my quilting group shared this site with us so I
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    1. Hello,

      So glad you came to visit and are enjoying the blog. Glad the quilting info is helpful to you.

      Happy Quilting.

  98. This blog is magnificent. I love your posts. There is just so much good stuff here – tips, instructions, photos, encouragement. Please, please keep up the great work you are doing sharing your passion and skills.

  99. This is really interesting. Love the great writing and photos about quilting.
    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeing more of your great posts.
    Also, I have shared your website in my social networks! You are inspiring me to get back to quilting.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and subscribing to the posts. Have a great time quilting. Please send some pics and quilt stories of your quilts so I can share them with other quilters.

      Have a great day.

  100. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing all the great quilting content on this website. I get so much information and encouragement from this blog.

  101. Simply want to say your blog is a great surprise. So much fun content, and lots of really helpful information. Clear photos too.

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  102. Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks I have read quilt related stuff from.

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  103. Great quilting blog you have here.. It’s difficult to find excellent writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate the helpful info on this blog! Take care!!

    1. I am glad you are enjoying the blog. I hope it is encouraging and helpful to quilters of all skill levels. Quilting is fun. Have a great day.

  104. Thanks for writing this awesome article. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment. I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Facebook. Thanks again for a great post!

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  106. Thank you for posting this awesome article. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment. I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Twitter. Thanks again for a great quilting posts and photos!

    1. I am really glad you are enjoying the blog. Thank you for subscribing to my posts.

      Happy Stitching.

    2. You are so welcome. I hope you can find info to utilize when making your own quilts.

      Have a great day.

  107. I just discovered your blog. Neat post and great photos. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to learn more.

    1. I am glad you are enjoying the blog. Please visit often and/or subscribe.

      Happy stitching.

  108. Thanks on your marvelous post! I definitely enjoyed reading it. I will bookmark your blog and will come back again later. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!

  109. Hello, I enjoy reading all of your quilt posts. I just wanted to write a little comment to support you.

  110. Hello,

    No, I do not use twitter. Feel free to subscribe though so you don’t miss any posts.

    Happy Stitching.

  111. I want my posts to be simple and fun. There are tons of good quilting blogs, but most do not keep things simple. I hope to fill that void.

    Have a great day.

  112. Hi there to everybody, it’s my first time to visit this website – this blog contains amazing and genuinely excellent information for making quilts. Obviously you are passionate about quilting and keeping it simple so anyone interested can do it. Thanks.

    1. Hi Shaunna,

      Glad you are finding the blog info useful. Come back often.

      Have a great day.

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    1. Glad the blog is helpful. Please subscribe so you get the posts as they come out.

      Happy stitching.

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    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems? A small number of my blog audience have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?

    1. So glad you are enjoying the blog. Please visit often and subscribe to get the newest posts.

      I have recently changed from blogger to WordPress. I am not getting any notices about compatibility problems.

  116. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Superb work!

    1. Glad you are enjoying the blog. Yes, please visit often.

      I use WordPress and so far, do the blog myself.

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    1. Hello,

      Please remember that all my photos and written content are mine. If you want to utilize any of my content on your blog, please credit me and put a link back to this post. Thank you.

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  121. Greetings! Very useful advice within this post! It is the little changes which will make the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

  122. Your method of describing the whole process for doing a simple quilt is really good. You make me realize that I can make a quilt. Thanks a lot.

    1. Thank you. That is what my goal is – to encourage quilters by using simple patterns and instructions.

      Happy stitching.

  123. I have been surfing online for several hours today, and your quilting articles are super interesting. It is very informative to me personally. I found the info I was looking for and so much more right here. Thanks so much.

    1. Glad you found helpful quilting info here. Please visit often or subscribe.

      Happy Stitching.

  124. Wow, wonderful blog!!! Your site is magnificent, let alone the content! So much great quilting info here. I will keep coming back to read more. Thanks for taking time to be so informative about quilts and quilting.

  125. Hello,
    it’s my first visit at this web site. finding all kinds of really great ideas. keep up posting these types of articles.

    1. Hello,

      Glad you visited and found useful ideas for yourself. Come back and visit again.

      Happy Stitching.

  126. After going over a handful of the blog posts on your web site, I really appreciate your way of writing a blog. You make quilting seem easy. Maybe I can learn how after all. I saved as a favorite to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future.

    1. Hi Johan,

      I am really glad you found useful info on this blog about quilting. Believe me, you can learn to quilt.

      Happy Stitching.

  127. We stumbled over here from a different web address and thought I may as
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    1. Hello,

      I’m glad you like the content here. Thank you for subscribing.

      Happy Stitching.

  128. This is my first time to visit this site and I am happy to read so much on the quilting topic in one place. Thank you for the great posts.

    1. Hello,

      You are very welcome. Enjoy the posts and let me know if you have quilting questions. I’ll do my best to help.

      Happy Stitching.

  129. Having read several posts I believe it is extremely informative. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this information together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time looking through the posts and comments. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Hello,

      Thank you so much. I am glad you are finding the content helpful. Have fun here and please do subscribe or visit frequently.

  130. I like this website because so much useful material here. Quilting blogs tend to be about selling patterns or how to some hard pattern. This is great, you keep the quilting simple. Thank you.

    1. Hi Ali,

      Thank you. I love to quilt and I really do believe that beautiful quilts can be made from simple patterns that are fun and easy to do. Come visit often or subscribe to the blog. Happy stitching.

  131. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve really loved surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I’m hoping you write again very soon!

    1. Thank you for your kind comments and for subscribing. Please enjoy the blog and the quilts.

      Happy Stitiching

  132. You definitely put a fresh spin on the topic of quilting. Thanks for making quilting seem easy! I am a beginner and am pretty sure I can make a quilt with your ideas and encouragement.

    1. Hello,

      I really do love to quilt and want to encourage others. I love all those complicated quilts others make, but really like the simple old fashioned patterns that can be easily adjusted in size or setting to make my own. Experiment with color and pattern…. and have fun quilting.

      Happy Stitching.

  133. Wow, great blog!! It’s fun and informative. You really like to quilt. Great photos too.

    I am home now for the duration of this plague stuff going on, and after looking around your blog, I am super charged to do a scrap quilt!!! Before I did planned quilts and there are a lot of scraps stuffed in a box that I was not sure how to use.

    When you do scrap quilts, do you use all colors and fabric designs or do you get picky about colors and designs?

    1. Hey GG,

      Glad you are enjoying the blog. Yes, I really like to quilt and try to make it fun.

      When I do scrap quilts to answer your question, I do both. I use whatever scrap fabric is available or I limit the color choices to certain colors (say blue and yellow). Either way, I usually try to find one color or fabric to use to tie it all together. I just finished a quilt that was all colors of scraps, but I used white and white on white prints as the tie together fabric. From a distance it only looks like white and colorful scraps, but up close the mix of solid white and white on white is very obvious.

      Have a great time making your quilt.

  134. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to
    all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

    1. Thank you for taking time to check out the blog. Please come back often to see what is going on here. Have a great day.

  135. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it.
    I will remember to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back very soon. Have a nice weekend!

    1. Glad you enjoyed reading the blog posts. I usually post on Mondays and Thursdays so please come back and read often.

  136. Hey! I came across your blog and wanted to get in touch.

    I love the content. I am a beginner quilter and so many of the blogs have interesting stuff but are still more advanced than where I am in quilting right now. You really keep it simple and cheerful. I feel like I can really do the quilts you are talking about in your posts.

    Please keep up the great work.

    1. Thank you so much. My goal is to have fun quilting and to encourage other quilters in their own quilt journey. I firmly believe simple patterns can make beautiful quilts. Visit often to see what is going on here. Happy Quilting.

  137. Hi!

    I love your blog – so much info. You are obviously super passionate about quilting and sharing the simple techniques and hints that you use on your own quilts. Can’t wait for each post.

    Do you keep the quilting mess in one place, or is it like my home – all over the house?


    1. Hi Anne,

      I have a small room that has shelves and cupboards (more like a large walk in closet) for storing all the fabric, etc. But the mess of projects tends to migrate to whatever room I am working in. The sewing machine and cutting table are set up permanently in the family room. The quilting frame is in living room. I would love to contain the mess and projects to all one room but it probably will never happen. I learned long ago to make the best of it and just create and have fun. Years ago, everything quilting that I owned basically fit on the sewing table and one under bed box – um…..well that was years ago. The projects never migrate to the kitchen or dining room (unless they are complete and being used or hung) because that is actually where visitors seem to migrate too, plus we actually eat at the table.

      My suggestion is to keep the mess as corralled as you can for the sake of everyone in the home, but concentrate on your creating. Finished projects tend to silence the fuss about the stuff being everywhere.

      Happy Quilting,


    1. Thank you so much, it means a lot when the readers and subscribers are happy with the information and content. Please keep checking to see what is new. Have a great day.

    1. I post regularly twice a week, so please check back often. I try to keep my quilting projects simple enough that beginners can do them easily, and they are fast projects for experts. Happy Stitching.

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