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Month: November 2019

THREAD & FABRIC – SHOULD THEY MATCH?

THREAD & FABRIC – SHOULD THEY MATCH?

Should the thread and fabric match? I have been asked this so many times, especially by beginning quilters.  We were taught in a sewing class taken back in the dark ages that the thread and fabric should match. And honestly, if I am sewing clothing, I want the thread to match. However, we are talking quilting here. Should the fabric and thread colors match? Does it really matter? I decided years ago that it was more important to me to…

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FLOWERS & TUMBLERS (or scraps are taking over my world) part 3

FLOWERS & TUMBLERS (or scraps are taking over my world) part 3

Background of Flowers & Tumblers quilt: FLOWERS & TUMBLERS (or scraps are taking over my world) part 3 – I have been trying to use only scraps to make quilts this year. I am making a dent in the scrap bins – finally. For FLOWERS & TUMBLERS (or scraps are taking over my world) part 3 I was inspired by a row quilt that I hand quilted for a customer this past summer. I thought that some sort of row…

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THREE FAVORITE QUILTING BOOKS

THREE FAVORITE QUILTING BOOKS

Having books or magazines on hand for those days you are struggling to get moving on a project, are sick, or too tired to do actual sewing. I thought I would share my current three favorite quilting books. Being on the lookout for books or magazines that have good patterns or ideas I can use is a constant activity when I am out. I encourage you to purchase a few books for your own personal library that you can use…

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