Sewing 100wt Thread on a Longarm

A year ago, I wrote a blog post about sewing with 100wt thread on my Bernina 790Plus, a domestic sewing machine. Shortly after that post was published, my new Q20 was delivered, and I have been using that machine for all free-motion quilting ever since. …

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Fabric Stash Insurance

It's pretty common for quilters to insure their sewing machines. Both of mine are insured for their MSRP against theft or loss. But there's another very valuable asset in every quilter's studio that has likely flown under the insurance radar: The Fabric S…

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Understanding Rust

I ran into an unexpected roadblock while drawing the design for my latest work-in-progress, Not Today. Here is the digital template: The roadblock I encountered had to do with the iron wheel on the right side of the design. My vision for this picture was…

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Leap of Faith Process

Leap of Faith is one of my favorite quilts I've created to date, and not just because the title is a pun (Faith is the name of my bungee-jumping girl). My goal is for my quilts to share an emotion with viewers. I want people to look at my quilts and feel …

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Kestrel's Cricut Supplies

To finish up my itemization of all the stuff I use in my sewing studio, today's blog post is all about the stuff I use for cutting fabric with my Cricut Explore Air 2. The blog posts in this series will include: Computer and Sewing Machines Sewing Tools …

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