How to Prepare Your Fabric for DIY Cutting Machines

Cutting fabric pieces with scissors is almost entirely a thing of my past, thanks to DIY cutting machines. Although there are several brands, I personally use a Cricut Explore Air 2 (you can read more about why I chose Cricut over the other contenders in …

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Great Egret Process

My first appliqué wall hanging pattern is now available on my Etsy shop. I tested my pattern by following the instructions and created my own Great Egret wall hanging. Here it is: Great Egret Wall Hanging, Complete I took photos e…

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Embrace Change Process

In early February 2018, I designed and finished a new picture, Embrace Change. This blog post will show photos from my process. Embrace Change I find it easier to concentrate on learning a new process if I know where that process is taking me, so this is …

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The Importance of Value

On February 17, 2018, I gave a presentation to my local Studio Art Quilter Association (SAQA) pod about value and its importance in quilting. Below is the information I presented. Although I used photos of quilts that had hung at the 2017 International Qu…

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DIY Cutting Machines: Cricut vs Silhouette

The following information was written as a response to a question on one of the Studio Art Quilter Association (SAQA) forums I frequent. The original question was asking if the Cricut or Silhouette was better, and if anyone had experience with both. My Re…

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