Category Archives: Cutting

Today, Layla and I took some time out to do some responsibility-free, no strings attached sewing. I’ve been working so hard to supplement the income just so we can scrape by, that I’ve not given much time to sewing just for fun. Not that any sewing isn’t fun, because I LOVE every bit of it. But […]

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  • Lauren

    That’s beautiful! She is so talented and has a great eye for arranging colors just like mama. Such special memories you’re making with her! Can’t wait to sew with my girls when they get old enough!ReplyCancel

  • My girl is the same way about soft things. I can highly recommend a minky or flannel backing for a happy customer!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Lee

    Wonderful! You both should be proud! That is a lot of sewing for both of you and I can imagine took patience on both your parts. She will remember this forever, even when the quilt has been loved to pieces.ReplyCancel

  • What a great way to spend some time together. It is a beautiful quilt and I am sure she will cherish it for a long time along with the memories of making it.ReplyCancel

  • What a great quilt! Congratulations to Layla, she’s done a terrific job.ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    amazing! that’s one talented lil girl (just like her mother)!ReplyCancel

Still We have made it to part two of the Shift a long! Have you designed your layout and purchased your fabric? (do remember to tag them so I can see! #shiftquilt and #shiftalong) Today we are going to talk about the cutting process. I’ve streamlined it through much practice, so I hope that will […]

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  • Kaylyn O

    Thanks for the tips. The pattern was a little confusing as it’s written. Thankfully I’m using only two main colors and won’t have to math too much.ReplyCancel

My Gathering Flowers quilt is growing. My first week yielded three blocks so I only have 33 to go.    Rather than taking this quilt in phases like I would normally do (cutting all the fabric then piecing all blocks and so on), I’m planning and cutting each block as I go. It makes for […]

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  • i think i am a little of both…some things i need to be intentional about and other times i can be spontaneous. great example: my new habit is that if i am watching tv, i have to be hand sewing or knitting. that is intentional! but, i still had time yesterday to whip up a pencil pouch for kate. totally spontaneous – she picked out the fabric and i had it sewn up an hour later. i think the key is balance for me.ReplyCancel

A few months ago I made some garments for Free Spirit’s booth at Quilt Market, and I chose to be paid in fabric. Wanting to put it to use right away rather than have it languish on my shelf, I immediately cut a host of strips from Loominous, True Colors, Mod Corsage, and Fibs and […]

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  • What a beautiful quilt! I have no doubt that this family’s spirits will be lifted. Sometimes being shown kindness is the greatest blessing of all, and it helps us to remember that there is good in the world despite our circumstances.
    In the past I have made knit/crocheted hats for NICU babies, as this is an issue close to my heart. You can usually just drop them off at the hospital. I also know that there is a program called Project Linus that looks for donated quilts and blankets to give to ill children who are in the hospital to lift their spirits.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful quilt! I love your generous spirit, Meredith. I donate quilts to a hospice care organization. I am sure you can find a group that will speak to your heart.ReplyCancel

  • We have a crisis pregnancy centre here. Hard to believe how many women access it each month. It’s nice to be able to offer them practical help as well as counselling etc. Baby quilts are appreciatedReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Such a thoughtful gift and a beautiful quilt! Your posts always inspire, thank you for introducing me to Aurifil and now this great wide fabric… Good Luck matching to just the right charity.ReplyCancel

A few months back, a friend of mine, Melissa from Oh, How Sweet, and I decided we should do a private mini quilt swap. Private swaps are fun because you likely know the person fairly well, and that in itself can help avoid the utter disappointment that large group swaps sometimes bring. Plus, its way […]

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