Monthly Archives: February 2016

QUILTING FOR CHARITY

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QUILTING FOR CHARITY

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This turned out to be a great quilt; the 9 patch blocks were given to me from a wonderful lady I quilt for, Jeanie.  She is definitely one of the most prolific quilters I know.  Although she gives many quilts away, she changes the décor of her home practically every month, for sure every holiday.  I can’t even imagine where she stores all of her quilts!  Her house must be beautiful!  Go Jeanie!

Happy Quilting…Karen

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QUILTING and PIECING FOR FUN!

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QUILTING and PIECING FOR FUN!

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This is a great quilt that came about from an experiment in making pinwheels in an unusual way.  Although it was pretty accurate it is not a technique I would recommend…hence no explanation there.  It took a very long time even though the center of this quilt is only about 30″ square.  The wonderful borders came from my stash, a preprinted stripe!  Worked Great.  With the large cornerstones I just freehand cut the stars and machine stitched them on.  The colors in this quilt work so well with my house I may very well have a new tablecover!

Happy Quilting….Karen

 

BOXERS QUILT RETREAT

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BOXERS QUILT RETREAT

Finished making a couple more dog beds!  I have a king size Tempur-Pedic mattress that HAD a pillow top.  Lesson learned – pillow tops and tempur-pedic just don’t mix.  The top kept sliding off to one side of the bed and the pillow top made the mattress so thick that I couldn’t keep a sheet on it…sigh

Anyway, put to good use.  I now have two wonderful tempur-pedic dog beds!  They love them!  Took a day off quilting but all is well!

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Caitlin Loves Her Bed!

Back to Quilting…

Happy Quilting to you…Karen

Easy Binding Winder – I’m in love!

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I am in love with the new Easy Binding Winder.  I do so many quilts for myself, customers, and particularly for charity and I HATE THE BINDING PART!!!  Yes, I know most quilters love to bind but definitely not me.  Just making and ironing the binding is more than enough – boring! – but sewing it on is, for me, a nightmare.  When I came across this new tool it made my world soooooooooo  much better!  My binding goes from a heap on the floor to a well organized roll easily freed as I sew in on my quilt.  Most often, due to my binding obsession, I sew both sides of the binding by machine.  This is so great.  Check out the pics of my last binding project.  There is actually enough binding on the EASY Binding Winder to bind to charity quilts, one king size and one thrown.  I clamp it to my ironing board when I’m making the binding the move it to my sewing table when I’m ready to apply.  Check out Easy Binding Winder for more information and a video.

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Works like a charm!

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Soooooo neat!

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Rolling to Organize

EASY BINDING WINDER  for a very large king charity quilt as well as a smaller throw.

Happy Quilting….Karen