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What Shade Are You Blog Tour

If told, "You can make ANY quilt design with ANY colors you want," what would you choose?  That's exactly what RJR is doing with their 'What Shade Are You' blog tour.  They are asking different pattern designers to come up with a new quilt pattern and choose ANY of their Cotton Supreme Solid fabrics to make it.  When RJR asked me to participate, I MAY have had an, "Oh my goodness - I can't believe they asked ME!" moment.  And right after, or possibly at the same time, my mind went to work thinking up designs for a quilt and choosing which colors I wanted to use. After lots of toying around with design ideas, I kept coming back to...

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How to Start a Subscription Box

​​SMLXL   First things first: Know that there is room enough for everyone.  There are a few quilting related subscription boxes, and it's wonderful!  Each one is unique and offers something different.  Don't be scared if there is competition.  Your box will be unique because you will be behind it.  And you will bring something no one else has, because you are different from everyone else. Second: Do your research!  Here's where I can help a bit.  I'll share with you some tips I have learned along the way.  Here are a few things to look into: 1. What will make your box different from other boxes? 2. How will you let people know about your box? (Marketing) 3. What...

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Hand Quilting / Stitching

​ ​​SMLXL ​Have you wanted to try hand quilting?  I have been wanting to try for a while, but felt paralyzed.  I didn't know how to do it or where to start.  So, as with most things in my life, I watched a video on it, read an article, and jumped in! And guess what?  I LOVE hand quilting!  And I want to help anyone else who is wanting to try it out. First things first, you need a few items to get started.  Here is what I used: 1. MATERIALS - Click on each item for link of where to buy it. Valdani Cotton Pearl Thread Needle Pullers Leather Thimble Embroidery Needles Stencil Friction Pen OR mechanical pencil of...

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Why do you quilt?

I'm curious why we each decided to quilt.  And more so, why we keep doing it?   I started quilting because I saw so many exciting fabrics and quilts, and I wanted to be a part of it. I keep quilting because it draws me in.  There's fabric that I MUST have.  I create patterns in my mind that I want to see in a finished product. But the other day, I realized I had started pushing myself to make quilts so quickly that I had lost the joy in it.  Quilting brings me joy, and the moment it stops, I need to evaluate what's off.  I see on Instagram people making SO MANY quilts.  Sometimes I feel like I need...

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