Category: weekly update

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Friday Finish, WIPs, and UFOs Roundup

I’m home!!!! Time to have a quilting party!!!  Seriously so excited to be home and not traveling for work for the next two weeks.  Maybe my quilting life can get back to normal.  I decided to do a roundup this week to get my head wrapped around everything that is on my WIP (works in progress) or UFO (unfinished object) lists.  But let’s start with...

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Happy First Day of Fall!

Autumn is my FAVORITE season of the year!  Too bad it’s almost 90 degrees today.  I’ve been so wiped out by my day job these last few weeks, I feel like all the quilting goals I’ve set for myself have been overly aggressive.  It seems like the only thing I’ve mentally be able to do is sew on binding.  I also apologize I’m behind on...

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Sew Pro: A Year Later

Last year about this time, hundreds of quilters descended upon Chicago for the Sew Pro Convention.  The convention was unique because it was about being a professional in the sewing industry.  You can read my initial recap here. So what have I done with all I learned in the past year? I have a logo and a brand: Powered by Quilting I’m officially registered as...

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T.G.I.F.

Finally Friday!  For a short week (Labor Day holiday), it definitely felt like a really long one!  I didn’t have much time this week to work on projects since I was traveling for work.  I didn’t even get much hand sewing in, shocking! So today, I’m going to share a little bit about how I test my designs without EQ7.  I do own EQ7 and...

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Happy 1 year Blogiversary to me!

Can you believe it’s already been a year?  For those of you who have been reading since the beginning, I very much so appreciate you, and thank you for reading! (I also appreciate those of you who may have found me during the last year as well!)  You may have noticed about 2 weeks ago, there were a few days that my blog wasn’t online...

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This Can of Spray Baste Changed My Life

So maybe that might be a little dramatic to say spray basting changed my life, but for my frustrations with domestic machine quilting, it’s helped immensely!  The last few weeks leading up to the Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop, I kept saying I needed to spray baste and quilt the top to finish it for the blog hop.  I kept pushing it off...

Friday Project Roundup! 6

Friday Project Roundup!

I shipped off my PBQ104 sample quilt to the longarmer this week so pattern testers watch out for a new pattern coming your way in a few weeks!  I celebrate these wins with some fun piecing on personal projects.  I am starting a quilt with Tula Pink’s Tabby Road fabric line.  It has got to be the absolute LOUDEST quilt I’ve ever made.  The colors...

Buying Fabric and Sewing are Two Different Hobbies 10

Buying Fabric and Sewing are Two Different Hobbies

That was a quote photo on GoGoKim’s Instagram earlier this week, and it could not speak the truth anymore clear.  I finally got a new cutting table that is the proper height rather than my plastic table set up.  I got a kitchen island from IKEA like the ones I had seen at the retreat center. Because the cutting table doesn’t fit in my current...

Another week gone by! 4

Another week gone by!

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you had a productive week.  Can you believe it’s already August?! I’m so ready for fall weather.  Last weekend at my last minute retreat at Stitch Supply Co., I met a great group of women from the Chicago Sewing Social Group. It was a blast of a weekend as well as super productive!  If you have ever had reservations of...

Off to a retreat… last minute! 3

Off to a retreat… last minute!

So some time earlier this week I had a mini panic attack that I was not getting nearly enough stuff done.  Stitch Supply Co. is having one of their “per person” retreat weekends, which means anyone can sign up to claim one of their 16 beds at their retreat center without renting out the entire space!  So that’s where I’m headed today and can hopefully...