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Inspired by my sister-in-law Amber, I made my first purchase of vintage quilt blocks from an antique quilt vendor at Quilt Market last October. I spent a good half hour early one morning talking to the owners about quilts–it was really wonderful. Anyway, these hand pieced blocks spoke to me, and at a dollar each, […]

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Bloc Loc

Once or twice a month, I review a new (to me) or favorite sewing product, technique, etc.  Most of the products are ones that I have purchased–if not, I make sure to note that (there are affiliate links below). If I find something cool I think you might like too, I write about it. Past […]

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Quilting With Variegated Thread_at_SwimBikeQuilt

  Have you ever tried quilting with variegated thread? I know variegated thread is really popular among some quilters and not at all among others. I usually quilt with it once or twice a year. I like using variegated thread when fabrics are different ranges of the same color (the greens in my sister’s wedding […]

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Try_It_Tuesday_Laminates_SwimBikeQuilt

Have you ever sewn with laminated fabric? Laminates are 100% cotton and covered with a polyurethane coating.  They are usually 54” wide instead of the normal 42” of 44”. Several years ago, Westminster/Free Spirit Fabrics started  offering laminate fabrics with many of their lines, and now many other manufacturers do as well. [This is Anna […]

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