Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Lost my favorite patterns

Today there was no doctor appointments, no dental appointments, no chauffeuring duties, no babysitting, no workmen arriving to do stuff.  Just a whole day of doing whatever I want to … Continue reading

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November 6, 2016 · 8 Comments

Roller blade wheels

I use a drafting chair on wheels in my quilting studio.  There is always thread bits and lint and dust on the floor no matter how often I dust.  That … Continue reading

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April 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

About MY fabric stash

This post may sound like I’m ranting but honestly I’m not.  I’m simply stating facts and what I believe to be true for ME.  Some readers have misunderstood the point … Continue reading

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February 28, 2015 · 10 Comments

Setting the rules

I am a hoarder.  There is no other way to put it.  I have a problem letting go of STUFF because I see value in absolutely everything.  I know its … Continue reading

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February 26, 2015 · 13 Comments

Snowed in and organizing

Our area, like so many areas, got snow and very cold temperatures.  I woke up to no water yesterday. Yes, I did have it dripping but evidently it wasn’t dripping … Continue reading

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February 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

Slippery templates

Quilters of today use plastic rotary cutter templates for cutting quilt pieces.  In my younger days we used cereal boxes and manila folders to make templates.  We traced around them … Continue reading

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January 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

Organizing scrap batting pieces

I’m a very thrifty person.  I hate throwing away usable stuff when I know I will use it IF I can find it.  Being a professional quilter means I end … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Need I say more?

Whenever a crafter goes through the stash to sort and purge they find all kinds of forgotten treasures.   It’s almost as difficult to finish stash sorting as it is … Continue reading

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January 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Organizing the UFOs

Sometimes I hide quilts in progress.  I don’t want the person (or persons) the quilts are being made for to see them before I get them done.  The problem with … Continue reading

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January 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

The perfect excuse for a fabric stash

Ok, I have the perfect excuse for hoarding fabrics and crafting supplies. The more you have the better. There is a wall behind these shelves. So let me explain how … Continue reading

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March 22, 2009 · 1 Comment

Explaining the quilt kit logic

I thought I would elaborate a little more about my thinking process when creating my quilt kit idea…… I would love the luxury of having my stash look like this … Continue reading

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December 14, 2007

I’ve been organizing

I started my annual reorganizing. Here are some quilt kits I’m making for the coming year. I’m listing the kits on a sheet or two of paper so I know … Continue reading

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December 8, 2007 · 3 Comments

A new organizing idea

For anyone looking for the next post about realistic scheduling, I’ll try to get it posted on Monday. I haven’t bought my 2008 day planner yet. I saw one I … Continue reading

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December 6, 2007 · 1 Comment

More about organizing

This is today’s finished quilt. I used the circle lord square dance templates. There is a flame design on the border. I used the flame because the bright orange made … Continue reading

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October 2, 2007 · 1 Comment

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