Anita's quilts and quilting

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

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

Michelle’s quilt went home

This quilt has been well loved for many years.  When a quilt is loved this much it deserves a good repair. It took me awhile to figure out the best … Continue reading

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June 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

Next ones finished

Yup, I have some finished quilts to show.  First, a peek at the issue quilt from a few posts ago.  I got the whole thing stabilized.  I was quilting along … Continue reading

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April 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

Necktie quilt tutorial

I finally finished writing a post about how I make quilts from neckties.  Or any clothing.  The process is the same no matter what clothing is being used or what … Continue reading

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February 10, 2014

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

Rotating cutting mat

Do you know how sometimes a thought or idea simply won’t go away until you do something about it?  Ok, maybe it’s only me that’s kooky that way.  Well anyway, … Continue reading

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December 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Backing with seam issues

I had a question sent to me about the backing seams and I thought it should be answered in a post.  Just in case there are others thinking the same … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Centering quilts vertically

Every machine quilter should know about centering a quilt top horizontally on the machine. That is centering from end to end on the roller bars and is one of the … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Invisible seams on quilt back

I managed to go back to work a couple of days ago.  I’m feeling much stronger and even got outside for some sun.  It was time to get a quilt … Continue reading

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April 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

Hot hot hot

Yup, it’s so hot that even the wind doesn’t want to move.  We got a storm and a bit of rain but mostly it was lightening.   It didn’t cool … Continue reading

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July 4, 2012

Gloria’s quilt

Yesterday I started working on Gloria’s cross stitch quilt.  The first step is to look over the quilt to locate the issues.  Issues happen in almost every quilt. It’s just … Continue reading

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June 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

More progress

I got all the feathers along the outside edge of the quilt finished. I also finished the feathers around the center rings. Then finished the center medallion. Why am I … Continue reading

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May 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Something new added

Over the last few days I’ve been working on a project which required me to do a LOT of reading and learning.  Several times I was tempted to throw the … Continue reading

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January 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Couple more hints

Here are a couple more things you can do to improve the smaller machines.  You know how you get your quilt all prepared and you are quilting along but you … Continue reading

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September 26, 2011

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