Anita's quilts and quilting

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

Creating a stencil

I thought you might be interested in how I made this stencil. This is only one of many ways I get a design from the paper to the quilt top. … Continue reading

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March 18, 2010

Slippery templates and rulers?

I thought the quilters reading my blog might want to see more helpful hints for quilting. I wanted to come up with a catchy phrase like other blogs have. I’ve … Continue reading

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October 29, 2009

Press it! Press it! Press it!

I’ve often said….. If you want to improve your piecing skills, learn to press at every step! A person doesn’t even have to do a perfect 1/4″ seam. Whatever size … Continue reading

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October 9, 2009

How it’s done

Here is how I deal with the fabric warts (thick seam intersections) of a double sided quilt. Using my hands…. one on the bottom and one on the top…. I … Continue reading

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July 14, 2009 · 2 Comments

Pieced backing issues

Yesterday, I didn’t show pictures of the top of this difficult quilt. I knew I was going to work on it so I saved the pictures for today’s post. I’m … Continue reading

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July 13, 2009

Light box idea

Ok, you don’t use a light box very often. When you really need one you don’t have it. You can’t justify spending the money for something you might use once … Continue reading

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March 30, 2009

Stabilizing a quilt

I got down to the end of the border designs on the current quilt before having to stop for the day. It’s a coincidence that someone asked me about the … Continue reading

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November 19, 2008

A time saving gadget

I don’t know where I originally saw one of these gadgets. It’s been five years or more since I first saw it. Someone was selling them for $10. I made … Continue reading

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November 23, 2007 · 1 Comment

Stabilizers by the bolt

I buy interfacing by the bolt. I buy it this way because it’s a time saver for me. I make custom made t-shirt quilts a lot. It was a hassle … Continue reading

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November 22, 2007 · 1 Comment

Simple tasks

The quilt on the machine is one of those that take more than one day to finish. After the day’s work was done I took time to put a new … Continue reading

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October 16, 2007 · 1 Comment


My SIL was here all day yesterday for a day of sewing.  I decided to write out the steps for the 10-2-what blocks as I promised before my computer problems. … Continue reading

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June 24, 2007

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