Paper Piecing?

Paper Piecing, Quilts, 1950s

I’m not a huge fan of paper-piecing.  While I love the results, I don’t enjoy the process, and I hate removing all the paper…

Paper Piecing, Quilts, 1950sBut, if you wait 60 years, the paper just peels off itself!

Paper Piecing, Quilts, 1950s

And you have a little historical reading as well!

Any paper-piecers out there?



Open Line Friday–Movie Suggestions?

Movies and Quilting

Welcome to Open Line Friday...I’d like to start today by answering a few questions that came up this week:

**Yes, I would love to teach someday...I have been talking to a  local quilt shop and am developing a workshop that I could offer at quilt guilds.  I am also considering an on-line workshop...any opinions, ideas?   —

**I almost always use Aurifil 50wt in my bobbin.  I love it–and more importantly, my Bernina loves it!  —

**My favorite batting for small tabletop or wall hangings is Warm and Natural.   It’s lightweight and quilts very well.  (I will discuss my favorite batting for  larger quilts in an upcoming post.)

**On Basting Quilts-I usually spray-baste my small quilts, but safety-pin my large quilts.

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The Radiant Star: Nine Ways

Radiant Star QuiltOne of the great things about going on a quilt retreat, is seeing how a single pattern is interpreted by different quilters.  Under the guidance of Rhonda Rannow-quilt instructor, extraordinaire, many of the quilters worked on The Radiant Star Quilt from Eleanor Burns.  (See the book HERE)  The quilt above was created by Rhonda.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

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