Tag Archive: quilting

Vlog #20 – November 13 2017 – OK, Enough With The Bags

I’ve made more bags! Don’t worry, I plan to start making a quilt this week!

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Same but Different

A little diversion (or two) from my own personal A/W wardrobe which features some sewing for others. Based upon the available evidence I have come to the conclusion that I do not make subtle quilts! Well, maybe one, but all … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode #107: Eleanor Burns

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about building a successful career in quilting with my guest, Eleanor Burns. Eleanor Burns is truly a star in the quilting industry. She entered the field in 1978 with a self-published book, “Make a Quilt in a Day-Log Cabin Pattern.” Her innovative techniques in… 

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Free project – Scrappy Turkey Applique

Free project – Scrappy Turkey Applique

PATTERN DETAILS Looking for a fun and easy way to create a one of a kind piece of clothing for your child to wear this Thanksgiving? Look no further! Our Scrappy Turkey can be created with little fabric, minimal sewing experience, and is as versatile as it is cute. You can go simple and let […]

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Life Lately v.04

Remember the good old days of blogging where I used to overshare all the time? Well they’re back! Sort of. It’s been a long and strange road navigating Grainline from where it started in 2009 as a small personal blog, to the full grown business with employees it is today. During that time I gradually […]

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Life Lately v.04

Remember the good old days of blogging where I used to overshare all the time? Well they’re back! Sort of. It’s been a long and strange road navigating Grainline from where it started in 2009 as a small personal blog, to the full grown business with employees it is today. During that time I gradually […]

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Rainbow sampler quilt top

If you were just thinking to yourself, “Man, my day is really lacking in eye-searing rainbow awesomeness,” you’re in luck.  Put on your sunglasses, and feast your eyes on my finished Rainbow Sampler quilt top! I worked on this project on and off from March through September (6 months!), so it was quite a bit […]

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Tutorial: Make your own design wall

Hi, I moved house and I’m back! I have so much more wall space in my new sewing room in the basement (to be known as the sewing bunker), so I finally for the first time in my sewing life got a design wall that I can fit a whole quilt onto! And the good […]

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Triangle challenge in the making

This past weekend I started playing around with half-square triangles in an attempt to participate in the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild’s upcoming Triangle Challenge.  Essentially the challenge is to create a quilt that is composed primarily of triangles – sounds fun to me!  There is also a “bonus level” in which you can make your […]

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My year in quilting

  This year has been all about quilting for me.  I’ve been really enjoying participating in the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild, which is full of extremely talented quilt artists.  And I do not use the word artist lightly!  My work is total amateur hour compared to many of these quilters.  With that said, I’ve been […]

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Turn Your Embroidery Machine Into a Longarm

If you want to successfully quilt with your machine, you have to learn the secrets to controlling the process.  In my class, Turn Your Embroidery Machine Into a Longarm at Wisconsin Quilt Expo Sept. 7-9, you’ll learn why handling your quilt like this is a recipe for disaster: I’ll also share why having two versions […] Read more…

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Wisconsin Quilt Expo 2017

  In just a few short weeks, I’m heading to my favorite quilt show – Wisconsin Quilt Expo, in Madison, Wisconsin, Sept 7-9, 2017.  Why is WQE my favorite quilt show?  Well, first off, it was created by my dear friend, Nancy Zieman, so I know every detail has been covered.  Second, it’s in Wisconsin […] Read more…

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Do You Want More Gravy?

There’s a tradition in our house that, when cooking dinner, you always prepare enough food for the Uninvited Guest. If they don’t show up then there’s plenty for seconds or enough for dinner the next day. I learned this from … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure! Let’s Get Started

I have a confession to make. I’m a charm square addict. There, I said it! I’m obsessed with them. Have you fallen in love with these little 5” squares of fabric? Or have you wondered what on earth you would … Continue reading

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On The Road, Row By Row

I am not much of a quilter. All my life, I have been surrounded, and warmed by beautiful quilts that my great-grandmother and my grandmother made. I have a wonderful quilt that my great-grandmother made, a whole cloth quilt. A while back, I washed it a…

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Publishing

Happy Friday!I am so very happy to finally be back with an all new episode of Sewbussted’s Material Witness!!!There may be a few of you who have thought, “I have a great idea that I think should be published,” and yet, you aren’t sure just how to take …

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Shruti Dandekar Quilts a Bridge Between India and the US

Shruti Dandekar with her Bernina. The first time Shruti Dandekar touched as sewing machine she was aching. It was October of 2009 and she’d contracted chikungunya, a mosquito born illness that’s not uncommon where she lives in the southern part of Maharashtra, India. “I wasn’t well,” she recalls. “It causes a lot of joint pain… 

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A Quilter’s Garment Sewing Adventure

In this article, I share how I moved from making quilts exclusively to experimenting with three dimensional objects like bags and garments. I talk about what worked best for my learning style and the similarities and differences between quilting and garment making.  Growing up, my body was the mysterious size between an extra large and…

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PennyDog Vlog #4 – July 1st 2017

I missed last week due to work, outdoor activities and general sickness, but I’m back to briefly share what I’ve been up to this week. I think it might be a little bit out of focus- well I am, the fabric, etc not so much – so I plan to invest in an actual video […]

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Double Gauze Patchwork Quilt

Sooo happy to have this quilt finished and ready to share today! Ever since seeing my friend Jeni’s double gauze

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Double Gauze Patchwork Quilt

Sooo happy to have this quilt finished and ready to share today! Ever since seeing my friend Jeni’s double gauze

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2 by 4 Quilt Top

I finished my 2 by 4 quilt top yesterday! I’m definitely excited about it. I had been plotting and planning

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PennyDog Vlog #2 – June 3rd 2017

Working away on the Antique Shop Floor quilt, and some fabrics I bought but I hope some of you can help me decide what to do with the swatches, and share any walking foot tips with me since mine is looking wonky! The sound isn’t as good as when I used the iPhone, maybe I’ll […]

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PennyDog Vlog #1 – May 27th 2017

A new thing I’m trying out, sometimes it’s easier and more honest on a one take iPhone video, than an edited, curated blog post…. Maybe I’ll do it once a week if people don’t think this is too weird! Oh and maybe I’ll brush my hair next time…

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Trio of the Sun, the Galaxy and a Heart

A few years ago I claimed to have quilted the universe, well, this week I quilted sunshine, our own galaxy and a little bonus. A few months back I asked my SIL if she’d like a quilt; at the time it … Continue reading

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Garden Jacket with Simplicity 8298

I set out to sew a simple jacket I could wear outside this spring while I’m gardening. I wanted to look granny chic. True to form, I turned a simple jacket into something quite complicated and now I don’t want to get it dirty nor do I want to wear it in the garden.

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Quilt finished!

Quilting really isn’t my thing; I’ve made a handful of quilts over the years and while I have been really proud of the resulting blankets, it’s not something I enjoy very much.  So, clearly, making a new dress or blouse has taken priority over a long-term quilting project!

On the spare bed for a moment

Truthfully, I had intended to make a quilt for my younger son when he moved into a “big

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I Should Know Better!

Often, I have very large and complex projects to design, digitize, test, photograph and write the instructions.  These tasks are intense, highly-technical and deadline-oriented. Now don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and I’ve been doing it for a long time, a realllllly llllllong time. So I know what I’m doing. And I […] Read more…

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Natalie’s Print Shop Quilt

I’m so excited about this finish! It was my daughter Natalie’s first quilt top that she’s made. She loves sewing

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BLACK & WHITE IMPROV WEDGE FREE MOTION QUILT

Making stuff has started to feel like a real addiction. I’m not exactly slapping at veins looking for a good

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