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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

Tweet Friends Kits now available

Our Fabric has Arrived!  Hurray! Our Tweet for Two fabric has arrived so we can start putting together kits for the Tweet Friends Block of the Month . Our kit will include the Tweet Friends 10-month pattern set and all of the fabric to make the quilt as shown, including the binding. The kit price is $142.50, plus shipping. 4 1/2 yards of backing in your favorite print is $45. Get your kit while supplies...tweet-friends-photo2
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Tweet Friends Quilt Along Post #4: How to Make Skinny Legs

  Technique: How to make the skinny bird legs in Block #4: Feathered Friends   1. Cut a double layer of freezer paper that is approximately 1" x 8".   2. Take a small chunk of fabric. I used a piece that was about 6" x 10".  Because the bird legs look like sticks, we can cut them on the straight of grain.  When I want narrow stems that will curve, I use this same...








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Family Time at the Reno Show

This wonderful young man is our son David who joined us for a weekend of fun at the QSC Reno show this past weekend. I was teaching three classes, so he decided to lend his Dad a helping hand in the booth.  I am sure it is not often that booths are literally MANNED at quilt shows! We had a great time and David and Oliver now have some new stories to tell. A thank...b2ap3_thumbnail_8586_10200847146694070_1705772276_n.jpg
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Tweet Friends Quilt Along Post 3: How to Accurately Piece the Triangle Border

  Technique: How to accurately piece the triangle border on the Dresden Friends block  Here is what you need: Cut triangles according pattern instructions Easy Angle Ruler by Wrights   Here is what you do: 1.Position the ruler on top of a triangle, aligning the edges of the ruler with the edges of the fabric. Trim off the point.  Flip the fabric over and trim off the other point.  The red triangle shown has had...





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Tweet Friend Quilt Along Post 2

Technique: How to make Applique' Circles Tweet Friends has appliqued circles in several blocks and borders. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy making circles!   Here is what you need: Freezer Paper 1" circle punch (in the scrap booking section of Michael's/Joanne's/Hobby Lobby, etc) Highlighter or permanent marker Stencil brush or small paint brush Starch Awl or something pointy Mini- Iron One Pin   Here is what you do: 1. Press together two pieces...












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