Category Archives: Skill Builders

Learning at Sea

When you take classes on a quilting cruise, you not only have a very pleasant working environment, you are also learning from the best. At least, that has been my experience. This cruise had 4 teachers; each teaching a variety … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, art, Classes, FMQ, Highlighting others, Skill Builders, super simple quilting, travels, Uncategorized, WIP | 6 Comments

Ruler Quilting 201 – Start Stitching

Starting can be scary. But I had a plan, I had rulers, I had a sandwich I liked, and I had thread. Recently I attended a class where a teacher suggested using 7 threads – 3 matching the colours in … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 201 – The Design Process

It started right. A large sheet of paper on the floor, with the blocks marked. Do you have any idea what cats do with large sheets of paper? It goes something like this… The next step was to put the … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 201 – Super Simple Bed Runner

For the next few weeks I will build on all of my previous Ruler Quilting post. RQ 101 was about using one ruler for a variety of designs. RQ 201 is the reverse; Several rulers, one design. You might even … Continue reading

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The very basics – Straight line Ruler Quilting

I promised you some Ruler Quilting, and it starts today. Previously, I had posts about why you might want to quilt with rulers, what to look for in rulers, preparation & set-up, and even designing with rulers. Then, I did a series … Continue reading

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Designing for Ruler Guided Quilting

This will be the last post before taking my annual summer break. I wanted to do a few posts on Ruler-Guided quilting, but life gets in the way of writing instructions, making samples, taking pictures and sitting in front of the computer. … Continue reading

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FMQ Skill Builder

If you are anything like me, you want to improve your free motion quilting skills without experimenting on a large quilt that you have spent a lot of time and money on. I have done that, and regretted it – … Continue reading

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