How do you start to quilt a new piece?  Do you get scared?  Afraid you’re going to wreck it? I used to until I took Hollis Chatelain’s class and then developed my own free motion quilting class. The use of tracing paper and some colored pencils over your quilt top can be very helpful to […]

Machine Quilters: read this!

Here is an article in Machine Quilter’s Unlimited Magazine, a fabulous mag., to help you with your machine quilting set up.  These tips will not only improve your quilting, but keep you healthier as well. ERGONOMIC MACHINE QUILTING AT THE SEWING MACHINE © Vicki Anderson Keep your feet flat on the floor with your knees […]

Designing Your Own Art Quilt

Here are the Chapel Hill ladies’ work from Thimble Pleasures.  I thought I had posted them, but apparently I didn’t!!!  Oops.  We had a great time, and I had a very talented 12 year old in my class, too!  I was proud of how everyone stretched past their comfort zones and learned new techniques for […]