Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Minkes fabric has really become popular lately. I get lots of questions about using it as a backing for quilts. I've done quite a few quilts with the minkes, and it quilts up nicely.
It does have a little stretch to it, but it doesn't seem to cause any problems. I do need 4-6 inches past the edge of the quilt top on all sides to work with. So if your quilt is 50 x 70, then you'd need a backing piece 58 x 78 or larger.
The minkes can be pieced to make a larger backing of needed, or Roellofs store carries wide minkee, too.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
I have been getting quite a few calls with quilts lately, and my schedule is now filled until after Christmas. If you've already made arrangements for a quilts to be done before Christmas, your name is on the list & I am planning on getting it done, but will be unable to fit in any more until January.
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only just over 2 weeks away, and then Christmas will be here before we know it!
Thanks for all your business in 2014!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Just quilted up this lap-sized quilt that will be at Roelof's store as a sample for the pattern they are carrying called "Chopsticks" by Jaybird Quilts. Aren't the blues & greens pretty in this quilt?
I quilted it using the "Asian Leaves" pattern.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
School is out for the year... which means less time in the quilting studio. I will still be doing quilts this summer, but I may not get them back to you as fast as I do when the kids are at school. If you have a quilt with a deadline, make sure to get on the schedule early, so that you will be able to have your quilt back by the time you need it.