Moda Blush Charm Square Tote

by Janet June 29, 2015

My first thought in making this bag was the machine quilting. I want it to be perfect because I am giving it to a friend. We all want to give some one something better than what we would make for ourselves, right? I thought a kind of a grid would be perfect so I started […]

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Fabric & Fiber

by Janet June 28, 2015

With a name like Quilting Iowa, you might be wondering why I am talking about knitting too. I am a quilter, but I am also a knitter. Quilting uses lovely and colorful fabric. Knitting uses lovely and colorful fiber. It is too hard to resist talking about them, they compliment each other so well. When […]

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Why Knit? Why not..

by Janet June 27, 2015

I still remember the first time I picked up my first set of knitting needles and bought my first skein of yarn. I remember thinking, I am going to teach myself how to knit. I bought a book and sat down for two hours and ended up with a knotted mess. Being the kind of […]

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Why Quilt?

by Janet June 26, 2015

The first quilt I ever made was just a simple square patch lap quilt. I was so proud of the color choices I made and the sewing that was done. I still use that lap quilt even though it is not my most fancy or most beautiful one. I don’t have any heirloom quilts passed […]

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