Frequently Asked Quilting Questions

by Janet July 5, 2015

I’ve heard of a new longarm machine that is run by a computer, what is that? You heard about the Compu-Quilter or the Statler Stitcher machines. Both of these machines are very high tech in that they are programmable and can run independently without human hands guiding them. What is edge-to-edge quilting? Edge-to-edge quilting is […]

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What is Decoupage and How to Learn it?

by Janet July 4, 2015

Both collage and decoupage involve cutting (or tearing) out images or shapes and sticking them down. A collage is a form of artwork, intended to be displayed as other pieces of fine art would be, usually hung on a wall. Decoupage is a crafts technique used to decorate an object which is used, such as a box or […]

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4th of July 2015

by Janet July 2, 2015

The most entertaining part of the day time activities were the dogs and the kids lighting fireworks. The dogs were so hilarious, I couldn’t help snapping a thousand pictures of them that I will never have any use for. The beauty of going digital. Our dog Sammy is never allowed to run free where we […]

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June and Organizing…

by Janet July 1, 2015

So, what have I been up to? Why, getting ready for school of course! I have been ready for school since July, but most of my time all of August was getting ready for school, thinking about school and doing school. We started about 2 1/2 weeks ago and it has been great, so far…. […]

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A Squirrel in the Backyard…

by Janet July 1, 2015

This little guy was prancing around the side yard actually, not the backyard. The kitchen window looks out to some really great animal life. There are usually a bird or two to watch in addition to this lively squirrel. See how he is getting ready to run? Actually, in addition to boring you to death […]

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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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