Whether you are a master quilter, a beginner or still just thinking about starting to quilt, we're glad you found onemorequilt. No matter what your level of quilting, it is our hope that you will share your tips, techniques, pictures, stories, successes, mistakes, questions, answers, advice, ideas, favorite tools/notions, and love of quilting will all of us. We can all learn from each other and perhaps, if we're lucky, enjoy a laugh or two along the way!!

The Mascot Challenge

I was given an interesting challenge to make a quilt of a school mascot.  I was presented with a picture of a tee-shirt with the mascot on it and asked to make a quilt for a graduation gift.  The mascot --- a red hawk.   For a while I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.  I had a multitude of ideas and had to pick just one.  I actually chose to use applique!!!  I probably design applique less often than any other method of quilting.  Like I said,  it was a challenge.  I wanted a beautiful and unique quilt to be given as this special gift for this young woman to remember her high-school experience.  It was a success.

Balancing Act!

I absolutely love my life and what I do...however...there are times it is a balancing act. Many of you know exactly what I am talking about. You know what it is like to tread as quickly as you can to keep your head above the proverbial water.

Graduations, Reunions, Weddings, Birthdays etc...

As the weather gets nicer, more and more invitations start pouring in for events that we are sure to attend. The next time you get an invitation for a graduation party, a family reunion, a class reunion, a wedding, a birthday party or an anniversary celebration ..... think quilts!!!

Countries Quilt

I was beginning to worry a bit about my project. Collecting fabric from around the world was beginning to seem like a task that was harder than even I expected. But, WOW, Spring has sprung!!! I opened the mailbox and found one, then another!!! Thank you!

Memory Quilts

Loosing a loved one is always difficult. Whether they are young, old, sick, or healthy-- taken by illness or an accident -- death leaves an awful emptiness in our heart. If you have lost a loved one or know someone who has, you should consider making a memory quilt.

Cricut Quilting, Wow!

Have you seen the Cricut? I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I ordered the Cricut Expression from the informercial (I like the extras they offer) and am more than impressed with this machine. It is well made and easy to use. The Cricut machines are a line of electronic cutters advertised as a scrapbooking tool. The ads show snipits about glass etching, classroom use ideas and cutting a piece of fabric for applique.....that did it for me and I had to have one!

New Life to an Old Quilt

It happens to every beloved quilt. We love it and use it until it becomes thread bare in places, the binding is rubbed and worn to shreds, the batting seems non-existent in spots and some of the original quilting has disappeared. Most of us do not want to get rid of such quilts. To us they are the most comfortable, cozy, snugly and soothing blankets we own. Perhaps these quilts belonged to or were made by a loved one and hold special memories of that person (My "Froggy Quilt" is one of the first quilts I quilted on my long arm machine.

Peep Holes etc...

I am a gadget nut!!! I love to have and use every tool and gadget that I can get my hands on. I have to have multiples of some. I have several rotary cutters (after all they come in different styles, sizes and colors) and I have quite a collection of scissors ( I have a seldom seen buttonhole scissors and another designed especially to cut knit fabrics ). If someone sells a tool for quilting...I have to have one, (or more )!!!

To Wash Or Not To Wash

I am often asked whether or not you really have to wash and iron all of your fabric before working on a quilting project. This topic has sparked many hours of conversation and sometimes arguments amongst quilters.

In the days of "utilitarian" quilting, washing fabric was not an issue. People seldom had money to buy new fabric for quilting projects. Quilts were made from pieces of fabric salvaged from worn clothing so they had already been laundered many times. When quilts were made it was because people needed blankets, not for hobby. Design was an added bonus!

Crayola Fabric Crayons

Mother Nature certainly has a sense of humor. We could finally see the ground again. The temperature finally reached double digits. I could walk the puppy without wearing snow boots and a scarf wrapped around my face.....Tonight, it's snowing again!!!

I spoke briefly in a previous blog about using Crayola Fabric Crayons in my quilt projects at school. I have to let you know I love these things.

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