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Lady of the Lake Blocks from Sister Sampler Quilts

Happy Monday! I hope all of you out East have managed to dig out a bit, but I hope in the meantime you got some good stay-in-and-sew time. : ) We didn’t get any snow at all (much to my kids’ disappointment), but I got in some quality time with my machine yesterday anyway. And the results of my afternoon’s work: These Lady of the Lake blocks, with which I am now totally obsessed.

Lady of the Lake is a classic block from the new book, Sister Sampler Quilts: 3 Modern Sampler Quilts with Paired Sister Blocks,
by AnneMarie Chaney of Gen X Quilters. I love the flexibility of a good sampler book—make one block, make them all, or mix-and-match to your heart’s content! Sampler books are always a good resource to add to your library, and give you a lot of bang for your buck. (If I do say so myself, having co-written one of my own!)
And AnneMarie’s book is even more flexible than most, offering up instructions for 24 blocks, each in two different sizes (9″ and 12″ finished). I made my Lady of the Lake blocks in the 9″ size. Check those cute little half-square triangles. : ) AnneMarie’s method of making the blocks in “sister pairs” makes things go quickly and efficiently.
Another feature that makes this book a great resource are the fun and creative layout ideas for each of the three samplers. This one, the Bonfire Sampler, is my favorite!
I found the instructions for the Lady of the Lake block to be straightforward and easy to follow. As usually happens when I try to make just one or two blocks, I’m now dying to make a bunch more of these. All out of this fabulous Blueberry Park fabric, like the first two!

Click here to purchase from Amazon. And go visit the other stops on the Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Tour, listed below!

Monday, January 18  
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters – Introduction
Sara Lawson / Sew Sweetness
Tuesday, January 19 
Leah Day / Free Motion Project
Brenda Ratliff / Just A Bit Frayed
Wednesday, January 20
Faith Jones / Fresh Lemons Quilts
Angela Pingel / Cut To Pieces
Thursday, January 21
Lynne Goldsworthy / Lily’s Quilts
Amy Friend / During Quiet Time
Friday, January 22
Christa Watson / Christa Quilts
Violet Craft
Monday, January 25
Lee Heinrich / Freshly Pieced
Melissa Corry / Happy Quilting
Tuesday, January 26
Karen Lewis / Karen Lewis Textiles
Wednesday, January 27
Sherri McConnell / A Quilting Life
Melissa Mortensen / Polka Dot Chair
Thursday, January 28
Friday, January 29
Cindy Wiens / Live A Colorful Life
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters – Wrap Up
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“You Can Quilt!” A Book Review and A Blog Flashback

You know how dogs age 7 years for every one of our human years? I think there should be a formula like that for quilting/blogging years. Because once upon a time—in 2011—I participated in a quilt-along called The Skill Builder Sampler, with blogger Leila Gardunia. That was four years ago. Also, a lifetime ago. : ) Show of hands—who was hanging around my blog back then and remembers that? C’mon, I hope you guys are still out there!

Anyway, a lot has happened in four years. A whole lot. For one thing, I built my skills. Thanks in part to Leila’s quilt-along, and in part to the exhausting litany of other things I’ve done. I wrote a book and launched a line of patterns and taught classes and won a prize at QuiltCon and hosted a gajillion WIP Wednesdays and sewed and sewed and sewed.

But here’s the thing about building skills. You’re never done with that. Your skills are never all built and finished—they’re more like an eternal work-in-progress. To that end, Leila, along with co-author Marlene Oddie, have turned the Skill Builder Sampler into a book, called You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners.

I mean, I thought I was a decent quilter four years ago. And then I pulled out those blocks from Leila’s quilt-along. (Yes, I still had them! And no, I had no trouble finding them in my studio! Organizational skills: Totally built!)

Ummm, yeah. The piecing, the crazy prints all thrown together—there are some areas for improvement (understatement alert). And as I looked at those blocks, my mind fast-forwarded another four years. I wasn’t done building my skills back then, and I’m still not done now, I know that much.

You Can Quilt! covers basically every quilting technique you could ask for in one book and 36(!) beautiful blocks. Paper-piecing, improv, inset seams, curves, applique—they’re all here in this book. Along with lots of helpful tips, step-by-step photos, and diagrams. It’s like a months-long, intensive quilting class in one handy volume. What better way to build your skills than block-by-block, with an amazing sampler to show for it at the end?

I know quilting can be intimidating sometimes, but you guys, you can’t learn how to do something without doing it. There will always be projects you’ll look back at four years later and say, “Wow, what was I thinking?” But it’s all part of the process, right? All you can do is build those skills one finished quilt at a time. And enjoy the results of that process. This book is all about that.

To celebrate my own process, I decided to take those nine orphan blocks I made four years ago and sew them into a quilt top. And I think the end result is pretty cool—the solid orange framing and Essex Linen background has the effect of chilling out the printy-ness of the blocks.

Want to win a free copy of You Can Quilt!, plus a bundle of the Prairie fabric line by Corey Yoder? (International readers have a chance to win an ebook.) You can enter over at Leila’s blog. And don’t forget to keep following along with the “You Can Quilt!” blog hop all this week! Thank you, Leila, for including me on the hop!

Nov. 16 – Lee at Freshly Pieced (- you are here!)
Nov. 17 – AnneMarie at Gen X Quilters
Nov. 18 – Leanne at She Can Quilt
Nov. 19 – Julie at That’s Sew Julie
Nov. 20 – Lyn guest-blogging at Flourishing Palms

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My Block From Irish Chain Quilts


Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog hop for Melissa Corry‘s new book, Irish Chain Quilts!

I had no idea how versatile Irish Chain quilts were before Melissa’s book landed in my mailbox. I guess I thought there was just one way to make an Irish Chain. Thanks to Melissa’s creative interpretations in this book, I’m realizing that Irish Chains have huge design possibilities. And now I’m dying to make a scrappy Irish Chain of my own!

But before I do that, Melissa asked each of us to choose one block to make from her book. She’s going to put all of our blocks together into a big, scrappy charity quilt. So awesome!

I chose the String of Pearls quilt for my block. Everyone participating in the blog hop made their blocks in certain colors, and mine was blue.

This was a really fun, easy, quick block to make, so a scrap Irish Chain quilt should come together great. As you can see, I went pretty scrappy with mine. Can’t wait to see how Melissa’s charity
quilt turns out!

To see more blocks and quilt designs from Irish Chain Quilts, check out the other stops on the blog tour:

June 8th –   Happy Quilting – Blog Hop Intro
June 9th –   Moda Lissa – Lissa Alexander + Fat Quarter Shop – Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th –  Piece N Quilt – Natalia Bonner + In Color Order – Jeni Baker
June 11th –  Amy’s Creative Side – Amy Ellis + Sew Kind of Wonderful – Jenny Pedigo
June 12th –  Quilt Story – Megan Jimenez + Diary of a Quilter – Amy Smart
June 15th –  Freshly Pieced – Lee Heinrich + Christa Quilts – Christa Watson
June 16th –  Moda Cutting Table – Carrie Nelson + Little Miss Shabby – Corey Yoder
June 17th –  Fresh Lemons – Faith Jones + V and Co.  – Vanessa Christenson
June 18th –  A Quilting Life – Sherri McConnell + Stitch This! – Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th –  Happy Quilting – Wrap Up & Grand Prizes
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Reel Time Floor Pillow

In the midst of working on new patterns, I took a little break for a fun project using Zen Chic‘s new line for Moda, Reel Time.

My absolute favorite Zen Chic line was Comma, and Reel Time picks up where Comma left off. Reel Time was inspired by movies and the film industry—but much like Comma, it’s got just a hint of industrial grunge, and I love that. : )

I’ve been thinking the girls might like a big pillow for when they’re lying on the floor watching TV, and what better fabric for that than Reel Time? I ended up pulling out the whites and grays and greens and combining them with some gray Essex linen. And then, because I’m still having my purple moment, I added a plummy pillow trim. : )

There are a ton of good stash-builder prints in this line that I’m planning to stockpile ASAP. I especially love the dot prints and these x’s inside of dots.

Want to see more of Reel Time? (Of course you do!) Check out the rest of the blog hop below! Lots more pretty projects to look at. : )

11. April Lynne Goldsworthy from Lily’s Quilts www.lilysquilts.blogspot.com
12. April Nettie Peterson from A quilt is nice www.aquiltisnice.blogspot.com
13. April Erica Jackman from Kitchen Table Quilting www.kitchentablequilting.com
14. April Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced www.freshlypieced.com
15. April Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter www.diaryofaquilter.com
16. April Nicole Daksiewicz from Modern Handcraft www.modernhandcraft.com
17. April Rochelle New from Lucky Lucille www.luckylucille.com
19. April Lisa Cox from A Spoon full of Sugar www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
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BBQ Grill Block from “The Paper-Pieced Home”

Welcome to my stop on “The Paper-Pieced Home” blog tour!

The Paper-Pieced Home is a new book by the always-amazing Penny Layman of Sew Take a Hike. You guys might be aware by now that I’m kind of a fan of paper-piecing. : ) I’ve even been known to paper-piece half-square triangles and flying geese—that’s how much I love paper-piecing. So this was clearly a book for me.

The blocks in this book are ridiculously cute. Like, insanely so. And Penny’s book is so inspiring when it comes to ways to use these blocks. There are plenty of fun project ideas presented in the book, but I thought of about a dozen more of my own just flipping through the book for the first time. These blocks lend themselves so well to potholders, table runners, bags, placemats, pillows—you name it. Funny, I never realized my home was so lacking in paper-pieced décor until I got my copy of this book! : )

And while the patterns may look a little daunting at first, every time I do a “picture” pattern like this, I’m reminded of the fact that paper-piecing is paper-piecing—it truly doesn’t matter how big or small the seams are. It will turn out perfect, no matter what. Just one of the many things I love about this technique! I made the BBQ Grill block, and as usual, the block was much easier to sew than it looked beforehand.

Cute, right? It was a nice springtime project that makes summer feel a little closer for me. And the whole block took less than an hour to make. I just need to pick up some Insul-Bright so I can turn it into a potholder for my master-griller husband.

Here are some other things I love about this book:
• a CD with all of the paper-piecing patterns (no photocopying!)
• great paper-piecing hints and instructions
• a whole section devoted to choosing colors and prints (a fantastic addition to the book, since I think that’s one of the things Penny does so well)

The Paper-Pieced Home: Quilting a Household One Block at a Time
by Penny Layman
Interweave/F+W, $26.99

Want to see more? Visit the other stops on the “Paper-Pieced Home” blog tour! (Some have giveaways!)

3/16       McCall’s Quilting / Sewing Machine Block
3/18       Quilty Pleasure (Quiltmaker blog) / Review
3/18       Imagine Gnats / Rotary Phone Block
3/20       Verykerryberry / Lion Block
3/21       Artisania / Cast-Iron Skillet Block
3/23       Where the Orchids Grow / Lamp Block
3/24       Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt / Layer Cake Block
3/24       House on Hill Road / Oven Mitt Block
3/24       Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced / BBQ Grill Block
3/26       Pink Penguin / Allie-Gator Block
3/26       A Happy Stitch / Giraffe Block
3/27       Bijou Lovely / Jar Block
3/27       Two Little Banshees / Saucepan Block
3/27       Charise Creates / Espresso Mug Block
3/30       Karen Lewis Textiles / Couch Block
3/31       Poppyprint / Clawfoot Tub Block
3/31       One Shabby Chick / Stack of Books Block
3/31       During Quiet Time / Sleeveless Dress Block
4/06       Pat Sloan The Voice of Quilting / Author Podcast Interview
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Jewel Box Quilt Tutorial in Liberty Lawn

Have you guys had a chance to sew with Liberty Tana Lawn yet? It’s like the fabric equivalent of a glass of lemonade on a summer day, so light and refreshing. I would say it falls right in between quilting cotton and voile as far as softness and consistency. I found it very easy to sew with—it may be a bit stretchier than quilting cotton, but not to the extent that it will cause you much difficulty. It’s a fun option for quilting.


Liberty prints have such a strong, recognizable look that I think they often work best with simpler patchwork. I just don’t want to distract too much from the beautiful works of art that are the prints! So I’m going to show you a tutorial today for an easy Jewel Box baby quilt, which I think is just perfect for Liberty. This quilt sews up quickly and looks amazing. : )

Jewel Box Baby Quilt
Finished block size: 8″ x 8″
Finished quilt size: 32″ x 32″ (4 blocks across by 4 blocks down)
(This tutorial makes 16 Jewel Box blocks, but you could triple it to make a quilt that is 48″ x 64″ – 6 blocks across by 8 blocks down.)

Fabric requirements
• 8 fat-eighths of various Liberty Lawn prints
• 2/3 yard of background fabric (I’m using Kona Steel)

Cutting requirements
From each Liberty fat-eighth –
(1) strip, 2-1/2″ x 20″
(2) squares, 5″ x 5″

From the background fabric –
(8) strips, 2-1/2″ x 20″
(16) squares, 5″ x 5″

Making the quilt

1. Sew a background 2-1/2″ strip to each Liberty 2-1/2″ strip, the long way. Press seams open or toward the background fabric (your choice).

2. Cross-cut each strip set into 8 pieces 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, as shown.

3. Sew together the cross-cut units into 4-patch units measuring 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.

4. Make (32) 4-patch units.

5. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of each 5″ Liberty print square. Pair each Liberty square with a 5″ background square. Sew 1/4″ out from the marked line, on each side, to make 32 half-square triangles (HSTs).

6. Cut HSTs apart on the marked line and press open. Square up your HSTs to 4-1/2″ by lining up the diagonal line on a 4-1/2″ square ruler with the diagonal seam and trimming.

7. Each block is made up of two HST units and two 4-patch units. Sew together as shown, pressing seams toward the HSTs.

8. Arrange your blocks 4 across by 4 down and sew together. That’s it! Told you it sews up quick! : )

Be sure to check out the other stops on the Liberty Tana Lawn blog hop for more Liberty inspiration. Enjoy!

February 24th: Kick Off! A Crafty Fox
February 25th: Astrid at Red, Red Completely Red
February 26th: Svetlana at Sotak Handmade
February 26th: Andy at A Bright Corner
February 27th: Chase at Quarter Inch Mark
March 1st: Emily at Simple Girl Simple Life
March 2nd: Ashley at Film In The Fridge
March 3rd: Lee at Freshly Pieced (you are here!!)
March 4th: Audrie at Blue is Bleu

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Accurate Curved Piecing: A Video and a Giveaway

If curved piecing worries you (and let’s face it, it worries everybody), what you just might need is for somebody to talk you through it. And who better to talk you through curved piecing than Angela Pingel, author of the book A Quilter’s Mixology?

Angela has a new video class out from Interweave Publishing, “Sewing Techniques for Accurate Curved Piecing,” that will help you tackle those curves. Angela makes curved piecing feel remarkably easy with her helpful explanations and techniques, so she’ll have you piecing gorgeous curves in no time at all.

Cutting the fabric, pinning the pieces, sewing the units and trimming them are all covered in this video. I love Angela’s one-pin curve-sewing method from A Quilter’s Mixology, so it was great to be able to see that method demonstrated so clearly. And the hints Angela gives for making the curve-piecing process both faster and more accurate are invaluable.

Angela’s book focuses entirely on Drunkard’s Path blocks, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that her video class covers not only Drunkard’s Path units, but many other types of curved units as well. Among the units Angela teaches in this video are apple core and clamshell designs—both of which I’ve long had on my quilting bucket list for a long time.

Angela even covers improvisational curves and shows off a curved-block sampler at the end of the video. It’s really amazing how much this video covers, and it’s so fun and inspiring to see how versatile curved piecing truly is.

You can hop over to the Interweave store to purchase Angela’s video—it’s available as a download or on hard-copy DVD. I hope you’ll check it out, along with the other stops on the Curved Piecing blog hop!

 

Feb 1: Lynne Goldsworthy http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/
Feb 5: Lee Heinrich http://www.freshlypieced.com/
And guess what: Angela and Interweave are giving away a copy of the DVD to one lucky winner. This giveaway is open to USA readers only. To enter to win a copy, leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw a winner next week. Good luck! This giveaway is now closed.
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30 Quilts for 30 Years: My Picnic Plaid Quilt

Welcome to my stop on Robert Kaufman’s 30 Quilts for 30 Years Blog Hop! I’m so happy to be unveiling my Picnic Plaid quilt today—and the Picnic Plaid quilt pattern is on sale for a limited time!

Kaufman recently asked 30 quilt designers (including me!) to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kona Cotton Solids by designing a quilt. I’m a huge supporter of Kona solids—there’s no question that Kona offers one of the best color palettes out there, especially with the addition of 33 new colors for 2014. And I’m just crazy lucky enough to live near a quilt shop that carries all 300+ Kona colors. You heard me. Every. Single. Color. All right there in one little brick-and-mortar shop. (Thank you, Patched Works in Elm Grove!) This all means that Kona is definitely my go-to solids brand.

And so I give you Picnic Plaid! I’ve been loving the speed and ease of strip-piecing lately, and this quilt is ridiculously strip-pieced. Like practically every bit of it. You won’t find a more efficiently-made quilt anywhere, I don’t think. : ) So it comes together quickly.

I used many of my absolute favorite Kona shades in this quilt: Bluegrass, Aloe, Pomegranate, Azalea, Chartreuse, Cactus, Cerise, and White. These are colors that I tend to come back to over and over in my quilting—this quilt is like my own personal library of Kona faves.

Picnic Plaid comes in three sizes: Baby (40″ x 40″), Lap (60″ x 80″), and Twin (80″ x 100″). (Twin size instructions are available in the PDF only—the paper pattern includes only Baby and Lap sizes.) Overall, the piecing is pretty simple, and I think a confident beginner can be very successful with this one. (Shops can purchase my patterns wholesale from Checker, Brewer, or United Notions.)

As always when I release a pattern, I’m offering it on sale for just $4.99 (PDF version only) the first week of release. (The sale is now done.) You can purchase the PDF on sale here, or the paper version of the pattern here. I rarely put my patterns on sale, so take advantage of the sale while it lasts!

Keep following the 30 Quilts for 30 Years blog hop, since more designers will be unveiling more quilts in the days ahead! You can also see all 30 designs in Kaufman’s 30 Quilts for 30 Years Lookbook, viewable right here. Good luck in the giveaway!

Week 1:

Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko

Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane

Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks

Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations

Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs

Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon

Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:

Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny

Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman

Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez with Aurifil

Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts

Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced

Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts

Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of Latifah Saafir Studios

Week 3:

Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman

Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting

Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy

Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells

Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments

Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl

Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:

Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing

Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine

Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color

Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine

Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:

Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy

Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks

Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman

Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

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Playful Petals Pillow

Some of my favorite quilt books lately are the ones that take a basic concept—like, for example, a simple petal shape—and turn out all of these amazing, innovative, inspiring designs using that concept. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of the Playful Petals
blog tour today!
Playful Petals, by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby, is a perfect example of all the creativity and beauty that can come from something as simple as a petal shape.
When Corey asked me to be a part of the blog tour, I was a little nervous. I’m no appliquér. I’ve done a few small appliqué projects here and there, of course, but it’s hardly my thing. But. Such cute projects! Such an inspiring book! How could I say no?
Fortunately, every single project in Playful Petals has a full-size quilt design and a mini/pillow design. So you always have the option to make something small. As a novice appliquér, I especially love that. Much less intimidating. : ) I made the Daisy Fields pillow from the book. Corey’s use of bright, scrappy prints throughout the book is always inspiring, so of course I had to go in that direction with my version as well.
And you know what? Appliqué is much easier than I remembered it being. I followed Corey’s suggestions in the “Appliqué Basics” chapter of Playful Petals—she gives some excellent tips there. I probably complicated things for myself by deciding I had to blanket-stitch my petals—straight stitch would no doubt have been easier. But with the yarn-dyed linen background, I wanted to do something that complimented a more home-spun look.

Bikes! So cute!
I think my Bernina 750 helped make the appliqué task much easier as well. That machine does some seriously beautiful blanket stitching, despite my minimal expertise. This blanket stitching isn’t perfect, of course, but I think this is my first time attempting it in at least three years, so I’ll take it!
I’m so pleased with my finished Daisy Fields pillow!
Be sure to check out blog posts about Playful Petals from everybody on the hop. The schedule is below:

September 15: Amy @ Stitchery Dickery Dock
September 16: Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 17: Jessica @ Quilty Habit
September 18: Faith @ Fresh Lemons Quilts
September 19: Amy @ Diary of a Quilter
September 22: Sherri @ A Quilting Life
September 23: Amber @ Gigi’s Thimble
September 24: Lori @ Bee in My Bonnet
September 25: Amanda @ Crazy Mom Quilts
September 26: Lee @ Freshly Pieced – Me!!!
September 27: Corey @ Little Miss Shabby – blog tour wrap-up and giveaway!

Thank you, Corey, for having me on your blog hop today! : )

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Finishing Quilts Faster: My Tips

Hi there, and welcome to my stop on the Fabulously Fast Quilts and Quilting Tips Blog Tour!

Fabulously Fast Quilts is a new book by Amy Smart, the incredibly sweet and talented blogger behind Diary of a Quilter. What a great concept for a book, right? I mean, who wouldn’t love to be able to finish more quilts? Fabulously Fast Quilts is filled not only with ingenious methods for quick quilting, like strip piecing and “stack, slice, and shuffle,” but 12 patterns to make use of all those speedy tricks.

There are so many beautiful patterns in this book, but this one, “Modern Buzz Saw,” is probably my favorite.

“Crossing Guard” is another highlight.

To celebrate the release of Fabulously Fast Quilts, Amy has asked each of us bloggers to share our own favorite time-saving tip. For me, working quickly means making the best possible use of my time. When I get in a groove and I’m flying through some chain piecing or free-motion quilting, I really hate to be interrupted by something like a bobbin running out!

So I love pre-winding my bobbins when I start a project. Especially for quilting, when stopping to wind a bobbin especially feels like a disruption, to stop, pull the whole quilt off my machine, and unthread it so I can wind a bobbin.

Having a bunch of pre-wound bobbins sitting there, ready whenever you are, is a great way to keep your momentum going. And that actually leads right into another tip, which is: Try to stick with the same brand, type, and weight of thread at all times if possible. Using different thread in the bobbin from what you’re using on top can cause tension problems, requiring you to stop and mess with the settings on your machine. Keep your thread consistent to save headaches and time.

You can pick up a copy of Amy’s book right here. And keep following along with the Fabulously Fast Quilts blog tour to read more tips from bloggers, all week long!

Monday April 28 
Sachiko Aldous of Tea Rose Home
April Rosenthal of April Rosenthal
Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane

Tuesday April 29
Jen Wilding Cardon of Stitch This! Martingale Blog
Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

Wednesday April 30 
Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Melissa Mortenson of PolkaDot Chair
Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock

Thursday May 1 
Me! Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced
Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts
Jeni Baker of In Color Order

Friday May 2 
Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt
Lindsay Conner of Craft Buds
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life