Category Archives: Timesaver Tips

Blue Pens

I have been a bit wary of using blue washout marking pens ever since a disaster I had a few decades ago. When they work and wash out, they are amazingly useful tools. Kelly Cline uses them and reading her … Continue reading

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Fixing a Quilt on the Longarm

Every once in a while, I come across a spot on a quilt that needs to be fixed while it is on the long arm. I thought I’d show you how I do that. I had quilted over half of … Continue reading

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Two at a Time

I was able to get both baby quilt tops pieced and I decided to quilt them both at the same time on the long arm. I used a backing twice as long as I needed firone and the same with … Continue reading

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How to Make a Baby Quilt in 20 Minutes or Less

I have you intrigued, don’t I? 😊 First of all, you have to have your pieces cut ahead of time. And from there, the entire quilt top is pieced in 5 to 20 minute increments. Okay, so you can’t make … Continue reading

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Tip for Keeping Strip Sets Straight

I’ve started working on the wedding quilt for my niece. She wanted something classic and yellow. So I’m doing some strip piecing. I used my Accuquilt Studio Cutter to cut a whole bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips. Have you … Continue reading

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A couple tips…

I’ve had several people ask what I use to hang my quilts to take photos. I found these at Ikea in the laundry area. A package of two costs about $2.50. I can’t remember what Ikea calls them. The hook … Continue reading

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Quilting Tip!

I use templates with my long arm and this tip pertains to that, but it could also be used for rotary rulers and templates as well. This tip was shared with me by Deb over at Quilts N Things Done by Betty … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Quilt

Have you seen or made a jelly roll race quilt? I have made a couple in the past. The concept is really pretty neat. If you are not familiar, you can see a tutorial from Missouri Star here. I had … Continue reading

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Scrap Management for Oh Scrap!

Cyndy at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework asked me if I would do a guest post for her linky party, Oh Scrap! I was delighted to do so! She specifically asked how I use my die cutter as an … Continue reading

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June Wrap Up and July Goals

The summer is passing too quickly by! Here is a look at my goals for June: 1. I have one more QOV top that needs to be quilted. Done! 2. I want to finish my 16 patch top. The biggest … Continue reading

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