• On the Go! FabricPlate FREE Webinar

    On the Go! with Janet Lutz of Row by Row Experience® and Debra Gabel of Zebra Patterns Join us for this FREE Webinar! When? Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm EDT Featuring: Michelle Umlauf, National Educator Representing Sulky of America, and Special Guest – Debra Gabel, Owner of Zebra Patterns and Art Director of Row by Row Experience Duration: One Hour Cost: FREE! Project Description: On the Go! FabricPlate™ Doorhanger In this FREE 1 Hour Webinar you will be walked through making a fun appliqued door hanger for your sewing area by Debra Gabel featuring Debra’s famous FabricPlates™ that have been collected by quilters all over the world! You…

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    The Quilt Sandwich

      Today is National Sandwich day, so I thought I would give you a couple of tips to improve my favorite kind of sandwich: The Quilt Sandwich! Just in case you are new to quilting, a quilt sandwich is what we call it when you have layered the backing fabric, the batting and the quilt top together. We do this in order to quilt the three layers together so it can, in fact, become an actual quilt. When I first started quilting, the only way to keep these three layers together was to pin (and pin and PIN) so they would all stay smooth during the quilting process. Now, however,…

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    Making a Quilt Your Own – Part 4

    Note: This is the 4th post in a series. Read part 1 here, part 2, here and part 3 here. After I had all the building blocks ready, it was time to figure out how to put together the quilt. I laid out the backing fabric on my cutting table. I have a very large cutting island it the center of my sewing studio. I love this because I can lay out a large wall hanging like this quilt and walk all the way around it. It really helps me decide how I want things to look and where I want them to be. Sometimes just looking at something at…

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    Making a Quilt Your Own Series – Part 3

    Note: This is part 3 in a series. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. After making lots of Dresden Plate blades, and one full circle, I knew I wanted to make these into flowers. I didn’t want to box myself into all the flowers being full circles, so I start putting together just twosies and a few foursies. (If you want to add the extra star point between your blades, I highly recommend the pattern Dresden Star by Edyta Sitar) As I mentioned before, I had purchased a kit for this class, so I made all the blades that I could with the fabric I had. I figured…