The Stitch TV Show – Episode 215 Audio Only

In this episode of The Stitch TV Show, Lynn and Pam talk about QuiltCon classes, basic DIY sewing machine maintenance, and overcoming ugly fabric.

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is April 14, 2017 at 7 pm US Eastern!

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video, produced as a quilting podcast. See show notes, links to the various things we talk about, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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WIP Wednesday – It Still Totally Counts

It’s 11:33 so I’m just squeaking this under the line! Mind you, I don’t have a picture of anything I’ve been working on since it’s been recovering from the Vegas trip, computer stuff for The Stitch,  getting used to being in an office again a couple days a week, and getting ready for family vacation.

It’s going great!

Sunday Stash – At Last

Greetings from the Land of Vampire Internet Access, where I only have home internet after 8pm. Whut.

We had some storms last week while I was traveling for work, so the best assessment from phone support is “there’s a loose wire”that only lets the internet work after everyone else in the neighborhood is done surfing for the day. Seriously, we’ve jiggled it and turned it off and on again multiple times, but we’re waiting on the tech to come out to the house tomorrow for a permanent fix.

Anywho, we had our live taping on Saturday this week, and I think it went great. We had a small but intense audience but several people wandered by the filming and recognition dawned over them, so we have that going for us! Lynn and I went through 7 quilt tops and give various suggestions for quilting them.

I also got the quilted project from Lynn for our 2nd magazine publication, which I’m shipping out Monday or Tuesday this week.  I just need to put finishing touches on the graphics and double check the instructions again and it’ll be ready to go! Picture from the hand binding to the right; I also had to hand stitch the sleeve and label.

So, with that, I have one finish to log, but the addition of other fabric. I got the pattern for the Amethyst project bag from Sew Sweetness so wanted to pick up some fabric for it.

  • Used this week:  7 yards
    • 7 yd for Islands in the Stream quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 51.25 yards
  • Added this week: 8 yard
    • 4 yd for pattern sample
    • 2 yd for Amethyst bag/stash
  • Net Used YTD: -6 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (25% of total used)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

HtbaS – Episode 300

It’s the 300th episode of this crazy quilting podcast. We have it all – sewing, cats, books, hotel bathroom art, and more! I’m in between trips so haven’t gotten a lot of stitching in, but am excited for what’s to come in the upcoming months.

Books reviewed:

Today’s podcat was Nina, who has gotten over her snit and is glad I’m home.

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The Stitch TV Show – Episode 214 Audio Only

In episode 214 of The Stitch TV Show, Pam and Lynn talk about prepping for QuiltCon, how personalize quilts, and transforming precuts.

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is March 17, 2017 at 7 pm US Eastern!

This is the audio-only version of the YouTube video. See show notes, links to the various things we talk about, photos, and more on The Stitch TV Show page!  I’ll be back next week for the usual solo geeky fare!

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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WIP Whoopsday- Slacktacular

Guys, I’m sorry. I fell of the face of the earth. It’s prep time for my Vegas conference, and the following week is the big project launch for a work thing, and then the next week I’m vacation. I will try my darndest to keep things moving and posting over here, but if you need a quick fix of “What is Pam up to?” just watch Instagram for more upcoming bathroom art and who-knows-what-else from my travels.

Also, I got stuck in traffic for two hours trying to get home yesterday, and if that doesn’t crush your spirit, I don’t know what will. The good news is at the end of it, I did get to a sew-in and spent some time with Marcia, my Singer Featherweight.

HtbaS – Episode 299

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about an update on my hair (scintillating!), getting a quilt into the Paducah spring show (thrilling!), and what quilt projects I’ve been sewing and finishing (even more thrilling!).

Books reviewed in this episode:

Behold, my tiny star:

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow.

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WIP Wednesday – A Full Array

Conveniently the #IGQuiltfest prompt for yesterday was “what’s on your cutting table”, and for once I had something other than a pile of fabric or a cat! These little gems are being sewn into 3 rainbow star blocks to go into a raffle quilt for an upcoming blog hop!

Stay tuned for a link over to the blog hop the first week of April so you can enter to win the quilt yourself!

Sunday Stash – Monumental

It was quite a productive week in terms of number of projects finished. Granted, three of them are quite small, but a finish is a finish!

First up is a pair of composition book covers for a school fundraiser.

I’m really happy with some quilting on this poppy mini quilt; this “Poppy Power” mini ended up 12″ square.

I also finished my Star Wars mini for the swap, and my small quilt for the Riley Blake MQG challenge, and just before writing this a donation quilt for my guild. More pictures of those to come later! Next up is the second magazine pattern for The Stitch TV Show, and THEN I finally get to the chair cover and pillows for my mom. Only three months late. 🙁

  • Used this week: 8.75 yards
    • 1 yd for composition book covers
    • 0.25 for The May The 4th Be With You Star Wars Swap mini
    • 1 yd for Riley Blake MQG challenge
    • 0.5 yd for Poppy Power
    • 6 yd for Green/Pink Charity quilt
  • Used Year to Date: 44.25 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used YTD: -5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 11 yards (25% of total used)

You can see more stash reports at Patchwork Times!

HtbaS – Episode 298

We are nearing 300 episodes of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast! That would not meaningful in another non-base 10 counting method, so come along for some fun recapping of a bit of QuiltCon, the pile-up of sewing projects in my sewing room, and a review of Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.

Related links from today’s podcast:

  • A dorky story from QuiltCon and our encounter with some sewlebrities
  • A near-complete list of quilting podcasts for those looking for other audio goodness
  • Today’s podcat was Morelli

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