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HtbaS Quilting Podcast – Episode 309

It’s time once more for the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast! In this episode, I talk about using buffalo bits for scrap quilting, how I handle instructions (both writing and following) for large number of pieces, feedback, and some book reviews

Books reviewed:

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HtbaS – Episode 302

I recap the disappointing cruise we went on (no fault the cruise line, and no compensation due to us), getting back in the quilting saddle with some small projects, a number of book reviews, and what projects I’ve got coming up in the short term!


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.

HtbaS – Episode 294

In Ep 294 of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I talk about my fabric stash usage for 2016, working on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery En Provence, some of the late quilt finishes last year, and give a review of recent books and Netflix series I’ve enjoyed.

Here is the dragon wallhanging I made for Lynn, “Stitch’s Glamor Shot”. Paper piecing pattern from Fandom in Stitches.

Stitch's Glamour Shot - a paper pieced dragon quilt

Books and shows discussed:

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

HtbaS – Episode 293

In episode 293 of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I think back on our recent family road trip (and my initial bad hotel choice), some recent sewing on the Bonnie Hunter En Provence mystery, my upcoming year-end stash report, and some reflection on where we’ve come with The Stitch TV Show and where we’re going with it.

Books mentioned in this podcast:

Today’s podcat was definitively Nina, who can probably be heard purring in the background (while punching me in the throat).

HtbaS – Episode 292

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I catch everyone up on the quilt pile-up in my sewing room, some plans for holiday break sewing, guild activities, and some life events like chaperoning a 7th grade field trip and recent holiday parties.

The book I review in this episode is “I’ll Take You There” by Wally Lamb.

The next Virtual Stitch-In is tonight, December 9, 7-8:30 pm US Eastern! Watch (and chat with us!) on YouTube.

Today’s podcat was Morelli!

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

HtbaS – Episode 290

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I reveal The Project That Ate September, gear up for the Black Friday Sew In, recent hand quilting work, some community service sewing, and review some books.

Behold, the Transform quilt (update: alas, our quilt did not make it as a finalist):

Books discussed in this episode:

Stay in touch! Follow my personal Instagram @Pantsfreesia, or my adventures with Lynn @TheStitchTVShow. Join us for the Black Friday Sew In by using #BFSI on social media to share what you’re working on!

HtbaS – Episode 289

In this jam-packed quilting podcast episode I give an update on our friend and production sherpa, some exciting publication news, an upcoming blog hop, the start of the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery at the end of the month, quilt forts, potential live shows for The Stitch, and some holiday gift market sewing. Oh yeah, and I did some quilting! Whew

Books discussed:

HtbaS – Episode 285

Although I didn’t think I had much to talk about this week, I end up waxing poetic about the AQS censorship situation from the Grand Rapids show, and a little about the Modern Quilt Guild blog and revision to the description of derivative work.  I also discuss plans for The Stitch TV Show while attending the Sew Pro convention next week in Chicago.

Books reviewed in this episode:

HtbaS – Episode 284

This week I talk about various totebag and quilting projects, as well as give a recipe review and overview of Cashew Chicken!  I also talk about books I’ve read (or “experienced”) in the last two weeks and give a short preview of the coming weeks.

Join us for the Labor Day Sew In! Just use #LDSI on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to share what you’re stitching for the long weekend (or regular weekend if you’re outside North America!)

Find me at Sew Pro in Chicago next week in two weeks if you’re going for a chance to get some Stitch TV Show swag. Next week’s quilting podcast episode will be a regular episode, and then the week after that, The Stitch TV Show episode 202.


Books discussed in this episode:

Quilt long and prosper!