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The Stitch TV Show 223 Audio: FMQ and Precut Pricing

Join us for a detailed discussion of free motion quilting, and some of the perils to watch out for (including my gaffe 27 minutes in about platinum needles; that’s not a thing! I totally meant titanium!). I also geek out on some math when it comes to doing cost/benefit analysis of precut fabrics. Like reading The Martian, just let the math wash over you.

Don’t forget to visit the website for The Stitch TV Show to enter the giveaway for 3 charm packs and a jelly roll, courtesy of The Precut Store!

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is August 11, 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.

Sunday Stash – Cat-atonic

It was the final week of summer break for my kids (I know, it feels early to us, too), but I managed to chip away at quilting the full-sized Meow or Never quilt I showed in last week’s Sunday Stash report.  Despite another busy weekend, I managed to get the binding on it tonight!

Next up I have to sandwich and quilt two more quilts to be donated for our guild’s Community Services efforts, and piece a third top.  It’s been laid out and is ready for piecing, so those should go fairly quickly since they aren’t behemoths like the one I just finished!

After all the donation quilts, I’m due to make another sample of Belinda, so hopefully I can get those all knocked out in the next couple of weeks!

  • Used this past week: 13 yard
    • 13 yd for Meow or Never quilt
  • Total Used Year to Date: 187.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 39 yards (21% of total used)

Smunday Stash – Just the Fiddly Bits

This week was more prep work to finish things than actually finishing things.  What I did finish was so small that it’s barely a blip in the spreadsheet.

I made this travel accessory assortment for the raffle at the annual Good Mews Animal Foundation “Pins for Purrs” bowling fundraiser.  It has an Open Wide pouch from Noodlehead, a Kismet Trinket Box from Sew Sweetness, a tissue holder with extra pouch for hand sanitizer, and a privacy luggage tag.

While I did a lot more sewing, the big thing was finally basting this full size quilt on my kitchen floor. I basted 80% of it, and then had to skootch it over to baste the rest since it was too wide for the space available. Since I’ve finished most of the immediate piecing work to be done on other projects, this is next up under the needle this week.

  • Used this past week: 1 yard
    • 0.5 yd for Good Mews donation
    • 0.5 yd for placemat
  • Total Used Year to Date: 174.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 26 yards (15% of total used)

Smunday Stash – Resource Rich

This week I got one small baby quilt finished, made as homage to the Settlers of Catan board game.

As per the board game, there are five terrains (fabrics) in the center arrangement of 19 hexagons that represent different resources: grain, brick, wood, sheep, and stone.  I mimicked those designs in the quilting texture in each fabric type. From top left to right, pebbling for desert, brick for brick, elongating feather for wheat, facets for stone, and fluffy sheep outlines for sheep (in the unicorn fabric – didn’t have good sheep fabric!).

I’ve got a couple other tops done recently, and some smaller projects to tackle this week, so stay tuned for more!

  • Used this past week: 3.75 yard
    • 3.75 yd for Nursery of Catan
  • Total Used Year to Date: 173.75 yards
  • Added this week
    • Nothing!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 25 yards (14% of total used)

The Stitch TV Show – Episode 222 Audio Only

In this episode of our online quilting talk show, Pam and Lynn do another round of “How should I quilt this?” and take viewer / audience questions.  This was filmed live at the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild Georgia Celebrates Quilts Show and Market!

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is July 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.

WIP Wednesday – Grainy

I took a brief respite from quilt pattern-writing related sewing to whip up a baby gift for a friend; I’ll get to show the full quilt tomorrow or so (after it’s washed and dried), but for now here’s a sneak peek at one of the blocks – wood grain quilting on wood grain fabric!

Sometimes it really is best to draw inspiration from the fabric… or plan the fabric because you wanted wood grain quilting! It’s the circle of quilts.

Summertime Blues – Finished!

I was quite happy to finish up this Saturday Sampler quilt. I went rogue and didn’t go with the kit that the shop offered for the layout since I wanted to add a third color to the blue and white palette for some pop.

Of course, to do this layout, I needed a 13th block for the center! I had enough scraps from the previous kits to make one without a problem.  The green and blue batiks in the center came from my stash.

The pieced setting triangles with that floral print came from necessity (read: fabric shortage) rather than a design choice, but I really like how they turned out!

For the quilting, I did a mix of orange peel designs to set off the piecing in the blocks, and ribbon candy in some of the larger areas. I’ve been practicing that motif quite a bit.

This will go to its new home in a couple weeks!

 

HtbaS Quilting Podcast – Episode 308

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast, I strongly recommend taking a class from Bill Kerr or Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio; the design and color theory lessons are amazing! I also catch up on my recent travel, computer woes, and books I’ve read.

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The Stitch TV Show – Episode 221 Audio Only

In episode 221 of The Stitch TV Show online quilt talk show, Pam and Lynn talk about the recent Craftsy / NBC deal, how pattern testing works, and what Google Analytics says about quilting.

Our next Virtual Stitch-In is July 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.

Sunday Stash – Gross

As expected, a low key sewing week as I didn’t bring any hand projects with me on our family trip, although I’ve made progress in pattern design and some other quilting-related areas. Just as well since there’s a lot of helper cats at my parents house who might be too interested in them! Well, maybe only Angus (below) would actually helper as the other two stay hidden under the bed when anyone else is around.

I did finish one quilt before we left, though, so that makes it in the used column. That brings my total used for the year up to a gross!

  • Used this week:  9 yard
    • 9 yd for Emilio pattern sample
  • Total Used Year to Date: 144 yards
  • Added this week: 0 yard
    • Woohoo!
  • YTD Used for Charity: 21.75 yards (15% of total used)