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December Newsletter
December 27th, 2018

"It has been a while since I have sent out a Newsletter and some of you have asked if I had lost your email address…No, I still have each of you on my list. I just have not kept current in 2018 with sending out Newsletters due to some “old age issues”…but 4 surgeries later[...]"
January 2nd, 2018

"I am often asked if I pre-wash my fabrics before piecing with them….my answer always is…N-O, no. First of all, I do not have time to pre-wash. Second of all, I LOVE the way a quilt looks AFTER IT IS QUILTED and then WASHED…but note: I always throw a color catcher in the washer with[...]"
BOM are Doable’s
December 21st, 2017

"I would like to introduce the “Pride and Joy” (BOM) block of the month by Kim Diehl starting Jan. 2018 here at Ma’s. I am in the process of piecing the shop sample and I am having such a good time! I would like to share with you, the progress. I hope you will sign […]"
Why I am a Rip…per
December 12th, 2017

"Yep, I am a Rip…per since day one. 14 yrs of being a Rip…per has worked best for me, and I refuse to apologize for my actions, when it comes to ripping wide backings that is! When a new wide backing hits the shop door, the box is ripped open, the bolt is immediately unrolled […]"
Oh scrap…use it up!
December 4th, 2017

"Use it up, make do, wear it out or do without… I have always loved it when I hear someone quote that. Just repeating the words makes me want to piece a scrappy quilt…how about you? I often hear quilters say, “I love the look of scrappy quilts…BUT…I just don’t know how to go about […]"
Washing Quilts…Oh my
November 25th, 2017

"I truly thought I could never be stumped on how to wash a quilt…until I purchased a new front load washing machine! If you still have a top load machine, read this. But…should you find yourself in this situation and now have 11 settings to choose from…YIKES…to wash a quilt in… Well, I HAD […]"
Batting makes for Comfort
November 20th, 2017

"There are many choices when it comes to batting, but I am only going to discuss my favorites and why I only carry these two at my shop. Wool has to be my favorite to “sleep” under as it breathes. It is lightweight too, which makes it ideal to use under flannel tops, jean tops, […]"
Giving over the TOP…to WHO?
November 17th, 2017

You’ve got your top finely finished…now it is time to get it quilted! I have thought about the criteria which I benchmark my own Longarm business by and thought I would share with you. I hope my views will help you, get your quilt ready to be quilted by a Longarmer, either myself or another […]
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