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Pre-Washing

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

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!

Oh scrap…use it up!

December 4th 2017

Use it up, make do, wear it out or do without…Just repeating the words makes me want to piece a scrappy quilt. How about you?

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: https://www.facebook.com/notes/mas-gota-notion/how-to-wash-a-quilt/546963508692311/.  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.

Giving over the TOP…to WHO?

November 17th 2017

You’ve got your top finely finished…now it is time to get it quilted!

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