UPDATE TO THE PODCAST LIST — September 29, 2014

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I am testing out a new to me feature on WordPress … the reblog… I think this is a perfect page to try it on….

Originally posted on Nonnie's Quilting Dreams:

I will be posting this list periodically each year. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster.

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • 1/ RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog. 2/ USE the various windows for that browser … SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET 3/ Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST 4/ TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Craftsy Class: LEAH DAY …. instructor

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Craftsy Class : LEAH DAY

Free Motion Quilting a Sampler with Leah Day …. April 2013

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Great for beginners. This class goes in depth in how to FMQ and how to get started. This class teaches many of the motifs found on the internet. She discusses how to prepare your fabric, your batting and putting this quilt as you go quilt together. She also discusses trouble shooting problems that a new quilter may have when she FMQ.

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Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1 with Leah Day

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Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2 with Leah Day

….. June 2013 ( a birthday gift to myself.)

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These classes reviews many of the motifs on her YOU Tube channel but into depth and with variations for many of the motifs. These classes are great for persons who have done FMQ and want to learn different motifs to get away from just meandering. The motifs can be used on traditional or modern quilts. Once you have learned the motifs they can be applied to as an all over design or block by block. I find the motifs very versatile.

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THE REVIEW:

I recently realized I have talked about various Craftsy classes I have been taking in my podcast, but I have never written about them in my blog. Occasionally I would mention the class I was talking about in show notes but often as not there were no show notes. I always mean to write show notes but life gets in the way and I never get around to it once the podcast is posted. To rectify this I am going to write about the classes I have taken.

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I first ran into LEAH DAY on the internet / YOU tube. I had been trying to learn about FMQ (free motion quilting. ) I put free motion quilting in to the search engine and Leah’s videos popped up. I was mesmerized. I started reading her blog and followed her in the now defunct Google Reader. When she signed up for being an instructor on Craftsy it was a natural class to take. Her classes are very much like her YOU tube channel but goes into greater depth. I had purchased LEAH’s first two DVDs from her web page, but I noticed she has not continued producing DVDs. All in all I found Leah’s classes to be enjoyable. She is a good teacher and went into depth on how to trouble shoot your FMQ if you develop problems. I always find that interesting as I do tend to have problems with my stitches. …. Less often now that I have been working on my FMQ for two years…. But when I started boy did I get myself into trouble.

http://www.leahday.com
http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com

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WHOOPS …. I lied she has a DVD I do not own and am getting soon … maybe for Christmas. I tend to buy myself presents cause then I get what I want and dear hubby gets kisses without having to go shopping… HE LOVES IT. Leah has a lot of products that help with FMQ, like the Supreme Slider, pin mores, etc.

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http://www.leahday.com/shop/product/free-motion-quilting-flames-feathers-dvd

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I recommend Leah’s classes, the SAMPLER class for rank beginners who have never done any FMQ before. The FMQ filler classes are more for someone who wishes to learn motifs and FMQ beyond meandering.  I felt these classes was money well spent.  I have reviewed them often. I also follow Leah on her blog and YOU TUBE channel. 

Regardless of what instructor or FMQ classes a person takes they need to realize they have to practice, practice, practice before they get good. If you do not practice and do FMQ consistently your skills will never progress.

 

 

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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CRAFTSY CLASS: ANGELA WALTERS

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Machine Quilting Negative Spaces … December 2012

Angela teaches a variety of popular motifs and how to use those motifs in the negative / backgrounds of quilt tops.  She stresses the importance of practicing and sketching the patterns to improve muscle memory.  Many of the motifs were new to me when I first took the class but now they are my go to motifs when I get stuck in a project.

Free Motion Quilting with Feathers . . . May 2013

Angela teaches how to do traditional feathers applying them to MODERN QUILTS.

Dot to Dot Quilting … August 2013

Angela shows how to evaluate a block and design a quilting motif that will highlight and enhance the patchwork.   She has broken down block designs to their simplest elements so that you enhance your entire quilt.

Machine Quilting Small Changes Big Variety …. May 2014

This class is an enhancement of her earlier MACHINE QUILTING in NEGATIVE SPACES.  She shows variations of motifs from the original class.

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I am going to BLAME my Craftsy obsession on Angela Walters. I recently went through my ORDER HISTORY on Craftsy and reviewed all the classes I have signed up for. I have purchased thirty eight quilting classes since September 2012. I got one free class at the time for joining up and testing the platform. I later signed up for every free class they had listed. It was not till Christmas time 2012 when I signed up and watched Angela Walter’s Machine Quilting Negative Spaces that I went nuts with signing up for every FMQ class available on Craftsy.

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I already had a large collection of DVDs about Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) but Angela’s class broke down how to learn the motifs and patterns that actually resonated with me. Angela teaches you to sketch the pattern on paper or dry erase board until you built up your muscle memory. The motif that Angela teaches is demonstrated on a long arm, but can easily be translated to being sewn on a domestic machine. In later classes Angela demonstrates and teaches her motifs and techniques on a domestic machine.

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Prior to Angela the FMQ motifs I learned were feathers and traditional motifs in nature. The long armer’s I took my quilts to only did pantographs or custom quilting in traditional styles. Angel’s motifs were more MODERN in styling. Her motifs the same as used in traditional quilts were applied in a totally fresh and innovated way. What was more important to me I could learn and apply her styling and do them on my domestic machine. Angela also tackled the area of quilt top that terrifies most quilters the “negative” space. Those open areas need to be quilted to not only keep the quilt sandwich together but the negative space area actually focuses, highlights and show cases the FMQ.

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In each of Angel’s classes I learned various techniques and motifs that I have since applied to my own quilting project. My confidence in my FMQ and willingness to try new motifs and techniques has grown. I will not say I am a wonderful perfect FREE MOTION QUILTER as a matter of fact much of my motifs tend to be a little wonky in nature, but I will say I learned to be adventuresome with Angela. I have found her easy teaching style to be inspiring.

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I have since taken all of the other classes by Angela and have found I learned something from each one of them. I did find Machine Quilting Small Changes Big Variety Class to be somewhat repeative and too similar to the first class, NEGATIVE SPACES. That said, I have always felt I got my money’s worth from the classes. I will say that DOT TO DOT is my second favorite class. Here she demonstrates using a domestic machine. The motif she shows teach how to highlight and show case patchwork blocks. This is something I have always had trouble with as I had always quilted panels in a thread painting style. Recently I have made a series of pieced baby quilts but was at a loss as to how to quilt the blocks to show them off to their best advantage. The DOT TO DOT class really helped me go through the process of analyzing the blocks then designing a motif to highlight the piecing.  I do find when I get stuck on a project, I fall back on ANGELA’s classes to find inspiration.  These are one of the few classes I repeat on a regular basis.

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As I have stated before I prefer DVDs to the CRAFTSY platform, but I would purchase Angela’s classes in a DVD format despite owning the classes on Craftsy. Since Craftsy -like platforms have become such big business in the on line craft learning, I have noted there are less and less DVDs available for purchase. Even the independent DVD producers who use to develop a DVD series are no longer producing as many. In the future I will review the DVDs I have purchased so that if you can find them you can decide if you wish to purchase them.

…. QUICK LINKS to past reviews ….

Here are a few past reviews of books, classes and magazines….

 

http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/book-review-shape-by-shape-by-angela-walters/

ANGELA WALTERS’ book SHAPE BY SHAPE

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http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/my-birthday-present-to-myself-one-of-many/
Karen McTavish’s books and DVDs
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 http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/general-reviews-of-magazines-sorry-ranting-again/
GENERAL REVIEWS OF MAGAZINES
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http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/vintage-quilt-revival-22-modern-quilts-from-classic-blocks/
VINTAGE QUILTING : 22 QUILTS FROM CLASSIC BLOCKS
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http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/block-party-a-modern-quilting-bee/

MODERN QUILTING BEE

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 http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/straight-line-quilting-fmq-foot-vs-walker-foot/

CRAFTSY CLASS : CREATIVE QUILTING WITH A WALKING FOOT by Jacquie Gering

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http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/quilting-with-a-modern-slant-by-rachel-may/
QUILTING WITH A MODERN SLANT
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 http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/accentuate-the-negative-my-new-fmq-book/
ACCENTUATE THE NEGATIVE

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http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/book-review-the-modern-applique-workbook-by-jenifer-dick/
MODERN APPLIQUE WORKBOOK BY JENIFER DICK
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 GEE I thought I did a lot more reviews of CRAFTSY CLASSES, DVDs and books then what I have listed here.  I think many of my reviews are in my podcast.   So in the future I will be reviewing more….. especially the Craftsy Classes.

 

I will be adding more quick links to this post as I find them in my blog .. so check back to this post.

 

 

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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Working on my FREE MOTION QUILTING / Journal entries

Leaves ala ANGELA WALTERS

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LINK TO : http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com/2014/06/13/quilt-dress-back/ ANGELA WALTER’s BLOG

This is the blog post where I fond the motif inspiration.

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Angela Walters has been posting some examples of a cute leaf motif on her blog. I really like it and as you know I love LEAF motifs of any kind. So I tried to sew my own version of this motif. I was not comfortable doing unmarked FMQ so I marked the leaves using Roxanne chalk pencils. I had drawn out the motif over and over again on scrap paper to build my muscle memory of the pattern and to help me learn how to stitch out the motif. After working it for several days on paper I then tried to stitch it out. I had also stitched the pattern out in order practice the motif. I stitched it out nicely in practice. I am sorry to say my attempt on the quilt left a lot to be desired. I am seriously considering ripping it out and trying again.
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THIS post is a lost post that never got published…. Should have been a long time ago… better late than never.

SECRETS of FREE MOTION QUILTING … The Craftsy Class …

SECRETS of FREE MOTION QUILTING
CRAFTSY CLASS
INSTRUCTOR: CHRISTINA CAMELI

http://www.craftsy.com/classes/quilting/new
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This class is the most recent FREE MOTION QUILTING (FMQ) class offered on CRAFTSY. I am enrolled in 18 of the classes offered. I think the only class I have not signed up for is PATSY THOMPSON’s class because I own every one of her DVDs. I plan to review many of the classes and DVDs in the future as I think they will be helpful to my fellow quilters. ( BTW I will be using the abbreviation FMQ for FREE MOTION QUILTING throughout my blogs… basically I am a lazy typist.)
I enjoyed Ms Cameli’s class. I will say that this class is not for a rank beginner. She does not review how to get ready for FMQ. She does not show you to bring your bobbin thread to the top, or how to get your quilt top ready for quilting. She feels you had learned how to do the basics in the other Craftsy classes. She jumps right into doing her different motifs and doing FMQ on a domestic machine. If you have never done FMQ before then you need to take one of the other beginner classes. I recommend CINDY NEEDHAM DESIGN IT QUILT IT , LEAH DAY SAMPLER , Angela Walters ( she uses a long arm for several of her classes) and ANN PETERSON BEYOND BASIC MACHINE QUILTING. (Patsy Thompson’s and PAULA REID’s DVDs.) These ladies detail getting started and what you need to learn in the beginning of your FMQ adventures. I am sure there are several other instructors that detail basics of FMQ but these ladies are the first instructors I took classes from and I feel I learned the most from them. I will be reviewing their classes in the future.
As for Ms Cameli’s teaching style. I thought she was well organized and well spoken. Instruction was given clearly and was easy to understand. She uses a table with a drawing capability to show how her motifs are designed. She then demonstrates how to sew the design on a domestic machine. I liked the close up of her demonstration. Craftsy camera people seemed to have finally learned to focus on the work being done on the machine, giving the viewer a better visual of the quilting. ( In the past they were frequently far away from the machine and it was difficult to see what was being done. They also did a lot of cut a-ways to the instructor speaking rather then showing work being done. I am glad they have been improving the filming of the shows.)
Ms Cameli’s classes concentrated on showing you how to FMQ a number of motifs and designs. Several of her demonstrations were on larger quilt projects ( throw size or larger.) It was helpful to see how she wrestled with her quilt project especially when she demonstrates several all over motifs/ patterns. I liked how she showed ways of moving from one area of the quilt to another without breaking thread. Ms Cameli’s motifs are modern in style but can be applied to traditional quilts. Some of the motifs were taught in other classes I have taken. She has a different slant style to the FMQ so even though the motifs were similar her application was different. Her quilting motifs is less dense more open then what I have used in other classes. Many of them were suitable for all over quilting. I loved how she applied her motifs in her sampler projects. I was not disappointed with the motifs she demonstrated I thought they were different enough that the class added to my quilting skills. For each motif she show several variations that made the original motif look different.
Each class was 20 to 30 minutes duration. She has group the motifs into similar styles and techniques used to do the FMQ…. Individualized one block motifs, top to bottom FMQ, all over designs. All in all, this was a worth while class which I enjoyed taking and can see I will be able to apply what I learn in the future.
Lessons:

1. Nestled designs
2. Beads on a string
3. Emerging designs
4. Echoing designs
5. Climbing designs
6. Branching designs
7. Follow along designs

 

Ms Cameli is also an author and her first book FIRST STEPS TO FREE MOTION QUILTING lives in my library. She has a second book being released in a couple of months. In the first book she goes thru all the information you need to get started in FMQ. This is pretty much the information she did not cover in this class. She has sketches of a lot of motifs, the actual FMQ of many of these motifs are shown in close ups of projects in the book. She has included several modern projects where you can apply what you have learned. I liked several of her quilt projects especially the QUILT AS YOU GO QUILT where each block has different FMQ. On GOODREADS I would rate this book 3.5 to 4 stars/ 5. I would have liked more coordination of the FMQ sketches/ drawings and the photographs of the motif. There were a lot of photos and illustrations but the sketches were in another part of the book. It took me a while to find the sketch and cross reference it to the projects. I would also have liked to have seen more close ups of the FMQ.
Nonnie

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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DISCLOSURE : Craftsy Classes and my INTERNET situation.

I am planning to review all of the CRAFTSY CLASSES I have taken so I need to disclose why I have a problem with the Craftsy platform. I also have a large collection of DVDs I will be reviewing them too. I am posting this disclosure as a separate blog post as it colors all of my reviews.
I had spent the last two years concentrating on learning how to (FMQ) FREE MOTION QUILT. I am currently FMQ several quilt tops and it takes me a really long time to get anything done. I am posting the reviews of these classes and DVDs as I feel they will be helpful to others.
Let us be real…. Since I take so long to complete projects if I do not post these reviews there will never be any new blog post …. How boring is that… I enjoy my connection to those that read my blog and listen to my rare podcasts.

DISCLOSURE:

I think I have purchased every FREE MOTION QUILTING CLASS available on Craftsy; if not every class then almost every class, including the long arm quilting classes. I do not even have a long arm. That said, I will tell you up front I do not like the CRAFTSY platform because of my internet situation. I have restricted bandwidth (10 GB per month, but unlimited from MN to 0500) and have restricted access to the classes. I have to pay extra if I exceed my restrictions.  I have to get on the platform only on the weekends after MN. THIS IS VERY INCONVENIENT. YES, the classes are supposed to be available forever and you can view them whenever but I honestly prefer DVDS. Using Craftsy requires extra expense as you have to pay for internet in order to view it.  As I am of retirement age I do not feel it is fiscally responsible to pay for extra bandwidth.  I have better use for my discretionary spending… ie quilt fabric.
Reasons why:

  • I can view on ANY of my TV which is a 32 inch High Def screens. I can view it in my sewing room as I sew along or I can view in my bedroom as I relax. NO ADDITIONAL EXPENSE ONCE you have purchased the DVD. With CRAFTSY and all the on line classes you have to support it by maintaining your internet connection… an added expense. Yes I can use GOOGLE CHROMECAST for Craftsy to broadcast to the TV but once again I am using bandwidth. I also am not a techno wizard and have to wait till my daughter sets it up for me.
  • I can fast forward and repeat what-ever I want to see. I have much more freedom in my viewing watching DVDs. DVDs are my entertainment and they are much more portable. I can view them at home, up north or with at my girlfriend. I often put a dvd in the player and let the show lull me to sleep…. Better than some of the garbage that is on TV.
  • I can watch the DVDs whenever I want without going on the internet and using my bandwidth. I have paid for the DVD once and do not see how I occur additional cost other than need to have a dvd player. ( I think I am being redundant.)
  • The main thing I dislike about CRAFTSY platform is how unstable it is…. maybe it is because of my whimpy internet but I continuously have to reboot my connection or wait for the program to buffer so I can watch the show.  This is always worse in the winter.  If my DVDs play funky … I just clean the disc and run a cleaner disc over the player and I am good to go. 
  • Since Craftsy -like platforms have become such big business in the on line craft learning, I have noted there are less and less DVDs available for purchase. Even the independent DVD producers who use to develop a DVD series are no longer producing as many. In the future I will review the DVDs I have purchased so that if you can find them you can decide if you wish to purchase them.

GOOGLE CHROME CAST MEDIA STREAMER
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/google-chromecast-hdmi-streaming-media-player/9071056.p?id=1219013308425&skuId=9071056

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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My next podcast … #51 … I will be talking about my workshop with BONNIE HUNTER

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Bonnie was delightful and so funny during her lecture, but very serious when teaching various methods to quilt concisely, effectively and efficiently.  I learned a lot from her workshop and lecture on how to organize your leftovers into useable scraps.   As I have a lot of  left overs and small pieces of fabric in my stash having inherited several stashes from other quilters I plan to find a pattern I like then build a quilt using the techniques she taught.
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The half square triangles and 9 patch units are 3 inch finished. They are assembled into a 9 inch finished block. We only had enough time to assemble one block, but I have enough nine patches and half square triangles to assemble the baby quilt I had planned for.
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After we finished our workshop we went to a local favorite restaurant, called LUCKY’s Steak House.  Bonnie is working hard at getting and staying fit, she walked everywhere trying to get her steps in for the day.   She ordered the salmon and sweet potato.  She was surprised at the size of the sweet potato…. YES it was huge.  I think it was the biggest sweet potato I had ever seen.
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I have eaten  at Lucky’s many times as it is my husband’s favorite local restaurant.   I got my favorite dinner THE PRIME RIB and baked potato.    NO I did not eat the whole thing… I ate my potato then took most of  the meat home to share with my husband .  I did not have to cook dinner that night…. so yes I was lucky.

 

 

I will be posting a podcast about my experience during the workshop and what I took away from the experience in the future.  Life has gotten in the way of podcasting but I plan to MAKE time for it soon.

 

HAPPY   QUILTING,

 

NONNIE

 

Day spent with BONNIE K HUNTER, Scrap Quilter Extraordinaire ….

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BONNIE HUNTER came to our guild the EVENING STAR QUILT GUILD in Davison, MI. Of the many lectures she gives we had selected to learn about her SCRAP USERS SYSTEM…. you will notice this is the user system NOT the saver system. Bonnie’s goal is to get everyone to use their fabric down to the last sliver.

2E-TEACHING TOOL-0577 BONNIE’S teaching quilt for SCARP USER SYSTEM.

She has precise size selections that she recommends to use with the many patterns in her book and on her web page.  ( There are  many free patterns on her web page.) 

 

During the lecture and trunk show she showed us the quilts that she made using her system. She went into great detail on why she cut her scraps into exact strips and patches sizes. We were in for a real treat as she displayed a number of quilts she had made using her system.

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TUMBLO TRAIL  this is the quilt that was selected for our workshop.   When you click on the picture it should take you to a new window with a bigger picture.   . . .

 

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PINEAPPLE BLOSSOM… this is a free pattern on her web page.
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Bonnie has been exploring making quilts with strings patches.  At the guild night I purchased an older book STRING FLING.  She displayed several quilts from that book.  I think the guild’s favorites were her PINEAPPLE QUILTS.
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ONE of Bonnie’s best tips was to plan the border of the quilt and use those units to be your leaders and enders while you make the patches for the quilt body.  As she has said, a quilter is always tired  of the project and ends up slapping a plain border on the quilt to get it to size.  By a little pre-planning  you can have a lovely scrappy pieced border by sewing them during the piecing of the patchwork.                      
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UPDATE TO THE PODCAST LIST — September 29, 2014

I will be posting this list periodically each year. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster.

 

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • 1/ RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog. 2/ USE the various windows for that browser … SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET 3/ Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST 4/ TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Quilting for the Rest of Us

http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

PODCAST LINK > > > http://quilter.podbean.com/

QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US …… THE BLOG

 

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Off-Kilter Quilt

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com

OFF KILTER QUILT the WordPress BLOG

FRANCES has a new podcast for Creative Writing for kids…..

Starting APRIL 2014 … loving it!

http://www.francesdowell.com/category/creative-writing-for-kids/podcasts/

 

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SLIGHTLY MAD QUILT LADY from NEW ZEALAND ….. new 2014

http://theslightlymadquiltlady.podbean.com/

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HISTORY CHICKS…. my favorite history podcast …. take a listen

http://thehistorychicks.com/?cat=6 . . . MY FAVORITE HISTORY CHICKS HISTORY PODCAST ….

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http://www.mythandhistory2.podbean.com/

MYTH and HISTORY of Europe

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Hip to be a Square

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com/feed/podcast/

direct podcast link page

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Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams…. THIS one is mine!

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

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Crafty Garden Mom ….

YOU will find book reviews on this bloggers page.

http://craftygardenmom.blogspot.com 

http://craftygardenmom.podomatic.com/

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Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast

http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog

http://www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com/

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Lazy Daisy Blog     —                                 looking for the RSS feed link

http://ldq.outlandishthreads.com/

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Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio

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PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

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A J the QUILTING POT ….

is back podcasting … BOY I missed her…

http://thequiltingpot.podbean.com

http://iknitnquilt2.blogspot.com

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Quilt Cast / Amy’s Creative Side PODCAST ….. new 2013

http://amyscreativeside.com/category/podcast/

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WEEZY WORKS HOME PAGE . . .

http://www.weezyworks.com

http://www.weezyworks.com/feed . . . WEEZY WORKS VIDEO PODCAST … DIRECT FEED

NEW VIDEO PODCAST FROM WEEZY WORKS a fellow TWILTER . . . . found July 2014

 

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SEWING MOM PODCAST ….. new / Found April 2014

http://sewingmompodcast.com/ …. SEWING MOM PODCAST ….

 

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JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES ….. restarted podcasting … MARCH 2014

http://cvquiltworks.podbean.com/ … JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES …

 

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CANADIAN QUILT TALK PODCAST …. new 2013

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CanadianQuiltTalkPodcast

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MODERN SEWCIETY …. added new November 2013

http://www.modernsewciety.com/

http://www.modernsewciety.com/category/podcast

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WITH IN A QUARTER OF AN INCH . . . . She’ BACK

http://withinaquarterinch.com/home-page-static/

http://withinaquarterinch.com/podcast-2/

RSS : direct download link of her podcasts

*****************************************************************************************************************

Direct download links for the newest quilting podcasts / found SEPTEMBER 2014

Purple Daisies podcast and blog ….

http://purpledaisiesquiltingpodcast.libsyn.com/webpage …. PURPLE DAISY QUILTING PODCAST — DIRECT LINK
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom/16071219-introducing-my-new-podcast …… SEW LIKE MY MOM, PURPLE DAISY QUILTING

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-daisies-quilting-podcast/id913053950?mt=2 …… Purple Daisies podcast
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom.atom …… PURPLE DAISY BLOG ..

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QUILTING BITS AND PIECES . . .

http://quiltingbitsandpieces.com/ …… QUILTING BITS AND PIECES

 

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CRAFTING PODCAST …

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WHILE SHE NAPS on iTunes
on iTunes … ABBY GLASSENBURG … WHILE SHE NAPS….. JULY 2014

.. DIRECT DOWNLINK TO … WHILE SHE NAPS ….

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CRAFT SANITY with JENNIFER ACKERMAN HAYWOOD

JENNIFER IS BACK ON THE AIRWAVES … and she has a treasury of older podcast to check into… she interviews crafters.

 

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MY FAVORITE MICHIGAN NPR … RADIO LINKS …

http://michiganradio.org/rss …… MICHIGAN NPR RADIO LINKS

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So you want to podcast … here is a good site to learn about podcasting .. from a professional …

http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/…. AUDACITY to PODCAST …..

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BELOW ARE LISTED POD-CASTERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASING NEW EPISODE RECENTLY …

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Annie Smith’s Quilting Stash

http://simplearts.com/blogs

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Scientific Quilter Podcast

http://scientificquilter.wordpress.com

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BLESSED 2 QUILT PODCAST … new 2013

http://blessed2quilt.podbean.com/

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Pioneer Quilter Podcast

http://pioneerquilter.com

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Katie’s Quilting Corner

http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com

http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/category/podcast/episodes

Direct download of the podcast …

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History Quilter

http://www.historyquilter.com

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IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION SO THAT I CAN UP DATE THE LIST.

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Updated on February 23, 2014.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD A PODCAST FROM A DIRECT FEED

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

On the bottom of the post it says :

Like | Share | Comments | Embed | Download | Plays (100)

If you left click on Download it takes you to a download page… then right click on the icon that pops up

A window with various commands opens …. choose … SAVE AS, SAVE AS TARGET or Save File ( your browser will dictate the wordage)
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Save the file to your computer ( I use MY MUSIC) … YOU can then listen with your MEDIA PLAYER

YOU can also download from i Tunes if you subscribe
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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD DIRECT any podcast file on a blog.

 

PICTURES of quilts in progress from our sew day

Here are some of the quilts that were under construction during our SEW DAY RETREAT. ENJOY

4E-SHEILA's QUILT

5- UNDER CONSTRUCTION

6- DOUBLE SIDED

7 E- VERSION ONE

7- -VERSION TWO -E

8-E- E- SUDUKO -0564

9- E-E- -TRAVERSE CITY

12-E-E - PP HOUSE 2

HAPPY QUILTING, from this grandma to you…
NONNIE

Follow Me on Pinterest
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http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/ Nonnie’s Quilting Dream Podcast
Links for Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @NONNIE_P ….. @NONNIE_P
email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com

CRAZY THINGS I DO when I make a quilt

My Version of  FOCUS POCUS pattern My version of FOCUS POCUS QUILT

 

I was suppose to get the pattern from my friend who bought it at her local quilt shop. My LQS did not carry it. We were going to go to a all day sew at my guild together, but she had to cancel. Problem is she had the pattern and the cutting directions, it was too late to mail the pattern.  I just do not understand why my friend wanted to be at her daughter’s home when she arrived with her first grandchild… really a sewing day would be so much more fun. ( hee hee ! )

We started with a series of phone calls and emails as she read and emailed information I needed. Neither of us have the ability (software and scanner) to scan the pattern and email it so it has been slow going. To complicate the matter I redrafted the blocks to a different size to accommodate the fabric I wanted to use. I figured out the fabric requirements for using a fat quarter, as I have a collection of wonderful leaf and tree fabrics I wanted to use. I redrafted the pattern on paper and EQ7. I even figured out cutting the patches from the fat quarters. Some of my fabrics were directional so they need special cutting to maintain the directional look of the fabric. I spent the day before the SEW IN cutting out my fabrics.

THE hardest part of this design is figuring out where each fabric would go.  I am working with multiple leaf and tree focus fabrics and then more solid / tonal fabrics in oranges, reds/ burgundy, greens, browns and a couple of deep purple.  Some might say the purple did not quiet go with the rest but there was a deep purple in many of the leaf prints and deep purple represents the grapes that get harvested in the fall…. a refection of my Italian heritage.   I  have a special grape motif to FREE MOTION QUILT in the blocks.   I have been finding the more quilts I make the more I plan the free motion quilting during the designing / assembly process. 

I almost forgot ……… Each of the gold squares in quilt is cut from my collection of gold fabrics and are different.  I tried to get several different values of gold from dark butterscotch / caramel to a light gold.  All are tone on tone with different textures and prints that remind me of fall.  I will be posting more pictures in the future. 

This quilt MUST be done on a design wall .  It helps you balance the colors across the quilt so that the eye keeps moving.  Several times I had clump of one color either green or brown in one area but none in other areas.  Seeing the fabrics on a design wall helped me balance the colors better, at least there are no clumps of dominate colors.   I also found using the design wall made it easier to keep the complicated piecing in order.  I had to tear out less often.  Since the focus fabric is part of the pieced secondary block it is important to keep them lined up correctly or you will become best friends with your seam ripper.   This quilt is dependent on proper fabric placement. 

Well this is all for now….

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

Follow Me on Pinterest
http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/ Nonnie’s Blog
http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/ Nonnie’s Quilting Dream Podcast
Links for Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @NONNIE_P ….. @NONNIE_P
email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com
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BOOK REVIEW : SHAPE by SHAPE by ANGELA WALTERS

ANGELA WALTERS new book

I bought the book on AMAZON a couple of days after the release. I have taken every one of ANGELA’s CRAFTSY classes and always enjoyed them. I think this book echos her class DOT to DOT FMQ but expands the entire concept, including all kinds of new motifs. I like how ANGELA encourages everyone to do there BEST but do not worry about perfection. Angela’s FREE MOTION QUILTING style is basically MODERN but can be applied to TRADITIONAL quilt tops. In this book she provides 10 motifs AND variations for free motion quilting a number of basic shapes. (CHAPTERS: Squares, circles, triangles, diamonds, hexagons, negative space and borders.)
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I LOVE THIS BOOK. I currently have two long term FMQ projects that I am working through. I will be using a lot of the motifs and ideas from this book in the quilt tops I am working on. I will be posting pictures here and probably republishing this post as I progress with my own projects.

 

UPDATE … 9-12-2014 … 2pm:
After looking at my EQ7 mock up of the design I realized it does not have borders pictured on it. The reason being I can design the quilt top but I cannot design a pieced border on EQ7. It will have a border but not the one it the pattern. I had been thinking of edge to edge blocks but realized it needs some kind of border or it looks incomplete. I do not think my niece would be happy with a fussy border so I am thinking of a plainer border but one where some nice free motion quilting will be highlighted.
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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

Follow Me on Pinterest
http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/ Nonnie’s Blog
http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/ Nonnie’s Quilting Dream Podcast
Links for Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @NONNIE_P ….. @NONNIE_P
email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com

NO I DID NOT DROP OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH….. crazy summer

I have not blogged in several months as it has been a crazy summer for me. LIFE over took me. I painted the landing (about 800 square feet, partial rooms.) First color I chose was a medium sky blue and I hated it. Made a dark area even darker. I love blue but I hated these room. I then got a pale grey ( almost white) with a blue cast and I liked that much better. There was a side hall that was painted the blue and I ended up glazing that wall with the pale grey glaze. It knocked down the blue color to make it much softer and made a nice blend to the grey walls of the landing. I really like the new painted walls. I tried taking pictures but none look good… I am just not that good of a photographer.

Now that the paint job is done. I am in the process of getting new flooring put in. The main results is not quilting is getting done. That changes this Saturday when I go to our BIANNUAL SEW IN with girls from the guild. I have picked out fabrics for a quilt for my niece’s new home. I think it will be a surprise for her since she does not read my blog.

The pattern is FOCUS POCUS by SWIRLY GIRL DESIGNS . . . here are some links:

http://www.swirlygirlsdesign.com/products/quilt-patterns/ …. SWIRLY GIRLS DESIGNS > PATTERNS

pattern direct FOCUS POCUS by SWIRLY GIRLS DESIGNS

FOCUS POCUS PATTERN

FOCUS POCUS PATTERN on the web …… http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=focus+pocus+by+swirly+girl+designs&qpvt=focus+pocus+by+swirly+girl+designs&FORM=IGRE

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My EQ7 version of FOCUS POCUS My version of FOCUS POCUS

Let us be straight …. even though I have purchased the pattern … I am not following it EXACTLY … I had a delicious collection of fat quarters ( all leaves motifs) that I cut into larger blocks and then I resized/redrafted the secondary pattern to fit the larger blocks. I will be putting these blocks on a design wall to hopefully really show off the fabric selections. If it works out I will be posting pictures in the future… SO STAY TUNED.
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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

Follow Me on Pinterest
http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/ Nonnie’s Blog
http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/ Nonnie’s Quilting Dream Podcast
Links for Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @NONNIE_P ….. @NONNIE_P
email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com

Why I do NOT sew clothing….. bring on the quilts.

I made some aprons for the guild’s, APRON PARADE.   I had the laminate fabric for a year planning to make aprons.  I had selected the laminate fabric because I was tired of getting the front of my clothes wet and dirty whenever I tried to do dishes or clean the kitchen.   I do not know how but I always looked like a mess after cleaning and wanted aprons that would protect myself.

The second reason I made the aprons was our guild is  having a trunk show by a local quilter who collects vintage aprons.   To celebrate we are bring our own aprons for a contest  …..

For our contest there will be three categories for entry:

1) Vintage, usually anything vintage is something 15 years older than you, but in this case we are going to say that vintage is anything that you claim is old, as in “this old thing….” It need not be homemade, but if it’s not homemade it has to have a good story something that might be filled with nostalgia. If the story brings tears to the eyes, the judges will be impressed.

2) Made by me. Clearly, this means something that you made yourself. Maybe the pattern is your own design. Maybe you used a commercial pattern, but the point is that you stitched it yourself.

3) Very Unique – a definition that only you can describe as in “If you see it, you will know….

 

I think my apron would fit in any category as 1/ I selected a commercial pattern that resembled the apron style my mother and grandmother use to wear. Their apron was usually made of inexpensive cotton but there were a bunch of them.  My sister and I use to be put into the aprons whenever we helped do the dishes or clean the kitchen after dinner.   2/  I did not design the pattern but just simplified it, changing the placement of the ties and eliminating some darts.  3/  I think using the LAMINATED fabric made my apron unique.   I only wished that my new aprons fit as nicely as the aprons I wore then, when I was half the size I am now. …. hee..hee…

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I am listing the mistakes I made on while making the aprons and what I learned about using LAMINATED fabrics.

 

4 mitered corner on curves = = 0990 Mitered corners on the curves did not work with the straight cut binding fabrics.
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I use 2.5 inch strips cut from left over fabrics from the apron back to make the ties and binding.

I only had enough fabric to cut the strips on the straight of grain not on the bias.

I sewed the binding from the back to the front on the arm hole and neckline of the apron.  My intent was to frame the front bringing it over from the back to add a decorative detail.  It was a total failure in part to my impatience in applying the binding and due to the difficulty of working with the laminate fabric.

I was using laminated fabric for the apron front and found it very difficult to get smooth turns and seams. I also found it difficult for the binding to go around curves. I think it was because I used straight of grain cuts for my binding pieces. LAMINATE fabric was a lot more difficult to work with than regular fabric.
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STRAIGHT of grain binding did not have the flexibility and give that was needed when sewing on the LAMINATE fabrics.  On the second apron using the commercial bias binding it was easier to apply the binding.  I also think I was more experienced in working with the laminate.  I would suggest that when working with a fabric you are unfamiliar with make some small project to familiarize yourself with the fabric.  At least that is what I plan to do in the future.

 

 

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Straight binding Straight binding buckles on the curve of the arm hole of the apron. .

The straight of grain binding was sewn from the back to the front of the apron.   The straight of grain binding buckled and folded and did fought me …. frankly it was a HOT MESS.   I think part of the problem is the binding was too wide, it would have been better to use a 2 inch strip. 

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The LAMINATE fabric would not stay flat ( like a quilt) when I turned the binding over the seam allowance.  The laminate fabric would fold over at the stitch line.  It also folded funny at odd angles.   I had less difficulty when I used the commercial bias tape on the second pink apron.  I am not sure if it was because I was better at working with the LAMINATE fabric or because I used the commercial bias tape and it worked better with the project. 

 

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bias binding COMMERCIAL BIAS TAPE gave a smoother look to the arm holes and neck line.
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On the second apron I used commercial bias binding to sew the binding from front to back of the neckline and arm holes          (traditional  method of applying facing and bindings) resulting in a much smoother and more professional finish.
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2- back of apron BACK OF THE APRON … needs the neck line button.
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I used a facing for the back closures made by folding on the center line. I used a stabilizer when sewing on the button-hole. Right now I just need a button, I am looking for a cute button. I bought a commercial pattern that was similar to the aprons my mother and grandmother use to have. I changed the placement of the belts and eliminated the center pleats.

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IF you have any questions about sewing with laminates contact me and I will be glad to expound further on sewing with the laminate.

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A friend of mine post this information in comments I am moving it here since I found it so helpful …. ….. Planning to get more LAMINATED FABRICS to make more aprons.

 

I have sold 52 laminated aprons so far. Here is the secret. Cut the binding on the bias. I use one of those notions that folds the binding for you. (Get it at Joann’s) It’s not the electrical one, but the cheap handmade kind. If you buy the one that makes one inch binding, that works very well.- You cut the stip at 1 3/4 inches andput it through the device. It will come out 1 inch. Then you can fold it in half and press. If you round your corners a bit, the binding goes on very smoothly. I usually start the binding where I am going to put a strap or ties, which will cover the start section. Lengthen your stitch when you sew. They recommend using a teflon foot, but I found that my walking foot does just fine.

Best place to get laminates:

http://www.fabric.com FABRIC . COM

 

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

Follow Me on Pinterest
http://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/ Nonnie’s Blog
http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/ Nonnie’s Quilting Dream Podcast
Links for Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @NONNIE_P ….. @NONNIE_P
email me at: nonniequiltingdreams@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

SLOW BLOG MOVEMENT ….. started in 2012

 

Knotted Cotton  SLOW BLOG MOVEMENT 

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CHECK out the SLOW BLOG MOVEMENT at

  http://www.knottedcotton.com/2014/07/slow-blog-linky.html >>>> TO THE KNOTTED COTTON

 

Knotted Cotton LINKY PARTY at the KNOTTED COTTON

 

slow quilt movement  

 

 

 

 

 

I AM PROUD TO SAY  I AM A MEMBER OF BOTH MOVEMENTS….. SLOW BLOGGER AND SLOWEST QUILTER.

 

 

THE SLOW QUILT MOVEMENT is logo was created by PAM from HIP TO BE A SQUARE PODCAST AND BLOG.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY QUILTING

NONNIE

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UPDATE to LIST OF PODCASTERS …. direct links, blogs, i Tunes

UPDATE to PODCAST LIST ….. JULY 8, 2014 …..
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I will be posting this list periodically each year. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster.

 

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • 1/ RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog.

    2/ USE the various windows for that browser … SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET

    3/ Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST

    4/ TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Quilting for the Rest of Us

http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

PODCAST LINK > > > http://quilter.podbean.com/

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QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US …… THE BLOG

Off-Kilter Quilt

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com

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OFF KILTER QUILT the WordPress BLOG
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FRANCES has a new podcast for Creative Writing for kids….. Starting APRIL 2014 … loving it!

http://www.francesdowell.com/category/creative-writing-for-kids/podcasts/

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SLIGHTLY MAD QUILT LADY from NEW ZEALAND ….. new 2014

http://theslightlymadquiltlady.podbean.com/

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HISTORY CHICKS…. my favorite history podcast …. take a listen

http://thehistorychicks.com/?cat=6 . . . MY FAVORITE HISTORY CHICKS HISTORY PODCAST ….

 

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Hip to be a Square

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com/feed/podcast/

direct podcast link page

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Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams…. THIS one is mine!

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

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Crafty Garden Mom …. YOU will find book reviews on this bloggers page.

http://craftygardenmom.blogspot.com/

http://craftygardenmom.podomatic.com/

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Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast

http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog

http://www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com/

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Lazy Daisy Blog — looking for the RSS feed link

http://ldq.outlandishthreads.com/

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Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio

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PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

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A J the QUILTING POT …. is back podcasting … BOY I missed her…

http://thequiltingpot.podbean.com

http://iknitnquilt2.blogspot.com

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Quilt Cast / Amy’s Creative Side PODCAST ….. new 2013

http://amyscreativeside.com/category/podcast/

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http://www.weezyworks.com

. . . WEEZY WORKS HOME PAGE . . .

 

http://www.weezyworks.com/feed . . . WEEZY WORKS VIDEO PODCAST … DIRECT FEED

NEW VIDEO PODCAST FROM WEEZY WORKS a fellow TWILTER . . . .  found July 2014

 

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SEWING MOM PODCAST ….. new / Found April 2014

http://sewingmompodcast.com/ …. SEWING MOM PODCAST ….

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JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES ….. restarted podcasting … MARCH 2014

http://cvquiltworks.podbean.com/ … JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES …

 

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CANADIAN QUILT TALK PODCAST …. new 2013

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CanadianQuiltTalkPodcast

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MODERN SEWCIETY …. added new November 2013

http://www.modernsewciety.com/

http://www.modernsewciety.com/category/podcast

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WITH IN A QUARTER OF AN INCH . . . . She’ BACK

http://withinaquarterinch.com/home-page-static/

http://withinaquarterinch.com/podcast-2/

RSS : direct download link of her podcasts

 

.

Direct download links for the newest quilting podcasts / found SEPTEMBER 2014

Purple Daisies podcast and blog ….

http://purpledaisiesquiltingpodcast.libsyn.com/webpage …. PURPLE DAISY QUILTING PODCAST — DIRECT LINK
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom/16071219-introducing-my-new-podcast …… SEW LIKE MY MOM, PURPLE DAISY QUILTING

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-daisies-quilting-podcast/id913053950?mt=2 …… Purple Daisies podcast
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom.atom …… PURPLE DAISY BLOG ..

QUILTING BITS AND PIECES . . .

http://quiltingbitsandpieces.com/ …… QUILTING BITS AND PIECES

CRAFTING PODCAST …

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WHILE SHE NAPS on iTunes
on iTunes … ABBY GLASSENBURG … WHILE SHE NAPS….. JULY 2014

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.. DIRECT DOWNLINK TO … WHILE SHE NAPS ….

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CRAFT SANITY with JENNIFER ACKERMAN HAYWOOD

JENNIFER IS BACK ON THE AIRWAVES … and she has a treasury of  older podcast to check into… she interviews crafters.

.

MY FAVORITE MICHIGAN NPR … RADIO LINKS …

http://michiganradio.org/rss …… MICHIGAN NPR RADIO LINKS

.

So you want to podcast … here is a good site to learn about podcasting ..

from a professional …

http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/…. AUDACITY to PODCAST …..

 

BELOW ARE LISTED PODCASTERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASING NEW EPISODE RECENTLY …

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Annie Smith’s Quilting Stash

http://simplearts.com/blogs

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Scientific Quilter Podcast

http://scientificquilter.wordpress.com

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BLESSED 2 QUILT PODCAST … new 2013

http://blessed2quilt.podbean.com/

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Pioneer Quilter Podcast

http://pioneerquilter.com

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Katie’s Quilting Corner

http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com

http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/category/podcast/episodes

Direct download of the podcast …

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History Quilter

http://www.historyquilter.com

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IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION SO THAT I CAN UP DATE THE LIST.

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Updated on February 23, 2014.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD A PODCAST FROM A DIRECT FEED

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

On the bottom of the post it says :

Like | Share | Comments | Embed | Download | Plays (100)

If you left click on Download it takes you to a download page… then right click on the icon that pops up

A window with various commands opens …. choose … SAVE AS, SAVE AS TARGET or Save File ( your browser will dictate the wordage)
….
Save the file to your computer ( I use MY MUSIC) … YOU can then listen with your MEDIA PLAYER

YOU can also download from i Tunes if you subscribe
.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD DIRECT any podcast file on a blog.

 

READY for delivery when little Charlie comes for a visit … I am so excited

1-eee - finished quilt

TOMMY AND KRISTIN with there one year old baby is coming for a visit next week. The baby’s name is Charlotte after her grandmother ( my best friend ) We call her CHARLIE also after my best friend. They live in Arizona and this will be the first time I see the baby up close. I am so excited…. I can hardly wait. This is the quilt I made for the baby… I had planned to mail it but then I heard they were coming to Michigan this summer so I decided to deliver it in person. I also dilly dallied postponing putting on the binding since that is the part I HATE MOST about quilting… love the piecing and the free motion quilting but when it comes to squaring the quilt up and putting on the binding I delay, delay, delay. As is I have three quilts in storage that just need squaring up and binding… One of hose quilts was done two years ago and I still do not have a binding on it.

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I have posted some pictures in the past but the pictures were not very good. I was able to hang the quilt off the back porch and get some better pictures. This picture is of the center panel. I am trying to highlight the free motion quilting I was able to do. I have been taking multiple free motion quilting classes from CRAFTSY and number of DVDs. I have been working on my free motion quilting skills for a year and I feel I have come a long way.

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I used a different quilting pattern in each section of the quilt. Here I quilted around the sheep and then made swirls and feathers in the block frames. I have gone through the Craftsy classes from ANGELA WALTERS, CINDY NEEDHAM, LEAH DAY ANN PETERSON, and JACKIE GERRING. I also watched DVDs by Patsy Thompson, Karen Mc Tavish and Ricky Tims among others.

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I think I got carried away with the free motion quilting as it is rather dense, once the quilt was washed it did soften up. In the future I am going to try less dense quilting styles.

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back of quilt with THREAD PAINTING

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I do not like ….. I do not like pieced quilt backs. I buy the 108 inch quilting fabric backs then cut them to size. I use the left overs to make my practice batts for free motion quilting. I did not have any quilt labels available when I made this quilt so I thread painted the information on the back of the quilt. I used a sheet of RICKY TIMS STABLE STUFF as my stabilizer. This was the first time I had done anything like this and I was not entirely happy with the results.. but live and learn. I have since had quilt labels made from a local embroiderer. I had the usual information embroidered on KONA and will be using that in the future.
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9 - Charlie with Daddy and Me 0975-ee
UPDATE: CHARLIE GOT HER QUILT …. Yes that is me behind the quilt… I am the shortest person in my family… even my own DD towers over me by 5-6 inches.

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AS YOU CAN SEE… I am having formatting difficulty with WORD PRESS. I am going to try and fix it but might not be able to… till the next time.

 

 

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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My postcard from the POST CARD EXCHANGE via QUILT CABANA

You can check out Jackie’s blog post at the following links…She discusses the techniques she used to make her post card.

Be sure to come back here.

JACKIE’S SEW EXCITED QUILT BLOG

SUMMER POST CARD SWAP POST

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LINK TO THE FLICKER GROUP FOR OUR POST CARDS… SEE THEM ALL HERE…
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I have been waiting for Jackie to post her blog about creating her piece of HEXIE ART.   I was amazed at how small these HEXIEs are… less than an inch in size.
 
I love the couching technique and have never tried that before… I have a couching foot for my machine so I think this is something I would like to do.    I love the colors that Jackie selected for her back ground.                   .

 

This is the cutest postcard …..  I have plans for it to go in the hallway once I have finished painting and the new flooring is in.  I am thinking of creating an entire wall of postcard small pieces created by my friends, and myself.   Right now it will be pretty lonely so I will put some stuff that I want to replace back up … but if I join future postcard exchanges and on line bees plus make some of my own … that wall will fill up fast.

This is all for now I am taking a break from my editing my podcast… so back to work I go…

Happy Quilting to all

NONNIE

 

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MY POST CARD EXCHANGE for Quilt Cabana . . .

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RIGHT CLICK on any of the photos and a new open window will to a larger photograph.

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On a whim I joined Sandi Colwell’s from Quilt Cabana’s blog, post card exchange . A while back they started a quarterly exchange. I had seen the postcards on twitter and I thought it looked like a lot of fun. I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to use techniques I wanted to try out but did not plan to make an entire bedside quilt. I figured this would give me a break from some of the other long term projects I have going on. But being me I put some PARAMETERS on the project. ( You will notice I am not calling them rules) In part I need the rules to keep me in check as I do tend to get carried away with projects.. They start small then they explode  into huge.

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First Parameter:

Project must be done equal to the time frame of one afternoon. I might spread the work over several sessions but I was not to spend more than 4 to 6 hours.
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Second Parameter:

I plan to try any of the various techniques I have been seeing on DVDs, the internet and in book. I have a huge collection of quilting DVDs. I buy them, I watch them but have rarely tried any of the techniques. I own all the Quilt in a Day, FONS and Porter series, some Quilt Arts and all of THE QUILT SHOW. There are wonderful lessons and videos I watch them all the time… but now was a chance to get busy and see what techniques I like. Hopefully when I get finished with this current round of quilts I will be able to use the new techniques I learn into larger projects.
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Third Parameter:
I want to honor my past and my home state of MICHIGAN. The subject of my projects will be reflection of my life here and what makes MICHIGAN special. My postcard will reflect the current logo …. PURE MICHIGAN. When I was young my parents could not afford to take us on vacation. I was about 13- 14 years old when we took our first vacation as a family. We rented a northern cottage and spent a magical week swimming, lazing and having fun. My sister and brother were much more adventuresome as there was a tree with a rope that could be used to swing out and drop into the lake. They used it right away but it took me till the last day of our vacation to swing out on a rope to drop into the lake. … but I did it even thought I was afraid.

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BACK BASTING the Applique
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The SUMMER POSTCARD:
My postcard partner is Jackie from SEW EXCITED QUILT Blog.

http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com/       SEW EXCITED QUILTS

The post card is on the way to her as I write and pictures of everyone’s postcard can be found on the FLICKER GROUP set up for the exchange. My pictures and this blog will not be posted until I am sure that Jackie got my project in the mail.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2608989@N25/          FLICKER POST CARD GROUP

I would like to say as usual the project exploded on me. I originally planned a simple post card but because of the motifs I selected I had to enlarge the size in order to maintain the proportions of the piece. I started setting up my backing and batting. I also included a sheet of RICKY TIMS STABLE STUFF as stabilizer for the thread painting and free motion quilting. I started by layering the fabric to make the background design of the tree, ground and lake. I raw edge appliqued the various layers. I had raw edge appliqued before but not in a long time. I think this time I did a better job with the applique. I then free motion quilted the background. I ran into trouble when I tried to FMQ the leaves on the tree. I had already FMQed the ground and the water elements but my machine kept skipping stitches when I tried to FMQ the tree section. At first I thought it was because of the basting spray I had used to sandwich the fabrics. I later realized I had too many layers of fabric in this section of the piece. I had applied the leaf fabric over the water and had not clipped out the excess fabric. There were too many layers of fabric to FMQ the top thread was not able to connect correctly with the bobbin thread. I have learned my lesson and will trim out my applique in the future.

I used HAND applique technique called BACK BASTING to secure the swimmers to the water background. It was a new hand applique technique to me and I think I like it enough to use it in the future. I used this piece to test out some techniques I hope to use on a larger piece.

The final technique I used was the framing instead of binding… as you can see I still have to improve on that technique. I have tried several methods I viewed in DVDs, Craftsy and on YOU tube but none of them work very well. I need to learn how to handle the bulk in the corners better. I am posting pictures of the various steps I used to make this piece.

Well this is all there is to the tale of my SUMMER POST CARD.  I will be posting Jackie’s post card in a future blog.   Join us on twitter and join the next post card exchange… it is a lot of fun and can be a challenge.

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

 

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