I get a monthly present from The Fat Quarter Shop. I pay for a subscription for the monthly sew sampler. It’s a box of quilting goodies that can include thread, rulers, templates, patterns and other notions. It also always includes fabric.
A few months back I got a pack of fat eights, but I had no idea what to do with it. I just assumed that 10 fat eights ( 9″ x 21″ pieces of fabric) didn’t give enough bang for the buck to make an impact on a quilt. Man was I wrong. Continue reading “What can you do with a package of fat eights?”
I keep on trying to challenge myself with different quilts that I’ve made. When I think of my favorite quilt, I always come back to the one that I made for my lone soldier nephew, Raanan.
There are a few things that I love about this quilt. It’s the first one that I ever made using a pattern. It was challenging. It was the largest quilt that I had ever made. It was the first one that I used my own free motion quilting motif. It was the first quilt that I finished on my new sewing machine. And it was for Raanan, who picked out the pattern and the incredible colors that went with it. Continue reading “My Favorite Quilt So Far”
I made quite a few quilts since I started only a few months ago. Even more recently, I’ve started doing free motion quilting. Until I got the courage to do free motion quilting, I have been stitching in the ditch, which is stitching on piecing seams. After I got a bit braver, I started dipping my toe into free motion quilting, using stippling or meandering stitch. I’ve moved on from stippling to a whole range of designs and I’ve been having a lot of fun doing it. Continue reading “Finished is better than perfect”
I started a new quilt yesterday. Well I sort of started the quilt yesterday, I think that you could really say that I started it over a week ago. Yesterday is the day that I did my first cut and stitch.
I really enjoy paper piecing. It’s sort of like a coloring book that you do with sewing. You just sew by number.
The preparation of the paper can be no fun, but I think that I found a way to make it simpler and less time consuming. Continue reading “Paper and Paper Piecing”
Most of what I have learned about quilting has been from the internet. There is a wealth of information out there. My three main sites to go to to find great patterns and lessons are: Continue reading “Learning to quilt”
I have a friend that quilts that lives near by. We don’t see each other very much, but we got talking at another friends party. She is the one that hooked me up with Pissott – Israel’s only quilting store. Continue reading “Pissott”
Besides fabric, there are a few other things that you just can’t live without. Here’s my list of supplies and where I bought them: Continue reading “Quilting Supplies”
Before I actually started piecing my first quilt, I did a bunch of prep work. Since I was new and I wasn’t sure how I was going to take to it, I went cheap. I read up about these magical things called layer cakes and fat quarters, but I had no way of buying them in Israel.
Ali Express to the rescue. You can get a lot of fabric in China. In a lot of cases, shipping to Israel is actually free. The prices are amazing. The quality isn’t great, but it’s certainly workable just to play around with. Continue reading “Before the first quilt”
I was so excited when I found out that my son and his wife were expecting! I could barely control myself from telling the whole world. Unfortunately. I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone. They told us when she was a couple of months pregnant, and I needed to wait a whole month before I could share the wonderful news with anyone.
I was pretty good. My son happened to call me when I was in the car with my friend, so of course she found out when I did. I swore her to secrecy. She was true and no one found out until they were supposed to. Continue reading “My first quilt”