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Julie's tips are starting to make a big impact on YouTube. We will bring you this greatly appreciated series on binding over the next several newsletters. Be sure to check them out.

 

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Budget doesn't mean that your studio can't be an organized and well functioning space.  Here are some of our favorite creative ideas with items that might just be found in your bathroom, garage, or other rooms of your home.

Make drawer organizers using boxes and small dishes found around your home.Kitchn


Jacquie Gering uses PVC pipes to store completed quilts.KansasCityStar

Label your cords with bread tags. Pinterest

 
Repurpose a chest of drawers from another room in your home. Fourgenerations


Condiment cups and a K-cup spinner hold small beads and sequins while not taking up a great deal of table space. TheCraftyPickle

Simple wooden clothes pins keep your embroidery floss in order and look luscious in a bowl. MrsJones

Don't have a lot of space but still want a stylish work table? Check out this great idea using books, an Ikea tabletop and one Linmon table leg . LivetHemma


Make a pressing station using a TV tray. Cleverlittlemouse

A clear shoe organizer is a great place to store scraps. Quiltforkeeps  


Pedicure foam cushions hold bobbins from rolling around in a drawer. ManoaRoad

Baby food jars with painted lids for storing beads or other small items. Thecraftynest

A cutting table with fabric storage. de Jong Dream House

 

Just joined our year of organizing?  Click here for other TQS Organization blogs.

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These look like tree leaves. What do you think this block might be called? Play the game and find out.

 
 

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Well, it's hard to believe, but in January 2017, TQS will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. To mark the occasion, and to have a little bit of fun while we are off taping new shows in Denver, we will be highlighting shows from the past ten years. We will put up a picture in the newsletter/blog, with a clue, and you have to guess which show it's from and just what might be going on in the picture.  Fill in the information under the photo and hit the "submit" button to enter your answer. We will randomly pick one winner per newsletter to receive a DVD that contains this show.  Answers and winners will be posted in the September 2 Weekend Fun.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

Here's your next photo and clue for Show #5:

This basket of goodies belongs to a very well known lover of wool and embellishment. You never know what she might "leaf" behind.  Which show is it?

 

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It doesn't seem to happen quite as often as it used to, but this year's Best of Show at AQS Grand Rapids was completely hand made by Barbara Clem of Rockford, IL. This hand appliquéd and hand quilted beauty is called "Spring Dance."  Click here to watch a video regarding "Spring Dance."

Click here to see other winners from AQS Grand Rapids.

 
 
 
 

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Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt wants you to get over your fear of ruining your quilt with machine quilting. She highlights six ways to ruin a quilt and follows up with ways to avoid that ruination.  I think we all want to avoid the...

NUMBER ONE WAY TO RUIN A QUILT

1. Allowing the quilt top to languish (neatly folded) in a Sterlite box in the basement…out of fear of “ruining” it.

 
 

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At Spoonflower.com you can create your own fabric. Ricky tried it and has created his own "Love is Love" fabric which he used in his "Love is Love" quilt.

You can create quilting, apparel, and upholstery fabrics from silks, organic cottons, or a linen blend. Preview and layout tools let you see your fabric before you order. 
 
All you need to do is select your fabric design file, confirm your copyright, and upload your file. Spoonflower walks you through the process.
 
If that's not enough, you can print your own removable wallpaper, wall murals and decals, and even your own gift wrap.
 
Ricky's "Love is Love" fabric is available here.  All proceeds from the sale of this fabric will go to human rights charities.

 

 
 
 

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"Hallelujah" is another hand-painted, machine-quilted masterpiece by Sherry Rogers Harrison.

Star Members can learn more about Sherry's process in Show 1904: The Appearance of Applique.

Below the puzzle, watch a video of Sherry working on the quilting for this quilt on her Innova.

HallelujahbySherryRogersHarrison - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

HallelujahbySherryRogersHarrison - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

HallelujahbySherryRogersHarrison - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

HallelujahbySherryRogersHarrison - 36 Pieces Rotating

HallelujahbySherryRogersHarrison - 100 Pieces Rotating

HallelujahbySherryRogersHarrison - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Gregory Case

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There are many ways to print fabric.  Let's call them "old school" and "new school." Both methods achieve amazing results.

There is the "Old School" method shown here with Urmila Mohan and Christina Roberts of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. This is followed by the "New School" method using high speed digital printing on an A-Tex Ultrajet DPMK.

"Old School"

 

"New School"

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Well, it's hard to believe, but in January 2017, TQS will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. To mark the occasion, and to have a little bit of fun while we are off taping new shows in Denver, we will be highlighting shows from the past ten years. We will put up a picture in the newsletter/blog, with a clue, and you have to guess which show it's from and just what might be going on in the picture.  Fill in the information under the photo and hit the "submit" button to enter your answer. We will randomly pick one winner per newsletter to receive a DVD that contains this show.  Answers and winners will be posted in the September 2 Weekend Fun.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

Here's your next photo and clue for Show #4:

This show featured an amazing longarm quilter and "photo man," Gregory Case.  We have no idea why Ricky is wearing a pumpkin hat, do you? Which show is it?

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