Alex shows you how to use Quilters Select Print & Piece for paper piecing...you'll love it...you don't have to tear it out...

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Alex's paper piecing pattern is no longer available on the site.  Click here to find a similar block pattern.

Star Members can learn about paper piecing with Alex in Show 809: Paper Pieced Perfection.


Lilo sat down with Jenny Bowker in between takes on the TQS set.  They talk about her studio, her stash, and how she started sewing. Lilo also learned a new acronym, SABLE.  Do you know what it means?



Susan Lenz uses grave rubbings, antique textiles and buttons prominently in her art, which she creates to honor the memory of an object or a moment in time.

Star Members can learn more about Susan and her work in Show 1711: Art That Honors the Past.

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Susan's work, Ready For Burial, is featured in the Columbia Museum of Art's fall 2015 exhibition, "Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina," open until January 10.  Here she talks about her work, while visiting a cemetery to take rubbings.

Click here to visit Susan's website.



"Only Child" is part of Susan's Grave Rubbing Art Quilt Series. It measures 16" x 16" and was created from a vintage doll's dress, an antique quilt fragment, recycled felt, vintage buttons and linens. "Only Child" is hand stitched.

Click here to learn how the quilt came to be.

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 100 Pieces Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photograph by Gregory Case


For this exhibit at IQA Houston 2015, exhibitors were offered the opportunity to create a small item using any technique, format, and materials they chose: knitting, stitching, quilting, felting, mixed-media, etc. The only requirement was that the result had to be an animal no taller than five inches.  Thus, "In the Yarn Barn" was born.  We have to admit, if we found some of these animals in our barn, we might be a bit surprised.

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Oops - we seem to have a technical glitch.  So, here's a link to Anita’s Make It Simpler® Monkey Wrench Pattern Directions (from Anita Grossman Solomon) which uses the same technique to  create a monkey wrench (aka Churn Dash) block.

Click here to get PATTERN.

Anita's blog.

For more help, go to www.MakeItSimpler.Blogspot.com.

To see Anita on TQS watch Show 905: Rotary-Cutting Revolution:  It Couldn't Be Simpler!


Not quite sure what to do with that layer cake that's been sitting in your sewing room?  Have a bunch of 10" squares that need to find a home?  Here's a great quilt idea from Modalissa.com.  Just draw some lines, sew some lines, and then cut on some lines.  Easy peasy.



Gloria Loughman is a quilt artist, teacher, and author from Australia.  Her quilts capture the beauty of her native land.  Recently she had an exhibit at PIQF entitled "A Slice of Oz," which we share with you here.

Do you want to learn more about Gloria?  Watch Show 612: Nature's Journey as she discusses the process and methods she uses to create her quilts. Discover how she builds each quilt with fabric, paint, and thread, and learn the secrets of her machine-appliqué technique.

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You're in the quilting zone all day long; what do you listen to?  Is it time for TV?  Do you pop in an audio book?  Are your iTunes cranked? Do you open the window and listen to the sound of crickets and the trilling of a lark?  Or is it quiet time, no sounds but the gentle hum of your machine or the quilt thread tiptoeing through the layers?

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Looking for that special gift for a quilty friend?  There are a number of great ideas online.  Check out all of these different quilt boxes.  Of course, they are so beautiful, you might have a difficult time giving them away.

Here's a beauty from Cranberry Woods.

How about a box with wooden inlay and carving?  Here's one from ARTside My Box.

How about something with a Storm at Sea block from Quiltboxes?

Want something a little bit darker?  There are many wonderful choices at Wood Mosaics.

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