Fabric Die Cutting Expert Ebony Love’s dream came true when she discovered that using a die cutting system would make cutting more efficient and time saving for quilters like herself. Along with clever ideas for prepping your die, she shares tricks for reducing fabric waste, assembly line cutting, and dynamic variations that take one block from nice to wow!
Then quilt historian, curator, and quilt broker, Julie Silber, joins Alex and Ricky to teach the importance of signing a quilt for future generations. Many of the antique quilts Julie has acquired over the years came with no information about the maker or why it was made. You don’t want to miss this fun and information packed show.
The Key West block is fast and fun, but requires a lot of triangles. Ebony shares tips for reducing waste while assembly line cutting and sewing of the block. Then she shares ideas for variations that take the blocks from nice to wow!
Julie Silber shares the importance of signing as a way to learn about the maker of quilts. We look at various and interesting ways quilt makers have signed quilts from her collection of antique pieces. Julie also has ideas for today’s quilter to keep her/his information together with the quilt itself.
While studying for her engineering degree, Ebony joined a band as the lead singer. Late night gigs could be draining, so the drummer used to keep her going with Twinkies. We listen to one of her original songs.
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