Anita's piecing and quilting tutorials

A new year, a new house, a renewed blog, a new focus on my quilting. My plans are to show more "how to" posts about quilting.

Necktie quilt instructions four

So many non-sewers contact me in frustration because they have ruined their treasured ties.  When I first wrote the instructions to make a quilt from neckties I was writing for people … Continue reading

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March 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ten to what tutorial

I rarely use an actual pattern to piece a quilt. I prefer to see the design in a photo and come up with my own dimensions and piecing steps.  I … Continue reading

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February 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Necktie quilt instructions three

Making a necktie quilt is very popular and I get quite a few questions about it so I thought I’d write another post to answer some of them. The pattern … Continue reading

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February 1, 2018

URGENT!!! It is not from me

My email has been hacked.  If you receive an email from me asking for money PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND!  It is NOT coming from me.  I am at home and … Continue reading

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September 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Necktie quilt instructions two

The necktie quilt instructions are for creating a Dresden plate design.  This second post is for those who wish to create their own pattern instead of purchasing one at the … Continue reading

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December 3, 2016 · 5 Comments

T-shirt undies

When I make t-shirt memory quilts the left over scraps are too good to throw away.  I make lots of different things from the scraps.  One favorite of mine is … Continue reading

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October 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Necktie quilt instructions one

UPDATE:  There has been some confusion about washing the ties.  When I originally wrote this post I was showing another quilt maker how I made quick quilts for homeless men.  … Continue reading

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February 10, 2014 · 159 Comments

Learn to write with your machine

Just like when you learned to write your ABCs; learning to do freehand design is  learned by watching the teacher then practice, practice, practice.   I wasn’t born knowing how … Continue reading

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February 1, 2012

Quilting on a pineapple quilt

Here are the videos of the design I quilted on the pineapple quilt. This is the large square and the branches. Here’s how I’ll do the design. Here’s the next … Continue reading

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January 23, 2012 · 9 Comments
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