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.

About this blog

WordPress allows a limited space for photos and videos.  This blog is where I put videos and piecing instructions I want to archive without using space on my main blog.  Please click on the link “My machine quilting blog” to see more of my quilting.

7 comments on “About this blog

  1. linpau2
    October 26, 2020

    I am having problems with the center of my necktie table topper laying flat. I am to where the center is ready to be attached. What have I done wrong and how do I correct it? Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    • Anita
      October 26, 2020

      Check your seams. Are they sewn consistent in size? Have you pressed all the seams flat? If the fullness is only going to be under the circle and not visible it shouldn’t hurt to leave it. It might not be anything you did wrong. It could be the fabric stretched as you were sewing. Ties are bias cut and would have the same issues as any bias cut fabric. If that’s true then probably a good pressing without stretching could bring it back in line. I do hope this helps. Please let me know, OK?

  2. Terry Porter
    January 5, 2018

    Hi Anita, Are you still looking for tie labels? I probably have 1,000 of them. Please email me at

    • Anita
      January 13, 2018

      Yes Terry I am still wanting labels. Thank you for thinking of me. I sent you my snail mail address by email. I hope you got it.

  3. Carolyn
    January 27, 2017

    I love your instructions and wonder if it is possible to make a rag quilt with men’s ties?

    • Anita
      February 5, 2017

      Carolyn, I am sorry for not answering sooner. I haven’t been getting comment notifications so I didn’t know anyone had asked a question. Hmm, a rag quilt. I hadn’t thought about it before but its possible. When the ties are taken apart its no longer a tie, its just small odd shaped pieces of fabric. 😉

  4. Brenda dorsey
    September 29, 2015

    Thanks for your clear instructions and great pictures. I learned a lot. Your details were amazing.

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